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Matt Chats “Asylum”

Doctor Who “superfan” and entertainment news journalist Lizo Mzimba got the chance (yet again) to chat with series star Matt Smith this week, at the BFI screening of Asylum of the Daleks.

The chat focuses on the episode, and you can see it below. We’ll let you make your own minds up, of course, but as the first thing Matt says is:

“We’ve made them as scary and malevolent as we think they should be,”

before following with…

“I think on the design front we didn’t get it right,”

when referring to Victory of the Daleks, we reckon that Asylum of the Daleks could prove to be the best opening episode of any series of Doctor Who since 2005.

What do you think?

(Via Life, Doctor Who & Combom.)

Christian Cawley

A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

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