Thursday, April 13, 2006

He Loves Me...He Loves Me Not

Sci-fi Wire posted this interesting Torchwood/Doctor Who interview yesturday. It's quite funny reading RTD's views on the forthcoming Torchwood production, but somehow I think the writers of the article have taken Russell's comments out of context:


"It's actually not as busy as you think. American series run for 22, 23 or 24 episodes a year, and we've only got 13 episodes a season. So it's really no heavier than an American workload, and you all seem to survive! Unfortunately, I have a suspicion that your executives are chauffeur limo-ed from meeting to meeting, whereas I have to get the bus. But there are a lot of systems in place, and there's a huge team here. So we've spent a long time setting up Torchwood, to make sure that both shows can run simultaneously. Torchwood is a bit more of a formula show than Doctor Who. It's more capable of running itself. We must always remember that Doctor Who is the parent show and is the show that gets the 44 percent share of the audience [in the United Kingdom], so that's the show that I will always be looking after. That's where my heart is as well. Despite the fact that I created Torchwood, Doctor Who needs constant love and attention." The first season of Doctor Who airs on SCI FI in the United States on Fridays at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

Make what you will of this interview. Personally I think he's simply been taken 100% out of context. Of course he loves Torchwood. Who wouldn't. It has the promise of being a fantastic show. As we all know.

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