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June 25th, 2012 98 comments

Doctor Who: Asylum of the Daleks

Doctor Who: Asylum of the Daleks

The series 7 opening episode title has been confirmed as Asylum of the Daleks. It will be shown at BFI Southbank, London on August 14th 2012 at 6:00 PM.

The Doctor’s back! He’s joined by his trusted companions, the Ponds, and the three find themselves in an extremely precarious situation, where they come face to face with the Doctor’s oldest and most dangerous enemy… the Daleks. Catch the exclusive screening of the explosive new episode followed by a Q&A with writer Steven Moffat – recent recipient of the BAFTA Special Award – and members of the cast and crew.

Tickets go on sale On sale on 10-07-2012 at 11:30 AM. Details can be found Here.

Executive Producer Caroline Skinner said, ‘This is an epic Dalek adventure that kicks off the new series in explosive style! If you think you know all there is to know about the Daleks, think again…’

Asylum of the Daleks is said to feature every Dakek ever…


  • The 14th Doctor

    July 6th, 2012 - 1:46pm

    How about this theory: The Paradigm Daleks by this time have become stronger and more powerful than ever, but people across the universe have risen against them and they are locked in a brutal war against the whole universe.

    They decide that they need reinforcements so journey to a planet that houses a huge tomb of Daleks. The tomb served as an asylum for the Daleks during the time war (hence the title) and inside the tomb is every form of Dalek ever to have lived. The Paradigm Daleks wake the Daleks from the tomb up and expect them to obey them. However they do not. The old 60’s Daleks obey them, as they are also pure, but the Bronze Grey and Imperial Daleks instantly turn against them, and a Dalek civil war breaks out.

    The Doctor initially tries to stop the tomb from being opened, but when he fails he quickly leaves the Daleks to their civil war. This civil war will be raging on into future Dalek episodes, which gives the team the chance to use any sort of Daleks they want in the future. (I have a feeling they might want to sneakily stop using the Paradigms)

    (At some point I’d love Davros back. As long as they don’t put him in a Paradigm chair, I’ll be happy.)

    • Give me a Dalek any day

      July 6th, 2012 - 6:05pm

      That’s a very good theory. 🙂 I like it! 🙂

    • The 14th Doctor

      July 6th, 2012 - 9:37pm


    • Boodleoo

      July 7th, 2012 - 10:24pm

      hahahahahaha Davros in a paradigm chair made me laugh, imagine that. 🙂

    • The Time Lord of Doom

      July 10th, 2012 - 9:06am

      Excellent theory! I think it’s great! 😀

  • doctor who

    July 1st, 2012 - 3:32pm

    i think this episode will be part of the story arc this year and this episode will connect to the doctor returning to the shadows as the daleks may not recognise him after death at lake silencio and i think it could connect to the bigger story arc of the first question and the silence.maybe the daleks in this story are to do with the story arc and this could build up to the series final and bring davros back.

    • McGann is the Doctor.

      July 1st, 2012 - 6:53pm

      Hm, that’s not too bad a theory.

      How do you think they will have him come back, will there even need to be any reference to his death in Journey’s End ? ❓

    • Stormageddon

      July 1st, 2012 - 8:48pm

      Did he die in JE ????

    • ParadigmDalek

      July 2nd, 2012 - 5:10am

      Who knows? Could be, might not be, you never know with Davros…

    • Boodleoo

      July 7th, 2012 - 10:21pm

      I think he used an emergency temporal shift and got out or the escape pod again.

  • Boodleoo

    June 30th, 2012 - 9:21pm

    I think this episode will be a great opener like the impossible astronaut, but I don’t think the Doctor will win. I think he’ll just escape leaving the Daleks to carry on recreating an army until they return in a later episode in the series. Or I think judging by the title these Daleks might be crazy so maybe they are Daleks who have shown emotion or who have malfunctioned and so were imprisoned there but that would be a bit of a short story.

    • McGann is the Doctor.

      July 1st, 2012 - 6:54pm

      It must be like a prison of all these old Daleks.

      I thought it might be called “Tomb of the Daleks”.

    • Boodleoo

      July 7th, 2012 - 10:22pm

      Yeah that would be great.

  • Dalek Sec

    June 30th, 2012 - 9:52am

    Every Dalek on Doctor Who? Moffat, you better not disappoint me.

