Torchwood: Children of Earth

torchwoodchildrenWriter: Russell T. Davies
Director: Euros Lyn

Producer: Peter Bennett

Summary: Children of Earth is the 5-part episode for series 3 of Torchwood. It’s essentially the series finale, unless you count “Miracle Day”. Each part covers a day and lasts 2 hours. An alien race has come to Earth, taking over several of the world’s children. They are using them as a bargaining chip in exchange for offering prosperity. Captain Jack wants to save the children, even if it means going against the government.

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Torchwood: From Out of the Rain

rainWriter: Peter J. Hammond

Producer: Richard Stokes

Director: Jonathan Fox Bassett

Summary: An old cinema has re-opened, awakening old horrors. These are the Night Travelers, a group that Jack has apparently dealt with before. The team finds bodies with heartbeats, but no breath.

Review: This was a creepy one, and it seemed like one that could happen on the main show if they altered it slightly. The Night Travelers are good villains. Some good music too.

Overall Review: 10/10

Overview: The Christopher Eccleston Era (2005)

ninth doctorRussell T. Davies would be the person who would save Doctor Who from disappearing altogether.  He’d had some clout thanks to the success of his program Queer as Folk. He brought in several people who’d worked on Big Finish and Doctor Who novels, such as Paul Cornell, Mark Gatiss, and Rob Shearman. Rather than reboot the universe, he created the Ninth Doctor, having the Eighth Doctor regenerate off-screen. That Doctor would be Christopher Eccleston.

Oh, I did it again. I picked another stupid ape! I should’ve known. It’s not about showing you the universe, it never is. It’s about the universe doing something for you!–“Father’s Day”

About Christopher Eccleston

He was born into a working class family in Langworthy, Salford.  He had twin brothers who were eight years older than him He starred in Let Him Have It, earning his first breakthrough role in TV. When Eccleston became the Ninth Doctor, he was the first actor to play the role who was born after the series began in the 60’s.

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