The Rescue

Original Airdate: 2 Jan, 1965

Episode One - The Powerful Enemy

(The TARDIS materialises in a darkened cave.)
(Spaceship 201 is down in the valley. It has a Union Flag on it's tail and is broken in half. It's radar dish is working)

[Spaceship living quarters]

(a young girl rushes in, delighted to hear the beep of a contact on the screen)
VICKI: Bennett!

[Spaceship corridor]

VICKI: Bennett! The rescue shipís landed! Bennett, let me in!
BENNETT [OC]: Come in.

[Bennett's quarters]

(a man is lying on the bunk)
VICKI: Bennett, the rescue ship's landed. Itís arrived. Weíre being taken back. Isnít it marvellous?
BENNETT: It canít be the ship.
VICKI: Its quite clear on the detector. Listen.
(They can hear the radar contact.)
BENNETT: It must be a fault. Must be. Did you talk to them by radio?
VICKI: No. I was going to, but I thought Iíd tell you first. I thought youíd be pleased, Bennett.
BENNETT: The rescue ship's not due for another three days. It canít even find Dido unless we guide it down. You know that.
VICKI: But it's showing on the screen. Come and look. Iíll help you.
BENNETT: Did you hear it land?
VICKI: No. No, I didnít, but it
BENNETT: The rescue ship canít land silently.
VICKI: It must have done. Itís just got here early thatís all. It is here. Itís as plain as anything on the screen.
BENNETT: Whatís its location?
VICKI: I donít know. Somewhere on the mountain.
BENNETT: Look, Vicki. I know how badly you want to get off this planet. We both want to get away but its no good building up our hopes. Go and radio the rescue ship. Youíll find your mistakeÖ And Vicki, watch out for Koquillion.
VICKI: I havenít seen him today.
BENNETT: Heíll be around somewhere. And remember he knows nothing about the rescue ship.
VICKI: I know.
BENNETT: So be careful. If he finds out, heíll kill both of us.

[Spaceship living quarters]

VICKI: Planet Dido to rescue ship. Planet Dido to rescue ship. Come in please. Over.
CAPTAIN [OC]: Rescue ship to planet Dido. Receiving you on strength two. Over.
VICKI: Is it true? Have you? Have you landed? Over.
CAPTAIN [OC]: Landed? Weíre still sixty nine flying hours away. Weíre proceeding on a normal course. We shall
VICKI: But you, you canít be. I meanÖ
CAPTAIN [OC]: Now donít worry. Weíll be there. Try to hold on just a bit longer. Weíll contact you for directions in seventeen hours from now. Repeat, seventeen hours. Breaking contact now.
VICKI: No!
CAPTAIN [OC]: Over and out.
VICKI: No! Dido to rescue! Dido to rescue!
(no reply)
VICKI: Sixty nine hours away? Whoís landed on the mountain?

[Tardis]

(The DOCTOR is asleep in his chair)
BARBARA: And you know how the ship has a faint sort of trembling while weíre moving? Well, I suddenly realised that it had stopped.
IAN: I believe youíre right, Barbara. I think we have landed. But the Doctorís never slept through a landing before.
BARBARA: Doctor. Doctor!
IAN: Doctor!
BARBARA: Wake up.
DOCTOR: Hmm? Whatís the matter? What is it? What is it? Oh good gracious me! Donít tell me I went off to sleep.
IAN: Yes, you did.
DOCTOR: Oh!
IAN: At a very critical time. Oh well, I suppose it did you a world of good.
DOCTOR: Deep in the arms of Morpheus, hey my boy? Well, I feel a bit sticky. I must go and have a wash.
BARBARA: Oh, but Doctor, the tremblingís stopped.
DOCTOR: Oh, my dear, Iím so glad youíre feeling better.
BARBARA: No, not me, the ship.
DOCTOR: Oh, the. Oh my dear, Iím so sorry.
IAN: Doctor, we appear to have landed while you were asleep.
DOCTOR: What? Oh, I say, I must never allow this sort of thing again now, must we? No. Well, all we have to do is to turn the power off.
BARBARA: Then we have landed.
DOCTOR: Yes, er, excuse me, materialised, I think, is a better word. Well now, lets have a look and see whatís doing. Yes, the air's very good. The temperature. Yes, wherever we are, I think its nice and fine. (Yawns) Oh, do pardon me. Forgive me, Iím so sorry. Yes. Well, I must say, this looks most promising. Now, lets have a little look shall we?
(The scanner shows the cave.)
IAN: Very dark. Canít really make out anything at all. It looks very rocky, whatever it is.
DOCTOR: Yes. It does somewhat. Might be a cave, orÖeven perhaps underground.
BARBARA: You mean we could be trapped down here?
DOCTOR: Oh. It doesnít necessarily mean anything my dear Barbara. We can, of course, always travel throughÖsolid matter in flightÖ and all, again, we can, we can take off again quite easily. No, I do think we ought to step outside and have a look. I will too. Susan, er
BARBARA: Doctor, why donít you show me how to open the doors?
DOCTOR: Hmm? Yes, yes, yes, my dear. Of course, yes, yes, how silly of me. Yes, number four switch.
(and the doors open)
DOCTOR: Very good, very good. You wonít, of course, try to do that during transit, will you?

