Karen Gillan as Amy Pond with Dalek and Time Lord

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…


What happens when an eight year old kid watches the 1993 repeat run of Planet of the Daleks? He pretty much ends up here writing about the show that grabbed hold of him and never let go!

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