It’s very strange to be working with a series not having any clue when the actual series will debut, but most people assume it will debut on the BBC on September 1st. Assuming BBC America sticks with last year’s schedule, then it will also debut in America on that date, then about midway through the season, BBC America will skip an episode, then everyone in America will be a week behind, and half of BBC America’s audience will start illegally downloading to avoid spoilers.
Whatever. Doctor Who is coming back in less than a month. That’s plenty to be excited about. There are also a slew of new images to gaze upon, as well as episode summaries — via Den of Geeks — from the first few episodes. We’ll start with those.
Episode 1: Asylum Of The Daleks - Kidnapped by his oldest foe, the Doctor is forced on an impossible mission - to a place even the Daleks are too terrified to enter… the Asylum. A planetary prison confining the most terrifying and insane of their kind, the Doctor and the Ponds must find an escape route. But with Amy and Rory’s relationship in meltdown, and an army of mad Daleks closing in, it is up to the Doctor to save their lives, as well as the Pond’s marriage.
Episode 2: Dinosaurs On A Spaceship - An unmanned spaceship hurtles towards certain destruction - unless the Doctor can save it, and its impossible cargo… of dinosaurs! By his side a ragtag gang of adventurers; a big game hunter, an Egyptian Queen and a surprised member of the Pond family. But little does the Doctor know there is someone else onboard who will stop at nothing to keep hold of his precious, prehistoric cargo.
Episode 3: A Town Called Mercy - The Doctor gets a Stetson (and a gun!), and finds himself the reluctant Sheriff of a Western town under siege by a relentless cyborg, who goes by the name of the Gunslinger. But who is he and what does he want? The answer seems to lie with the mysterious, Kahler-Jex, an alien doctor (yes another one!) whose initial appearance is hiding a dark secret.