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The Curse of Peladon

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Reviewed By: XxDachshundxX Review Date: 4/21/19 3:59 am
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

I have to disagree with the majority, I'm not a fan of the Peladon stories, which is interesting, because I love political stories, the best being The Keeper of Traken.
It all seems to go too slow with not much happening. Absolutely nothing happens in Part One besides exposition, and the rest is just walking here, and then walking there. I never bought the secret caves as being secret because everyone besides the King seems to know about them! The highlight of the plot was the mystery of who was the traitorous delegate, but I felt that it didn't work well because there were only three other delegates besides the Doctor and the audience knows its not going to the Alpha Centauri or the Ice Warriors because they would be too obvious. I also feel the mystery element was undermined by the fact that we knew Grun and Hepesh were involved, so it didn't really matter if there was a delegate.
The sets are nice, very medieval, but I feel that other stories do them better. The visuals were okay, not too bad, but nothing spectacular either. The model shots were excellent as always, something that I really appreciate.
I also dislike the fact that it doesn't really possess the Pertwee tone of the rest of his era. Its not that its just off Earth, as stories like Carnival of Monsters and Death to the Daleks capture this tone brilliantly.
I much prefer The Monster of Peladon.
5/10
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Reviewed By: BrainofMorbius23Review Date: 7/21/18 10:09 am
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I love this episode. It’s a great idea and sure it’s a little cheesy at moments but one must admit that it’s bizzare characters are likeable.
It’s a whodunnit which saves the ice warriors in your face and then goes hang on maybe not. I like this twist that the ice warriors are always evil. Nice to have some races in the show that can be villain or ally.
Always thought the draconians could’ve also been used in this regard.

Alpha centuri is hilarious and brilliant if you ask me
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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 7/17/17 12:10 pm
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

The Doctor and Jo find the TARDIS working and landing on the planet Peladon where the Doctor assumes the identity of the Earth representing the Galactic Federation and works to broker Peladon's admittance into the federation despite an atmosphere of superstition, and danger.

The Doctor is marvelous in this episode. He has an air of easy authority that makes him slot right in as the Chairman of the Commission. We also get to see the physicality of the Third Doctor in a brilliant fight scene in episode three.

Katy Manning was also very good, showing great chemistry with the Doctor as well as some very believable reactions to being mistaken for a princess. Her costume for the episode is particularly effective.

The story also makes brilliant use of the Ice Warriors, suggesting a different side to the species and giving them a degree of complexity that surpasses other Doctor Who "monsters." There's a nice bit of political intrigue and the Doctor singing a bit.

Overall, a very fun and satisfying story that, at four episodes, doesn't overstay its welcome.