In The Magician's Apprentice, it is said that Skaro was destroyed or time locked and brought back. So how can the Matt Smith Doctor be there on Skaro in Asylum of the Daleks?

[Planet surface]
MISSY: They've built it again. They've brought it back. No, no. No!
CLARA: What? What is it? Where are we?

[Davros' room]
(The buildings are all visible from the window.)
DOCTOR: Skaro! You've brought me to Skaro.


  • Can you quote the specific line that you paraphrase as "Skaro was destroyed or time locked and brought back"? There's a transcript of the The Magician's Apprentice here, and also one for The Witch's Familiar here in case you're remembering a line from part 2 of the story.
    – Hypnosifl
    Commented Nov 4, 2015 at 2:50
  • 1
    @Hypnosifl: I sorted it. Commented Nov 4, 2015 at 3:03

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In Asylum of the Daleks, the Doctor is on Skaro and Skaro is a pile of rubble. It's ruins.

By The Magician's Apprentice, Davros had brought the city back; i.e. rebuilt and repaired … and moved everyone back in.

Missy didn't mean the planet had literally returned to physical existence.

Indeed, it had always existed; it merely had the living crap beaten out of it "during" the Time War.

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