Oh I’m so using this as a reaction gif for current Doctor Who complaints now.
Can we just talk about the fact that Classic Who managed to get away with having almost an entire episode in which the only dangers were not having a costume and Adric eating all the food?
After my rewatch I decided it’d be fun to do a top and bottom 12 list of Doctor Who stories, and spin-offs (yes, 12, I am that tacky). So today:
Bottom 12 Spin-offs!
When I was about 5, the BBC repeated a few old stories on TV, and my parents, having enjoyed the show as kids themselves decided to let me watch it. The first story, Spearhead from Space, I was too scared to finish, the second I have no memory of, but the third was Genesis of the Daleks. And I saw the Daleks and Davros for the first time and was hooked. I recorded the story on video and watched it over and over, then my parents started buying the tapes to watch with me and my brother every Sunday after tea, one episode a week like it was a real live show.
And then when I was 11, two days before my birthday it came back. The show that I loved, but had never been on air during my lifetime, was on. And it was fantastic.