The fourth entry in the latest series is available. We also have iTunes Canada download links available; iTunes US links are coming.

Cast and Crew Information

Matt Smith as The Doctor
Karen Gillan as Amy Pond
Arthur Darvill as Rory Williams
Jemma Redgrave Katherine Stewart
Mark Williams as Brian Williams

Written by Chris Chibnall
Directed by Douglas Mackinnon

Availability Information

This is available from iTunes Canada.

Premise

Millions of identical black cubes appear all over the world, and appear to do nothing for the better part of a year. When they do activate, the Doctor is on hand, but needs help.

High Point

The conversation on the bridge.

Low Point

Millions in an hour? I like the scene, but he should have been quoting different numbers.

The Review

This is an original episode, showing a major limitation of the Doctor’s modus operandi. I give it 5 out of 6.

The effects were minimal, but all were effective. This is a series that knows how to write to its budget for the midseason episodes. I give it 6 out of 6.

The story has only one problem: the Doctor should have figured it out much sooner. Anything obvious to the viewer should be obvious to the Doctor, and it took a very long time from his perspective. I give it 4 out of 6.

The acting was excellent, setting up a major decision from a very character-centric perspective. I give it 5 out of 6.

The production is rock solid. This team is in a groove and they are delivering consistently. I give it 5 out of 6.

The emotional response was effective, not only setting up effective suspense this time, but setting up some probable heartache in the future. I give it 5 out of 6.

Overall, this is one of the stronger episodes of the season to date, and promises to put us on a very strong track into the future. I give it 5 out of 6.

In total, The Power of Three receives 35 out of 42.