Not all of that quote made it into this interview me and Rob WIlliams did for The Hollywood Reporter about our new Eleventh Doctor comic, but it’s how I feel.
(There was also a bit where I said that any packet of Golden Wonder with Colin Baker’s face on was canon. I stand by that.)
Your nephews’ mesmerisation reached its limit the other week when we watched TERMINUS. (I made them keep going. It’s character building.)
You utter bastard.
Still, Enlightenment is wonderful. But eesh. Have mercy with Warriors of the Deep at least. I think there’s legal precedent establishing that showing that to a child is a form of abuse.
Luckily - or unluckily in Enlightenment’s case, though we’ll get to it - we’re not watching them in order. They pick the Doctor they want to see this time, occasionally make a monster request, and then if there’s an arc on the go we watch whichever the next one is. (Hence Terminus - we’d watched Mawdryn - actual brain-exposed scares - and there was a request to know what happens next with “bird guy”.)
So we just had Rise Of The Cybermen/Age Of Steel (which I’d not seen since broadcast and was lovely to watch with kids, as I’m betting most of the RTD monster two-parters are - though even a 7-year old realises “Delete! Delete!” is a crap catchphrase) Next: Day Of The Daleks.
(I think it’ll be a long time, if ever, before I crack open the Warriors DVD. I watched it as a kid and mainly remember it as really dourly boring. Even to a DWM subscribing, Longleat-going boy (who had really enjoyed Terminus!) I think it did feel “grown-up” to me age 10, but almost all the Davison era had that going for it, bits of it even deservedly. If it wasn’t for the BBC’s fiendish box set packaging I’d have skipped it.)