Doctor Who: Asylum Of The Daleks

Doctor Who: The Asylum of the Daleks
9 Overall Score
Story: 9/10
Cast: 9/10
Creativity: 9/10

The Doctor, Amy and Rory are back for a new adventure involving Daleks, what more could you ask for?

The story was good, but easily figured out. Kind of like knowing that the butler did it.

WARNING: Spoilers Ahead!

 

“Asylum of the Daleks”

Writer: Steven Moffat

Director: Nick Hurran

The Doctor, Amy and Rory are kidnapped and sent on a suicide mission to the Dalek prison planet, while a lone survivor threatens the existence of the entire Dalek race.

Sometime in the future on the planet Skaro, which is the Dalek homeworld; the Doctor receives a distress call from Darla Von Karlsen, a woman who claims that her daughter is trapped on the Dalek prison planet. The Doctor soon realizes that Darla is a new breed of Dalek which is part human as he figures this out too late and is struck by a beam that incapacitates him. Meanwhile on Earth and in the normal time stream, Amy Pond has apparently become a supermodel and is posing for a modeling shoot when she is suddenly interrupted by the arrival of Rory Williams. Apparently the happy couple aren’t so happy anymore and Rory makes Amy sign their divorce papers to end their marriage.

Sometime shortly after, both Amy and Rory are kidnapped and wake up with the Doctor on Skaro. The three adventurers are taken to the prime minister of the Daleks(we already knew about Davros, then we met the Emperor Dalek, now we meet the prime minister, who knew?) who is seated in the Dalek parliament. The Prime Minister of the Daleks proceeds to tell the Doctor, Amy and Rory about the Dalek prison planet which hangs far under and below Skaro. He tells a story of a fatal crash and how one lone survivor threatens the lives of all Dalek, and that the Dalek race needs the Doctor to save them.

While in talks with the Dalek Prime Minister, the Doctor asks why the Daleks themselves don’t just go do to the prison planet and take care of things themselves, and what he finds out blows his mind. The Daleks are scared, they fear what inhabits the prison planet and would rather risk the lives of the Doctor, Amy and Rory, rather then send down their own.

The Dalek prison Planet is like the Whovian Arkham Asylum, but infested with millions of insane Dalek prisoners. I don’t think that even Batman could make a day of it in this place, seeing as how the Doctor and the Ponds barely did. In this episode we also find out that the Doctor has a name amongst the Dalek, besides being known as the Doctor, he is referred to as the Dalek Predator, at first I don’t think he likes this name very much, the then he seems grow into it later on in the episode.

If you haven’t seen this episode ad of yet, I’m not gonna spoil the rest of it for you. My big mouth get’s me into enough trouble as is, but it’s a great episode, and a it takes you for a ride. Episode two is this Saturday, be there or be square!

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