Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Asylum of the Daleks: New Zealand premiere for 13th September

New Zealand broadcaster Prime has announced that it will launch the next series of Doctor Who on Thursday 13th September at 8:30pm.

The news indicates that this year viewers in New Zealand have less than a fortnight to wait until they see the new episodes after their debut in the United Kingdom, the shortest period between transmissions for a series since the show returned in 2005!

PRIME's synopsis for Asylum of the Daleks:
Join the Doctor, the Ponds and numerous friends on their latest escapades through time and space in this brand new series, where they puzzle an unexpected invasion of Earth, save a spaceship full of dinosaurs, and even don Stetsons in a Wild Wild West adventure. Tonight, 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 Ponds' marriage.

In summary, Asylum of the Daleks is now confirmed for these dates:
United Kingdom : Saturday  1st September, 7:20pm BST   BBC1
United States  : Saturday  1st September, 9:00pm ET    BBC America
Canada         : Saturday  1st September, 9:00pm ET    SPACE
Australia      : Saturday  8th September, 7:30pm AEST  ABC (also on iView from 2nd Sept)
New Zealand    : Thursday 13th September, 8:30pm NZST  Prime

(with thanks to Paul Scoones)