Michael E. Briant
Tom Baker, Louise Jameson, Russell Hunter, Pamela Salem, David Bailie, David Collings, Brian Croucher and Tania Rogers
Format Used: Netflix DVD
Contains: Graphic Violence
The Doctor and Leela land in the scoop of a sand mining ship and after being rescued and arrested for murder they discover
that someone has found a loophole in the programming of the slave robots that keeps them from committing acts of violence.
But who is responsible for this horrible act and if anyone can escape alive becomes the next question.
If you enjoy the Doctor adventures and who wouldn't then this is one of the best episodes made. Tom Baker is one of the most
favorite actors to play the part and this is a good example of why, his charm and his charisma is just shining in this one.
Plus, they could have easily painted actors faces pale and say, there's a robot. With the small budget of the show they
could have went that way, but as the fan of real looking robots I am glad they went with full costumes. 10 STARS.
The time has come to say that Zedd is one hundred percent correct. DOCTOR WHO is the best series to come out of England,
ever and with a history of great television that is no small feet. But this is not a totally perfect episode, there are minor
effects mistakes with I forgive because I love the show so much and blame it on a low budget and lack of the technology we
so easily take for granite today. 10 STARS.
ON THE POSITIVE SIDE (+ HITS):
+ FULL ROBOT COSTUMES (The full robot costumes are so cool.)
+ STORY (The story works.)
+ TOM BAKER (Always great.)
+ CAST (The rest of the cast does a great job.)
ON THE NEGATIVE SIDE (- MISSES):
- MINOR EFFECTS MISTAKES (But I blame money and technology constraints.)
- FAN BASED (If you aren't into DOCTOR WHO, then this isn't for you.)