    • the werm

      June 30th, 2012 - 8:22pm

      Here, Here

  • ParadigmDalek

    June 30th, 2012 - 5:40am

    I’m hoping to see the Daleks as two unified armies, Paradigm/Renegade/60’s Daleks vs Imperial/bronze Daleks, with the white Supreme Dalek and Davros as the leaders.

    • The Spaceman

      June 30th, 2012 - 6:34pm

      That would be good but it’s only one episode it it was that ti would probably be a 2 parter.

    • ParadigmDalek

      July 2nd, 2012 - 5:15am

      Not necessarily, if Moffat wrote it well enough, it could be in one episode. The problem is, with Moffat, you never know if it’s really good with dramatic performances, or if it’s just part of a big sitcom spreading through time and space.

  • the funky whovian

    June 29th, 2012 - 10:44am

    Ive just been thinking about the series 7 trailer. when the doctor says “give me a dalek any day” hes in his stetson thus making that scene from ep 3. Does this mean that the doctor doesnt have too much of a hard time getting rid of the daleks if he would prefer them to the reckoner? Just a thought…

  • Dalek of Doom

    June 27th, 2012 - 10:07pm

    If I was Moffat I would have left Daleks till 50th!

  • Ronnies thoughts

    June 27th, 2012 - 6:13pm

    If im honest i have low expectations for this story as it seems more like a gimmic rather than a plot or a narritive the concept seems to conviluted to work then again i havent seen the story so who knows i may be plesantly suprised and i sincerly hope i am

  • the TARDIS

    June 27th, 2012 - 4:12pm

    Cannot say how glad I am that they are bringing back all the Daleks! William Hartnell Daleks and Genesis of the Daleks designs are my favourite, and I love the Special Weapons Dalek. And… since the old designs are all coming back, the focus will be shifted off the dodgy “pregnant” Daleks!

    • the werm

      June 30th, 2012 - 8:19pm

      i am loving this

  • Fox Moldur

    June 27th, 2012 - 2:45am

    Ethereal will be episode Called “phantom of the Hex” now that sounds exiting

  • Fox Molder

    June 27th, 2012 - 2:41am

    Terribel ttile, should have been Legecy of the DaleksIt’s gonna be bad, the whole episode will be like series 5 cold blood, them running down corridors avoiding dales that just woke up in some kind of Dalek Prison/Museum. Boring like The Rebel flesh two parter. But we can live in hope, it won’t be like the stolen earth unfortunately a well.

  • Doctor Stu

    June 26th, 2012 - 7:28pm

    14th of august a week before my birthday

    • the werm

      June 30th, 2012 - 8:21pm


      DearDoctor Stu

      Happy birthday
      , were giving you all the daleks ever in our episode

      the doctor who team !


  • Doctor Stu

    June 26th, 2012 - 7:24pm

    if the daleks are in the first episode it might not be something big. like in series 3 the dalek story was in the middle of the series and the big plot was the master returning. this could be a similr thing


      June 26th, 2012 - 8:10pm

      I agree with you although it still might be good


    June 26th, 2012 - 7:23pm

    I reckon everyone will hate me for saying this bit I don’t think it will that good because only the first episode so by episode 4 everyone would have just forgotten about this :/ they should have made a bigger thing about if the daleks just don’t seem like such a big thing anymore it’s going to be AWSOME to see the old ones but I bet it’s gonna be rushed :/ I’m not putting my hopes up high

    • Give me a Dalek any day

      June 26th, 2012 - 8:09pm

      I’m glad to see the Daleks back. They’ve had their well earned break and now they’re back. 😀


      June 26th, 2012 - 8:12pm

      Yer I agree with you it’s going to be AWSOME 🙂 but what I said before is what I THINK might happen I love the daleks!!!! My favorite monster!

    • Fox Molder

      June 27th, 2012 - 2:43am

      Its nor gonna be as epic as the stolen earth. Them just avoiding reanimated daleks on Dalek prison on an Abandoned Penal planet. End of. Forget and move on to Ep 2


      June 27th, 2012 - 7:19am

      I disagree I think the story line will be great nd stolen earth I thought wasn’t that good I mean the red supreme DALEK looked awful and we saw no development in the daleks them self really

  • Blink

    June 26th, 2012 - 2:46pm

    What does everyone think Asylum of the Daleks is doing to be like

    • Anonymous

      June 26th, 2012 - 3:19pm

      better then genesis

    • Blink

      June 26th, 2012 - 4:18pm

      Sorry I should’ve been more clear. I meant plot wise.

