The Fourth Doctor Adventures 2.07 The Final Phase
The raw power of the very fabric of reality itself. And you dare to think you can conquer it?' Cuthbert's plan for the Proxima System is reaching its final phase. The Doctor and Romana have been separated. The Doctor is aiding the Proximan fight-back. Romana and K9 are prisoners of the Daleks. And as the countdown to the opening of the Quantum Gateway begins, the Daleks reveal their true intentions.STARRING: Tom Baker (The Doctor), Mary Tamm (Romana), John Leeson (K9), David Warner(Cuthbert), Toby Hadoke (Mr Dorrick), Dominic Mafham (Chidak), Nicholas Briggs(The Daleks), Jane Slavin (Halka), John Dorney (Security Man/Warrior) Well, when I heard part one, I said that Id have to wait until part two to give a proper review. I also said that there didnt seem to be any real possibility Cuthbert was stupid enough to really believe that he controlled the Daleks. I was wrong about one of those things. This was a very worthy follow-up to part one. While its tinged with a bit of sadness, since its the last time well get to hear Mary Tamm, its still a very good story that felt quite a lot like something that could have happened during 1970s Who. I also loved the way the door was left open for Cuthbert (who really did seem to believe he controlled the Daleks. Arrogance of power, I guess), to return and the intriguing way in which he departed. I feel theres definitely something to be followed-up on there. Of course all the actors are their usual great selves. David Warner and Tom Baker seemed to have a great deal of fun playing off on each other. And Mary Tamm was especially good, particularly during a scene where Romana thought the Doctor was dead and was surprised by her own feelings for him. I cannot recommend buying this story as a stand-alone. Really you do need the other three parts to make it work. But if you have those, youd be stupid not to get this.