[The Master's Lair]
(The story carries straight on from
Space. The Doctor has been accidentally shot by the Master,
as the Ogrons jolted his arm whilst fleeing from a generated image of
the thing they feared most. Now the place is deserted, and the Doctor
wakes. He is very weak.)
JO: Oh, Doctor, I thought you were dead.
DOCTOR: Help me up.
JO: Come on. That's it, yes. Careful.
DOCTOR: Help me into the Tardis, Jo.
DOCTOR: All right, Jo.
DOCTOR: The first thing we've got to do is get out of here.
(The Tardis dematerialises. The Doctor places his hands on two round
disc on the console and concentrates.)
JO: Doctor, what are you doing?
DOCTOR: Telepathic circuits. Sending a message to the Time Lords. I
must tell them to. I must, I
(The Doctor collapses.)
(Jo runs over to a wall covered in what appear to be fitted drawers and
cupboards. She presses one and a bed slides out.)
JO: Come on, come and sit down. Come on. That's it.
DOCTOR: Help me off with this.
JO: Let me get this. Now just lie back.
DOCTOR: Must lie down, Jo.
DOCTOR: Must rest for a while. Must rest. I must rest, Jo.
(Jo dabs at the blood on his forehead.)
JO: It's all right.
DOCTOR: Now, Jo, now listen to me. I'm liable to sleep for quite some
time. Now, if anything happens, anything at all, record it in the log.
Record it in the log.
JO: What log? Doctor, I don't know what you're talking about!
DOCTOR: In the log, up there in the locker.
(Jo takes what looks like a large cassette tape from a cupboard above
(The Doctor is unconscious. Later, Jo has got changed and freshened up,
and returns to the console room to find him delirious.)
DOCTOR: Jo! Jo, careful!
DOCTOR: Jo! JO: Doctor?
(The Doctor goes quite still, so Jo checks his hearts.)
JO: Oh, he's so cold.
(Jo makes her first log entry.)
JO: Shortly after entering the Tardis, the Doctor fell into a deep
coma. His respiration was very shallow and his skin icy to the touch. I
could find no trace of pulse or heartbeat, and his breathing apparently
ceased. But I've seen the Doctor in this condition once before and he
recovered after a sudden rise in temperature.
(Something beeps on the Tardis console and it starts to materialise.)
JO: The Tardis seems to have landed. I suppose the Time Lords are
working it by remote control again. I've no idea what the Doctor said
to them in his message, or where we are. I just hope that they've
brought us somewhere where I can find some help for the Doctor.
(Crystals are forming on the Doctor's skin.)
(The Doctor's eyes open.)
JO: Doctor! Doctor, you're alive! Doctor? Doctor, I don't know whether
you can hear me or not. Both your hearts are beating about oh, about
once every ten seconds and your body temperature is somewhere below
zero. I'm going outside. I'm going to try and find some help.
(Jo goes to the console.)
JO: Scanner, scanner. Scanner. That's it.
(The scanner shows a lush jungle outside with some stone ruins. Then
something squirts liquid onto the scanner obscuring the view.)
JO: Doctor? Doctor, I'm going now. I'll be back as soon as I can.
(Jo goes outside, and she gets squirted with the
liquid which is coming from some of the local flowers. The lower half
of the Tardis has a brown encrustation over it. Jo looks at the
standing stones then heads off through the thick vegetation, nervous at
the sound of animals that fill the jungle. She is carrying the log
recorder, and settles down at the base of a tree to rest. Suddenly the
sky becomes very bright.)
JO: Things growing in this jungle seem more like animal than plant
life. The light is changing. It seems as if it's daybreak. There's a
sudden change in temperature. I haven't seen any form of intelligent
life except, except those bits of statue by the Tardis.
(Now it is warmer, Jo takes off her raincoat. The back is covered with
the encrustation from the plant liquid. She throws it away and moves
off. The pitcher plants watch her go, and something we cannot see puffs
and pants its way through the bamboo after her.)
DOCTOR: Jo? Jo, where are you?
(The Doctor appears completely healed. We can still hear the arum
plants squirting liquid at the Tardis.)
DOCTOR: Jo? Jo?
(Jo finds some footprints in the soil. She takes off her mittens as she
bends down to examine them, and gets squirted. She moves on. The Doctor
checks the console.)
DOCTOR: That's odd. The atmosphere outside is breathable and yet the
automatic oxygen supply is on.
[Jungle - landing site]
(Jo has put her mittens on again and followed the
footprints to a spacecraft. She goes up to a hatch between its two
JO: Hello? Hello, is anybody there?
(She walks along the side of the ship but there are no other visible
doorways so she returns to the rear and opens the hatch. The inside is
small but tidy with dials on the wall. Up front is a figure in a
spacesuit, with cobwebs. She touches it and it tumbles sideways.)
(The Tardis door does not open. It sounds as if it
is blocked by something. Then an alarm sounds and the monitor shows the
message 'Automatic Oxygen Supply Exhausted')
DOCTOR: I'll just have to use the emergency supply.
(The Doctor opens a small wheeled box and opens the valve of the first
cylinder. It hisses briefly and stops. He tries the second but that
runs out too. The third and final one seems to work properly so he goes
to get changed. Then the oxygen runs out of that one too.)
(Jo tries to hide as someone approaches the ship.
It is a blond man in a spacesuit with a weapon. He easily finds Jo and
brings her into the main compartment. There is a younger man with him.)
JO: Who are you?
TARON: My name is Taron.
(Everyone say Hi! to Bernard
Horsfall - again)
TARON: This is Vaber.
JO: I'm Jo Grant. Do you live here? I mean do you live on this planet?
TARON: What are you? Where are you from?
JO: Well, I'm from a planet called Earth.
(Say Hi! to
before Space 1999.)
JO: You've heard of it?
TARON: We've heard of the name.
VABER: There is no such place as Earth. It's just a name in our old
legends. It doesn't really exist.
JO: Believe me, it does!
TARON: How did you come here?
JO: In the Tardis.
JO: Well, yes, it's a sort of spaceship.
VABER: Are you alone?
JO: No. No, I have a friend with me and he's very sick. I was trying to
find some help for him. Look, I'm afraid he's dying.
VABER: We're not a hospital service.
JO: Oh please? Please, you've got to help me.
TARON: I'm qualified in space medicine. I'll do what I can.
JO: Thank you. I was beginning to think that I'd never find anybody to
VABER: You were lucky they didn't find you.
TARON: Where is this ship of yours, the Tardis?
JO: Well, back through the jungle.
TARON: Is it far?
JO: Well, no, not far. It's by some bits of statue.
VABER: Reference seven?
TARON: Yes, yes, yes.
JO: Look, come on, I'll take you there, right?
(Another blond man in a spacesuit enters.)
CODAL: Very near, a patrol.
VABER: How many?
CODAL: Three or four, headed this way. Who's this?
TARON: We have to move.
JO: Well, I'm coming with you.
TARON: No, we know this jungle now. We can move in it quietly and
quickly. You'll be safer if you stay hidden here.
(Taron opens a small compartment.)
TARON: Get inside. You can work the securer from in there.
JO: But I want to come with you.
TARON: That would slow us all up. You'd endanger all of us. Don't
worry. We'll lead them away from here, lose them in the jungle.
JO: Lose who?
VABER: Come on! Come on!
TARON: We'll do what we can for your friend. I'll come back for you
JO: Thank you. Please hurry!
(The three men move off, weapons ready. Jo shuts herself in the small
compartment and watches through the door grill. The spaceship rocks,
there is the sound of breathing, and a small object rises up, twists
around then goes back to where it was. Then a door opens and items are
thrown out onto the floor.)
VABER: Which way are they moving?
TARON: We're all right. They seem to be staying on the main tracks.
There's a few scouts moving independently, but off that way.
CODAL: What about the girl?
TARON: Oh, she should be all right.
VABER: And this friend of hers?
TARON: Let's go and find him.
(In the spaceship, something tries the handle to Jo's compartment but
cannot get in. What might be a fire extinguisher is picked up, examined
and put down, then the outer hatch opens and closes and triangular
prints appear in the soft soil. Jo comes out of hiding and leaves the
(The scanner now says 'Cabin Atmosphere Unable to
Sustain Life'. The Doctor is working under the console.)
DOCTOR: All the circuits are in order. The door must be held from the
outside. I must get it open. I must get that door open. Got to get the
door, got to get that door open.
(He staggers to the doors and tries to push.)
DOCTOR: That's it. Must get it open. (falls to the floor) Must get it
open. Must get, must get, must get.
[Jungle - Ruins]
(Outside the Tardis, Vaber and Taron are hacking
at the encrustation on the doors while Codal stands guard. The two men
are wearing plastic protection from the liquid. The doors swing open
and they carry the Doctor out and away from the Tardis.)
TARON: Right, sit him down here.
(They take off the plastic hoods and gauntlets.)
DOCTOR: Thank you. Thank you very much. How did you find me?
TARON: A girl we met.
VABER: She told us where you were.
DOCTOR: Is she all right?
TARON: She should be.
VABER: We left her hiding.
TARON: Circle round the neighbourhood. See if there's any activity.
VABER: What are you staring at?
DOCTOR: Oh, I'm sorry, it's just, just that I thought I knew you.
VABER: That's not likely.
DOCTOR: Where are you from?
TARON: A planet, many systems from here.
DOCTOR: Skaro! Yes, of course, you're Thals!
TARON: How did you know that?
DOCTOR: Because I've been to Skaro,
DOCTOR: Oh, many years ago. During the Dalek war.
VABER: Dalek war?
VABER: That's impossible. That was generations ago. You couldn't have
DOCTOR: Well, I can assure you that I was.
DOCTOR: By travelling through the barriers of time. If you must know, I
was with the Thal group when they broke into the Dalek city.
TARON: In our legend, there is a being, a figure from another planet
who came to Skaro when the Thals were in their greatest peril, in
something called a Tardis. He had three companions with him.
DOCTOR: Yes. Barbara, Ian and Susan.
VABER: And their leader was called?
DOCTOR: The Doctor.
TARON: Are you trying to tell us that you are the Doctor?
DOCTOR: That's right.
VABER: That's nonsense! You've come to spy on us. What are you doing on
this planet? Here, of all the planets in the galaxy! Answer!
DOCTOR: Now you listen to me, young man. You may have saved my life,
and I'm grateful, but that does not give you the right to subject me to
(The Doctor wipes something from his cheek.)
TARON: Vaber, give me the spray.
VABER: Waste our medical supplies?
TARON: The spray, Vaber.
DOCTOR: What are you doing?
TARON: You have been infected by a particularly deadly fungus. Close
(Taron sprays the Doctor's face.)
TARON: They spread their spores in that liquid they've discharged. And
the fungus spreads very quickly unless the surface has been specially
treated. Turn your hand over. There, that should be all right now.
