Yesterday evening BBC broadcast the forth episode of series 7 called The power of Three. For Amy, Rory and the rest of the world it was the year of slow invasion starting the day when the Earth was filled with small cubes, very resistant and apparently harmless: they did not react and interact with anything. It was the year when the Doctor remained long enough to become a part of Ponds’ life instead taking them with him in adventures all over the Universe and Time. Of course, he did this very thing some time in the yesterday episode: a 6 weeks break in the long waiting until the cubes started to react, but that’s another story.
The forth episode is not quite the episode you would expect: the Doctor had to run, but he had also to wait. If you don’t enjoy waiting think what means to be the Doctor: a Time Lord what can go almost anywhere in space and time to moments when something interesting happens. Your most terrible torment can not be compared to the one of the Doctor when he has to wait. But he saved the world, again. Because the cubes started to react, to gather information about the details of the planet around them. And to kill humans.
I rather not say who was behind them. It’s about an ancient force, the one behind the story heard by all the youngÂ Gallifreyens every time when they had to behave. Until the end the Doctor and his companions found out it was not an invasion, it was an attempt of eradication of a species before spreadingÂ in the extraterrestrial space. But the DoctorÂ baffled that plan in his own way.
Among the actors there areÂ Matt Smith (The Doctor), Karen Gillan (Amy Pond), Arthur Darvill (Rory Williams), Mark Williams (Brian Williams), Jemma Redgrave (Kate Stewart), Steven Berkoff (Shakri), Selva Rasalingam (Ranjit), Alice O’Connell (Laura), Peter Cartwright (Arnold Underwood), David Beck (Orderly 1), Daniel Beck (Orderly 2), David Hartley (Unit ResearcherÂ ).
The director is Douglas Mackinnon, the producer is Marcus Wilson, the writer is Chris Chibnall.