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Torchwood: Miracle Day - Los Angeles Times Hero Complex: Comic Con 2011 Panel Recap

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TORCHWOOD: MIRACLE DAY - LOS ANGELES TIMES HERO COMPLEX: Comic-Con 2011: ‘Torchwood: Miracle Day’ promises dark days ahead

July 22, 2011

At the “Torchwood: Miracle Day” panel held Friday at Comic-Con, death from laughter was a definite possibility — even though Capt. Jack (and dozens of folks dressed like him) were in the room.

From bouts of singing to sexual innuendos, the cast (mostly Barrowman) had the full room chuckling heartily.

Not the sort of thing we usually see on the sci-fi series, created by Russell T. Davies. In the fourth installment of the “Doctor Who” spinoff, which premiered earlier this month on Starz, no one on Earth is dying and it’s up to immortal, time-traveling Capt. Jack Harkness (John Barrowman) and company to figure out why.

After “Torchwood: Children of Earth” ended its run on BBC America, Barrowman was pleased when he heard “Miracle Day” was a go — on a different channel. “I thought they’d be stupid not to bring it back,” Barrowman said. “Thank goodness for Starz … here we are.

Eve Myles, who stars as Gwen Cooper, was also pleased with the comeback … mostly because, well, she likes her leather goods.

It’s quite easy to slip back into Cooper’s leathers,” she said. “In fact, it’s quite difficult to get me out of them.

Here’s some tidbits from the panel, which also featured new headliners Bill Pullman (Oswald Danes), Mekhi Phifer (Rex Matheson), Alexa Havins (Ester Drummand), and writer Jane Espenson. (Note: We apologize for failing to get video of Barrowman singing “Tomorrow” from “Annie.”)...


... – It’s the question every “Doctor Who” and “Torchwood” enthusiast wants answered: Will Capt. Jack make an appearance in the “Doctor Who” 50th anniversary special coming up in 2013? “I would love to,” Barrowman said. “I would be disappointed if he didn’t appear in it … I’m totally up for it...

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