The series chronicles the adventures of Dirk the Daring, who is the best knight in the kingdom of King Ethelred. Dirk performs all sorts of great deeds while protecting the kingdom and his love, Princess Daphne, from the forces of the evil dragon Singe. In this program there are several original characters like his stallion Bertram, his squire Timothy, and arrogant knight Sir Hubert Blunt who is Dirk's rival.
Before each commercial break, Dirk the Daring faces a cliffhanger, and, in keeping with the spirit of the game, the storyteller narrates Dirk's options and asks the viewer "What would you do?". After the commercial break, the outcomes of the various choices are shown before Dirk acts on the correct idea (with the occasional exception) to advance the story.
Several enemies from the original game also make their appearance as adversaries: the Lizard King, the Phantom Knight, the Giddy Goons and the Mudmen. In the episode "The Legend of the Giant's Name", an Ardu giant awakened by Singe forces Dirk to find his way out of an enchanted cave, which gradually transforms him into a skeleton, much like the death animations of the game.
List of episodesEdit
|No.||Episode title||Original airdate||Summary|
|1||The Tale of the Enchanted Gift||8 September 1984||Dirk finds a perfect gift for Princess Daphne's birthday.|
|2||Sir Timothy's Quest||15 September 1984|
|3||The Tournament of the Phantom Knight||22 September 1984|
|4||The Smithee's Haunted Armor||29 September 1984|
|5||The Pool of Youth||6 October 1984|
|6||The Story of Old Alf||13 October 1984|
|7||The Song of the Chimes||20 October 1984|
|8||The Girl from Crow's Wood||27 October 1984|
|9||Mirror, Mirror||3 November 1984||Singe uses a magic mirror to turn himself into a copy of Dirk and discredit him.|
|10||The Snow Witch||10 November 1984|
|11||The Tale of Dirk's New Sword||17 November 1984|
|12||The Legend of the Giant's Name||24 November 1984||In his latest plot against King Ethelred's kingdom, Singe awakens the last of the Ardu Giants by saying his real name.|
|13||The Mist of Wishes||1 December 1984|
- Bob Sarlatte – Dirk the Daring
- Ellen Gerstell – Princess Daphne
- Fred Travalena – King Ethelred
- Michael Mish – Timothy
- Arthur Burghardt – Singe the Dragon
- Peter Cullen – Bertram the Horse, Sir Hubert Blunt
- Clive Revill – Storyteller
- Marilyn Schreffler
- Michael Sheehan
On September 20, 2011, Warner Bros. released Dragon's Lair: The Complete Series on DVD in region 1 via their Warner Archive Collection. This is a Manufacture-on-Demand (MOD) release, available exclusively through Warner's online store and only in the US.