Neither Vampires nor Venice feature in this episode.
Having recently extricated himself from Rory’s bride’s voracious mouth attack, The Doctor takes the Ponds to 1580’s Venice for some good old-fashioned romantic marriage counselling.
Meanwhile, poor Guido is finding that there’s not much of a future in the boat-building business in the floating city of Venice, and decides to deposit his darling daughter at the Calvierri School for Mysterious Girls.
Unsurprisingly, the Calvierris are alien fish creatures (aka Saturnyns), hell-bent on sinking Venice and prostituting the local ladies to legions of sexually frustrated fingerlings with tingling ding-a-lings.
Perhaps the stars were aligned in a particularly aggressive fashion the night we recorded this review, or perhaps we all just needed to vent. In either case, have a listen as we delight in tearing this episode apart.
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