Torchwood - Series 1 - Part 3 details
|Starring:||Gareth David-Lloyd, John Barrowman, Eve Myles, Naoko Mori, Burn Gorman|
|Directors:||Alice Troughton, Ashley Way, Andy Goddard|
|Studio:||2 ENTERTAIN VIDEO|
Torchwood - Series 1 - Part 3 - Disc 1
|15 Disc 1|
Torchwood - Series 1 - Part 3 - Disc 2
|15 Disc 2|
|Run time:||3 hours 17 minutes|
|Rental release:||26 Mar 2007|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
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arming the human race against the future.By JediSi (301 reviews) from Kent , 08 Sep 2007
[Highly rated reviewer]Torchwood is a spin-off from the highly popular 'Doctor Who' series. The series is about a group of renegade investigators of alien and human crime located in Cardiff in Wales. Starring John Barrowman as Captain Jack Harkness, and Eve Myles as his sidekick Gwen Cooper.
Out Of Time:
A plane from the 1950s lands in modern Cardiff, courtesy of the Rift; the passengers are reoriented by the Torchwood team, who become drawn closely to their lives, only to leave again just as quickly as they arrived.
Weevils are being abducted by humans. As Owen goes undercover to find out who is committing these crimes, he meets Mark Lynch. Facing demons of his own, Owen gets sucked into the fightclub-like subculture of which Lynch is a part.
Captain Jack Harkness:
Jack and Toshiko are transported back to the Blitz, while Owen tries to open the Rift, as Jack faces an unexpected secret from his past as they meet a handsome young American squadron leader named Captain Jack Harkness.
End Of Days:
The Rift fractures violently, setting the stage for an epic battle with Torchwood in the middle as they see echoes of the past and visions of the past.
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Customer ReviewBy a customer from UK , 23 Jun 2008Usually I don't like watching science fiction series, so I was quite surprised to find myself watching and enjoying virtually all of Torchwood.
The thing that sets this series apart from many other sci-fi shows, particularly for me, is the human element of the show. The characters are all normal human beings who are far from being perfect. They have their loves, they have their problems. In fact a large portion of this series is taken up with the developing relationships between the characters and the way that various aliens and alien artifacts change or manipulate what has already been established.
This is a fun science fiction series rather than a serious one. There's no graphic sex, no excessive violence and the swearing is usually justified. The cast are all good looking, in different ways, and there's a fair amount of bi-sexuality.
Jack is the handsome and bi-sexual leader of the group, a 51st century time agent who is currently settled on Earth, is a real flirt with some of his employees and currently can't die using conventional means because of something that happened to him when he last saw the Doctor.
Owen is the over-confident medic of the series, the one who wears his emotions on his sleeve, isn't afraid to say what he thinks and likes women quite a lot.
Ianto is to Jack what Alfred was to Batman, except for being young and sexy. He also wears a suit! He takes care of the hub whilst the others are all away and quietly cleans up after them, whether it's shopping bags or body bags. However he also keeps his emotions on the inside, so that you can't always tell what he's about until a crisis has occured.
Toshiko is the attrative computer geek but also the most 'normal' of the group. She is a little quiet and also a bit of an outsider.
Gwen is the ex-policewoman who unexpectedly found herself working for Torchwood. She sees situations through the eyes of a feeling human being rather than having the more hardened attitude that most other Torchwood workers have. She also struggles to combine her professional life with her personal life.
If you don't take your sci-fi seriously, if you enjoy character driven plots rather than alien driven plots and you don't have any problems with bi-sexuality, this could be the series for you.
The last two episodes especially are a real roller-coaster ride, with a 'surprise' twist right at the very end. In fact it was the final two episodes of Torchwood that really got me hooked and hungrey to more. This is a series you either love or hate.
Some people have called this 'an adult Doctor Who' but you don't have to have seen a single episode of Doctor Who to enjoy this because it is very much its own series.
Doctor Who for adults.By LostinLost (11 reviews) from Huddersfield , 30 May 2008Doctor Who for adults. Very good series i highly recommend it.
EnjoyableBy nexus (69 reviews) from Inverurie , 24 May 2008Never thought I would enjoy this Doc Who spin off. I thought it would be pretty humdrum. Could not have been more wrong. The story line is intelligent, (ok you've still got outlandish things going on, It is sci fi after all). It is nice to see a human element rather than quick shoot the alien. Well worth a look!!
Bring it on!By a customer from Scotland , 28 Mar 2008Cant wait for the next load of dvds to come through the letter box. Husband hates it so that leaves me, the cats, the sofa and the dvd all to myself!
GreatBy David Needham from Pickering , 18 Nov 2007Loved this series -- Waiting for the next