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John Barrowman, Eve Myles | Rating: Not Rated
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This atmospheric DOCTOR WHO spin-off follows a clandestine group of investigators who delve into extraterrestrial phenomena. From the Torchwood Institute's underground headquarters in Cardiff, the team's edgy ensemble harnesses otherworldly technologies to battle both earthbound and extraterrestrial threats. In this thrilling five-part miniseries, Captain Jack Harkness (John Barrowman), Gwen Cooper (Eve Myles), and Ianto Jones (Gareth David Lloyd) face a deadly new threat that might spell the end of humankind.

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  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • UPC: 883929079780

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Genre:Television
Format:DVD

eBay Product ID: EPID73781829

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"Mostly, this run of TORCHWOOD is concerned with how evil both large and small plays out in a series of selfish acts and procedural moves. In that way, CHILDREN OF EARTH is like THE WIRE of science fiction." -- Grade: A
A.V. Club - Noel Murray (08/05/2009)

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Created: 07/13/09

TORCHWOOD: COE

Review For: Torchwood - Children of Earth (DVD, 2009, 2-Disc Set)

10 OUT OF 10 I WOULD BUY IT.
Captain Jack Harkness, Gwen Cooper and Ianto Jones return for a brand-new adventure in Torchwood: Children Of Earth, a five-part series for BBC One.
Day One: An ordinary day becomes a world of terror as every single child in the world stops. A message is sent to the governments of Earth: 'We are coming'. As a trap closes around Captain Jack, sins of the past return, as long-forgotten events from 1965 threaten to reveal an awful truth.
Day Two: Torchwood are forced underground, as the government takes swift and brutal action. With members of the team being hunted down, only Lois holds the key to Torchwood's salvation - but she is helpless as her superiors make plans for the mysterious Floor 13.
Day Three: The eyes of the world turn to Britain, as the 456 announce, 'We are here'. As a pillar of fire descends upon London, the members of Torchwood must battle to protect their own families, as the fight gets personal. But will Clem's memories destroy everything?
Day Four: Torchwood finally learns the truth about the events of 1965. But Britain is in danger of becoming a rogue state, and everything now pivots around John Frobisher, as the Ambassador of the 456 destroys its old allegiances and reveals its true intent.
Day Five: Torchwood is defenseless, and Gwen Cooper stands alone, as the final sanction begins. As violence erupts and the world descends into anarchy, an ordinary council estate becomes a battleground where the future of the human race will be decided.

DON'T READ SPOIL ALERT:
TORCHWOOD CARDIFF GETS BLOWN UP. CAPTION JACK IS ONLY BONES IN A BODY BAG
IANTO AND GWEN ARE ON THE RUN. IANTO GETS HIS SISTER TO HELP HIM OUT. GWEN AND RHYS ARE RUNNING FROM THE GOVERNMENT THEY HICK A RIDE IN A TRUCK AND GO TO LONDON. LOIS GETS A CALL FROM GWEN AND TELL HER THAT JACK IS ON A KILL LIST
SHE ALSO TELL THEM THAT THEY ARE BUILDING A THING FOR THE 456. THEY CAR JACK A THAT WAS PICKING UP A BODY WHERE JACK IS BEING HELD IN A BLOCK OF CEMENT. GWEN AND RHYS GET CAUGHT THEY AT TOLD TO DROP THE WEAPONS IANTO STEALS A FORKLIFT AND CRASHES IT INTO THE WALL DRIVES A BIG HUNK OF CEMENT OUT WITH GWEN AND RHYS. RHYS BLOCKS THE PATH WITH A TRUCK AND THEY GET JACK OUT. THE GO TO TORCHWOOD 1 WHERE IANTO JONES WAS FROM BEFORE JOINING TORCHWOOD CARDIFF.
LOIS MEETS UP WITH GWEN GIVES HER THE CONTACT LENS AND SHOWS HER THAT THEY CAN SEE EVERYTHING THAT SHE SEE AND CAN TALK TO HER AT AND THEY CAN HEAR WHAT THE PEOPLE ARE SAYING. LOIS IS SCARED TO DO IT BUT GWEN GIVE HER THEM ANYWAY.
THEY TREATED TORCHWOOD LIKE THEFTS GWEN TELL THE TEAM LETS ACT LIKE THEFTS.
THEY GET ALL THE STUFF THAT THEY NEED TO GET UP AND RUNNING. CLEM MACDONALD GOES BACK TO TORCHWOOD AND SMELLS JACK AND THIS IS WHEN YOU FIND OUT THAT JACK WAS THE ONE WHO LED THE KIDS BACK IN 1965 THEY NEED 12 KIDS BACK THEN. LOIS PUTS ON THE CONTACTS AND GOES INTO WHERE THEY HAVE THE 456 THEY RECORD ALL THE TRANSITIONS. RHYS TAKES THE LAPTOP TO A PLACE AND WAITS ORDERS JACK AND IANTO
GO TO WHERE THEY HAVE THE 456 AND LOIS TELLS THEM THAT TORCHWOOD IT COMING UP TO LET THEM IN BECAUSE THEY HAVE BEEN RECORDING EVERYTHING IN THIS ROOM. JACK AND IANTO GO TO WHERE THE ALIEN IS AND TELL THEM THAT THEY WILL NOT GIVE ONE KID UP THE DEAL IS OFF. THE DEAL WAS GOING TO BE 10% OF ALL THE KIDS IN THE WORLD. THE ALIEN IS MADE AND RELEASES A POISON IANTO DIES. JACK USES HIS GRANDSON AS A BEACON AND SENDS SENDS WAVES BACK TO THE 456 THEY ARE KILLED.
***TORCHWOOD IS OVER***

