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Torchwood: Children Of Earth Photos

July 26, 2009
NOW that Torchwood: Children Of Earth has aired on both sides of the pond, thought I’d share with all my readers the remaining press photos that I did not use with my previous Torchwood entries. Enjoy!
Jack (John Barrowman) falls for a trap set by Dr. Rupesh Patanjali (Rik Makarem). Photo courtesy of and copyright of the BBC

Captain Jack Harkness (John Barrowman) falls for a trap set by Dr. Rupesh Patanjali (Rik Makarem). Photo courtesy of and copyright of the BBC

 

Government civil servant Bridget Hastings (Susan Brown, center) tries to make sense out of the chaos unfolding around her. Photo courtesy of and copyright of the BBC

Government civil servant Bridget Hastings (Susan Brown, center) tries to make sense out of the chaos unfolding around her. Photo courtesy of and copyright of the BBC

The new "temp," Lois Habiba (Cush Jumbo) becomes one of Torchwood's most trusted allies against the threat of the 456. Photo courtesy of and copyright of the BBC

The new "temp," Lois Habiba (Cush Jumbo) becomes one of Torchwood's most trusted allies against the threat of the 456. Photo courtesy of and copyright of the BBC

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Johnson (Liz May Brice) is charged with eliminating Torchwood. Photo courtesy of and copyright of the BBC

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Gwen (Eve Myles) has a chat with prospective Torchwood candidate Dr. Rupesh Patanjali. Photo courtesy of and copyright of the BBC

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Ianto (Gareth David-Lloyd) and Rhys (Kai Owen) create a diversion! Photo courtesy of and copyright of the BBC

Ianto, Gwen and Jack settle into their new base of operations - the Hub 2. Photo courtesy of and copyright of the BBC

Ianto, Gwen and Jack settle into their new base of operations - the Hub 2. Photo courtesy of and copyright of the BBC

 

Jack "borrows" some transport! Photo courtesy of and copyright of the BBC

Jack "borrows" some transport! Photo courtesy of and copyright of the BBC

Ianto and Jack come face-to-face with the 456. Photo courtesy of and copyright of the BBC

Ianto and Jack come face-to-face with the 456. Photo courtesy of and copyright of the BBC

 

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Jack hopes Gwen can carry out what looks like his final order from him to her. Photo courtesy of and copyright of the BBC

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Gwen tries to stop the government from taking Ianto's niece and nephew along with their friends. Photo courtesy of and copyright of the BBC

Gwen watches as the children around her "transmit" a message to the 456. Photo courtesy of and copyright of the BBC

Gwen watches as the children around her "transmit" a message to the 456. Photo courtesy of and copyright of the BBC

Jack has no choice but to use the children of Earth to fight back against the 456, but at what cost? Photo courtesy of and copyright of the BBC

Jack has no choice but to use the children of Earth to fight back against the 456, but at what cost? Photo courtesy of and copyright of the BBC

As noted above, all photos courtesy of and copyright of the BBC, so please no unauthorized copying r duplicating of any kind. Thanks!

Kai Owen Talks About Torchwood: Children Of Earth

July 20, 2009
Kai Owen as Rhys Williams in Torchwood: Children Of Earth. Photo courtesy of and copyright of the BBC

Kai Owen as Rhys Williams in Torchwood: Children Of Earth. Photo courtesy of and copyright of the BBC

SPOILER ALERT!! – Continuing the Q & A series leading up to the BBC America broadcast of Torchwood: Children of Earth (July 20th @ 9 p.m. EST/PST). This time around, Kai Owen, who plays Gwen’s devoted husband Rhys Williams, talks about his character’s involvement in the latest Torchwood adventure.

In Torchwood: Children of Earth, Rhys Williams finds himself well and truly thrown in at the deep end, on the run with wife Gwen, as government hit squads hunt them down. Rhys is the ordinary guy in the street. He’s the average person’s eyes and ears and says what he thinks about the situations that Torchwood finds itself in, bringing the reality back to the team. It makes Torchwood real.

KAI OWEN – It’s fast-moving and non-stop, no holds barred from the get-go and it gets faster and faster, building to a massive climax. It’s also got a lot of heart, it’s sexy and it’s classy. And even though it’s a bit extraordinary at times, it’s very real. I think it has something for everybody. Torchwood: Children Of Earth is very different to the previous series. I loved the story arc. We were very used to there being different stories spread across 13 episodes – with the only constant being the characters. I was very excited about the scripts for this new series, even more so as Russell [T. Davies] had written some of them. Every episode gets better and better. The story is so strong that people who watch the first episode will have to watch the other four.

Ianto Jones (Gareth David-Lloyd) and Rhys assess the situation in Torchwood: Children Of Earth. Photo courtesy of and copyright of the BBC

Ianto Jones (Gareth David-Lloyd) and Rhys assess the situation in Torchwood: Children Of Earth. Photo courtesy of and copyright of the BBC

Over the years, Rhys has become fully aware of the dangerous underworld that Torchwood inhabits, but sometimes, as Kai admits, Rhys would probably rather not actually be so involved.

