One - The Executioners
DALEK 1: Our greatest enemies have left the planet
Xeros. They are once again in time and space.
DALEK 2 [OC]: They cannot escape! Our time machine will soon follow
them. They will be exterminated! Exterminated! Exterminated!
(The Doctor is working on a large circular device
with a television screen in the middle)
DOCTOR: Don't whistle, dear, please.
VICKI: Well, have you nearly finished, Doctor?
(The Doctor's reply is rendered unintelligible by the screwdriver in
his mouth. Vicki whistles again.)
DOCTOR: Stop whistling!
VICKI: Well, can I do anything to help?
DOCTOR: (mumble) Buzz off, now.
[Tardis living area]
(Ian is reading Monsters from Outer Space)
VICKI: What are you reading?
(He shows her the title)
VICKI: Is it good?
IAN: Yes. A bit far-fetched.
(Vicki starts reading it over his shoulder, then leans on him to see
better. He moves)
VICKI: Oh, all right.
VICKI: I am redundant around here.
BARBARA: Oh, nonsense. Come and sit down and talk to me.
VICKI: I am a useless person.
(Vicki sits on the edge of a 'bed' which then tips her forward making
her knock over whatever Barbara was using)
BARBARA: Oh, Vicki!
VICKI: Oh, what was it?
BARBARA: Oh, it was a dress for you.
(There's a very loud, skull-penetrating noise
coming from the device)
IAN: What's the matter? What's the trouble?
DOCTOR: Out of the way! Out of the way!
IAN: What's the matter?
BARBARA: Doctor! Turn it off!
(The Doctor finds the volume control)
BARBARA: Oh, that's better.
IAN: Are you trying to deafen us all or something?
DOCTOR: Deafen you? No, no, dear boy. It was an unfortunate
juxtaposition of the sonic rectifier with the lineal amplifier.
IAN: Oh, of course. I should have know.
BARBARA: Doctor, what is this machine?
DOCTOR: I've already told you, my dear. It's a Time and Space
BARBARA: Yes, but apart from making that dreadful noise, what does it
DOCTOR: It converts neutrons of light energy into electrical impulses.
IAN: Oh, wonderful. I've always wanted one.
DOCTOR: Do I detect a hint of sarcasm, dear boy?
IAN: I'm sorry, Doctor, but you rattle off explanations that would have
baffled Einstein and you expect Barbara and I to know what you're
DOCTOR: Very well then, I shall quote you Ven Der Haff's law. Mass is
absorbed by light, therefore light has mass and energy.
VICKI: The energy radiated by a light neutron is equal to the energy of
the mass it absorbed.
DOCTOR: Splendid child, splendid.
VICKI: It's quite simple. It just means that anything that ever
happens, anywhere in the universe, is recorded in light neutrons.
DOCTOR: I couldn't have put it better myself, child.
VICKI: Doctor, you know when I left Earth? Scientists were trying to
invent a machine that would convert the energy from light neutrons into
electrical impulses. That meant that you could just tune in and see any
event in history.
BARBARA: Do you mean a sort of Time television?
VICKI: Yes, like that.
DOCTOR: Yes, that's exactly what this is.
BARBARA + VICKI: No!
VICKI: Doctor, you're kidding! Why didn't you tell me? I could have
fixed it for you instead of you fiddling about like that.
DOCTOR: I have already fixed it, my dear. My dear Chesterton, do you
mind if I distract you from your cowboys and indians?
IAN: Oh, all right.
DOCTOR: I want to give a little demonstration. Will you think of an
event in history?
IAN: All right, I've thought of one.
DOCTOR: Well, first the place.
IAN: Oh, Earth, that's easy.
DOCTOR: Now the geographical location, date and time.
IAN: Nineteenth of November, 1863. The place, Pennsylvania, USA.
DOCTOR: Good! Don't go away.
(The noise starts up again and has to be turned down)
(An image appears on the small screen of a bearded man speaking quite
clearly and carefully in an American accent)
LINCOLN [on monitor]: conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the
proposition that all men are created equal.
BARBARA: Lincoln. Abraham Lincoln!
IAN: Yes, that's what I asked for. The Gettysburg address!
LINCOLN [on monitor]: Civil war, testing whether that nation, or any
nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a
great battlefield of that war. We've come to dedicate a portion of it
as a final resting place for those who gave their lives that that
nation might live. That is altogether fitting and proper that we should
do so. But in a larger sense, we cannot dedicate, we cannot consecrate,
we cannot hallow this ground.
BARBARA: Doctor, can I have a go?
VICKI: Can I? Can I? Please?
DOCTOR: Yes, yes, yes, yes, now, all in good time, my dear, all in good
time. Now, Barbara.
BARBARA: Yes? Now
IAN: Did you ever see anything like it in your life?
IAN: Well, that was Abraham Lincoln.
BARBARA: Quiet, you lot!
VICKI: I know it was!
IAN: Well, where are we?
VICKI: What is it!
DOCTOR: Put it in there. In the slot. Now.
(A regal lady in a Tudor ruff is speaking)
QUEEN [on monitor]: We are well aware of what
IAN: It's Queen Elizabeth the first.
