Pond Life

It’s less than a week left before Doctor Who season 7 premieres and the BBC has seen fit to give a bit of a tease to help alleviate some of the cravings we’re all having.  It’s called Pond Life and it’s a series of five short web-vids that detail some of the goings-on of Amy and Rory while the Doctor is off playing solo.

Meant to lead in to the new season and (possibly) sketch out some of why Amy and Rory are having “marital problems”, the first less-than-a-minute-long episode is now available for people to view.

And, coincidently, we happen to have it right here:

The second episode will be showing up tomorrow and they keep going, one per day, until Saturday, September 1st when the season kicks off.

And in other news…

Steven Moffat was talking a bit (as he is prone to do) about where he might want to take the show in the future.  Matt Smith has already voiced his intention to stick around through 2014, but only time will tell how long it takes for Smith to kick the bucket and a new Doctor rise from the ashes of the old.  And this time around, Moffat may be looking at picking up a female Doctor.

About this particular subject, the executive producer had this to say:

It is a part of Time Lord lore that it can happen. Who knows, the more often it is talked about the more likely it is to happen some day.

Some preliminary rumors put actress Lara Pulver (Sherlock, True Blood) as a possibility, though it’s obviously still a long way from making a decision on the matter.

Personally, I’ve been waiting for them to take a chance with a female Doctor.  It would add a whole new element to the show that I think is important.  The only thing as important, of course, would be that she’s a ginger, so Moffat could kill two birds with one stone.  Ultimately, however, it would be up to the fans and Moffat is likely chatting about it to gauge fans’ reactions to the possibility of a lady flying the T.A.R.D.I.S. around through time and space.

So what do the NerdReaders think?  Female Doctor good?


Thanks to both io9 and blastr for the heads-up on these.

I don’t know about you guys, but I’m already missing the Ponds like mad and there’s still half a season of them yet to come. This season on Doctor Who the Ponds will leave The Doctor in the fifth episode, “The Angels Take Manhattan” and many, many, MANY a tear will be shed during their farewell. Particularly if it will be as heartbreaking as The Moff has promised it will be.

But, before the Ponds make that fond and tearful farewell they’re getting their own spin-off web series called, Pond Life. It’ll be a five-part series and serve as a prequel to the upcoming series. Pond Life will begin airing on BBC‘s Youtube channel beginning August 27th, and it’ll play in full before the premiere of Series 7 on BBC1. Now word yet if we’ll be seeing Pond Life on BBC America, but again, it’ll be on Youtube so why bother.

Here’s the Ponds themselves, Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill, teasing Pond Life and basically being their usual, adorable selves,

Will you be sad to see the Ponds go? Or do you say good riddance?

Oh, and anyone else have the compulsion to get “Pond Life” tattooed on their knuckles? Just me? Oh, okay.

Source: io9