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July 16 2007

(SPOILER) First look at James Marsters in Torchwood. The BBC confirms his guest spot and release a promo pic along with some quotes from him as well.

Is it January yet ?
Wow, what a great promo pic !
But... he's a punk vampire!
He may be a huge fan of Dr Who, and a huge fan of the Torchwood script he is doing, but didn't he say recently that he had not seen the fellow who plays Capt Jack, much less Torchwood itself? Oh well, what is marketing without a little exageration and/or misquoting?

I am really interested to see what happens with this. Thanks to my TV Fairy, who knows who she is, I have quite a feeling of anticipation about what they may do with the character. It seems like a show where they really could let Mr. Marsters lose.
Nice photo, can't wait for the episode. What I'm wondering is why James's character is dressed like Adam Ant?
Ok maybe it's me but the outfit they have James in looks like he has either escape from a marching band or a preformance of "Music Man".
There's a bit more on it here.

Doesn't give away much, just confirms that Marsters' episode is the season premiere (they haven't been shooting them in order this year) and that he won't be appearing alongside Martha, who doesn't appear until midseason.
What I'm wondering is why James's character is dressed like Adam Ant?

Hah, exactly what I thought. Maybe he's playing "Prince Charming-ah, Prince Charming-ah" ;).

(didn't some of the Pistols also sometimes turn out in that sort of 'drummer boy' top ? Character's maybe not so far from Spike after all)
It could also be a less developed country dictator outfit. I like that everybody here's minds go to music first, though.
Oh, no, no, no, what is this 2008 crap? First they say Fall ... what is the TV world trying to do to me!?!
Superb publicity photo! Can't wait to see it air!

By the press handouts so far I suspect that James's outfit is because he's the 'rogue Time agent' they mention.

Seems like Time agents all share a militaristic kink when it comes to their wardrobe!

[ edited by sueworld2003 on 2007-07-16 19:32 ]
I wonder if .
Do we know when he will be on that Holly Hunter show??

he's the 'rouge Time agent' they mention.


As long as he's not rogue, he should be fine! :~P
Oh, no, no, no, what is this 2008 crap? First they say Fall ... what is the TV world trying to do to me!?!

The first season of Torchwood will be broadcast on BBCAmerica starting in September. The second season will premiere in the UK starting Jan. '08.

Rouge Time Agent or Rouge Drum Major???
Yeah, I thought it was going to be in the fall. Is 2008 when it is going to be here in the US and fall is when it is showing in the UK? Either way, aarrgghh!!! It seems like all I do is wait!! Waiting for the doll, waiting for the Angel comics, waiting for Shadow Puppets, waiting for PS I Love You, waiting for Saving Grace and now this!! Come on!!!!!! I can only wait so long before I stomp my foot!!!!
Simon I very strongly doubt it somehow.
Rouge time agent? Like pink cheeks rouge? :) /tease
That is entirely too much pretty for one picture.
Rouge or Rogue. It actually works both ways! ;)

The coat's open, the cheekbones are turned up to 11 and there's the promise of amazing smut. I really should just shut up about the wardrobe.

Nope. Can't do it.

If James's outfit is supposed to be military in origin, will his name be Corporal Punishment?!?
*insert rim shot*

*insert giggle because I said "rim shot"*
luvspike, it will premiere in the US Fall 2008, as I understand it (the US is 18 months behind the UK). BBC American also cuts 12 minutes off each episode, so I'd recommend buying it on DVD, or downloading it.
Damn them for making me watch this garbage!
What's rogue time?

It's odd that I'm looking forward to seeing this, since I really didn't like series 1, but I'm pulling for a shift in tone for series 2. Happier Jack, less idiotic/destructive team. And better writing, but I feel like that may be expecting too much.
Thanks for the info gossi. I suppose it would be better on DVD as I suppose that 12 min they cut out will no doubt be the juciest parts and I wouldn't want to miss that for sure. Meanwhile, back to waiting.....
What's rogue time?


It's like Amok Time, but with less deranged Vulcans fighting with giant metal Q-Tips.
BBC American also cuts 12 minutes off each episode, so I'd recommend buying it on DVD, or downloading it.


But Torchwood was only 50 minutes an episode from what I recall so I think less would be cut off (2-3 minutes probably).
If their commercial schedule is the same as regular networks they won't allow an hour-long show to be more than 43 mins.
You see why there are those - er - online sharing services?
And of course he is "omnisexual" as well according to other interviews. Guess season 2 will be more of "is that your sonic screwdriver or are you just happy to see me" - "why don't we go over here and find out" (and if only the dialog was that witty) - oh well.
James :gulp: opened jacket remind me of the one that wear the guard toward Buckingham Palace. Am I wrong?
I'm going to run the risk of becoming rather unpopular here and say that I think that Torchwood gets rather an unfair rap - OK, so the first season was patchy but it's got definite promise. Jack can (and has been) a great character. The show just has to be a whole lot less self-conscious. And don't forget that the first seasons of both Angel and Buffy are hardly a 100% brilliant - both only really found their stride in the second seasons. OK, I'll get me coat...
It's like Amok Time, but with less deranged Vulcans fighting with giant metal Q-Tips.

Vulcans? Like the one Faith fought?

And, yes, as someone else said "Torchwood" gets a bad wrap... mostly because they left the good stuff to the second half of the season after everyone gave up because of the fetid stench of terrible scriptwriting in the first half.
I'm willing to give it another shot, based on my viewing of the second half of the first series that I may or may not have run into online. Especially would want to see James, and find out if his character gets more than one episode...

It may not be in my "Top 9" but there's precious little sci fi-supernatural stuff on that I even half like, so what the hey.

I like James when he's a tad psychopathic and naughty.

ET: fix typo.

[ edited by QuoterGal on 2007-07-17 05:25 ]
I think Torchwood has great promise. There were some not good eps, but overall, I was pleased with the season. Adding Sergeant Pepper to the mix should be interesting.
"That's right," Barrowman said in an interview at the Television Critics Association press tour in Beverly Hills, Calif., on July 13. "'You're going to have to go finish yourself off at the end of it.' And he's absolutely right. And we filmed that three days ago, and it took 12 hours. I can't tell you what that was like."


Oh, John, you really do have a way with words :-)
And if you listen REALLY carefully, you can hear the sound of my mind boggling!

*Taps fingers. Waits*
ET: fix typo.

What does ET have to do with it?

"'You're going to have to go finish yourself off at the end of it.'

James said the exact same thing two weeks ago. It's probably a line that was given to cast members to use when they get asked about the episode.
I thought it was 'ET: Phone Home' ?

Barrowman's actually responding to JM's previous 'salacious comment':
John Barrowman, who plays Capt. Jack Harkness on the BBC's Doctor Who spinoff Torchwood, told SCI FI Wire that a salacious comment made by guest star James Marsters (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) at a recent convention about his character was a completely accurate description.

So is that the sweet smell of a (possibly) recurring character that is wafting around?

The main thing that I did not care for in Torchwood was the betrayal of the week plotlines and the apparent message that untrustworthiness is a totally understandable human trait that should automatically be forgiven. I am hoping that they are done with that and will move on for the 2nd series. If they do, it seems like it could be an interesting show.

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