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Doctor Who: Series 7 Part 1 starring Matt Smith as the Doctor, Karen Gillan as

            Amy, and Arthur Darvill as Rory.

A 2-disc set, available either as standard-definition DVDs or high-definition Blu-Rays.

On both discs:

- Graphical menus, episode and scene selection features.

- Subtitles for the hearing impaired.

On Disc 1:

- Episode 1: Asylum of the Daleks

            Rory, Amy, and the Doctor are kidnapped by the Daleks and forced by

            them to undertake a mission to their Asylum planet of crazed Daleks:

            “Save the Daleks!” 

            Written by Steven Moffat and directed by Nick Hurran.

            (also stars Jenna Louise-Coleman as Oswin)



- Episodes 2: Dinosaurs on a Spaceship

            The Doctor takes Amy, Rory, Queen Nefertiti, a big game hunter, and

            Rory’s dad to a spaceship full of dinosaurs!

            Written by Chris Chibnall and directed by Saul Metzstein.


- Episode 3:  A Town Called Mercy

            A town in the American Old West is under siege from an alien cyborg

            that wants to execute an alien doctor.

            Written by Toby Whithouse and directed by Saul Metzstein.                                                                             


On Disc 2:

- Episode 4: The Power of Three

            The Doctor has to spend much of a year living with Amy and Rory when

            the world is invaded by small black cubes that just sit there and don’t do

            anything other than be absolutely inscrutable… until one day…

            Written by Chris Chibnall and directed by Douglas MacKinnon.


- Episode 5: The Angels Take Manhattan

            Visiting New York in the present day, Rory is taken from the others by a

            Weeping Angel to the 1930s, where he meets River Song and finds the

            city overrun by Angels.  This is the last episode to feature Amy and Rory.

            Guest stars Alex Kingston as River Song.

            Written by Steven Moffat and directed by Nick Hurran.


- “Pond Life  A 5-part series of short subjects showing Amy and Rory at home

            between adventures with the Doctor that debuted on the BBC’s websites

            the week before the season started.  6 minutes total.

- Asylum of the Daleks Prequel.  A 2-1/2 minute scene featuring the Doctor that

            takes place just before Asylum of the Daleks begins.

- The Making of the Gunslinger.  A 2-minute scene showing how the cybernetic

            engineers of Kahler Jex’s people came to build their Gunslingers.

            (not a behind-the-scenes featurette… this is a piece of fiction)

- The Science of Doctor Who  A 44-minute special that ran on BBC America in

            August 2012 about the science and science fiction concepts the series

            touches on and how possible they may really be.

- Comic Con Piece.  An 11-minute featurette showing the stars of the show and

            Executive Producers Steven Moffat and Caroline Skinner visiting

            San Diego Comic Con in July 2012.

Frequently Asked Question: Will these episodes also be part of a larger box set

of the whole of Series 7 in the future?

Answer:  Yes, they will, however, that box set will not be released until a few

months after the final episode of the series airs, and that will not be until sometime

in the spring of 2013.  Also, that box set will not include the Science of Doctor Who

special.  (The other extras on this set will likely all be included.)


There is also a DTS 5.1 sound mix on all episodes, and the Blu-Ray versions contain the

full 1080i high-definition versions of the episodes. There are also subtitles for the hearing



Episodes originally transmitted from 1 to 29 September, 2012, on BBC1, BBCHD,

BBC America, and Space.


If one counts this series as a continuation of the original series, then these are stories 229

230, 231, 232, and 233, episode numbers 795-799.