Enter 'Torchwood: Miracle Day' giveaway


UPDATE JULY 15: Entries are no longer being accepted. Thanks for reading and watch for a post listing the winning entries. Enjoy "Torchwood: Miracle Day!"

With "Miracle Day" just a few days away, Starz and I thought a celebration was in order. And that's good news for fans of "Torchwood." I'm hosting a giveaway of these fab swag items:

  • A promotional poster for "Torchwood: Miracle Day" like the "End of Death" poster above.
  • A BBC DVD boxed set of "Torchwood: The Complete Original UK Series"
  • And finally, the most awesome of the prizes in my opinion, a Soulless Mask signed by actors from the series.


For soon-to-be new fans, "Torchwood" is a British sci-fi series that for its first three seasons was set in Wales and followed the adventures of the Torchwood Institute, a group of brave men and women who investigate strange phenomena that usually involves aliens.

For Season 4, premiering at 9 p.m. July 8, the entire production moved to Starz, and most of the action to America. In "Torchwood: Miracle Day," Capt. Jack Harkness (John Barrowman) and Gwen Cooper (Eve Myles) try to learn why suddenly no one in the world dies.

What would you do if you learned that, no matter what you did, you couldn't die? That situation likely would change your life plan a bit, or at least your weekend plans. Maybe you'd go skydiving instead of bar hopping?

With that in mind, I want you to tell me what you'd do if Miracle Day really did happen. It's sort of a bucket list, except you'd never kick the bucket. I will randomly select three winners and each winner will get one prize from the list above.

You have until the day Episode 2 airs to enter. That's at noon Central July 15.

How To Enter the "Torchwood: Miracle Day" giveaway:
To enter the contest, leave a comment at the bottom of this post telling me what would be on your to-do list if Miracle Day actually happened and no one ever died. Only one entry per person!

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