It’s Official: DOCTOR WHO Series (Season) 7 Bows Sept. 1

Set your DVRs, gang, because the word’s come down from those who really know: Here’s the tweet from The Official Doctor Who Website:

#DoctorWho Asylum of the Daleks premieres on BBC One, Sat 01
Sept 7.20p.m. New mini-adventure – #PondLife – begins online on Mon, 27th Aug.
— Doctor Who Official (@bbcdoctorwho) August 22, 2012

And that’s not all. The site has also announced a prequel to the first episode, ASYLUM OF THE DALEKS. Called, POND LIFE, this little masterpiece is a five part “mini-adventure” that will be appearing on the BBC DOCTOR WHO page, written by Chris Chibnall and directed by Saul Metzstein, and starring – but of course – Amy and Rory themselves.

As Chris Chibnall says in print, and Arthur Darville says in the trailer:

Pond Life provides us with a lovely opportunity to catch-up with Amy and Rory since we saw them at the end of the last series.  It opens with the Ponds at home and gives us an insight in to just what happens when the Doctor drops in and out of their lives.  Travelling with the Doctor is one of the greatest things you can do, but it’s fun to spend a few moments looking at the chaos he can also bring.

We admit it. We’ll be watching. Or, to put it in Whovian: “Squee!”