VICKI: Who's that man?
BARBARA: Oh, wait and see.
(A man is hiding behind a tapestry)
SHAKESPEARE: Is the Queen angry, sire? It was only a jest.
BACON: She has graciously granted you an audience.
SHAKESPEARE: Oh. (goes forward and kneels) Oh, your Majesty!
QUEEN: Master Shakespeare, you aware of the concern your character of
Falstaff has caused to Sir John Oldcastle?
BACON: It was so obviously he.
SHAKESPEARE: Yes, well. I can explain, your Majesty.
QUEEN: You admit it then.
SHAKESPEARE: Yes, your Majesty.
QUEEN: Good. Give it no more thought. We found it very amusing. Tell
me, have any plans to write a further play on him?
SHAKESPEARE: No, I haven't, your Majesty.
QUEEN [on monitor]: That's a pity. But it does not
matter. We have idea which may be of service. You shall write a play of
Falstaff in love.
QUEEN: Does that not fire your imagination?
SHAKESPEARE: Oh, a happy idea, your Majesty. Yes.
QUEEN: Away with you, Will. To your pen.
(back behind the tapestry)
BACON: I also have an idea that you may wish to use. The history of
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark.
SHAKESPEARE: I'm afraid not, sire.
BACON: Oh, do you know the story then?
SHAKESPEARE: I assure you, my lord, it would not be quite in my style.
BACON: Very well then, scribbler.
SHAKESPEARE: Hamlet, Prince of Denmark?
IAN: Well, Barbara, did you find out what you
wanted to know?
BARBARA: I didn't really want to know anything. I just wanted to see
Elizabeth's court. Did you see the way Shakespeare looked when he
thought of Hamlet?
IAN: Yes, I did. I
(Vicki puts in her selection)
IAN: Well, where are we now?
ANNOUNCER [OC]: This is BBC One. The next programme is due to start in
just under one minute.
BARBARA: Vicki, what year have you got on there?
DOCTOR: Come along, come.
IAN: You've got a television.
VICKI: I want to watch it.
HOST [on monitor]: Here singing their latest number one hit it's the
fabulous wait for it. It's the fabulous Beatles!
VICKI: Yes! Fabulous!
BEATLES: I think I'm gonna be sad, I think it's today, yeah! The girl
that's driving me mad, Is going away.
She's gotta ticket to ride, She's gotta ticket to ride. She's gotta
ticket to ride, and she don't care. My baby don't care.
(Everyone is bopping and singing along until Barbara leans on the
volume and they loose the picture)
IAN: Oh, Barbara.
DOCTOR: Now you've squashed my favourite Beatles!
IAN: Vicki, I had no idea you knew about the Beatles.
VICKI: Of course I know about them. I've been to their Memorial Theatre
BARBARA: Well, what do you think of them, Vicki?
VICKI: Well, they're marvellous, but I didn't know they played
BARBARA: Classical music?
IAN: Get with it, Barbara. Get with it. Styles change, styles change.
DOCTOR: I think you'd better turn it off, my dear. Yes, we're about to
(The Tardis materialises in an apparently empty expanse)
DOCTOR: Well, everything appears to be all right. Yes. The oxygen's
high and the gravity is a little greater than Earth.
[Outside the Tardis]
BARBARA: Oh, it's hot.
DOCTOR: Well, it's no small wonder. Look up there, my dear. Look. Two
suns moving very quickly. I expect the days and nights are very short
VICKI: Are we going to explore now then?
BARBARA: I shouldn't think there is anything to explore. Just miles and
miles of sand. And those strange things.
(sculptures against the horizon)
VICKI: You never know. Over that sand-dune there might be a city or a
space-station or anything.
DOCTOR: The child's just like me, you know. Always wants to know what's
on t'other side of the hill.
VICKI: I'm gonna find out too!
BARBARA: Vicki, come back.
IAN: I'd better follow her.
DOCTOR: No, no, no, no, Chesterton, here, here.
DOCTOR: Look here, you'd better take this Tardis magnet with you. Watch
that little green light in there. Don't drop it, otherwise you'll get
IAN: All right, I'm coming. We won't go any further than the ridge.
DOCTOR: Yes, yes, yes.
BARBARA: Look at her.
IAN: Don't worry. I'll look after her.
VICKI: Come on!
IAN: All right, Christopher Columbus! Hang on.
VICKI: Come on.
IAN: Yes, over there.
VICKI: Look at this thing.
IAN: What is it? It looks like a man, doesn't it?
VICKI: Yes. but of frozen seaweed. Funny shape.
IAN: Funny smell.
(At the top of the ridge, Vicki's foot slips on something.)
VICKI: Oh! Ian. Ian! Come and look at this.
IAN: Hey. You know this gadget of the Doctor's? It really works.
VICKI: Never mind that. Look at this.
IAN: What? What is it?
VICKI: I don't know.
IAN: Pooh! What an awful smell. Well, at least it's not a pool of acid.
VICKI: That makes a change. Look, there's more of it.
VICKI: It's a trail.
IAN: Probably blood.
