Posts tagged Russell T Davies
Torchwood Changes Everything
Fresh from the archives of Cardiff, Remember When dusts itself off for a brand new episode. We’re returning to the Doctor Who-niverse for one more round, with Episode 43 focusing on Torchwood.
Parris and Jay talk about how they were introduced to the show, their impressions of the show’s content during their first viewing, and how the show has held up in our respective opinions since then. We talk about the good fortune that led us through the muck of Series 1, why we like Series 2 despite its failings, and go into a deep dive on which characters and storylines we enjoyed. You might be surprised to find that one of us actually even enjoyed Tosh by the end of the show!
We also hold a very deep dive into Children of Earth, the miniseries that served as our last look into the Special Forces branch. This five episode series came about after a series of budget cuts, casting issues, and story problems, and we each offer commentary on how Children of Earth changed our ever-shaping opinions of Torchwood… for better or worse.
At the end, we have an unscheduled (but welcome) tangent into the state of sitcoms on TV on the current schedule. Spoilers for Parks & Recreation are pretty heavy, along with a few minor ones for Modern Family, so be warned. We also talk about our upcoming plans for the Original Trilogy episodes of Star Wars, how we’ll be approaching them, and some of the TLC we’re spreading on those recordings in order to make sure we provide you with some of the best episodes of Remember When.
As always, we thank our fans for their continued support and appreciation of the podcast. It’s because of your kind words and well wishes that we continue to do this podcast as a labor of love. If you’d like to leave us feedback, please feel free to give us a shout at our email address, or leave us a voicemail at 206-495-1732 (long distance charges may apply). You can also join our Facebook group for up-to-the-minute information on our podcast releases, a first look at our upcoming live recording sessions, and to communicate with us and your fellow Remember When fans in between shows. Check it out at this link. You can also follow us on Twitter.
0:00 to 5:04 – Show intro
5:04 to 33:00 – Series 1 discussion – With Spoilers
33:00 to 53:00 - Series 2 discussion (with a tangent on our preferred Time Travel destination) – With Spoilers
53:00 to 1:28:53 – Children of Earth discussion – With Spoilers
1:28:53 to end – Current TV show discussions – Breaking Bad, Mad Men, Parks & Recreation, 30 Rock, True Blood, Modern Family, The Office, Community (with spoilers for The Office, Modern Family, and Parks & Rec)
We’re kicking off a live show at 1pm Pacific tomorrow afternoon, and we invite you to join us as we record the latest episode in the Remember When lineup. We’ll be covering both seasons of Torchwood, have the long-awaited discussion on Children of Earth, and talk about our hopes for the upcoming Miracle Day miniseries on the Starz network.
We’re hoping to have the final edit of the podcast on our RSS Feed later this week.
If you have some time tomorrow, stop by and say Hello, listen in, and enjoy the show!
It’s the TARDIS’ fault. She kept us from recording a podcast earlier by trapping us in an alternate dimension. Thanks to a little Time Lord ingenuity and a paper clip, Remember When is back on course with our long awaited, often discussed Doctor Who episode.
Dedicated entirely to the Man From Gallifrey, Episode 42 talks about Doctor Who as it’s existed in the past 7 years. We look back at the eras of Eccleston and Tennant and talk about their respective runs, why we love Tennant, and why Eccleston pales in comparison. Jay and Parris both discuss their respective introductions to the show, and how they came to regard it as they binged on some of the better sci-fi from across the pond.
Covering Series 1 through 4 and the final specials of David Tennant, this podcast is spoiler-laden and covers a wide range of topics. We look back at the definitive moments when we loved the Doctor, rank the companions in terms of most awesome to least awesome (and hottest to Rose), give each season a score, and talk about what it was like to come into this show. The joy that is Donna Noble is extolled to no end. After a legacy that’s run nearly half a century long, our only regret is that we wish we’d had more time to talk about Doctor Who. There are dozens of other topics we’d love to have discussed.
As always, we thank our fans for their continued support and appreciation of the podcast. If you’d like to leave us feedback, please feel free to give us a shout at our email address, or leave us a voicemail at 206-495-1732 (long distance charges may apply). You can also join our Facebook group for up-to-the-minute information on our podcast releases, a first look at our upcoming live recording sessions, and to communicate with us and your fellow Remember When fans in between shows. Check it out at this link. You can also follow us on Twitter.
The network confirmed that the show will be called “Torchwood: The New World”, and will start airing during the Summer of 2011. It’s a ten part miniseries being written and produced by Russell T Davies and Julie Gardner, and is loosely based on the template the pair used in their creation of the Children of Earth miniseries.
The poster you see here was featured prominently at TCA. As to whether or not Barrowman’s returning for this series, we leave that information in the post-jump write up. Warning: If you haven’t watched Children or Earth, stop reading right now. Past this point, there’s a spoiler about a key plot point in the miniseries. It also tells you the early details on the storyline for the Starz miniseries.