Doctor Who: Season 22, Episode 9

The Two Doctors: Part Three (2 Mar. 1985)

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Closing in on the goal of time travel, the Androgum and Sontarans get set to double-cross each other. With Peri and Jamie alternately in danger of winding up on the bill of fare, the ... See full summary »



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Closing in on the goal of time travel, the Androgum and Sontarans get set to double-cross each other. With Peri and Jamie alternately in danger of winding up on the bill of fare, the decision is made to genetically transform Doctor No. 2 into an insatiably carnivorous Androgum, which causes Doctor No. 6 to develop a sudden taste for house cats as he races to not let this change become permanent. Written by statmanjeff

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Enjoyable Colin Baker story.

Doctor Who: The Two Doctors: Part 3 starts as Chessene (Jacqueline Pearce) decides to turn the Doctor (Patrick Troughton) in an Androgum like herself & uses Shockeye's (John Sratton) DNA & Dastari's (Laurence Payne) genetic skills to do so, meanwhile the current Doctor (Colin Baker), Peri (Nicola Bryant) & Jamie (Frazer Hines) are trying to figure out a way to rescue the Doctor. Then things become even more complicated as the Sontaran's prepare to double cross Chessene, Chessene prepares to double cross the Sontaran's & the Doctor & Shockeye head off to Seville to find a restaurant. Somehow between the two of them the Doctors have to sort it all out & prevent either the Sontaran's or Androgum's gaining the secret of unlimited time travel...

Episode 9 from season 22 this Doctor Who adventure was originally aired here in the UK during March 1985, directed by Peter Moffatt I really liked The Two Doctors despite it's general low opinion amongst many. The script by Robert Holmes has had a pretty good story & apart from underusing the Sontaran's has been entertaining throughout. There is also an unpleasant & somewhat nasty streak running through The Two Doctors, from eating rats to constant reference to eating human flesh, from people being stabbed & old ladies being killed in cold blood to a Sontaran with it's skin peeling away & gushing green blood, from a severed Sontaran leg to the Doctor killing someone with cyanide this story has certainly been one of the more graphic & violent from the series. Having said that I'm not complaining & I like the more adult than usual nature of this story, the mixing of horror & sci-fi is always something I've liked. The two Doctors actually get to meet each other in this episode, the banter between everyone Doctors & companions included is quite amusing at times. I don't understand why Shockeye forgives Chessene so easily after she shoots him & uses him in an experiment but lets not dwell on it too much.

The Two doctors marked the last appearance in the series for both Patrick Troughton & Frazer Hines as well as the Sontaran's although they did reappear in a film spin-off Shakedown: The Return of the Sontaran's (1994) with Carol Ann Ford who played Susan Foreman a Doctor Who companion during the 60's, Sophie Aldred who played the Doctors companion more recently during the 90's & Michael Wisher who played Davros in several Doctor Who stories. The acting has been alright & Baker gets to take off his multi coloured coat to reveal a multi coloured waist coat just as garish. The special effects have been pretty good during this although there hasn't been many of them.

The Two Doctors: Part 3 is a fine way to end what I personally think is a great story, that's the way it is & it's as simple & straight forward as that. Overall I'll give The Two Doctors a strong 7 stars out of 10 across it's three 45 minute episodes.

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