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Thu 9 July , 09

Torchwood : Children of Earth (parts 1-3)

Filed under: TV — Tags: , — SFG @ 18:00

Yes I’m watching it, and yes, I’m enjoying it tremendously.

This post will contain some spoiler material that those that haven’t viewed the episodes yet may not want to know about.

To answer a couple of points that a poster (Paul) made on my forum (in this Torchwood thread), the concrete cell didn’t even register with me as being remotely like the interior of that concrete house made by Rachel Whitehead, but then, I have major problems with that particular story element, namely, it dried too fast, it should’ve ripped Jack apart when it broke up on impact, it really shouldn’t have broken up on impact (it should have buried itself more than breaking up) and Jack should have been cooked alive as the concrete dried.

Now knowing that Anthony Gormley, who did the Angel of the North, did something similar to the container that the 456 are in adds nothing to the story line to me.
I actually thought it more reminiscent of ambassador Kosh in Babylon 5 and the encounter suit. When he was out of the suit he had to remain in a sealed off portion of B5 with his own atmosphere.

I thought that the blowing up of the Torchwood Hub was a budgetary decision.
This has much larger ramifications in the mythos of Torchwood though, what happened to the people and creatures contained within it? What about all the alien tech that has seemingly gone up in smoke?
It’s all a bit too clean at the moment. These things need to be addressed if the show lives on after the end of this week.

On that note, if this is the future format of this show, then please, can we have two per year?
This is proper event TV and having just one week a year isn’t going to help with maintaining audiences – even though the BBC shouldn’t really be about the audience figures.



  1. No comment.

    Comment by Nick — Fri 10 July , 09 @ 08:45

  2. (8+/

    Comment by SciFiGeek — Fri 10 July , 09 @ 08:46

  3. 5.94 million people tuned in for the first episode of the show’s third season, it’s first on BBC One. If that doesn’t sound like a lot, previous season premieres have pulled in 2.4m (Season One on BBC Three) and 3.72m (Season Two on BBC Two), making 5.94 million an impressive leap (more than double than that of its lead-in, an episode of current affairs show Panorama) – and also enough people to win the timeslot for the night.

    Will this be enough to secure a fourth season?

    Comment by SciFiGeek — Fri 10 July , 09 @ 08:51

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