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The members of the Torchwood Institute, a secret organization founded by the British Crown, fight to protect the Earth from extraterrestrial and supernatural threats.
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 Captain Jack Harkness / ... (41 episodes, 2006-2011)
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 Gwen Cooper (41 episodes, 2006-2011)
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 Rhys Williams (35 episodes, 2006-2011)
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 Ianto Jones (30 episodes, 2006-2009)
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 Owen Harper (26 episodes, 2006-2008)
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 Toshiko Sato (26 episodes, 2006-2008)
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Captain Jack Harkness, the former Time Agent and con man from the 51st century last seen traveling with the Doctor, ventures to early 21st century Cardiff. There, he becomes a member of Torchwood Institute, a renegade criminal investigation group founded by Queen Victoria to battle hostile extraterrestrial and supernatural threats. Written by rmlohner

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Torchwood: Children of Earth  »

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"Torchwood" is the first Doctor Who spin-off to make it to series, and the first dramatic spin-off of Doctor Who (2005). A failed attempt to spin-off a series from the original Doctor Who (1963) resulted in the television special, K-9 and Company: A Girl's Best Friend (1981), featuring the characters K9 and Sarah Jane Smith. After failing to produce a series, the pilot was broadcast as a seasonal special. See more »

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Captain Jack Harkness: [voiceover during first season opening] Torchwood: outside the government, beyond the police. Tracking down alien life on Earth, arming the human race against the future. The twenty-first century is when everything changes. And you gotta be ready.
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Easily one of the best shows on telly
9 October 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I love this show, from its inventiveness to its style and fashions to the ongoing drama of its plots. The cast is genius, and its the loveliest bit of sci-fi, fantasy, horror, comedy, and romantic drama on television in forever. I'm not privy to lots of the shows my mum's watched, but this show is as boss as it gets. What else is there to say. It's better than doctor who and better than Buffy, plus it's more sophisticated and simpler in some ways. Love it. Love it. Love it!! I need to start reading the books that have come out for it. I bet they're not as good as the show. Anyway I think it's so cool that it's going on, and I hope they make a movie of it soon.


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