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Arc of Infinity: Part Three 

Something seemed amiss about the Doctor's execution, so the Castellan has Commander Maxil discreetly but fully look it. Meanwhile, as the Doctor meets the anti-matter being inside the Time ... See full summary »

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Something seemed amiss about the Doctor's execution, so the Castellan has Commander Maxil discreetly but fully look it. Meanwhile, as the Doctor meets the anti-matter being inside the Time Lord Matrix, Tegan and her cousin's friend run afoul of a bird-like alien back on Earth. Written by statmanjeff

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Councillor Hedin: [to Omega] What we are, we owe to you. Your return is all that matters.
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Quite an eventful episode, with Blue Peter special effects
19 August 2015 | by (Swansea, United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The Doctor has been sentenced to death as a devastated Nyssa looks on, but....all is not as it seems, the anti matter being has sent the Doctor into the matrix, The Castellan's suspicions are aroused by the events, and he orders an investigation, he and Maxel quickly discover the Doctor is alive, and that his scan was transmitted. The Doctor deduces that his captor is well known to Gallifrey. Back on Earth, Tegan and Robin are zapped by the Ergon. The creature can no longer hold the Doctor, so has to persuade him not to interfere by threatening Tegan. The Castellan believes he's unearthed the traitor. A full scale search begins for the Doctor, and the true identity of the rogue timelord is witnessed. Not just that, there is also the return of a legendary foe.

I haven't mentioned thus far, I really like the music throughout, it fits well. Truly 80s. Some of the effects are dodgy, wobbly Tegan is not the greatest work in all fairness. The anti matter monster is truly effective when the negative lighting effect is used, without that he is much less impressive.

The Ergon.....oh the Ergon, it's not the Special effects department's finest offering, but he's hushed up Tegan, so some plaudits for that.

It's very much a Peter Davison story, he's an excellent actor, I'm slowly forgiving him for replacing Tom, very slowly!!!!

Acting showdown between Sachs and Gough, and Gough wins at a canter, Michael Gough has been excellent throughout.

A bit of running around, a bit of padding, but an enjoyable continuation, the unmasking of the traitor, and the return of an old foe :-)


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