Doctor Who: Season 7, Episode 1

Asylum of the Daleks (1 Sep. 2012)

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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 ... See full summary »



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Episode complete credited cast:
Oswin (as Jenna-Louise Coleman)
Daleks (voice)
Barnaby Edwards ...
Nicholas Pegg ...


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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Ruthie Henshall was originally cast as Darla. 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 »


Oswin: Run, you clever boy, and remember.
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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 »


References Star Trek (1966) See more »


Doctor Who Theme
Written by Ron Grainer
Arranged by Murray Gold
Performed by BBC National Orchestra of Wales
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Genuinely Good
1 September 2012 | by (Great Malvern, UK) – See all my reviews

No Spoilers - but an honest review.

I really had personal doubts as to whether I wanted to continue watching Doctor Who when I saw that Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill were being pushed out of the show (so I felt).

All I can say to anyone who reads this and hasn't watched this episode yet - DON'T miss it! It really is brilliant, and I am so glad that I gave it a chance. It was exciting, (after a somewhat startling beginning) - interesting writing and a lovely twist.

I shall be interested to see how the writers develop the plots of the next few weeks - but personally, I WILL miss both Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill and the contribution they have made to Doctor Who.

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