Twenty-Six Days of Creative Inspiration
Yes, I'm sharing more BBC love. If you don't know Torchwood, you have just hit sci-fi gold. This kickin' show only had a two season, plus bonus mini-series run*, which is a crime to rival the one season lifespan of Firefly.
Torchwood is an organization, separate from the government, created by Queen Victoria to protect the British Empire from alien threats. You all remember studying Torchwood in your world history class, right?
Today Torchwood guards the pesky rift in time and space that runs through Cardiff and lets all manner of aliens and supernatural annoyances through. The diverse, and I do mean diverse, characters, Captain Jack, Ianto, Gwen, Owen, and Tosh, make up the only barrier between us and any alien nere-do-wells that want to invade our good Earth.
Captain Jack Harkness, who hails from the 51st century, leads this band of warriors. He originated on Dr. Who** and is as brave and daring as any hero in my playbook. I'll gladly stand behind him when the alien invasion comes.
Thank you, Queen Victoria for having the foresight to protect the Earth.
*I'm not counting the BBC America incarnation of Torchwood. My loyalties lie with the classic BBC version.
**If you are not familiar with Dr. Who, come back on "W" day to meet him.
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