If you own a DVR (or a VCR) you MUST record the new season of Torchwood.
July 19, 2009

(oh… and you’ll also need a cable or satellite provider that gives you the BBC America channel.   

 If you like good TV….

If you like thought provoking drama and suspense….

If you consider yourself in the slightest atom of your being a fan of Science Fiction….

You MUST record "Torchwood: Children of Earth"

It’s starts TOMORROW, on Monday for 5 nights straight.  Even if you’ve never seen an episode of Torchwood or Doctor Who, you can watch, understand and enjoy what is going on.

This is mindbendingly good TV and would NEVER have been made for American TV.
For as TERRIBLE as the first season of Torchwood was this… this was maybe the best thing I’ve seen this year.

It was Jekyll-good!

I know everyone is going to be buzzing about Comic Con this coming week, but it would be a real crime if this gets passed over by Sci Fi Fans.

DISCLAIMER-  This is NOT a show for kids!   Don’t watching with the young’uns.   Also there is homosexuality depicted between two of characters.     Just giving you a warning if you are sensitive to that sort of thing, but I would really hope that’s not a deterrent for people in 2009, and that you can overcome that bias in the spirit of watching a great story unfold.

Here are a couple of trailers for it to whet your appetite.





Just in case here’s a little be of Spoiler Free background on Torchwood from Wikipedia:

Torchwood (pronounced /ˈtɔːtʃ.wʊd/) is a British science fiction television programme, created by Russell T Davies. It deals with the machinations and activities of the Cardiff branch of the fictional Torchwood Institute, who deal mainly with incidents involving extraterrestrials. An initial 13-part series was commissioned by the BBC as a spin-off from the 2005 revival of the long-running science fiction programme Doctor Who with which it is closely interlinked. The main cast consists of John Barrowman, Eve Myles, Burn Gorman, Naoko Mori and Gareth David-Lloyd.

The series is set in Cardiff and follows the Welsh branch of a covert agency called the Torchwood Institute which investigates extraterrestrial incidents on Earth and scavenges alien technology for its own use (its origins are outlined in the Doctor Who episode "Tooth and Claw"). To paraphrase Torchwood Three’s commander-in-chief, Captain Jack Harkness, the organisation is separate from the government, outside the police, and beyond the United Nations. Their public perception is as merely a ‘special ops’ group. The events of the first series take place some time after the Doctor Who series two finale, in which Torchwood’s London headquarters were destroyed.


If I were you I wouldn’t read too much more of the Wiki entry as it does have spoilers for these episode.


I don’t know where they will go with the show after these 5 hours, but I’m with them all the way.

And now back to my regularly scheduled Comic Con preparations….



Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com. Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on MSNBC.com, Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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  • jeff says:

    It’s really kind of sad that you need to leave a disclaimer regarding “homosexual” relationships with this show. If people want quality TV, they should be able to take it in whatever form it is delivered.

  • H-Balm says:

    I will give it a try, and get back to you.
    Thanks for the reccomendation.

  • mentalpower says:

    Wow, I liked otrkwood seasons 1 and 2, so according to your comments, season 3 is even better.

    Pity I’ll have to wayt ages until one Spaniash channel picks it and dub it to Spanish (not that I need it, but in Spanish TV all series and movies are dubbed, so in the end there is at least 6 months delay, if not more).

    So please enjoy the series for me…

  • Darrell says:

    I’m so freaking heartbroken to be without television right now, as I love this show. I recently moved and don’t even know people around here that I could watch it with. My only hope is that it comes out on DVD shortly after it airs.
    At any rate, enjoy the show, I’ll be there in spirit.

  • sherry says:

    and yet, you’re not overselling it. At all. It’s on the short list for best teevee of the decade, and might be the best thing to come out of the ’05 relaunch of Doctor Who.

    I’d disagree with you on Torchwood season 1, though. There were big missteps, but it had some really brilliant moments, like the first time we learn Jack can’t die, the Cyberwoman, the risen-mitten (i’m convinced Pushing Daisies ripped this concept off), Jack meeting his namesake, and the best (if ultimately sort of misleading) season finale cliffhanger ever.

  • Watched ‘Day One’ and loved it. I just hope it gets better from here.

  • You_will_forget says:

    Saw this here in the UK.

    Considering the content, particularly of the final episode, I’m really surprised it was on only just after the watershed (it showed at 9pm here)

    It’s also a fairly accurate indicator of how the UK population view our leaders and our relationship with the Americans.

    Not for the faint hearted, especially if all you’ve seen is Doctor Who.


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