Written by Alan Barnes
Directed by Kent Bentley
Sound Design and Music by Jamie Robertson
Peter Davison (The Doctor),
Janet Fielding (Tegan Jovanka),
Mark Strickson (Vislor Turlough),
Sarah Sutton (Nyssa),
John Banks (Fleet Marshal Stabb / Trooper Jorr / Witch Guard),
Duncan Wisbey (Field-Major Thurr / Adjutant / Orbital Command),
Alex Lowe (Sergeant Mezz / Trooper Nold),
Andrew Fettes (Corporal Clun),
Derek Carlyle (Trooper Vend).
Planet Samur was once a peaceful haven. Pilgrims journeyed across the seven galaxies to meditate in the courtyards of the vast Citadel that spanned its equator. It was Samur's misfortune, however, to find itself situated on the furthermost frontier in the eternal war between the amoeboid Rutan Host and the belligerent, troll-like Sontarans.
Twenty years after detonating a bacteriological weapon over Samur, rendering it uninhabitable, the Sontarans are back: a select platoon of seven has landed here on a secret mission, carrying sealed orders given to them by Fleet Marshal Stabb.
The TARDIS has landed here, too, bringing the Doctor, Tegan, Turlough and Nyssa into the second great Battle of Samur. Fighting not only the Sontarans, but mystical mercenaries. and a deadly, decades-old curse.