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Wednesday, July 08, 2009
Coming Soon from BBC1 - QUEER SMELLERS!
Has TORCHWOOD gone too far?

Knockers!

In the third installment of CHILDREN OF EARTH, Day Three (boy, who though of those titles?), the not~so~great British public were treated to the notion that a disgusting old tramp can 'smell queers.' Poor Ianto, I thought we'd established in Day One that he was a 'bender'?!? I'm so out of touch with the terminology. Anyway, feel free to read on in a SPOILER FREE review...

The ROBIN HOOD comeback is on!

Tonight's installment kicked off in old~skool Torchwood fashion with a bit of gigglesome fun with the team stealing 'tech', transport and, erm, clothes. A bit groanworthy when Captain Jack proclaimed, "I'm back!" whilst showing off his 'new' coat but that was the only gripe I have in yet another terrific sixty minutes. Amazingly, the flippin' aliens turned up halfway through and not at the end (as I thought was gonna happen); so this particular geekoid was happy.

But are they Johnny? Are they all right...?

The scenes with The 456 and Frobisher - played with nut~numbing supremeness by Peter Capaldi - were simply bottom~huggingly essential. Top marks to the production team for creating a cinematic ambience worthy of an Alien film (well, one of the first two); the threat was tangible in the extreme. It also amazed me, and I would imagine a great number of other nerdoids, that such sci~fi imagery was planked out on prime~time UK telly. What times we live in!

The 456 reveal themselves! It's more hideous than I could imagine!!

Clem was back, freakin' out and being generally disturbed - and with good reason. Another character not getting much screen time but impressing greatly was Jack's daughter, Alice. Was surprised, and slightly aroused, to see her pack 'heat' so readily; I wonder if there's a story there... The Prime Minister - comically named 'Green' - continues to ooze unpleasantness and with him too there seems to be an even more sinister backstory. The denouement impressed no end and the mystery is as strong as it was all the way back in Day One (very different times to now). Looks like there's a helluva couple of days to come, bravo!

Knockers!

'Til the next time,
C.

Read a review of the fourth episode HERE.
Read a review of the second episode HERE.
Read a review of the first episode HERE.

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