Someone wrote me a little while ago and asked why I didn’t have more Torchwood coverage. The answer is simple, but likely disappointing — I know very little about what’s going on with Doctor Who, and as a Who spin-off, I know even less about Torchwood. Which is either the reason why I’m not aware of most Torchwood news — although I might point out that you guys are more than welcome to email me about Who/Torchwood news, my address is just over there *cough cough*) — or the lack of Torchwood news isn’t helping.
That said, I did know that the Torchwood mini-series Children of Earth is premiered on BBC America this Monday, and someone was kind enough to let me run the first seven minutes of it. Since I also know none of you are filthy internet pirates who would download the series illegally, and certainly haven’t already watched it and loved it, thinking it’s the best thing to come out of Russell Davies entire career, I’m sure you’re eager and excited to see this preview. Right?
Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.