The survivor of a human hunt finds refuge with the Quests and warns them against visiting Dr. Ashida's Island, but the Quests continue on. Welcoming them graciously, eminent Dr. Ashida soon shares the results of his improved gene therapy on native lizards headed for extinction. They're now as large as crocodiles, ill-tempered, and controlled only by a huge, one-eyed servant named Sumi. Repulsed before a staged dragon duel-to-the-death, Benton leads his group away. Dr. Ashida guides the subsequent discussion to a point where he can challenge Race to a judo match. Though employing unsportsmanlike conduct to win, Ashida loses. He then forces Race to accept a challenge against sumo wrestler Sumi, which Race, with difficulty, also wins. Now, in final retaliation, Ashida waits for the Quest party to leave his castle so he can sic his dragons on them. Written by
Did You Know?
When Race rolls a rock down upon one of Ashida's lizards, the shot is borrowed from A Small Matter of Pygmies. See more
At about the 6:35 mark, Dr. Quest says "He, uh, spoke of dragons," but it's Race Bannon's (Mike Road's) voice that comes out. See more
Everything on Ashida is yours.
Roger T. 'Race' Bannon
You call the island Ashida, Doctor?
Why not? I own it. What better name can a man give his land than his own.