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Published on February 10th, 2009 | by Christian Cawley

Torchwood Preview Press Coverage

The Guardian website has run a fun Torchwood-themed article looking ahead to Children of Earth and the series’ past and future successes.

Carrie Dunn doesn’t take Torchwood too seriously, and frankly nor should we.

She rightly points out the old "standing on roofs" aspect of Captain Jack’s life, the wasted deaths of two of the best characters (Tosh and Owen) in the previous series and

Where it all goes wrong though is her – she’s not alone in this, from what I can see – bizarre enjoyment of seeing Captain Jack and Ianto Jones getting personal with each other.

Here at Kasterborous, that fact still doesn’t quite ring true, despite everything the team has gone through together… it still feels forced.

The flip side of the coin is the Captain Jack/Captain John relationship – from the moment we met John, that seemed to work, to fit.

Elsewhere, Dunn refers to the casting of Peter Capaldi and Liz May Brice in the five-part series, as well as recalling James Marsters’ hint that he would be returning to Cardiff at some point, not to mention the lack of Martha and Mickey and the more permanent addition of Gwen’s husband Ryhs (Kai Owen).

Follow this link to view the Torchwood: Children of Earth trailer.

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About the Author

A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.




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