Sci-Fi TV Saturday: Stargate, Doctor Who, Torchwood, Heroes, Lost, Warehouse 13 + more

For genre news this week we can reveal the new gate for Stargate Universe. We also have news on a new character for Heroes, a guy claiming he came up with the idea for Lost, news of Tom Baker’s return to Doctor Who, plus the latest previews and promos from Torchwood, Doctor Who, Warehouse 13 and more.



Stargate Universe Cast Addition + First Look at Gate
“SGU: Stargate Universe”
producers are looking for a “star name” actress to play the late wife of Robert Caryle’s character Dr. Nicholas Rush. Gloria Rush would be seen through a flashback in episode 14 “Lucid”. Meanwhile, MGM has opened up a new website for the property at and the site features a 3-D virtual tour of the Destiny’s Gate Room. Click here to check out the virtual tour. I’ve included a few images from the tour (via below. “SGU: Stargate Universe” premieres on Syfy this fall.

Strong ratings for Warehouse 13 & Eureka + SGA’s Flanigan to guest star on W13
After a successful debut which saw 3.5 million viewers tune in for the two-hour series premiere, the second week/third episode of the new Syfy original series "Warehouse 13" drew a strong a 2.4 household rating and 3.4 million viewers. That near 100% retention from the two-hour premiere is a very noteworthy indicator that audiences liked what they saw. The show also held steady among the key Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54 demos with 1.6 (1.7) and 1.2 (1.3) million, respectively (numbers in parenthesis are from the week prior). For the second week in the row, it was the number one cable show in prime time among Adults 25-54. In other Syfy ratings news, the season 3.5 premiere of "Eureka" made a successful transition to Friday night, scoring 2.6 million viewers. While the show was down from the season 3 premiere (2.81 million viewers, 1.3 million Adults 18-49 and 1.4 Million Adults 25-54), it was up 23% among Adults 18-49 (1.1 million) and more than 19% among Adults 25-54 (1.3 million) versus the midseason finale on Tuesday, September 23, 2008. It also won its time slot among Adults 25-54.

Regarding Warehouse 13, this week BSG’s Tricia Helfer had a guest spot on the new SyFy’s show, and for the fifth episode "Elements" they have another SciFi Channel show guest spot with Stargate Atlantis star Joe Flanigan. Promotional images for the episode show Flanigan in action [more at SpoilerTV]

What to look forward to on Syfy this Summer + Comic-Con iPhone App
Syfy has released a complete list – title and synopsis – for all the upcoming episodes of its original series “Warehouse 13” (6 more episodes), “Eureka” (6 more), “Ghost Hunters International” (4 more) and “Ghost Hunters” (2 more). The network has also released a new Comic-Con app for the iPhone. The app will allow you to access all of and SCI FI Wire’s Comic-Con coverage including images, videos and content. You can download the app, for free, at this link

New Heroes Character Lydia Revealed + Episode Four Title Revealed and more
New information has emerged on the new “Heroes” character Lydia, or the tattooed lady, played by Dawn Olivieri. Here’s what “Heroes” executive producer/writer Adam Armus told IGN:

"Lydia is the beautiful, charming, soul of the Sullivan Brothers Carnival. This carnival is a roving band of people blessed with special abilities. They are powerful, but they hide in the shadows, performing on the outskirts of towns and cities. But all of that is about to change.

Lydia has been part of this carnival for a number of years. She is the exotic tattoo lady, but she is also a powerful empath of sorts. She has the ability to ‘sense’ the images on her body and provide valuable information about them. This ability is of great value to Samuel (Robert Knepper), the leader of the carnival. He uses Lydia’s ability to locate other ‘specials’ in the world and uses the information she provides to woo them to his side.

Lydia is compassionate towards Samuel. She understands the grief that has fueled his ambition. But will she support his ultimate destructive goals? Will she be loyal or does Lydia have her own agenda?"

In related news, SpoilerTV reports that the fourth episode of the season will be called “Ink”, while TV Guide reports on the possibility of Matt Parkman’s ex wife Janice (played by Lisa Lackey) having powers: "That would be fantastic," she says, "because, I’ve got to say, it’s a little boring being the only one who doesn’t have a power. It would be very interesting if she knew more than she was letting on."

