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Doctor Who 12 Seasons 2012

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Season 7
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(180) IMDb 8.8/10

1. Asylum of the Daleks PARENTAL_GUIDANCE Subtitles

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.

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48 minutes

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Season 7

Product Details

Genres Drama, Science Fiction, Action & Adventure
Director Nick Hurran
Season year 2013
Network BBC America
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Mr. P. Labrow on 28 Jun. 2013
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Well, series 7 has divided fans, that's for sure. One first watch, I think it's fair to say that I found that most of the episodes were good rather than great. I miss the cliffhangers and within 45 minutes it's no possible to make good on the promise of 'a film a week'. But these stories are growers. Second and third time around, there's more to appreciate - perhaps a little more maturity in the storytelling and a little less self-consciousness. Matt Smith remains for me a great Doctor, one of the best of all time, working wonders with pretty much any material he's given. Rory and Amy go down as a classic set of companions, while Clara introduces a mystery that's as old as the Doctor's travels, without getting in the way of each episode's progress. If Doctor Who suffers from anything these days, it's too much hype and publicity - Asylum of the Daleks was only disappointing after Moffat's continued cries of "every Dalek ever!!". Watched with that set aside, it's a terrific Dalek episode. A great start to the series that leads us into the Doctor's 50th anniversary. On blu-ray, the image and sound are cracking.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Tim Bradley as Billy on 28 Nov. 2013
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It's rare I get to review anything from Matt Smith's era of `Doctor Who'. But for this occasion, I've decided to review on the latest series of episodes from the new series. Here is `Series 7 Part 1', a collection of five episodes chronicling the final adventures of Amy Pond (Karen Gillan) and Rory Williams (Arthur Darvill) with the Doctor (Matt Smith) before they depart leaving travelling the TARDIS behind them forever. These episodes were transmitted during the Autumn of 2012 from August to September. This is a 2 disc collection, with the first three episodes on Disc 1 and the last two on Disc 2.

DISC 1

`ASYLUM OF THE DALEKS'

NB: Watch `Pond Life' and `Asylum of the Daleks Prequel' on Disc 2 before this.

The first episode of this series, features the return of the Doctor's old foes - the Daleks. And they come back in their dignified glory, and in proper design compared to how they looked horrible in their previous outing 'Victory of the Daleks' (though some of the new paradigm Daleks appear in this episode). Also apparently in this episode, there is return of classic Daleks from the classic days of `Doctor Who' such as the Special Weapons Dalek in `Remembrance' and some Dalek designs from the first Dalek story; `Planet'; `Genesis' and `Remembrance'. Sadly for me, there was little time and little light to see these Daleks properly in full view. But some references to the Doctor's previous encounters such as `Kembel', `Spiridon' and `Vulcan' are mentioned.

In this story, the Doctor responds to a summons to Skaro - the now dead planet of the Daleks. The summons is from a woman called Karla who needs the Doctor's help in rescuing her daughter.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Benjamin Coupland on 11 Feb. 2014
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This set consists of the five episodes from the first part of the seventh series of revived Doctor Who. The five episodes are spread across two discs and, for some reason, the discs are in separate cases when they could have been put in the same case and they would have taken up half as much space.

The episodes are variable in terms of quality, but the performances from the cast are consistently strong and the episodes all look fabulous, really it's the writing that lets it down badly in places.

The series starts with 'Asylum of the Daleks', which is a triumph of style over substance if ever there was one. It's a plot hole and continuity error riddled mess. Admittedly the parliament of the Daleks looks breathtaking and the whole episode is very well shot and acted but it makes little sense. Another problem is that they had every Dalek prop ever used in the series on hand for this story but they do almost nothing with them.

Despite the fact that Steven Moffat only has 50 minutes to work with he still elects to waste time on an entirely pointless divorce subplot for Amy and Rory. By the end of the episode the pair are back together and it was as if they'd never divorced (which, let's face it, they never should have). The story ends with the revelation that the Daleks have had their memories wiped of all memory of the Doctor. 17 months on and still nothing has been made of this twist. All in all 'Asylum' is an unforgivable waste of a brilliant idea.

'Dinosaurs on a Spaceship' is the highlight of this part of the series; it's funny, well acted and well paced and the Dinosaurs look brilliant.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By M. Kidger on 20 Jun. 2013
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Again, wheels within wheels and we may discover later that some things are a lot more significant than they appeared at the time, or have an explanation. Not everything worked for me though. The first episode illustrates some of the problems: suddenly Rory and Amy are divorced, Amy has turned into a model and single woman as we briefly saw in the alternative timeline when the Doctor found a cybership under a department store in Chelmsford: the image is that little time has passed, yet they have fallen out so badly and, despite having River as a daughter, they divorce because Amy can't have children (OK, normal ones, at least). Of course, it all turns out to be a misunderstanding and normal, married life resumes. Hmmmm. We then discover that the Daleks know that the Doctor has survived (how?) And that they have mastered a technology to turn humans into Daleks - if they could do that before and capture the Doctor so easily, how come they didn't kill him long ago? And then it turns out that they need his help to control a planet full of mad Daleks who threaten all Dalek-kind. The best part of it is Jenna-Louise Coleman's show-stealing performance as an infiltrator on the Dalek planet who is not all she seems to be.

I also expected rather more of the end of the Ponds. So, the Weeping Angels have taken over Manhatten (why and where did they come from)? Rory defeats the Angels, only for a survivor to appear from nowhere and send him into the past due to an unforgiveable piece of negligence.

There are some fun stories and some clever ideas, but unless there are surprises to come, not everything hangs together.

Incidentally, what has happened to Karen Gillen? I watched the two extras and there is an interview with a woman who is almost unrecognisable as Amy: she looks at least fifteen years older and to have put on a huge amount of weight. Has she been seriously ill?
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