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People keep asking me to talk about TORCHWOOD. No time right now, but, as a beginning, consider this. First, the return of perhaps Britain’s greatest television series:

And then, an equally important event — the first adult-oriented spin-off series from that show:

One of these has grandeur, and an awareness of its status as an event, just loaded with semiotics screaming “I am here and I am mighty, pay attention scum.” One of them looks like it was knocked together by my daughter in a Flash program with some royalty-free placeholder music, and is almost apologetic in its presentation. Can you tell which is which?

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