Captain Jack Wants to Be Part of TARDIS Birthday Bash

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Captain Jack Wants to Be Part of TARDIS Birthday Bash

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John Barrowman is ready to return to Doctor Who, but he needs your help to do it.

John Barrowman, perhaps better known to sci-fi fans as Captain Jack Harkness, says that he would love to be a part of the 50th birthday celebrations for Doctor Who in 2013, and wants any fans who would also like to see him back in the TARDIS to let the BBC know.

Captain Jack Harkness first appeared in Doctor Who in 2005, as a companion for Chris Eccleston's ninth Doctor. Harkness died in a conflict with the Daleks in the 201st century, but was brought back to life by a time-vortex-infused Rose Tyler, rendering him effectively immortal in the process. Abandoned by the Doctor, he joined - and later led - Torchwood, safeguarding the Earth against the alien threats that the man in the TARDIS wasn't around to deal with.

Speaking to BANG Showbiz, Barrowman described Harkness as an "integral" part of the Doctor Who story, and said that it would be a shame if he wasn't involved in the anniversary. He said that it wasn't a case of whether or not he wanted to come back to the show - he said he'd do that at any time - it was whether or not the BBC wanted him to come back. "I've said to all the fans, you need to write to [the BBC] if you want it to happen because I've never been asked," he said. I know Russell [T Davies] thinks it might be a nice idea, as did [Doctor Who showrunner] Steven Moffat but who knows?"

Considering that there are literally years - albeit only just - before the anniversary, Barrowman is really starting his campaign early. It could be that the BBC does want Jack to come back for the anniversary, but plans to ask him nearer to the time.

Source: via Blastr

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PLEASE COME BACK FOR US JACK!!!

Yeah, still haven't actually watched the new season of Torchwood. I'll watch it eventually, but still watching Doctor Who religiously.

EDIT: Also, bring back Christopher Eccleston. I don't care how, just do it.

redisforever:
PLEASE COME BACK FOR US JACK!!!

Yeah, still haven't actually watched the new season of Torchwood. I'll watch it eventually, but still watching Doctor Who religiously.

The new Torchwood is a lot better than the new series of Who.

It's actually got an interesting plot and because it's shown a little later on in the water shedding, it's not afraid to kill(sort of) off a few main characters when you're not expecting it.

Yes. I support this. I do like me some Cap'n Jack, although in the new series of Torchwood he's lost some of his charm.

Abandon4093:

redisforever:
PLEASE COME BACK FOR US JACK!!!

Yeah, still haven't actually watched the new season of Torchwood. I'll watch it eventually, but still watching Doctor Who religiously.

The new Torchwood is a lot better than the new series of Who.

It's actually got an interesting plot and because it's shown a little later on in the water shedding, it's not afraid to kill(sort of) off a few main characters when you're not expecting it.

Well, alright, I'll take a look at it. I think Space channel has it up online, so I'll watch it there.

I kinda lost all respect towards Barrowman when I turned the TV on when babysitting my 9-year old niece and he showed up 'Playing horsy' With an Italian bloke.

Thanks, but no thanks.

If its Jack ala Children of Earth then hell yeah.

But if its Miracle Day then fuck no, if anything better highlights how much of a hack RTD is then its Miracle Day.

Only if you promise to stop fucking EVERYTHING!

I don't really agree with him being "integral", but Jack Harkness is always a joy to watch so I wouldn't mind.

I never got into Torchwood. Maybe the series gets better after a while... I've heard good things about Children of Earth, but the first season was just so bad it was painful to sit through.

DannyHale09:
Only if you promise to stop fucking EVERYTHING!

Is that in the literal sense? Or just the "you fucked up sense"?

OT: Thats quite nice, anything is better than Rory and Amy prancing about. Also, Doctor Who's Anniversary is next year? Is it the 50th or something?

I guess he'd as tired of RTD as everyone else and is wanting to work with Mr Moffat.

I hopefully all the things that have been making this latest series horrible, will be dealt with by then, or it will be one sham of an anniversary.

The last three episodes were some of the worst. Amy and Rory are really bringing the show down, they are like the John and Yoko of Doctor Who.

ToastiestZombie:

DannyHale09:
Only if you promise to stop fucking EVERYTHING!

Is that in the literal sense? Or just the "you fucked up sense"?

OT: Thats quite nice, anything is better than Rory and Amy prancing about. Also, Doctor Who's Anniversary is next year? Is it the 50th or something?

