Torchwood: Children of Earth re-joins Captain Jack (John Barrowman), Gwen Cooper (Eve Myles) and Ianto Jones (Gareth David-Lloyd) who are still coming to terms with the death of two of their closest friends. Despite their pain, they have a job to do.-BBC
For those not in the know, Torchwood is a BBC spin off series from Doctor Who, and like Dr Who, they have decided not to do a full season, but a kind of mini-series. Odd, since many BBC series are only 6 episodes long anyway, why make a big deal out of having only 5 episodes of Torchwood? Dr Who is just going to be a series of TV movies this year. Torchwood The Children of Earth will air first on the BBC and then a bit later on BBC America.
As usual our odd little group of heroes will have to fight the bad guys, the Government, and the odds to win the day. I like Torchwood, and was greatly shocked when a couple of the show’s regulars were killed off last season. It’s always possible that the other three will be killed off this season, though it is unlikely. We know, for instance, that Captain Jack will live for another couple of thousands years and turn into a giant head floating in an over sized fish tank.
The others, well, they are short timers like the rest of us, and could die at any moment.
When Torchwood started it was all about sex and aliens and things that go bump in the night-mainly our heroes have sex with each while they occasionally stop long enough to fight off aliens. The second season saw much less of Captain Jack’s nail anything that moves lifestyle and a few more stories with a bit of sci fi bite to them. Torchwood The Children of Earth seems to be standard Sci Fi fare. From the looks of the trailer, the world is about to be taken over by bad guys and only our heroes of Torchwood can save the day. I can hardly wait.