To all the Whovians, Woodies and everyone else who has visited this blog. After much debate, and many umms and errs, I have decided to close down Totally Torchwood. It was not an easy decision, and was not decided half-heartedly. I just find that my school work and free time is really suffering because of all the time I spend working on this blog. I truly am sorry to anyone who has ever - and still does - visit this blog, and that no more news will be posted up. I also found that due to living in opposite time zones to the UK, the news I posted up was always half a day later than most of the other sites that posted before me. So after 337 posts (this one included) it is time to finish off.
Before I go, though, a list of many thanks.
To Dijares, who first introduced me to my love of graphic design, and let me experience news posting first hand. She has helped me out a lot with all the little things for Totally Torchwood, and was always happy to answer my questions! Dijares is the wonderful webmistress of Harry Potter's Page - a site that WB regard very highly. If you're a Harry Potter fan, visit this site! It's great, and it also has a fun and friendly forum for everyone!
To my best friend Isa, who has helped me, supported me and given me advice in the behind-the-scenes of Totally Torchwood.
To Torchwood.tv; this was the blog that inspired me to start my own Torchwood website.
And now, some worthy websites to visit:
Torchwood Fan Club of Australia! We're really trying to increase Aussie Torchwood pride! This website is the largest Aussie Torchwood website and has also has a great forum.
Tardis and Torchwood Treasures, Tardis Base and Doctor Who Hideout - I find - are very fast in posting news, thanks to their respective owners, Mark, Zobles and Axlart.
To Duan, who very generously supplied me with many links to the most obscure and yet relevant articles!
And finally to my readers. To all who have ever read a post, posted a comment, had a chat in the Cbox, voted in the poll - or just visited! Thanks!
But I'm not finished yet!
As many you do (or don't) know, I make the monthly desktop calendars for Harry Potter's Page, and I also try to post news when I can. I'll still be working at HPP, so you can look out for the occasional post or you can check back at the start of every month for a new calendar! Here's a small hint! September's calendar will feature one of the Weasley children!
Goodbye and thanks for visiting!
8 Aug 2008
Posted by crmhpfan at 19:05
5 Aug 2008
Today, August 5, is Paul Kasey's birthday! Paul has appeared in sixteen episodes of Doctor Who, and three episodes of Torchwood. He has numerous characters, such as a Slitheen, Anne Droid, Clockwork Man, Ood, Cyberman, Hoix, Judoon, Pig Slave, Weevil and Blowfish. Happy Birthday Paul! Please leave your birthday wishes for Kylie by commenting below or heading over to Totally Torchwood Talk!
Posted by crmhpfan at 07:13
4 Aug 2008
For those in Australia, David Tennant will be appearing in tonight's episode of Top Gear at 7.30pm on SBS. This episode, which features David, aired in the UK December 23 last year, so it's been a long wait for us Aussies!
Click here to view the Official Top Gear Site!
Posted by crmhpfan at 07:00
3 Aug 2008
Thanks to the Daily Mail and Alastair Muir, we now have five photos from the dress rehearsal of The Royal Shakespeare Company's Hamlet, which stars David Tennant. You can view these below.
Posted by crmhpfan at 18:11
An interview with John Barrowman (Captain Jack) and Gareth David-Lloyd (Ianto) from Comic Con is now online. In the interview both discuss their character's development, working on Doctor Who and a few hints as to what to expect from Season 3. Here's what Gareth had to say on the topic:
Well, we’re going to find the team much more vulnerable then they were before. They’ve got two of the most important team members missing, so they’re weaker...Episode one, I’ve read it, and it’s just full of thrills and spills, high action and the stakes are a lot higher.Click here to read the full article!
Posted by crmhpfan at 13:57
BBC Radio 2 will be presenting a special, live musical event to celebrate Andrew Lloyd Webber's 6oth birthday, and John Barrowman will be hosting it! Thanks to Gillian from BARROWMANONLINE, you can read the summary below.
Staged in Hyde Park and presented by John Barrowman, the concertThe celebration will be staged in Hyde Park on September 14, starting at 6pm. Many people will be going, though, so make sure you queue early. Tickets cost £25.
features a host of stars from the West End, Broadway, pop and television, including Lee Mead, Joss Stone, Duncan James, Idina Menzel (Wicked), Elaine Paige, Julian Lloyd Webber, Rhydian (X-Factor), Hayley Westenra and Steve Balsamo. Also joining the party will be stars from BBC One's I'd Do Anything.
