Whoydensday: Torchwood S3 Trailer

We still don’t know when it will air (although there are lots of whispers pointing to June), but the BBC last week released a 60 second trailer for Series 3 of Torchwood, which will consist of five hour-long episodes aired over consecutive nights on BBC1.


For those of you with dial-up or otherwise dodgy internet connections, beccaelizabeth has a transcript. And because the transcript doesn’t cover the bits with just music and no dialogue, there are some not-too-big screencaps below the fold.





(Screencaps courtesy of garethdavid-lloyd.org.)

Life, Doctor Who, and Combom has a badly punctuated (oh, how I weep for the missing apostrophes) summary of all “official” spoilers released to date.

In comments, please limit yourself to discussion of the preview and official spoilers from the Combom post — if you know of any other spoilers, keep a lid on it, eh?

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17 replies

  1. *round eyes*


    I already have speculations about those children.

  2. Tigtog– I’ve read some interesting theories about those children myself. Though I have to wonder how many times the Whoniverse can get away with the “everyone/everyone’s children get hypnotised” trope before it stops working for them — it’s happened at least twice in SJA and at least once in Doctor Who already. 😛
    But as Chally says, it looks really good, so I’m not too worried. 🙂

  3. No sign of Martha or Micky though. 😦

  4. That looks … surprisingly interesting for Torchwood. Is it just an episode or are they doing a movie-length special?
    It’s a bit difficult to do a ‘kids under alien control’ without reference to Midwitch Cuckoos/Village of the Damned.

  5. Five episode arc.

  6. Hmm, well with Dr Who on virtual hiatus maybe some of the decent writers will have got their hands on Torchwood for a change. (Crossed fingers for Ianto in tight jeans again…)
    Deus Ex Macintosh’s last blog post..Now you’re taking the piss…

  7. As long as Chris Chibnall’s not involved…

  8. Well I didn’t mind 42 which he did for Doctor Who – that was a suitably dark morality tale and nicely structured – but a lot of Torchwood has been pretty poor stuff and on occasions outright careless (dead man talking, anyone?). They never really seemed to get a handle on writing for an ensemble which makes me wonder if that’s partly why the team has been culled from five members to three.
    Deus Ex Macintosh’s last blog post..Now you’re taking the piss…

  9. An awful lot of people I know stopped watching Torchwood after Chris Chibnal’s sex alien espisode (S1 E2)

  10. Yes, I almost pulled the plug then too, but I remembered that with Stargate: SG-1 the first few episodes by the original writers were atrocious but then improved measurably when other talent was brought in later on in the first series. There may also have been a shortage of Sci Fi on terrestrial television at that time too which probably helped (I was desperate).

  11. To be fair to Chris Chibnall, he has written some pretty decent episodes too — “Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang,” “Fragments” and “Exit Wounds” were all his, and TW S1 was written on very short notice. He also wasn’t responsible for the clusterfuck that was “Dead Man Walking” — that episode was written by Matt Jones, and it was changed at the last minute when Russell T Davies decided that Owen should be the one to die instead of Ianto.
    Also, the writers for S3 of TW are RTD, James Moran (who wrote “Sleeper” and “Fires of Pompeii”), and John Fay, who hasn’t written for the Whoniverse previously.

  12. I very much enjoyed Fires of Pompeii. Mr Moran seems a good writer. I must admit to having missed the second half of Season 1 and all of Season 2, so perhaps I should take this as my chance to catch up.

  13. I wouldn’t. You haven’t missed anything.
    Deus Ex Macintosh’s last blog post..No iffs, just butts

  14. I have to respectfully disagree there, DEM. 🙂
    Torchwood is inconsistent in its quality, but there were some real gems in the second half of S1 (esp. “Captain Jack Harkness” which, IMO, rivals the best Doctor Who episodes) and in S2 (the first six episodes are all of a high standard, and while the second half of the season is shakier, “Something Borrowed,” “Adrift,” “Fragments,” and “Exit Wounds” are all good).
    I think you should give it a chance, Chally.

  15. Well it’s worth watching Fragments for Ianto in tight jeans… 😉
    Deus Ex Macintosh’s last blog post..Deadbeat Dad at 13

  16. Thanks for the suggestions. When I have a good chunk of time, I’ll have a go.
    Chally’s last blog post..‘Women the new pimps in human trafficking trade’

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