Earlier this month
, we brought you a British trailer for the upcoming season of "Doctor Who." Today, BBC America
has released their own take, which you can check out in the player below.
Set to premiere in both the UK and the US on September 1st at 9:00pm ET/PT, the premiere episode, "Asylum of the Daleks," is the first of five brand new back-to-back episodes set to air over the next few weeks. Join the Doctor, his companions Amy and Rory (aka the Ponds) and numerous friends on their latest escapades through space and time where they puzzle an unexpected invasion of Earth, save a spaceship full of dinosaurs, don Stetsons in a Wild Wild West adventure and are even kidnapped by the Doctor's oldest foe. The explosive series concludes with Amy and Rory's heart-breaking farewell - a race against time through the streets of Manhattan.
“We have, I think, our biggest range of stories ever,"
says lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat of the new season. "We've got the return of the Daleks and the Weeping Angels - both of them poll-topping Doctor Who adversaries - in cracking new stories, we've got Dinosaurs on a Spaceship (it's what you've always wanted), we've got a glorious western with a Cyborg Gunslinger, the most unusual invasion Earth story ever, and location shooting in New York for the Pond finale.”
Check out full titles and synopses for the first three episodes of the season beneath the trailer, but be warned of potential spoilers!
Asylum of the Daleks
– Episode 1
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. A planetary prison confining the most terrifying and insane of their kind, the Doctor and the Ponds must find an escape route. But with Amy and Rory’s relationship in meltdown, and an army of mad Daleks closing in, it is up to the Doctor to save their lives, as well as the Pond’s marriage. "Asylum of the Daleks" premieres Saturday, September 1, 9:00pm ET.
Dinosaurs on a Spaceship
– Episode 2
An unmanned spaceship hurtles towards certain destruction - unless the Doctor can save it, and its impossible cargo...... of dinosaurs. By his side a ragtag gang of adventurers; a big game hunter, an Egyptian Queen and a surprised member of the Pond family. But little does the Doctor know there is someone else onboard who will stop at nothing to keep hold of his precious, prehistoric cargo. "Dinosaurs on a Spaceship" premieres Saturday, September 8, 9:00pm ET.
A Town Called Mercy
– Episode 3
The Doctor gets a Stetson (and a gun), and finds himself the reluctant Sheriff of a Western town under siege by a relentless cyborg, who goes by the name of, the Gunslinger. But who is he and what does he want? The answer seems to lie with the mysterious, Kahler-Jex, an alien doctor (yes another one) whose initial appearance is hiding a dark secret. "A Town Called Mercy" premieres Saturday, September 15, 9:00pm ET.
Details on episodes 4 & 5 will be released at a later date.