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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:

“I 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 5th, 2012 - 6:37pm

    what a silly thing to say, he certainly doesn’t edit the results on here, nor deos he manipulate Ai’s

    Like it or not the vast majority of people liked this episode, it tends to be those who didn’t that vent their anger, seen it all before in the last 6 series.

  • Jason doctorwhoone

    September 5th, 2012 - 5:27pm

    Sorry, ment to say so ‘we could assume they are the same ones from Asylum and not from Series 1 to 4’ not Victory.

  • Jason doctorwhoone

    September 5th, 2012 - 5:25pm

    Perhaps, as Ive said once or twice before, the Doctor Who Adventure Game ‘City of the Daleks’ and comic book novel ‘The Only Good Dalek’ take place between Victory and Asylum.

    ‘The Only Good Dalek’ features both Time War and Paradigm Daleks, so we could assume they are the same ones from Victory and not from Series 1 to 4, same answer goes for the Dalek Prime Minster, thou in his case, his existence was simply unknown to us at the time.

  • duckter who

    September 5th, 2012 - 5:11pm

    booboo, those results were probably edited by Moffat, read these comments below

  • Commander Strax

    September 5th, 2012 - 4:30pm

    The only thing I don’t understand are:
    1. How is Dalek Prime minister alive? They all exploded in Journeys End and the Rainbow Daleks hate pure Daleks!

  • Give me a Dalek any day

    September 5th, 2012 - 8:25am

    Turn Left was good (apart from Rose). The Stolen Earth and Journey’s End was just…yeah, I don’t even want to talk about it. 😉

  • Esterath

    September 5th, 2012 - 8:01am

    Oho! TL, TSE,and JE were terrible! There was no need to bring the companions!

  • Esterath

    September 5th, 2012 - 8:00am

    Everyone’s intitled to their own opinion. I though it was great!

  • videogamead00

    September 4th, 2012 - 10:04pm

    in an SFX magazine “The whole “All of the Daleks” thing was mainly for publicity, the huge collection of the Daleks isn’t really what the episode is about”

  • Yo_ My_Name_Tim_16

    September 4th, 2012 - 9:35pm

    yeah cos doctor who fans don’t know how to critique the favorite show

  • booboo

    September 4th, 2012 - 9:32pm

    which obviously didn’t worry the vast majority of people

  • Yo_ My_Name_Tim_16

    September 4th, 2012 - 9:29pm

    Has faults!? it has flaming Plot Holes!!! the script obviously took Steven Moffat a week to do.

    I want doctor who to be 10x better on saturday or i will completely lose faith in it >:(

  • Yo_ My_Name_Tim_16

    September 4th, 2012 - 9:23pm

    Just to say to the people who think this is the “best Doctor Who Dalek episode ever made”, I’m sorry but it’s not the best Doctor Who Dalek episode ever made! and certainly is not better than “Turn Left”, “The Stolen Earth”, or “Journey’s End”.


    September 4th, 2012 - 7:50pm

    After a few days of having to avoid the site, I’m back! The reason for my absense was that I was out all day Saturday so missed Asylum, and was very busy Sunday and yesterday. I didn’t get to finally watch Asylum until this evening, and didn’t want to go on the site in case of any spoilers!

    But anyway, after now having watched the episode I did enjoy it. It was annoying after all the hype not to see more of the Classic Daleks, and where did all those Time War Daleks come from? Though it was a nice suprise to see Jenna Louise Coleman pop up, I’m now pretty confident that she will make a good companion. I wonder how her appearance in this will link to her future appearances? I guess we’ll just have to wait and see what Moffat has planned…

  • booboo

    September 4th, 2012 - 7:40pm

    well in all the polls i have seen approx 90% of people rate it good or above and it had an AI of 89 which is very very high

    yes it had its faults be the overwhelming majority of viewers were very happy with it

  • outnumbered

    September 4th, 2012 - 7:36pm

    there is one thing to say about this ep i can already tell that i will be writing a bad rewiew for every ep this series. daleks DALEKS and i was bored. WHAT DOSE THAT SAY ABOUT THE WRITING.
    THEY ARE NOT WRITING FOR THE PUBLIC ANY MORE. they are writing for the geeks who are still in school when its on. it was so confusing. the writing is poor and its like they have ran out of ideas so that means its time to change the writers NOW. there was some great acting from amy and rory. but i did not watch a 45 mins tv program just for that. the only thing that was clever about the story was at the end what most people have not realized is that the quiesten was asked (dr who dr who dr who) the daleks shouted it at the last 5 mins.