VICKI: Oh yes, it's bound to be. Come on, let's see where it leads.
IAN: All right. It is ingenious, this.
(After they leave, a long tentacle lifts itself out of the sand)
[Outside the Tardis]
(The Doctor and Barbara are sunbathing fully
clothed on blankets. The Doctor starts singing)
BARBARA: What's that awful noise?
DOCTOR: I beg your pardon? awful noise? That's no way to talk about my
BARBARA: No, Doctor, not that awful noise, the other one. Listen to it!
(It's a high pitched whine)
DOCTOR: Oh, yes, yes, it sounds like the Visualiser. I think it's still
on. Yes, would you mind going in and switching it off for me, dear?
BARBARA: Okay. I've had enough sun anyway.
DOCTOR: Yes, thank you.
DOCTOR: Oh, awful noise, indeed. Ha! I can charm the nightingales out
of the trees.
(Barbara tries to turn off the visualiser, but gets
a signal instead)
DALEK [OC]: The Supreme Dalek is ready to receive your report!
DALEK [on monitor]: The report is ready.
BARBARA: Doctor! Doctor, come quickly!
DOCTOR [OC]: Yes, all right, my dear, all right, all right. What is it
now? Gracious me, can't I even relax for five
(The Doctor enters)
DOCTOR: The Daleks!
BLACK: Give your report.
DALEK: Our time machine has been completed.
BLACK: The operation will proceed at once. The movement scanners have
located the enemy time machine, Tardis.
DALEKS: Tardis! Tardis! Tardis! Tardis! Tardis!
BARBARA: Doctor, he said the Tardis. And look, on
their screen, that's us.
DOCTOR: What is more important, he referred to the Tardis as the enemy
BLACK: At present it lies in the Segaro desert of
the planet Aridius.
DALEK: We await command.
BLACK: The Doctor and the three humans delayed our conquest of Earth.
DALEK 2: Daleks cannot be defeated!
DALEK: To defy Daleks is death!
DALEK 1: They will pay for their crime!
DALEKS: Annihilate! Annihilate! Annihilate! Annihilate! Annihilate!
BLACK: The assassination group will embark at once in our time machine.
They pursue the humans through all eternity. They must be destroyed!
Exterminate them! Exterminate! Exterminate! Exterminate!
(Six Daleks trundle into their time machine like cars going into a
fairground ghost ride, then it dematerialises)
(The Doctor turns off the Visualiser)
DOCTOR: My machine can only pick up the things that happened in the
BARBARA: Then they're on their way here.
DOCTOR: Or worse, already here. You heard their orders. We are to be
BARBARA: But Doctor, can't we get away from them?
DOCTOR: Yes, yes, yes, yes, but Ian and the child. Come on, we have
such little time.
(they crest the dune)
VICKI: Oh, come on, keep going.
IAN: What do you think I am? One of these funny things? Yes, well, no
space city, Vicki.
VICKI: (unintelligible on the location film)
(further on, back in the studio, they stop and sit)
VICKI: The trail just ends.
IAN: Well, we're a long way from the Tardis now, Vicki.
IAN: We ought to get back really, you know.
IAN: They'll be missing us.
VICKI: If you look at the sun through your fingers, you have twenty
instead of ten.
IAN: Yes. Oh, I could do with a drink.
VICKI: Oh yes. We should get back, you know.
IAN: Yeah. Soon be dark, you know. Look at those suns. Just like the
Doctor said. They move fast. Hard, this ground, isn't it? Like glass.
VICKI: Come on, Ian. Let's go.
IAN: Yeah, all right. Hello, what's this?
(He brushes the sand away)
IAN: A ring. A ring in the sand.
VICKI: No! No! The ring in the field!
IAN: What? What are you talking about? What's the matter?
(Vicki's started laughing)
VICKI: Well, you see, when I was very young.
VICKI: Near where I lived there was a field, and in this field there
was a ring, just like that, sticking out of the ground. You see, the
point was, on the other side of the hedge, there was a castle, an
enormous thing, with a drawbridge.
(It has gone dark now)
IAN: Well, go on.
VICKI: We had this thing, that if we pulled that ring
VICKI: The drawbridge would come down and something awful would come
IAN: Oh, Vicki, look around you. Can you see a castle anywhere?
VICKI: No, but for heavens sake, something's going to happen if we pull
IAN: Well, shall I pull it or shan't I?
VICKI: Yes, all right, go on.
IAN: I think I'll move it now.
VICKI: Try turning it.
IAN: No, won't turn. Hold on.
(It suddenly comes away and he tumbles backwards)
IAN: Ah, Excalibur! (throws it away) Come on. No castles, no
drawbridges. Back we go.
(There's a creaking sound and they run back to see a trapdoor has
opened. Vicki starts to go down the steps.)
IAN: Vicki, just check it, eh?
VICKI: Yes. Steps.
BARBARA: Vicki! Ian! Nothing.
DOCTOR: The wretched wind has wiped out all their tracks. It's so cold
BARBARA: Yeah, come on Doctor, let's go back to the Tardis.
DOCTOR: Ah, this way, dear.