Not really next year, it does say in 2013. Doctor Who started in 1963. If they do it right, the anniversary special will are on or just after November 23rd, 2013.

Sgt Pepper:
I guess he'd as tired of RTD as everyone else and is wanting to work with Mr Moffat.

RTD may have had his bad points, but nothing as bad as what Moffat has been doing to Doctor Who as of the past year and a bit.

I'm only for this if they do a full crossover, complete with Rex Matheson. Then the Doctor would scold Jack for giving his immortality out like candy.

Steel_crab:
I kinda lost all respect towards Barrowman when I turned the TV on when babysitting my 9-year old niece and he showed up 'Playing horsy' With an Italian bloke.

Thanks, but no thanks.

SEX SCENES AFTER THE WATERSHED! What is the world cumming too?!

OT: I don't see why not. If they did it right then it would help alleviate its problem of having a lead character who has a perpetual character arc that can't really go anywhere.

Considering how crap the new Doctor Who has been he might actually make me want to watch it in stead of me watching it because there is nothing else to do.

Sorry Barrowman, you have Torchwood now. Stay there and suck.

I was very disappointed in Miracle Day. It had a pretty good cast (least I thought it was going to be good) but it just did not work at all. Meanwhile I hate the new season of Doctor Who and the new doctor and supporting cast all together. I have stopped watching it in fact and doubt I will go back till we get a new doctor (hopefully before the anniversary).

I've stopped watching before due to not liking a new doctor a few times in the past, but usually would at least keep up with what was going on and give the doctor a few more chances over time to get better.

I won't be doing that this time.

I thought bought Christopher Eccleston (one of my favorite doctors) and David Tennant where excellent doctors.

Matt Smith is my least favorite doctor of all time beating out Peter Davison as my previous least favorite. Perhaps I just don't like young doctors but I really don't think thats it at all. Both actors have in my opinion a similar portrayal of the doctor that just doesn't work for me.

As far as having Barrowman come back......well he is an interesting character in the Dcotor Who universe and it could at least add something to a horrid current incarnation of the Dcotor. Honestly though, I hope he doesn't come back till after we switch out this current doctor with a new incarnation. I also hope they make a REAL season of Torchwood and get that show back on track. Children of Earth was ok (still prefered the original 2 seasons format better), but Miracle Day blew chunks...and I even ordered Stars just to watch it right away.

Growl.

I think Barrowman is over-stating his importance to the series, but his character did make an interesting companion. I liked The Doctor bickering with another time-traveler who was less ethical, less effective but still a good guy and a stalwart friend when the chips were down. I don't know if he'd really fit in to the 50th anniversary very well, but a nod or token appearance would be nice.

Yes, I would love Jack to come back.

Heh, I rhymed.

Anyway, I loved the character and it sort of makes me sad that he hasn't been back since Tennant left. I kind of got used to seeing my favorite Captain appear once a season at the end. I mean, sure, there's Torchwood, and I love it, but I loved seeing Jack interact with the Doctor. That was always a lot of fun.

Can you vote for him to die in a fire? I'd do that in a heartbeat.

William Shatner already did your entire character decades ago. And better.

wulfy42:
I have stopped watching it in fact and doubt I will go back till we get a new doctor (hopefully before the anniversary).

Sorry, but Matt Smith is hanging around until at least the 50th anniversary.

I don't like jack.

Now I think of it I don like anyone in torchwood.

Steel_crab:
I kinda lost all respect towards Barrowman when I turned the TV on when babysitting my 9-year old niece and he showed up 'Playing horsy' With an Italian bloke.

Thanks, but no thanks.

To be honest you should really know better than to let a nine year old watch TV after the 9pm watershed unless you know the program you're showing will definitely be suitable.

OT: I hope this happens but it's a long way off, so whatever, maybe he can be in a couple of episodes before then?

Well, if he has the potential to be part of the anniversary as Jack Harkness... that clearly means he doesn't sacrifice himself at the end of Miracle day, and definitely lives. Bit of a spoiler there.. Granted, I was hoping it wouldn't anyway. Massively cliché.

#You hit the road Jack, but you'll be back in 2 years, 2 years, 2 years, 2 years.#
#You'll soon be back Jack, in 2013 for sure.#

Oh, please do. Captain Jack is one of the best characters in anything. Ever.

DannyHale09:
Only if you promise to stop fucking EVERYTHING!

What? Why? That's what makes him Jack! Everyone loves him, and whether you're male, female, human, or otherwise, he will gladly love you back.