DOCTOR: Now? Why, what would have happened?
TARON: Without special treatment it would have spread all over your
DOCTOR: Ah, that's nice.
TARON: Until finally, you'd have been engulfed by it.
(Jo has returned to the spaceship and is taking off her jacket. She
sees a growth on the back of her hand, like the stuff on her raincoat.)
VABER: Come on, let's get started.
TARON: No. We wait for Codal.
DOCTOR: Tell me, what's the name of this planet?
VABER: Spiridon. One of the nastiest pieces of space garbage in the
DOCTOR: Is it inhabited?
VABER: Oh, yes. Vegetation that's more like animal life than plant,
creatures hostile to everything including themselves and a climate that
changes from tropical in the day to sub-freezing in the night.
DOCTOR: Any intelligent life form?
TARON: Oh, yes. the Spiridons. They're invisible.
DOCTOR: Mmm, I'd very much like to see one of them. I mean, I'd very
much like to come into contact with one of them.
VABER: Don't worry, you will.
DOCTOR: You said just now that you were on some sort of mission. May
one ask what it is?
TARON: No, I can't tell you that. That's top secret.
DOCTOR: As you wish. I'm on something of a special mission myself.
VABER: Taron, why can't you face it?
TARON: Now listen
VABER: None of us is ever going to get away from here.
VABER: The radio's gone, the ship's damaged, we can't take off. We're
on a suicide mission!
TARON: It was your choice. Nobody made you come.
DOCTOR: Well, whatever it was you came here to do, it must be pretty
TARON: We think so.
DOCTOR: How many are there of you?
TARON: There were seven. But our commander was killed on touchdown. And
we've lost three others since.
DOCTOR: Oh, only three left.
DOCTOR: Well, you could make that four if you'd let me help you. Five
with Jo Grant.
TARON: Thanks. I'll think about it.
DOCTOR: You still don't trust me?
TARON: Why should I? You come here out of nowhere and then claim to be
something out of a legend.
DOCTOR: Yes, I see your point. But I am on your side, you know?
VABER: Anything about?
CODAL: No, it seems quiet enough.
TARON: You all right now?
DOCTOR: Yes, never felt better.
TARON: Good, we'll take you to your friend.
DOCTOR: That's good.
TARON: After that, you're on your own. If you see me signal, dive for
cover quickly and don't make a sound. Understood?
(Jo is lying on the spaceship floor. The fungus has grown half way up
(Taron signals the group to get down. We hear a
vaguely metallic noise.)
TARON: It's coming this way. It sounds like it's in trouble. What do
VABER: It could be ray exhaustion.
CODAL: No, light wave sickness. That's what the others had.
(There is a round depression in the ground nearby.)
TARON: Do you think it's deactivated?
CODAL: Well, we can't be sure.
VABER: Let's chance it.
(The group moves forward a little.)
(Codal hands the Doctor and Taron an aerosol can each.)
DOCTOR: What's this? Some kind of weapon?
CODAL: A liquid colour spray.
TARON: Point it in this direction, press the control on top and you'll
see what we're up against.
(The two men spray paint into existence -)
(The Doctor shakes the overgrown pepperpot.)
DOCTOR: Motive power nil. Total loss of vision. Sensor plates not
functioning, and weaponry deactivated.
TARON: You seem to know a good deal about Daleks.
DOCTOR: Yes, well I've had cause to. This one's something new. I've
never come across Daleks that have mastered invisibility before.
VABER: They haven't mastered it, not completely.
CODAL: As far as we can tell, they can only stay invisible for very
TARON: Even so, it gives them quite an advantage.
DOCTOR: Yes, a terrifying advantage. Have you any idea how they do it?
TARON: Codal's our scientist.
CODAL: They discovered it by studying the Spiridons. It's an
anti-reflecting light wave. Their problem is that to create the energy
required, they have to generate fantastic power, so they can't sustain
it for very long.
DOCTOR: I see.
CODAL: I'd like to investigate a bit further. Let's lift off the top so
DOCTOR: No, don't do that. No, most Daleks have an automatic distress
call. Even when they're deactivated, the transmitter may keep
TARON: Thank you, Doctor. Let's go.
(Jo wakes and covers her arm with her jacket, then
picks up the log recorder.)
JO: My hand and. My hand and my arm are infected by something I can't
describe. It's spreading rapidly and my hand is already quite numb.
TARON: You wait here, Doctor. Codal and I will
scout ahead. We won't be long.
DOCTOR: Taron seems very cautious.
VABER: Too cautious. Things would be different if Miro was still alive.
DOCTOR: Oh? Who is Miro.
VABER: Expedition commander. He was killed when we landed.
DOCTOR: Oh, I'm sorry. And Taron, who's he?
VABER: Spacecraft doctor. Next in seniority so he took command. And a
fine mess he's making of it.
DOCTOR: Oh, do you think so? I thought he seemed to be doing rather
VABER: Do you? Three more dead. Nothing achieved. Nothing even planned.
He'll go on being cautious until we're all killed.
DOCTOR: Well, what do you think he should do?
VABER: Oh, we've got explosives and weapons. We could attack the Dalek
laboratory and wipe them all out.
DOCTOR: How many Daleks are there, do you know?
VABER: Well, as far as I know, there's not more than twelve. Just a
scientific group, here to try and learn the technique of invisibility.
One determined attack and we could destroy them all.
DOCTOR: Tell me about these creatures that live here, the Spiridons.
Are they invisible at all times?
VABER: As far as I know.
DOCTOR: Are they working with the Daleks?
(A tentacle is moving through the grass.)
VABER: I imagine they've been totally subjugated. The usual Dalek
technique of rule by terror.
DOCTOR: Mass exterminations followed by absolute suppression of the
survivors. I know.
VABER: I hate all this waiting round. I wish he'd get back and we could
(The tentacle closes in on Vaber. Meanwhile, Taron and Codal take cover
as a Dalek patrol glides past.)
TARON: Probably going out to recover the one we found.
CODAL: That's a pity.
TARON: Let's check out the area in that direction, then get back to the
(As the tentacle closes in on Vaber, the Doctor is checking out the
pitcher plants and how they follow movement.)
VABER: The eyeplants?
VABER: They've come in very useful.
DOCTOR: Oh, how?
VABER: They get very agitated whenever an invisible Spiridon comes near
them. It's given us a, well, a kind of early warning system.
(Vaber cries out. He is entwined in the tentacle.)
VABER: Get my knife!
DOCTOR: Hang on! Just hang on! I got it! Quickly, your hand. Let go!
Let it go! Let it go.
(The Doctor severs the tentacle and the plant/animal screams and
TARON: What happened?
DOCTOR: Oh, it's all right. Nothing much. Just that some sort of
tentacle tried to make a breakfast of our friend here.
VABER: I'm all right.
TARON: Are you sure?
VABER: I said I'm all right! Thanks, Doctor.
DOCTOR: My pleasure. Made an interesting little object lesson.
VABER: What do you mean?
DOCTOR: Well, just that it shows the need for continued caution, I
VABER: You think I don't know that? I have been here rather longer than
you have. But danger's not going to scare me into doing nothing.
DOCTOR: There's a considerable difference between courage and reckless
stupidity, you know.
VABER: If I have to die, I want it to be for a better reason than
providing nourishment for a flesh eating tentacle.
CODAL: The eye-plants are moving.
TARON: It's a Spiridon patrol! Quick, over there.
(Meanwhile, Jo leaves the spaceship and collapses. Hearing heavy
breathing she goes back into the spaceship, leaving the log recorder on
the ground. Once inside she passes out. The Spiridon opens the hatch.)
TARON: They're coming closer.
DOCTOR: Unless they change direction, they're bound to find us.
VABER: Why wait? We're well armed. Let's attack now.
TARON: Don't be stupid. There could be dozens of them.
CODAL: I'll try and lead them off.
(And does so. As he dashes into the bamboo, the Spiridons follow.)
TARON: Codal's given us a chance. Let's not waste it!
(Codal is caught by the Spiridons, his arms pulled behind his back.
Then he is hit over the head with a piece of wood.)
[Jungle - landing site]
(The Doctor finds the log recorder on the ground.)
TARON: There's our ship. Your friend's inside.
DOCTOR: Thank you.
VABER: Wait, something moving other side of the clearing.
TARON: Where? Quick, get through there.
(The men take cover behind some vegetation and the Dalek patrol
DALEK: Primitive spacecraft of type originating on Skaro. Report
discovery to command centre.
DALEK 2: Dalek patrol two calling command centre. We have located Thal
spacecraft. Indicate course of action. (pause) Command centre orders
the craft is to be destroyed.
DALEK: Position to fire.
DOCTOR: But Jo Grant's inside your ship. I've got to do something.
TARON: There's nothing you can do.
DOCTOR: No! Wait! Wait. Somebody's still in there.
DALEK: Save for interrogation. Disable.
(The Daleks fire and the Doctor falls, clutching his knees.)
DALEK: Proceed as ordered.
DOCTOR: No! No!
DALEK: Fire. Repeat, full power.
(The Daleks set the spacecraft on fire.)
DALEK: Stand or we will exterminate you now.
VABER: We've got to help him.
TARON: There's nothing we can do. Nothing.
DALEK: Walk! Walk!
(The Daleks escort the Doctor away.)
TARON: Let's get away from here.
(The Doctor is in front of the patrol as they walk
along an enclosed corridor with occasional archways. His legs seem to
be better now.)
(The Dalek summons a lift.)
(The Doctor and one Dalek enter.
(The lift goes down.)
(There is less light down here. They walk on to a
door guarded by another Dalek.)
(The door opens.)
DOCTOR: Codal. So, they captured you too, did they?
CODAL: Where are the others, Taron and Vaber?
DOCTOR: Well, they're all right as far as I know. How are you?
CODAL: I'm fine. Splitting headache, but I'll survive.
DOCTOR: That's good.
CODAL: Why didn't they kill us straight away, Doctor?
DOCTOR: Oh, I expect they're saving us for interrogation. They'll want
to know what we're doing on this planet. You know, what you did back
there, leading the searchers away from us, was very courageous.
CODAL: I just didn't give myself time to think. If I had, I certainly
wouldn't have taken the risk.
DOCTOR: Oh, I don't know. I think you're doing yourself rather an
injustice there. If you hadn't acted the way you did, we'd have all
been captured. They give medals for that sort of bravery.
CODAL: Bravery? I've been terrified ever since I landed on this planet.
It's different for Taron and Vaber, they're professionals. They've seen
DOCTOR: And do you think they're any the less brave because of that?
CODAL: They know how to deal with fear. They're used to living close to
death. I'm not. I'm a scientist, not an adventurer.
DOCTOR: Well, forgive me if I'm wrong, but aren't you a volunteer?
DOCTOR: Then you must have known what you were getting into?
