|On the planet Varos, prisoners and guards alike are subject to severest forms of punishment, which are then broadcast to the masses as entertainment. For the Doctor, Varos is the only hope for him to locate the rare mineral Zeiton-7 to power his ailing TARDIS. Arriving on Varos, he and Peri are soon caught up in events beyond their control. Freeing the rebel leader Jandar (Jason Connery) and incurring the wrath of the sinister alien Sil are just the beginnings of their ordeal. Hunted through the concealed terrors of the Punishment Dome, the Doctor becomes the subject of Varos's latest TV entertainment. This is one show where he may not survive beyond the cliffhanger.|
Editor's NoteOn Varos, the oppressed citizens' primary entertainment are public executions, broadcast live. It is in this morally dubious environment that Doctor Who (Colin Baker) lands the Tardis, in search of Zyton-7 to jump-start the ship's transpower generator. A few missteps later, and the Doctor must face one of his most challenging and brutal adventures yet -- in the Punishment Dome of Varos.
Cast & Crew
|Ron C. Jones - Director|
|John Nathan Turner - Producer|
|Philip Martin - Writer|