[Cave]

IAN: It is a cave. You were right Doctor.
BARBARA: Strange funny smell. Doesnít smell like anything on Earth.
DOCTOR: No, it doesnít my dear. No, no. But I do know that smell.
IAN: You recognise it?
DOCTOR: Yes, yes, more or less. Oh, have a look round, I should, but donít go too far away. Remember we havenít had much luck with these caves during our travels.
BARBARA: What are you going to do?
DOCTOR: Oh, I think Iím going to have a nap.
(The Doctor returns to the Tardis)
IAN: A nap? Huh. Well thatís a new one, isnít it? Heís usually the first one to be up and dashing off for a look.
BARBARA: Maybe weíre going to see a new side to the Doctor.
IAN: Yes, well, he isnít getting any younger is he. You know, itís the first time heís been to sleep during a landing. Barbara, Iíve got an idea heís getting a bit (hand gesture for senile)
DOCTOR: Remember I can hear what youíre saying. Pick up that stone for me, would you?
IAN: This one, Doctor?
DOCTOR: Yes.
IAN: Certainly.
DOCTOR: Thank you.
(The Doctor goes back inside)
BARBARA: Look, Ian, all the old associations are still in the ship. You canít expect him to say goodbye to Susan and then forget about her the next minute.
IAN: No, I suppose not. I wonder what sheís doing now?
BARBARA: If I know anyÖanything about David, sheís learning to milk cows.
IAN: Yes, heís a nice chap, David.
BARBARA: Come on.
IAN: There may be a way over here, you know.
BARBARA: Yes, but I think the sun is coming through that way.
IAN: Ah, so it is. (Ian and Barbara leave the cave, and something with spikes around its neck, bug eyes and antennae is seen inspecting the Tardis)

[Ledge]

(Ian and Barbara come out onto a ledge in front of a sheer cliff)
IAN: Barbara, look!
BARBARA: Itís a spaceship.
IAN: YesÖ broken in two.
IAN: Can you see on the side? A flag! Itís from home!
BARBARA: Yes! You know it must have crashed.
IAN: Yes, although you see those buildings? It might have been destroyed at the same time as they were on the ground.
BARBARA: Thereís no movement. No sign of life at all.
IAN: No. No, there isnít, is there? Well, there must be people or things on this planet.
BARBARA: Ian.
IAN: Hmm?
BARBARA: Are you going to tell the Doctor about this?
IAN: Yes. Why not?
BARBARA: Well, knowing the Doctor, heíll want to go down there and investigate.
IAN: Well, for once Iíd agree with him, Barbara. If there are any of those crew members left we should get in touch with them.
BARBARA: Ian!
(The thing that had been looking at the Tardis is behind them)
KOQUILLION: You are strangers here. Answer my question. Do you come from Earth?
BARBARA: Yes. Yes, we do.
KOQUILLION: Where is your rocket ship?
IAN: Youíve just come out of the cave. You must have seen it.
KOQUILLION: You landed hereÖin that box?
BARBARA: Well I know it sounds fantastic, but we have no reason to lie to you.
IAN: Well, obviously youíve had a good look around. Did you see any sign of another ship having landed?
KOQUILLION: Are there any other crewmembers?
IAN: Yes, there is. There's one more and heís back in the ship.
KOQUILLION: I would like to meet him. Go and fetch him. I will take you all to the city.
IAN: Coming, Barbara?
BARBARA: Yes.
(But the creature actually blocks her way, holding something like a wrench)
KOQUILLION: Why are you frightened?
BARBARA: Keep away.
KOQUILLION: I am your friend. You can trust me.
BARBARA: Can I? (The creature pushes Barbara over the ledge)

[Tardis]

(The Doctor is examining the rock and making notes)
DOCTOR: Oh, my writing gets worse and worse. Dear, dear, dear, dear, dear. Well, undoubtedly weíve landed on the planet Dido. How remarkable. Well, I must say. itíll be rather nice to meet these friendly people again after all these years. Fancy landing back here again. I wonder if I were to tell Ian that it was deliberate, whether heíd believe me or not? Oh no, of course, I was asleep. Oh, pity, pity, pity.

