The Doctor and Turlough arrive on Lanzarote to investigate a signal. Turlough rescues American Student Peri Brown from nearly drowning and discovers she has in her possession a data core from Turlough's home planet Trion. The Doctor, Turlough and Peri follow the signal to the volcanic planet Sarn, where the natives worship a fire god known as Logar, and where the Doctor learns The Master has accidentally shrunk himself after testing a more lethal version of his tissue compression eliminator and has taken control of Kamelion, using him to find numismaton gas that will restore him to his normal size. Written by
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The Elder leader Timanov was written originally by Grimwade as a parody of Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini
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Peri is dry by the time Turlough brings her into the TARDIS despite having only just been rescued from drowning in the sea moments earlier. See more
[Two young men climb a holy volcano to meet their god, Logar. One collapses
I can't breathe. My feet are burning.
Timanov says Logar is benevolent. Perhaps he is waiting with a cool drink and new shoes.