BARBARA: No, no, no, it's that way. I remember.
DOCTOR: I have the directional instincts of a homing pigeon. Now, come
along. Follow me.
(There's a late echo. It's dark and Ian almost misses his footing)
VICKI: Oh! Oh, Ian, stay over here by this wall.
(A tentacle closes the trapdoor. They can just make out the blobby
shape in the dark)
(A sandstorm is raging)
(The Doctor points one way, but Barbara spots it in another direction.
They collapse under the onslaught of the wind)
(Next morning, they lift their heads to see)
BARBARA: It's changed. The whole landscape's changed! The Tardis has
gone. There's no sign of it!
DOCTOR: It's probably got buried in that sandstorm.
BARBARA: But where? All these stretches of sand look exactly alike.
DOCTOR: Yes, well, wait a minute, wait a minute. I've got an idea.
Let's have a look at the Tardis magnet. Oh, I'm sorry, I just
remembered I gave it to Ian. Well, come on, come on. We can't waste
time. Let's get going. That sun'll be up in a minute and we've no food
and there's no water, no shade. Get down! Get down!
BARBARA: Oh! What's the matter?
(A Dalek rises from the sand, grumbling to itself)
Episode Two - The
Death of Time
DOCTOR: Keep your head down. They haven't seen us
BARBARA: Doctor, look! There's more of them.
DALEK 2: The enemy time machine is in this area.
DALEK 1: We can locate the position with our seismic detectors.
DALEK 2: Find and destroy it. The remainder will search for the humans.
DALEK 1: Are they to be taken alive?
DALEK 2: No. They are to be exterminated.
DALEK 1: Good.
DALEK 2: Destroyed.
DALEK 1: Exterminated.
DALEK 2: Now, let the search begin.
DOCTOR: Stay down. One of them's coming this way. (they duck down) We
must find the Tardis before they do.
BARBARA: Yes, and we must warn Ian and Vicki. They don't even know the
Daleks are here.
DOCTOR: Yes. Warn them? But how? We haven't seen them for hours.
Anyway, it's no good hanging about here. Come on, let's get moving,
(The Doctor and Barbara are confronted by reptile-like bipeds)
IAN: Don't just stand there and scream, you little fool. Run!
(But there's another one in their path)
VICKI: Oh, don't just standing there gaping, you nit! Come on, back!
(Ian throws a rock at it)
DALEK 1: Wait. Tracks of the humans.
DALEK 2: Follow them.
DALEK 1: Wait. Perceptor indicates someone is near. It draws closer.
DALEK 2: Destroy on sight.
(One of the reptilians comes over a dune and gets shot.)
DALEK 1: An Aridian. One of the species that inhabits this planet.
Unimportant. Continue the search.
(Back with the Doctor and Barbara)
MALSAN: (to Barbara) This desert was once a vast ocean. We, the
Aridians, lived in a city beneath the sea, but for a thousand years
those twin suns that burn, have moved closer and closer.
RYNIAN: (to the Doctor) Then, then the seas dried up and all the
creatures that lived within their waters perished.
(Everyone, say Hi! to Hywel Bennett)
MALSAN: All but the Mire Beasts.
BARBARA: Mire Beasts? What are they?
MALSAN: They lived in the slime, at the bottom of the ocean. When the
waters were gone they invaded our cities.
RYNIAN: There were too many of them. We tried to destroy them. They
multiplied too quickly for us. We were driven back as the Mire Beasts
took over more and more of our beautiful city.
DOCTOR: These Mire Beasts, what do they feed on?
MALSAN: They are flesh eaters.
DOCTOR: You mean they attack humans?
MALSAN: Of course.
DOCTOR: Oh, good gracious.
BARBARA: Doctor. Look, two of our friends went out into the desert.
Will you help us find them?
RYNIAN: When did you see them last?
BARBARA: Last night.
MALSAN: The Mire Beasts hunt at night.
RYNIAN: Do you think they are near or far?
DOCTOR: Oh, I don't think they can travel far in this sand.
MALSAN: Then they might have gone through the Taltarian air-lock, into
RYNIAN: Then it is too late.
BARBARA: What do you mean, it's too late?
RYNIAN: It is to be exploded.
RYNIAN: Yes, the air-lock. You see, we Aridians have learned the only
way to destroy the Mire Beast is to entomb them in the sections of the
city they have occupied.
MALSAN: The Taltarian air-lock will be detonated at high suns.
BARBARA: Well then, we must stop it!
RYNIAN: No, we would not reach the air-lock in time.
(Barbara becomes frantic and grabs Rynian)
DOCTOR: Now, hush, hush, hush.
BARBARA: Look, where, where is this place?
RYNIAN: If we move faster than the suns?
MALSAN: We will try. Follow!
(later, at the explosives detonator)
PRONDYN: It's high sun.
(Vicki gets a tentacle around her neck)
(Ian frees her as the explosives are detonated. Sand flies up into the
air and rocks fall down into the tunnel. Ian is knocked out. The Mire
Beast is dead.)
VICKI: Ian! Ian! Oh! (she rolls him over) Oh, Ian. I'll get help. I'll
find the Doctor and get help.
