Doctor Who #901: Pond Life

"I feel so guilty." "Just eat your breakfast."
TECHNICAL SPECS: Webisodes first released Aug.27-31 2012.

IN THIS ONE... Five short skits showing the Doctor's shenanigans impacting Amy and Rory's domestic life.

REVIEW: More or less titled April through August, and teasing the start of Series 7 in September, all but the last are straight-up comic interludes. Either the Doctor is talking about (or seen) on his insane adventures alone (meeting Mata Hari, recording an album, surfing away from Sontarans, inventing pasta), or Amy and Rory are rolling their eyes at his antics (popping up in their bedroom at the wrong time - literally - or forgetting an Ood in their bathroom). An elaborate Yeti in the loo joke, the whole Ood thing is amusing (he becomes their butler), but one wishes they'd waited until Yeti were actually reintroduced on the show. And did the pop-in actually occur during The Power of Three? I suppose that's likely.

The last episode has a more dramatic tenor, setting up some marital strife in time for the series opener. It's all a big mystery here, but we do see an angry Rory leaving a despondent Amy behind. It's a tiny personal cliffhanger that keeps these two in the game even though, I really do think they've said their goodbyes. Ah well. I'd probably have watched a spin-off sitcom based on Pond Life, but that ship has sailed, eh?

- A humorous 6 minutes, with rapid-fire ideas, but little meat.


snell said...

Oh, I don't know...a 21st century British couple stranded in early 20th century New York? That could be a nice little spin-off sitcom.

d said...

Wow - I never connected "Ood in the loo" with "Yeti in your loo in Tooting Bec". Good catch!


Blog Archive


5 Things to Like Activities Advice Alien Nation Aliens Say the Darndest Things Alpha Flight Amalgam Ambush Bug Animal Man anime Aquaman Archetypes Archie Heroes Arrowed Asterix Atom Avengers Awards Babylon 5 Batman Battle Shovel Battlestar Galactica Black Canary BnB 2-in1 Books Booster Gold Buffy Canada Captain America Captain Marvel Cat CCGs Charlton Circles of Hell Class Comics Comics Code Approved Conan Contest Cooking Crisis Daredevil Dating Kara Zor-El Dating Lois Lane Dating Lucy Lane Dating Princess Diana DCAU Deadman Dial H Dice Dinosaur Island Dinosaurs Director Profiles Doctor Who Doom Patrol Down the Rabbit Hole Dr. Strange Encyclopedia Fantastic Four Fashion Nightmares Fiasco Films Within Films Flash Flushpoint Foldees French Friday Night Fights Fun with Covers FW Team-Up Galleries Game design Gaming Geekly roundup Geeks Anonymous Geekwear Gimme That Star Trek Godzilla Golden Age Grant Morrison Great Match-Ups of Science Fiction Green Arrow Green Lantern Hawkman Hero Points Podcast Holidays House of Mystery Hulk Human Target Improv Inspiration Intersect Invasion Podcast Iron Man Jack Kirby Jimmy Olsen JLA JSA Judge Dredd K9 the Series Kirby Motivationals Krypto Kung Fu Learning to Fly Legion Letters pages Liveblog Lonely Hearts Podcast Lord of the Rings Machine Man Motivationals Man-Thing Marquee Masters of the Universe Memes Memorable Moments Metal Men Metamorpho Micronauts Millennium Mini-Comics Monday Morning Macking Movies Mr. Terrific Music Nelvana of the Northern Lights Nightmare Fuel Number Ones Obituaries oHOTmu OR NOT? Old52 One Panel Outsiders Panels from Sheena Paper Dolls Play Podcast Polls Questionable Fridays Radio Rants Reaganocomics Recollected Red Bee Red Tornado Reign Retro-Comics Reviews Rom RPGs Sandman Sapphire & Steel Sarah Jane Adventures Saturday Morning Cartoons SBG for Girls Seasons of DWAITAS Secret Origins Podcast Secret Wars SF Shut Up Star Boy Silver Age Siskoid as Editor Siskoid's Mailbox Space 1999 Spectre Spider-Man Spring Cleaning ST non-fiction ST novels: DS9 ST novels: S.C.E. ST novels: The Shat ST novels: TNG ST novels: TOS Star Trek Streaky Suicide Squad Supergirl Superman Supershill Swamp Thing Tales from Earth-Prime Team Horrible Teen Titans That Franchise I Never Talk About The Orville The Prisoner The Thing Then and Now Theory Thor Thursdays of Two Worlds Time Capsule Timeslip Tintin Torchwood Tourist Traps of the Forgotten Realms Toys Turnarounds TV V Waking Life Warehouse 13 Websites What If? Who's This? Whoniverse-B Wikileaked Wonder Woman X-Files X-Men Zero Hour Strikes Zine