Sorry for the double Doctor Who posts, but since series 7 is debuting this upcoming weekend, there’s a plethora of Who news, and probably more to come. Anyways, the first episode of the prequel mini-web series “Pond Life” has debuted, and… it’s actually all about the Doctor. Not really about the Ponds at all. This would be less troublesome if the segment didn’t involve the Doctor meeting a nude Mata Hari, who causes him to raise his poker in a very, very obvious way. Had there been more time, I’m sure the next shot would have been the TARDIS entring a worm hole, know what I mean? Nudge nudge. Know what I mean? Nudge nudge! Say no more! Nudge nudge! Say no more!
You’ll notice I’m not mentioning the “backing vocals” bit, because it’s so terrible I’ve already blocked it out. Since I remember every godawful Slitheen episode, this should be saying something. Let’s just hurry up and get to the Dalek genocide, shall we?
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