Friday night at our house is Dr. Who Night.
Over the past couple of years, the kids and I have watched Tom Baker‘s, Peter Davison‘s, Colin Baker‘s, and Sylvester McCoy‘s turns as the Doctor. After watching the Dr. Who TV Movie with Paul McGann I gave the kids the choice to continue on to the modern series, or go back. They all voted for going back. 🙂
I tried to encourage them to go back to the very beginning, William Hartnell and Patrick Troughton, but they weren’t too keen on black-and-white. As a compromise we settled on the earliest Dr. Who episodes with color. So, for the past two months we’ve been making our way through the Jon Pertwee years.
When I first started Dr. Who Night, I was just sharing my love of the show with my kids. My plan was to show them a few episodes and stop if they didn’t like it. Turns out they do like these 30+ year old television episodes — cheesy special effects, crazy plots, and all. It’s great fun for the whole family, and one of the highlights of our week — we all look forward to it.
Anyway, I’ve got to go now, there’s a very scary blanket crawling across the floor of the lab (you’ll just have to watch the episode to see what I’m talking about).