    • booboo

      June 26th, 2012 - 4:40pm

      may be a lead in to the 50th

    • Anonymous

      June 26th, 2012 - 4:37pm

      the daleks have found more progenitors and have created more daleks. each dalek design is a differant dalek rank.I have a feeling that davros or the evil of the daleks emperor will return

    • Give me a Dalek any day

      June 26th, 2012 - 6:21pm

      Asylum of the Daleks is only the start of the mad, wonderful rollercoaster that is Series 7 (or 33). There’s lots more to look forward to after that and I am definitely excited! I can’t wait any longer! 😀

    • ParadigmDalek

      June 30th, 2012 - 5:45am

      Hm, the Daleks made secret bunkers on worlds they conquered, hidden from all other creatures. These bunkers contained Daleks, so if the Daleks ever died out, ther would be a signal transmitting from every Dalek’s casing, and when all the signals stopped transmitting, the bunker would release an army of Daleks, and as the Daleks improved on themselves, they would add newer, more updated Daleks, and just leave the old ones there. And when the Progenitor malfunctions and stops making Daleks, they go to one of these bunkers to awaken an army, but little do they know, Davros is already there, with plans to make his own army of Daleks…

    • ParadigmDalek

      June 30th, 2012 - 5:45am

      At least, that’s my theory

  • The Time Lord of Doom

    June 26th, 2012 - 8:21am

    Booboo more news! An episode in Series 7 part 2 is called Phantoms of the Hex. It’s possibly episode 11 and actress that’s in it said it but I can’t remember her name. 😐

    • booboo

      June 26th, 2012 - 8:41am

      that could just be a working title

    • The Time Lord of Doom

      June 26th, 2012 - 12:14pm

      But booboo how could it be when the actress herself said it? I don’t understand.

    • booboo

      June 26th, 2012 - 12:20pm

      episodes are often given working titles before the final one in decided, happens all the time.not saying this isn’t the final name just that it might not be and i think the BBC would rather it was revealed via official channels than someone’s CV to be honest.

      Remember these from last year?…

      The Impossible Astronaut – The Year of the Moon

      The Curse of the Black Spot – Siren

      The Almost People – Gangers

      A Good Man Goes to War – Demons Run

      Night Terrors – What are Little Boys Made of

      Closing Time – Carry-On Lodging

      The Wedding of River Song – The Wedding

    • The Time Lord of Doom

      June 26th, 2012 - 1:20pm

      I knew all of them apart from The Curse of the black Spot and Closing Time. 😐

    • Anonymous

      June 26th, 2012 - 9:43pm

      The Girl Who Waited had several as well, and Closing Time was also briefly Three Cybermen and a Baby (until the budget got boosted and they could have a fourth Cyberman).

  • Sebatron

    June 26th, 2012 - 2:53am

    Yes! Yes! Yes! THIS IS GREAT!!!

  • Harold Saxon

    June 26th, 2012 - 12:07am

    Sounds interesting,i think it will fun to watch.

  • CG

    June 25th, 2012 - 10:41pm

    So this episode is being billed as ‘epic’. How we can expect an epic adventure in the space of only 45 minutes is anyone’s guess.

    This needs to be something special. If not a 2 parter, then a longer episode.

    And as for every Dalek ever appearing. Does that mean millions of Daleks will be in this episode? I think not. Surely every incarnation of Dalek ever would be a more apt description.

    • matt smithy

      June 26th, 2012 - 7:12am

      “the doctors wife”, “the big bang” “journeys end”. All epic 45 minute episodes. If they can do that, they can do this!

    • Dalek Sec

      June 26th, 2012 - 7:30am

      Yes, but having every Dalek ever, would need to at least be a two parter. Every Dalek Ever would be just too awesome to be in one episode.

    • Give me a Dalek any day

      June 26th, 2012 - 8:47am

      I hope it’s longer than 45 minutes just so we can have more Dalek action. 😀
      Also, I hate to sound too picky, but Journey’s End was 75 minutes (I think. It was definitely longer than 45) and The Big Bang was 55 minutes. Wait a second! The Big Bang was 2 years ago today. 😀 Happy 2 years since our Universe was rebooted! 😀

    • The Time Lord of Doom

      June 26th, 2012 - 12:13pm

      Oh Give me a Dalek Any day, you always make me laugh! “Happy 2 years since our universe was rebooted!”. 😆 Also Journey’s End was definetaly not that long! That’s as long as Voyage of the Damned. It was around 60-65 minutes I think.

