By Richard Sellers
Well, The Doctor’s little spasm was apparently just that and he pops back up on his feat ready to take on the Cyber-men. Captain Turner suggests they leave Watkins’ house and return to Unit HQ, but are ambushed by some mind controlled army men. Both Jamie and Watkins are shot, but neither injuries are life threatening.
Once at the UNIT base The Doctor decides now is the best time to try to talk some sense into Vaughn, so he uses the now empty sewers to sneak back to International Electromagnetics. Vaughn actually welcomes him back weather cordially, but doesn’t really listen to The Doctor’s pleas.
Meanwhile, Lethbridge-Stewart, Zoe and Turner head to a Russian rocket base that just happens to have a set of missiles primed for a moon mission in hopes of destroy the incoming Cyber-men ships. They revive the Russian crew and get to work retro fitting the space rockets with explosives. Zoe recalculates the missile trajectory to take out the maximum number of ships with the minimum number of rockets. Her numbers work perfectly and they invasion fleet in devastated.
Back at International Electromagnetics, Vaughn’s masters are not very pleased with the destruction of their fleet and tell Vaughn his services are no longer needed as their plans have changed. The Cyber-men’s new goal is the total annihilation of all humans on Earth.
Removing several of the characters early in this episode (Jamie, Watkins, etc) really helped keep this one focused.
Doctor Who #226 S06E03P07/ The Invasion part 7
Original air date: December 14th, 1968
4/5 mathematical geniuses
As Always, Richard