In other Heroes news, here are some set pics of Hayden Panettiere [more at SpoilerTV]

Producer Claims He Wrote Lost Over 30 Years Ago
Producer Anthony Spinner (“Baretta”) says that he was paid $30,000 in 1977 to write a pilot that later became a 121-page script called “Lost”. Spinner is suing both ABC and Touchstone claiming that that ABC passed on his script in 1977, 1991 and 1994 before ultimately creating “Lost” at Touchstone in 2004. Normally this would be tossed off to the side, but the similarities between the two projects are hard to ignore (you can read the PDF at this link). In the suit, Spinner lists similarities not only in the plot: “airplane headed to Los Angeles [that] crashes into a tropical jungle-like environment,” but also alleges that the backgrounds and details of the “Lost” characters Jack, Locke, Sayid, Kate and Sawyer are all rip-offs of the characters featured in his script. At the same time, however, some are treating this story as just another bit of viral marketing, pointing in particular to date of 1977. If it is indeed some ARG, that’s mighty clever. In other news, Titus Welliver, who played Jacob’s counterpart on the beach, talked to TV Guide about his mysterious character: The funny thing is they can only refer to you as "you," because they didn’t give your character a name. By what name did you know him?
Welliver: He has no name. He’s just "the man," because they don’t want to give anything away. I know that this character has a name and I know the importance of it; that’s all that I know. So you don’t know his actual name?
Welliver: No — and I think they deliberately withheld that. Were you only given the script pages for your scene?
Welliver: No, I got a whole script. But the thing is, unless you’re watching the show weekly, you’ve no bloody idea what’s going on. It’s not a show that you can just drop into the middle of. I had watched Lost during the first season, but then life and children sort of prevent one from being able to consistently stay with something.

Read the rest of the interview at TV Guide. And finally, executive producer Damon Lindelof told fans during a Q&A session at Curzon Cinema that Brian K. Vaughn has left the writing staff: "Unfortunately he has left for greener pastures," Lindelof said. ABC has confirmed the news.

Tom Baker Returning to Doctor Who in new Audio Series
After a 28-year absence, Tom Baker is returning to “Doctor Who” via a new audio book series. Baker has recorded five audio dramas that will be released starting in September as part of a new series called “Doctor Who: Hornets’ Nest”. The first audio play is titled "The Stuff of Nightmares" and will be released on September 3rd. It’ll be followed by "The Dead Shoes" on October 8th, "The Circus of Doom" on November 8th and both "A Sting in the Tale" and "Hive of Horror" on December 3rd. Here’s the description for the first audio plays: [via io9]

‘Wanted: retired army Captain for light household duties and fireside companionship. Must tolerate mild eccentricity and strong scientific advice. Knowledge of Giant Maggots, Super Intelligent Spiders and Prehistoric Monsters a positive boon.’ Responding to an advert apparently worded for him alone, Captain Mike Yates (retired) is reunited with a ghost from the past. But why has the Doctor, that mysterious traveller in Time and Space, sent for his former UNIT acquaintance? Trapped by a horde of vicious creatures in an apparently innocuous English country cottage, the two old friends are on the brink of an enormous adventure. As the Doctor relates his recent escapades, it becomes clear to Mike that they – and the Earth at large – are facing an enemy of unimaginable power and horrific intent. The nightmare is only just beginning… With Tom Baker as the Doctor, Richard Franklin as Mike Yates, Susan Jameson as Mrs Wibbsey and Daniel Hill as Percy Noggins, The Stuff of Nightmares is the first of five linked stories written by the acclaimed Paul Magrs.

Head on over to Once Upon a Geek to read descriptions for the other five audio plays.

New Doctor Who and Torchwood Images
In other Who-verse news, there is a new preview and images for the upcoming Doctor Who movie "The Waters of Mars" [more at The Bad Wolf TV]

And here are the latest promotional images from "Torchwood" [more at SpoilerTV: here and here]

Dominic Monaghan Confirmed for FlashForward
For several weeks now there have been rumors that Dominic Monaghan (“Lost”) would be joining the cast of ABC’s “FlashForward”. Well SpoilerTV is now confirming the rumors, reporting that the actor has “definitely joined the cast”. He’ll be playing a character named Theo. In related news, SpoilerTV has more casting call’s for episode three (see here) and episode four (see here) of the series. In all, the casting calls cover 30 characters.

Title Card Logos for FlashForward and V
Speaking of FlashForward, the title card logos for that show along with ABC’s other fall sci-fi show "V" was just revealed.