[Ledge]

(Koquillion uses his wrench, and there is an explosion in the passage to the cave)

[Cave]

DOCTOR: Chesterton! Chesterton! Where are you, my dear boy? Oh, I canít, oh, I canít see anything.
(The Doctor goes back inside the Tardis.) 
(Meanwhile, Barbara is unconscious at the bottom of the cliff, holding a broken branch. The shadow of another person falls over her)
(The Doctor comes out of the Tardis with a torch)
DOCTOR: Chesterton! Oh, my dear fellow, are you all right?
IAN: Barbara.
DOCTOR: Where is she?
IAN: Barbara. I thought she was with me. I, I heard her screamÖ
DOCTOR: Steady, steady, steady.
IAN: I went back and an explosion.
DOCTOR: Come on, come on, get your breath back. Now, now then, you all right?
IAN: YesÖ
DOCTOR: well, let's try and look for her, shall we?
IAN: Yes, it'sÖthis way.
DOCTOR: Be careful now, be careful. Oh, good gracious, the whole roofís fallen in!
IAN: This blocks the cave! Barbara!
(Ian tries to move the rocks)
DOCTOR: Oh, I hope we shanít get another fall. I donít think the Tardis is likely to
IAN: No use. Doctor, this wasnít an accident.
DOCTOR: What are you talking about, my boy?
IAN: Oh it was aÖthing, a repulsive thing with aÖhideous face.
DOCTOR: With hands and feet like claws?
IAN: Yes, that's it. How do you know?
DOCTOR: Well, this is the planet Dido. Iíve been here before, I know them very well.
IAN: What?
DOCTOR: Theyíre very friendly people.
IAN: Friendly?
DOCTOR: Yes.
IAN: Oh, it certainly wasnít friendly to us. Must have kept Barbara back. That scream. Barbara!
DOCTOR: Oh donít for heavens sake start scratching there. Try and find another way out. This thing, was it armed?
IAN: No, no, it wasnít. Wait a minute, it was carrying some sort of jewelled club. About so long.
DOCTOR: With a big head, resembling a spanner?
IAN: Yes.
DOCTOR: Yes.
IAN: I donít know why you bother to ask.
DOCTOR: Yes, that may account for this.
IAN: What?
DOCTOR: When I was here last time, if I remember rightly, theyíd just perfected this thing. Itís a ray, used in construction work.
IAN: Ahh.
DOCTOR: Now look here, what about Barbara, are you all right? Are you capable?
IAN: Yes, Iím not too bad.
DOCTOR: Come along. Donít just sit there, my dear boy, stand up, stand up. Come along, thatís it, mind your head. Itís only dust. No bones broken.
IAN: Thank you. Doctor. The most thorough-going medical Iíve ever had.
DOCTOR: Yes, itís a pity I didnít get that degree, isnít it? Excuse me.
IAN: You say these people were friendly?
DOCTOR: Really. Very friendly people.
IAN: If thatís a sample, Iíll take the Daleks anytime.
DOCTOR: Now look here, you take yourself off there and try and find Barbara.
IAN: Yes.
DOCTOR: Come along and be careful.
IAN: Yeah, we need to be careful. These people are dangerous.
DOCTOR: But why? What could have happened to changed them? I wonder.

[Spaceship living quarters]

(Vicki is making a bed when she hears a noise. She grabs some stones and pretends to be examining them when -)
KOQUILLION: You have been outside. Stand up! What were you doing?
VICKI: Walking.
KOQUILLION: In future, you will go no further than fifty yards from this ship. Do you understand? You were dragging something. A sack.
VICKI: Oh, just some stones, I collect them. Theyíre very beautiful.
KOQUILLION: Iím going to talk to Bennett. Remember you both owe your lives to me.
VICKI: I heard a sound from the mountain. An explosion.
KOQUILLION: A space machine has arrived.
VICKI: People?
KOQUILLION: A warlike people. They wanted to pillage the ship! I could not save them from my people, as I do Bennett and yourself. Theyíre walled up in a cave. If theyíre not dead already, they will die of hunger and thirst.
VICKI: I bet you never gave them a chance, you could have (he raises the club) Iím sorry.
KOQUILLION: Remember, I am the only one who can save you from my people. You should be grateful. I am your only protection!

[Spaceship corridor]

BENNETT [OC]: You canít come in.
KOQUILLION: It is Koquillion! Open the door.

