Chellak and his men attack Jek's base. The Dr crash lands the ship, and must escape from his captors, find the antidote to Spectrox poisoning and save Peri. He does so, but at the cost of his own life.
Did You Know?
The Fifth Doctor's regeneration, like the Fourth Doctor's, features a flashback of that incarnation's companions. However, for this regeneration, it was decided that special recordings of the Fifth Doctor's companions would be used instead of stock footage. This required Matthew Waterhouse
, Sarah Sutton
, Janet Fielding
, Mark Strickson
, Gerald Flood
and Anthony Ainley
to return in cameos for the regeneration sequence. Fielding, Strickson, Flood and Ainley were already under contract to appear in the stories of Season 21. However, special contracts had to be made for Waterhouse, who left the series in Season 19, and Sutton, who left in Season 20. Johnny Byrne
, who created the character of Nyssa in The Keeper of Traken had to be paid royalties for the use of the character in the regeneration scene. See more
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