Battlestar Galactica, Lost, Pushing Daisies Receive Emmy Nominations
Nominations for the 61st annual Emmy Awards were released Thursday morning. Among SF&F programs, ABC’s "Lost" and the canceled "Pushing Daisies" each received five nominations, along with Syfy’s "Battlestar Galactica" which also received five nominations for its final year (although all were for technical categories). Also receiving nominations were HBO’s "True Blood" (3), CBS’s "Ghost Whisperer" (2), NBC’s "Heroes" (2), Syfy’s "Sanctuary" (1), ABC’s "Life on Mars" (1), The CW’s "Smallville" (1), Fox’s "Fringe" (1), Fox’s "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles" (1) and the syndicated "Legend of the Seeker" (1). Also, a new category was created this year for outstanding special class – short-format live-action entertainment programs, where Ron Moore’s "Battlestar Galactica: The Face of the Enemy" and Joss Whedon’s "Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog" each received a nomination. In related news, Joss Whedon talked about the show’s nomination and the future of the project in an interview with SCI FI Wire. Full breakdowns for "Lost", "Pushing Daisies" and "Battlestar Galactica" follow below–click here to see the rest.


  • Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series: "The Incident"
  • Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Michael Emerson as Ben Linus
  • Outstanding Drama Series
  • Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (One Hour): "The Incident"
  • Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series: "The Incident"

Pushing Daisies

  • Outstanding Art Direction for a Single-Camera Series: "Dim Sum Lose Some"
  • Outstanding Costumes for a Series: "Bzzzzzzzzz!"
  • Outstanding Hairstyling for a Single-Camera Series: "Dim Sum Lose Some"
  • Outstanding Makeup for a Single-Camera Series (Non-Prosthetic): "Dim Sum Lose Some"
  • Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Kristin Chenoweth as Olive Snook

Battlestar Galactica

  • Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series: "Daybreak (Part 2)"
  • Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series: "Daybreak (Part 2)"
  • Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series: "Daybreak (Part 2)"
  • Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (One Hour): "Daybreak (Part 2)"
  • Outstanding Special Visual Effects for a Series: "Daybreak (Part 2)"



True Blood

Set images [more at True Blood-Online]



Clip – labeled “Like the Sound of Our Voices” – from the episode "Epitaph One"


One more clip at this link

True Blood

Behind-the-scenes footage

One more video at this link

Vampire Diaries


Clip: "Diary"

One more clip at this link


  • John Harrison is writing a four-hour TV miniseries based on Stephen King’s 2006 novel “CELL”, about Americans being transformed into killers by a signal sent through their cell phones. [Fangoria]
  • Sci Fi, the UK counterpart to Syfy, has picked up the first-run TV rights to “Warehouse 13”. The series joins “Knight Rider”, “Dollhouse” and “Legend of the Seeker” which were previously picked up by the channel. [Digital Spy]
  • Jonas Armstrong, star of the BBC series “Robin Hood”, says that the network was wrong in canceling the show insisting that it had much to offer. [Digital Spy]
  • This isn’t a very substantial update, but Rose Byrne (Dormé, one of Amidala’s handmaidens, in “Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones”) tells Movieline that one of her friends is writing for the upcoming live-action “Star Wars” series and that the show will be a family drama. She also says that she hasn’t been contacted to appear on the show. [via SCI FI Wire]
  • Caprica” writer Jane Espenson tweeted that “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” writer Drew Z. Greenburg is joining the writing staff of the upcoming ‘BSG’ prequel series. [Jane Espenson]
  • For an update to last week’s numbers, “Torchwood: Children of Earth” finished out its five-day run on BBC with 5.81 million viewers for its fifth episode. Overall, the miniseries averaged 5.89 million viewers (Episodes 1-5 viewers: 5.94M, 5.58M, 5.87M, 6.24M, 5.81M). [Digital Spy]
  • In the fifth episode of season two of the syndicated sci-fi series “Legend of the Seeker” we’ll meet a young (20s-30s) version of Zedd. [EW]
  • One word review of the un-aired “Dollhouse” episode “Epitaph One”? How about “confusing”?… [SpoilerTV and EW]
  • …Meanwhile the show’s second season premiere is called “Vows”. [E! Online]
  • The CW series “Supernatural” is adding a recurring character, the archangel Raphael: “a mechanic who becomes possessed by one of the most powerful beings in the universe.”… [EW]
  • …More on the addition: Raphael’s specialty is healing. Also, Rob Benedict will be back in season five playing the prophet Chuck. [E! Online]
  • Sanctuary” star Christopher Heyerdahl (Johm Druitt) previews the second season of the Syfy series including what role Michael Shanks will play in an upcoming episode in which he guest-stars on. [SCI FI Wire]
  • Matt Dallas, who played Kyle on the canceled ABC Family series “Kyle XY”, will play a love interest for Rebecca Romijn’s character on ABC’s “Eastwick”. [E! Online]
  • 20th Century Fox has put out a casting notice to replace “Futurama” actors John DiMaggio [Bender], Maurice LaMarche, Billy West [Fry] and Katy Sagal [Leela]. It may just be a negotiating tactic on Fox’s part, who produces the show which returns in 2010 with 26 brand new episodes on Comedy Central. [Forces of Geeks via SCI FI Wire]
  • Universal Studios has set an October 27th release date for “Battlestar Galactica: The Plan” on DVD and Blu-ray. The uncensored 90-minute movie will be presented along with several extras including a filmmaker commentary track, deleted scenes and featurettes. The Blu-ray version will have exclusive BD-Live content. A edited TV version will air on Syfy on November 1st. [DVD Active]