CODAL: No. None of us did. We're not a warlike people, Doctor. We've
only just developed space flight. No one had attempted a voyage of this
length before, but every man and woman from my division volunteered.
Over six hundred of them. You see, I didn't even have the courage to be
the odd man out. What are you laughing at?
DOCTOR: Ah, you, my friend. You may be a very brilliant scientist but
you have very little understanding of people, particularly yourself.
Courage isn't just a matter of not being frightened, you know.
CODAL: What is it, then?
DOCTOR: It's being afraid and doing what you have to do anyway, just as
CODAL: I'm not convinced, but thanks anyway.
DOCTOR: Right, well, after that little tutorial on bravery, let's see
if we can find a way of getting out of here.
DOCTOR: Yes, escape. Well, let's take a look in our pockets and see if
we can come up with something that might prove useful. Come on. Turn
'them out. Sonic screwdriver.
DOCTOR: Fancy hankie.
(Tardis log recorder.)
JO [OC]: Shortly after entering the Tardis, the Doctor fell into a deep
CODAL: Wasn't that the girl we met? Your assistant?
DOCTOR: Yes, that's right. She'd gone to fetch help for me. The Daleks
CODAL: Took her prisoner?
DOCTOR: No, they murdered her.
JO [OC]: His respiration was very shallow and his skin icy to the
(Oh no they didn't. Jo is lying covered by a very
purple fake fur as a Spiridon mixes a concoction by pouring it from one
wooden bowl to another repeatedly. Jo wakes as the fur is pulled aside
and the invisible being speaks.)
WESTER: Don't be afraid. I want to help you.
JO: What are you doing?
WESTER: You've been infected by the fungoids. This will clear it.
(The concoction pours onto her arm.)
JO: Where are we?
WESTER: A cave near the city. I found you unconscious in a spacecraft
and brought you here. It was fortunate I found you in time. The machine
was destroyed shortly after by the Daleks.
JO: Daleks! Daleks here?
WESTER: You did not know?
JO: Who are you? Why did you help me? There's so much I want to ask you
but I don't know where to start, where to begin.
WESTER: All in good time. You must rest while the potion is taking
effect. When you're feeling better, I'll tell you everything I can.
(Jo falls asleep.)
(The Doctor runs the sonic screwdriver around the
edge of the cell door.)
DOCTOR: No, that's hopeless. If there's one thing the Daleks are very
good at making, that is locks.
CODAL: Well, what now? If we can't even get the door open?
DOCTOR: Well, we'll just have to start our escape when the door's
CODAL: But they'll be a Dalek standing outside.
DOCTOR: Yes, exactly. So, we're not trying to deal with a door, we're
trying to deal with a Dalek.
DOCTOR: How. That's a very good question. How. Well, there must
something here that could prove useful.
CODAL: There's nothing that I can see.
DOCTOR: Come on, come on. We've got to think of something.
CODAL: Well, the one thing we have got is time.
DOCTOR: On the contrary, my friend, the Daleks don't intend to let us
rot down here, you know.
(A bevy of Daleks stand on a raised walkway as
another enters and goes over to one standing amongst equipment.)
DALEK: Section three requests that after interrogation, prisoners
should be transferred to their laboratory.
LEADER: State reasons.
DALEK: They are required for experiments of light ray emissions on
LEADER: Agreed. Next.
DALEK: Central control report that only two Thals are still at liberty.
Their capture is expected shortly.
(Taron and Vaber are checking their small
explosives dump, which is safely wrapped in plastic.)
TARON: Well, at least these haven't been found, that's something.
VABER: There's enough explosive here to take care of fifty Daleks,
never mind twelve. Come on, Taron, we'll take a chance, rush the main
entrance. If we can make it down that first tunnel, the blast from
these will cave in the whole section, bury the Daleks.
TARON: And if we don't make it down that tunnel?
VABER: Oh, come on, Taron! What's the matter with you? When we came on
this mission, you knew there'd be risks. Well let's start taking them!
TARON: We make our move when we have a chance of succeeding, not
VABER: Give me the explosives.
VABER: Get them out! I mean it, Taron. I'll kill you if I have to.
TARON: That's the only way you'll get them.
(Vaber cocks his weapon.)
VABER: I mean it.
(There's a sound of rushing wind. The two men duck as debris hurtles
past them, then there is a series of booms.)
TARON: What's that? A spaceship coming in too fast? Burning up.
DOCTOR: A tiny motor with an electric power
source. That's it. Yes. Yes, I'll dismantle the circuitry, reverse the
polarity and convert to a low power receiver transmitter with a
CODAL: That's right. The Dalek's guidance system functions by means of
high frequency radio impulses.
DOCTOR: Correct, and if we can jam them
CODAL: It should give them quite a headache.
DOCTOR: It should give them quite a brainstorm. Give me your
(Jo is awake and her arm is clean.)
WESTER: All trace of the infection has gone. Your arm will be sore for
a few days, but that's all.
JO: Thank you. I'm very grateful to you. Tell me some more about your
WESTER: Before the Daleks invaded, they bombarded the planet with
bacteria. Only a handful of my people survived. When the Daleks landed,
we could offer no resistance. Those that were left were forced to
cooperate with the Daleks.
JO: But you don't?
WESTER: No. There are a few of us, not many, who do what we can to
fight back, and that's little enough.
JO: Why did the Daleks invade you? What did they want?
WESTER: To master our techniques of invisibility, and they seem very
close to doing it.
JO: Is there no way of stopping them?
WESTER: They're too powerful. I had hoped the aliens from the
spacecraft might help us, but there are so few of them. Two more were
JO: You've seen them?
WESTER: When they were taken to the city. A tall fair haired man, and
later, one with silver hair, also tall, wearing strange clothes.
JO: The Doctor! Oh! Where is he?
WESTER: You know him?
JO: Well, yes. And I thought
WESTER: He's imprisoned in the city.
JO: Well then we must find a way of helping him. Get him out!
WESTER: There is no way. The Daleks will interrogate him, and then use
him in their experiments. He'd be better off dead.
(Taron and Vaber make their way through smoke
towards the sound of flames.)
VABER: Something moving.
(It is a blond Thal woman.)
TARON: Rebec! Rebec! Rebec, are you all right?
REBEC: I think so. Our flight angle was too steep and we came in too
fast. We were lucky to get out alive. All the equipment, the
explosives, everything gone.
TARON: Are you the only survivor?
REBEC: No, Maret and Latep, they're following.
TARON: But why did you come?
REBEC: Communications intercepted another Dalek space signal. We had to
TARON: Warn us? What about?
REBEC: Do you know the strength of the Dalek force here?
TARON: Well, it's no more than a dozen.
REBEC: The signal we intercepted was to Dalek Supreme Command. It
stated that the force assembled on Spiridon was now complete. It gave
their numbers. Well, somewhere on this planet there are ten thousand
TARON: Are you fit to move? We must find the
others quickly. They're bound to send a patrol to investigate the
REBEC: With any luck, they might think there were no survivors.
(Vaber brings in two more young men, coughing from the smoke.)
TARON: Maret, Latep, are you all right?
LATEP: Just shaken. We came down with a bang.
MARAT: I'm all right.
TARON: Good. We must move. It's not fit to stay here.
REBEC: Do you have a plan?
TARON: Yes. Yes, I think so.
VABER: We'd better get a move on. We haven't got much time.
[Outside the city entrance]
(Jo and Wester hide in bushes, watching large
purple-furred creatures pushing containers through the large doors. Two
Daleks stand guard.)
JO: Is this the only way into the city?
JO: Somehow I've got to find a way of getting past those Dalek guards.
WESTER: Even if you could, what would you do once you got in there?
JO: Well, find the Doctor and try to rescue him.
WESTER: Ah. Those are my people, the Spiridons. The Daleks have made
JO: But I can see them now.
WESTER: You see the furs they wear to protect them from the cold.
JO: What are they taking into the city?
WESTER: Samples of our vegetation. The Daleks are experimenting with
JO: Now, if I could hide in one of those bundles.
WESTER: You can't risk it.
JO: Look, if I got into the city, where's the most likely place they'd
be holding the Doctor?
WESTER: In the lower levels, most certain. Deep, deep down.
JO: I'm going to try it.
CODAL: If this jamming device of yours works, we'll have a weapon that
we can use against all the Daleks. We can give the lot of them
DOCTOR: No, I'm afraid not, Codal. You see, the Daleks armour acts as a
sort of shield, so we've got to get in very close. In any case, the
effect will only be temporary.
CODAL: Well, how long will it last then?
DOCTOR: Well, if we're lucky, long enough to get away. That is, if
CODAL: If what?
DOCTOR: If it works.
(A small entrance is cut into a rock face with
liquid on it. Rebec touches it.)
REBEC: It's freezing!
TARON: Yeah, it's an allotrope of ice.
REBEC: A what?
TARON: Well, it's a form of ice that never gets hard. Codal is
convinced that the core of this whole planet is a mass of it, because
every once in a while the pressure builds up and the whole thing bursts
to the surface.
REBEC: Like a volcano?
TARON: Yeah, but instead of white hot lava, this erupts with molten
ice. We've seen it, tremendous explosions. The ice covers the jungle
for miles around.
MARAT: Are there many of these outlets?
TARON: Yes, dozens of them, but this is the nearest one to the city.
REBEC: Yes, but why is it important to us?
TARON: Ah, well, when they built the city, they used this ice volcano
to provide a cooling system. They drove shafts out to meet the natural
MARAT: So if we could find the junctions we could get right inside the
TARON: That's the theory anyway. Trouble is, we don't know if the
shafts will stay wide enough to crawl through and we'll have no idea
which tunnel to follow.
REBEC: And if the ice erupts when we're in there?
VABER: I've left the rest of the explosives in a safe hiding place.
VABER: I've marked the position, just in case.
(Vaber gives Taron the map. He then hands it to Marat.)
TARON: Switch on your heating units. It's going to be cold in there.
You two get started.
(Marat and Rebec crawl into the tunnel.)
TARON: Vaber, Latep, remember, positions by the main entrance to the
city. If we manage to cause a diversion, you attack.
VABER: Right. Er, Taron, about what happened, I'm
TARON: Forget it.
(Taron crawls into the tunnel.)
DOCTOR: Oh, well, that's it. That's the best that
I can do. There's only one thing we need now.
CODAL: What's that?
DOCTOR: A Dalek to try it out on.
(Two fur covered Spiridons leave a container half
full of vegetation and go to collect more.)
WESTER: Quickly, now. (Jo runs over and gets into the container,
covering herself with vegetation. The Spiridons return and start
pushing the container away, and into the city.)
(The three Thals crawl along on hands and knees.
They stop at a junction and Taron hugs Rebec.)
REBEC: Oh, it's so cold. My heating unit's turned to maximum but I'm
MARAT: How far do you think we've come?
