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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 – to enter the Asylum, a planetary prison confining the most terrifying and insane of the deadly aliens’ kind.

From the official site…

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

β€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.”

Images below courtesy of BBC Pictures


  • booboo

    September 3rd, 2012 - 11:15am

    but there is till supposed to be a big mystery to her, like how she got where she is found of something

  • Commander Strax

    September 3rd, 2012 - 11:15am

    Also, The dress is burnt.

  • Jason doctorwhoone

    September 3rd, 2012 - 11:13am

    Oops, my bad πŸ™‚

  • Jason doctorwhoone

    September 3rd, 2012 - 11:13am

    For a laugh, and cos a lot of us fan’s tend to get a bit miffed everytime someone miss spell’s Dalek like ‘Darlek’ or ‘Darleck’, Ive just uploaded a couple of funny uploads onto Deviant Art, one of them features Bart in trouble with a Red Drone Dalek, the other is Ronson from Genesis of the Daleks getting exterminated for spelling Dalek with an ‘R’.

    You can find them as –

    There’s no ‘R’ in Dalek
    Dalek + ‘R’ = Extermination

  • Commander Strax

    September 3rd, 2012 - 11:12am

    Sorry, Robert Shearman wrote Dalek. Neil Gaiman wrote The Doctor’s Wife.

  • Jason doctorwhoone

    September 3rd, 2012 - 11:10am

    Oswin Oswald. Clara Oswin, if she is from the Victorian era, is Oswin Oswald ancestor it would seem, so Oswin is descended from Clara, both identical in appearance but not the same character, just played by the same actress, and a brilliant funny actress too πŸ™‚

  • Give me a Dalek any day

    September 3rd, 2012 - 11:09am

    Umm… Neil Gaiman write The Doctor’s Wife. Robert Shearman wrote Dalek.

  • Jason doctorwhoone

    September 3rd, 2012 - 11:06am

    Ahh the man who wrote ‘Dalek’ – excellent !! πŸ˜€

    Maybe he should be in charge of Dalek stories from now on.

    Maybe they could get Russell T. Davies back as well, not as Executive Producer [all thou I am aware so many fan’s would rather have him back instead of Steven Moffat in charge] but as a writer for the series, and have him do the Dalek stories from now on if not Neil Gaiman.

  • Commander Strax

    September 3rd, 2012 - 10:58am

    Good News! Neil Gaiman is writing another episode! He is on the third draft!

  • Dingmac

    September 3rd, 2012 - 9:48am

    A brisk and well structured episode and Jenna is superb. But as someone who has seen Dr Who since it started the daleks were originally dying mutated little monsters who were placed into a life support armour which is the pepper pot we all love. Then their creation was story was changed with Davros and now organic life forms alive or dead can be nano infected and develop into daleks. Huh?

  • GreenAnchorRedWaterfall

    September 3rd, 2012 - 9:41am

    I thought it was dead sad when she was made into a Dalek… and I don’t know about you, but I was wondering where she got the milk and eggs for the souffle as well…

  • Moxx of Who

    September 3rd, 2012 - 9:30am

    I personally don’t find them scary. Yes other people do.

  • the astronaut of death

    September 3rd, 2012 - 9:25am

    what is here name

    is it clara oswin or is it oswin oswald or is it clara oswin oswald

  • Jason doctorwhoone

    September 3rd, 2012 - 7:32am

    Actually, it’s mine too πŸ˜€

  • Jason doctorwhoone

    September 3rd, 2012 - 7:31am

    It’s very confusing how suddenly there are so many Time War Daleks all of a sudden when we was ment to believe that the 3 from Victory where the last ones of that type of Dalek.

    It seems the comic-book novel ‘The Only Good Dalek’ and the adventure game ‘City of the Daleks’ takes place between Victory and Asylum, so maybe one of them explains why there are Time War Daleks and their ships, including the Dalek Parliament ship.

