Capturing the Doctor and Leela, the citadel guards are quite pleased to have more subjects for their public executions, but it only fires up a Trog revolt instead.

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James Maxwell ...
Jackson
Alan Lake ...
Herrick
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Orfe
Imogen Bickford-Smith ...
Tala
James Marcus ...
Rask
Godfrey James ...
Tarn
Jimmy Gardner ...
Idmon
Norman Tipton ...
Idas
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Ankh
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Lakh
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Naia
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Capturing the Doctor and Leela, the citadel guards are quite pleased to have more subjects for their public executions, but it only fires up a Trog revolt instead.

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This episode was watched by 8.9 million viewers on its original transmission. See more »

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Idas: There's no time.
Doctor Who: No time! Don't say that to me. I'm a Time Lord!
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There's a lot of nothing going on. zzzz
11 September 2015 | by (Swansea, United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

After the non event of a cliffhanger The Master of the Seers insists that the slaves watch the sacrifice of Idas's father. The Doctor, Leela and Idas are captured by The Seers, but a rescue mission sets them free resulting in the demise of Herick. The Seers interrogate Herrick who explains their mission, the Seers reveal themselves, descendants of Minyos, they are robots.

Part 1 set the scene really well, interesting concept of the Minyans of Minyos. The good work was very much undone by the dullness of Part 2, a 2.5 minute recap of the end of episode 2 felt a bit cheeky.

Some very dodgy effects, not as bad as those in the Invisible enemy, but still a little of the mark.

The peasants are really badly realised, they look and sound shockingly bad, no imagination was used in their creation.

Best thing about the episode is the sacrifice scene, the creepy computer voice, the ceremony etc, it's really effective. Other then that it's lots of floating about, not a huge amount happening really. 4/10


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