A whopping 500 viewers out of the 6.5 – 5 million weekly views of Torchwood: Miracle Day complained to the BBC about the ‘soft porn’ scenes in Episode 5 – Immortal Sins which shows the backstory Captain Jack’s relationship with a young Italian man named Angelo, played by Daniele Favilli.
One viewer wrote online: ‘This show is meant to be a sci-fi show. I had to turn it off as my grandson, an avid sci-fi fan, was in the room.
‘I am sure both myself and others are disgusted at last night’s show. Leave the gay scenes for the programmes more suited – not sci-fi.’
Wow, not suited for Science Fiction. You see homosexuals don’t exist in alternate realities or the future for some bigots.
Torchwood, although it is a spin-off of Dr. Who not meant for children, it never has been. Whats really interesting is that these people are complaining about the Jack/Angelo love scene and not the brutally violent 5 minute scene that played during the episode Jack being repeatedly killed over and over.
While I am not a huge fan of this seasons Torchwood thanks to the BBC being so cheap that they join with STARZ which is the kiss of death for ANY Americanized version of ANY BBC show. Once American TV gets involved it gets bad. (Ashes to Ashes, Queer As Folk, Being Human).
If these bigots were TRUE Torchwood and Sci-Fi fans perhaps they’d do less bitching about Jack having sex with another guy and do more bitching about the quality of this seasons Torchwood in general. Because as it stands now the gay sex scenes are the least of Torchwood: Miracle Day’s problem
From the homina-homina-homnia file, come these screencaps from the last episode of Torchwood: Miracle Day. For those gay geeks in the US, y’all were lucky enough to see this scene in its entirety. However, the BBC cut the scene in the UK…Oh the horror!
To quote Billy Joel, yes, that’s right I said Billy Joel, “Captain Jack will get you high tonight … Captain Jack will get you by tonight, Just a little push, and you’ll be smilin'” Oh, trust, I’m definitely smilin’!
Tip of the hat to Homorazzi for the screencaps.
Torchwood: Miracle Day cast members John Barrowman, Eve Myles, Mekhi Phifer and Alexa Havins along with writer Jane Espenson appeared to a packed house on Friday at San Diego Comic-Con 2011.
While there is no decision on a second season on Strarz, Barrowman says he would love to do the show “another five or six seasons.
I’ve pulled 4 clips of the panel from YouTube for those gay geeks out there (like me) who were not able to attend and I’ll also be posting more ComicCon news and clips throughout the convention.
So enjoy the Torchwood: Miracle Day Clips below. (Click the READ MORE button to expand the page and watch clips 2 – 4)