DOCTOR WHO’s Debut Moves Closer

It’s official: The first story in DOCTOR WHO’s seventh season will be called “Asylum of the Daleks,” and it will debut on Tuesday, Aug. 14, at The British Film Institute. The debut episode will also screen Aug. 25 at the 2012 Edinburgh International Television Festival.

The episode has been teased as containing “every Dalek ever,” from the original models seen in “The Mutants” to the Special Weapons Dalek of “Remembrance of the Daleks” to the New Paradigm from “Victory of the Daleks.” Personally, I think “Asylum of the Daleks” is a cray-cray name for the episode — unless it’s meant in the sense of political asylum. I cannot picture the petulant pepperpots getting their blobby green heads shrunk at a sanitarium — can you?

Executive producer Caroline Skinner told the BBC’s official DOCTOR WHO website: “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!”

I think I can’t wait!