re: Children of Earth
- I know I'm going over old ground again but I would like to state that the storyline in the final episode of COE is hardly original. Some of the older sci-fi fans may remember a series called U.F.O. which was Gerry Anderson's first live action show.
In this the leading character is Commander Ed Striker. In one episode his young son Johnny is knocked down by a car and rushed to hospital in critical condition. He needs special drugs which his father can send to the hospital. However, an imminent alien threat suddenly takes priority and there is a delay in delivering the drugs. Ed rushes to his son's bedside later but it is too late, he dies. So he is really responsible for his child's death even if he didn't directly kill him as Jack Harkness did his grandson. His responsibilities as a Space Commander outweighed those as a father.
His wife tells him she never wants to see him again but that's just the cost of saving the human race. The price of liberty can often be high and sometimes even young innocents have to pay that price like the rest of us. As for Steven let's hope that Jack made the right choice and his grandson did not die in vain, that his sacrifice was worthwhile and that humanity is indeed worth saving. Sometimes however you have to wonder.
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From: "Daren:)" <twoshedsluxuryyacht@...>
Sent: Friday, June 18, 2010 5:28 AM
Subject: Re: [torchwood] re: Children of Earth
>I can't dissagree with any of what you've said,but you've got to admit that
>Children of Earth was a damned fine mini-series and I must say that it is
>the most riveting thing I've seen that is that long ever really, many a 10
>hour long mini series is mostly hours of boring big yawn stuff and you end
>up staring at the ceiling waiting for something to happen.
If I'd never watched Torchwood, I think I'd agree. But the characters were
pretty OOC. Plus, if I hadn't watched before I wouldn't have cared who
died senselessly. But a good mini-series if taken by itself.
> I bought the COE boxset and many a time I've told myself "I'll just watch
> episode 1 but get pulled in and end up watchng all the way though it's
> that good
I bought them before I saw it. Still haven't unwrapped them. :(
Someday. Of course, I have a bit of extra angst to go with it as my my was
diagnosed as terminal 2 days before Ianto died. It will be a while before I
disassociate the two events (strangely it was also the week of my son's
wedding which luckily I seem to manage not to associate with TW at all.).
> But I do hope that if and when they do bring back Torchwood with a season
> 4 they address the fact that Torchwood was taken out by a rogue member or
> the government and that MI5 had infiltrated their computer system as the
> aspect I always wanted to see in some never shown episode of the show was
> where they actually USED the often spoken power that Torchwood had and
> never used beyond the government above the police it comes off as if
> Torchwood was just kidding themselves
yes, please. And why the Rift was ok with no one watching it and what
happened to Janet. and. . ..