Doctor Who Series 7 Premiere Gets Title, Possible Airdate

We've been without Doctor Who for what seems like years now. The series 6 finale, "The Wedding of River Song," aired last October, and aside from the polarizing Christmas special, our televisions haven't featured the Doctor's adventures. It seems, though, that it won't be too long until the TARDIS returns to our televisions; it's looking like we'll be back with the Doctor in about two months. 

According to Doctor Who TV, it's likely (but not yet certain) that series 7 will begin on August 25 -- exactly two months from today. That's a bank holiday in the UK, meaning that families will all be home to tune into the premiere episode. 

The series 7 premiere also finally has a title. Despite the many rumors floating around that the title would be the rather on-the-nose "All of the Daleks," it's instead been confirmed by the British Film Institute to be "Asylum of the Daleks," a much creepier title -- albeit one that's pretty ambiguous. Is it referring to a place where the Daleks retreat to safety? Or is it referring to the place where they put all the Daleks just too crazy to exterminate? Looks like we'll have to wait until August 25 to find out. 

The second episode of the series, the absurdly titled "Dinosaurs on a Spaceship," will feature guest actor Rupert Graves (Inspector Lestrade from BBC One's Sherlock). Series 7 will also mark the departure of regular companions Amy Pond (Karen Gillan) and Rory Williams (Arthur Darvill), who will leave the show in the fifth episode. Jenna-Louise Coleman will replace the duo as Clara, the Doctor's new companion, later in the series. 

It's assumed but not confirmed that the United States will air the episodes on the same day as the UK, a custom established for the show's sixth series. 


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- Steven Moffat
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Written by: mcpherson
Jun 25th, 2012, 4:12 pm


Message Posted On Jul 1st, 2012, 7:37 am
Yes! Amy's going! Yippee, maybe I can enjoy the show again now. Though it's a shame about Rory, he made it bearable to watch.
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