Friday, August 21, 2015

The Reader Awards 2015 (Merchandise)

Torchwood was commissioned by the BBC ten years ago this October; and this site was born. We've plans to mark the occasion later in the year. It also occurs to me that the site didn't follow its traditional path post-Miracle Day, and ask for your views on the 2011 episodes.

So then, to right that wrong and to commemorate our birthday we're bringing back the Readers Awards!


The Awards will be divided into three categories: Episodes/Cast & Crew/Merchandise. I'll post one category over the next few days.

The Awards are open to all site readers, so I encourage you to copy and paste the below categories, and then email your responses to captainjackharkness@Hotmail.co.uk (with title"Merchandise")

Closing date for entries is Saturday September 19th - so, unfortunately, the new Big Finish series won't be included in this round. Maybe a separate awards for those in 2016?

The results will be announced later on in the year, around our 10th birthday celebrations.

Good luck, and get voting!

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PART THREE - MERCHANDISE

Books

Give each a score out of 10 - with 10 meaning 'exceptional' and 1 being 'abysmal'. Please, don't just pick one book; make sure you score each one you've read!

1: Another Life (Peter Anghelides, 2007)
2: Border Princes (Dan Abnett, 2007)
3: Slow Decay (Andy Lane, 2007)
4: Something in the Water (Trevor Baxendale, 2008)
5: Trace Memory (David Llewellyn, 2008)
6: The Twilight Streets (Gary Russell, 2008)
7: Pack Animals (Peter Anghelides, 2008)
8: SkyPoint (Phil Ford, 2008)
9: Almost Perfect (James Goss, 2008)
10: Into the Silence (Sarah Pinborough, 2009)
11: Bay of the Dead (Mark Morris, 2009)
12: The House That Jack Built (Guy Adams, 2009)
13: Risk Assessment (James Goss, 2009)
14: The Undertaker's Gift (Trevor Baxendale, 2009)
15: Consequences (James Moran/Joe Lidster/Andrew Cartmel/David Llewellyn/Sarah Pinborough, 2009)
16: First Born (James Goss, 2011)
17: Long Time Dead (Sarah Pinborough, 2011)
18: The Men Who Sold the World (Guy Adams, 2011)
19: Exodus Code (John Barrowman/Carole E Barrowman, 2012)

Audio Books

Give each a score out of 10 - with 10 meaning 'exceptional' and 1 being 'abysmal'. Please, don't just pick one book; make sure you score each one you've heard!

(The full cast audios were included in part one of the poll)

1: Hidden (Steven Savile, 2008)
2: Everybody Says Hello (Dan Abnett, 2008)
3: In the Shadows (Joseph Lidster, 2009)
4: The Sin Eaters (Brian Minchin, 2009)
5: Department X (James Goss, 2011)
6: Ghost Train (James Goss, 2011)
7: Army of One (Ian Edginton, 2012)
8: Fallout (David Llewellyn, 2012)
9: Red Skies (Joseph Lidster, 2012)
10: Mr Invincible (Mark Morris, 2012)

Comic Strips

Give each a score out of 10 - with 10 meaning 'exceptional' and 1 being 'abysmal'. Please, don't just pick one strip; make sure you score each one you've read!

All printed in Torchwood: The Official Magazine

1: The Legacy of Torchwood One (issue 1)
2: Jetsam (issue 3)
3: Rift War (issues 4-13)
4: The Selkie (issue 14)
5: Broken (issues 15-19)

Online Motion Comic

1: Web of Lies (Miracle Day tie-in)

Short Stories

Give each a score out of 10 - with 10 meaning 'exceptional' and 1 being 'abysmal'. Please, don't just pick one story; make sure you score each one you've read!

All printed in Torchwood: The Official Magazine, and its spin-off 2009 Yearbook.

1: Harm's Way (Trevor Baxendale/Mike Dowling)
2: The Book of Jahi (David Llewellyn/Mike Dowling)
3: Gordian (Steven Savile/Mike Dowling)
4: Closing Time (Andy Lane/Mike Dowling)
5: Happy New Year (Sarah Pinborough)
6: Mend Me (Sarah Pinborough0
7: Black Water (Steven Savile)
8: Mrs Acres (David Llewellyn)
9: The Beauty of Our Weapons (Andy Lane)
10: Plant Life (Trevor Baxendale)
11: Monster (Joseph Lidster)

Overalls

Please give each area of merchandise an overall score out of 10, for how satisfied you were with the range.

1: Torchwood: The Official Magazine
2: The books
3: The audios
4: The DVDs/Blu-Rays
5: Sci Fi Collections Action Figures
6: Silva Screen - Season Soundtracks
7: Torchwood: The Card Game
8: Officially licensed posters

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Finally, some quick questions:

Do you think Torchwood will ever return to TV? (Yes or No)
Where would you prefer a new series to be set? (UK or USA or Other)

Do you intend to buy the Big Finish audios? (Yes or No)
If yes, how will you listen to them? (CD or Download or Illegally)

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The results will be published sometime around TORCHWOOD.tv's 10th birthday this October.
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