[Spaceship living quarters]

(Vicki listens at the door to the corridor, then goes back to the bed she made and removes blankets to reveal Barbara)
VICKI: Koquillion has just seen me helping you here. I knew he would. I knew. He knows everything. Everything!
BARBARA: Well, tell me
VICKI: Shh! Heíll hear you.
BARBARA: Oh, all right.
VICKI: Please, stay there. He might come back. You donít know him like I do.
BARBARA: Yes, but listen, whatís your name?
VICKI: Vicki.
BARBARA: Is that short for Victoria?
VICKI: No, just Vicki. V,I,C,K,I.
BARBARA: Iím Barbara. Look, tell me more about this Koquillion.
VICKI: He just keeps us here, Bennett and me. Thereís a rescue ship on the way. He doesnít know about that. But heíll find out. I know he will.
BARBARA: But why does he keep you here?
VICKI: They, they killed all the crew. We, when we landed, we made contact here. Everyone on board was invited to a grand sort of meeting. I couldnít go, I was ill, a fever or something. I stayed here that night. I remember waking up. A thunderstorm, I thought, but it was an explosion. Bennett. Bennett dragged himself back. I was ill for days, I didnít know about it til later. I came around andÖfound Bennett. He canít walk. We just wait, and then Koquillion.
(she falls sobbing into Barbara's arms)
BARBARA: Well, if his people killed all your crew, why did, doesnít he kill you.
VICKI: We donít know. My father was taking me. My father. (she dries her eyes) Your ship. Is your ship still here?
BARBARA: Yes.
VICKI: Iíve just remembered. He told me. Didnít you hear him? They, they've killed all your crew too.

[Cave passage]

IAN: Oh, I wonder how much further, Doctor?
DOCTOR: Oh, I canít understand it. I just canít understand it. Violence is totally alien to people on this planet.
IAN: Oh, well, people change, Doctor. New leader, different set of circumstances.
DOCTOR: No, no, no, my dear Chesterton, no. All the more reason for people on this planet to hate death and destruction. My dear boy, when I was here before, the, what, the total population amounted to, a handle of people. Merely a hundred.
IAN: Is that all?
DOCTOR: Yes, exactly. All the more reason for holding onto life. Peace, friendship, happiness. This means everything to the people here.
IAN: Yes. Yes, I see what you mean. Well, you ready to carry on?
DOCTOR: Me? Carry on? My dear fellow, it was you that stopped.

[Spaceship living quarters]

VICKI: Sorry, Barbara, I forgot all about your cuts and bruises.
BARBARA: Oh it could be worse. Itís the arm mainly. I must have strained it catching hold of that tree to break my fall.
VICKI: There. Howís that?
BARBARA: That feels much better.
VICKI: I wonder if Koquillion's gone?
BARBARA: What are the other people like?
VICKI: Mmm? Oh, heís the only one we see. They live quite near here, I believe but, well, I donít know. This fires a flare.
BARBARA: Is that for the rescue ship?
VICKI: Yes, I always keep it ready. Thereís room to land round here, you know.
BARBARA: Itíll all be ending for you soon then.
VICKI: Yes.
BARBARA: Well, you donít sound very sure.
VICKI: Thereís always Koquillion. He could stop us. He could keep me here forever. What are you looking like that for?
BARBARA: Like what?
VICKI: Youíre sorry for me, arenít you? Iím perfectly all right, you know. I donít care if nobody ever comes, Iím fine. Iím perfectly all right. (They hear a noise)
VICKI: Quick!
(She hides Barbara under the blankets again)
VICKI: Oh, Bennett.
BENNETT: Heís gone. He tried to get things out of me but I didnít tell him.
VICKI: No.
BENNETT: I didnít tell him about the rescue ship.
VICKI: No.
BENNETT: He told me about the people on the mountain. Heís killed them. Weíve got to stick together, Vicki. Heís killed them.
VICKI: No, he hasnít, Bennett. Not all of them anyway.
(And she reveals Barbara)

[Cave passageway]