    please reply as i want to no waht u think

  • Alex (

    September 4th, 2012 - 7:26pm

    I Thought That It Was Very Disappointing. It Was Good, But For Eight Months Wait, It Lacked Almost Everything. First Off, Amy And Rory Brake Up Then Make Up All In The First Episode, Amy And Rory Split Up Would Of Been A Great Addition To The Series Them Not Being Together. Yes, And The Lack Of Classic Daleks Was Disappointing Aswell, Also, Why Was The Dalek Parliament Full Of Mostly Bronze Daleks? Oswin Was The Highlight Of The Episode But I Think It Would Be Silly To Make Clara And Oswin Two Different Characters.

    Could Of Done A Lot Better Moffat!

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  • Jim

    September 4th, 2012 - 6:44pm

    Where did you find this?

  • Jason doctorwhoone

    September 4th, 2012 - 5:39pm

    Here on the Doctor Who Site, Time War Daleks are regarded as the ultimate Daleks

    So if they are the ultimate Daleks, what are the Paradigm Daleks ? brute force ? replacements for the Special Weapons Gunner Dalek ? assuming if the firepower of the Paradigms is the equivalent of a Special Weapons Gunner Dalek.

    I know the 2010 versions have been refereed to as an officer class, but I wonder if the Paradigm Daleks view the Time War Daleks as either superior or inferior, despite both now being pure Daleks.

    Maybe the Paradigms are regarded as a special Dalek force, who knows.

  • duckter who

    September 4th, 2012 - 5:31pm

    especially at the first scene with amy in lol


    September 4th, 2012 - 5:07pm

    i dont find the daleks scary


    September 4th, 2012 - 5:07pm

    i hope it’s not that as an ancestor cannot have the exact same face as a descendant. as far as i know.

  • duckter who

    September 4th, 2012 - 2:13pm

    it did have the cult of scaro and they are dead

  • Yo_ My_Name_Tim_16

    September 4th, 2012 - 1:07pm

    it was disappointing, I thought Steven Moffat could do so much better on this episode, It lacked tension, the C.G.I at the beginning was a bit pointless, I didn’t even notice the Special Weapons Dalek(I thought it could have been more involved),Arthur Darvill(Rory Pond) didn’t do anything special in this episode.

    but apart from every bad i said about it, I love the new Character-Oswin(Portrayed by Jenna Louise Coleman)i liked the twist where she thought she was trapped on a ship for years on end, but turns to be a Dalek, I thought Matt Smith’s acting was amazing, and Karen Gillan(Amy Pond) was still and always will be, seducing me whilst I’m watching.

  • the astronaut of death

    September 4th, 2012 - 10:23am

    when was it announed

  • Blackadder The Whovian

    September 4th, 2012 - 10:11am

    What I was thinking.

  • The Moffat Paradox

    September 4th, 2012 - 12:16am

    Steven Moffat also said something about giving the Daleks an “officer class” in the Paradigms and I agree that the design is faithful to the classic lineage.

    I personally would have had only Paradigms outside of the others in the Asylum.

    I think there is no real point to the Paradigms unless your going to be resolute that they now ARE the Daleks!

    Thought the point was it’s supposed to be an upgrade in overall Dalek capabilities.

    “You think the unclean that called themselves Daleks were bad.Wait to you see us at work”.

    That’s how they get accepted.

    For that reason I also thought the new design when first seen in Victory was also supposed to be a statement of revitalised power.

    Reminiscient to me of when the Romulans return in STNG with their new and more powerful D’deridex Class Warbirds and say very assertively to Captain Picard:

    “We are back!”

  • videogamead00

    September 4th, 2012 - 12:06am

    All the people saying lack of classic daleks it was announced that it was just for publicity.

  • tom

    September 4th, 2012 - 12:03am

    @ Jason doctorwhoone – i just said there 2 different characters, i know that.

  • theverylastdalek

    September 3rd, 2012 - 11:47pm

    i saw dalek sec casing in it 😀

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