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June 16, 2009

Torchwood: Children Of Earth Details

The BBC has released details of the new Torchwood series Children Of Earth.

In one epic story, told over five episodes, the new series promises to be Torchwood's greatest adrenalin-fuelled, high-octane adventure to date. As they battle against the odds, do they stand a chance of saving humankind?

Well, of course, because otherwise there would be no Doctor Who and no more Torchwood.

Some Torchwood spoilers ahead (if anyone cares)

An ordinary day becomes a world of terror, as every single child in the world stops. A message is sent to all the governments of Earth: "We are coming".

But as a trap closes around Captain Jack, sins of the past are returning, as long-forgotten events from 1965 threaten to reveal an awful truth.

Torchwood are forced underground, as the government takes swift and brutal action. With members of the team being hunted down, Britain risks becoming a rogue state, with the mysterious and powerful 456 drawing ever closer.

Wow, that actually sounds good. But I bet it isn’t.

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"Wow, that actually sounds good! But I bet it isn't." - Ah, that cracked me up. Good one.

I have a question: Is Torchwood actually popular in the UK? Does anyone care? I ask because here in the 'States we're told by shrill people that it's the greatest thing in the history of history, and everyone loves it, and then we're alternately told by people with deeper voices that the show is continually spiraling the drain and about to be cancelled at any moment.

From where I sit, the whole show just seems rather 'meh' and frequently rather ill-conceived.