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  1. gilaet

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    Series 7

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    Doctor Who: Asylum of the Daleks – spoiler-free review

    Doctor Who's series 33 opener Asylum of the Daleks received its
    premiere at London's BFI on Tuesday night. And as has become
    traditional in these situations, that's about all we can really reveal.

    As soon as the closing credits rolled, and the familiar music chimed in,
    Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat made his now-familiar plea to the
    journalists, fans and bloggers assembled not to give away his secrets.
    Once again, we'll be respecting that plea – because one of the things we
    can tell you is that Asylum Of The Daleks will have been worth the wait.

    The big line with this series is "movie poster". They've realised that quite
    wonderfully with the pre-publicity, a poster which indulges the sci-fi
    show's finest B-movie traditions: the Doctor, Amy and Rory reflected in
    the eye-stalk of one of Skaro's worst. And while the movie poster line is
    meant to mean "blockbuster of the week", what it also means is "no
    two-parters" and "no series long story arc".

    That will delight those who found last year's River Song saga too
    overwrought, but its actual thrill lies somewhere else. It's usually a
    back-handed compliment to say something was short yet felt long. But
    that wasn't what was going on here either.

    Introducing the Asylum, BBC drama boss Ben Stephenson said that this
    series was a Hollywood movie each week. Afterwards, Moffat told me that
    the intention here is compressed storytelling – 90 minutes squeezed into
    45. Actually, Asylum Of The Daleks manages to do a lot more than most
    of the classic series four-parters. It certainly manages to do more than,
    say, last year's The Rebel Flesh two-parter.

    So what can we tell you about Asylum Of The Daleks? As keen
    web-heads will know, it features every single model of Dalek in known
    existence – up to and including the Special Weapons model created for
    the underappreciated Sylvester McCoy story, Remembrance Of The Daleks, and the
    replica that Russell T Davies had made for his hallway,
    for which Moffat did the ultimate favour to his predecessor in making it
    part of the canon.

    We catch a glimpse of a new planet, and a very old one. There is a
    choice of hairstyles from Amy Pond. Somebody gets to ask "what
    colour?" simply because "there are no good questions left". Amy Pond
    says "Geronimo!" and no, it still doesn't work as a catchphrase.
    Something has happened to the Ponds, and you won't like it. A hairdryer
    is used as a makeshift wind machine.

    It's a fun episode, as Dalek ones always need to be, but there is also
    burnt flesh to truly horrify. And, as it seems there always must be in
    Moffat Doctor Who scripts these days, there is a woman who is not all
    she seems. She will shake you to the core, yet as far as we know, no,
    she is not The Rani.

    So, here we are again for another year of the Guardian's Who blog. The
    same rules apply as ever; I will spoil nothing, but promise to tease
    everything. And you lot play nice. Last year, we not only worked the
    whole thing out, but debated life, the universe and everything every
    Saturday night. The return of that makes me thrilled and terrified in equal
    measure. Which is, of course, exactly how Doctor Who is supposed to
    make you feel. Welcome back...


    http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/tvandradioblog/2012/aug/15/doctor-who-asylum-of-the-daleks
     
  2. BleedingGums

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    That sounds like a faggy british show. :wtf:
     
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    Just got caught up on netflix last month I still prefer the last Doc.
     
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    too frustrating.
     
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    Never seen an episode. :coffee:
     
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    He didn't want to go. :sad:
     
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    Torchwood ever coming back?
     
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    Cadet in 3.....2.....
     
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    It's too bad Christopher Eccleston only stayed for one series.
    David Tennant was the best Doctor of the new series, though.
    I'm hoping they bring back John Simm as The Master.
     
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    Doubt it.
    Miracle Day jumped the shark.
     
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    He'll use his mod powers to jump back in time and be the second post.
     
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    wibbly wobbly timey wimey :grad:
     
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