  • Canadian sci-fi author Phyllis Gotlieb passed away Tuesday, July 14th at the age of 83. Her work included 1964’s “Sunburst” and 2007’s “Birthstones”, her last novel. [SCI FI Wire]
  • Charles N. Brown, co-founder, publisher and editor of the sci-fi journal “Locus” died in his sleep Sunday, July 12th. He was 72. [SCI FI Wire]


CHART (7/6/2009 to 7/12/2009)

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Can’t wait to watch “Torchwood” and “Doctor Who.” Love those shows. May try the new “V” series out, but ain’t too sure.

God bless!

Not a single Emmy nod for Heroes????

Not sure if I can stick around for Warehouse 13. So far it’s unimaginative and uninteresting fare. Like the cast, though Saul Rubinek chews up every scene he’s in. Hope it gets edgier…quickly.

Anything’s better than that Virtuality fiasco. That was utter crap.

Loved Torchwood. American TV could learn a thing or two from RTD.


Heroes got 2 nominations (it’s in this article): Outstanding Art Direction for a SIngle-Camera series and Outstanding Visual Effects For a Series

Probably 2 more than it deserves at this point.

OK, I’ve seen the entire run of Harper’s Island now… and I’m still not sure why it gets included in the list of “Top Science Fiction & Fantasy Broadcast Shows”?

I think it also got a “Most boring” Emmy nod.

FOX you monsters! How dare they kill Futurama once again

Didn’t FOX just repick up the rights to show Futurama again?! Now they want to recast it? Sigh… they truly are the dumbest network in the universe. Why not go cancel something else people liked, FOX, instead of ruining what few good things you do have to show?

Not sure what negotiating tactics they are trying to employ. Recasting actors John DiMaggio [Bender], Maurice LaMarche, Billy West [Fry] and Katy Sagal [Leela] – seems ridiculous.

Can’t wait for the new Doctor Who. Lindsey Duncan was amazing as Servillia in Rome, so she’s bound to kick major butt as the Doctor’s companion!

Yay for the Tom Baker audios!

V is starting to sound pretty interesting, actually. And anything that gets Morena Baccarin back on the tube is OK in my book.:)

Any more news on the “Prisoner” remake with Ian McKellen?

Love Torchwood. Glad it’s finally back.

So the British counterpart to SyFy is SciFi? Those British and their crazy spelling.


Damn Fox-those actors are what makes Futurama-replace them an i wont watch! I cant imagine matt g would do the series w/o them-that would be like recasting the simpsons or family guy you fox idiots!

Futurama without the original voice actors is unacceptable. Blow it out your tailpipe, Fox!!!

Why am I not suprised that Lost appears to have been ripped off from another script? Given the people who do the show. LOL

I am lookig forward to the next Doctor Who story and looking forward to the return of Tom Bakeer, he is my fav.

Lost interest in Torchwood, didn’t watch Children of Earth as I stopped watching in Season 2.

Recast Futurama? Seriously Fox, wtf.

I reeeeeaaaallllyy hope that it’s all smoke and mirrors. Those four actors comprise the majority of the characters on the show – Billy West ALONE voices Fry, Zoidberg, Professor Farnsworth, Zapp Brannigan and God knows how many other supporting characters – so getting rid of what is effectively MOST of the cast and low-balling the show after the LAST time the network screwed up with Futurama is darn near vomit-worthy.