(a large hole in the ground)
MALSAN: We have arrived. This is the gate to our city.
DOCTOR: I'm afraid I can't see any signs of a city.
MALSAN: This old air-lock. We used it when our city was beneath the
sea. It will take us to a part of our home that is still free from Mire
DOCTOR: I see. Well, we're very grateful for your hospitality but I
must you the Daleks are right on top of us. And I don't want either you
or your people involved in any of this dangerous business. If they knew
you'd given us shelter, they'll show no mercy.
MALSAN: No matter. First, you need food and rest. Then we will help you
search for your time machine.
DOCTOR: Ah, splendid, splendid.
MALSAN: Open the lock.
RYNIAN: Please enter. There is no danger.
DOCTOR: Barbara! Barbara, my dear, Come along, come along, come along.
DALEK 1: The seismic detector is registering a
DALEK 2: The enemy time machine is beneath the sand at this point.
DALEK 1: Then it was buried by last night's storm.
DALEK 2: It must be uncovered before we can destroy it.
DALEK 1: Yes.
DALEK 2: We will take some Aridians prisoner.
DALEK 1: Yes.
DALEK 2: And use them to dig the ship free.
DALEK 1: Yes.
DALEK 2: Well, see to it!
DALEK 1: I obey!
DOCTOR: Mmm. I think this is absolutely delicious.
It's a most unusual flavour, isn't it?
BARBARA: Doctor, how can you sit there eating when Ian and
DOCTOR: Oh, my dear, you think I'm being callous do you?
BARBARA: Yes, I do.
DOCTOR: And I think it's pure supposition that they've been caught by
those Mire Beasts. After all, we weren't. You haven't much faith in
Ian's infallible self-preservation, have you?
BARBARA: I'm sorry. This place gives me the creeps.
DOCTOR: Oh rubbish, my dear, rubbish. I think it's fascinating. Yes,
you could almost call it beautiful. You know, I think you're tired.
Close your eyes and try and get some rest. Go on, go on. We must
conserve our strength if we're going to get back to the Tardis. (to
himself) Yes, if ever we can get back to the Tardis. Ah, Malsan.
MALSAN: You enjoyed your meal?
DOCTOR: Oh, indeed. Yes, indeed, yes. Yes, it was a most unusual taste.
You know, I've been taking stock of this place, having a jolly good
look round here. Tell me, why is this opening walled up?
MALSAN: It led to a part of our city that's been invaded by Mire
MALSAN: It is the same all over. We have to block off tunnels to stop
their advance. Do please sit down. I have some news for you.
DOCTOR: Now, what is it?
MALSAN: The leader of the Daleks has communicated with us. They have
issued an ultimatum.
DOCTOR: Yes, I suspected something of that kind might happen. What is
MALSAN: We hand you over to them, or they will destroy what remains of
DOCTOR: They mean what they say. They don't make idle threats. Have you
MALSAN: Not yet. The elders are still discussing it. We have a half-sun
in which to give them our answer.
DOCTOR: You haven't much choice, have you? Well, I don't propose to
inflict our troubles on you, sir, so I think we'll leave and take our
MALSAN: No, no, no. The Daleks have said that we must hand you over,
not set you free to try and escape.
DOCTOR: Do you mean?
MALSAN: You must be our prisoners, until such time as our arrangements
with the Daleks have been completed. Then, if the elders agree, you
will be given into their custody.
(Vicki has found some stone steps leading out
through another airlock to discover the Tardis surrounded by Daleks.)
DALEK 1: The digging is completed. Are the prisoners to go free?
DALEK 2: No. They are worthless inferior creatures.
DALEK 3: They have no value to us. Destroy them.
(So they do.)
DALEK 2: Destroy the enemy time machine. Use full power. Fire! Again.
Fire! It is undamaged.
DALEK 1: It must be constructed of a material that can resist our
DALEK 3: Failure.
DALEK 2: Remain on guard until the prisoners have been handed over and
DALEK 1+3: We obey.
(Vicki goes back underground and retraces her
(The Doctor wakes Barbara.)
DOCTOR: Are you feeling better?
BARBARA: Yes. What's happened?
DOCTOR: Well, it's not too good, I'm afraid. Ah, this looks like bad
news coming now.
BARBARA: Bad news? What bad news?
RYNIAN: The elders have made their reply to the Daleks.
MALSAN: They must be told.
RYNIAN: Have you eaten?
DOCTOR: What is the news, hmm?
RYNIAN: You are to be handed over at last suns. The Daleks have
promised that when the execution is over they will Aridius unharmed.
BARBARA: You're going to hand us over to the Daleks?
RYNIAN: We have no choice. The elders have so decreed. Please.
DOCTOR: They have no choice.
BARBARA: Yes, but just to be handed over like that?
DOCTOR: Two hours. Their suns are due to set in two hours.
(Ian comes to)
IAN: Vicki. Vicki! Vicki!
(Meanwhile, Vicki is grabbed by an Aridian)
PRONDYN: You must come with me.
(Some stone dust falls on Barbara)
BARBARA: Where does this walled up section lead?
