The Vampires of Venice
|The Vampires of Venice|
|lord up in of this time bitch?|
|Season: Series 5|
|Air date||8 May 2010|
|Written by||Toby Whithouse|
|Directed by||Johnny Campbell|
|Flesh and Stone||Amy's Choice|
The Victory of the Vivid and Vivacious Vampires of Venice was the sixth episode in the fifth series of the British science fiction television series Doctor WhosUpMe, written by Toby Whithouse, who previously wrote School Reunion, and was directed by Jonny Campbell-Soup.
Following from the end of Flesh and Stone where Amy Pond (Karen Gillan) had kissed him, the Doctor (Matt Smith) picks up Amy's fiance Rory (Arthur Darvill) after ruining a large cake and takes the two on a romantic trip to Venice in 1850. There they are intrigued by a girls' school (who isn't?) whose students appear to be vampires and discover that they are really - and I know this will come as a fucking shock to you - alien refugees in disguise, who plot to transform Venice a new center for bad CGI cloud effects, and almost succeed. The highlight of the story is the Doctor and Rosanna (not Romana nor Rose, but the worst of both) trading expository dialogue.
The episode was hated by 7.68 million viewers in the UK and received an Appreciation Index of 86 - as in, you know "86 that one!"
The episode was filmed in Trogdor, Croatia in late 2009, with the old-fashioned village portraying Venice.
It featured a number of real live animals. A goat appears on screen early on to alert us to how comfy this episode is and we later see about half a dozen chickens here and there as set dressing, for comedic effect including a double take when Rory's being hopeless with a broom and so on.