Monday, April 25, 2011

Mr. & Mrs. Pond at home with IKEA.

This past Saturday was the premiere of series (season) 6 of Doctor Who with a tandem release in the UK and the US. That is only the second time the US audience has been able to watch a Doctor Who episode the same day as the UK. If you are not a regular reader let me say I am a big Doctor Who fan and it has been featured on this blog frequently. The anticipation has been building for months and the premiere did not disappoint. As ever we are left with more questions than answers.

Who is River Song? Did you know who really die? Who was in that suit? Why did Rory said "gasoline" instead of "petrol"? I don't know but who would have thought that little line would generate a slew of anti-American tirades and conspiracy theories? What I do know is that Rory & Amy have IKEA in their apartment!

In the opening scenes of the episode we get to see the domestic life of the Ponds outside the TARDIS. First and most prominently is an EXPEDIT 4x4 unit.



During the commercial when I mentioned what I saw I got chastised for focusing on something other than the show itself (especially since I was making my whole family watch it). Although my spotting illness tends to get the better of me I must say, in my defense, in this instance how could I not notice it? Like an elephant in the room an EXPEDIT tends to stand out. If it had been a smaller item I probably wouldn't have strayed from the scene.

I only spotted a LUNS organizer/board when I was going back through the episode to get screencaps of the EXPEDIT. The one used here is white, you can see it on the left far wall.


We don't see too much more of their apartment and the kitchen is surprisingly lacking in IKEA from what I could see. It is refreshing to see a set that isn't entirely IKEA. It is good to show the world how well the right IKEA items can mix with other brands and styles.

My frustration that the premiere episode ended in a cliff hanger was dampened by the dedication to Elisabeth Sladen after the final credits. I had to explain to my non-Whovian family who she was and I was getting choked up talking about her. Indulge me as I take a moment and say good-bye here.

No. The universe has to move forward. Pain and loss, they define us as much as happiness or love. Whether it's a world, or a relationship... Everything has its time. And everything ends.   
- Sarah Jane Smith

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