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Dragonfire: Part Two 

While Mel and Ace run from Glitz's former crewmen (whom he sold to Kane), officers Belazs and Kracauer conspire to overthrow Kane. The Doctor, meanwhile, discovers there really is a dragon ... See full summary »

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... The Doctor
... Melanie
Tony Selby ... Glitz
... Kane
... Belazs
... Kracauer
... Ace
Daphne Oxenford ... Archivist
... Arnheim
Nigel Miles-Thomas ... Pudovkin
Leslie Meadows ... The Creature
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While Mel and Ace run from Glitz's former crewmen (whom he sold to Kane), officers Belazs and Kracauer conspire to overthrow Kane. The Doctor, meanwhile, discovers there really is a dragon in the ice caverns, which turns out to be a bio-mechanoid with a very interesting function. Written by statmanjeff

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30 November 1987 (UK)  »

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This episode was watched by 5 million viewers on its original transmission. See more »

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The Doctor: Hello. Not interrupting anything, am I?
Belazs: What are YOU doing here!
The Doctor: That's a very difficult question. Why is everyone around here so preoccupied with metaphysics?
Sabalom Glitz: I think she's going to kill us, Doctor.
The Doctor: Ah, an existentialist.
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The tackiest of tacky messes.
18 April 2018 | by See all my reviews

I hate when people describe Doctor Who as a cheap show made with wonky sets, cheap costumes and bad acting. It pains me to say but when one considers Dagonfire, those claims are true. The second episode is virtually indefensible, if ever there was a story for the knacker's yard, this is it.

Where to begin, the set looks cheap and nasty, and does indeed wobble when McCoy battles with the 2 foot catastrophic drop. The Dragon looks like it was designed by a group of School kids, it is very much a young mind's design of a monster, it's cuddly looking. The frosty atmosphere that had been created, to some small effect in the first part has all but gone, this one is devoid of any atmosphere, a shame as they seemed almost to be on the right track. I don't like the character of Glitz, and Selby's performance is poor. Ace and Mel make a dire duo, and are intensely irritating, one screaming, one saying the most stupid, irritating things ever, like 'Go for it doghnut' and 'Well brill' Ace becomes a good companion, but poor Sophie is battling a pathetic script.

The great Tony Osoba, from legendary sitcom Porridge is shamefully underused, wasn't even worth him being there. I can though dig out two positives, those frozen zombies were a damn good idea, the realisation though not great, was OK, but I must give credit to Patricia Quinn, who I thought was very good, Belazs the only interesting character on offer, she offers some interest with her age, and reason for being in the world, she is the only saving grace.

It saddens me that the show was allowed to become this, even the poorest stories from the Baker (Tom) and Pertwee years were utterly superior to this. It's no wonder people switched it off.

Crap 2/10


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