IAN: The ledge is narrowing out now, Doctor.
DOCTOR: Whatís that, my boy, What? Whatís that?
(The Doctor slips, and Ian grabs him.)
IAN: Oh, oh, careful!
DOCTOR: Oh, thank you, thank you, thank you! I say, look, have you noticed the ledge? Itís narrowing out.
IAN: Yes, Doctor.
DOCTOR: Wait, wait.
IAN: Huh?
DOCTOR: Point the torch, shine it down there. You see that? Itís quite a chasm.
IAN: Yes. It certainly is. Not very much to hold onto here either. We'll just have to keep ourselvesÖpressed against the rock face.
DOCTOR: My dear boy, if I pressed myself any harder against this thing I would be doing myself an injury.
(There's a roar)
IAN: What was that?
DOCTOR: Well, itís not me, is it. Shine the torch down there!
(The torch reveals another one of Koquillion's race, but with no legs)
DOCTOR: WhatÖ
IAN: Whatís that nightmare?
DOCTOR: Isnít it sufficient that itÖitís down there and weíre up here? Hmm?
IAN: Yes. Itís got eyes. I saw them. Green. Used to daylight. Must have come in from the outside.
DOCTOR: Oh. Very good, yes. Very intelligent reasoning. So good I might have said the same thing myself.
IAN: Got to get out of here. What we need are some good handholds. Oh, here we are, all provided.
(There are carvings with rings in them)
IAN: You're right, Doctor. Somebodyís been this way before.
DOCTOR: Well, now, be careful.
IAN: Yes I will, just hold onto that. (the torch.) Try this. Itís all right.
IAN: Yes. Give me the torch. Swing yourself over. All right? Okay?
DOCTOR: Yes.
(Ian reaches for the third handle.)
IAN: Watch this one. Itís loose. Oh! hurry up, Iíve pulled it out!
DOCTOR: What?
IAN: Oh, Iím over. Can you manage?
DOCTOR: Chesterton, it's oil. Itís got oil on it.
IAN: Whatís that noise?
DOCTOR: Come back here. Theyíve trapped you into pulling this thing out.
IAN: Whatís that noise, Doctor? I
(Ian is trapped between two lots of horizontal metal spikes coming straight out of the wall in front and behind him)
DOCTOR: Donít go any further!
IAN: What? I canít go either way!
(More spikes come out of the wall, from ground to hip level)
IAN: Doctor, Theyíre pushing me towards the edge!

Episode Two - Desperate Measures

[Cave passageway]

(Ian puts a hand on the spikes)
IAN: Doctor, theyíre razor sharp!
DOCTOR: Take your coat off, my boy, and throw it over the blades.
IAN: Hold the torch for me please.
DOCTOR: Right. Now swing yourself round.
IAN: Give me a hand.
DOCTOR: Come on, come on, come on.
(Ian manages to swing round the spikes)
IAN: Thanks. I thought Iíd had it. What do you think this is for?
DOCTOR: Iíve no idea. Iíve never seen it before in my life.
IAN: I suppose this operates the knives.
DOCTOR: Yes, quite so. Weíve got to get this thing back in its place.
IAN: The executioner sounds disappointed.
DOCTOR: Yes, never mind about all that. Come on, give me a hand. Barbaraís still outside. She might be in grave danger.

[Spaceship living quarters]

(Bennett is on the bunk with Barbara checking for a heartbeat)
VICKI: Is he, is he dead?
BARBARA: No, it must have been the strain of walking out here made him collapse. How do you feel?
VICKI: This is Barbara, Bennett.
BENNETT: Koquillion told me of your arrival. Heís killed your friends.
BARBARA: I donít think so. Iím sure theyíre all right.
BENNETT: Koquillion doesnít make mistakes.
BARBARA: Well he did about me. You know, the next time he visits us, we might be able to surprise him. He doesnít know Iím here, does he, so we could set a trap and overpower him.
BENNETT: No, no.
VICKI: Itís a marvellous idea, isnít it, Bennett.
BENNETT: No!
BARBARA: Well, surely itís worth a try? You wouldnít be any worse off than you are now.
BENNETT: The Mir rescue ship is due to arrive, or hasnít Vicki told you that. We have to sit still, do as he says. Maybe weíll have a chance of escaping, get back to Earth.
VICKI: We could still go.
BENNETT: Youíre just a child, you donít know what youíre talking about. We get rid of Koquillion, we gain nothing. If the plan fails, he kills us.
VICKI: Bennettís right, Barbara.
BENNETT: Course Iím right. Just because I lie on that bed all day doesnít mean Iíve lost the use of my brain. Help me to my room, please.

[Spaceship corridor]

BENNETT: You will do as Koquillion says, wonít you? Now you do understand the consequences? Thank you.
BARBARA: Iíll help you to your bed.
BENNETT: Iím all right. I said, Iím all right! I can manage.
(Bennett slams the door in Barbara's face)
VICKI: Iíd better go and collect the water, it gets dark early on Dido. Will you lay the table, Barbara?
BARBARA: Yes. Yes, all right.
VICKI: Iíll show you where the things are.

