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'Doctor Who' returns to BBC America Sept. 1

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SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 12: Actors Karen Gillan, Arthur Darvill and Matt Smith attend WIRED Cafe at Comic-Con held at Palm Terrace at the Omni Hotel on July 12, 2012 in San Diego. Credit: Getty Images for WIRED/ Jerod Harris


"Doctor Who" is back Sept. 1 at 9 p.m. for five episodes, per BBC America. "Who's" of course a grand old classic that's been around in various iterations a half a century, and in its dotage is as vital and popular as ever. Success of Matt Smith's Who hasn't hurt either. So this is big "Who" news....BBC offered up a few good quotes from executive producer Steven Moffat who says:  “We have, I think, our biggest range of stories EVER. 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.”

 Also this: The synopsis of the first three episodes. Check 'em out...

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 toward 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.

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