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2.1 - The Transcendence of Ephros

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Reviewed By: JMChurch25Review Date: 4/4/17 4:52 pm
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I would honestly call this the best space bound Third Doctor story I've ever heard even more so than most of the TV serials. Interesting bait and switch plot, great cast, and a very surprising part 3 twist that I really didn't see coming. Treloar and Manning continue to be great together and it definitely keeps your interest all the way through. Definitely one of the best Three stories out there for all Whovians to get in to.
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Reviewed By: komodoReview Date: 1/24/17 11:53 pm
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Placed after Frontier in Space (and set in the same time period) , this story fits very well into that era as the third doctor and Jo visit a colonised world from humanity's future.

There are two groups there: A religious sect and a corporation both with their own plots and motivations, neither of which fits with the doctor's ideology. The Doctor and Jo spend a lot of this story separated allowing them to interact with the two groups and find their way through the plot.

Katy Manning voice has aged and she no longer sounds like young Jo, but she still plays the part well, while Tim Treloar delivers his best third doctor yet.

The part three cliff hanger was well delivered, though predictable a minute or so ahead of the reveal.

All up, this was a good third doctor story which was true to the season 10 era of the third doctor
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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 12/6/16 6:20 am
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The Doctor and Jo land on a planet that's about to explode. A corporation stands ready to reap a massive fortune while a religious sect has colonized the planet believing the explosion will bring about their transcendence. However, the Doctor knows this isn't how things are supposed to work.

The story works very well for the first three episodes, with both the corporation and religious sect seeming like real people rather than the stereotypes so often drawn. Individual characters have clear motivation and strong characterization that makes the first three parts really work.

This is compromised in the final part by a key reveal. It's a clever move, but undermines some of the story's strength, and you begin to see some of the more lazy characterization towards the end with a bit of technobabble thrown in to solve the problem, along with a polemic message that (all things considered) comes off as a bit of a straw man.

Still, even in the final part, there's much to enjoy and it doesn't undo all the great character work in the first three episodes.