Whovians get their fix
ALMOST a year since the end of the last season, the new Doctor Who series is finally back on ABC1 this Saturday night.
The seventh season promises to include Daleks, a spaceship full of dinosaurs and adventures in the old wild west.
Each episode will screen here one week after its premiere in the UK, which is still a bit of a wait but among the shorter ones in terms of free- to- air TV, which is to be applauded.
Because Whovians don’t like to wait.
Eleventh Doctor Matt Smith ( pictured) returns in the iconic role, along with Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill as companions Amy and Rory.
Last season saw the Doctor confront his own mortality and the inherent responsibilities of time- travel, as well as revealing the truth about River Song ( or as much of it as we’ve been allowed to see so far).
The trailer for the new season offers some tantalising hints of what is to come, including the Doctor being forced to deal with the consequences of his pacifism, which has seen him pass up numerous opportunities to rid the universe of various alien threats.
Did he do the right thing by insisting on mercy?
And what better way to kick off a new season than by resurrecting one of the Doctor’s oldest foes: the Daleks.
Episode one, Asylum of the Daleks, brings these terrifying tin cans back en masse, which can only ever mean bad news.