With music from Andrew Lloyd Webber's best loved shows including 'Jesus Christ Superstar', 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, 'Evita', 'Cats', 'Starlight Express', 'The Beautiful Game', 'Whistle Down the Wind', 'The Phantom of the Opera' and 'Sunset Boulevard', backed by the spectacular 70 piece BBC Concert Orchestra and a 100 voice chorus, this once in a lifetime celebration will close
with an exciting firework finale!
Click here to secure your tickets!
Posted by crmhpfan at 13:33
2 Aug 2008
Both The Sun and The Telegraph are reporting that in the Doctor Who Christmas Special 2008, the Doctor will face mutated versions of the Cybermen, apparently called Cybershades. A BBC insiders says:
"Like we did with the Daleks, we've taken the original robot and made it a bit more sinister. The Cybershade is a mutant with some of the looks of the Cybermen - but it is a much darker creation. Fans always want something new. Just wheeling out Cybermen again would be tame."Thanks to Mark from Tardis and Torchwood Treasures for the quote!
Posted by crmhpfan at 14:37
According to The Sun, Steven Moffat has revelaed that he will not be bringing back long time companion Rose Tyler, describing her as "too needy." Billie Piper reprised her role as Rose Tyler in the final three episodes of Doctor Who Season 4. Please note that this has not officially been confirmed, so for now please treat it as a rumour.
Posted by crmhpfan at 14:20
1 Aug 2008
Yes! There is no split Monthly Media for August! I worked very hard to bring you this lot of graphics, so I hope you enjoy them. There is a Doctor Who Wallpaper, along with a set of bookmarks. I'm going to develop a system so that each month a new wave of bookmarks are available for you to collect. To download the graphics you want, click the link/s below, and it will take you to the graphic. Right-Click on the picture and choose "Save Image As". Then navigate to where you wish to save the file. You can view the Doctor Who Wallpaper and bookmark of the Doctor below.
Doctor Who Wallpaper:
The downloads section will be updated with these additions within the next few days.
Posted by crmhpfan at 07:22
30 Jul 2008
Today, while I was at the table, Gavin told me I should email you all about my experiences and I said I would. Arrived on Wednesday with my son and daughter and picked up our badges and went through the preview night to acquaint ourselves with the layout. I decided to buy my autograph tickets for John then so would have everything ready for the next morning. Now this is my first time at CC and would never think of dressing up especially at my age 46 but something happened days before CC that changed that attitude. I was with some friends who like to visit antique and thrift shops and even though I am not much of a shopper, I did find something interesting. A thrift shop had a display with some military style coats which I briefly glanced at and hidden in the back was a blue wool great coat. I had to have it and it was a bargain at $25. I now had three days to turn it into a Captain Jack coat. My niece who is a studio costumer put on the stripes and I changed the buttons and it turned out fantastic. So here I was going to Comic Con as Captain Jack.Thanks very much to Elizabeth from BARROWMANONLINE!
First thing on Thursday I decided to go to the merchandising table where John was signing to get my picture and book signed. This was still early in the process so they were following the rules carefully like no personalization and no posed pictures with John. So it was very quick and no nervousness on my part. I think I freaked him out a little with the coat. Another reason I wore the coat was to get the attention of other group members. I only met up with one other member - Valerie. It was very nice to meet you and spend a little time with you, Valerie.
Anyway, I went to the Doctor Who panel with Julie Gardner and Steven Moffat who were fantastic. It was in a big ballroom and the place was packed. Right after was the Torchwood panel with Julie, John, Gareth and Noako. John made a terrific entrance (which you can see on YouTube) and introduced his mum and dad, Carole, Clare and Scott who were in the audience. It was a very entertaining hour which went by to fast. I spent the rest of the day going here and there to different panels. Occasionally going back to John's merchandising table trying not to look like a stalker in the coat but really seeing if I could find other online members.
