Dungeons & Dragons

Season 3 Episode 1

The Dungeon at the Heart of Dawn

Aired Saturday 12:30 PM Sep 14, 1985 on CBS
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The Dungeon at the Heart of Dawn
Eric and Bobby retrieve a box for Dungeon Master. Dispite the fact that they were under strict orders not to open it, Eric gets curious. Just as he pulls the pin from the lock, Dungeon Master appears and warns Eric to place the pin back in place before it's too late. But Eric is taken by surprise when a force blows the top of the box off and releases He Whose Name Cannot Be Spoken. He is Venger's master, pure evil, and a powerful entity. The Realm is covered in darkness and a whirlwind envelopes the land. Dungeon Master then instructs the kids to flee on foot, and he joins them. When Eric demands to know why he should follow any further, Dungeon Master simply informs him: We are running, Cavalier, for our very lives.moreless

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  • The reason why people like Dungeons and Dragons. A great jumping point for newbies.

    OK, this is the Robsterman here! Of all 27 episodes, this one has to be the creme de la creme. Sure, we don't know how Evil got into the box, but we do know that it is unleashed, and it is ticked off. It conquers everyone, and make no mistake, Venger is the first of its victims.

    For those of you who like this series, this has to be the best of the best. Act I alone boasts some of the finest animation of all time.



    * A cool scene is the Venger scene. Nice use of shading. And what people do not realize is that at the conclusion of the scene, Venger's castle is completely destroyed.

    * What would have been nice would have been to explain just how Evil was trapped in the box in the first place. Also, we never learn exactly why Dungeon Master asked the students to retrieve this box. * This is actually the second episode in a trilogy. The Dragon's Graveyeard is the opening episode of the trilogy and Requiem is the final, unproduced episode. However, a script is available for reading. Also, on the D&D DVD collection, a radio rendition of the script is available.moreless

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