Quote of the Day: NY Times on “Torchwood”

Has self told dear blog readers that car situation is still at an impasse and that self, never one to let go of an opportunity, has decided to see how much reading (and writing) she can get done while stuck at home, car-less?

She actually got a Nirvana moment late last night, and added a new chapter to her novel. Unfortunately, it coincided with the time hubby began doing the bills, and he was exclaiming all over the place: “Holy ___t!!! Why’s our gas bill so high?” So, self’s new chapter was a tad choppy, was missing that essential fluidity that makes her voice sound like a roaring river (or at least, what self likes to think is a voice with the fluidity of a roaring river)

Anyhoo, this morning self is reading a New York Times. It’s an old one, of several weeks ago. There’s an interesting article in the Arts section on a new BBC sci-fi series (Pace, “Battlestar Galactica”) called “Torchwood” :

    ” . . . the mini-series Torchwood: Children of Earth, reflects an alarming trend on the part of the BBC to spend more money on its goofy sci-fi. The monster in this case is a reptilian, vomit-and-blood-spewing thing in a glass tank that’s more reminiscent of Alien than of the dime-store concoctions on Doctor Who, the show from which Torchwood was anagramatically spun off. As the title implies, he has evil designs on the human race’s younger members, and he demonstrates his power early on by having them all stop in their tracks and chant in unison in scenes that pay tribute to the Enclish science-fiction classic Village of the Damned.”

End of quote. Wow! Doesn’t that sound absolutely fascinating, dear blog readers? Self doesn’t want to spill the beans (or deliver spoilers), but reviewer Mike Hale does hasten to assure Times readers that “Torchwood” employs “much better-looking actors” than “Doctor Who”, and in addition has much more “sexual tension.” Sold!

Which starts self wondering about what movie hubby and she will wind up seeing this weekend. All hubby said last week, after “500 Days of Summer” was: Please, no more romantic comedies for the rest of the summer.

Stay tuned, dear blog readers, stay tuned.

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