Frequently Asked Questions. (FAQ)
What is Torchwood?
Controller of BBC Three, Stuart Murphy, said "The renegades investigate human and alien crime, as well as alien technology that has fallen to Earth"
The show is a dark, wild, sexy, sinister, psychological, paranoid sci-fi thriller cop drama with a lot of daft British humour. (Think Spooks, This Life and maybe Little Britain) Murphy is also quoted as saying repeatedly that it will be very funny.
In The Christmas Invasion with David Tennant, Torchwood was mentioned several times. As well as this the climax to the episode was a result of Torchwood's actions. 4 energy beams blasted from different points in London and merged into a single focused beam. Apparently this energy weapon was developed from an alien ship that "crashed to Earth 10 years ago."
Other mentions indicate that most members of UNIT aren't aware of Torchwood, and that the Prime Minister should NOT know about it. Torchwood has a large contingent of staff which could make for an interesting series.
Captain Jack will be one of four major characters. His missing two years will start to come out during the series with several major revelations. (Maybe he was there when the Doctor blew up the sonic weapons refinery?)
In the second season of the new Doctor Who series, Torchwood begins in the episode Tooth and Claw, when Queen Victoria, after visiting the Torchwood Estate, decides to create The Torchwood Institute to be ready if 'this 'Doctor' ever returns' (1879)
So, assuming Queen Victoria's plan gets off the ground in 1881, This could suggest a 'birthday party' episode celebrating 125 years of Torchwood and firmly setting it in 2006
Other references in other media, including the Confidential series, suggests that Torchwood undergoes several transformations in its 125 years of service.
market is the show aimed at?
How many episodes per year?
Who will be in Torchwood?
How does Captain Jack get into the series when
he's stuck in the future?
there be cross over episodes with Doctor Who?
will it be broadcast?
When will filming begin?
is writing the episodes?
we see any aliens from Doctor Who in the series?
there be any merchandise?
What episode of Doctor Who was Torchwood mentioned
I'm in the UK and I still can't access the
flash files on the Torchwood site. What do I do?
If this is the case and you really need your internet connection to confirm that you are in the UK, you can use a UK proxy server to view the Torchwood site.
If you do decide to implement this system on your computer, please note that it will slow your connection down to dialup speeds. But you will be able to view the Torchwood site's flash videos. So implement it for a short while, check out the site, then switch it off.
How to do it? Firstly, download the firefox browser and install it.
Secondly, click on Tools, Options. Click on the General tab. Click on the button marked general settings. Click on manual proxy configuration. Enter into the box the following proxy server connection: 188.8.131.52 Enter this port number in the box 3128 Click ok then click close
Go to the Official Torchwoodsite.
Remember, due to rights reasons you should only do this if you're in the UK but your computer doesn't recognise that you're in the UK. ;)
To turn it off, go back to the same area and choose 'direct connection to the internet' NB: Because this makes changes to your computer, we don't take responsibility for any problems you might have. Have fun!
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