Torchwood: Children of Earth

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  • Torchwood follows the adventures of a team of investigators, led by the enigmatic Captain Jack. Set in the UK in the present day, the team use scavenged alien technology in a very real world to solve crime; both alien and human. Separate from the government. Outside the police. Beyond the United Nations. Everyone who works for Torchwood is young, under 35. Some say that’s because it’s a new scienc

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Studio: Warner Home Video Release Date: 07/28/2009 Run time: 300 minutes Rating: NrAmazon.com
After two engagingly frothy seasons of action-packed science fiction TV, the Russell T. (Doctor Who) Davies-produced Torchwood takes a decidedly dark and thoughtful turn in its abbreviated third season miniseries, Children of Earth. Here, Captain Jack Harkness and the Torchwood Three team, still reeling from the deaths of two of its key members in the previous … More >>

Torchwood: Children of Earth

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5 Comments
  1. All I can say is this show and script do NOT speak for everyone in England, Europe or others around the world. It is a very blatant and open attack on those whom don’t share the writer’s views. Seriously, if that’s all he can write about then get a job on one of the social web/blog sites and spew forth your liberal agenda there. Now I would not mind it if it was more generic like the ones made back in ’50s that were a general overall, makes you think sort of thing, but this is absolute rubbish. If you want to make a political movie fine, but leave SCI-FI out of it and also don’t destroy the work and characters that were created before which most people like.

    For those thinking I don’t like Torchwood, I do, but as others have said, this is NOT Torchwood or any sort of good science fiction at all. It is merely a guise for someone that has been given the power to write and direct what they want to make a statement out of their own personal views.
    Rating: 1 / 5

  2. I’ve been a fan of Torchwood from it’s first episode. I enjoyed the first two seasons. I knew from the very beginning of Children of Earth that while it might have some of the same actors as my beloved series playing characters dressed and named like ones I loved it wasn’t the same. There was none of the fun in it there had been in my series. If it’s dullness wasn’t enough, it was also full of ridiculous plot holes. Whether Russell T. Davies some time announces he intended it to be an alternate universe, that is certainly how it felt to me. I hated it, but it did give me incentive to revisit my Torchwood.
    Rating: 1 / 5

  3. I just watched this special on TV and it has to be the worst (or at least one of the worst) shows I have ever seen. An unbelievable waste of time. I have to admit i kept watching out of amazement as to how bad it was. The story line made no sense. The main torchwood characters were a joke. In one scene the Torchwood men confront the aliens with extreme bravado but immediately cave to cowering little girls when the aliens fight back. Amazing. Don’t waste your time or money. I cannot believe anyone would like this.
    Rating: 1 / 5

  4. Before I begin I would like to add that I understand that British television is not American television. They have a higher death count, grimmer stories, and greater mythology discontinuity then anything on American television- A general joke I tell my friends is “I love British TV, even their children’s programming will occasionally end in double murder suicide.”

    After the success of the BSG Reboot, and the wonderful reception it received, apparantly a unhappy ending, depressing, and dark show is what science fiction has become. If you want to make a great show apparantly killing and torturing your cast seems to be the current hip thing.

    It really does not work with this run of Torchwood.

    1- The idea for COE was not a Torchwood idea, but an independent idea the RTD came up with that needed a venue to tell it. It could have been a DR. Who, a Torchwood, or a Standalone story on its own- unaffiliated with the WHOVERSE. It ended up sadly as a Torchwood story.

    Unfortunately to make the great idea fit the Torchwood venue, RTD had to take a chain saw to the show’s mythology, continuity, concept, and universe.

    And it shows. Everything that Torchwood was it really could not be to tell the story in the way he wanted to.

    It is a hack writer who must destroy what he created after only 26 episodes to tell his newest story vision.

    2- The characters that you have come to love in Torchwood, their motivations and personality could not fit either, so you have atypical, un-incharacter actions and stupidity. With little to no common sense or use of the skills they have shown in the past.

    3-In interviews RTD has said about fan perceived COE’s shortcomings that basically it is his show he can do what he wants screw you fans, yadda, yadda, yadda.

    There is a history of successfull peeople who take that attitude, and based on past victories are given carte blanche to do what they want and pay the price with failing miserably when the fan base turns on them.

    CoE is a Torchwood story in only that it has been titled and packaged as such. It is an OK science fiction story if you watch it out of the Torchwood continuity and see it for a standalone, a throw back to 1950s and 1960s British Horror.

    Joss Whedon had missteps with his stories but he does listen to the fans, which has helped guide him and keep them loyal. RTD is no Joss Whedon.
    Rating: 1 / 5

  5. Torchwood Season 1 was ok. Season 2 was great fun (until of course the very end). Season 3: It all starts out well enough, but then… Well, let’s just say there is little joy here for the characters or for us fans. Torchwood was supposed to be about the Torchwood TEAM, wasn’t it? So much for that assumption. (Heck, even the SUV is gone.) Season 4: At this point, who cares? Presumably, Captain Jack continues to overact and dress badly somewhere in the universe, and maybe Gwen and Rhys end up in a happy sitcom world of their own. Everyone else? It was nice to have them around, but they should be relieved to be off this sinking ship.
    Rating: 2 / 5

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