- Wittier (in that there were at least three lines that gave me a chuckle)
- More interesting (in that the plot actually started, finished and kept me watching in between)
- More relevant (in that it dealt with a real issue, genetic engineering, and one which is still pertinent today, if not more so)
- More convincingly performed (need I explain?)
- More credible in its portrayal of the relationship between governments and thinktanks (yes, the Doomwatch team have to fill out forms and deal with obstreperous Ministers-- I'd love to see the Torchwood lot do that)
- More mature in its attitude to sex (seriously-- I believed the relationship between the lady scientist and the office Lothario considerably more than I believe, say, Gwen/Owen or Ianto/Circuit Breaker from the Transformers Comic)
God, you know it's time to give up when you're outclassed by a series which is legendary as a byword for lousy early-seventies eco-sci-fi, basically the early Pertwee era without the jokes. I'm going to watch "The Invasion" this weekend and hope it restores my faith in the franchise.