On Friday (without coat) I decided to get my CD signed so went to the table to buy a ticket and was happy it wasn't crowded but also sad he wasn't drawing a big crowd. I was wearing two buttons - one stating I was a Johnette and one of John from the Paul O'Grady show (thanks Angela for screencaps). Gavin spotted them and asked where the picture was from and I told him and John looked and confirmed it was indeed from PO show and then he read other button and I told him I was part of this group and that was when Gavin said I should write about Comic Con. I must say it is very easy to chat with John because you feel like you know him so well, it is like talking to an old friend. He makes you feel comfortable. I was very happy that they were allowing photos with no flash so I did get a picture with him. I will put pictures on later when I get home. I had to run to the Spaced panel with Simon Pegg so couldn't stay very long with him but I did go back later in the day and thanked him for coming to Comic Con. I was in such a hurry that I didn't see my CD he signed until later and was excited to see that he must have read my name off my badge because it said Elizabeth Love You J Barrowman.
It was a terrific two days and I am finally coming down from all the excitement. Thanks for hearing my story.
Posted by crmhpfan at 22:49
Doctor Who has been nominated for a total of four awards in the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 2008! Catherine Tate has also been nominated for her lead role in The Catherine Tate Show. The nominations are:
- Favourite Family TV Show - Doctor Who
- Favourite Baddie - The Daleks
- Favourite Male TV Star - David Tennant
- Favourite Female TV Star - Catherine Tate and Freema Agyeman
- Favourite Funny Person - Catherine Tate
Posted by crmhpfan at 22:21
29 Jul 2008
The cover and synopsis for the upcoming Doctor Who Quick Read Novel has been released. The Sontaran Games is written by Jacqueline Rayner. You can read the synopsis and view the cover below.
Every time the lights go out, someone dies...The Sontaran Games will be released September 26 at a price of £1.99.
The TARDIS lands at an academy for top athletes, all hoping to be chosen for the forthcoming Globe Games. But is one of them driven enough to resort to murder? The Doctor discovers that the students have been hushing up unexplained deaths.
Teaming up with a young swimmer called Emma, the Doctor begins to investigate – but he doesn’t expect to find a squad of Sontarans invading the academy!
As the Sontarans begin their own lethal version of the Globe Games, the Doctor and Emma must find out what’s really going on. But the Doctor is captured and forced to take part in the Sontaran Games. Can even a Time Lord survive this deadly contest?
Posted by crmhpfan at 16:44
After a bit of browsing on YouTube, I have managed to find you all some videos from the San Diego Comic Con. The first video is of John Barrowman (Captain Jack) and Naoko Mori (Tosh) singing Miss Saigon. You can view this below.
Next you can see the whole Torchwood panel in six parts. These are all below (in chronological order). Please note that these don't contain spoilers as such, but a few little things are mentioned.
Posted by crmhpfan at 16:20
27 Jul 2008
Living in Australia, and not the United Kingdom, I am going to be honest and say that I'm a bit hazy in the area of the Doctor Who Prom. So, I'm going to leave it up to the experts. Below is a summary of the Doctor Who Prom from Doctor Who Hideout!
The first Doctor Who themed Prom will begin in a few hours at the Royal Albert Hall in London. The Prom is presented by Doctor Who and Torchwood Actress, Freema Agyeman, and will run for approximately two hours, starting at Eleven o’clock in the Morning on BBC Radio Three.Many thanks Axlart!
- Murray Gold Concert Prologue (3 mins)
- Copland Fanfare for the Common Man (3 mins)
- Murray Gold All The Strange Strange Creatures (4 mins)
- Mark-Anthony Turnage The Torino Scale (UK premiere) (4 mins)
- Holst The Planets - Jupiter (8 mins)
- Murray Gold The Doctor Forever (4.30 mins)
- Murray Gold Rose (1.30 mins)
- Murray Gold Martha v The Master (4.30 mins)
- Murray Gold Music of the Spheres (including theme original) (7.30 mins)
- Wagner Die Walkure - The Ride of the Valkyries (5 mins)
- Murray Gold The Daleks & Davros (8 mins)
- Murray Gold Donna, Girl in Fireplace, Astrid (4 mins)
- Prokofiev 'Montagues and Capulets' from Romeo and Juliet (5 mins)
- Murray Gold This is Gallifrey (3.30 mins)
- Murray Gold Doctor's Theme / Song for Freedom (5.30 mins)
- Murray Gold Doomsday (5 mins)
- Murray Gold Song for Ten (4 mins)
- Murray Gold Doctor Who Theme (1.30 mins)
It will be made available on BBC iPlayer until the Third of August. A special scene for the Proms written by Russell T Davies will premiere and made available on the Official Website for a few days after. The Scene, Music of Spheres, will star David Tennant as the Tenth Doctor and Jimmy Vee as the returning Graske.
