Friday, April 24, 2009

The New Season of "Torchwood" Coming in June

If you're a middle-aged, gay, white, British-SciFi-TV-Show lover like me (and who isn't), then you're just as excited as I am about the upcoming season of "Torchwood", starring out and proud actor John Barrowman as the dashing Capt. Jack Harkness.

The third season will be a five-part, single story entitled "Children of Earth", airing for five nights on BBC America in June. (Check your TV listings.)

A spin-off of the reborn series, "Dr. Who", "Torchwood" follows the exploits of the mysterious and immortal Capt. Jack and his team in Cardiff, Wales, where they monitor a rift in the space-time continuum. Naturally, all sorts of alien beasties pop in for a visit to wreak havoc on the human race. Since Capt. Jack can't die, he always manages to get the upper hand.

In the popular series, The Torchwood Institute was founded by Queen Victoria in 1879, (after battling werewolves with the time-traveling Doctor on an episode of "Dr. Who") to research and combat alien threats to the British Empire, and use their findings to restore the Empire to its former glory.

Fast forward to the 21st century, and we find a high-tech operation that is above the law, outside the government and beyond the U.N., ready to kick some alien ass.

Did I mention that Capt. Jack is a randy bisexual who will shag anything with a pulse? Lots of man-on-man snogging gives the show that little something extra that's been missing from the Sci-Fi genre. It's about time!

Watch the official trailer on YouTube.

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