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Saturday will see the dawning of the seventh season of BBC’s classic sci-fi series Doctor Who, and fans are very excited. To get them even more pumped up, the network released five posters for the episodes “Asylum of the Daleks,” “Dinosaurs on a Spaceship,” “A Town Called Mercy,” “The Power of Three” and “The Angels Take Manhattan.”
As if episodes featuring the Doctor (Matt Smith) and his companions defending the Big Apple from the creepy Weeping Angels and playing sheriff in a Western town weren’t enough to look forward to, the upcoming season will also see the exit of fan-favorite characters Amy (Karen Gillen) and Rory (Arthur Darvill) Pond and the debut of their replacement Clara (Jenna-Louise Coleman).
The posters and episode descriptions follow:
“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?”
“There have been many ways to invade the Earth, and the Doctor has seen them all. Or so he always thought – and then the human race wakes up one morning and discovers the world has been overrun by… small black cubes. Which then proceed to… do nothing much at all. A plan is afoot, humanity is endangered – but by what and how and, above all, when? For the first time in his world-saving career the Doctor has to call upon the least of his virtues: patience. And the Ponds face something possibly more terrifying than any world-ending apocalypse – the Doctor is moving in!
Not just a tale of alien intervention, this is also the story of a nice young couple who happen to have a bow-tied lunatic from space staying in their spare room. It’s halfway between an alien invasion movie and The Man Who Came to Dinner.”
“New York 2012 and New York 1912, a hundred year gap, with something scarily in common, something unnatural, and whatever you do – do not blink.”