I decided recently that I should buy a couple of the classic Dr Who stories – ones I have always loved – and add them to my DVD collection. What surprised me a bit was discovering how many of the ones I remember most fondly were essentially horror stories, because I’ve never been much for horror.
Obviously, they are all firmly sci-fi stories too and I think they’re some of the best from that point of view. Maybe “kid’s show” horror is the limit of my tolerance?
I’ll admit I also threw in classic dalek and cyberman stories for my shopping list, because you just have to really. I’m tossing up adding a Sontaran story, having always been a sucker for the militaristic potato-heads, and – for the New Who fans – one of the weeping angels stories is on the list.
I probably shouldn’t be as excited as I am. But I am.