BOOM! New TORCHWOOD Trailer Is The Truth..

Until now, Starz and the BBC have only shown fans brief snippets of the new Torchwood series, entitled “Miracle Day”. That’s all changed today with the Access Hollywood release of a new Torchwood trailer/sneak peek.

The extended footage provides a more detailed peek at the look and feel of the new series, while establishing the premise and introducing you (in exploady fashion) to the ‘new’ Team Torchwood.

Check it out right after the jump. [UPDATED with better quality video]

One of Miracle Day‘s main challenges may be to win over fans of the original BBC produced Torchwood. That being said, the BBC/Starz co-production looks pretty good based on the trailer. Of course, it’ll need to do more than just look good, but like any series it deserves a chance and hopefully new viewers will find the show.

“Miracle Day” has a simple but strong premise to work with. I’m particularly intrigued as to whether the ‘miracle’ at the heart of this series is a natural occurrence or of human/alien origin. I’m guessing it’s the latter, but how they tell that story will be key.

Oh, and by the way: Gwen Vs a helicopter? Only one winner, obviously.

Are you looking forward to Miracle Day? Does this trailer do anything for you?

Here’s the synop:

“Torchwood: Miracle Day” begins with a day when nobody dies. The result: a population boom, overnight. With all the extra people, resources are finite. It’s said that in four month’s time, the human race will cease to be viable. But this can’t be a natural occurrence – someone’s got to be behind it. It’s a race against time as C.I.A. agent Rex Matheson investigates a global conspiracy. The answers lie within an old, secret British institute. As Rex keeps asking “What is Torchwood?,” he’s drawn into a world of adventure, and a threat to change what it means to be human, forever.

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  1. Page 48 says

    Whew! I’m gonna need a blood transfusion after watching that. But why do we have to rely on “Access Hollywood” for a trailer? Where’s the hype from STARZ?

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  2. Scott Harris says

    So, wait, people stop dying, population boom ensues, too many people for the human race to be ‘viable’ in four months? Let’s check this with a quick BOTE (back of the envelope) calculation.

    Per US Census Bureau (but global information, and averages obviously),

    Births per day – 363,554
    Deaths per day – 154,138
    Natural increase per day – 209,416

    So, each day that nobody can die, we have around 150k people around who wouldn’t have been otherwise. In four months (120 days), that comes to about 18.5 million ‘extra’ people. Of course, another way of looking at it is that the population is increasing by 363k people instead of 210k each day, so it would only take about another three months to add that many more people anyway. Therefore, even if Miracle Day never happened, presumably the human race stops being viable in seven months instead of four.

    Ah, you say, but all these unable to die folks might be taking up more resources than the same number of newborn babies would be. Well, I don’t have any statistics handy on the nutritional needs of newborns vs. those in hospice care or whatever, but consider this – the people who really should be dead, but simply can’t die, by that same token *don’t actually need anything in the way of life-sustaining measures*, now do they? Indeed, some number of them are going to be in such bad shape that it’s not even *possible* to feed them or insert IV lines or what have you.

    Now, the supply of pain medications for use as palliative measures for these people, assuming we want to stay humane about the whole thing (and of course, there’s no longer a danger of killing anybody with an overdose), will quickly run short, I’ll grant you that. Depending on whether it’s still possible to fall into an entirely unresponsive coma, although not actually dying, I suppose.

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