Science Fiction fans will definitely want to check out "Torchwood," a spin-off from the long-running British program "Dr. Who." The show revolves around a team of investigators who specialize in alien technology and incidents involving extraterrestrial life forms. The team, which works for the fictional and top-secret Torchwood Institute, is led by the mysterious and immortal Captain Jack Harkness, who has vowed to protect humanity against alien threats. Captain Jack is assisted by a team of secret operatives, each with his or her own specialization- a medical officer, a computer expert, and an administrative specialist make up the core team.
"Torchwood" is set in Wales and stars John Barrowman
, an entertainer who has made his mark as a stage and screen actor in the UK and in the USA. The multi-talented Barrowman has also recorded three solo CDs, embarked on live concert tours and co-written two autobiographies. He first appeared as Captain Jack Harkness in the revamped "Dr. Who" series and the character was such a success that "Torchwood" was created to give Captain Jack a more prominent role, premiering on BBC in 2006.
"Torchwood" is an action-packed dramatic thrill ride, with the viewer never knowing what new struggle the team will have to face from one episode to the next. Classic science fiction topics such as aliens, time travel and immortality, combined with a fresh and modern take on human relationships and global consciousness result in a show that appeals to a broad audience of mystery and drama fans.