I'm surprised Moffat is even entertaining the idea considering how he basically threw all of the 9th and 10th's support characters down the drain and pretty much rebooted the series with the 11th.
If they do bring the Jack back I want him to criticize the doctor from changing so much, seriously the doctor went to I'm going to do my damndest to save everyone, to meh if I save anyone its ok...but whatever, to screw everyone else, I only care about my companions!

Apparently I'm the only one on the site who enjoys Moffat's bizarre mix of fun, silly and creepy more then Davies' 'Still good but for the love of god stop trying to write in political and social commentary, you're not good at it' storytelling. I've always watched Doctor Who for fun, and Moffat's work just seems to offer up more then Davies for me. I've got no problem with Tennant either, he was a great doctor, but I just don't see where the hate on Smith is coming from.

Never was a fan of Torchwood, especially early on when it was REALLY bad. But Cap'n Jack was probably the best part of that series, I completely approve.

Oh I would love to have you back jack! not just for the anniversary (which would be great) but also as a perma-character!

It'd be great to have more long running, multi-series spanning characters (see the also ever-georgous dr.River Song).
And since we know that Jack has a far grander destiny (see face of Boe), why not include some of his fantastic adventures with the doctor! :)

Abandon4093:

redisforever:
PLEASE COME BACK FOR US JACK!!!

Yeah, still haven't actually watched the new season of Torchwood. I'll watch it eventually, but still watching Doctor Who religiously.

The new Torchwood is a lot better than the new series of Who.

It's actually got an interesting plot and because it's shown a little later on in the water shedding, it's not afraid to kill(sort of) off a few main characters when you're not expecting it.

QFT. Torchwood has been getting better and better while Dr Who seems to be becoming more and more "pseudo-drama".

OT: It would be great to see Jack as a part of the celebrations since he has really become a major thread in the modern Who narrative (the face of Bo, Torchwood, Dalek invasions, etc.).

redisforever:
PLEASE COME BACK FOR US JACK!!!

Yeah, still haven't actually watched the new season of Torchwood. I'll watch it eventually, but still watching Doctor Who religiously.

EDIT: Also, bring back Christopher Eccleston. I don't care how, just do it.

Ouch. That's a pretty tough request, considering why Christopher Eccleston left to begin with.
He just didn't want to do it for more than one season.
I guess you might be able to convince him to show up for a one-off event or something, but given it was entirely his own decision to leave...

Just die already Jack, I don't care for the character one bit.

CrystalShadow:

redisforever:
PLEASE COME BACK FOR US JACK!!!

Yeah, still haven't actually watched the new season of Torchwood. I'll watch it eventually, but still watching Doctor Who religiously.

EDIT: Also, bring back Christopher Eccleston. I don't care how, just do it.

Ouch. That's a pretty tough request, considering why Christopher Eccleston left to begin with.
He just didn't want to do it for more than one season.
I guess you might be able to convince him to show up for a one-off event or something, but given it was entirely his own decision to leave...

Yeah, I know, but it's just wishful thinking.

JoJoDeathunter:

Steel_crab:
I kinda lost all respect towards Barrowman when I turned the TV on when babysitting my 9-year old niece and he showed up 'Playing horsy' With an Italian bloke.

Thanks, but no thanks.

To be honest you should really know better than to let a nine year old watch TV after the 9pm watershed unless you know the program you're showing will definitely be suitable.

OT: I hope this happens but it's a long way off, so whatever, maybe he can be in a couple of episodes before then?

It wasn't after 9pm - I think someone had recorded it then turned the TV off at an inopportune moment. I do try to be responsible! =P

Steel_crab:

JoJoDeathunter:

Steel_crab:
I kinda lost all respect towards Barrowman when I turned the TV on when babysitting my 9-year old niece and he showed up 'Playing horsy' With an Italian bloke.

Thanks, but no thanks.

To be honest you should really know better than to let a nine year old watch TV after the 9pm watershed unless you know the program you're showing will definitely be suitable.

OT: I hope this happens but it's a long way off, so whatever, maybe he can be in a couple of episodes before then?

It wasn't after 9pm - I think someone had recorded it then turned the TV off at an inopportune moment. I do try to be responsible! =P

So then why did you "lose respect" for him when your niece seeing it was entirely on you? Doesn't make much sense.

I don't know if I would say he's "integral", but Captain Jack is always welcome on my TV screen. Plus it might get Torchwood to get more connected to the Whoniverse. I thought Miracle Day was a bit too detached for my liking. Torchwood needs some Daleks, or Cybermen!

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