Doctor Who Prequel Series "Pond Life" Debuts Online
The long-anticipated seventh series of Doctor Who will kick off Saturday, September 1, with the series premiere episode "Asylum of the Daleks." If you simply can't bear to wait another second for some new Who (and I know I can't), the BBC has got your back. In anticipation of the show's return, the network has kicked off a five-part miniseries, Pond Life, with a new episode to air every day this week leading up to Saturday.
The first part of the prequel miniseries was released today, and features some new adventures with the Doctor (Matt Smith), as he narrates what's been going on in his life to the answering machine of the Pond residence. His activities, when he's not with Amy and Rory, include fire-surfing to get away from some Sontarans, meeting (and presumably being seduced by) Matta Hari at a Paris hotel, and apparently kicked off a rap career (a weird, short sight gag that doesn't really work). As the Doctor mentions that he has a malfunctioning Helmic regulator in his TARDIS, it's revealed that Rory and Amy are enjoying a glass of wine while listening to the Doctor's adventures. They toast him, and so ends part 1 of 5.
Pond Life, according to the BBC, follows "the Doctor, Amy, Rory and some surprise familiar faces! En route to visit the Ponds the TARDIS' Helmic Regulator malfunctions, leaving the Doctor popping up everywhere in time and space. Will he ever make it back to them?"
You can watch the first part of Pond Life below, and keep checking back into TVRage for more on this webseries.
What do you think about Pond Life so far? Is it tiding you over in the week leading up to the Doctor's true return?
Doctor Who series 7 will premiere Saturday, September 1 on BBC One in the UK and BBC America in the US, with the episode "Asylum of the Daleks."