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First 5 Episodes of Doctor Who Season 7 Summarized By The Moffat Himself
TV listings magazines are out in full force this week celebrating the return of Doctor Who and, once again, the Radio Times has dedicated a cover to the show.
The mag comes with a free Dalek wallchart and also features Steven Moffat’s guide to the first 5 episodes. Here’s some highlights. (Spoilers)
1. Asylum of the Daleks
There is a legend the Doctor has always dismissed as fantasy – there are stories from the darkest corners round the camp fire of a place called the Dalek Asylum: a planetoid that’s been cracked open and filled with the battle-scarred, psychotic Daleks even the Daleks have come to fear.
A summons from the mysterious Darla Von Karlsen, and a plea to rescue her daughter, leads the Doctor, Amy and Rory into the deadliest adventure yet. Because the Dalek Asylum suddenly is much more than a myth or a story – it’s their destination…
Quote: “Does it surprise you to know that the Daleks have a concept of beauty?”
2. Dinosaurs on a Spaceship
There’s a giant spacecraft plunging to Earth and all humanity is imperilled. But this is no ordinary space craft – for a start it’s ancient. How ancient? The clue is in the cargo. After 65 and a half million years of extinction, the dinosaurs are coming back. All at once. In a spaceship!
In the race against time to save not just the human race but the last of the dinosaurs, the Doctor and the Ponds are forced to recruit a crack team: Queen Nefertiti, big-game hunter John Riddell – and Rory’s dad!
Quote: “Enjoy your bounty.”
3. A Town Called Mercy
A tale of war, betrayal and vengeance, converging on one small town in the Old West – a town under siege. Just crossing the boundary line summons a not-quite-human killer from the desert heat haze. The Doctor finds himself not just in the crossfire of an ancient conflict (a cyborg killer and an alien fugitive) but faced with a moral dilemma. Which side should he take? Who really is the victim here? This time, though, the Doctor doesn’t seem to care. Has the Time Lord been alone too long? Have the long days of travelling between his adventures with the Ponds taken their toll? Because for one of the few times in his long life, the Doctor takes a gun…
Quote: “Could everyone who’s not an American drop their weapon!”
4. The Power of Three
There have been many ways to invade the Earth, and the Doctor has seen them all. Or so he always thought – and then the human race wakes up one morning and discovers the world has been overrun by… small black cubes. Which then proceed to… do nothing much at all. A plan is afoot, humanity is endangered – but by what and how and, above all, when? For the first time in his world-saving career the Doctor has to call upon the least of his virtues: patience. And the Ponds face something possibly more terrifying than any world-ending apocalypse – the Doctor is moving in!
Quote: “The day the Earth got cubed. The year of the slow invasion. The time the Doctor came to stay.”
5. The Angels Take Manhattan
The Doctor has been dropping in on the Ponds for some years now, and he’s barely even noticed that his little Amelia Pond is now wearing reading glasses. Surely nothing has to change now? Surely this can go on for ever? Has the wandering Time Lord at last found a family and the nearest thing to a home he could imagine? But out there in New York the Weeping Angels are waiting for them all, and a very different destiny is falling into place. Not even River Song can save them from the terrible events to come. Heartbreak is always a terrible thing. But imagine if you had two of them….
Quote: “Never let him see the damage. And never, ever let him see you age. He doesn’t like endings.”