The Rings Of Akhaten

Doctor Who | Season 7 | The Rings Of Akhaten

The Doctor takes Clara to the Festival of Offerings, but the Old God is waking and demands sacrifice!


The Doctor (Matt Smith) takes his new companion Clara Oswald (Jenna-Louise Coleman) to the Rings of Akhaten, where several planets revolve around a larger one. They attend a religious festival where the young Queen of Years, Merry Gejelh (Emilia Jones), is about to be sacrificed. Determined to save Merry, the Doctor and Clara come face-to-face with the parasite of Akhaten, who requires memories, stories, and items of sentimental value.

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Originally Aired: 04-06-2013
Director: Farren Blackburn
Writers: Neil Cross
Starring: Matt Smith
Jenna Coleman
Michael Dixon
Nicola Sian
Emilia Jones
Chris Anderson
Aidan Cook
Feth Greenwood
Scott Stevenson