21 February 2008.
Articles and features Edit
- Behind the Scenes: Song of the Space Whale (with Marie Jones from the Mill on Meat
- Behind the Scenes: A Bug's Life (with Jean-Claude Deguara and Nicholas Hernandez from the the Mill on Reset
- Behind the Scenes: Super Fly Guy (with Ashley Way from the Director of 'Reset
- Behind the Scenes: Castles in the Sand filming the Boeshane Peninsula (with Designer Julian Luxton and Marie Jones from the Mill for Adam
- Production Notes from Richard Stokes Producer.
Interviews / Profiles Edit
- Eve Myles Actress who played Gwen Cooper
- Freema Agyeman Actress who played Martha Jones
- Alan Dale Actor who played Professor Copley
- Bryan Dick Actor who played Adam
- Jack Montgomery Actor who played young Captain Jack
- James Moran Writer of TV: Sleeper
- Anthony Lewis Actor who played Tommy Brockless
- Where's Your Head At? (Q&A): Gareth David-Lloyd who played Ianto Jones
Story Previews Edit
- Pull out double-sided centre-pages with promotional Series 2 publicity, one with the magazine title banded along the bottom.
Additional features Edit
- The Hub (News)
- Including latest merchandise, new series launch, BBC's Facebook and Bebo video application.
- Competition, prizes included
- signed Torchwood novels and audiobooks
- Editor: Simon Hugo
- Deputy Editor Neil Edwards
- Designers: Oz Brown and Philip White
- Admin Assistant: Hannah Tibbetts
- Managing Editor: Brian J Robb
Facts included Edit
- Ratings for series 1 first shown on BBC Three were 2.52m, the move to BBC 2 attracted opening figures of 4.22m.
- Actress Eve Myles's first connection with the Rift was in TV: The Unquiet Dead where she played a character called Gwyneth.
- The idea of alien whales in science fiction is long established, as early as the 1965 movie Pinocchio in Space. The Song of the Space Whale was also a much anticipated, but ultimately unmade, Doctor Who submission in the early 1980s.
- Torchwood One's London based character Adeola was also played by Martha Jones actress Freema Agyeman. Adeola was explained later as being Martha's cousin.
- The Mayfly was originally conceived as being more human than insect but this was changed early on to make it more insect-like.
- Simon Wicker helped visualise both the Doctor's home planet of Gallifrey and Captain Jack's home in the 51st century, the Boeshane Peninsula.
- Tommy Brockless actor Anthony Lewis auditioned but didn't get the part of Ben Wainwright in TV: Blink.
- The main inspiration for writer Helen Raynor for TV: To the Last Man was a short prose story on the Torchwood BBC website by James Goss, prior to its launch in 2006.
Additional details Edit
- Titan Magazines was well known for its range of (predominantly American) TV tie-in titles that included Lost, Supernatural, Heroes, CSI: Miami, 24, Smallville, Star Wars and Prison Break.
- Torchwood: The Official Magazine launched with a glossy cover, as a four-weekly title in January 2008 priced £3.75 (UK).
- A subscription offer included a saving of 30% on 13 issues including one special issue.
- Of the 68 pages, 10 were given over to advertising with 8 pages for other titles from the publisher.
- The next issue page for that published on 20th March 2008 includes the comment "contents subject to change".
- Aimed at mature fans of the series, the magazines did not shy away from discussions involving sex and violence, topics integral to the success of this "adult" spin-off series from the BBC's more family friendly Doctor Who.
- TM 3 includes corrections for this issue including Cath Tregenna's one word description of Meat should have been "Redemption" and not "Greed". Also corrected is that Marie Jones from the Mill is a Visual FX Producer not Visual FX Coordinator.