Doctor Who News Karen Gillan as Amy Pond with Dalek and Time Lord

Published on June 26th, 2012 | by Meredith Burdett

What We Know About Asylum of the Daleks

Karen Gillan as Amy Pond with Dalek and Time Lord

It’s time to get our facts and fictions in order now that we have been blessed with the title of the Doctor Who Series 7  premier title.

Things are still very hush hush regarding the new series, we’ve got old friends leaving, a new friend coming and the big half century birthday you may have heard about. But what else is there to know?

For example, we don’t know much about the first episode of the new series but the excitement is enough with the title Asylum of the Daleks. Every model of Dalek that’s been in the show will appear in this episode including the best Skaro invention ever, the Special Weapons Dalek.

Arthur Darvill, meanwhile, teased:

Written by the mad man with a box of pens, Steven “The Grand Moff” Moffat and directed by Nick Hurran, the episode naturally features the ring modulated tones of Nick Briggs and also guests David Gyasi (who appeared in  Combat, from the first series of Torchwood).

The episode will be previewed twice. Once at the BFI on August 14th (or 18th, we await confirmation on this confusing detail) and a few days later at the MediaGuardian Edinburgh International Television Festival which runs from 23rd to 25th August.

Remember, much information is still to be confirmed officially, so don’t read too much into what is going on. Feel free to speculate, however…


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9 Responses to What We Know About Asylum of the Daleks

  1. avatar Jasmine says:

    I am looking forward to seeing it, it better be good after this long wait.

  2. avatar Victor says:

    Moffat having a go at a Dalek story at last? Can’t wait to see what his mad brain comes up with!

  3. avatar Kate says:

    How exciting!! Sounds like a fantastic way to kick off the 50th anniversary year! August can’t come soon enough.

  4. avatar Krumstets says:

    Incriminating, spoilery photo’s ? Daleks in straight jackets ?
    Davros in a padded cell?

  5. avatar TonyS says:

    Or a place of sanctuary for Daleks that are not sufficiently pure?

  6. avatar Mugen Pharoah says:

    This could be a Dalek ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’. Davros will appear in a nurse’s uniform…

  7. avatar katherine says:

    I want nice Daleks, preferrably ones that will stick around instead of get offed in the same episode they appear in. Who else is with me on this? People wnat ot see evil evolve and be redeemed, dang it!

    I envision Dalek Caan going on a smoothie bender and getting kidnapped.

    • We’ve already had redeemed Daleks twice (arguably three times) in the RTD era. It wouldn’t do for Moffat to be repeating that particular theme…

  8. avatar redmenace says:

    Sounds like it could be good… As long as River Smug isn’t in it… The thought of her whirling around in slo-mo killing thousands of Daleks is enough to make you sick… Let us just hope that the Daleks are back where they belong: as the Doctor’s No.1 foe… The Silence, my arse!

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