Doctor Who: Season 21, Episode 3

Warriors of the Deep: Part Three (12 Jan. 1984)

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With Silurians and Sea Devils attacking the air locks, the saboteurs use the distraction to launch plans for disabling vital functions of the base. With all the strife going on around him, ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview:
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With Silurians and Sea Devils attacking the air locks, the saboteurs use the distraction to launch plans for disabling vital functions of the base. With all the strife going on around him, and an electricity-generating myrka on the loose, the Doctor endeavors to bring a little sunshine into their unhappy undersea lives. Written by statmanjeff

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Vislor Turlough: [rushing in and holding Commander Vorshak at gunpoint] The Doctor and Tegan - where are they?
Commander Vorshak: They're safe and contributing to the defense of this base, as you are.
Vislor Turlough: [taken aback] Sorry?
Commander Vorshak: You're volunteering your services to defend this bulkhead.
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"Perhaps you should ask it nicely to go away." Flat third episode.

Doctor Who: Warriors of the Deep: Part 3 starts with the Doctor (Peter Davison) & his companion Tegan (Janet Fielding) escaping the deadly clutches of the monstrous Myrka as the Sea Devils & the Silurians team-up to invade SeaBase 4 in an attempt to gain control of it, their plan to use the missile's on-board to destroy the human race now clear. It's up to the Doctor to save both the day & the Earth once again...

This Doctor Who adventure was the first story from season 21 that aired back in early 1984 here in the UK, directed by Pennant Roberts I thought episode 3 wasn't as good as the previous two. The script by Johnny Byrne is starting to wear a bit thin & outstaying it's welcome, the first two part were good because of a tight, decent little story & there was a fair amount going on but by the time part 3 is in full flow I was beginning to become disappointed that the build up wasn't really going anywhere & the traitors aboard the SeaBase 4 are quickly & lazily disposed of without the big revelation that I was hoping for, it's more of a whimper actually. Having said that I still like & enjoy Doctor Who a lot in spite of it's flaws & as a fan I liked Warriors of the Deep, it's all good fun I suppose & as far as I'm concerned it definitely has entertainment value.

Director Roberts lets this story down with pedestrian direction during scenes that should have been so much better, particularly when the Sea Devils initially break into SeaBase 4. In a scene that had potential to be very cool & have a good shoot-out it's very flat & disappointingly rather dull, there's lots of people & creatures walking around & not much else. There's also a ridiculous bit where an old woman tries what looks like a karate high-kick on the Myrka, thankfully it's not having any of it & it kills her. It's amazing who turns up in these things, I was pleasantly surprised to see Hammer Horror icon Ingrid Pitt & Ian McCulloch the star of several Italian gore film including Zombie Flesh Eaters (1979), Contamination (1980) & Zombi Holocaust (1980) turn up.

Warriors of the Deep overall is a good four parter that has a decent story but is let down by some poor monsters & a feeling, certainly during this episode, that it could have been better. Still worth a watch although as a stand alone episode Warriors of the Deep: Part 3 isn't the greatest.

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