(oh… and you’ll also need a cable or satellite provider that gives you the BBC America channel.
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.
DO YOURSELF A FAVOR AND WATCH!
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….
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