So I was watching last week's Doctor Who episode "Dinosaurs on a Spaceship" with my son, and when the Doctor and his gang spot the first two dinosaurs, I mock-screamed and said, "AH! What would you do if two dinosaurs were running after you??" My son said, "That dinosaur's not a meateater, so I wouldn't be scared."
"Oh... really? Um..." It was pretty scary-looking. I just assumed that thing ate meat.
|So... so... so true.|
"It's a plant eater. The Doctor needs to be careful of his big tail, though, they have clubs on their tails..." and just then the ankylosaurs (for that's what they were, according to my son) came smashing around the corner, their club tails flailing. "See?" he said, beaming.
Next the Doctor inadvertently teleports himself to what appears to be a beach, and exclaims that pterodactyls are after them. My son referred to them as pteranodons instead, and said once again it's unlikely they'd eat any meat other than fish. "But they might peck at him with their beaks or something." At this point I could no longer stifle my laughter. (Or my astonishment and awe.)
And that's when I realized that what the Doctor REALLY needs in his gang is a five-year-old boy. ;)