Pond Life


Doctor Who Prequel: Pond Life – Karen Gillan & Arthur Darvill interviewed – Series 7 2012 – BBC One (via http://leaksfree.com)

Karen Gillan (Amy) and Arthur Darvill (Rory) introduce the dramatic, funny and fantastic Pond Life, a five-part mini-adventure featuring the Doctor, Amy and Rory.

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Dr Who Character Building Series 2 – Rory Williams (FIGURE ONLY – NO BASE)

Small yet durable, a good addition to the Lego dr who fans collection. My 7 year old loves having this as part of his collection.

Doctor Who – The Complete Series 5 [DVD]

Sometimes, change is good, as evidenced by Matt Smith’s assumption of the mantle of Britain’s beloved science-fiction hero, Doctor Who, in this stellar series. Replacing David Tennant, who was arguably the most popular incarnation of the Time Lord since Tom Baker, was an unenviable task for any actor. But relative newcomer Smith–the youngest performer to play the Doctor–makes the role his own within the first few moments of the series opener, “The Eleventh Hour,” which introduces his puckish interpretation, as well as companion Amy Pond (Karen Gillan). The pair, whose banter is a terrific mix of screwball humor and light sexual tension, are later joined by Amy’s fiancĂ©, Rory (Arthur Darvill), who is not quite whom he appears, as revealed in “The Pandorica Opens.” Old enemies such as the Daleks (“Victory of the Daleks”), the Silurians (“The Hungry Earth”), and the formidable Weeping Angels (“The Time of the Angels”) test the Eleventh Doctor’s mettle, as does the series’ central adventure, in which a host of the Doctor’s foes, including the Cybermen and the Sontarans, unite to seal him in the fabled Pandorica, an inescapable prison located within Stonehenge. The 13 episodes of Series 5 are thrilling, thoughtful, humorous, and altogether addictive–in short, as good a series of Doctor Who as any that’s been produced.

When compared to the archival Doctor Who releases, the six-disc set of the Complete Fifth Series comes up somewhat short in the supplemental feature department, but there are still a number of worthwhile extras to complement the episodes. Chief among these are the six commentary tracks, most of which feature newly minted show runner Steven Moffat (Sherlock), as well as Gillan and Darvill, and run the gamut from giggly, lightweight chats to informative looks at the production process. Less interesting are the video diaries by the three series leads, which are amusing but forgettable fluff, as are the outtakes and Doctor Who Confidential Cut-Downs. The Monster Files provides a look at the series’ key villains, including the new designs for the Daleks and the monstrous Alliance, which Moffat reveals as being comprised of whatever costumes were available at the time of shooting (!). A barrage of TV spots and promos, including a US spot, round out the extras. –Paul Gaita

MJ Fantastic fairy tales Series Five of Doctor Who was it's first in high definition and the first with all the new producers, including head writer Stephen Moffatt. This fairy tale series includes some fantastic episodes:- The Eleventh Hour, The Time of Angels, Vincent And The Doctor, The Pandorica Opens to name just a few, and the collection also has all the Confidential cutdowns and lots more features. A must for Doctor Who fans everywhere!!!

Hedge Witch "A Third Witch" Woo Who! How could I not love it? After all the angst about "Who is this young upstart?", "Who decided to have an incredibly 'young' Doctor?" and most of all "Who was the idiot who decided that Matt Smith would be the perfect follow up to David Tennant?" this first series (in my mind) proved all the naysayers to be completely wrong.This young man, under Mr Moffit's aegis, has shown us a multifaceted character, a young man's face that can express such old emotions, that depth of anger that links all three new doctors and a wonderfully whimsical surface that can occasionally make me laugh out loud.As far as I'm concerned Matt Smith's performance is the perfect antidote to the doomed darkness of David Tennant's last days as the Doctor and this first series has been such fun. Okay, many adult viewers have complained that the stories have been simplistic or ridiculous but they certainly showcased the new team's acting chops whether you liked them or not. Amy is growing into a strong, modern woman and if I had daughters I'd be proud to think that she was as determined, caring and intelligent as Ms Pond. We all thought Rory would be a damp squib that would turn up whenever he was needed but, instead, he became Rory the Centurion: Amy's guardian, a man the Doctor can trust and, bless him, the man who dies, all the time, over and over... and every time I'm as horrified as the last!So, yes, remember Chris Ecclestone's powerful, playful Doctor, weep over the little death of David Tennnant's demise but don't belittle young Mr Smith's performance. Remember that last episode where he sat beside Amy's bed telling her all those wonderful things, his face mirroring his emotions, the shadows of the old man drifting across his face and then tell me he's not the right man for the job.Long live the Moff!

