The morning after: Asylum of the Daleks reactions!
As Doctor Who fans digest last night’s series premiere (not to mention its accompanying shock twist – hat’s off to all the team for keeping that one under wraps!), here is our handy round up of the reactions – spoilers in the articles ahead…
The opening episode was “a zappy, curveball riot” according to the Guardian and the Telegraph praises it for launching Series 7 “in fine style” with a “confident” story. Over at the Independent they’re full of praise for the “blockbuster”, as they note it “would not look out of place at the cinema”.
Digital Spy also enjoyed the “impressive” debut, however they’ve suggested there was “simply not enough time to do the idea justice”, while SFX sums the Dalek adventure up as a piece of “strong cinematically-minded” drama. Do you agree? Have your say too!
In the overnight ratings department, the episode was watched by 6.38 million (29.3%).
And what about that big surprise? Here’s what Steven Moffat had to say about the twist…
“I hope you all got a nice surprise when Jenna popped up in Doctor Who several months early. If so, that surprise came to you courtesy of the frankly magnificent ladies and gentlemen of the press, and of the many Doctor Who forums and blogs too. This show has been seen at four separate screenings, across four different countries and yet not one person gave one spoiler. From all of us on Doctor Who, a heartfelt thank you for helping us tell our story.”
- Steven Moffat