Planet of Fire – Episode Three
Again in this episode we find out even more about Turlough, about his home planet, and that Malkon is his brother, the survivor of a crashed Trion spaceship containing a crew, which included Turlough’s father and his infant brother. We also find out about the reason why the Master needed to get to Sarn but not what he wants with the numismaton gas which Sarn has a great supply of in the caves, that will probably, come in the last part of the story, or, at least it should do.
The local population also become aware that their great god was in fact a man in a space suit who has been spotted on only a few occasions by the indigenous natives, and then worshiped as a god, and Malkon, became the chosen one due to the fact that he was found near the volcano, where the ship he was on crashed. Turlough meets Malkon and shows him his mark, to prove that they are one in the same, and when Malkon is injured Turlough uses his mark to prove that he is the next chosen one.
By the end of the episode Peri finally meets the real Master inside his TARDIS. He is shrunken and it now becomes obvious why he needs the Numisaton gas, as the Doctor earlier in the episode explained that it it would be very useful for an injured time lord, such as the Master.
So that’s why the Master went to all that trouble then. Let’s hope it won’t be worth it for him.
Planet of Fire – Episode Four
In this final episode of the adventure a helluva of a lot happens, we find out that the Master had been experimenting with building a brand new, more deadly version of the tissue compression eliminator, which backfired and shrunk him instead.
So using the fact that he was still in control of Kamelion, unbeknownst to the Doctor and his crew, he hatched his new dastardly plan to get to Sarn and renew himself in the numismation gasses.
It also turns out that Sarn was a Trion penal colony where political prisoners were sent including Turlough’s father and brother and that Turlough was sent to Earth under the watchful eye of the solicitor that was mentioned as his only next of kin in Mawdryn Undead.
It was about bloody time that we find out who the real Turlough was, but did they really need to wait until his final story for the real story to come out.
It also turns out that the gods that the people on Sarn worship were in fact Trion scientists trying to control the volcanic eruptions that threaten to blow up their penal colony where they send all of their political prisoners.
So, all in all, a fairly decent story enlivened by Peri's cleavage.