Barrowman Warns ‘Torchwood’ Season 3 Softened for America

Robert Greenberger

Robert Greenberger is best known to comics fans as the editor of Who's Who In The DC Universe, Suicide Squad, and Doom Patrol. He's written and edited several Star Trek novels and is the author of The Essential Batman Encyclopedia. He's known for his work as an editor for Comics Scene, Starlog, and Weekly World News, as well as holding executive positions at both Marvel Comics and DC Comics.

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7 Responses

  1. citybuddha says:

    I think it is a shame that great productions such as this need to sanitize for the american networks.What, we can't handle it? Please…

  2. Anonymous says:

    If it is a it in America then why are they softening it up? Makes no sense unless they are trying to get it on the Sci-Fi channel. The show is great the way it is. You screw with a finely tuned machine and inevitably it will fail. I love what Mr. Davies does on Dr. Who, Torchwood and the Sarah Jane adventures. They shouldn't change a thing. Leave it alone.

  3. Jazztyke says:

    hellooooo, has anyone seen True Blood?!Why the hell should Torchwood be sanitized for the US when the US has shows like True Blood?Exactly who do the PTB think they are protecting? That's just asinine.

    • Neil Ottenstein says:

      True Blood is shown on a pay cable channel. Torchwood isn't. There is a big difference.

  4. Vinnie Bartilucci says:

    I don't recall – does BBC America censor/edit any other of the shows they bring over like Coupling? I seem to recall the Heavy Seven being used on Graham Norton's chat shows, but I might be mistaken. If it's an across the board policy I can accept it. If they're treating Torchwood differently, I think it a bad move.I have to say, Barrowman just beams charisma from every pore. He's on my "I'm not gay, but" list possibly at the top. Personally, I think if he put on a few pounds of muscle, he'd be a great captain marvel, should that ever come back into the green zone again. He's got a smile that'd light up a room.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Just let me say that I was blown away by Children of Earth. This was an incredible season right from start to finish. I can't wait for it to come to America.

  6. Neil Ottenstein says:

    It has been great so far. There were some scenes in the second episode which I can easily believe were edited down for content – Captain Jack's regeneration and also being naked. There was probably more shown in the original airing. In addition, it has been edited down for commercial time, but maybe only a minute or two.