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The Visitation: Part Three 

The Doctor makes the fugitive Terileptils a rare offer they shouldn't refuse; but, though few in numbers, they have a plan in the works for the quick and complete domination of Earth and mean to see it through.

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Michael Robbins ...
Michael Melia ...
Terileptil
Peter van Dissel ...
Android
Richard Hampton ...
Villager
Eric Dodson ...
Headman
Neil West ...
Poacher
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The Doctor makes the fugitive Terileptils a rare offer they shouldn't refuse; but, though few in numbers, they have a plan in the works for the quick and complete domination of Earth and mean to see it through.

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This episode sees the destruction of the sonic screwdriver. John Nathan-Turner felt that it was too simple a way for The Doctor to get out of trouble and removed it from the series. It would not be used again until Doctor Who (1996) and has become a staple of the modern series. See more »

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Terileptil: Your friends are of no interest to me.
The Doctor: Well, that's unfortunate because we had intended to help you.
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Featured in Heroes Unmasked: The Story So Far (2007) See more »

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A duff episode which does contain the end of the Sonic Screwdriver
13 August 2015 | by (Swansea, United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Episode 2's brilliant cliffhanger lead us into the third part, under threat of execution The Doctor and Mace are temporarily saved by the head of the village and imprisoned. The Android (disguised as the Grim reaper) captures the Doctor and Mace, and take them back to the Terileptil, where we discover genesis of the human race is planned. The sonic screwdriver is destroyed and Mace controlled and ordered to guard the Doctor. The Terileptil has infected thousands of Black rats and plans to let them loose to wipe out the human race. It all ends with Tegan about to release the rats, but will she?....

The Terileptil has turned into a shouting mad thing, the costume is a mix of very good and terrible, it looks very very rubbery, but the gills and eyes look rather good, I think again the whole thing looks seriously too well lit, had it all been more subdued the sets and the Terileptil would have looked better, when it's out in daylight it looks very bad. Roller Disco Android continues to be dreadfully out of place.

Nyssa continues to be the best of the 3 companions, she's the most productive and is a very strong character, the other two fall a little flat here, Adric is rather poor.

It was decided to remove the Sonic screwdriver as it had become the Doctor's magic wand, at least this episode was remembered for that. It does end on a very good cliffhanger, 6/10


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