After much checking of watches and impatient drumming of fingers, we can finally report that Doctor Who will return for its seventh season in a little over a week! The BBC has announced that the seventh season premiere, “Asylum of the Daleks,” will hit British airwaves on Saturday, September 1st at 7:20pm. Even better news? We here in the states won’t have to wait to experience the new season. It’s appearing here in America on the same day, September 1st at 9/8c on BBC America.
To commemorate the occasion, the BBC America folks have released a new Who trailer. And this one takes it to eleven…
If you’re keen to find out what the first several episodes will hold for you, you can check out the synopses below.
Do I even need to say spoilers, sweetie?
Asylum of the Daleks — Episode 1
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.
Asylum of the Daleks premieres Saturday, September 1, 9:00pm ET
Dinosaurs on a Spaceship – Episode 2
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.
Dinosaurs on a Spaceship premieres Saturday, September 8, 9:00pm ET.
A Town Called Mercy — Episode 3
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.
A Town Called Mercy premieres Saturday, September 15, 9:00pm ET.