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The Curse of Peladon

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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 7/17/17 12:10 pm
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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.