One day, nobody dies. All across the world, nobody dies. And then the next day, and the next, and the next, people keep aging – they get hurt and sick – but they never die. The result: a population boom, overnight.Teresa Jusino has a new interview with Jane Espenson (done via Twitter) over at Tor.com. Snippet below, hit the link for the rest.
With all the extra people, resources are finite. It's said that in four months' time, the human race will cease to be viable. But this can't be a natural event – someone's got to be behind it. It's a race against time as CIA. agent Rex Matheson investigates a global conspiracy. The answers lie within an old, secret British institute. As Rex keeps asking "What is Torchwood?" he's drawn into a world of adventure, and a threat to change what it means to be human, forever.
Tell us a little about your favorite episode of Torchwood: Miracle Day that you’ve written and why it stands out for you?TV Guide has an interview with the writers and cast. Here is a snippet:
Fave I did write: ep 5 or 7. Can’t decide. 5 has an amazing dark story and 7 is sweeping and special. Russell helped both turn out great.
What’s your favorite episode of Torchwood: Miracle Day that you didn’t write? Why?
I haven’t seen all the ones I didn’t write. They just send you your own. But I did see ep 2, written by Doris Egan - Fantastic, tense.
Describe what Russell T. Davies is like to work with.
Russell is positive and bubbly. He’s always saying Hooray, and meaning it. At the same time, not afraid to make you dig deep. Love him!
Espenson says that balance of real fun and real stakes is what makes Torchwood unique. "It has that same thing I adored about Buffy, the light-heartedness, that sense that sci-fi doesn't have to mean the turgid space opera sort of thing, which everyone thinks sci-fi is even though it almost never is that," she says. "Sci-fi doesn't have to be grim. There's humor in Torchwood even though the stakes are sky-high. It's takes risks and tries different things, like the episode set in WWII where Jack meets the other Jack — what other show is doing that? Daring, romantic, tragic, epic... the first three seasons were extraordinary and different and so not American. It was so its own thing and such an eye-opener for an American viewer. Like, oh, here's a different kind of hero."Elsewhere, io9.com has a great article summing up everything we can expect from the new season, Spoiler TV has a clip explaining what Miracle Day is, The Futon Critic has a nice long interview with Eve Myles and John Barrowman, IGN has a three-page article that also includes interviews with the cast, and Hollywood Reporter also talked to Eve Myles. For some background on the show, check out CNN's article: Torchwood: Miracle Day steeped in fandom, libido and relationships.
The first installment of Torchwood: Web of Lies, the animated companion series to Miracle Day, co-written by Espenson, is available on iTunes. The teaser is on YouTube. Here is how the web series relates to the show:
What happened to Jack and Gwen on that "missing day" back in 2007 - the day that neither remembers? Is it possible that a young, paranoid conspiracy theorist actually stumbled into the chilling truth and what it means for Miracle Day? The ONLY place to find out is in "Torchwood: Web of Lies."
Torchwood: Web of Lies is written by HUGO award winner Jane Espenson and Ryan Scott and Executive Produced by Russell T Davies.
This first FREE download gives you Episode 1 of Torchwood: Web of Lies. Then watch Torchwood: Miracle Day every week and return to the app the DAY AFTER for an opportunity to get a new episode of Web of Lies. Every episode includes more original story told through motion graphics AND new gameplay, culminating in a thrilling interactive finale in Episode 10.
And a couple of teasers for the season four premiere.
The official trailer for Miracle Day:
And a few sneak peeks from tonight's episode:
Enjoy the show, last update coming a bit later.