De Lancie: Torchwood Was Fun


John de Lancie, best-known to Star Trek fans as the mischievous Q, shared a bit of information regarding the character he will be playing in the last three episodes of STARZ’s Torchwood: Miracle Day.

In Torchwood: Miracle Day, viewers are asked to “Imagine a day when nobody dies. All across the world, nobody dies. And then the next day, and the next, and the next, people keep aging. They get hurt and sick but they never die.”

“I’ve just finished working on Torchwood,” said de Lancie. “I’m a recurring character in the final three episodes of the series. My character is CIA, very gruff, unimpressed by the ‘Torchwood clowns’ as he’d call them.”

De Lancie’s time on Torchwood: Miracle Day was enjoyable for the actor. “Working on the show was great fun,” he said. “My sense is the show is still quite British. It has, mostly, an American crew, but the sensibility of it, led by Russell [T. Davies] is very British. It’s a completely different show to Star Trek, there’s no technobabble. It’s someone’s future, potentially real. I enjoyed that.”

De Lancie was cautious about sharing details about his role on the show. “There’s not much more I can tell you,” he said, “they’re very serious about what we can and can’t say.” Fans will have to watch Torchwood: Miracle Day to figure out just what de Lancie meant when he added, “I probably shouldn’t tell you this, but it’s all about the big yellow banana. That’s the key.”

The ten-episode (each episode an hour in length) Torchwood: Miracle Day will premiere on STARZ July 8 at 10 pm ET/PT.

Source: SFX

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