    Skaro was destroyed in the Time War, but not blown up, just a wrecked world.

    The Cult of Skaro vanished from the Time War with the Genesis Ark and first appeared in the Series 2 finale.

  • The Moffat Paradox

    September 3rd, 2012 - 4:02am

    People on sites like You Tube have used CGI for Dalek designs going back to William Hartnell.

    “Every Dalek ever” means exactly that if being said to the real Whovians (of whom Moffat claims to be) or thats like a breach of the Trade Descrptions Act.

    Guess that might become more literally true in any future remastered version.

  • Sam

    September 3rd, 2012 - 3:50am

    Booboo Can you please tell me what happened to “CLEANSE THE UNCLEAN TOTAL EXTERMINATION!” and then two seasons later the gold daleks and the paradigm ones are like the best of friends.I got a good feeling it was because of production the paradigm ones are almost twice and big which means x2 more work and technically building daleks on top of each other also if you seen the Victory Of The Daleks confidential the paradigm dalek had trouble getting through the doors so it might of been because of that too.Where did the so called “Parliament Of The Daleks” come from,where did all the daleks come from,how come tons of dalek ships are still left? Also I thought Skaro was destroyed and timelocked.How did the cult of skaro survive???!!!!!!!

  • DrMentiras

    September 3rd, 2012 - 3:15am

    Smith is leaving 2015, in “The fall of the eleventh” remember that.

  • DrMentiras

    September 3rd, 2012 - 3:10am

    I liked Amy and how she’s grown. The bit where she tells Rory what the Doctor was thinking was awsome.

  • Anonymous

    September 3rd, 2012 - 12:36am

    How can the daleks not know the doctor isn’t that basicaly what makes doctor who the daleks and the doctor ?

  • Jim

    September 3rd, 2012 - 12:01am

    No because when the dalek says the conversation is irrelevant and turns it off the doctor replies with
    No it isn’t. Because if there’s a crashed ship down there that means someone’s got in so if someone got in then everything can get out! Even you don’t want that.

  • Jim

    September 2nd, 2012 - 11:58pm

    I looked very closely and it isn’t shut it’s wide open hmm so from that scene we gather two things
    1: Amy or Rory can fly the tardis as as soon as the doctor gets in it dematerialises
    2: the doctor now leaves the door wide open. In flight! LOL

  • Boodleoo

    September 2nd, 2012 - 10:16pm

    Red seems to be her favourite colour.

  • Boodleoo

    September 2nd, 2012 - 10:15pm

    Number 2 I don’t agree with they just crash landed there I think getting caught up in the force field.

  • Boodleoo

    September 2nd, 2012 - 10:12pm

    I thought that at first but then I thougt way to simple for Steven.;) I think she escaped somehow like her solitary confinement chamber protected her or something.

  • whofan4ever

    September 2nd, 2012 - 9:59pm

    1. To kill the doctor when they destroy it
    2. Starship alaska crashed into the planet so all the insane locked up daleks could escape

  • Boodleoo

    September 2nd, 2012 - 9:59pm

    Basically The Daleks sent the Predator (The Doctor) into the asylum to kill the crazy Daleks, as if they ever escaped they could be very dangerous to the sane Daleks. As soon as the forcefield was put down the daleks sent war heads to the planet.

  • booboo

    September 2nd, 2012 - 9:57pm

    thats what they wanted him to do, bring down the force field so they could destroy it, the Daleks were worried the Mad Daleks would escape

  • doctor doctor

    September 2nd, 2012 - 9:36pm

    but war of the dalek is still a book!! let it go and move on

  • The Time Lord of Doom

    September 2nd, 2012 - 9:31pm

    Just watched it again, and I enjoyed more than last time! πŸ™‚

    Two questions though, but probably obvious:

    1) Why did they send The Doctor to the Asylum? To destroy it?
    2) Why by putting down the force field, the asylum was destroyed?

    Sorry for asking these, but it was a very confusing episode!

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