Tech students at Schenectady’s Mont Pleasant High School, with computer and electronic gear, work on an architecture project in March 1984. From left are Edwin Raynor, Joseph Pacelli, instructor Edwin Hudson and Tracey Wilday.
Doctor Who, the old television time lord himself, would have been impressed with Edwin Raynor, Jackie Kruk and other tech-minded teens in March 1984.
The young people were part of Mont Pleasant High School’s technical program, which offered college-prep courses. Edwin and his friends were working on a computer-assisted architectural design project. Jackie and her team had constructed a three-phrase transformer system. Thirty years ago, the teens were preparing for a March 12 open house.
The Doctor had his own technology, and may have used his “tardis” — the time-traveling ship disguised as a police telephone box — to reach public broadcaster WMHT on March 11, 1984. The station was running its annual membership drive, and a Who entourage made an appearance.