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Published on March 29th, 2011 | by Meredith Burdett

Torchwood’s Voyage

One of this year’s Torchwood writers, John Shiban is rumoured to be in talks with American television network AMC to produce a new science fiction drama about mankind’s first encounter with extra terrestrials.

Called The Voyage, it will see a female scientist working in a jet propulsion lab trying her hardest to interact with alien life.

Isn’t Torchwood a show that focuses on the 21st century, “when everything changes”? Sound a little close to home? But does America or anyone else need another science fiction show? With so many available, will the networks reach overkill and get bored with the genre?

Of course it may well be that the show is set in the far future so there may be some differences, we’ll just have to wait and see.

Shiban has previously written for AMC’s Breaking Bad and also for popular fantasy drama The Vampire Diaries. He’s worked on Buffy clone Supernatural and now had Torchwood under his belt as well.

The AMC channel has come under the limelight recently for screening the absolutely fantastic The Walking Dead, an apocalyptic Zombie drama set in America and starring British actor Andrew Lincoln in the lead role.

Right now, it looks like John has written for episode 6 of the new series of Torchwood but in the ever changing universe of Doctor Who and its sister shows, these things can always change at the last minute.


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3 Responses to Torchwood’s Voyage

  1. avatar Carn says:

    buffy clone? maybe recently i suppose though the first few seasons at least felt more like a slightly more hip X-Files more than anything else (helped also cos of the x-files references and crew/cast shared by both shows). shame season six has been mostly terrible. Should have ended at the end of the fifth.

  2. avatar Carn says:

    actually thinking about it i suppose it did get more buffy like with the types of evil stuff that happened if not the annoying chat between the characters (one of the things I hated in Buffy almost as much as I hated the actual Buffy character). And when I said X-Files I meant the episodes that were more about monster of the week rather than the whole conspiracy thing which I found a lot less fun than the invidiual stories.

  3. avatar TimeChaser says:

    Actually there’s not that much in the way of good scifi on American TV right now. I stopped caring about SyFy Channel after Doctor Who went to BBC America, and I haven’t cared about anything else they do since Farscape was canceled. There is however an overabundance of ‘reality’ shows (gags) and police dramas (when only a few are worth anything).

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