Forum holiday – semi permanent

Hello everyone

I’ve decided to close the Forum to new posts, and that is why you will see it in Maintenance Mode.

Most of us moderators have little spare time these days, and moderating a Forum is just not something we have time for at the moment.

But our Facebook Group and Twitter will remain running as usual, and there will be periodic announcements made on our main web page here.

Torchwood Australia is still kicking around, just in a slightly different capacity. Doesn’t mean we have any less passion for Torchwood and Doctor Who than we did before, it is just that real life is interfering way more these days.

We hope you will continue to visit us on the Facebook Group, and feel free to post over there and chat to fellow members.

All the best to everyone…..

Cheers, Ruthy x

EXCITING news from Titan Comics!



Titan Comics is excited to announce that Doctor Who TV spinoff Torchwood is back, in an all-new ongoing comic series starring the daring Captain Jack Harkness and Gwen Cooper.

Written by Captain Jack himself – John Barrowman – and Carole E. Barrowman, and with issues illustrated by Antonio Fuso (Drive, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest) and Pasquale Qualano (Batman ’66, She Hulk, Harley Quinn), this spectacular original ongoing series is not to be missed.

In continuity with the new hit Torchwood audio dramas from Big Finish, as part of the official continuation of the Torchwood saga, the comic arrives in stores on July 6 – the week of Titan’s third annual Doctor Who Comics Day event – Saturday, July 9 2016.

The BAFTA-winning cult science-fiction drama by Doctor Who showrunner Russell T Davies, which aired for four successful seasons from 2006 to 2011, follows the exploits of Captain Jack, Gwen (Eve Myles – Broadchurch), and their team as they investigate the unusual, the strange, and the extraterrestrial.

The hotly anticipated Torchwood comic sees Captain Jack return to Cardiff to engage the help of the last person who expected to see him again, Gwen Cooper! A dark technology from a forgotten species has been claimed by a conspiratorial power… and in this collision between an ancient civilization and an all-new evil, the Earth itself may be forfeit! Only Jack, Gwen, and their allies from what remains of Torchwood hold the key to stopping a cataclysmic wave of destruction… On the road, on the run, and under fire – can Jack and Gwen put aside their differences and rebuild the heart of Torchwood… before its flame is stamped out forever?!

The debut issue comes with variant covers to collect from Doctor Who superstar artists including Tommy Lee Edwards (Tenth Doctor, Turf), Elena Casagrande (Tenth Doctor, The X-Files), Blair Shedd (Ninth Doctor), and Rod Reis (Doctor Who, C.O.W.L.)!

Retailers can order Torchwood #1 from the May edition of PREVIEWS. This new series is a must for Torchwood fans, who can find their nearest comic store at

Titan Comics offers astounding creator-owned comics and graphic novels from new and world-renowned talent, alongside the world’s greatest licensed properties and classic graphic novels remastered for brand-new audiences.

For more information, visit:

Images below:
• Torchwood #1 covers:
– Cover A: Tommy Lee Edwards
– Cover B: Photo Variant
– Cover C: Elena Casagrande
– Cover D: Blair Shedd
– Cover E: Rod Reis

Cover A:
Cover A

Cover B:
Cover B

Cover C:
Cover C

Cover D:
Cover D

Cover E:
Cover E

Hey Kids! Did Ya Miss Me???

Yes Captain Jack Harkness would say that iconic line, just like our old Forum is saying…..



Yes our beloved Torchwood Australia Forum is back and she is live.

Please head back over to the Forum, and see what has been happening.

I’ve been reorganising, archiving, and condensing the old girl.

Please note in future this Forum is primarily all about Torchwood and Doctor Who, and very little outside of that. I wanted to bring the Forum back to its core purpose. So the only spin off of Doctor Who on the Forum is of course Torchwood.

If you want to discuss other things like Sarah Jane etc, please do so on the Facebook group. Let’s endeavour to keep the Forum neat and tidy.

Anyways, enjoy my friends…..and keep posting – otherwise we cannot justify the expense of keeping the Forum open.

(if you have any problems posting or viewing, please PM me or email me at

Cheers, Ruthy.

Latest info for you…and a request :)

Hello friends,

As you all know, the Forum has been on hiatus this year, and we hope to try to reactivate it before this Christmas (fingers crossed).

In the meantime, you can always touch base with us via the Facebook group or Twitter account.

At this point though, I wanted to share something with you all, particularly for those members who live in Queensland Australia.

I have joined RSPCA as a buddy, as part of the buddy challenge.

Click on this link for more detail –

The idea of the challenge, is to join, be a buddy to one of their many lovely shelter animals throughout Queensland, and attempt to have them adopted within a certain period of time.

My buddy is Dexter the cat and he is absolutely gorgeous!

You can find Dexter’s details here –

If you or someone you know may like to have Dexter join their family, please pass on the information to them.

And perhaps you could also be a buddy just like me – I encourage all our animal loving members in Queensland to consider it.

Thanks guys….

Hollow Earth/Dewi’s Dreams Raffle Draw

Thank you SO much to the beautiful people who purchased tickets in our raffle for Dewi’s Dreams – £60 was raised for Dewi….we would’ve loved to have sold more tickets, but it wasn’t meant to be. I appreciate though the people who did donate and had the chance to win this lovely special tee of John and Carole’s.

