So far the only ones that have been hits with the kids -I'm trying to get them to watch old stuff - has been the one half hour ep of The Chase, when they land in Frankenstein's house was requested on Halloween, and they laughed a lot at Creature In the Pit, one of my favorites but often dissed. It has tons of great one liners, which as tons of the classic shows have theories as rubbish as the sfx, is all I or they cared about.
Oh, I can't wait till my not-quite-3-yr-olds are old enough to watch Who
! They already know the TARDIS on sight (mostly thanks to this past year's Children In Need promotion on the official website, where the bear walked out of the TARDIS and waved - they wanted to watch that again and again and again and...) But that begs the question, what to show first? Eccleston, like I first saw? Someone "approachable" from Classic, like Davison or T.Baker, who would've been the firsts for Brits of my generation? Hmmmm... (It's like deciding whether to start your kids' Star Wars
experience with Episode I or Episode IV - tough call.)
I was next going to dare Sontaran Experiment, as it's 2 eps and very short (They've already sat thru -complaining all the way- Ark of Space and Genesis of Daleks) I thought short was the way to go with the next one.
Yeah, I thought that one was pretty good - nice to see the introduction of the Sontarans for those of us who saw them first in Sontaran Stratagem/Poison Sky
. (Wowza, the costumes! Yeeks...)
If he can sit still for longer tho, City of Death is good. (Nebulous, radio show spoofing Doctor Who and a couple of other shows, spoofed that for their final ep, Tempus Fugative) Humor of Douglas Adams, Duggin knocking everyone out, and a good storyline.
The hubby does
like Douglas Adams. Perhaps I can use that as a hook to draw him into a second serial. Plus, how can you go wrong with a John Cleese cameo?
Since no one sells the Doctor Who movie in the US, maybe he'd sit and watch it on the computer. A search will reveal Realplayer versions out there, I'm sure - chosen bcs it's not easy to copy so a safe way to show vids without someone pirating them.
Ooh! I'll have to look for that. Even if he isn't ready to watch it yet, that would give me
a chance to see it sooner rather than later! Hmmmm... <plot plot scheme scheme>