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September 11th, 2012 441 comments

What did you Think of Asylum of The Daleks?

What did you Think of Asylum of The Daleks

The first episode of series 7a has finally aired so what did you think?, was it the best episode ever or just average. Vote below.

Matt Smith returns as the oldest time-traveller in the universe. The Time Lord, Amy and Rory are kidnapped by their oldest foe the Daleks and forced on a seemingly impossible mission โ€“ to enter the Asylum, a planetary prison confining the most terrifying and insane of the deadly aliensโ€™ kind.

From the official site…

Steven Moffat, Head Writer and Executive Producer, thanked fans and the press for keeping the secret:

โ€œI hope you all got a nice surprise when Jenna popped up in Doctor Who several months early. If so, that surprise came to you courtesy of the frankly magnificent ladies and gentlemen of the press, and of the many Doctor Who forums and blogs too. This show has been seen at four separate screenings, across four different countries and yet not one person gave one spoiler. From all of us on Doctor Who, a heartfelt thank you for helping us tell our story.โ€

Images below courtesy of BBC Pictures


  • characterbuildingisepic

    September 2nd, 2012 - 8:56pm

    You are right- about the classic daleks. They spent so much money on them and threw them away. I also think the episode wasn’t worth the god knows how many months build up .

  • Anonymous

    September 2nd, 2012 - 8:21pm

    After seeing her debut in Doctor Who last night I did a bit of searching around on the interwebs and came across this wonderful video of Jenna Louise Coleman filming the Doctor Who Christmas Special:–ZWw

  • the astronaut of death

    September 2nd, 2012 - 8:15pm

    the weeping angels are scary they have been voted the scariest monster

  • johnnyg

    September 2nd, 2012 - 7:51pm

    i totally agree

  • dalek control

    September 2nd, 2012 - 7:37pm

    Did anybody else notice in the flashback of Oswin being captured there’s a shot of her against a wall with just the arm of a Dalek looming towards her. Perhaps a deliberate homage to the original Dalek story from 1963? ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Commander Strax

    September 2nd, 2012 - 7:14pm

    There was a over use of bronze Daleks.

  • Commander Strax

    September 2nd, 2012 - 7:09pm

    The companions needed to go because the Daleks knew that Rose killed the whole of the them in the 2005 closing episode.

  • booboo

    September 2nd, 2012 - 6:59pm

    but then where is the mystery

  • dr who

    September 2nd, 2012 - 6:52pm

    clara oswin

  • The 14th Doctor

    September 2nd, 2012 - 6:42pm

    To be fair, the setting wasn’t really big enough for the Special Weapons Dalek to start shooting.

  • The 14th Doctor

    September 2nd, 2012 - 6:35pm

    It’s mainly coz everyone hated the Paradigm ones.

  • Stan Stanmanson

    September 2nd, 2012 - 6:33pm


  • timelord3

    September 2nd, 2012 - 6:09pm

    Has any one conisidered that the companion Oswin could be an ancestor of the Asylum Oswin?

  • Moxx of who

    September 2nd, 2012 - 5:24pm

    Steven moffat needs to ask veiwers what they would like to see in doctor who. The weeping angels are not scary. The infected humans from New earth are probably scarier. U could get loads of terrible infections and die . The weeping angels send u back in tiem and to make them seem scary – break your neck! Bring back design a monster OR use ideas from DWM comci strips. Sticks and stones from Doctor who magazine comic strip was a good story and Forever dreaming. Just change amy to Calra and well a great story.

  • iPhil

    September 2nd, 2012 - 5:17pm

    I enjoyed this story. Season openers under SM are much better than RTD, which I always found a bit weak.

    Like many I was a bit disappointed that the old Daleks were not used much. Very glad the Telly Tubby Daleks are being used less, they were not great.

    Really hoping the Zygons will return next year. They have always been my favourite and scariest monster. I can’t believe they have only been in one story.

    Good start to the series. Looking forward to how the Jenna-Louise Coleman story will develop. (She was great by the way!)

