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How many times has Rory been killed or Amy thought he had been killed?
How many times has Rory been killed or Amy thought he had been killed?

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How many times can you kill off the same character before his or her death becomes meaningless?

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Patrick Kelly came up with the following list of all the occasions in which the writers have attempted to lead us to believe that Rory’s gone for good.    Read the complete article here

  • Amy’s Choice – The first glimpse we got of Rory’s demise was technically in a dream, but we weren’t sure of that at the time.  All we knew was that if it wasn’t a dream, what an awful way to go – breath from an old person!  This wouldn’t have been the first instance in Doctor Who of a second companion brought on board one episode only to be written out in the next – remember Adam from the Eccleseries?  He never died, but his very removal from the show justified the argument that could have been made immediately after Rory was vaporized – that this was the last we would ever see of this nervous boyfriend sidekick.
  • Cold Blood – So here we were, happy to see Rory back after we thought he might be dead in the previous story, only to see him killed off for real at the climax of the Doctor and company’s journey to the center of the Earth.  Darn you Doctor; you just had to pull that shrapnel from the crack and give Restac time to shoot at you and hit Rory, didn’t you?
  • Cold Blood – Hold on, didn’t we just mention that episode?  Shortly after being shot down by a lizard and removed from life, Rory was swallowed up by a crack in time and removed from existence completely, and Amy’s memories specifically, which arguably counts as a second death within minutes of his first.
  • The Big Bang – Like the rest of the story, this one’s a bit tough to get your head around.  As I interpreted the story, the Doctor flew the Pandorica into the sun-like TARDIS and brought about Big Bang Two, which destroyed everything throughout all of time in the universe as we knew it, which included Auton Rory.  It all happened fairly quickly in the actual episode, but a new universe brought on by a new Big Bang would take billions of years to form a new Earth, and another 4.6 billion years to spawn a new Rory, whose memories of his 2,000 years of life prior to Big Bang Two all came back after Amy remembered the Doctor.  Perhaps I’m looking at it the wrong way round, but again, as we all know, it’s an extremely confusing story!
  • Day of the Moon – We were given a bit of a break from Rory deaths for a little while after the Series 5 finale, but come episode two of the current run, we were treated to a rather amazing sequence at the beginning that included Rory being shot down on top of the Glen Canyon Dam in Arizona by Canton and his crew… or so we thought.
  • The Curse of the Black Spot – Captain Avery’s son was dematerialized – “Just how much is that treasure worth to you man?!” – and suddenly, to everyone’s surprise, Rory gets knocked off the ship and into the sea.  And then, just to top it off, the Doctor, rather than diving in after him, sends the Siren to go and fetch him instead.  So if he hadn’t drowned before, he was certainly a goner now, right?
  • The Curse of the Black Spot – Okay, so it turns out the Siren’s a medical practitioner, not a deadly ocean-beast feeding on pirates.  All Amy has to do is stick her hand in the consent form and voila!  A Rory she has no idea how to save!  As he lies on the TARDIS floor, we’re led to believe for a moment that Rory is finally, once and for all, dead.  For all we know, even looking back on it, he could have been.  It certainly doesn’t appear to have been any of Amy’s efforts that got him breathing again.  Could there be have been intervention from an unknown third party?

Rory as Kenny was found here.

Premiering Friday, July 8th at 10 PM ET/PT, Torchwood: Miracle Day  Will Feature Series Alums John Barrowman, Eve Myles and Kai Owen; New Cast Members Mekhi Phifer, Bill Pullman, Alexa Havins, Arlene Tur; and Recurring Guest Star Lauren Ambrose
Premiering Friday, July 8th at 10 PM ET/PT, Torchwood: Miracle Day Will Feature Series Alums John Barrowman, Eve Myles and Kai Owen; New Cast Members Mekhi Phifer, Bill Pullman, Alexa Havins, Arlene Tur; and Recurring Guest Star Lauren Ambrose

Torchwood: Miracle Day

New York, May 17, 2011 – 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.  This is the extraordinary premise of the highly-anticipated STARZ original drama series, “Torchwood: Miracle Day,” produced by BBC Worldwide Productions for STARZ, BBC Cymru Wales and BBC Worldwide.  The series will premiere on STARZ July 8 at 10 pm ET/PT.

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“Torchwood”s John Barrowman Expresses Concern About Possible TV Ban On Same Sex Kissing

Today, the network announced that in addition to Torchwood alumni, John Barrowman, Eve Myles, and Kai Owen and new headliners, Mekhi Phifer, Bill Pullman and Alexa Havins, that the 10-episode, hour-long “Torchwood: Miracle Day,” will also feature an impressive list of guest stars: Wayne Knight (“Seinfeld,” Jurassic Park), C. Thomas Howell (“Southland,” The Outsiders), Ernie Hudson (“OZ,” Ghostbusters), Nana Visitor (“Star Trek: Deep Space Nine”), John DeLancie (“Star Trek: The Next Generation”), Mare Winningham (Mildred Pierce, George Wallace) and Frances Fisher (Titanic, The Lincoln Lawyer).

Eve Myles – Gwen Cooper – Interviewed About Torchwood: Miracle Day

Additional actors starring in the cult sensation include: Arlene Tur (“Crash,” Eat Pray Love) and Lauren Ambrose (“Six Feet Under,” The Other Woman) who join the cast in an extended guest role. The show’s original creator, writer/producer Russell T Davies, serves as executive producer along with BBC Worldwide Productions’ SVP Julie Gardner, with Davies also serving as show-runner for “Torchwood: Miracle Day.”

Torchwood Miracle Day Teaser

Torchwood: Miracle Day” begins with a day when nobody dies. The result: a population boom, overnight. With all the extra people, resources are finite. It’s said that in four month’s time, the human race will cease to be viable. But this can’t be a natural occurrence – someone’s got to be behind it. It’s a race against time as C.I.A. agent Rex Matheson investigates a global conspiracy.  The answers lie within an old, secret British institute. As Rex keeps asking “What is Torchwood?,” he’s drawn into a world of adventure, and a threat to change what it means to be human, forever.

WATCH: 47 Years of ‘Doctor Who,’ Expertly Explained in Six Minutes With Torchwood

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Torchwood: Miracle Day  BBC Worldwide Productions

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“PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES” premiered at the Cannes Film Festival over the weekend and huge crowds turned up to see faves like Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush and Penelope Cruz.  The film opens in the U.S. on Friday.

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Legendary music group Duran Duran perform at the European Launch Party for Belvedere Red at the Cannes Film Festival.  Celebs including Jamie Foxx, Vanessa Hudgens and Jude Law were on hand to celebrate the launch, which inculded a concert and after party.