Today at MSN TV, I've reviewed the series 7 premiere of DOCTOR WHO, "Asylum of the Daleks"; a typically fast-paced and thrilling adventure with some big surprises up its sleeve.
The series 7 premiere heralds the return of Doctor Who's most famous adversary, the despotic Daleks. Steven Moffat promised to restore the fear-factor of the show's iconic villains, which has been trickling away since series 1's "Dalek", and "Asylum of the Daleks" certainly managed to undo recent creative missteps (not least the obscurity of the controversial "hunchbacked" models introduced in "Victory of the Daleks"). In this adventure, The Doctor, Amy and Rory are captured by human "puppets" of the Daleks and transported to a distant mothership to face their Parliament, whom it transpired need The Doctor's help destroying a planet containing insane and irreparable Daleks. It's luckily unheard of for inter-Dalek killing (Dalekcide?), as that would be blasphemy. Continue reading...There's a word-limit with MSN articles, so my review isn't as substantial as it would have been here; but I'm happy to discuss matters in greater detail below, or comment on anything I didn't have the capacity to.