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The Doctor along with an Amy and Rory who are headed for divorce are kidnapped by the Daleks. They find themselves before the Dalek Parliament and the Doctor is quite surprised when he learns why: they want the him to save them. A ship has crashed on the one place they will not go - the Asylum, where mad Daleks are sent to spend their days. Once there, they are assisted by the only survivor of the crash, Oswin, who has been there for a year awaiting rescue and making soufflé's to pass the time. Which leads the Doctor to ask the most important question of all: where does she get the milk? Written by garykmcd

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The scenes with Oswin were filmed in two days. See more »


About 17 minutes into the show 'Rory' wakes up in a room full of Daleks that are not moving, he goes up to one It has two lights on its dome but in the reverse shot from behind the Dalek (& from above) the light on the left hand side of the dome is missing, there is just a hole in the dome where the light should be. The shot changes six times so it is very noticeable. See more »


[first lines]
Darla: [voice over] First there were the Daleks. And then there was a man who fought them. And then, in time, he died. There are a few, of course, who believe this man somehow survived and that one day he will return. For both our sakes, dearest Hannah, we must hope these stories are true.
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits sequence is skinned differently for each episode of the season starting with this one with the Doctor Who logo and episode title covered in Dalek sensor globes. See more »


Referenced in Doctor Who: Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS (2013) See more »


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Performed by Rudimental
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Remove the Daleks and this episode may be OK!
23 December 2014 | by See all my reviews

Oh Dear, how can people call this the best episode in any way, it's not the best Steven Moffat episode, it's not the best Dalek episode, it's not even the best season opener, this is an abysmal attempt at creating a tense, action packed story that falls on it's face in the first 10-seconds, when the Doctor visits Skaro, the daleks' home planet, you know, the one he destroyed in Remembrance of the Daleks, whoops, but the biggest problem here is the Daleks, if you were to take them out of this story and replace them with any other powerful enemy, like the Cybermen for example, then you would have the exact same story. But no, the big thing about the daleks in this story is that every dalek in the BBC storerooms is being put into this episode, apparently, I barely saw any old series daleks at all, and just mentioning that a new series dalek once fought the Doctor on Spiridon, or Exxilon, is not satisfying, I wanted to see some old series designs, not to mention the story makes absolutely no scene. The Daleks tell the Doctor to go into the Asylum to switch off the forcefield, because it can apparently only be turned off from the inside, yeah let me think about that for a sec, not to mention that the President of the Daleks claims that Daleks must not destroy each other as they find that offensive, rubbish, just look at Destiny of the Daleks, Resurrection of the Daleks, Revelation of the Daleks, Remembrance of the Daleks, Evolution of the Daleks, Victory of the Daleks, and while this also shows the amount of imagination that goes into the titles of Daleks stories, if you watch any of these episodes, you'll see that this line is absolute Pony. But still the direction is very atmospheric, the acting is superb, the music is tense and the whole episode runs very smoothly, just a shame about Moffat's terrible script! Not the worst Moffat story, it's certainly better than Let's Kill Hitler, but still one of the worst!

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