TARON: It's hard to tell. We should strike one of the cooling ducts
(There is a rumbling, cracking noise.)
REBEC: What's that?
TARON: I don't know. Just keep moving.
MARAT: Taron, could be the start of an eruption, couldn't it?
TARON: It's possible.
MARAT: Then let's get back while we still have time.
TARON: No, if it's coming, we're already too late. We've no chance of
getting to the surface in time. Our only chance is to strike one of the
shafts and quickly!
(The Spiridons leave the container. A Dalek
DALEK: Attention! The prisoners are to be taken for interrogation
DALEK 2: I obey.
CODAL: I can hear the lift. There's one coming.
DOCTOR: Come sit here. Now remember what I told you. Get in close so
that it can't use its blaster, right?
(The Dalek opens the door and enters.)
DALEK: Prisoners will stand.
(The Doctor stops Codal from rising. The Dalek moves further into the
DALEK: Prisoners will stand!
(Codal ducks under its 'arm' and holds them upwards while the Doctor
goes round the back.)
DALEK: Surrender or you will be exterminated!
DOCTOR: Hold on! Hold it!
(The Doctor puts the log recorder on the Dalek's lid.)
DOCTOR: Mind yourself. Hold on to it! Hold on to it!
(The Dalek spins round.
CODAL: I can't!
DOCTOR: Hold it!
(They are both thrown off as the Dalek continues spinning, screaming.
Then it slams into the wall and goes quiet.)
CODAL: That little machine of yours has quite an effect.
DOCTOR: Had quite an effect.
(It has fallen off the Dalek and broken.)
DOCTOR: Not any more, I'm afraid. You know, for a man who abhors
violence, I must say I took great satisfaction in doing that. Right,
let's get on. We may be out of the cell but we're a long way from being
DOCTOR: Get your gun.
(Codal takes his holster from a handy coat stand nearby.)
(Jo peeks out of the container, then climbs out
and hides around the corner just before a silver Dalek enters. A dial
on the wall moves towards red.)
DALEK: Sensors detect ice eruption is imminent.
DALEK 2: Prepare to close all cooling ducts. Activate when scale
registers red alert.
DALEK: I obey.
(Liquid ice starts to enter the tunnel behind the
three Thals. Just past a junction, an ice wall cracks and starts to
move towards them.)
(They back up to the junction and take the other tunnel.)
(Codal and the Doctor pause and listen, then move
forward at a junction. A Dalek has done the same and they see each
DOCTOR: Back! Back!
DALEK: Alert! Alert! Alert!
DALEK 2: Level seven reports prisoners at liberty!
DALEK: Instigate condition of maximum alert. Normal operations will
DALEK 2: I obey. DALEK: All Daleks units will report to lower levels.
Maximum security search to commence immediately. Locate and destroy
prisoners. Locate and destroy! Locate and destroy! Locate and destroy!
(Codal and the Doctor get out of the lift on a
well light level. They walk forward then spot a Dalek in a recess.)
DOCTOR: Back to the lift!
DALEK: Halt! Halt!
DOCTOR: Back to the lift!
(The Dalek fires as the lift door closes.)
DOCTOR: Well, it's not going up. They must be
operating it by remote control. Well, there's only one thing for it,
we'll have to go down.
(But there is a Dalek waiting there too.)
CODAL: Shut the doors!
(The Dalek's weapon fire scorches the back wall.)
DOCTOR: That was close.
CODAL: If they keep driving us down to the lower levels, we'll never
DOCTOR: Presumably that's their intention. Still, we haven't much
alternative, have we? Let's try another level.
CODAL: Let me go first, Doctor. At least I've got this. (a
DOCTOR: Thank you very much.
(There are no Daleks waiting on this level. They walk along a corridor
and past a grill which the Doctor glances at.)
(The liquid ice is coming into the tunnel quite
REBEC: Look, the shaft! (Taron leads the way up to a grill, and guess
who he sees through it.)
TARON: Doctor! Codal!
DOCTOR: I know it's not the moment to ask how you got in there, but I'd
be fascinated to know how.
TARON: Help me free this grill! Hurry! The ice is moving up behind us!
DOCTOR: Push it up! Use your knife. Right, now lever it down, lever it
down. Right, now push! That's it!
(The dial is well into the red. Jo sneaks out
behind the back of the Dalek.)
DALEK: Eruption nearing danger peak. All cooling ducts now being closed
down. All cooling ducts now being closed down.
(Marat is up to his waist in liquid ice as
shutters start to close in the corridor wall.)
DOCTOR: Doors are closing!
TARON: Hold them! Hold them!
CODAL: I can't hold it.
DOCTOR: You must! Pull!
(Suddenly the shutter motor stops and they fly open again.)
DOCTOR: Come on. Put your leg here.
(Rebec climbs down then Taron and finally Marat.)
(The shadow of a Dalek appears on the corridor wall.)
DOCTOR: Out of here! Quick! Out! Come on, get him out of here!
(The Daleks arrive at the open grill just as the liquid ice reaches it
and pours out onto them.)
(The Dalek leaves and Jo comes out of hiding again
to test some of the buttons on the control panels. She switches on the
DALEK [OC}: And prisoners have been driven to level zero. All units
will proceed to this level immediately.
DALEK 2 [OC]: All ascent areas sealed off. Prisoners now confined to
DOCTOR: Come on.
MARAT: You go on, I'll be all right.
DOCTOR: Come on, hurry up. The door's going to close. Come on through.
Come on, Marat! Marat, come on! Marat!
(The door is half closed.)
MARAT: No, you get inside!
DOCTOR: Come on, Marat!
MARAT: Get in!
(The door closes behind Marat as the Daleks arrive. He fires and gets
REBEC: Marat! Marat!
TARON: There's nothing we can do. Nothing.
(The Doctor adjusts his sonic screwdriver and goes to a control box by
DOCTOR: Right, now cover your eyes.
(Buzz, and bang goes the box.)
(The door is locked shut. The Daleks have found
the map on Marat.)
DALEK 2: This was hidden on the prisoner's body.
DALEK: This shows where the Thals have concealed their explosives. Take
a patrol immediately. Locate explosives and destroy.
DALEK 2: I obey.
DALEK 3: Door mechanism fails to respond.
DALEK: Bring cutting equipment.
CODAL: Well, they won't open that in a hurry.
DOCTOR: Never underestimate the Daleks, Codal. They won't let a little
matter of a metal door delay them for long.
REBEC: Looks as if all Marat's courage was for nothing. There's no
DOCTOR: Oh. I don't know whether I've locked the Daleks out or
TARON: Have a look at this.
(Large orange slats across the wall.)
TARON: What do you make of it?
DOCTOR: Well, if it wasn't for the fact that it doesn't make sense, I'd
say it was a gigantic refrigeration unit.
TARON: Yes, it's big enough to freeze an ocean.
REBEC: But why? All their cooling needs are taken care of by the ice
(The Daleks are working on the door. The Doctor stands under a large
shaft in the middle of the ceiling.)
DOCTOR: What's this?
TARON: Well, it's a ventilator shaft. Carries out the hot gases from
DOCTOR: Right, that's it then.
TARON: What do you mean? Nobody could climb that.
DOCTOR: You're probably right. Nevertheless it does lead up to the
surface, doesn't it?
CODAL: Shush! Something's happening outside.
(A Dalek with a cutting arm has arrived.)
TARON: They're cutting through. Doctor? Doctor, they're cutting through
DOCTOR: Well, it's pretty obvious they'd do something of the sort.
TARON: Well, what are we going to do?
DOCTOR: Nothing. When faced with the inevitable, don't waste precious
time by resisting it. Now, what would you say the tensile strength of
this material is?
(Jo hides behind the control desk as the Dalek
with the map reports to another one.)
DALEK: We located the position where the Thals have hidden their
explosives. We are to proceed to the area and destroy them.
(Everyone is tying a rope to each corner of a
large sheet of plastic.)
TARON: I wish you'd tell us what the point is of all this, Doctor.
CODAL: Well, we're certainly not going to float out of here.
DOCTOR: Huh. That's precisely what we are going to do. Come with me,
Taron. I want to show you something.
TARON: Hurry up, Doctor, it's pretty hot in here.
DOCTOR: Yes, exactly, but if we can turn the refrigeration unit up to
maximum, the updraft will be hotter and even more powerful. Now look at
(The Doctor lets go of a piece of paper. It floats upwards.)
TARON: So? Hot air rises.
DOCTOR: Exactly. And if we can trap enough of it, we might be able to
rise with it.
TARON: Fantastic. Will it work?
DOCTOR: I've no idea. We haven't got much choice. TARON: Let's get on
(Meanwhile, the cutting Dalek is has moved on from the vertical to the
horizontal, and Jo has followed the Dalek patrol out of the city.)
CODAL: Pull your end out.
(They hold up the plastic as the Doctor turns up the heat. The cutting
Dalek is on the second vertical of the doorway.) REBEC: It's beginning
to fill. It's rising! Hurry up, Doctor!
CODAL: Come on, Doctor!
REBEC: Come on!
CODAL: Get your rope, Doctor!
(The Doctor opens a small inspection hatch in the wall.)
(The Dalek finishes cutting.)
DALEK: Attack force prepare. Fire power maximum. The prisoners are to
(The Doctor is looking down on a huge cavern
filled with thousands of Daleks.)
CODAL: Come on, Doctor, come on! It's going up!
TARON: Come on, Doctor.
CODAL: Grab that.
(The Doctor puts his foot in the loop on his rope and they all drop to
DOCTOR: Oh no.
CODAL: There's not enough lift to take all our weight.
(The Daleks hammer at the cut out in the door.)
TARON: Rise, will you? Rise!
DOCTOR: Give it time, Taron, give it time.
REBEC: It's not going to work! Doctor, it's not going to work!
DOCTOR: It's lifting! It's beginning to lift! Hang
on tight! Hang on!
TARON: It's going.
(The Daleks finally burst in as their feet disappear up the shaft.)
DALEK: Escape from this section is impossible. The prisoners are
hiding. Locate and destroy. They are to be exterminated!
TARON: How far have we come?
DOCTOR: It's hard to tell. Let's hope we're high enough to be out of
DALEK 2: Prisoners located! Prisoners located!
(The Dalek fires upwards.)
DOCTOR: Yes, we are out of range. That's a relief.
You all right, Rebec?
REBEC: I can't stand heights. I daren't look down.
TARON: Just keep your eyes closed and hang on tight. You'll be all
CODAL: Any idea how far to the surface?
DOCTOR: Miles, I should think. Don't forget we started at the lowest
level of the city. Should be a long, slow haul.
DALEK: A patrol will ascend to surface level and
proceed immediately to the point where the shaft emerges. Patrol will
require to travel at maximum speed to reach the point before prisoners
escape. An anti-gravitational disc is to be brought here at once.
