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Torchwood 

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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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4   3   2   1  
2011   2009   2008   2007   2006  
11 wins & 47 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
John Barrowman ...  Captain Jack Harkness / ... 41 episodes, 2006-2011
Eve Myles ...  Gwen Cooper 41 episodes, 2006-2011
Kai Owen ...  Rhys Williams 35 episodes, 2006-2011
Gareth David-Lloyd ...  Ianto Jones 30 episodes, 2006-2009
Burn Gorman ...  Owen Harper 26 episodes, 2006-2008
Naoko Mori ...  Toshiko Sato 26 episodes, 2006-2008
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Storyline

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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Death is not an option. (Series 4) See more »


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Official Sites:

BBC [UK] | BBC - Torchwoood.org [UK] | See more »

Country:

UK | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 October 2006 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Torchwood: Miracle Day See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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(26 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The words "Bad Wolf" are shown in episodes, indicating that Rose Tyler is trying to reach out to Jack Harkness. See more »

Quotes

Captain Jack Harkness: [voiceover during second season opening] Torchwood: outside the government, beyond the police. Fighting for the future on behalf of the human race. The 21st Century is when everything changes -- and Torchwood is ready.
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Alternate Versions

As this series was released in Spain before Doctor Who, the translation modifies some mayor canon facts in order to make them understandable for the audience. Because of that, the Doctor is always referenced as "Doctor Who" and Cybermen are called Cyborgs. No dubbing actors repeated their roles in both series. Some other modifications were also made when Doctor Who (1963) was first broadcast in Castilian Spanish. See more »

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Referenced in Screenwipe: Episode #5.3 (2008) See more »

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Signifigant rise in quality
23 February 2008 | by gfw_giganSee all my reviews

I hated the first season of Torchwood, because it lied. It promised to be a dark sci-fi series for adults. All it was was a show that pretended to be adult, with kisses and swears, but felt like a sillier show than Doctor Who, which is a great show, but Torchwood is supposed to be darker.

But then the second season started. The quality of drama and script and even acting skyrocketed. I suggest seeing it. At least, now I do. And the kisses and swears suddenly feel like they belong. I had some issues with the effects of the episode Meat, but the script for it was about perfect.

I only take off stars because of the crud first season.


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