Today’s installment of Pond Life was built entirely around a rather juvenile joke, but it made me smile. It also addresses one of the big problems some people have been complaining about — namely, “too much Doctor.”
This “June” entry lets Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill shine by highlighting the unspoken chemistry the pair have developed to great comic effect.
…at least, not as part of some grand 50th-anniversary story next year, that is…. Matt Smith seems to be of the opinion that show-runner Steven Moffat is not about to do something as obvious as an anniversary regeneration story.
He told Britain’s Radio Times:
“We want to make [the anniversary] as big and bold and as brilliant as we can because, we hope, it can be one of the monumental bits of TV history,” Smith told us. “But I doubt there’ll be a regeneration … “
Which is good great news as far as I’m concerned, because I absolutely adore Matt’s portrayal of the Doctor, and I’m seriously sweating him being “forced out” of the role by a contrived regeneration shoehorned into a “50th anniversary” story just because fandom assembled assumes that would make the tale “special.”