Serial: 7G  Episode Nos. 673, 674, and 675.  Title: Dragonfire

 

The Doctor goes hunting for a dragon's treasure, rumored to be somewhere in the depths of

Iceworld, a space trading colony on the frozen side of Svartos.  What he doesn't know is that

his search is being monitored by Kane, the criminal ruler of Iceworld, who seeks the treasure

for a sinister purpose....

 

This story marks the departure of Bonnie Langford as Melanie and the debut

of Sophie Aldred as Ace.

 

starring Sylvester McCoy as the Doctor, Bonnie Langford as Melanie, Sophie Aldred as Ace,

and Tony Selby as Glitz.

 

Written by Ian Briggs, Produced by John Nathan-Turner, and Directed by Chris Clough.

 

Originally transmitted from 23 November 1987 to 7 December 1987 on BBC1.

DVD Features:

- All 3 episodes of the story digitally remastered and restored.

- Graphical menus, episode and scene selection features, and subtitles for the hearing

   impaired.

- Optional commentary track with a rotation of contributors.  They are actors Sophie Aldred

     and Edward Peel (Kane), director Chris Clough, writer Ian Briggs, script editor Andrew

     Cartmel, and incidental music composer Dominic Glynn. Moderated by Mark Ayres.

- Information Text subtitles option.  Displays pop-up production trivia throughout the story.

- Fire and Ice.  A 35-minute making-of featurette, featuring interviews with most of the

     commentary contributors, plus Sylvester McCoy.

- Deleted and Extended Scenes.  A 10-minute package of 36 deleted or trimmed scenes

     from throughout the story.

- The Doctor's Strange Love.  A 16-minute discussion between young professional writers

     Simon Guerrier (of Big Finish Doctor Who audios), Josie Long (British TV writer), and

     Joe Lidster (from The Sarah Jane Adventures and Torchwood) about what they thought

     of this story.

- The Big Bang Theory. A 13-minute featurette where Danny Hargreaves, the practical

     effects designer on the new Doctor Who series compares and contrasts his work with

     some of the bigger explosions shown in the classic series. 

- Photo Gallery.  Plays 5 minutes worth of still photos taken during the production.

- Isolated Music Option.  Plays the episodes with only the incidental music track playing.

- Coming Soon trailer for Death to the Daleks. 2 minutes.

- PDF Materials.  Place this disc into a computer and you can have a look at the Radio

  Times billing for this story from 1987.