It’s only natural that speculation about the air date of Asylum of the Daleks is everywhere. Firstly, there’s always a huge amount of apprehension when a new series hits screens because, y’know, it’s Doctor Who. It’s also been almost eight months since the last episode, The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe.
But we’ve been teased so much. Too much, maybe. We’ve had a killer trailer – actually, two killer trailers that’ve offered glimpses of Daleks, Cyborgs and Velociraptors. Doctor Who Magazine has been postponed for one week, apparently due to printing issues, and nothing to do with the launch date. And there’s going to be a special screening of said episode at the BFI.
Similar to previous years, most people think Asylum will be shown at a Bank Holiday – and the next one’s on the 25th August. That’s just over ten days away.
The BBC highlights don’t feature anything special for that Saturday at all, and we’ve heard nothing official. So should we get our hopes up…?
Well, The Washington Post has offered us a glimmer in their Going Out guide. Listed under ‘Movies – Coming Soon’ is BBC America: Doctor Who. Release date: 25th August.
If this year is anything like the last, BBC America will show Doctor Who on the same night as BBC One – so hope is still alive. As a further teaser, BBC America is screening special shows in the run-up to the new series.
Of course, Doctor Who is set to return in the Autumn, and that doesn’t really start until September. So will we see the Doctor, Amy and Rory back on our screens on 25th August? Your guess is as good as mine.
At the very least, it looks as if we’ll see the TARDIS back within the next month. That’s all that really matters.