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James Marsters - "Torchwood’ Tv Series - Logo Channel To Host ’Torchwood’ Vlog

Thursday 6 September 2007, by Webmaster

Capt. Jack Harkness is known to say that in the 21st Century, everything changes. Apparently, he was talking about television.

The United States is about to get its first taste of the "Doctor Who" spinoff "Torchwood" beginning Sept. 8 on BBC America, a show getting attention not just for its more adult version of "Doctor Who" charm, but for some of its progressive thinking as well, including the better proliferation of gay characters.

With that, AfterElton.com, a popular gay-themed blog hosted by the Logo network, has invited SyFy Portal founder Michael Hinman and the popular former science-fiction radio personality Meredith Hogan to host a series of Vlogs (video logs for those who just discovered the invention of the computer) that will highlight each episode of "Torchwood’s" first season.

The Vlogs will run between 10 to 15 minutes, and will talk about different aspects of each episodes, as well as some of the gay themes present in each show.

"I have always liked to say that SyFy Portal reaches out to every fan, and we’ve always been true practitioners of Gene Roddenberry’s philosophy of infinite diversity in infinite combinations," Hinman said. "I know that has become almost a cliche in science-fiction, but up until shows like ’Torchwood,’ that cliche didn’t seem to exist when it came to our friends in the gay and lesbian community."

Each Vlog will appear on the AfterElton.com Web site by the Monday following each episode’s broadcast. Hinman is already a fan of the series, and will be giving a perspective from someone who is watching the show for the second time as it airs on BBC America. Hogan, however, will be a newcomer to the show (and practically to the ’Doctor Who’ universe), so she will provide a fresh, "new fan" perspective to the show.

"I’m excited to have Meredith on board. I used to enjoy the days I would guest on her radio show in Orlando with Joey Cruz, Frank Dowler and the rest of the crew there," Hinman said. "Maybe with this Vlog, we can get a little of that back."

"Torchwood" premieres Sept. 8 at 9 p.m. ET.