Not too long ago, about 20% of Screen Junkies readers likened us to the antichrist for having omitted T.A.R.D.I.S. from our list of Movie Time Machines. For those of you not in the know, T.A.R.D.I.S. is the inter-dimensional traveling phone booth from "Dr. Who," and not an elite task force of idiots, as the acronym may seem. An even smaller number of you may be aware that "Dr. Who" has a spinoff, called "Torchwood," airing on BBC America for the past few years. It’s actually a pretty cool show – sort of like an "X-Files" meets "Buffy" meets funny accents and bad teeth (it’s primarily based in Cardiff, Wales).
And next week, Captain Jack and the covert operatives from Torchwood are getting a five part miniseries, the first seven minutes of which you can watch above. "Torchwood: Children of Earth" premieres five nights straight starting on Monday, July 20, 9:00 – 10:15 p.m. ET/PT on BBC AMERICA.
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If you’re a Torchwood diehard, they’ll be at Comic-Con in San Diego with a screening of the final episode on Saturday, July 25 at 7:30pm and a panel session on Sunday, July 26 at 2:15pm. Creator Russell T Davies, executive producer Julie Gardner and director Euros Lynn are available for press. Torchwood: Children of Earth hits stores on Blu-ray/DVD on Tuesday, July 28. If you’d like photos or more information, please drop me a line.