With only two days until Doctor Who‘s seventh season premieres on BBC One and BBC America, more and more material keeps coming down the pike to help build our excitement. We’ve had trailers, we’ve had the daily Pond Life webisodes, and now we’ve got some rather lovely posters for the first five episodes. Check ’em out below, along with episode synopses for the first three (the fourth and fifth are still under wraps).
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.
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.
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.
The first five episodes will play out through the end of September, then the show will take a break until the holiday special, with the remaining episodes playing out in 2013.