Watching Doctor Who on the television or on shiny DVD (or VHS if you’re old school) if you’re a fan can be an amazing experience. But when you involve another party, it can be a tricky business.
If you’re viewing an episode with a fellow fan, you can have a critical debate about your favourite bit of the story and the other moments that you choose to forget. If you’re watching with someone who’s not a fan, it can be a treacherous experience indeed. They can scoff at the slightest thing and give no consideration to the magnitude of the storytelling that they’re witnessing.
So hats off to superfan Neil Perryman, who not only sat down with his wife to watch every episode of Doctor Who alongside her sceptical eye, but also chronicled the progression of their journey on his website wifeinspace.com.
In a charming turn of events, the chronicles of their adventure together are to be published as a book, called Adventures with the Wife in Space, by Faber to mark Doctor Who’s fiftieth anniversary next year.
Perryman is very excited about the news and cannot wait for the release next year; his wife on the other hand is rather more worried about her views being expressed in a book:
I can’t believe it either. I’m terrified.
She needn’t worry, we’re sure that all of Doctor Who fandom will be very kind to her! You can pre-order Adventures with the Wife in Space: Life with Doctor Whofrom Amazon for £12.99.
(Via The Bookseller)