Posted by crmhpfan at 17:29
We previously reported that the Torchwood Soundtrack will be released on September 22 this year. Now, Silva Screens have released a trailer for the new Torchwood soundtrack via their YouTube channel! The trailer features a 28 second snap of incidental music from the series, along with front and back covers and the track list. You can view all of this below.
1. Everything Changes
2. The Chase
4. Sleepers Awake
5. Toshiko & Tommy
6. Into the Hub
7. The Mission
8. Gray's Theme
9. Jack's Love Theme
10. Another Day, Another Death
11. Look Right Then Leave
12. Welcome to Planet Earth
13. The Plot
14. Out of Time
15. The Death of Owen Harper
16. King of the Weevils
17. Owen Fights Death
18. The Woman on the Roof
19. Owen's Theme
20. Pearl & the Ghostmaker
21. Flat Holm Island
22. A Boy Called Jonah
23. Toshiko Sato - Betrayal and Redemption
24. Gwen & Rhys
25. Jack joins Torchwood
26. Captain Jack's Theme
27. I Believe in Him
28. Memories of Gray
30. Death of Toshiko
31. The End Is Where We Start From
32. Torchwood Theme
The Torchwood Soundtrack will be released September 22 at a price of £11.99. You can pre-order your copy at Amazon UK here or at Silva Screen's Official Website here!
Thanks to Tardis and Torchwood Treasures for the track list!
Posted by crmhpfan at 08:39
26 Jul 2008
Everybody's Talkin' ... In Doctor Who Magazine 398!Doctor Who Magazine is out now, priced £3.99.
Davros himself, actor Julian Bleach, talks exclusively about taking on the role of the Daleks’ creator in the latest Doctor Who Magazine...
Is the fact that other actors have played the part in the past a help or a hindrance? “That can make it harder to approach it afresh,” considers Julian, “but it’s more of a problem if you’re trying to find a new interpretation of the character. What I was trying to do with Davros was to recreate – and match as closely as possible – a previously established character.” So what’s Julian’s take on Davros? Twisted megalomaniac? Mad scientist? Misguided genius? “All of those things, but I’d say the character was very probably originally inspired by Hitler, and I found that to be quite a useful reference point, particularly in some of his more dogmatic speeches!”
It’s not just Davros who’s quizzed this issue – DWM has been keeping up with the Joneses (Martha, Francine, Harriet and Ianto), the Smiths (Mickey, Sarah Jane, Luke and Mr Smith, and even the Doctor at one point) and a host of Tylers and Nobles, as well as the odd Mott, Cooper and Harkness. This, then, is one of DWM’s most ambitious projects ever: in issue 398, DWM talks to the entire regular and returning cast of The Stolen Earth and Journey’s End! Find out which former companion had to have an injection to stop her vomiting. Discover whose bottom to hold onto in a crisis, and whose gave Catherine Tate a shock. Learn which actress is happy to “mug away in the background.” And establish who would win in a Dalek Crucible-based wind-breaking competition!
DWM 398 features exclusive interviews with: David Tennant, Catherine Tate, Freema Agyeman, Billie Piper, John Barrowman, Gareth David-Lloyd, Eve Myles, Penelope Wilton, Jacqueline King, Bernard Cribbins, Noel Clarke, Camille Coduri, Adjoa Andoh, Elisabeth Sladen, Thomas Knight, John Leeson, Alexander Armstrong, Nicholas Briggs, Julian Bleach, David Tennant (again!) & Richard Dawkins.
• The Doctor and Donna’s battle with the Sycorax reaches its explosive climax in the final part of the latest full colour comic strip The Widow’s Curse.
• Showrunner Russell T Davies reveals exclusively what won’t be in Series Five.
• The chance to vote for your favourites in DWM’s annual Season Survey
• The latest news on the forthcoming Doctor Who Specials and Series Two of The Sarah Jane Adventures.