DALEK: I obey.
[Jungle cliff face]
(Jo hides amongst the bamboo as the Daleks stop.)
DALEK: Explosives located. Assist.
(The Dalek with the map moves towards Jo's position, then turns back as
the other two remove a rock from in front of the explosives.)
DALEK: The explosives are equipped with detonating mechanisms.
DALEK 2: We will detonate them here. Activate mechanism.
DALEK: All mechanisms primed. The bombs will self-detonate.
DALEK 2: We will return to the city.
(Pebbles and soil fall down on the Daleks. They leave. Jo goes to the
explosives and adjusts the timers. Some more pebbles fall, then a large
rock knocks her out.)
DOCTOR: You know, after this, I think I must take
up hot air ballooning. It really is most exhilarating.
REBEC: I'd prefer a rocket to take me off this planet.
DOCTOR: Ah, cheer up, my dear. Just you hang on tight. We're perfectly
(Except that one corner is tearing above the rope attachment.)
DALEK: Anti-gravitational disc in position. Energy
level building to lift-off capacity.
DALEK 3: Prepare for ascent.
(A Dalek trundles up a ramp and onto the disc.)
DALEK 2: Lift off.
(And up it goes.)
DALEK: We are nearing the top of the shaft.
Central command reports prisoners still in shaft.
(At the cliff face, Jo wakens just as the timer on the third bomb moves
into the red. She grabs the other two bombs and runs. The Dalek patrol
TARON: Doctor, there's something coming up after
DOCTOR: Well, its rate of ascent doesn't seem much faster than ours. We
should reach the surface before it can catch up with us.
REBEC: Doctor, look!
(Rebec has spotted the tear.)
DOCTOR: The whole thing's going! Get on the side! Hang on!
(The Doctor leaps for one of the inspection ladders running up the side
of the shaft just at that point.)
[Jungle - top of shaft]
(The three Thals climb out.)
REBEC: Taron, quickly!
(The Doctor is hanging on to the bottom rung.)
CODAL: The Dalek's only just below him!
(Taron unfastens his rope from the plastic and lowers it to the Doctor.
It is a few inches short.)
REBEC: He can't reach it!
CODAL: I'll try mine.
(Codal lowers his loop first, and it is long enough.)
TARON: Get on the step.
CODAL: Got it.
TARON: Give me your hand! Come on, Doctor, that's it!
(Taron and Codal pull the Doctor out, then Codal and Rebec push large
rocks down the shaft. The Dalek plummets to the bottom, and hits with a
BOOM! Smoke rises from the shaft.)
REBEC: We've done it!
CODAL: Well done, Rebec. We've made it!
TARON: Thanks to the Doctor.
DOCTOR: Yes, well, I think we ought to postpone the celebrations until
we're in a slightly safer area. Come on.
(The Dalek Leader is addressing his troops.)
LEADER: Whilst the aliens are at liberty, a full state of emergency
will be maintained. Normal operations will be suspended. Spiridon slave
workers will cooperate with Dalek patrols in saturation level search.
The aliens must be located and destroyed!
(Jo hears a noise and hides the bombs in the
grass. Taron and the Doctor appear.)
JO: Oh, Doctor, I thought, I thought you were dead! I thought, oh, I
don't know what I thought. I'm so pleased to see you.
DOCTOR: Jo, you were on that Thal spaceship. I saw it destroyed.
JO: No, I wasn't.
DOCTOR: But you were.
JO: No, I wasn't. Look, Doctor, what's been happening? Where've you
DOCTOR: Well, it's a long story and there were a few moments that were
a trifle worrying
CODAL: A trifle worrying?
DOCTOR: You know Codal and Taron, don't you?
DOCTOR: I don't think you've met Rebec.
JO: Look, Doctor, the last I'd heard about you, you'd been captured by
the Daleks, right
DOCTOR: Yeah, but
JO: And I was told that they were going to take you
DOCTOR: Yes, I know that
JO: Because they're doing all these experiments
DOCTOR: All right, all right, Jo
JO: And then I thought you were going to be in them and I didn't know
what I was going to do
DOCTOR: Jo! Jo! Jo! Please? Look, will you excuse us for a moment? My
friend has rather a lot to tell me about.
TARON: Yes, of course.
JO: Doctor, wait till you hear what happened to me. It was terrible,
and then I got rescued by this bowl.
REBEC: You might say you're glad to see me.
TARON: I might. Why did you come?
REBEC: I was part of the back up crew. I was trained and ready. I had
TARON: That's not true. There were dozens of other people trained to
the same state of readiness as you. You could have backed out.
REBEC: Why should I? I wanted to come on the first landing, and you
made sure I was kept out of your crew. So when the chance came, I took
CODAL: Look, I think one of us ought to keep watch. I'll take the first
TARON: You shouldn't have come.
REBEC: Now I'm here, we're together again. And there's nothing you can
do about it.
TARON: But don't you realise what you've done? Can't you see the
position you've put me in? I mean, not counting Jo and the Doctor,
there's only five of us left now. Five of us out of two missions. And
somehow we've got to achieve what we set out to do. We must destroy the
REBEC: And how does my being here change that?
TARON: Because. Because I love you. I can't convert you into a cypher.
But from now on, every judgment I make will be clouded. I'll even
hesitate to take the right risks because I'll be worrying about you.
REBEC: I'm sorry. I didn't think of it like that. I didn't understand.
TARON: Well, you might understand this. Your being here might be the
very reason the Daleks win.
DALEK: Our patrols report no contact with the
aliens. Temperatures falling rapidly.
LEADER: The search will continue.
DALEK: I obey.
LEADER: Supreme Command has decreed that we prepare a bacteriological
culture that will destroy all living tissue. Daleks and Spiridon slave
workers will be given immunity to the disease.
DALEK: If the aliens are not taken, the bacteria is to be released.
Without immunity, no living thing can survive the disease. All will be
DOCTOR: But, Jo, why on earth didn't you stay in
the Tardis? We'd have been safe there.
JO: Well, Doctor, you didn't look very safe. Well, I thought you were
dying and I went out to try and find some help for you.
DOCTOR: On a planet full of Daleks? Well, surely I warned you?
JO: Well, Doctor, you didn't tell me anything. You just rushed into the
Tardis, you rattled off some sort of a message and, well, then you
DOCTOR: Did I?
JO: Uh huh.
DOCTOR: Oh, I'm sorry, Jo. I'm afraid I wasn't myself.
JO: Doctor? What did you say to the Time Lords in your message?
DOCTOR: Well, I told them about the Dalek spaceship leaving the Ogron
planet and told them to send the Tardis after it.
JO: But what are the Daleks doing on this planet?
DOCTOR: They've got an army based here, Jo, the mightiest army of
Daleks there's ever been.
JO: But when we were on the Ogron planet, we put a stop to their plan
to sort of cause a war?
DOCTOR: Well, evidently that was only part of their plan, to make their
conquest easier perhaps. With an army this size, we now know they
intend to invade the galaxy anyway unless we can stop them.
JO: Just us?
DOCTOR: And our Thal friends. Oh dear. Perhaps a female shoulder to cry
on might come in handy.
DOCTOR: Give it a try, will you?
(Jo goes and talks to Rebec while the Doctor goes over to Taron.)
DOCTOR: The load getting a little heavy?
TARON: I don't think I'm equipped to handle all this any more.
DOCTOR: Oh, why? Just because you've found out that you're not made of
TARON: This job doesn't allow for human weakness.
DOCTOR: Then they should have sent a machine, shouldn't they.
TARON: I thought they had. I was wrong.
DOCTOR: Good, because the business of command is not for a machine, is
it? The moment that we forget that we're dealing with people, then
we're no better off than the machines that we came here to destroy.
When we start acting and thinking like the Daleks, Taron, the battle is
TARON: Someone coming!
CODAL: Look who I found.
TARON: What happened to you?
VABER: What happened to you? We saw the ice eruption and assumed you
hadn't made it.
LATEP: We went to the entrance of the city anyway.
VABER: I wanted to take the chance, make a rush, but we found our bomb
LATEP: So we had to go back to get the other bombs, to find some Daleks
had been there before us and blown themselves up.
JO: Well, I managed to get two of the bombs before that. I've hidden
DOCTOR: Well done, Jo. If those two are all right, we at least have a
TARON: We must move on. It'll be dark soon.
CODAL: And cold. You haven't experienced a full Spiridon night, Doctor.
You don't know what cold is until you have.
DOCTOR: Then we must find shelter.
VABER: Right, but not here. There are Daleks and Spiridon slave workers
making a terrific sweep across the jungle not that far behind us.
TARON: Well, prepare to move. We'll go to the plain of stones.
JO: Plain of stones?
CODAL: It's an area of huge boulders. They absorb the heat of the sun
and then discharge it at night.
DOCTOR: You know, this planet never ceases to amaze me. First we find a
gigantic refrigerator and now night storage heaters. It really sounds
CODAL: Not exactly, Doctor. All the animal life from the jungle goes
there as well.
DOCTOR: Oh, that's nice. Right, let's get going. Jo, where did you hide
JO: I'll get them.
LATEP: Let me help you.
JO: They're here.
LATEP: We haven't met properly. I am Latep.
JO: I'm Jo. How do you do? Uh oh. You don't know about a handshake.
Well, you see, it's an old Earth custom. We clasp hands like that and
it shows that we're good friends and that we're pleased to meet one
another. Come on.
(Night is falling. Daleks and fur covered
Spiridons walk past.)
DOCTOR: (sotto) What are those animals?
CODAL: (sotto) They're not animals, Doctor. Spiridons. They wear those
furs against the cold.
DOCTOR: (sotto) That's good. At least we can see them now. Did you
notice anything peculiar about the Daleks, Jo?
JO: Not particularly. Why?
DOCTOR: Only that their movements seem to be slower.
LATEP: Well, fast enough to kill us on sight, Doctor.
CODAL: Almost as though their mechanical reflexes weren't functioning
DOCTOR: Yes, but the reason. The reason is the important thing.
CODAL: They're out of range now. I think we can chance a move.
JO: Come on, let's do it. I'm freezing!
[Plain of Stones]
(Large fangs of rock stick up through the ground.
The group sit with their backs to them. Something with large wings
flaps and shrieks above.)
REBEC: What was that?
TARON: I don't know. We've heard them before. Never seen them. Latep,
take first guard. Doctor?
DOCTOR: Yes, yes, of course.
TARON: Do you mind?
DOCTOR: Come on, Jo. Come and keep me company.
JO: All right.
(Jo and the Doctor leave.)
VABER: I hate this running and hiding. We need to attack, and soon.
TARON: I'll decide when and how.
VABER: You've been putting off this attack since we got here. What do
you want, a guarantee of safety?
