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Why I Won’t Miss Amy & Rory

Rory the Roman and the Kiss-o-gram Girl [source: fanpop.com]

I’m probably going to be one of a small few, if not the only one, who will not miss Rory and Amy Williams/Pond. I have grown quite bored with them and, to be honest, wasn’t a huge fan of them to begin with. Amy was a nice change at first, but she eventually felt like she was just “Donna: Part 2,” and I was never really a fan of Donna Noble until the time she had her memory wiped and was sent away. Amy was okay in small doses, but most of the time she was a big ball of annoying sass, just like Donna. Rory was decent comic relief and had some pretty badass moments, but he just seemed like Mickey: Part 2. Ya know, Amy loved him, but she didn’t really want him around to spoil the fun she was having with the Doctor. Near the end though, it felt like she was getting tired of the Doctor. She cared about him, but he was a bit of a burden in her and Rory’s life.

And that’s where she differed from Donna. Donna actually wanted the Doctor in her life, not at first but eventually she came around. Of course, that was David Tennant – the Tenth Doctor. Now we have Matt Smith, and I could understand why one might want him to go away. He’s still a distant third to Christopher Eccleston and my favorite David Tennant. I’m excited to see how the rest of this season goes, but I’m even more excited to see who the next Doctor is going to be and if he or she will be better or worse than Matt Smith. I’m not expecting the next to ever replace Tennant but maybe come close. What I’m trying to get at is that Eleven, Amy, and Rory didn’t quite have the type of relationship that Ten had with Rose, Donna, or even Martha, and it really kept me from making any kind of real connection with them.

When Ten separated from any of his companions, I was saddened. I felt his pain. I even teared up a bit. When he regenerated and uttered those final words “I don’t wanna go,” I cried like a baby. But when Amy and Rory were sent and back in time by The Weeping Angels and the Doctor and River cried, along with millions of Whovians, I felt no sorrow. Only joy and relief. Does that make me a bad person?

The new girl. [source: sciencefiction.com]

I’m hoping that the new companion will breathe some new life into the series and freshen things up a bit. To me, Amy & Rory overstayed their welcome by about a season. I think they should have left mid-way through last season. Jenna-Louise Coleman has her work cut out for her, but after her appearance in “Asylum of The Daleks,” I think she’s going to be able to hold her own and keep Matt on his toes. Also, I wanna see River’s reaction to a new companion that isn’t her mother and/or father. I think there will be a period of adjustment.

I’m not expecting another Rose Tyler, but something more than Amy and Rory would be nice.

And for the love of everything that is Whovian, can we have Capt. Jack meet Eleven?! I mean, c’mon already!

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The Doctor Who Scenes We Didn’t See

Screen grab from “Dinosaurs on a Spaceship” found on geeknation.com.

So, what happened to Rory’s dad, Brian, after the Ponds got sucked back in time? (Oops…SPOILERS)

In this charming addendum to series 7, we see the explanation pan out over several scenes that were never filmed. With music, a voice-over and charming animation, a loose end gets a satisfying, if bittersweet, conclusion.

 

Watch:

I got some chill bumps. How about you?

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The Pond District

Image courtesy of BBC

It’s a collection of Ponds. Get it? Narf.

This week, BBC released a series of mini season prequels called Pond Life in anticipation of TOMORROW’s (Sept. 1, 2012) return of Doctor Who. I’ve gathered them for you below because I’m a nice person. Plus, it gave me the opportunity to watch all of them again. Squee!

They’re light-hearted for the most part. However, there’s a touch of dark in the last one that seems to allude to some marital strife between Mr. and Mrs. Pond. (Again, poor Rory WILLIAMS.) And then, there’s the super big hint on one of the posters on which it appears Amy is holding a wedding ring.

So, yeah. Bumpy roads ahead in Companion-ville.

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Pond Life Debuts Monday!

Whovians everywhere have even more reason to rejoice! Not only is the beloved Doctor coming back into our lives on Sept. 1, but a new web series, Pond Life, will begin airing on MONDAY (August 27)!

Image courtesy of BBC

Pond Life has five parts and will feature Amelia Pond (Karen Gillan), Rory Williams (Arthur Darvill), and the Doctor (Matt Smith).

Pond Life provides us with a lovely opportunity to catch-up with Amy and Rory since we saw them at the end of the last series,” said Chris Chibnal, the series’ writer, on BBC’s Doctor Who blog. “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.  Travelling with the Doctor is one of the greatest things you can do, but it’s fun to spend a few moments looking at the chaos he can also bring.”

Slight aside: It’s still weird to me that these two are generally referred to as the “Ponds.” Poor Rory Williams; doomed to death so often without even the dignity of his own name!

Here’s an introduction to Pond Life from Gillan and Darvill:

Pond Life debuts at noon on Monday on the BBC’s Doctor Who blog.

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