Dragonfire
 

No. 56 of 135 in the BBC classic series videos series
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Starring: Sylvester McCoy, Bonnie Langford & Sophie Aldred
By:Ian Briggs
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Editions:  UK UK (VHS) | Australia Australia (VHS) | US US (VHS)

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Edition: UK UK (VHS)
Released:  January 1994
Publisher:  BBC Video
Format: 1 x VHS PAL
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"They will have no past, no future, no will of their own. No purpose except to obey me. To them I shall be invincible. My power shall be absolute!"

Iceworld. An intergalactic trading post, ruled by the power-hungry Kane. Now his dream of total power is near to realisation with his acquisition of a band of mercenaries from the infamous Glitz in part payment of his debts. For "Cryosleep" will render the men utterly in his power. Meanwhile, Glitz still owes the balance of the debt and looks to Iceworld's mythical dragon and the Dragonfire — the treasure it reputedly guards — to solve his problems at last.

Intrigued by the legend of the Dragonfire, the Doctor, Mel and young Earth girl, Ace, accompany Glitz — unaware that they are being followed by Kane's mercenaries. For the psychotic ruler believes that with the Dragonfire in his possession he can avenge the rulers of his home-planet who banished his long-dead partner 3,000 years ago.

And so it seems that beneath Iceworld's superficial civility lies a frozen core of corruption and the Doctor has embarked on something far more sinister than a mere treasure hunt...

Originally transmitted 23 November - 7 December 1987, this three part adventure introduces Ace as a future assistant for the Doctor and is the 150th episode of the programme.

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Edition: Australia Australia (VHS)
Released:  March 1994
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Edition: US US (VHS)
Released:  February 1997
Publisher:  BBC Video
Format: 1 x VHS NTSC
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