Doctor Who S7E1 – Asylum of the Daleks
The Doctor returns! After half a year of waiting Doctor Who returns to the screens and because there is no frigging BBC in Serge’s country that will show Doctor Who (he thinks), he resorts into professionally acquiring his doctor.
Last time we saw The Doctor was during The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe. For those who remembers this Christmas special it was the first time to the knowledge of Serge where The Doctor shed tears. Anyway, we are talking about episode one of series seven and Steven Moffat is at the helm as writer extraordinaire.
There will be spoilers in this review of Serge so step back and be time locked after this line.
Right, since you’re still here that means you want to know about this episode. Serge will be bouncing back and forth the time streams as some parts needs to be reference with previous episodes of Doctor Who of the reboot series and the classic series.
If you remember the 2011 Christmas special where Amy Pond invited The Doctor for dinner, that was about two years after The Doctor got married to their only child Melody Pond/River Song. Thus this episode can be roughly 3 years since then, also it is good to watch Pond’s Life to get a full grasp of what had happened.
For you see, during a photo shoot Amy’s soon-to-be divorced husband, Rory came to give the papers to sign. Later in this episode we learn that the person who initiated the divorce was not Rory but Amy herself. Reason for the divorce, we will mention about it later.
Somewhere on Skaro, don’t ask us why it still exist but The Doctor was tricked into going there. Nutshell, The Ponds and The Doctor are captured and they are now at the Parliament of the Daleks. Classic Daleks, new Daleks and other versions were there too; though we did not see any Cult of Skaro Daleks. They died remember.
Do they kill The Doctor ? Oh no, they are asking for his help to stop Daleks who are at the Asylum from escaping. Asylum Daleks are Daleks who the Daleks deemed even too dangerous for their own kind. Left with not much of a choice The Doctor and his companions go down to the planet.
How are the Asylum Daleks going to escape and how could they? Some idiot manage to crash and damage the planet’s shield that’s how!
We ain’t going to talk about how The Doctor saves the Daleks for it was a human-turned-Dalek who actually did the saving. On this particular planet, nano-robots will convert flesh into puppet-typed Daleks unless one was wearing a special device.
Somewhere in the commotion, Amy lost her device and was slowly being converted. The process was long, physical changes will not come apparent but memories will fade away. Now this is the kicker on why the divorce between Amy and Rory is happening and how much love Rory has for Amy.
Since the device was lost and Amy was slowly becoming a Dalek, one component that was being subtracted was love and added on was hate. Amy believed that Rory could not love her anymore and she hated herself so much. During those three years before this episode, Amy and Rory were trying to have children.
They could not have any children due to what happen at Demon’s Run. This was the reason why Amy wanted to have the divorce and yet Rory didn’t care at all, he had waited 2000 years and nothing was going to stop him. He even tried to put his device on Amy to slow it down, Rory knew that he still loves Amy and it would take a longer time for the nanobots to convert him.
True to the nature of The Doctor, he saves even his sworn enemies and yes the heroine of this episode will be the new companion. Now we hope that her bubbly attitude will be brought forth when she takes over the role of companion after Amy and Rory leaves.