TARON: No, I just want the best possible guarantee of success. Any
attempt that fails is worth nothing.
TARON: Codal, that giant refrigeration unit. What did you make of it?
CODAL: It was neutron powered
CODAL: Could run for a thousand years. I'm convinced that somehow it's
vital to the Dalek's survival.
TARON: Why do they need such low temperatures?
CODAL: I can't answer that, but I am sure that refrigeration unit is
the key to our attack.
VABER: Are you saying is we destroy the refrigeration plant, we destroy
CODAL: Yes. Yes, I think it would wipe them out.
VABER: Then that's it. That's the way we do it. We go in through the
shaft you came out of. Or better still, we lower the bombs down.
TARON: The Daleks wouldn't have left the top of that shaft unguarded.
VABER: We think about that when we get there. If we leave now, we can
be there before light.
TARON: We'll attack, but this has to be planned. Until it is, we'll
VABER: Wait! Wait! That's all we've heard from you. Why don't you face
it, Taron? Admit what we all know. Be honest. You're afraid. Miro would
have taken action by now. He was a real commander, and he wouldn't have
had her hanging around our necks!
(Taron and Vaber fight. Codal tries to pull them apart as Vaber draws
(Taron disarms Vaber.)
TARON: I am still in command here, and like it or not, you will obey
orders. And believe me, Vaber, if you don't, I shan't hesitate to kill
you. Now let's all get some rest. Latep, go back to your post.
(The Laboratory is just off the Control room.)
DALEK: The bacteria are multiplying.
DALEK 2: We have calculated that after the release of the culture into
the atmosphere, it will totally contaminate the planet within the space
of one Spiridon day.
DALEK: All plant life will wither and die.
DALEK 2: All unimmunised animal life will die within one hour of
inhaling the contaminated air.
LEADER: Approved. Continue with preparations.
DALEK: The most virulent form of the bacteria will be ready for release
in half a Spiridon day.
DALEK 3: Spiridon slaves report aliens believed to be hiding at the
Plain of Stones.
LEADER: Order all search units into that area.
DALEK 3: I obey.
[Plain of Stones]
TARON: (sotto) Latep! Doctor! Codal. Codal!
CODAL: He was sitting over there.
TARON: Doctor, the bombs have gone.
CODAL: He left this.
TARON: (reads) I'll do what I have to do alone.
DOCTOR: He doesn't stand a chance.
TARON: That's the last of the explosives.
CODAL: We've got to stop him.
TARON: I intend to. Codal, will you come with me? Doctor, would you
DOCTOR: If that's what you want.
CODAL: He'll be heading for the ventilator shaft.
TARON: Yeah. We'll be back as soon as we can. Latep, stay here. Come
REBEC: Be careful, Taron.
(Taron and Codal leave.)
DOCTOR: Have you still got your guns with you?
DOCTOR: That's good. Keep them handy, will you? Look around you.
(Multicoloured pairs of lights are watching. Meanwhile, Vaber crashes
through the bamboo carrying the bombs, and walks right into a group of
SPIRIDON: Take him to the Daleks.
(Vaber and the bombs are taken away by the
Spiridons. Taron and Codal watch.)
TARON: They've got Vaber.
CODAL: And the bombs!
TARON: We must get them.
[Plain of Stones]
REBEC: What sort of creatures are they?
DOCTOR: I've no idea, but whatever they are, they're moving in closer.
REBEC: I'll try a shot at them.
(Rebec fires. There is a yowl then the eyes disappear.)
LATEP: They've gone. It scared them off.
DOCTOR: Yes, but they don't stay scared for long, do they?
(The eyes come back on. Rebec fires again.)
LATEP: Let them get in closer.
REBEC: That's the last of my charges.
LATEP: And I've only two left.
(Taron and Codal jump the last Spiridon in the
procession and beat it over the head with a large wooden stick. They
pull off the fur.)
TARON: Help me into this.
CODAL: All right.
TARON: Let's see if we can get in there. Now listen, I'll try to get
close to one of the others. Be ready to move in when I jump him.
CODAL: Good luck.
(Covered in purple fur, Taron joins the end of the procession.)
[Plain of Stones]
(Latep fires his weapon.)
LATEP: That's it.
(The Doctor picks up a piece of wood.)
DOCTOR: Well, if they come in ones and twos, we might manage to beat
LATEP: And if they rush us?
(The Doctor lights his piece of wood in the camp fire.)
DOCTOR: I'm going to try something.
(He moves away and brandishes the flame at the eye, shouting Ha! Ha!
DOCTOR: Don't just stand round there, get yourselves torches. They're
frightened of flame.
LATEP: But, Doctor, there won't be enough wood for the fire.
DOCTOR: We'll just have to hope that supply lasts till morning. We've
got to keep that fire going at all costs!
(The last of the procession of Spiridons passes
CODAL: Taron. If you can work your way through to Vaber, and get close
to him, then I'll
(Codal pauses then opens the fur. It's wearer is invisible, and knocks
Codal down. It is just about to hit him with a large rock when Taron
thumps it over the head with a piece of wood.)
TARON: Come on. You nearly got yourself killed!
CODAL: I thought it was you.
TARON: Get into this.
(Codal puts on the fur.)
TARON: Now, stay close to me. We've got to near the one carrying the
bombs. When I jump him, grab the bombs and make off quickly. Make as
much noise as you can. They'll follow you. I'll try and free Vaber.
CODAL: Oh, I'll try and head back for the Doctor. If all goes well,
I'll meet you there.
TARON: All right.
[Plain of Stones]
(Dawn is breaking as the fire is dying.)
JO: Penny for them?
DOCTOR: Oh, I was just thinking about Vaber. What on Earth possessed
him to go rushing off like that?
REBEC: Once we'd worked out the plan, he wanted to attack straight
DOCTOR: Plan, what plan?
REBEC: To blow up the refrigeration unit.
DOCTOR: What? But that's the worse thing he could possibly do.
REBEC: But Codal said if we destroyed the refrigeration unit, we'd be
destroying the Daleks.
DOCTOR: On the contrary, you'd be bringing their army to life.
LATEP: How, Doctor?
JO: Oh, I get it. The Daleks you saw in the arsenal were in sort of
DOCTOR: No ageing process, no degeneration. An army of Daleks in cold
storage until they're needed.
REBEC: So that's why they built the refrigeration unit.
JO: And you mean they need a constant controllable low temperature
because the volcano's too unstable.
DOCTOR: Yes, that's about it. And the moment that temperature rises,
the Dalek army's going to be on the move. Now we've got to find the
others and warn them.
DOCTOR: A Spiridon!
JO: Doctor, no! That's Wester. He's the Spiridon that helped me.
DOCTOR: You sure?
DOCTOR: Well, please accept my thanks, Mister Wester. I owe you a very
WESTER: Jo, I have news from inside the city.
JO: What is it?
WESTER: The Daleks have prepared a bacteria bomb. It will destroy every
living thing on this planet.
DOCTOR: Except, presumably, the Daleks?
WESTER: Yes, they have a way of immunising themselves. They are
preparing them to release the bomb now.
JO: Well, what shall we do?
WESTER: I shall go back into the city. Perhaps I can find some way of
DOCTOR: Well, thank you for warning us. We'll do all that we can to
WESTER: Goodbye, Jo.
JO: Goodbye, Wester.
WESTER: I must go now.
JO: Wester! Take care.
REBEC: What shall we do about Taron and Codal?
DOCTOR: Well, we'll wait till it's full light. If they're not back by
then, we move out without them.
REBEC: Very well.
JO: Doctor, what shall we do?
DOCTOR: Well, first of all we've got to stop the Daleks releasing their
bacteria. Second, we've got to make sure their army stays inactive, and
third, we've got to generally put an end to their chances of invasion
of other planets.
JO: Well, how're we going to do all that?
DOCTOR: (sotto) I haven't the faintest idea.
(The Spiridons bring Vaber into a clearing where
there are two Daleks.)
DALEK: Halt! What is this?
SPIRIDON: We have captured one of the aliens.
DALEK: We will question him. Where are the others hiding? Answer!
VABER: If you want them. If you want them, you find them!
DALEK: Answer or we will exterminate you!
VABER: I haven't seen them.
DALEK: The others are near the Plain of Stones. You will lead us to
DALEK: You will lead us to them!
VABER: No. No, don't fire. I'll take you there. Whatever you say.
DALEK: We will start immediately.
VABER: It's back this way.
(Vaber pushes the Spiridons away and dashes into the foliage. The Dalek
fires, killing him and a Spiridon. Codal and Taron grab the bombs and
DALEK: Pursue! Pursue!
DALEK: The antidote is prepared and ready to be administered.
(An lamp comes down from the ceiling and flashes red light over them.)
DALEK: Synthesised anti-bacterial elements are released in immediate
vicinity of subject. The elements provide immunity on contact. We are
now protected against the bacteria.
LEADER: Approved. I will order all Dalek units and Spiridon slave
workers assembled here for treatment shortly. Is the bacteria ready for
DALEK: All is prepared.
(The perspex tank is full of green gunk.)
LEADER: The final phase of the operation is to commence immediately.
DALEK: Removal of the container top is all that is required to allow
bacteria to enter the atmosphere.
LEADER: Transmit a general call to all units. They
are to report here immediately for protective treatment prior to
release of bacteria.
DALEK 2: I obey.
[Plain of Stones]
(The Doctor is putting out the remains of the camp
(Taron and Codal run in with the furs and bombs.)
DOCTOR: Where on earth did you get those?
TARON: We persuaded a couple of Spiridons to part with them.
DOCTOR: Well done. Have you got the bombs?
LATEP: Where's Vaber?
CODAL: He's dead.
TARON: I'll tell you about that later. We've got to move away from
here. There's a Dalek patrol right behind us.
DOCTOR: Now, wait. We can't go on running forever. It's time for a
change of tactics.
TARON: We can't risk a straightforward confrontation.
DOCTOR: No, I agree, so let's stop for a moment and use our
intelligence, shall we?
TARON: All right. What have you got in mind?
DOCTOR: Well, to take any effective and permanent action, we've got to
get inside that city.
REBEC: How do we do that?
DOCTOR: Well, I do have a plan, but you'll have to trust me.
TARON: What do you want us to do?
DOCTOR: Well, first of all, we've got to make sure that a Dalek patrol
finds us. Somebody must go out, show themselves and then lead them back
LATEP: I'll go.
DOCTOR: Thank you, Latep. Now try and lead them around for a bit before
you bring them back here. We'll need a little time to get ourselves
LATEP: All right.
JO: Wait, Latep, I'm coming with you.
JO: Doctor, I'm tired of being hunted too.
DOCTOR: Yes, all right.
(Jo and Latep leave.)
CODAL: We'll keep watch.
(The Doctor and Taron go down a rocky slope.)