[Cave passageway]

DOCTOR: There you are. I think thatís got it back. Watch!
(The blades retract)
IAN: Yes. Youíve done it, Doctor. There they go. Well, lets hope there arenít any more surprises like that waiting for us. Come on.
(The doctor stops to examine the rock carving where the blades had come out.)
IAN: Well, come on, Doctor. (Meanwhile, Vicki is carrying jerry-cans of water whilst being watched by a Didonian, again with no legs)
IAN: Daylight, Doctor! We must be nearly there.
DOCTOR: Yes, I think youíre right. Chesterton!
IAN: Look out, Doctor. Donít go too near the edge.
DOCTOR: Oh, right. Look, thereís a door.
IAN: What?
DOCTOR: Now that must lead somewhere.
IAN: Yes, it is.
DOCTOR: Yes, but thereíll be no time to open that. No, come on, let's go the obvious way.
IAN: All right.
DOCTOR: Go on, go on.
IAN: Now mind this edge.
DOCTOR: Just so long as nobody starts creeping up behind us.

[Spaceship living quarters]

(Through the porthole, Barbara spots a Didonian about to pounce on Vicki. She grabs the flare gun from the cupboard and runs outside)

[Outside the spaceship]

BARBARA: Vicki!
VICKI: No! No donít! No!
(Barbara shoots the Didonian)

[Cave passageway]

(Ian and the Doctor hear the shot and death cry echoing)
DOCTOR: What was that?
IAN: Horrible.
DOCTOR: What is it?
IAN: Come on.

[Spaceship living quarters]

VICKI: You killed Sandy. Why? What made you?
BARBARA: He was almost on top of you!
VICKI: How could you do it? Sandy only wanted some food.
BARBARA: But he was going to attack you!
VICKI: Sandy only ever eat plants. I trained him to come here for food.
BARBARA: Well, I didnít know that did I? I mean, how could I?
VICKI: I shouted, you wouldnít listen.
BARBARA: Look, all I could see was its jaws. Anyway it suddenly started screeching I thought that
VICKI: You killed him! You killed him!
(The Doctor and Ian enter)
DOCTOR: Barbara!
BARBARA: Doctor!
DOCTOR: My dear Barbara!
IAN: Barbara!
BARBARA: Oh Doctor, youíre all right!
DOCTOR: Oh, Iíve never felt better in my life!
(Koquillion comes out of the door in the cave passageway, follows their footprints to the ledge, and looks down on the spaceship)

[Spaceship living quarters]

DOCTOR: Thatís better, thatís better. Now blow your nose and wipe your face. Thatís it. I donít like saying it, my dear, but you do look a bit of a mess, you know.
IAN: Yes, cheer up, Vicki. And donít forget, if old Kokylikin comes round, Iíve always got this.
VICKI: You mustnít, Ian. I keep telling you why we did what he said. You'll spoil it, youíll spoil everything.
DOCTOR: Now, now, now. Itís going to be all right. Weíre not going to jeopardise your safety or your rescue. Now, first of all, Iíd like to have a talk with this Mister Bennett of yours.
VICKI: Oh, I keep
DOCTOR: Will you take me to him?
VICKI: I keep telling you, the rescue ship's on its way. Itís going to take us back to Earth. Canít you understand?
DOCTOR: Yes.
BARBARA: Look Vicki, I know youíve been here a long time, but you're underestimating what Koquillion can do.
VICKI: Yes, youíre right. Iíve been here a long time. I know what itís like here. Youíve only just come and youíre trying to ruin things. It was all right before. It was. The rescue ship's coming and nobody asked you to come here. Nobody.
DOCTOR: Now, Vicki.
VICKI: Go away.
(Ian and Barbara leave)
DOCTOR: Vicki, my dear. Sit down. You donít mean that, do you? Well, do you? Mmm? Good, good. Now, Iíve listened to all youíve said and Iíve thoroughly understood. Weíre here to help you. This is all weíre going to try to do. You know, weíre not going to ruin things for you.
VICKI: Bennett says that when we get back weíve got to tell them on Earth what they did to us here. He thinks this planet should be wiped out.
DOCTOR: Yes.
VICKI: He says Koquillion shouldnít be made to get away with what heís done to us.
DOCTOR: I think I agree with Bennett, at least about Koquillion. But donít you think thereís just a chance, just a little chance that my ideas might prove the better ones? Hmm? Good, good. Now, Iíll go and have a talk with Mister Bennett and I promise you, Iíll listen to everything he says. Hmm?
VICKI: Iíll take you to him.
DOCTOR: Splendid.