DOCTOR: Oh, it's another part of the city, I believe. The part that was
(Vicki is brought in)
BARBARA: Vicki! Vicki, where's Ian?!
DOCTOR: Is Ian, is Chesterton all right?
VICKI: He got a bad knock on the head. I made him as comfortable as
possible and came to get help.
BARBARA: It might have been better if you'd stayed where you were.
VICKI: No, it wouldn't, because on my way here I found an exit out of
one of the tunnels, and just outside it, the Tardis!
DOCTOR: Ah, well, well, well now! That puts a different complexion on
the matter. Tell me, my dear, this tunnel, would you know how to find
VICKI: Yes, I'm sure of it. A big iron door, just beyond that opening
BARBARA: Oh Doctor, maybe things will be all right after all.
DOCTOR: Yes, now I can
MALSAN: It is time. I am to take you to the main airlock.
(A tentacle pushes through the walled-up doorway. It grabs Barbara as
the stonework comes falling down.)
DOCTOR: Barbara! Barbara!
(The Mire Beast comes into the chamber, the Doctor gets Barbara away
from it then they and Vicki runs while it feasts on a
(Meanwhile, Ian has also found the exit by the Tardis, and seen the
Daleks standing guard in the gloom. He goes back underground)
VICKI: Down here.
BARBARA: Are you sure this is the right way?
VICKI: ‘Course I am. Come on.
DALEK 2: The prisoners have escaped from the
DALEK 1: Are we to proceed with the destruction of the underground
DALEK 2: The Aridians have one hour to re-capture the humans. If they
fail, we act.
DALEK 1: I understand.
DALEK 3: The humans may try to reach their machine.
DALEK 2: Remain on guard.
DALEK 1: I obey.
(Ian is collecting long pieces of wood when )
VICKI: Come on.
DOCTOR: Chesterton, come here!
VICKI: Are you all right?
BARBARA: There's blood all over your face.
IAN: It looks worse than it is. Look.
DOCTOR: My dear boy!
IAN: The Tardis, it's only twenty yards away but there's a Dalek
BARBARA: Well, we must get past it.
IAN: Now listen, I've got a very good idea. You two go first.
IAN: You get out of here and there's a ridge of sand on the left. Now
you take cover. You get in a good position where you can nip in.
BARBARA: Nip in what?
IAN: The Tardis!
BARBARA: Yes, yes, come on, come on.
(Barbara takes Vicki's hand)
IAN: Off you go. Oh, er, Barbara, could, I, er, have your cardigan?
DOCTOR: Quickly, quickly!
BARBARA: Oh, not again.
IAN: It's for the Dalek, not for me.
VICKI: I hope it suits him.
IAN: Off you go.
DOCTOR: Come along.
IAN: Oh, Doctor? Your coat, please.
DOCTOR: My dear boy, we're trying to beat the Daleks, not start a
IAN: All will be revealed in due time, Doctor. Your coat, please.
DOCTOR: Dear, dear, dear, dear, dear.
VICKI: What are they going to do, Barbara?
BARBARA: I don't know. Try to get the Dalek away from the Tardis, I
(The wood is being laid across a hole in the ground
above them, with the clothes on top)
DOCTOR: What is the point of all this, dear boy?
IAN: Doctor, with any luck, with your coat and Barbara's cardigan,
we're going to make a trap. We're going to lure the Dalek over this
trap, and with any luck it'll fall down here.
DOCTOR: That's a good scheme. Yes, that's a good idea.
IAN: Keep down!
VICKI: But how?
BARBARA: I don't know. Wait and see.
(They throw sand over the clothes)
DOCTOR: Well, I hope it works.
IAN: All right, Doctor. Now, I'm going first. When you follow, you keep
on that side. You keep. Plenty of cover, eh?
DOCTOR: All right. Careful.
IAN: Yoo-hoo! Dalek! Over here, friend!
(The Dalek fires, Ian ducks)
DOCTOR: Yoo-hoo, Auntie!
(The Dalek fires, the Doctor ducks)
IAN: Over here!
(The Dalek fires wildly into the dark, then trundles forward and falls
down the hole.)
IAN: Try and get out of that hole, Fred.
BARBARA: Well, that got rid of that one.
IAN: Quick! Into the Tardis!
DOCTOR: Go on!
(Three Daleks start firing as the Tardis dematerialises)
DALEK 4: Cease firing. They have escaped.
DALEK 3: Final termination is inevitable.
DALEK 4: Eradicate!
DALEK 2: Obliterate!
DALEK 4: Annihilate!
DALEK 2: We will embark in our time machine at once. The Dalek Supreme
has ordered they are to be pursued through all eternity. Pursued and
Episode Three -
Flight Through Eternity
VICKI: We did it! We did it!
DOCTOR: Yes, young lady, a very good thing we did. We might not you
BARBARA: Oh, come on, Doctor. You weren't exactly bursting with
confidence when the Aridians held us prisoner.
DOCTOR: A momentary qualm, a momentary qualm. Nothing more, nothing
IAN: Yes, I had a qualm or two myself.
DOCTOR: Yes, quite so.
