Tuesday 26 July 2022

K is for... Kracauer

One of the officers who supervised the Iceworld trading post on the dark side of the planet Svartos. Kracauer was employed by its controller Kane, who had been exiled here by his own people of the planet Proamon. He helped Kane recruit unwilling customers to expand his army of mercenaries, which he was planning to use to get revenge on his enemies - not realising that they had been wiped out centuries ago in a supernova. Along with colleague Belazs, Kracauer was little more than a glorified slave of Kane's. Together they plotted to destroy him. He could only survive in sub-zero temperatures, and Kracauer entered his inner sanctum where he slept to raise the temperature. However, Kane woke up in time and killed him with his freezing touch.

Played by: Tony Osoba. Appearances: Dragonfire (1987).
  • Second of three appearances in the series by Osoba, who is best known for his regular role in the classic BBC sitcom Porridge. He had previously played the Movellan Lan in Destiny of the Daleks, and would later play veteran astronaut Duke in Kill the Moon.
  • Most of the characters in this story are named after film historians, directors and theorists. Kracauer gets his name from the German film theorist Siegfried Kracauer (1889 - 1966).

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