[Spaceship corridor]

DOCTOR: Yes, well now, I donít think you need to wait, my dear. You go back with Ian and Barbara. Hmm?
VICKI: Barbara.
DOCTOR: Oh, now, now, now, You mustnít be like that. Youíre not giving her much of a chance, are you? Sheís nice, you know. Youíll like her.
VICKI: She killed Sandy.
DOCTOR: Yes, well, so might I have done!
VICKI: No.
DOCTOR: Hmm?
VICKI: Well, you havenít got the sort of face that kills things
DOCTOR: And Barbara has, I suppose. Ay? You know she was frightened, frightened for your safety. She thought you were going to be hurt. Good gracious me, you mustnít behave like that. Now, look here, I think the best thing for you to do is to pop along back there, donít you, hmm? Eh? You must believe what Barbara did, try and understand my dear, and why she did it. Just for me, eh?
(The Doctor knocks on Bennett's door)
DOCTOR: Mister Bennett?
BENNETT [OC]: You canít come in.
(The Doctor forces the door open, but it sticks)
DOCTOR: I want to talk to you. Oh dear.
(He finds a piece of girder and uses it as a battering ram)

[Spaceship living quarters]

(Ian and Barbara enter)
IAN: The Doctor gone to see Miser Bennett?
VICKI: Yes, I took him.
IAN: Good, good.
VICKI: Barbara?
BARBARA: Yes?
VICKI: Iím sorry. Really I am.
BARBARA: Iím sorry too, about Sandy.
VICKI: Well, you didnít know. Iím afraid Iíve got rather used to being on my own.
IAN: We know how you feel Vicki. We felt the same way ourselves at first.
VICKI: At first? I donít understand. Youíre from Earth too, arenít you?
BARBARA: Yes, but it goes a bit deeper than that.
VICKI: How do you mean?
BARBARA: Well, what was the year when you left Earth?
VICKI: 2493, of course. My mother had just died and Daddy wanted to get away so he took a job on the planet Astra.
IAN: You were on your way there and you crashed here?
VICKI: Yes. But why did you ask me the year? What year did you leave?
IAN: Well, you see Vicki, our space ship, well, isnít like this one. It travels through time.
BARBARA: We left in 1963.
VICKI: 1963! But that means youíre about five hundred and fifty years old.
BARBARA: Why, yes, I suppose I am. Yes, itís a way of looking at it, but Iíll try not to look at it too often.
VICKI: They didnít have time machines in 1963, they didnít know anything then.
IAN: Oh, we werenít entirely ignorant, young lady. Even the Doctor thought it was worth paying us a visit. Thatís how we got mixed up with him in the first place.
BARBARA: The Doctors from a different age, a different planet altogether.
VICKI: I donít believe you at all, youíre joking with me. The Doctor, a time traveller?
IAN + BARBARA: Yes!

[Bennett's quarters]

(The Doctor finds the room is empty, so he does a search)
DOCTOR: What have we here? Tape recordings for what?
(He presses play)
BENNETT [OC]: You canít come in.
(Then he turns up the volume on a receiver)
VICKI [OC]: Oh yes, I like the Doctor.

[Spaceship living quarters]

VICKI: Its funny, but as soon as he walked in, I felt that you could trust him. But why does he wear those funny clothes? And that long white hair.
BARBARA: Vicki, Iíve told you, the Doctor comes from another time.

[Bennett's quarters]

VICKI [OC]: Oh, donít start that again.
DOCTOR: Silly child, silly child.
DOCTOR: Intercom systems, tape recordings. Now, I wonder what else, hmm?
(He finds a lever that opens a trap door in the floor)
DOCTOR: Yes, I see, an easy way to get out of a locked room.

[Spaceship living quarters]

IAN: Theyíre taking a long time arenít they?
VICKI: I donít think we should disturb them.
IAN: Well, they can always tell me to go away.

[Spaceship corridor]

IAN: Doctor? Mister Bennett? Can I come in? Doctor? Doctor!

[Bennett's quarters]

IAN: Theyíve gone!
(Barbara and Vicki run in. The trapdoor is closed)

[Cave passageway]

(The Doctor goes through a door in the wall into)

[Chamber]

(Incense burning on pillars, decorated table, and altar and a chest full of vestments)

[Spaceship living quarters]

BARBARA: But where could they have gone to?
VICKI: Perhaps Koquillion came.
IAN: No, we would have heard him. Anyway, the Doctor would surely have warned us.
BARBARA: He wouldnít go off without telling us. What do you think we ought to do?
VICKI: I think we should stay here.
IAN: No. Go back to the Tardis. In the end, the Doctoríll make for that. Come on, quickly.