  • Esterath

    September 2nd, 2012 - 5:12pm

    It’s my opinion. You’ll just have to respect that.

  • The Moffat Paradox

    September 2nd, 2012 - 5:09pm

    The Daleks need somebody to fight other than the Doctor/Time Lords in a Time War being all thats between them and universal conquest.

    These prison camps and humanoids being in dread of them instead of hitting back?

    A Dalek- Cybermen war,an anti-Dalek alliance which Earth of the future is part of,the return of the Movellans,Mechanoids or something else new and as malevolent thats as deadlly or deadlier than themselves?(The Silence?)

  • Zak

    September 2nd, 2012 - 3:56pm

    Me four!

  • Jason doctorwhoone

    September 2nd, 2012 - 3:40pm

    One thing I don’t like about Asylum is that there is no explanation why there are suddenly so many bleeden Time War Daleks, when in Victory there was only 3 of them left, they just appear out of no where.

    I thought the whole point of the 2010 redesign was to replace the 2005 incarnation, and that the following story after Victory would therefore feature thousands of Paradigm Daleks.

    I take it we are therefore supposed to consider the comicbook novel ‘The only good Dalek’ and the game ‘City of the Daleks’ as canon, both happening inbetween Victory and Asylum.

  • CallMeTheDoctor

    September 2nd, 2012 - 3:39pm

    Sorry , I did one Comment on Chrome and Another on the Internet- Chrome Doesn;t usually Work for me.

  • CallMeTheDoctor

    September 2nd, 2012 - 3:38pm

    What if Oswin is another River Song? As if the Doctor met her at her Death. So Maybe Oswins Past is the Doctor’s Future? It’s just a theory I just thought of- Probably nothing.

  • booboo

    September 2nd, 2012 - 3:35pm

    i hope there is more to it than that

  • callmethedoctor

    September 2nd, 2012 - 3:35pm

    What if Oswin is like River Song? The Docter Met her at her Death and Oswins past is the Doctor’s Future?? Just a theory though.

  • The 14th Doctor

    September 2nd, 2012 - 2:59pm

    Yh I know mate, you are entitled to your opinion, but in all seriousness, what is there to love about the Paradigms? They would sort of work if they had less vibrant colours, lost the hunchback, and the middle section was sorted out, but as they are they just look like a joke. However if I were Moffat, I would keep them, but I’d have them as like an elite class, leaving the Bronze ones as the foot soilders.

  • tom

    September 2nd, 2012 - 2:48pm

    100% AGREED…..There was only 2 classic daleks, such a dissapiontment


    September 2nd, 2012 - 2:47pm

    Not enough Dalek action!! No talking or moving classic Daleks; special weapons Dalek did not blow stuff up. Again too much Amy and Rory and not enough Doctor (did the Daleks need the companions to go too?), Dalek parliament was awesome but a Dalek PM?! Thats a human thing still that bit impressed me but they did not use the Asylum enough; it wasn’t that scary as it should have been, not any explanation as to why each Dalek was crazy (e.g. why was an Emperor Guard Dalek and Special Weapons Dalek there?)But overall it was a good return for the show and the Oswin twist was clever so I give it an 8/10 the Asylum concept whilst interesting was not used to the full.

  • tom

    September 2nd, 2012 - 2:42pm

    no joe, her name in AOTD is Oswin Ozwald & in the Xmas special her name is Clara Oswin.

  • tom

    September 2nd, 2012 - 2:23pm

    i was thinking that & her name is oswin, thats the new companions surename ‘Clara Oswin’ but its a different character to the new companion. judging by her performance in the episode i think she will be a brilliant companion

  • Proffesor When

    September 2nd, 2012 - 2:23pm

    It’s only my opinion 14th Doc. Im sorry that you disagree, but I really meant no offence. I just think that had we all givin him a chance, moffat could of unleashed the true force of the paradigm. Things do change, and I would argue that the paradigm are also true to the originals. One Eyestalk, One Extermination gun, One Manipulator Plunger, two bulbs, many domes… it’s all there as far as I can tell! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • tom

    September 2nd, 2012 - 2:15pm


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