Why bother bringing it back at all if it’s just going to be watered down?

– 24thCRS!

The Futurama thing is purely a negotiating stance. It’s to tell the actors’ agents that they aren’t irreplaceable and to reduce the amount of money they’re asking for. It’s the equivalent of a bank robber holding a gun to a hostage’s head. They probably aren’t going to shoot them, but no one can be sure, hence they might capitulate to their demands.

Lost is drawn from lots of similar books, shows and movies down the years: everything from Gilligan’s Island to The Admirable Crichton to Land of the Lost to The Prisoner to Mysterious Island and The Lost World. It simply happens to put a fresh spin on the idea.

Really looking forward to the return of Tom Baker as The Doctor. On screen, he remains the definitive Doctor for me (in books, it’s the Virgin Books version of the Seventh Doctor.)

The Waters of Mars promo material has some nice imagery with the mouths looking vaguely like those of the Ice Warriors. Trouble is, as with so much nu-Who, it has great ideas and imagery ruined by a generally hyperactively-paced, OTT, camp style of acting and storytelling.


Fox and the “Simpsons” voice people had a similar stand-off some years ago. The difference here, though, is that there is no way in hell that I’d watch “Futurama” without Billy West and John DiMaggio. Period.

Voices are every thing in a cartoon, Do you think they would have even gotten one viewer of Star Trek the Animated Series if they did not have the real Kirk, Spock, and McCoy doing the voices. Getting new voices is even worse that converting a blockbuster movie to a Comic book only.

But comic books in 10 years may be animated books that use Kindle like Tech. Similar tech is said to be the last breaths of Local Newspapers. But it is not change of voices that are killing papers, it is the once any thing of quality is printed to what ever fits our angle of how things will be that is killing them.

I have a question, has any one seen a comic book or Animated show in the Star Trek Universe. Those Media Mediums seem to be 19th Century type things and at best only live on life support until the mid 21st century.

Oh forgot….

Can not wait until I see if they are going to Enhance the ‘V’ story line, or trash it. Remember that ‘V’ was show done with fine tuned Buck Rodger of the 25th century tools. And Buck Rodgers was fine tuned Space 1999 and UFO British tech that came from Star Treks visual powers in the 60’s before we landed on the moon. Actually Star Trek TOS ended 5 weeks before the landing (June 13th, 1969 – July 20th, 1969)

I know visually Blue screening and CGI will thrust it light years ahead, and if the plots upgrade even 1/10th as good it can become a watchable show.

new Tom baker doctor who ! Hot Damn!

Live action Star Wars series. Oh George Lucas, youre going to be squeezing every last cent out of that franchise until the day you die, arent you? Here we have Star Trek, making an awesome comeback, and Star Wars, continuing to burn out. Glad its not my franchise. Looks like today is a good day to be a Trekkie.

#19 “Voices are every thing in a cartoon, Do you think they would have even gotten one viewer of Star Trek the Animated Series if they did not have the real Kirk, Spock, and McCoy doing the voices.”

True – but then immitating another actor’s VOICE is a great deal easier than immitating another actor’s appearance and voice – especially if the voice is an exagerated one. Shatner’s, Nimoy’s and Kelly’s *natural* voices would have been hard to immitate.

But consider: Kermit lives on, even though Jim Henson does not. Lorenzo Music replaced Bill Murray as Dr. Peter Venckman for the Ghostbusters cartoons, and Murray later replaced Music as the voice of Garfield. Probably no one can reproduce Mel Blanc’s full range, but Yosemite Sam, Foghorn Leghorn, Bugs Bunny and Marvin the Martian can all be emulated very successfully.

Fry? Zoidberg? The Professor? Bender? All excagerated and thus *easier* to replace. Leela? The hardest of the bunch.

Isn’t “confusing” a good one-word description for every episode of “Dollhouse”?

“Tattooed” and “Beautiful” don’t belong in the same sentence. Tattoos just scream, “I easily succumb to peer pressure” or “I got so drunk I let someone stab me with a needle 10,000 times.”

Surprised none of the actors for BSG got nods for awards if I’m honest. Even if the series ending left a few people cold, the acting was all top notch to the end.

