Doctor Who series seven: Matt Smith battles Daleks in fiery promo pic
Published Aug 2 2012, 00:01 BST | By Morgan Jeffery
The BBC has unveiled the first official image from the new series of Doctor Who
The epic picture shows a battered Doctor (Matt Smith
) protecting companion Amy Pond (Karen Gillan) from an army of Daleks.
The explosive promo features multiple models of the Time Lord's old enemy, including variations from the 1960s and '70s, plus the Special Weapons Dalek from 1988.
Series seven of Doctor Who
will launch later this month with opening episode 'Asylum of the Daleks
'. The first five episodes will be followed by the 2012 Christmas special and a further eight episodes in 2013.
Gillan and co-star Arthur Darvill (Rory) will depart the sci-fi drama in the New York-set episode five, which will feature the return of the monstrous Weeping Angels
A trailer for the new series is expected to debut online today (August 2) at 6am and will air on BBC One tonight.