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Asylum of the Daleks 

The Doctor, along with 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)
Naomi Ryan ...
Daleks (voice)
Barnaby Edwards ...
Dalek 1
Nicholas Pegg ...
Dalek 2


The Doctor, along with 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 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 the rest of 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 soufflés 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 BBC had to put out a call asking anyone who owned a Dalek to contact them because they did not have enough to make this episode and that they needed Daleks of different eras. See more »


The Doctor rightly ascertains 'the truth' about Oswin due to the fact that she would not be able to get hold of the milk for all the souffles she claims to have been making for a year. But there are other perishable ingredients used to make souffles: cheese for example (if the souffles are savoury) and (just as important as milk) eggs. Oswin could have used dried egg but for that matter she could have used powdered or UHT milk. The Doctor should have asked about the eggs as well. 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 »


References She Done Him Wrong (1933) See more »


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I am going to take out a loan...
2 September 2012 | by See all my reviews down to New Orleans to the passport office (where i can get a passport in two or three days), buy a ticket to London (or maybe Cardiff), find Steven Moffat,,, And slap him upside the head.

I forgot that the new Dr Who season started last night - but i had set the DVR.

I just watched it.

I think this one qualifies as a shaggy K9 story.

Now, there's more than a little pathos, particularly concerning the central non-TARDIS-related character, and the situation Rory and Amy are in at the beginning of the episode, and it's pretty good pathos.

But the punchline...


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