I caught up on Torchwood on the back of some of the recommendations here and it was an amazing 5 episodes. Dark? Ohhh yes. No wonder we Brits are the bad guys all the time…

“Ghost Hunters International” is very entertaining. Thank you for this news.

These guys who pop up and claim, “oh, I wrote X ages ago, so I’m coincidentially gonna sue [popular show X] now that’s it’s successful!” are the sketchiest of the sketch.

Really? It’s taken you this long to work up a good head of righteous indignation? Please.

““Tattooed” and “Beautiful” don’t belong in the same sentence. Tattoos just scream, “I easily succumb to peer pressure” or “I got so drunk I let someone stab me with a needle 10,000 times.””

This is easily, hands down, the single stupidest thing I’ve read in the last decade.

19. Spockish: ‘Do you think they would have even gotten one viewer of Star Trek the Animated Series if they did not have the real Kirk, Spock, and McCoy doing the voices. ‘

Actually yes! You accept that, in cartoons based on life action material, soundalikes are often used. I’ve spoken in favour of making a cartoon series based on the new version of Trek before, but don’t for one moment expect to get the voices of Pine, Quinto and Urban, any more than I expected Bill Murray, Harold Ramis, Dan Aykroyd and Ernie Hudson to voice The Real Ghost Busters or Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christiansen to play their characters in The Clone Wars!

I have to admit, I prefer that voices are kept the same for animation-originated material and Futurama is one of those important shows.

Pretty much the entire Ghost in the Shell saga, in all its animated incarnations, has had the same Japanese voice cast. The US voice cast of Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (two of of whom voiced the same characters in Oshii’s original film) also provided voices for the English-language dub of the unconnected Oshii movie Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence.

At this stage I don’t know whether they’ve been hired to revoice Oshii’s revamped version of his original film (called Ghost in the Shell 2.0 confusingly!) unfortunately.

And when the cutdown movie versions of the first two seasons of GitS:SAC were issued on DVD, the use of a different English voice cast caused outrage!

Interesting similarities between the two “Losts.” But I don’t see any mention of a smoke monster. . .

As for Titus Welliver’s character, it’s GOTTA be Esau. As in “Jacob and. . . ” The whole darn thing is so completely biblical, right down to Benjamin, son of Jacob. Twelve tribes of Israel & all that.

#27. CarlG wrote: These guys …are the sketchiest of the sketch….Really? It’s taken you this long to work up a good head of righteous indignation? Please.

God forbid you ever get sued or have to sue somebody, but it is not something to be taken lightly especially when you are “the little guy”.

Companies like Disney have deep pockets and can quickly derail a person’s claim by exhausting their finances before they even get started. To pursue something like this, all of one’s ducks must be in a row – not something that can be casually pulled-together overnight. In particular, the “smoking-gun” evidence must be produced. To put it in perspective, how much stuff do you have from a dead-end job you briefly did 30 years ago?

In addition, if the series is not a success, why sue? You’ll spend a lot of money and energy and get nothing much in return, much less good-will from potential employers at studios.

FInally, I know someone who worked with him and says he’s an upstanding guy, so this could very well be a legitimate claim. It would not be the first time Hollywood tried to pull a fast one, or a claim like this was won by the writer. You’d be surprised as to how many meetings there are where producers and studio executives sit around and actually discuss how closely they can rip-off an existing idea without getting sued, or more importantly, losing a claim.

Just watched Torchwood “Children of the Earth” series via download. One word: INCREDIBLE!

Never was nuts about Torchwood but this is high caliber.

is dr who and torchwood on to night

Torchwood as fantastic! Cannnnot wait for Doctor Who! Incidently a set pic of Matt Smith as the new doctor with his companion was released the other day:

Cant wait! There is something about our homemade SciFi that seem to make them stand out, I love them :D

I’ve seen the first 2 episodes of T:COE and I was blown away. I can’t wait to see the next 3 episodes. Very well done sci-fi/fantasy. Well written, with drama, camp, action, heroes you cheer for, villains you boo. Very entertaining television, which is rare these days! Cheers to all involved!

BTW, I should say that I’m a big fan of the BBC America sci-fi shows (Dr.Who, Torchwood, etc). They really make the Sci-Fi (uh, SyFy) Channel shows pale by comparison.

Why the hell didn’t Bear McCreary get an Emmy for his orchestrations on Battlestar Galactica!?!

EUREKA! YAY!!! THANKS FOR INCLUDING IT with all of your Emmy Scify!