[Chamber]

DOCTOR: Come in. Come in, wonít you? Iíve been waiting to talk to you.
(Koquillion enters behind the Doctor)
DOCTOR: This used to be the Peoplesí Hall of Judgement. Fitting, in the present circumstances donít you think, hmm? Mister Bennett, may I remind you that masks and robes such as you are wearing are only used on absolutely ceremonial occasions, hmm?
(Bennett removes the mask)
BENNETT: Are you finished?
DOCTOR: Yes, I had hoped that you would continue. This elaborate plan must have been conceived for some reason. What, hmm?
BENNETT: To save my life. I killed a crewmember on the spaceship to Astra. I was arrested. The ship crashed. My crime hadnít been radioed to Earth. I knew if I could get rid of the other crewmembers.
DOCTOR: Get rid of the other crewmembers and blame their deaths on the Dido people, hmm?
BENNETT: When we crash landed, the inhabitants invited us all to a grand meeting. It was simple. I just arranged an explosive, using the ships armaments. The whole thing went up. All the inhabitants, the crew, the whole race.
DOCTOR: You destroyed a whole planet to save your own skin. Youíre insane.
BENNETT: The girl didnít know Iíd been arrested. When we get back to Earth, sheíd support my story. I dressed up as Koquillion to show her how terrible the people here were.
DOCTOR: If that happened, your guilt would have been hidden forever, hmm?
BENNETT: If it happened? Nothing's changed. Thereís only three more people for Koquillion to kill, thatís all.
(They struggle for the club, and there is an explosion. The club is broken in the fall. The Doctor and Bennett fight, with Bennett easily overpowering him and starting to choke him when two people dressed in white appear)
BENNETT: No! I thought Iíd killed all of you!
(Bennett flees, and there's a scream. Presumably he fell off that narrow ledge outside. The Doctor passes out)

[Tardis]

BARBARA: Heís coming round.
DOCTOR: Oh, Barbara, Ian. Weíre back in the ship, eh?
IAN: Yes, I took the liberty of borrowing your key.
BARBARA: Doctor, we found you outside.
DOCTOR: Yes, thatís, they left me outside.
IAN: They? Who?
DOCTOR: Oh, er, two strangers. Yes, Bennettís dead. Bennett was Koquillion, you know.
IAN: What? Bennett Koquillion?
DOCTOR: Yes.
IAN: What, well, why, why, Doctor?
BARBARA: No, no, no, no, not now Ian, Heís in no condition to answer questions.
DOCTOR: The girl, Vicki, now. Did you, did you bring her?
BARBARA: Yes.
DOCTOR: Where?
BARBARA: Sheís waiting outside.
DOCTOR: Oh, I must get some fresh air. Yes, I want to have a talk with that child.
IAN: Are you all right?
DOCTOR: Yes, now donít fuss especially, Iím quite all right, my boy. Iím quite all right.
(The Doctor leaves)
BARBARA: Ian, what about Vicki? I wish we could take her with us. Hmm? Well, we canít leave her here, can we?

[Cave]

DOCTOR: Thatís about what happened, and thatís all.
VICKI: Then Bennett murdered my father. Then Iíve got nobody.
DOCTOR: My dear. My dear, why donít you come with us, hmm?
VICKI: In that old box?
DOCTOR: We can travel anywhere and everywhere in that old box as you call it. Regardless of space and time.
VICKI: Then it is a time machine?
DOCTOR: And if you like adventure, my dear, I can promise you an abundance of it. Apart from all that, well youíll be amongst friends. Hmm? Well? Now, suppose I leave you here for a moment to think about it, hmm?

[Tardis]

BARBARA: Doctor?
DOCTOR: Yes?
BARBARA: We were talking about Vicki and we were wondering whether
IAN: Yes, do you think er, Vicki
DOCTOR: Yes, yes, yes, I can see that weíve all reached the same decision. Now, I suggest we try and get the answer from the child, hmm? Vicki? Vicki, my dear, come in.
VICKI: But its huge! And, well, the outside is just, well
BARBARA: Vicki, are you going to come with us?
VICKI: Oh I, Iíd like to. Yes, if youíll have me.

[Spaceship living quarters]

CAPTAIN [OC]: Rescue ship to Dido. Rescue ship to Dido. Come in please. This is rescue ship calling Dido. Rescue ship calling Dido.
(The men in white enter)
CAPTAIN [OC]: Come in please. Dido, can you hear me? This is rescue ship calling
(The men smash the radio.)

[Tardis]

(in flight)
IAN: So there were survivors on Dido? Bennett didnít kill them all?
DOCTOR: They have their planet back to themselves again. And somehow I donít think they will allow that rescue ship to land. Well.
IAN: Hmm. That isnít why you brought Vicki along with us, is it Doctor?
DOCTOR: No, Chesterton, no, it wasnít the reason. We shall be materialising quite soon. Perhaps we shall be able to get a rest this time.

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