Sunday, September 16, 2012

Dinosaurs... on a SPACESHIP!



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. ;)

7 comments:

paul dolan said...

That's why Amy Puddle,( younger version of Amy Pond), got on so well with the Doctor!

JS said...

So true!

yourblindspot said...

This is one of my favorite blog entries in the history of ever. Our kids really need to hang out sometime.

Marebabe said...

Brilliant! Let's hear it for Professor Liam!

The Question Mark said...

LoL at the dinosaur knowledge chart. Truer charts have never been plotted.

What time/network do new Doctor Who episodes air on in Canada? I've never seen the show as it aired, I'm still catching up on old episodes (I JUST saw the one where Tennant regenerates into Smith).

Colleen/redeem147 said...

Space runs Doctor Who Saturdays at 9pm, but it reruns it again during the week. It's also available at www.spacecast.com

Nikki Stafford said...

Oh, I forgot to add something: when the Doctor jumps onto the dinosaur and calls him Tricey, my son laughed and laughed, and then paused and very seriously said, "But I would have called him Horny, because he has horns. Wouldn't that be a good name?"

Uh...

;)