Russell T. Davies is an amazing writer!!! My wife, whose favorite TV series of all time used to be classic Doctor Who, never though the Doctor could be brought back. Now I think she says that no one but Russell T. Davies could have brought back Doctor Who, and then surpass it with his original series Torchwood.
Torchwood: Children of Earth has to be one of the best science fiction serials ever. Russell T. Davies did not focus at all on preserving every thing for future seasons, but instead went all out with an amazing and thought provoking serial, in which in the end everything came together. The fact that the story has provoked so much debate is just one more sign of its greatness. My wife and I spent hours discussing it after the final part aired. (In fact I left work early that day so that I could be home in time to catch it when it first started, rather than watch it later.) I am sorry that I am limited to giving the story only 5 stars.
When we watched Torchwood: Children of Earth on BBC America, we were very pleased that BBC America aired a 1 hour special before the 1st episode, in which they went over the history and writing of Torchwood up through the end of the previous season finale. Then after each of the 5 episodes of Torchwood: Children of Earth, BBC America aired a 15 minute special, in which the writers and actors discussed that evening's episode that had just aired. Fantastic stuff. Unfortunately, NONE OF THIS made it to the Blu Ray set.
One of the reasons we invested in Blu Ray was not just for the better picture and sound, but because Blu Ray sets tend to have even more extras than DVDs. We are very disappointed that this set has but a single 1/2 special. At a minimum we expected the trailers and all 6 specials. Now we have to transfer them onto a disc from our DVR. If we have to do that anyway, I almost feel like what was the point of buying the set on disc at all.
However, my wife points out that it should be bought because despite the lack of extras, it's not only still Torchwood but it's Torchwood: Children of Earth- one of the greatest sci-fi serials ever. In fact, forget limiting it to sci-fi, Torchwood: Children of Earth is one of the greatest stories and serials ever!!!