DOCTOR: I noticed this this morning. Have you seen them before?
TARON: Yes, they're all over the place. Molten ice pools. A sort of
DOCTOR: Yes, and hyper-cold. Yes, it's an odd phenomena, the water on
this planet. It sustains sub-zero temperatures and yet remains
TARON: I'm sorry, I don't see the significance of all this. We've known
about these ice pools for some time.
DOCTOR: The Daleks are vulnerable to extremely low temperatures and
they hardly function at all at sub-zero levels.
TARON: Yes. Yes, I see. Come on, let's look around. Find a way of
making it work.
DOCTOR: Yes, it's a good feeling, isn't it? When the hunted become the
(A group of fur-covered Spiridons enter the city.)
LEADER: Spiridon slave workers will proceed to level four to await
(The Spiridons leave.)
DALEK: Dalek patrol three is proceeding towards the city with remainder
of Spiridon slave workers.
LEADER: Only patrol seven remains unaccounted for. Report.
DALEK 2: Contact with patrol seven established. They have made contact
with aliens and are in pursuit. They request permission to continue.
LEADER: Permission granted. Advise that no prisoners are to be taken.
They are to be exterminated.
(Jo and Latep stop running for a rest, holding
LATEP: You all right?
JO: Bit winded. Never run so far in all my life!
LATEP: I think we've given them enough running around now. It's time we
started back for the others.
LATEP: There we are. Are you ready?
DALEK: Pursue! Pursue! Pursue! Surrender!
[Plain of Stones]
DOCTOR: Right, you all set?
CODAL: Yes, we're ready.
REBEC: Doctor, it's Jo and Latep.
(They run in, still holding hands.)
JO: The Daleks are right behind us.
DOCTOR: Come on, Jo!
(They all go in different directions, then the two Daleks trundle in.
The Doctor and Jo watch from behind a large stone.)
DOCTOR: (sotto) All right, I'll try and draw them off that way.
(The Doctor runs past the Daleks.)
DALEK: Give protective fire.
(The Doctor squelches through the mud and clay,
DOCTOR: Taron! Taron, get ready!
(The Dalek appears. The Doctor runs off and it fires, moving forward.
Taron comes down behind it and grabs its casing.)
DOCTOR: Get out of its line of fire!
(The Doctor also grabs the Dalek.)
DOCTOR: Pull it!
DALEK: Assist! Assist!
[Plain of Stones]
(The other Dalek sees Jo looking around the rock.)
DALEK 2: Halt!
(Jo hides right behind the Dalek.)
DALEK 2: Surrender! Surrender or you will be exterminated! Surrender!
(Jo is finally knocked down.)
DALEK 2: Surrender or you will be exterminated!
(Codal throws a fur over its lid.)
DALEK: I cannot see! Emergency! Alert! Vision impaired!
(Latep thumps at the Dalek's weapon arm with a rock.)
(Meanwhile, the Doctor and Taron are still trying
to manhandle the Dalek into the pool. It knocks Taron down with its
eyestalk and trains its weapon on him. The Doctor heaves it around and
down the final slippery slope.)
DALEK: Assist! Assist! Assist! Assist! Assist!
(The others appear, pushing the second Dalek to an icy fate too.)
CODAL: Hold on!
DALEK 2: Assist! Assist!
(Both Daleks have their lower casing in the water, and have gone very
JO: We did it!
DOCTOR: Well done. Well done, everybody! Now, come on, Taron. We've got
work to do.
TARON: Latep, switch on your thermal liner.
(Taron and Latep wade in to the Daleks.)
DOCTOR: Keep out of their angle of fire. They may still be dangerous.
Right, now lift up the top section. Are they dead?
TARON: Yes. The shock of the sudden cold must have killed them straight
(Taron and Latep pull the organic Daleks out of their casings and throw
them into the pool.)
DOCTOR: Right, get that one up onto the bank.
(A Spiridon is lurking, just out of sight.)
DALEK 2: We have lost contact with patrol seven. Last reported position
was they were entering the Plain of Stones in pursuit of the aliens.
LEADER: No further information?
DALEK 2: Weak signal from the automatic distress transmitter, then
LEADER: We will wait no longer.
(The Leader goes into the laboratory. A Dalek spots the Spiridon.)
DALEK 3: Stop! What are you doing here?
WESTER: My name is Wester. I have a vital message for the section
leader. I've made contact with the aliens, lured them into a trap.
DALEK 3: The section leader is occupied.
WESTER: He ordered an immediate report.
DALEK 3: You will enter the laboratory and report when the section
leader is free.
LEADER: We will commence to administer the
protective treatments immediately.
DALEK: I have located minor mechanical fault in the equipment. It will
be rectified quickly.
LEADER: Work at all speed. I shall assist you.
(The Leader jolts the tank of bacteria.)
DALEK: Caution! Caution!
[Outside the city entrance]
DOCTOR: You all right, Rebec?
(A plaintive voice comes from inside the Dalek casing.)
REBEC: Yes, I think so.
DOCTOR: Latep, you're sure you know the way to the ventilator shaft?
LATEP: Taron marked it on the chart, Doctor.
JO: Can we come with you, Doctor?
DOCTOR: I'm sorry, Jo. No, it must be a two-pronged attack to double
our chances of success. Have you got the bomb? Whichever group gets
there first must detonate that bomb in one of the tunnels near the
cooling unit. Block off the Daleks completely. Now, whatever you do,
don't damage the refrigeration unit. It's absolutely vital that that
continues to function.
JO: We understand.
(Taron and Codal enter.)
TARON: Here you are, Doctor.
DOCTOR: More gentle persuasion?
TARON: You could put it like that.
DOCTOR: Right, put it on.
(Taron drapes a purple fur over the Doctor's shoulders.)
DOCTOR: Well, Jo, do I pass?
JO: You'll do, in a pinch. Good luck, Doctor.
DOCTOR: And to you.
LATEP: Good luck.
DOCTOR: All right, Rebec?
REBEC: All right.
(Taron, Codal and the Doctor cover their heads with the furs.)
DOCTOR: Right, off we go.
(They move off with Dalek Rebec to the doorway, but are met by a Dalek
coming out of the city.)
DALEK: All units were ordered to return to base. You are late. Report
to central control immediately.
JO: (sotto) They're in!
LATEP: (sotto) We'd better get going.
JO: (sotto) Right.
LATEP: (sotto) Come on.
TARON: What are they doing?
DOCTOR: Presumably they're preparing the bacteria.
TARON: But there's a Spiridon in there.
DOCTOR: That's Wester!
DALEK: Fault rectified. Equipment now fully
LEADER: We are both already immune. We will start to administer the
protective treatment to all units at once.
(Wester pushes the lid off the tank.)
DALEK: You must not open container!
(The bacteria mist fills the room and alarms sound. Wester collapses.)
DALEK: Bacteria is released. Do not open door! Repeat, do not open
DOCTOR: (sotto) If they open that hermetically
sealed door even a fraction of an inch, the bacteria will escape and
destroy everything including themselves.
(As Wester dies he becomes visible as a pasty
faced humanoid with a very wide nose and forehead ridges.)
LEADER: We cannot leave here. No one can enter. We can never leave
here. Never, never, never!
DOCTOR: (sotto) Let's try and get to the lower
TARON: All right, Rebec.
DALEK 2: Wait! Spiridon slave workers are to report to level four
(The Dalek spots Codal's boot.)
DALEK 2: Wait! You are not Spiridons! Emergency! Emergency! Emergency!
(An alarm sounds.)
DALEK 2: Do not move! Alarm!
DOCTOR: The cloak! Come on, over it!
(The Doctor throws his fur over the Dalek.)
DALEK 2: Alarm! I cannot see! Vision impaired!
DOCTOR: Get going!
(The group push Rebec round the corner.)
DOCTOR: Get it out! Come on!
DALEK 2 [OC]: Pursue! Pursue!
DOCTOR: This way!
(They turn a corner with two Daleks in pursuit.)
DALEK: Alert! Alert! Alert! Aliens at liberty in
city. Instigate condition of maximum security. Alert! Alert! alert!
(Taron is behind, pushing Rebec.)
DOCTOR: Come on! Come on! They're right behind you!
TARON: Codal! Come back and give us a hand.
DOCTOR: This way! This way! In you go.
DALEK: Pursue! Pursue! Alarm! Pursue!
DALEK 2: Report.
DALEK 3: Aliens have descended to level eight.
DALEK 2: Seal off all levels above them. They must be driven down to
the deepest levels.
DALEK 3: I obey.
(The two Daleks spot their quarry at another T
DOCTOR: Out, quick!
(The Doctor and Codal run. The Daleks fire and hit the casing, which
smokes. Further on, the Doctor, Taron, Codal and Rebec reach the
DOCTOR: Well, Rebec, it seems you stopped being a Dalek just in time.
DOCTOR: Come on, in you get. Come on, Taron, quick.
TARON: How deep are we going?
DOCTOR: Down to the arsenal.
CODAL: And what then? One bomb against an army of Daleks?
DOCTOR: He's right, you know. One bomb won't destroy them all. The most
we can hope for is to stop that army getting into action.
(The lift stops.)
DOCTOR: (sotto) Okay, come on.
DOCTOR: Look, see what you can find in the cooling
chamber act as a barricade. Block off that corridor as best you can.
DOCTOR: I know we can't stop them but it might hold them up for a bit.
(Taron and Codal enter the cooling chamber. The Doctor opens the next
door along and look down into the cavern.)
DOCTOR: There you are, Rebec. The greatest Dalek invasion force ever
REBEC: And with the Spiridon's power to become invisible, nothing can
DOCTOR: That's about it. Right, let's go and help the others with the
DALEK 2: Report.
DALEK 3: Message from command spacecraft. The Dalek Supreme will touch
down in Spiridon shortly. He will assume total command of all
operations on this planet.
DALEK 2: Understood.
DALEK 3: Dalek command has identified the leading alien. The one who is
not a Thal.
DALEK 2: Who is he?
DALEK 3: He is the one known as the Doctor, the greatest enemy of the
DALEK 2: He has much knowledge that would be of value to us. He must be
captured alive for interrogation by the Dalek Supreme.
(Jo and Latep are knocked down by the exhaust
gasses from a spaceship which is descending and lands nearby. A ramp
lowers from the main hatch and a shiny gold and black Dalek with
bigger, cylindrical lights on its dome leads the way.)
JO: (sotto) I've never seen a Dalek like that before.
LATEP: He's something very special. One of the supreme council. They
certainly know how to build spacecraft.
JO: Latep, could you fly that thing?
LATEP: With the help of the others, yes.
JO: Well then, it can take you back to Skaro.
LATEP: I'd thought of that.
JO: But don't you see what that means? Look, you thought that even if
this mission was a successful one, that you'd be marooned here for the
rest of your lives. With that, you've got a chance of getting home.