IAN: Hey, I wonder how those Mire Beasts are enjoying that Dalek, eh?
DOCTOR: Oh, I don't know. I should think a little Pate de Dalek a la
Mire Beast might be rather palatable.
VICKI: Oh, Doctor.
DOCTOR: Well, we can always drop you off to find out.
IAN: Thank you very much.
VICKI: We've just escaped from those things. We don't want to be sent
DOCTOR: Ah and I don't think we shall run into them again. And I think
you must agree that we gave them a very good hiding. Yes, yes, yes.
(Something is beeping)
IAN: What's this, Doctor?
DOCTOR: That's my Time Path Detector. It's been in the ship ever since
I constructed it. But do you know, I don't remember it registering
BARBARA: What does it show?
DOCTOR: Well, it surveys the time path we're travelling on. The fact
that it's registering can only mean one thing.
IAN: Well, yes, go on.
DOCTOR: It's another time machine travelling on the same route.
[Dalek time machine]
DALEK 4: Enemy time machine position now constant.
DALEK 2: Lock tracking device.
DALEK 4: Tracking device locked.
DALEK 3: Report extent of time curve.
DALEK 2: Seven seven three Dalekian scale, nine one five degrees.
DALEK 4: Compute time lag by earth scale.
DALEK 5: Er, one, er, forty, er. Computer reading one five earth
DALEK 3: We are close behind them.
DALEK 1: Success! Success!
DALEK 2: Exterminate!
DALEK 1: Success!
DALEK 2: Final victory inevitable!
DALEK 3: Order executioner to prepare to disembark.
DALEK 2: I obey.
(Vicki gives Barbara a bar to eat)
BARBARA: What flavour is it?
DOCTOR: Oh, it's useless, useless.
IAN: Hello, hello. Got our battle dress on again?
BARBARA: The Doctor doesn't seem to be having much luck.
IAN: No. Well, if we can't escape from them, we'll have to stay and
VICKI: But we're in front. We could keep moving.
BARBARA: Yes, but for how long, Vicki?
VICKI: Let's ask the Doctor. He should know by now what he's going to
DOCTOR: Ah, I'm afraid it's no good. I'm quite unable to elude them.
IAN: Doctor, what are we going to do when we land? Just wait for the
Daleks to catch us up?
DOCTOR: It takes twelve minutes for our computers to re-orientate and
gather power. Now, that twelve minutes is vital to us. We must hold
onto it. Give me time to be able to do something whereby
IAN: Why don't we just go faster, Doctor?
DOCTOR: Yes, well, please, just leave it to me, dear boy, just leave it
to me, will you?
VICKI: Doctor, the time rotor. Doctor, it's slowing down.
DOCTOR: Oh, that means we can land in two minutes.
BARBARA: But where, Doctor, where?
[Empire State Building Observation deck]
(Tourists are getting the tour)
GUIDE: Here on top of the Empire State Building, you're on the
hundredth and second storey above the ground level. At a height of one
thousand four hundred and seventy three feet. This is the tallest
building, the tallest structure in the entire world. Now you'll note,
when you come up in the elevator, it took you seven minutes. Well, this
way down, you wanna get down in a hurry, it would take you thirty
GUIDE: Well, of course, we don't recommend that. Now as we gaze out
across the panorama. As we gaze out across the imposing panorama of our
proud city, you will notice many other notable buildings. Among them
the Chrysler Tower, that's one thousand and forty six feet high, and
the Chanin Tower, that's six hundred and eighty feet high and already
it's threatened with obsolescence.
MORTON: (cowboy hat and camera) With ob what?
GUIDE: Observe also the mighty Hudson river and now if you'll come with
me to the north aspect of the building, I will point out many more
items of interest.
(The Guide hustles his group away but Morton stays behind to look
through the telescope. Everyone say Hi! to Peter Purves in his first
(The Tardis materialises)
MORTON: We sure don't have anything like that in Alabama! No sir, ha!
(He turns to follow the tour group, then)
MORTON: I could have sworn that thing wasn't there just now? Well, I
guess that's New York for ya! Ha!
(Barbara comes out of the Tardis)
BARBARA: You're from Earth.
MORTON: No, no, Ma'am. No, I'm from Alabama.
BARBARA: What time is it?
MORTON: Three after twelve, Ma'am.
BARBARA: I really meant what year is it?
MORTON: What, you mean you have different years here?
BARBARA: Well, what year is it in Alabama?
MORTON: 1966 Ma'am. Say, you wouldn't be trying to have a bit of fun
with me now, would you?
BARBARA: No, no.
MORTON: Mornin'. 1966.
VICKI: Oh, er, thank you.
MORTON: Pleased to oblige you, Miss!
VICKI: I recognise this place. It's Ancient New York.
VICKI: There were pictures of it in our history books. It was destroyed
in the Dalek invasion.
MORTON: Wait, how many more of you are there in that thing?
DOCTOR: Oh, just the four of us, young man.
MORTON: Must be a kind of tight squeeze. They can't all have come out
IAN: Doctor? This is no place to meet the Daleks. A lot of innocent
people could get hurt.
