Dungeons & Dragons

Season 2 Episode 7

The Dragon's Graveyard

Aired Saturday 12:30 PM Oct 20, 1984 on CBS

Episode Fan Reviews (3)

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  • very very good

    This is the one episode where all of hank's anger and resment boil over at Venger for stranding them in the Realm which leads to a show down! Incidently in the ending Venger sends 5 skeleton warrior against the kids-of which four are defeated (according to orginal script the skeleton who sent a whirlwind against Shelia has his own weopon turned against him by an invisible Shelia but however that part of the script was not made!}
  • The group decides to take action. They have had enough of putting out fires everytime Venger starts something, so they are going take him down. They are on their own as Dungeon Master tries to steer them in a different direction.

    This episode is if not my all time favorite one of them. After Venger closes the portal back to Earth right as the group is about to step through they decide enough is enough.

    After Dungeon Master does his usual vague hinting at how to find Tiamat, the group puts it together and their magical items transport them to the Dragon's Graveyard. Using a horn of summoning Tiamat is called and agrees to bring Venger to them, since in the Dragon's Graveyard their magical items are much more powerful.

    Once Venger arrives he is defeated and ultimately Hank decides not to kill him. He instead releases Venger. Venger is very vexed by this asking why. Also Dungeon Master when he goes to Venger says "Rise, my son." So the hints about who Venger is are there.

    This episode, as the entire series, is about doing what is right. The group, and Hank inparticular, in due course come to the right decision. As Hank states "If I did (finish Venger)we'd be no better than you are." This is the heart of the entire series summed up.
  • Hank and the game decide to be proactive, and take the fight to Venger. Watch Venger get his you-know-what kicked.

    OK, welcome to the opening episode of a trilogy in perhaps the greatest cartoon of all time. Now, a trilogy you say? Yes, a trilogy. The second episode is #22 - Dungeon at the Heart of Dawn and the final episode is Requiem, the unproduced series finale. You can download the script from Michael Reaves' web site, and if you have the D&D DVD collection, you can see a radio rendition of it. Watch these three episodes back-to-back-to-back, and you get a feel for just how awesome this show was.

    The Dragon's Graveyard BEGINS as most episodes END - the kids find a portal to take them home, only Venger ruins everything.

    Sounds familiar?

    Here's the twist. The kids, tired of having their proverbial chains yanked, decide to take the fight to Venger and do "whatever it takes."

    In the 1980s, the idea of kids committing murder in a Saturday morning cartoon was risky, to say the least. It makes for great storytelling, leaving you gripping your bowl of cereal.

    How does it end? Well, I'm not going to ruin it for you, but suffice to say, it lives up to expectations.

    Check it out. It's Robsterrific.