KO – To be honest, if he had a choice, I think Rhys would rather not become involved. He doesn’t run away from it – he’s seen so many things. He’s very brave and fully aware of what Gwen [Eve Myles] does and what she comes across. Rhys also knows that she’s absolutely fantastic at her job. He wants Gwen safe. If he was sitting at home knowing that the government wanted to wipe out Torchwood, then he’d want to be with Gwen. I think he’s happy to be more involved in this series because he knows that he can keep an eye on her, but he really wants to go home to his Mum’s and have a cup of tea.

Gwen (Eve Myles) and Rhys share a brief respite in Torchwood: Children Of Earth. Photo courtesy of and copyright of the BBC

Gwen (Eve Myles) and Rhys share a brief respite in Torchwood: Children Of Earth. Photo courtesy of and copyright of the BBC

Being surrounded by so many out of the ordinary events, Rhys has naturally become more aware of what’s going on around him. In this new series, his instincts kick in and he starts to put the pieces of the puzzle together at an early stage.

KO – Rhys is very aware of the weird happenings and what’s going on around him. When Gwen phones him, he knows something is up with the kids and that this is a job for “my Gwen.” He’s a lot more interested in it now, and he comes up with his own theories about what’s going on with the children.

As noted above, all photos courtesy and copyright of the BBC, so please no unauthorized copying or duplicating of any form. Thanks!

John Barrowman Talks About Torchwood: Children Of Earth

July 11, 2009
John Barrowman as Captain Jack Harkness in Torchwood: Children Of Earth. Photo courtesy of and copyright of the BBC

John Barrowman as Captain Jack Harkness in Torchwood: Children Of Earth. Photo courtesy of and copyright of the BBC

SPOILER ALERT!! – Continuing the Q & A series leading up to the BBC America broadcast of Torchwood: Children Of Earth (July 20th @ 9 p.m. EST/PST). Today, John Barrowman a.k.a. Captain Jack, speaks!

As the future of the human race hangs in the balance, Torchwood faces death and destruction and battles to protect the human race. After the potentially apocalyptic encounter, will Torchwood and the human race ever be the same again?

JOHN BARROWMAN – Anybody who loves Science Fiction or a good drama will fall in love with Torchwood. It’s action-packed, it’s sexy, it’s exciting, it’s an emotional roller-coaster and you just want to sit back and get ready for the ride of your life.

Of the new format to this year’s series, John Barrowman says:

JB – It’s changed in the respect that in series one we were crawling, series two we were walking, and now in series three we’re running.

JB – We know what Torchwood is and we know what it’s about – it’s full of drama and action.

JB – This storyline is one of the darker Torchwood storylines. Every time you turn a corner you don’t know what’s going to happen. And when you watch episode one you’re going to want more and more and more.

Things go from bad to worse for Captain Jack (John Barrowman) in Torchwood: Children Of Earth. Photo courtesy of and copyright of the BBC

Things go from bad to worse for Captain Jack (John Barrowman) in Torchwood: Children Of Earth. Photo courtesy of and copyright of the BBC

JB – You’ll learn a lot about the characters in ways that you’ve never known them before.

JB – If you like relationships then you’re going to see the difference in Jack’s and Ianto’s [Gareth David-Lloyd] relationship as well as Gwen’s [Eve Myles] and Rhys’ [Kai Owen] – but you’re also going to see the similarities.

JB – The characters have evolved in ways because we’re learning new things about them. It makes it really interesting for us to play as actors, and for the audience every episode will bring a new revelation.

Dr. Rupesh Patanjali (Rik Makarem) and Captain Jack team up to take on the alien threat in Torchwood: Children Of Earth. Photo courtesy of and copyright of the BBC

Dr. Rupesh Patanjali (Rik Makarem) and Captain Jack team up to take on the alien threat in Torchwood: Children Of Earth. Photo courtesy of and copyright of the BBC

The new show format is also something John thinks will prove entertaining to the audience.

JB – I think the one storyline works perfectly for this series. It’s epic, it’s pacy.

The series will reveal that one of the Torchwood team is hiding a dark secret – a potential catalyst for even more action-packed drama.

JB – One of the team is hiding a secret that will be a revelation to a lot of people – not only to the viewers watching, but to the team itself. It will be very uncomfortable for the characters. And people watching it will question why they did it. Will they be able to understand why they did it! But as in all things Science Fiction, as a series, we can touch on subjects that are not touched upon in a number of other dramas.

Jack and Gwen (Eve Myles) try to figure out what has happened to Earth's children in Torchwood: Children Of Earth. Photo courtesy of and copyright of the BBC

Jack and Gwen (Eve Myles) try to figure out what has happened to Earth's children in Torchwood: Children Of Earth. Photo courtesy of and copyright of the BBC

The new threat faced by the team takes on a sinister theme, using the children of Earth as a conduit.

JB – Anything that involves children doing stuff they are not supposed to be doing is creepy. I let my parents watch episode one and two with me and I watched their reaction. Normally they would get up during a show to get a drink or go to the bathroom, but they didn’t move. My Mom and Dad – who are my biggest critics – were glued to the screen. We finished watching it and the following morning my Dad turned to me and asked, “When are we watching [episode] three?” If they don’t like something I do then they will say it. They absolutely loved this.

As noted above, all photos courtesy of and copyright of the BBC, so please no unauthorized copying or duplicating of any form. Thanks!