I went to the preview screening of the first episode “The New World” at the BFI in London yesterday. This is from last night at the airport when I waited for my flight back to France:
Okay, time to kill at the airport and I will start with some Miracle Day thoughts. They won’t be very coherent as I’m tired. lol First of all we were asked to not post spoilers. I personally think that there weren’t really big spoilers anyway because everything we’ve seen in this first episode was known or guessable if you followed th…e recent interviews, articles and trailers.
It was Torchwood and it was not. Felt strange in the beginning with all the new characters in the foreground and no Jack for a while but we still saw Gwen and Rhys and Andy, and they hadn’t changed a bit. And then Jack came in and he once again was the mysterious guy he was in the very first TW episode… for Esther and for the new viewers. Not for us of course, and there were several references to the past, funny and bittersweet ones (no, not Ianto!) which I won’t spoil here for you.
Rex had his first run-in with Wales (and Gwen!) and it was funny, really comical. (Especially when you - like me - have gone on this voyage before and taken a certain bridge. lol)
At lot of questions were asked and no answers given yet (though during the Q&A JB and RTD told us that they will all be answered during the series, and when it’s over in episode 10 we’ll know and understand everything). The first look into the Miracle as in people not dying shows already a bit the scope of the whole horror scenario that will certainly unfold.
All in all as different as it was to the former Torchwood series, I totally loved it, and the hour flew by so fast that we were shocked when it was already over. They then showed an extended trailer with scenes of what’s to come in the future but this was so fast-paced that it was a bit difficult to digest. But it all looked very exciting and I can’t wait to see the other 9 episodes. lol
A Q&A with Russell T Davies, John Barrowman, Eve Myles and Bill Pullman followed the screening: