Thursday, 21 January 2010


[Updated] Timing ist alles - Timing is everything - writes the female terrorist villain in the excellent German TV-movie Adrenalin (1996).

Almost one week after the publication of The Writer's Tale: The Final Chapter, by Russell T Davies & Benjamin Cook, comes the news that the former Doctor Who franchise boss is cooking a US version of Torchwood (Who's spin-off) with Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner - BBC execs now working in Los Angeles.

And the fan response to this announcement is, to say the least, "not amused". After an awfully long string of US failed attempts to remake British television classics (remember Life on Mars US), the perspective of an americanization of Torchwood seems to inspire a global consternation. Even with the possibility of John Barrowman back as Captain Jack (who else could play Jack anyway? Jon Culshaw?)

Whoniverse specialist and British Pop culture expert (among many fields) Frank Collins reviews The Writer's Tale: The Final Chapter on his blog and, as usual, this review is a Must read.

Update: An interesting article on WalesOnline (

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