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A nice set.,
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This review is from: Doctor Who - Kamelion Tales Box Set: The King's Demons / Planet of Fire [DVD] (DVD)Two Peter Davison stories, both involving a shape-shifting android called Kamelion. The robot was apparently a prop for a film which was never made, but took so long to programme it was impossible to use as a full-time companion to the Doctor as had originally been intended.
Still, these are two fine stories. The first, The King's Demons, involves the Doctor, Tegan and Turlough arriving in England at the time of King John. They soon discover the Master is planning on using the shape-changing robot to alter history and prevent the signing of the Magna Karta. It might seem like small fry for him, but it makes sense when you realise she's just testing Kamelion's abilities for the much grander schemes he has planned. A short but very watchable and entertaining story.
In Planet of Fire, Kamelion is once more called into action by the Master. This story sees the arrival of Peri as a companion and the departure of Turlough. There's an interesting storyline, and the exotic locations mean it all looks great.
A good couple of stories, with the Master at his most sinister. The set also includes a short documentary about Anthony Ainley, a look at Kamelion and the usual "making of" documentaries. Well worth the money.