• And... all the latest news, exclusive photos, reviews, previews, competitions… and a choice of four fantastic covers to collect!
Posted by crmhpfan at 12:14
25 Jul 2008
CAPTAIN JACK IS BACK! BBC AMERICA acquires all-new season of sci-fi phenomenon Torchwood
Comic-Con, San Diego - BBC AMERICA today announced the acquisition of the highly anticipated season three of its hit sci-fi series, Torchwood. The highest rating show in the history of BBC AMERICA will return to the channel with five all-new episodes in 2009.
Torchwood (S3 5 x 60) is a BBC production distributed by BBC Worldwide.
The award-winning show, which received huge critical acclaim for season one and two, will premiere on BBC AMERICA shortly after the UK premiere.
Richard De Croce, Senior Vice President, Programming, BBC Worldwide America said, "Captain Jack is coming back to BBC America and we can't wait! Torchwood really represents the essence of the channel - it's sexy, action packed and a little bit subversive. Clearly our viewers love it as much as we do."
Created by Russell T Davies, lead writer and executive producer on the current Doctor Who, the dark, wild and sexy sci-fi drama follows the adventures of a team of investigators who use scavenged alien technology to solve present day crime both human and alien. Led by the enigmatic Captain Jack Harkness (John Barrowman), the Torchwood team are separate from the government, outside the police and beyond the United Nations. Torchwood sets its own rules, delving into the unknown and fighting the impossible.
BBC AMERICA brings audiences a new generation of award-winning television featuring razor-sharp comedies, provocative dramas, life-changing makeovers and news with a uniquely global perspective. BBC AMERICA pushes the boundaries to deliver high quality, highly addictive and eminently watchable programming to viewers who demand more. BBC AMERICA is distributed by Discovery Networks. It is available on digital cable and satellite TV.
Thanks to TallulahBelle for the link!
Posted by crmhpfan at 16:25
24 Jul 2008
Penguin Group Books have released the cover and some information regarding the Official Doctor Who Annual 2009. Set to be released on August 7, the book has 96 pages and a RRP of £6.99. You can view the cover and the information released below.
Sonic screwdrivers at the ready! This year’s official annual is a stellar 96 pages, packed with comic strips, stories, activities, fun features, posters and even a section on The Sarah Jane Adventures. Filled with monsters and adventures from the series, this will keep any budding Doctor busy.
Posted by crmhpfan at 20:36
The San Diego Comic Convention is taking place right now! There are Torchwood and Doctor Who "booths" and many of both crew and cast from both shows are attending. Today John Barrowman (Captain Jack); Naoko Mori (Toshiko Sato); Gareth David-Lloyd (Ianto Jones); Steven Moffat (Head Writer/Executive Producer) and Julie Gardener (Executive Producer) will be attending. On Friday Simon Pegg (the Editor - The Long Game) and Jessica Pynes (Joan Redfern - Human Nature/The Family of Blood) will be attending.
If you would like to submit your photos/videos/reviews to Totally Torchwood, please feel free to email me at email@example.com. All credit will be given to the author.
Click here for the Comic-Con Official Site!
Posted by crmhpfan at 20:17
23 Jul 2008
According to CBBC Newsround, David Tennant has apparently been offered £1.5 million to continue his role as the Doctor in the fifth series. David has only signed on for the next four specials, and there is a lot of speculation at the moment as to whether he will continue as the Doctor. For now, the money figures are just rumours, and may not be entirely accurate, so treat it like it is...a rumour. Click here to read the full article!
Thanks to Lilysowl for the link!
Posted by crmhpfan at 17:56
David Tennant (the Doctor) has been nominated for Disney's Greenest Star award for championing hybrid cars! Other nominees included on the short list are Lily Allen, Lily Cole, Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio, Madonna, Stella McCartney, Sienna Miller. Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow have been nominated for a joint award. You can vote here, but please note that voting lines close July 31.
Thanks to Harry Potter's Page!