Doctor Who: Series Seven – Part One

Join the Doctor, his companions Amy and Rory (aka the Ponds) and numerous friends on their latest escapades through space and time where they puzzle an unexpected invasion of Earth, save a spaceship full of dinosaurs, don Stetsons in a Wild West adventure and are even kidnapped by the Doctor’s oldest foe. The explosive series concludes with Amy and Rory’s heart-breaking farewell a race against time through the streets of Manhattan. Will the Doctor really lose the Ponds forever? There’s only one way to find out.

The last episode features the Weeping Angels.

Estevan Guerrera "avid learner" Yes, Series 6 was somewhat disappointing...I hope Series 7 is better! I agree with reviewer Ian J. Withers. Series 6 was disappointing, and much different from the previous sets of series. In my opinion, there is much too much focus on the 3-4 main characters. In previous editions, there were some great storylines centered around new worlds and the types of people who lived there. I hope the series gets back to that direction. Cheers!

debra Doctor Who Series 7, Part 1 like we all knew this first half of the series would be our farewell to Amy and Rory on the Tardis, and they could not have left in a more amazing way off screen than with the weeping angels. Steven Moffat is a genius when it comes to writing and no matter how many theories we put out on the story of how we think it all will end, Steven blows us out of the water every time with the unexpected and with our mouths hanging open in shock. Buy the series, it's well worth it whether it's the first series of Doctor Who you've watched or whether you started in the beginning or in the middle, wait till we see what Steven has for us in surprise for the 50th anniversary!Information on what you're about to buy:This Blu Ray or DVD set you are about to buy contains the first 5 episodes of the seventh seriesepisode 1: Asylum of the Daleksepisode 2: Dinosaurs on a Spaceshipepisode 3: A Town Called Mercyepisode 4: The Power of Threeepisode 5: The Angels Take Manhattan*It will not contain any Doctor Who Confidential's as they have been cancelled since The Doctor The Widow and the Wardrobe. Whether it will contain a Pond Life i think is doubtful because it is listed as being 225 minutes long and that would not include those episodes.* Most likely it will have NO SPECIAL FEATURES and if you want the features you will have to wait until the complete doctor who series 7 comes out which wont be until spring or early summer of 2013.- personally i will be waiting to buy the series until it comes out with the complete series so i will have ALL the episodes, behind the scenes footage, monster files, video diary's and hopefully a special for Amy and Rory about their final days on set! If you can't wait then buy it, but don't get angry when you only have the episodes and only 5 of them with no features in fact you're better off getting it on iTunes just for the episodes you'll be saving around 6 dollars and still have the episodes in HD to stream to your TV or watch on the go from your computer or phone!until next time...GERONIMO!my response to Ian J Withers:how i know the ponds will leave is because it's been announced for many MONTHS NOW of their leave. how i know it's gonna be amazing? 1 it's doctor who, 2 it's steven moffat as the head writer, 3 when not are mouths hanging out in the amazing writing of doctor who, 4 damn right the 50th will be amazing! there is talk of having other doctor's return and old companions like perhaps rose or captain jack. doctor who is brilliant, scary, completely mad and yes silly at times that's what makes doctor who amazing and why us whovians adore it! anymore questions? BOOYA!- debra

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