Tomorrow night is the night for the much-ballyhooed premiere of the fourth episode of series seven, “The Power of Three,” which not only gives a hefty portion of the spotlight to Amy and Rory, but also features the return of U.N.I.T. I can’t wait!
Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill introduce the story:
Brian gets back into action…
This looks like it’s going to be a classic…
Continuing its sort of travelogue through blockbuster film genres, DOCTOR WHO gallops into the classic Western, and ladles on all the familiar tropes it can fit into 45 minutes, from the showdown at high noon to the noble lawman to the overeager undertaker. About the only things missing were the kindly schoolmarm and a stagecoach or train.
I must admit that I did not have high hopes for this episode. I’m not the world’s biggest Western fan, and I wasn’t thrilled with the images of I saw of the Gunslinger’s makeup. Sadly, I was disappointed with this episode, but it was not nearly as bad as I feared. While this was the weakest of the first three, the episode was still charming, even if it was riddled with more plot holes than Swiss cheese. The best part was watching the Doctor wrestle his own moral code.