Could Torchwood Return To TV?

Fear the tenacity of John Barrowman. The former Doctor Who and current Arrow star has already managed to resurrect Doctor Who spin-off Torchwood as a series of audio dramas and comic books, but now he’d clearly decided that isn’t enough – because he’s trying to get it back on TV too.

“I have a phone conversation on Monday to see how we can get it back on television,” Barrowman told the official San Diego Comic-con stream this weekend, adding that he thought they had a decent chance of making it happen.

“The fans know me well enough – I’m only going to say it if I mean it and believe it,” he said.

However, Barrowman did stress that if fans did want to see more Torchwood (last seen in 2011 miniseries Miracle Day) then they would have to show their support by buying the official tie-in comic he and his sister Carole have made, comparing it to a Kickstarter campaign that would help see the series stand alongside new spin-off Class at some point in the future.

“If you really believe in Torchwood, get the comic,” he said.

“Get this series going, it’s like a Kickstarter. If you buy the comic, you’ll show your support … we need Captain Jack back on the screens.”

Watch out then, Class – you may not be the only Doctor Who spin-off for much longer. If John Barrowman has anything to say about it, anyway…

Call out for Issue 30

need-you-final_Hello everyone.


It’s that time again when we send out a plea/request for material for the next issue of Whotopia – number 30 in fact!

The theme for this issue is: Export Gallifrey – A focus on the known products of Time Lord society (both individuals, technologies and ideas).

As usual we’re looking for all sorts of material from articles, reviews, opinion pieces, fact based material, artwork, and more.

The deadline for material is: August 30, 2016.

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Editor’s Thoughts on Series 9 Part II


Whotopia’s illustrious Editor and long-time series fan, Bob Furnell continues his marathon watching of “Doctor Who” series nine.  In part-two of his look at the ninth series, Bob continues to offer his thoughts on the season’s past episodes:

I finished watching the most recent season a few weeks back but thought I’d update our readers on what I thought of Doctor Who Series 9.  Here’s my quick rundown and ratings of what I think…

  • The Zygon Invasionreally enjoyed this one. 7.5/10
  • The Zygon Inversionexcellent continuation of the story. 8/10
  • Sleep No Morethis one was rather creepy and scary.  I could see this one scaring the pants off some people.  8/10
  • Face The Raveninteresting premise, but kind of bland. 5/10
  • Heaven SentHmm, not sure what to make of this one.  Interesting yet... 6/10
  • Hell BentI’m not sure if this episode is brilliant or utter crap. 5/10
  • The Husbands of River Songwhat a pile of horse do-do.  I turned the DVD off after 20 minutes.  0/10

Advice to Stephen Moffat – “The sooner we see the back of you, the better.”

General thoughts on the season – Overall it wasn’t a bad season, but at the same time it wasn’t a great season.  Moffat continues to demonstrate that he really doesn’t understand Doctor Who as a concept and continues to ruin the show making it a pale imitation of the classic series.  Glad to see the back of Clara.  Capaldi has improved as the twelfth Doctor.  He’s not as grating or as annoying as in season 8, but IMHO still one of the worse versions of the character yet.

Season average overall: 6.0/10

Editor’s Thoughts on Series 9


Whotopia’s Editor and long-time series fan, Bob Furnell has finally got around to watching Series 9 of “Doctor Who”.  We wanted to know what he thought of the season, and here’s what he had to say…

Okay, so I’m at the halfway mark on Doctor Who Series 9 and here’s my quick rundown and ratings of what I think…

  • Last Christmas – not bad 7/10
  • The Magician’s Apprentice – enjoyable but slow, big upchucks on the guitar playing Doctor 7/10
  • The Witch’s Familiar – not the best episode ever but very good, great to see Davros back 8/10
  • Under The Lake – mysterious and eerie 7/10
  • Before The Flood – still keeping up the mystery from part one 7/10
  • The Girl Who Died – weaker than dishwater 5/10
  • The Woman Who Lived – lame and lots of bad acting 3/10

Advice to Stephen Moffat – “Quit ret-conning Doctor Who history”.

Season average so far: 6.3/10