Sunday morning was the last guest-attended panel for Torchwood during Dragon*Con 2008. Gareth David-Lloyd and Anthony Lewis appeared and regaled fans with stories from the set of the British science fiction drama.
Among the many highlights was a question for Gareth and Anthony asking who they’d love to work for. Anthony wanted a 70s era Robert De Niro, while Gareth is a fan of Gary Oldman. The suggestion that Torchwood seems to be right up Oldman’s alley left Gareth speechless. Gareth also treated the crowd to a short, impromptu rendition of Dance Magic by David Bowie from the movie Labyrinth, much to the delight of the crowd.
Gareth and Anthony fielded questions from fans on topics ranging from the popularity of Torchwood amongst academic scholars, to which Gareth remarked he’d have to tell Torchwood creator Russell T. Davies about that, to a fan asking if Gareth, as a regular cast member, was worried about any changes to the Torchwood formula due to its move to the lead BBC-1 channel. Gareth replied that he wasn’t worried, and that the cast and crew were excited about it, as means Torchwood will likely reach a broader audience.
Gareth and Anthony ended their last panel at Dragon*Con 2008 to thunderous applause. We hope they return next year.