LATEP: But the Daleks haven't been defeated yet. Not by a long way.
JO: I know. I know all that. But it gives you a chance. It gives you
all something to hope for. I wish the others were here and then we
could tell them about it.
LATEP: I'm glad they're not.
JO: But why? If they knew there was a way to escape.
LATEP: Just knowing might mean the difference between success and
failure. We all thought that whatever happened, there was no way out.
It was a suicide mission. That's affected everything we've done. We've
faced dangers and taken risks because there was nothing to lose, Jo.
JO: Would you go on taking them?
LATEP: I don't know. You see, I've found a reason to be more careful, a
reason for wanting to stay alive.
JO: Come on, Latep. We've still got a long way to go.
(The barricade is as good as it will get.)
DOCTOR: That should hold them for a while. Rebec, stay near. At the
slightest sound of the Daleks breaking through, give us plenty of
warning. Come on, you two.
DOCTOR: Any sign of Jo and Latep?
TARON: No, not yet.
CODAL: What are you after, Doctor?
DOCTOR: Blast! I was hoping there'd be a way of locking these controls
into the on position. As soon as this refrigeration unit is switched
off, those Daleks will be on the move.
CODAL: The main switches are probably in the control room. We don't
want to go back there.
DOCTOR: No. Then we'll have to use my other plan. Come on. Let's us
know as soon as you see Jo and Latep.
REBEC: Doctor! They're trying to get through!
DOCTOR: Well, it should hold them for a little while yet. Now, don't
worry. Come on.
DALEK 2: Aliens still at liberty.
SUPREME: All Dalek units are to be assigned to their capture
immediately. Take charge of all controls. Report on invisibility
DALEK 2: Daleks can now achieve total invisibility for periods in
excess of two work cycles.
SUPREME: Satisfactory. The Supreme Council has ordered our army to be
activated immediately. The invasion of all solar planets is to begin
today. Switch on arsenal heating. Close down refrigeration unit.
TARON: The refrigeration unit's been shut down. The temperature's
starting to rise.
DOCTOR: Thank you, Taron. Come on, we haven't much time.
SUPREME: Order space transporters to assemble and
await landing orders.
DALEK 3: I obey.
SUPREME: The action of the aliens has caused considerable disruption of
operations on this planet.
DALEK 2: This was a matter beyond my control!
SUPREME: Your orders were to exterminate them!
DALEK 2: It has not been possible! We have been unable to use the
SUPREME: The responsibility was yours! You have failed! The Supreme
Council does not accept failure!
(The Supreme Dalek kills it.)
[Jungle - top of shaft]
(Latep is securing a rope to a large rock.)
LATEP: This should hold. Are you ready? Don't worry, we'll make it.
(Nit-picking, but wasn't it suggested that the shaft could be miles
Where'd they get enough rope?)
JO: It's not so much the climb down that worries me. It's what we'll
find when we get there.
LATEP: I'll go first.
(The Daleks keep pushing at the barricade.)
REBEC: (to Taron) It won't stand much more.
(The Doctor and Codal are on an outer metal
catwalk, searching the cavern walls.)
CODAL: Take a look at this!
(This is a crevice in the rock.)
DOCTOR: Well, it looks promising. How deep is it?
CODAL: I can get my arm right inside.
DOCTOR: Well, that's it then, although it does need a bit of clearing.
CODAL: It's getting warmer down here.
DOCTOR: Yes, the temperature has risen quite considerably.
(Below them, in the main body of the cavern, Daleks are starting to
DOCTOR: In a minute, they'll all be fully active. Come on. Here.
TARON: A couple more tries and the whole lot's
coming down. Let's get out of here.
TARON: There's no power left to operate the door.
DOCTOR: That should be wide enough.
TARON: Doctor, there's no sign of Jo and Latep, and they're nearly
through the barricade.
DOCTOR: Thank you, Taron. Look, I've got an idea that these catwalks
lead to some sort of loading area on the surface. Check it out, will
TARON: Right. Come on.
(Taron and Rebec leave.)
DOCTOR: Right, get the bomb.
(But a waking Dalek catches it with its sink plunger and knocks it down
into the cavern.)
CODAL: The bomb! Get down!
DOCTOR: Where is it?
(It is in the middle of a bunch of dozy Daleks. The Doctor climbs down
from the catwalk, steps on Daleks and manages to retrieve it.)
DOCTOR: Is it damaged?
CODAL: The timing mechanism isn't functioning properly.
DOCTOR: Can you fix it?
CODAL: I think so. It'll take a minute or two.
DOCTOR: Get on with it.
TARON: Doctor? Doctor, you're right. There is a power ramp. It goes up
to ground level. I think we can climb it.
DOCTOR: Good, good.
REBEC: What are you planning to do, Doctor?
DOCTOR: Well, this whole area is simply honeycombed with ice tunnels.
Now, a bomb put in the right place could so weaken those walls that the
pressure of the ice would burst through the walls and flood this entire
TARON: Bury the lot of them.
DOCTOR: That's the theory.
REBEC: But it won't destroy them, just put them back into their deep
frozen state of suspended animation.
DOCTOR: Yes, but it would centuries to melt them out.
(Latep reaches the bottom of the knotted rope and
looks out to see the barricade starting to give way. Then Jo appears.)
LATEP: You all right?
JO: Yes, I think so.
(They look out of the doorway.)
JO: We've got to stop them.
(Latep activates his bomb and slides it across the corridor floor to
the barricade. A Dalek fires and misses him, then they all start to
come through. Jo and Latep cover their heads as the bomb goes BOOM!)
(The corridor is a blackened mess with bits of
Dalek strewn about.)
JO: Come on, let's see if we can find the Doctor.
(More Daleks approach the far side of the breached barricade.)
REBEC: They're here!
LATEP: They're still coming, Doctor.
JO: We did what we could though.
DOCTOR: Well done, Jo.
CODAL: Right, that's it.
DOCTOR: Taron, you and the others get started. We'll set the bomb.
TARON: Yes. Come on, you two.
(Jo and Latep leave with Rebec and Taron.)
DOCTOR: Set it to detonate in thirty seconds.
CODAL: Right. Detonator running now.
(The Doctor pushes the bomb into the crevice.)
CODAL: They're coming!
(Daleks enter the Arsenal.)
CODAL: Hurry up, Doctor! Hurry up!
DOCTOR: Off you go.
(Codal leaves, then the Doctor follows. He joins the rest at the bottom
of the ramp.)
DOCTOR: Twenty seven, twenty eight
(KaBOOM! A Dalek and the catwalk are taken out.)
DOCTOR: It failed! Come on, let's get out of here.
(A rumbling sound starts up.)
DOCTOR: The ice volcano!
(Liquid ice bursts through the cavern wall where the bomb weakened it,
and floods down into the main body of the cavern.)
DOCTOR: Out, everybody, out!
(The Doctor watches as the Dalek army is quickly engulfed.)
(The Dalek Supreme's aides report to him.)
DALEK: Arsenal and all lower levels inundated. Molten ice rising
through all sections.
DALEK 2: No response from any Dalek unit. Total loss of contact.
SUPREME: Seal off all sections.
DALEK: Not possible. Controls not responding. Total power source
DALEK 2: Sensors registering ice now advancing through upper levels!
SUPREME: Advise Supreme Command that our attack force is totally
immobilised, and that we are the only survivors.
(Liquid ice is pouring down the windows.)
SUPREME: Set self destruct on all instruments. We are abandoning! We
are abandoning! We are abandoning! We are abandoning! We are
[Outside the Dalek spaceship]
LATEP: There it is!
REBEC: We can get home. Back to Skaro!
TARON: It's a bonus I never expected.
LATEP: Jo, I must speak with you.
CODAL: Doctor? I need to look over the controls of that ship.
DOCTOR: Yes, of course.
CODAL: So I. (pause) You've done a lot for me, Doctor. Thank you.
(Codal salutes the Doctor by placing his left hand across his body to
his right shoulder. The Doctor returns the gesture.)
CODAL: Thank you.
TARON: Doctor, we'd never have succeeded without all your help. I wish
there was some way of thanking you.
DOCTOR: As a matter of fact, there is.
REBEC: Yes, Doctor?
DOCTOR: Throughout history, you Thals have always been known as one of
the most peace loving peoples in the galaxy.
TARON: I hope we always will be.
DOCTOR: Yes, well that's what I mean. When you get back to Skaro,
you'll all be national heroes. Everybody will want to hear about your
TARON: Of course.
DOCTOR: So be careful how you tell that story, will you? Don't
glamorise it. Don't make war sound like an exciting and thrilling game.
TARON: I understand.
DOCTOR: Tell them about the members of your mission that will not be
returning, like Maro and Vaber and Marat. Tell them about the fear,
otherwise your people might relish the idea of war. We don't want that.
REBEC: You can depend on us.
DOCTOR: Thank you, my dear. Well, you'd better get aboard, I think.
TARON: What about them?
DOCTOR: I'm not sure about them. Goodbye, Rebec.
REBEC: Goodbye, Doctor.
TARON: Goodbye, Doctor.
DOCTOR: Good luck.
(Taron follows Rebec.)
LATEP: Doctor, I've asked Jo to come back to Skaro with me. Would you
have any objections?
DOCTOR: If that what she wants, no.
LATEP: Well, Jo? Is it?
JO: No, I'm sorry, Latep. Look, I'm very fond of you, but you see, I've
got my own world and my own life to go back to.
(Jo kisses Latep on the cheek and leaves.)
LATEP: Thank you, Doctor.
DOCTOR: Thank you, Latep.
(Latep enters the spaceship with a final wave, the hatch closes and it
DOCTOR: Right, shall we go and find the Tardis?
(The Dalek Supreme is arriving to find his ship has been stolen.)
DOCTOR: Come on, run!
SUPREME: Aliens! Pursue! Pursue! Pursue! Pursue!
[Jungle - Ruins]
(The squirt plants start up again.)
JO: Wait! If those spores hit us
DOCTOR: They're coming! Now cover your face and hands as best you can!
DOCTOR: Jo, come on! Come on!
(They make it into the Tardis just before the Supreme opens fire. The
SUPREME: Have Supreme Command send rescue craft.
DALEK: I obey.
SUPREME: Preparations will begin at once to free our army from the ice.
We have been delayed, not defeated. The Daleks are never defeated!
(The Doctor flicks through various images on the
DOCTOR: Jo, look. That's Skaro.
DOCTOR: Any regrets?
JO: No, not really.
DOCTOR: But Jo, that's only one little world. There's so many hundreds
of others to see.
JO: There's only one little world I want to see right now.
(She changes the scanner image.)
JO: That one.
DOCTOR: That one? But, Jo, that's Earth.
JO: That's right, Doctor. Home.
DOCTOR: Home it is, Miss Grant.