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Torchwood!

Trailer at YouTube! Eeeee!

And gods only know when I'll get to see it. *sob*

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boadiccea
Oct. 10th, 2006 01:39 pm (UTC)
*pat pat*

Remember when we used to all get together for Buffy and Angel nights?

I think we should institute something similar for Dr. Who and Torchwood. :)
fenriss
Oct. 10th, 2006 05:07 pm (UTC)
The trouble is, I don't know of any plans for it to show in North America. I'm sure it will eventually, but when? WHEN?
boadiccea
Oct. 10th, 2006 05:10 pm (UTC)
Oh, I'm sure it will. :)

(But I know, *GAH* with the waiting!)
boadiccea
Oct. 10th, 2006 05:10 pm (UTC)
(and pssst....we can still do Dr. Who nights if you're up for it sometime.)
fenriss
Oct. 10th, 2006 07:46 pm (UTC)
Certainly! Unfortunately, I don't get home until late on Fridays, and I have to get up early on Saturdays. But perhaps, with the help of TiVo, we can work something out.
boadiccea
Oct. 10th, 2006 08:08 pm (UTC)
Ah...okay! I don't usually watch it Friday nights, either, b/c I'm usually busy, so perhaps we can work something out indeed.
crossbonesdj
Oct. 10th, 2006 01:44 pm (UTC)
I am so excited...although I'm having issues with how they are introducing Torchwood on Dr. Who.
joanarkham
Oct. 10th, 2006 01:48 pm (UTC)
Like saying "Torchwood!" approximately 27 times per episode?
crossbonesdj
Oct. 10th, 2006 02:05 pm (UTC)
Or the Doctor and Rose not ever saying once "Oh, Torchwood...I remember that name!"
serenitysgaze
Oct. 10th, 2006 01:54 pm (UTC)
Bittorrent will be your friend...

:)
fenriss
Oct. 10th, 2006 08:02 pm (UTC)
Will it realy? Because it has been so unfriendly to me in the past. Seriously, I alwyas end up with corrupted files, or I get only audio and no video or something.

Have you had any success? Are there some tricks you could tell me about? I would be profoundly grateful. I can't make the damn thing work!
_blackjack_
Oct. 10th, 2006 10:36 pm (UTC)
The audio/no video thing is probably just an issue of downloading the right codec. Right now I've got all of season 2 on disk. Also, remember that DVD player I gave you is region-free, so if all else fails, you can wait until it comes out in DVD on amazon.co.uk.
serenitysgaze
Oct. 11th, 2006 04:13 pm (UTC)
Well, I've had fairly limited success with it myself. The trick seems to be that, the newer the thing you're looking for, the better your chance of success in downloading it, so I would expect that the first couple of weeks after an episode airs is the best time to find it.

That said, I got the "Christmas Invasion" episode ages ago, but I recall the download was very very slow.

Beyond that, I really don't have much else to offer in the way of advice... sorry.
serenitysgaze
Oct. 11th, 2006 04:15 pm (UTC)
...and yes, I forgot... the codec is the biggest pain... but a divx player usually solves that issue.
fenriss
Oct. 11th, 2006 11:27 pm (UTC)
Well, thanks for letting me know that earlier is better. That might help.
rimrender
Oct. 10th, 2006 06:10 pm (UTC)
All hale internett piracy!
fenriss
Oct. 10th, 2006 08:02 pm (UTC)
I'd better brush up on that!
parchmentheart
Oct. 10th, 2006 07:41 pm (UTC)
Not your mother's BBC!
fenriss
Oct. 10th, 2006 08:03 pm (UTC)
Word :)
vitruvian23
Oct. 11th, 2006 10:04 am (UTC)
That reminds me that we need to get together sometime for that Bittorrent tutorial - and that I need to burn some DVDs of the stuff we've already got.

Heck - I could just hand you two DVDs with Series 2, although it would be for your computer rather than your TV since they're all .wmv format. Got some other neat stuff, too - remember a series with Jeremy Piven from years back called Cupid?
fenriss
Oct. 11th, 2006 11:28 pm (UTC)
Huh, that doesn't sound familiar. I'm out of the loop on a lot of things.

Oh, also, I still have a bracelet of Jodi's from that time she came to see me at work.
zimzala_bim
Oct. 13th, 2006 11:55 pm (UTC)
If you end up getting copies, and decide to have a viewing night, can I come? Prrrease?
fenriss
Oct. 14th, 2006 12:12 am (UTC)
Most certainly, dear! Wouldn't have it without you :)
zimzala_bim
Oct. 14th, 2006 08:59 am (UTC)
YAAY! :)
vitruvian23
Oct. 23rd, 2006 01:51 pm (UTC)
The first two episodes aired last night, and they are safely downloaded to our laptop at home. I can burn a copy (probably throw on some more stuff to fill up the DVD) if you've got a computer with a DVD drive, or you and Eric are more than welcome to come over and view it on the laptop sometime that's convenient for you.
fenriss
Oct. 24th, 2006 10:31 pm (UTC)
The first two episodes aired last night, and they are safely downloaded to our laptop at home.

Holy cats! SRSLY? This whole bit torrent thing is too cool. I *love* the internets!

I'd be so grateful if you'd burn us a disk. Also, I *still* need to get you Jodi's bracelet. Also, we should do dinner agan sometime soon! Will you drop me a line via email? I think at the very least, providing me with Torchwood is good for buying you guys the dinner of your choice. I'd offer my firstborn, but I don't reckon I'm going to be spawing :)
fenriss
Oct. 24th, 2006 10:32 pm (UTC)
Spawning, even.
greyloch
Nov. 2nd, 2006 03:06 pm (UTC)
*spits out drink*

You?? Sp-sp-spawning!?? Ay Carumba! :-D :-p

As the other folks have said, BitTorrent is your friend, sometimes your best and only true friend. In my experience, other P2P (Kaaza, Limewire, etc.) can get flaky or corrupted results which is maybe what happened to you earlier.

The "seeders" usually upload the BBC copies in a .avi variant at 25 fps (PAL format). If someone burns it to a data only CD-Rom or DVD-Rom, your computer should be able to play it regardless of the format. I may download Torchwood this weekend and can let you know how things work out.

Other than the potential piracy issues, how you doing? Haven't seen you in bloody ages. Drop me a line some time. E-mail link is in my user info.

:-)
fenriss
Nov. 8th, 2006 05:37 pm (UTC)
Nonono! NOT spawning! Unlike a lot of my friends, you see :)

Sorry it took so long to reply. The elections come right on the heels of Samhain, and never have a free minute.

I actually managed to catch a coupla Torchwood eps on YouTube before the Beeb caught it and took them down. I imagine I will eventually get around to learning to manage Bit Torrent one of these days.

I am well. Hope you are too! Will email soon. Feel free to drop me a line at msfenriss at gmail :)
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