Please go to my youtube channel and you will see the draw done by my friend Jannine >>>>

In the comments of the Youtube clip, there are also a couple of links posted re photos of the draw.

Could the prize winner email me at and give me their mailing details please?

Cheers dears!

WIN a fabulous prize, all to help make Dewi’s dreams come true……

Would you like to WIN a wonderful collectable SIGNED by the Barrowmans (lovely Hollow Earth tee, pictured at the bottom of this post)? Proceeds are going to Dewi’s Dreams…Check this out >>>

** To buy tickets, all you need to do is post a donation to Eve and Kai’s fundraising page here >>>

(donations can be made via paypal or credit card)

** In the comments section of the donation, please just put
#TorchiesUnite for TA Raffle
Please include your name and donation total as well – I can keep tracking of all ticket buyers that way

** Ticket prices are £1 each (minimum buy 2 tickets)
For every £10 of tickets you purchase, you will receive 2 extra bonus tickets in the raffle (that’s 12 tickets for the price of 10).

Raffle will be drawn on Monday 3 August – I usually do a video recording of this, so you can view the winner being drawn.

Please buy what you can, so we can contribute to Dewi getting his operation.

The tee looks black in the image but it is actually navy – adult size large.

Postage to all addresses worldwide is included.

Thank you so much friends!

Tee being raffled

Can you help? If you can, please do….

So it comes as no great surprise that Kai and Eve are trying to assist someone in need. They are a pair of ‘good eggs’ which is why we love them so!

If you can spare a donation, please click on the link below – also, please read Dewi’s story so you may have a very small appreciation of what this family is going through.

Please share the link with your family and friends via FB, Twitter, Email etc. The more the word is spread, the more chance of getting to that goal.

And if you have any fundraising ideas, please feel free to put them forward.

Whatever you can do to help will be massively appreciated by Dewi and his family.

Many thanks.

(I’m currently flying over the ocean between Dubai and Sydney, so am utilising Emirates wifi – hoping to be back on air properly within the next week)

Moving forward – major updates….

Hello friends and members,

We’ve had to make some major changes to the way we operate our online presence during 2015.

Unfortunately the Administration team finds itself rather overtaken by real life, in other words, it is getting increasingly harder for us to maintain the Forum in its current format.

Also, in regards to my own situation, I am going to be away overseas and within Australia quite a lot this year….overall, I will be away from home around 9 weeks in total. This too creates issues for me regarding my participation in Forum/Torchwood Aust life.

So, at this point in time, we have decided to take a step back from our traditional Forum. Members and guests will still be able to access the Forum, and view all posts to date, and of course Members will still have access to the exclusive area where our interviews are uploaded. BUT, only the administration/moderators will be able to post to the Forum boards.

Our main website page (yes this one) will remain operational for updates, and our main online presence will be via Facebook (and to a lesser degree Twitter and our Flickr group).

We have quite a large membership on Facebook now, so we would love to see a LOT more interaction by our group members there, and plenty of chatter etc.

We will still run competitions online, but haven’t nutted out yet in what format; initially it may just be via the Facebook group, but may incorporate posts on the Forum itself – we will sort that out as we go along.

We are still alive, we are still Torchwood Australia, that is all still the same….but we realise that Members are busy too, like the Administration, and at this point we feel this is the best move forward.

At some point, we may or will reactivate the Forum again, for you to post to.

I have now been involved with Torchwood Australia for close to 8 years, and that has taken a great deal of commitment to run the website and forum for 7 years of that time. But it is something I feel very passionate about, otherwise it probably wouldn’t have been around for this long.

In 2016, TW celebrates its 10th anniversary since it first aired in the UK, and in 2017 we celebrate our own 10th anniversary – I would love to see us still around for that, but only time will tell.

Feel free to contact the administration by the various means, if you have any queries about what is going on.

We hope to still see you around, we love to interact with you all, and we hope you still want to be a part of Torchwood Australia.

All the best to you!

Cheers, Ruthy (aka EvilRuthy) :)

2015 – what are we up to?

Hello there,

Well, we’ve decided to cut back on our Forum boards. The main reason being we’ve had a few issues with our web provider, and a few technical glitches, so this kind of pushed the Administration to decide to return the Forum back to its core purpose, being Torchwood and Doctor Who. We feel there a more than enough avenues on the W.W.W. for all the other stuff we’ve been accommodating over the years, and we know a LOT of members simply don’t have time for forum life these days, other than a quick hello, howdy do, and so it was felt we needed to simplify the forum again.

You will see there are a lot less areas on the Forum now, and yes we are restricting discussion to Torchwood and Doctor Who, and whatever the actors/crew are up to these days, so yes chatter about Barrowman in Arrow is quite ok (on the appropriate board/s), but there won’t be the more general discussions about all the other shows/productions/movies etc that we used to share.

We’re sorry if this is a disappointment to any of you, but we felt the time had come to go back to our roots.

We realise that Torchwood isn’t currently in production, but with word of new radio plays coming up, we indeed hope for some revitalised chatter about our favourite Sci Fi show.

We will be incorporating news of any upcoming events both here and overseas, we will also try to get some new interviews happening during the year, and also will host a few comps for you to participate in.

We hope you can come join us over on the forum for a bit of DW/TW chatter, and also please remember that we are over on Facebook and Twitter as well.

Hope to see you around my friends.

All the best,
Ruthy & the team