I was disappointed that the Tardisodes werent included on the Doctor Who series 2 dvd until I watched them on YouTube.
These arent like the webisodes whose partial absence from the complete Battlestar: Galactica dvd set is a disgrace. The Tardisodes are just dreadful. Theyre so short as to be incoherent; theyre badly written and badly acted; they give away spoilers for the episodes they introduce; and theyre frequently inconsistent with the episodes they introduce.
Consider, for example, this Tardisode for The Impossible Planet, which is guilty of all four offenses. Why does she reassure him not to be afraid of the myths when she hasnt told him anything about the contents of the myths? Why does the scene appear to be taking place in the present day? Why is the behaviour of the Ood being revealed ahead of time, thus spoiling the surprise? And why is the Ood already being affected by the Beast before it has been exposed to its influence? Obviously if the Ood had started malfunctioning before the mission even started, someone would have noticed it.
For sheer boringness, the Tardisode for School Reunion probably takes the cake; for sheer painfulness, probably the Tardisode for Fear Her; but the worst offender as far as spoilage goes is the Tardisode for Girl in the Fireplace, which gives away one of the central mysteries in the story. There wouldnt be much point in devoting an episode to an investigation of the Mary Celeste mystery if it were preceded by a depiction of the fate of the crew.
I still think the Tardisodes should have been included as an extra, just for completeness sake. But I no longer miss them.