Doctor Who: Pond Life (1/9/2012)
‘The future is really…’ A series of five online mini-episodes leading up to the launch of Series Seven (subsequently broadcast on the BBC Red Button service). Written by Chris Chibnall, they focus on the Doctor briefly intersecting the Ponds’ otherwise fairly humdrum-looking lives with stories of Mata Hari, the Battle of Hastings, and the Androvax conflict – and an Ood accidentally left on their loo.
They’re all funny (especially the Doctor arriving in the middle of the night, and out of synch), but mostly notable for showing a few, split-second glimpses of Dinosaurs on a Spaceship, and for Gillan’s terrible wig. But the last one leads directly into Asylum of the Daleks, with Amy throwing Rory out of their house, apparently in a rage. What he’s done, and what this all means is a mystery that will have to wait until next year for an answer.
Next Time: Asylum of the Daleks