Doctor Who Series 7: First 3 episodes revealed

Beware of spoilers as showrunner Steven Moffat shares some details on Doctor Who Series 7, expected late August on BBC One HD and BBC America.

Doctor Who Series 7 Asylum Of The Daleks
Doctor Who Series 7 Asylum Of The Daleks
Arthur Darvill, Matt Smith and Karen Gillan filming Doctor Who Series 7

Speaking at San Diego Comic Con, Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat teased the first three episodes of Series 7, ‘Asylum Of The Daleks’, ‘Dinosaurs On A Spaceship’ and ‘A Town Called Mercy’.

That’s right, we’re talking about…

DALEKS!

“It’s ‘wow’,” said Moffat of ‘Asylum Of The Daleks’. “It’s lots and lots and lots of Daleks. It’s what we all see when we close our eyes in our TARDIS-wallpapered bedrooms.

“More Daleks than you’ve ever seen in one place.”

DINOSAURS!

“‘Dinosaurs On A Spaceship’ – what more do you need?” exclaimed Moffat about episode 2. “The Doctor will come face to face with some of the most monstrous creatures evolution has ever produced, on some of the most monstrous sets we’ve ever built.

“We took one look at Chris Chibnall’s brilliant script and said to ourselves, ‘We’re going to need a bigger corridor’.”

COWBOYS!

As for the third episode, ‘A Town Called Mercy’, written by Being Human’s Toby Whithouse and starrying Farscape and Stargate SG-1 veteran Ben Browder, Moffat explained, “It takes us into a genre Doctor Who hasn’t attempted since the Sixties – it’s a full-blooded Western. We knew from the start we need some serious location shooting for this one, and given the most iconic American setting imaginable, there was only one place to go – Spain.”