The Catacombs Episode Guide

Dragon's Domain

Mission of the Darians Year 1 - Episode 23 The Testament of Arkadia

Screenplay by Christopher Penfold
Directed by Charles Crichton
Guest stars Gianni Garko, Douglas Wilmer
Belgium (Flemish) Het Spinneweb The Spider's Web
France/Canada Le domaine du dragon The Dragon's Domain
Italy Il dominio del drago The Domain Of The Dragon
Japan Emergence of Monsters in Space Tomb!
Poland Domena smoka
Portugal Os Domínios do Dragão The Domains Of The Dragon
Spain El dominio del Dragón The domain of the Dragon
South AfricaDie Draak Se Gebied The Dragon's Region

A macabre monster in outer space...an eerie graveyard of lost spaceships Real or imagination? Years of mental torment reach a terrifying climax. ITC summary

Background

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Sets

Int. Main Mission
Int. Helena's quarters
Int. Cellini's Quarters
Int. Victor's Quarters (flashback)
Int. Medical
Int. Technical (1996)
Int. Alpha Corridor
Int. Embarkation Point
Int. Travel Tube
Int. Eagle Pilot Section
Int. Eagle Passenger Section

Int. Ultra Probe Pilot Section/ Main Module
Int. Earth hospital corridor
Int. Earth hospital room
Int. Dixon's Office

Set decoration in Cellini's room: axes, tomahawks, spears, muskets, boomerang, poster prints of David Scott leaving the Apollo 9 command module for EVA, and David Shepherd's elephant paintings including the popular Wise Old Elephant.

Helena's quarters are also seen in Matter Of Life And Death. The scenes of Victor's room are clips from Black Sun

Dixon's office is a redress of M's office from the James Bond films. Thanks to Dana Lubich.

SFX

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Music

Library track: "Adagio for strings and organ in G Minor" composed by Tommaso Albinoni, arranged by Alain Lombard (published by Delyse [Envoy] Recording Co.) This track is widely used in film, including Rollerball in 1975 and Gallipoli in 1981. Gerry Anderson had wanted to use it in his 1968 film Doppelganger (aka Journey To The Far Side Of The Sun), but Barry Gray had composed a track for the sequence (when the astronauts sleep on their way to the other planet).

Science

Continuity

Chronology:

877th day after leaving orbit (Wednesday, 6th February 2002). It is five years since 1997. This contradicts Year 2 dates, being after Mark Of Archanon (640 days) and just before The Rules Of Luton (892)

Alpha Personnel:

1 fatality (Tony Cellini)

Alpha Technology:

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Eagles:

Eagle 1 (Cellini, left with Ultra probe); 2 (pick up); 3 and 4 (escort)

Planets:

None.

Aliens:

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Dragon. Ships of other alien races are seen.

Props:

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Footage:

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The footage of Victor doing calculations on a glass panel in his room (LQ12) is recycled from Black Sun

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The shape seen before the dragon appears is the space brain.

Errors

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News broadcast date is Sept 3rd 1996 (written in the script as "9/3/96" which the actor and director assumed to be American format- month, day, year, instead of English format- day, month, year). The Ultra Probe launch date is 6th June 1996

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As Ultra Probe approaches the graveyard, the point-of-view shot of the alien ships shows the Ultra Probe already docked to the dragon ship

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Cellini mentions "Tentacles, blood suckers, fiery breath". On screen the monster only had the former (the reason for the error is in the script it had those features).

Observations

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Merchandise:

Links

External Links


Contents copyright Martin Willey