    • Give me a Dalek any day

      June 26th, 2012 - 12:45pm

      That means it’s also 2 years since the Fez. Oh and it’s Amy and Rory’s wedding anniversary, but nothing (and I mean nothing) beats a Fez! 😀

    • The Time Lord of Doom

      June 26th, 2012 - 1:19pm

      Lol happy anniversary, Amy and Rory! 🙂

    • Alex

      June 26th, 2012 - 2:45pm

      Davros better be back! It wouldn’t be right bringing all of them back and leaving him out.

    • matt smithy

      June 26th, 2012 - 4:30pm

      LOL thanks for telling me but I didn’t expect This much feedback! Happy anivercary amy and rory! Ps This is from my phone so expect bad spelling :/

    • Commander Strax

      June 27th, 2012 - 5:40pm

      it NEEDS to be a 2 parter.

  • dr who fan 4 ever

    June 25th, 2012 - 9:28pm

    My mom said its this or the experience what should i do

    • Cyberking281

      June 25th, 2012 - 10:01pm

      I think you should definately choose doctor who experience because i had an amazing time there when i went and if you dont go to the episode 1 screening, you’ll only have to wait for about 2 weeks for it to be on tv

    • TARDIS

      June 25th, 2012 - 10:23pm

      You’re going from all the way from the USA?

    • Commander Strax

      June 27th, 2012 - 5:41pm

      dr who experience ive been its brilliant

    • dr who fan 4 ever

      July 13th, 2012 - 2:31pm

      who is going all the way from the usa

  • The Time Lord of Doom

    June 25th, 2012 - 8:00pm

    AWESOME! Just awesome. Awesome. I can’t wait! 😀

    • The Time Lord of Doom

      June 25th, 2012 - 9:36pm

      Silly question, but what does asylum mean?

    • booboo

      June 25th, 2012 - 10:55pm

      i can mean a few things, it can mean a retreat or hideaway, somewhere there are protected or it can mean a “prison” or secure place where they are held because they have gone mad or to stop them from doing harm


    June 25th, 2012 - 6:56pm


    • booboo

      June 25th, 2012 - 7:01pm

      don’t worry, the often premier the 1st episode this way and its on tv a week or so later

  • Jonathan

    June 25th, 2012 - 4:08pm

    The title sounds interesting

    • Anonymous

      June 25th, 2012 - 6:07pm

      I canot wait for this episode to air. I have a feeling that this episode will beat genasis of the daleks by a landslide. good on you moffat bringing back every single dalek:)

    • alex

      June 25th, 2012 - 8:15pm

      that’s the point, moffatt said that if he revealed the name of the episode too soon, it’d give away the plot in a second, i don’t see how it could now that it has been revealed

  • Give me a Dalek any day

    June 25th, 2012 - 3:33pm

    Well, it look like Series 7 could be airing at the end of August since most screenings are usually 1-2 weeks before the episode. I have to admit, I was hoping that it would air around late September/early October time.

  • Dalek Jake

    June 25th, 2012 - 3:26pm

    Is this a two parter and will there be any two parters in this series if not then that’s just silly.

    • Give me a Dalek any day

      June 25th, 2012 - 4:32pm

      There are no two parters in this series. However, Moffat has said there will only be two parters if there needs to be. 🙂

  • Anonymous

    June 25th, 2012 - 3:21pm

    When will the episode be shown on tv?

    • booboo

      June 25th, 2012 - 3:22pm

      possibly as soon as end of August

    • Anonymous

      June 25th, 2012 - 3:30pm

      augest 14 2012

    • davster

      June 25th, 2012 - 4:52pm

      Everything is pointing to a possible 25th August airdate, which is a bank holiday weekend

    • matt smithy

      June 26th, 2012 - 4:32pm

      My birthday is the 26th of August! So close!

  • Liam

    June 25th, 2012 - 3:09pm

    If past years are to go by we could get an August start date then

  • lewis

    June 25th, 2012 - 3:08pm

    Cant wait for this one, can anyone go?

  • David

    June 25th, 2012 - 3:07pm

    Intriguing title

  • Tardis’nt

    June 25th, 2012 - 2:59pm

    i knew it would be called this!


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