BBC and BBC America have debuted the first two installments of “Pond Life,” a serialized prequel that leads into Saturday’s Season 7 premiere of Doctor Who. You can watch them below.
Written by Chris Chibnall (“42,” “The Hungry Earth”/”Cold Blood”) and directed by Saul Metzstein (“Dinosaurs on a Spaceship”/”A Town Called Mercy”), the mini-adventure picks up the lives of the Ponds (Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill) at home, where their routine is regularly interrupted by the comings and goings of the Doctor (Matt Smith).
‘It opens with the Ponds at home and gives us an insight in to just what happens when the Doctor drops in and out of their lives,” Chibnall said.
A new mini-episode arrives each day through Friday, ending in a cliffhanger that leads right into the season premiere “Asylum of the Daleks.” The new season of Doctor Who debuts Saturday, Sept. 1 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on BBC America.
Been watching the surprisingly entertaining Planet of Giants DVD (with reconstructed episodes 3 and 4) and… I have nothing new to say about the BBC Wales Doctor Who program. Whimsical one-note wacky humor with stock aliens and random moments, silly time travel and all encompassing doom for the married couple who seem to do nothing but drink wine.
Series 7 opens this Saturday with a story chock full of more Daleks than ever before yet I wager it is really about Amy Pond or some convoluted hyper-time story that only pans out in the 13th episode in which the Doctor is Father Christmas and he dates Lady Gaga… man, I am getting grouchy.
Even the special edition Vengeance on Varos DVD trailer looks more interesting (and the picture is so damned clear!!).