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Created: 08/27/09

Torchwood - Children of Earth (DVD, 2009)

Review For: Torchwood - Children of Earth (DVD, 2009, 2-Disc Set)

I watched this on BBC America.

I like John Barrowman and Eve Myles.

This seems to be the final installment of the series.

To me, it was very sad, heart wrenching to be exact.
Like the title says, it deals with children (of the Earth).
If you have the other two seasons of Torchwood, you will probably want this.

IF you know nothing about Torchwood, I would discourage you from watching this one.

Torchwood is a DR WHO spin off. Captain Jack Harkness (John Barrowman) heads the Torchwood - Cardiff Branch. Torchwood is a secret organization that deals with aliens.
There are several other people that round out the team, including Owen Harper, the medical doctor; Toshiko Saito (Sato), the computer/technology expert; Ianto Jones, office clerk whose character develops and expands throughout the series. Gwen Cooper is the curious policewoman who become a new recruit.

There are some crossovers when these characters appear in specific Dr Who episodes. The Doctor is referred to but never appears in Torchwood. Martha Jones appears in one episode of Torchwood Season 2.

The first two seasons are exciting adventure and melodrama.
IF you like Dr Who, you will probably enjoy Torchwood. Russel Davies did make this spin off intentionally a bit darker than Dr Who.

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Created: 11/20/10

Fantastic! Absolutely Fantastic!

Review For: Torchwood - Children of Earth (DVD, 2009, 2-Disc Set)

I'm a huge 'Doctor Who' fan, so naturally, I decided to give 'Torchwood' a try. While the first season was a little rough around the edges, especially by comparison to its parent show, the show got much better as it went on. 'Children of Earth' is phenominal, spectacular, and just downright amazing!
The storyline is brilliant and very well thought-out. Even thought the story is obviously fiction, it is presented in the most realistic way possible, and is actually quite believable (all things considering).
Needless to say, the acting is phenominal. John Barrowman always satisfies as Captain Jack Harkness (no pun intended), Eve Myles is brilliant and electrifying as Gwen Cooper, but Gareth David-Lloyd steals the show as Ianto Jones (particularly in 'Day Four').
Definitely worth your time, whether or not you watch 'Doctor Who' (although you get so much more out of it if you do). One of my professors is not a 'Doctor Who' fan, but abolutely loves 'Torchwood', and you can't beat 'Children of Earth'. A fantastic show and a must-have for anyone looking for something to watch.

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Created: 09/01/09

Torchwood - Children of Earth

Review For: Torchwood - Children of Earth (DVD, 2009, 2-Disc Set)

Why you bought it
I'm a HUGE dr who fan, and for those of you who aren't not familuar with that series. Its the longest running show in UK TV history. 45 years as of 2009. Torchwood is a spin off of Dr who. Children of earth is the thirs series for torchwood. But, you don't need to watch series 1 and 2 to get it. These 5 episodes stand on they're own. Its truly brilliant.

What you like most about it.
JOhn Barrowman. Orginally born in Scotland, his parents moved to the US when JOhn was very young. He grew up in the Chicagoland area and went to school here. Now, JOhn is back in the UK. Doing all kinds of brittish TV and i had heard rumors he will be joining the cast of desprite housewives in 2009-10. John is an AMAZING actor.

What you dislike about it.
nothing. its well worth buying a copy.

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Created: 07/27/09

Best of BBC

Review For: Torchwood - Children of Earth (DVD, 2009, 2-Disc Set)

This is one of the best series produced by BBC. If you like Doctor Who you will love this series. John Barrowman revised his role as Captain Jack Harkness.

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