Tom Baker (Fourth Doctor), Louise Jameson (Leela), Michael Maloney (Gregor Saraton), Gillian Kearney (Mina Challis), James George (Knight Commander Elunas), Steven Alexander (Knight Commander Ollerie), Nicholas Briggs (Baragor/Zygons/Knights)
On the jungle planet Garros, Earth Forces Knight Commander-in-Chief Greg Saraton and his team are hunting gigantic beasts, for sport. When The Doctor and Leela arrive, they are caught up in a web of intrigue where there is no clear friend or foe.
What is Saraton’s vital connection with Earth’s Solar System’s Defence Shield? Why are the giant reptilian birds of Garros attacking? What terrible secret lurks deep within the trees?
Before the truth can be revealed, a heavy price will be extracted and loyalties will be tested to the limit.
Written By: Nicholas Briggs
Directed By: Nicholas Briggs
- Zygon Hunt was the eighth story in the third series of the Fourth Doctor Adventures.
- The Doctor tells Leela that she missed her calling as a weather forecaster.
- Leela‘s father Sole taught her how to heal animals’ wounds with moss.
- Leela compares Garros to her home planet and refers to her father Sole. (The Face of Evil)
- The Doctor refers to the fact that Madame Nostradamus knitted his scarf. (The Ark in Space)
- The Doctor previously encountered the Zygons and a Skarasen on Tulloch Moor, Scotland in the 1970s. (Terror of the Zygons)
- The Doctor previously mentioned the Zygons to Leela as part of a message that he wanted her to deliver to UNIT in 1979. (Trail of the White Worm)
- The Doctor refers to the Zygons‘ body-print technology. (Terror of the Zygons)
- The Doctor refers to the destruction of the Zygons‘ homeworld Zygor (Terror of the Zygons). Its destruction was caused by the Time War. (The Day of the Doctor)
- The Doctor tells Mina that Warlord Broton and the rest of the Zygonss on Earth are dead and that their Skarasen is”aimlessly swimming around Loch Ness occasionally posing for very blurred photographs”. (Terror of the Zygons)