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How Much Gay Will Make It Into Torchwood: Miracle Day?

Let’s assume you have no idea what you just watched. Two guys kissing. Big whoop. Well, that’s from Torchwood, the spinoff series of the forever-running UK program(me) Doctor Who. It’s a sci-fi action series starring awesomely gay actor John Barrowman playing bisexual badass Captain Jack Harkness. It has been airing on BBC America and a new season, Torchwood: Miracle Day (concerning what happens when everybody on Earth stops dying) is coming to American network Starz on July 8. We’ve also covered both Barrowman and Torchwood a lot on this very site (note to you: click on any stories having to do with them and whole new worlds will open before you like exotic flowers).

But let’s say you do remember the steamy kiss above and that you remember all the other homosmooches over the course of Torchwood‘s three previous seasons (or two seasons and a miniseries, if you’re going to get all technical). And now you’re freaking out that everything will change in the American version and you’re threatening to go shout angry comments from the rooftops of the internet.

Well, don’t stress. Yes, there’s a leap in the show’s setting from Wales to Los Angeles and it’s a co-production between the BBC and Starz and the marketing, so far, has been constructed to appeal to newbies and give them a way into a universe that has-—in one incarnation or another—been on TV since before color programming.

But word on the inside is that it’s the Torchwood you already know and love has Captain Jack Harkness still making good on all his bisexual promise.

Meanwhile New York Magazine offers up a nice peek into the new season via first-person monologue  from character Gwen Cooper (Eve Myles). Hint to dealing with her: Don’t mistake the Welsh woman for English or you’ll get a knuckle sandwich.

By:           Dave White
On:           Jun 9, 2011
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  • 9 Comments
    • Glenn C Reimer
      Glenn C Reimer

      Captain Jack Harkness is not bisexual. He’s pan- or omnisexual. All genders, all species. Very Vulcan of him actually: IDIC and all…

      Jun 9, 2011 at 2:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • musicj48
      musicj48

      I’m glad someone said that Captain Jack isn’t bisexual. That’s the first thing i noticed in this post. He is, in fact, omni-sexual. He will hit on anything and everything that is a sentient being. And THAT is why he is so amazing :D

      Jun 9, 2011 at 9:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Enron
      Enron

      They showed the first season on a local station here in the Caribbean. Jack had accidentally gone into the pass and couldn’t come back, but met up with an old soldier friend he fell in love with, but wasn’t sure if he was gay or not. I guess the TV station didn’t know that the series was gonna have a gay love story in the finale, but because the series was so interesting, they had to show all of it, but they tried to censor the gay love scenes with Jack kissing his friend. After this finale ended, there has been no word about whether they will be showing season 2. I guess the the homophobic people here complained not to show anymore of it.

      They never seemed to complain though about the episode in which a alien disguised as a woman had sex with every man just to get a high off their orgasm and watch them puff into smoke and ashes.

      Jun 9, 2011 at 9:52 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • IAbuseGays
      IAbuseGays

      Yeah, in the Bad Wolf he hit on a robot that was trying to kill him.

      Jun 9, 2011 at 10:25 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Elloreigh
      Elloreigh

      “How Much Gay Will Make It Into Torchwood: Miracle Day?”

      I don’t care. As far as I’m concerned, the series is dead, and I have no interest in watching its zombified resurrection.

      Jun 10, 2011 at 11:08 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Austin
      Austin

      Last season was great…..until
      they really pissed off all the loyal viewers with the ending of last season.
      Not sure I’m interested in becoming that emotionally invested in another.

      Jun 10, 2011 at 2:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Alex
      Alex

      Indeed @Austin: I figured they removed Ianto from the equation so Gwen and Jack’s sexual tension could finally go somewhere… and I’m not interested in seeing that development. The decision smacks of heternormativity: why should the Gwen-Jack connection be the one that spans and shapes the series, instead of the Ianto-Jack one? It’s like saying that Ianto, along with Jack’s interest in men, was just a phase. Aaargh!

      I’ll probably end up watching the new series anyhow.

      Jun 12, 2011 at 1:48 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Rich
      Rich

      Fuck Gwen, bitch should have died ages ago!

      Jun 13, 2011 at 9:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • chpinnlr
      chpinnlr

      @Austin: agreed. But, like Alex I’ll prob end up watching it too!

      Jun 13, 2011 at 11:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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