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Reviewed By: TCar96Review Date: 9/29/16 5:34 pm
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An aside - physics be damned, the sheer fun of the Doctor using his cricket ball to propel him through space is worthy of praise. One really fun little scene that adds much needed gravitas.

Specific scene aside, FTD does relatively little to irritate by comparison with other stinkers. The set design is of great quality, with some refreshing verticality. Guest cast plays for laughs, but not to a pantomime exaggeration. Nyssa is a lovely presence throughout, and performances across the board of our main cast are solid.

The issue arises with the script - namely its horrific tedium. There's enough material to cover two episodes of the blandest serial ever produced and that's your lot. Aliens to conquer earth, androids, gullible characters as a source of drama. tick-tick-tick-checklist complete.

Even the antagonist, Monarch, seems aware of the total tedium. A villain whose self-proclaimed strength is his patience... does not an effective villain make. He allows our protagonists free reign to wander about (at what can't even be described as a leisurely pace) solving the plot. The solution, so simple as to be utterly persuasive to one character as to turn his loyalty in two lines of dialogue. The serial gets that bored OF ITSELF, it routinely devolves into tacky variety show.

Meanwhile the tardis is hijacked by Tegan (barely rising an eyebrow - thanks tension!) almost a welcome reprieve from the cowardly selfish character, screaming, moaning, reactive and generally irritating. At least Adric is only naive!

Minor gripes include the resolution (surely Monarch could change back co-ordinates) resplendent with callous murder (the Doctor lobbing the Toxin with glee) that makes little sense (the toxin.. that doesn't spread through the air.. this was what would kill the human race?!) albeit more than the thought of dumping androids from various timezones back on earth.

Inoffensive, just really really bland paint-by-numbers Doctor Who.
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Reviewed By: YorickReview Date: 9/29/16 2:29 pm
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Starts off strong but really loses its way towards the end and has a real cop out ending to Mindwarp and Scavenger
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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 9/28/16 11:46 pm
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Steed has to protect a visiting king who is key to the British gaining access to his country's oil. The story becomes a pretty interesting thriller as we encounter three separate individuals who all appear to be setting out with the same mission. The story has a very clever twist at the end and features a very surprising ending that hits Steed like a punch in the stomach.
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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 9/26/16 9:07 pm
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Galanar takes center stage as we learn that his special powers come from the Daleks who created him as one of their "demons." He was one of three of his kind and the only brought home by humans and Galanar claims to have "imprinted on them." This story is the most effective part of Dalek Empire III as we spend the entire episode until the last few questioning every thing we know about Galanar. Whose side is he on? He has the ability to make any side believe he's with them, but who is he playing? The humans or the Daleks?

David Tennant turns in absolutely outstanding performance that furthers the mystery but also allows the character to pivot marvelously at the decisive moment. A solid turn for this series.

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