Posted by crmhpfan at 17:41
22 Jul 2008
Information for the next Doctor Who Books, set to be released April 16 next year (2009) is now available. The books feature three returning villains/monsters, and are named accordingly - Judgement of the Judoon; Prisoner of the Daleks and The Slitheen Excursion. You can read the synopsis for each of the books below:
Judgement of the Judoon
by Colin Brake
Elvis the King Spaceport has grown into the sprawling city-state of New Memphis - an urban jungle, where organized crime is rife. But the launch of the new Terminal 13 hasn't been as smooth as expected. And things are about to get worse... When the Doctor arrives, he finds the whole terminal locked down. The notorious Invisible Assassin is at work again, and the Judoon troopers sent to catch him will stop at nothing to complete their mission. With the assassin loose on the mean streets of New Memphis, the Doctor is forced into a strange alliance. Together with teenage private eye Nikki and a ruthless Judoon Commander, the Doctor soon discovers that things are even more complicated - and dangerous - than he first thought... Featuring the Doctor as played by David Tennant in the hit BBC Television series.
Prisoner of the Daleks
by Trevor Baxendale
The Daleks are advancing, their empire constantly expanding in to Earth's space. The Earth forces are resisting the Daleks in every way they can. But the battles rage on across countless solar systems. And now the future of our galaxy hangs in the balance... The Doctor finds himself stranded on board a starship near the frontline with a group of ruthless bounty hunters. Earth Command will pay them for every Dalek they kill, every eye stalk they bring back as proof. With the Doctor's help, the bounty hunters achieve the ultimate prize: a Dalek prisoner - intact, powerless, and ready for interrogation. But where the Daleks are involved, nothing is what it seems, and no one is safe. Before long the tables will be turned, and how will the Doctor survive when he becomes a prisoner of the Daleks? Featuring the Doctor as played by David Tennant in the hit BBC Television series.
The Slitheen Excursion
by Simon Guerrier
1500BC - King Actaeus and his subjects live in mortal fear of the awesome gods who have come to visit their kingdom in ancient Greece. Except the Doctor, visiting with university student June, knows they're not gods at all. They're aliens. For the aliens, it's the perfect holiday - they get to tour the sights of a primitive planet and even take part in local customs. Like gladiatorial games, or hunting down and killing humans who won't be missed. With June's enthusiastic help, the Doctor soon meets the travel agents behind this deadly package holiday company - his old enemies the Slitheen. But can he bring the Slitheen excursion to an end without endangering more lives? And how are events in ancient Greece linked to a modern-day alien plot to destroy what's left of the Parthenon? Featuring the Doctor as played by David Tennant in the hit BBC Television series.
Posted by crmhpfan at 17:40
According to the Daily Mail, BAFTA and Hugo Award winner Steven Moffat (taking over as Executive Producer of Doctor Who in 201o0) apparently turned down £500,000 to continue writing for Doctor Who. Steven had originally signed a £150million contract to write the first two scripts of the Tin Tin trilogy, but had to adjourn the second script due to the United States writer's strike. Steven would have had the opportunity to work with Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson. Here's what Steven (Moffat) had to say on the matter:
"I know a lot of people won't understand it, but I've been dreaming about writing for Doctor Who since I was seven. There are no bad feelings between Spielberg and me, but Doctor Who has to come before Hollywood."You can read the full article here!
Posted by crmhpfan at 17:21
20 Jul 2008
Thanks to George from BARROWMANONLINE, we have this message from John's manager, Gavin:
"John Barrowman is going to be on GMTV this Wednesday (23rd July) - a live link from LA - to discuss 'The Making of Me'. It'll be his only TV
interview for the show - and they're the only show who regularly do live links to LA. It's due to air at 7.40am and then again at 9.10am."
Posted by crmhpfan at 21:18
Thanks to Character Options and The Doctor Who Site, there is now some information and three images from The Stolen Earth Gift Set. Included in the set are the Doctor, Davros, the Supreme Dalek, and a normal Dalek. You can view the images below.
The set is expected to be released in August. Click here to read the full article from The Doctor Who Site!
Posted by crmhpfan at 12:13
The first cover in the set of four for Doctor Who Magazine #398 has now been released. This cover features the Doctor and Donna. There are four covers to collect in total, and they are all part of the Special Souvenir Edition of the magazine. You can view the cover below.
Click here to view the fourth cover!
Click here to view the third cover!
Click here to view the second cover!
Doctor Who Magazine #398 goes on sale July 24 priced £3.99.
Posted by crmhpfan at 11:22