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7.4 -The Power of Three

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Reviewed By: Omega3000Review Date: 4/17/18 2:11 pm
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The first part of the story is alrigh but it seems like writers had no idea how to reslove it properly. When episode has great buildup like this one the resolution must also be satisfying one. The villain of the week is forgetable as they get, just vanishes like his henchmen and leave The Doctor in the base to fix everything with few waves of his magic wand... ah, I mean sonic scredriver.
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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 4/23/15 11:25 pm
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Strange cubes land on Earth from out of nowhere and they seem to be utterly harmless and inert. However, the Doctor knows there’s more to this than meets the eye and he has to be there when something happens with the cubes. Unfortunately, he has a long wait and so he becomes Amy and Rory’s long-term house guest.

This is a story really carried by the relationship between the characters, as well as some great comedy as the most hyper Doctor ever is forced to spend an entire year living a normal life. It’s true that the Doctor’s adventures in, “The Lodger” and “Closing Time” kept him Earthbound but those were both on investigations that had a very quick turnaround, which this doesn’t.

There’s a wonderful scene between the Doctor and Amy where he explains why he travels. It’s one of the best explanations given for why the Doctor travels, and also why he can’t seem to walk away from Amy even after trying to in, “The God Complex.” The character of Brian continues to be wonderful and it’s a pity we didn’t get to see more of him.

The actual underlying plot is a bit more iffy. The idea of, “The Slow Invasion” is brilliant. It’s resolution is another matter. It happened very quickly, and we saw a very serious consequences of this invasion “undone” with the greatest ease in a way that just doesn’t make sense.

Overall, it’s a grand exploration of the Doctor and his relationship with the Companions with a lot of funny moments. The plot does hold together through most of it but fizzles a bit at the end.