DOCTOR: Yes, quite so, quite so, dear boy. Well, the computers will be
ready in a few moments. I suggest that we re-embark.
DOCTOR: Vicki, Barbara, come along.
MORTON: Hey, you goin' back in?
BARBARA: Yes, that's right.
MORTON: Oh now, come on, wait a minute. I just bet you folks are from
Hollywood. You're making some kind of motion picture. Now that's it,
DOCTOR: No, it ain't! I mean, it isn't.
MORTON: Come on, you can tell me. Your secret will be safe. Yes, sir,
MORTON: Sure, I've seen this trick before. Great long police cars
comin' outa tiny little wooden sheds. I saw you come outa there with ma
own eyes! You just ain't gonna make it back it again.
(Morton slaps the Doctor on the back)
MORTON: Hot diggety! I knew I was right. You should be wearing Police
uniforms, you all is, you all is in a chase.
DOCTOR: Chase? Yes, as a matter of fact, young man, that's exactly what
this is. Now, if you'll excuse me, I must be getting along. It's the
chase, you know?
MORTON: Sure thing, Mister! I understand. Just wait til I tell the
folks back home I met some real live movie pe (knocks on Tardis door)
Do you know Cheyenne Bodie? Look, just wait a minute, I want to get
this thing on celluloid.
(The Tardis dematerialises)
MORTON: That's real clever, how they done that. Sure if it don't beat
(The Dalek's ship materialise)
MORTON: Sure is clever. Gol darn it if they ain't gone and done it
(A Dalek comes out)
MORTON: Howdy, Mister! Say, you sure are an ugly looking friend. Wait,
what's the name of this film, Mister? My, my, boy, you've come all over
in blue spots. What's this thing here?
(He grabs the Dalek's ray gun and gets pushed against the wire mesh for
MORTON: Now, just, now now! There ain't no need to get sore. The other
movie people was right friendly.
DALEK: Movie pe? Where are they?
MORTON: They just left. They was in some kind of beat-up old blue
wooden box. It just kinda like vanished. Say, I thought they'd have
been chasing you. Just hold it there, Mister. I want to get a picture
(The Dalek ship dematerialises)
MORTON: Sure is the greatest
(But he's missed the shot again)
MORTON: Well, dang me if they ain't gone and done it again. This is the
greatest thing. It's gotta be around here somewhere. Just can't vanish
into thin air. I know you're there somewhere, boy.
(Morton starts feeling the air and stamping on the floor as the group
GUIDE: I enjoy my work gives me a chance to meet people. You know. I
MORTON: There's gotta be a trick to it somehow! Yes, sir, I bet this
here's hollow. That's what it is.
GUIDE: He's a nutter. Keep an eye on him. See that he don't jump off
the building. I'll get a cop. Watch him.
MORTON: Coming back. They should
DOCTOR: Yes, I wonder.
VICKI: They're still on our track.
DOCTOR: Catching us up, are they? Will you get my screwdriver, child?
The large one. The one that I was fiddling with on the Visualiser.
(Ian and Barbara carry a piece of equipment in)
BARBARA: Oh, this thing's heavy.
DOCTOR: Yes, thank you, thank you.
IAN: Is this going to work, Doctor?
DOCTOR: Maybe, I'm not sure. But if they're going to catch us up, we've
got to find something to fight back with.
BARBARA: Oh, Doctor, why don't we just stay where we are?
DOCTOR: That's out of the question, my dear. The vacuum in space, we
should all be dead in no time.
VICKI: Here you are.
DOCTOR: Ah, thank you, thank you.
VICKI: What's this all about?
DOCTOR: Well, the idea is, my dear, is to find something that we can
fight back with.
BARBARA: Doctor, we're landing!
DOCTOR: But I'm not ready! I'm not ready! We can't meet them now! Oh,
good gracious! No, wait a minute. We shall have to land and then take
off as quickly as we can again.
(A two-masted brigantine with an American crew, at
RICHARDSON: (Albert C, ship's mate) Land about six miles off to the
south south west, sir.
BRIGGS: (Benjamin S, Captain) Aye, that'll be the island of Santa
Maria. One of the Azores group. We're making poor time, Mister
Richardson. And now it becalmed, after the storm.
RICHARDSON: I'll mark a reading on the deck log, sir.
BRIGGS: I'm going below if you should want me. Sarah says our child has
RICHARDSON: Oh, I'm sorry to hear about that, sir.
(The Tardis materialises)
BARBARA: It is a ship, Ian. It's a sailing ship at sea.
IAN: Barbara, don't go wandering off, please.
BARBARA: I just want to have a look. I love sailing ships.
IAN: There's no point in being seen.
BARBARA: No, well, I'll just have a look over the ship's rail.
IAN: No, no, the Doctor's at the controls, we're
(Ian goes back inside)
RICHARDSON: Got you!
BARBARA: Oh, let go of me! Let go of me!
RICHARDSON: No, you don't, my beauty! Captain Richardson's got a way of
dealing with stowaways.
BARBARA: I am not a stowaway and you're hurting my hands!
RICHARDSON: Just you keep still. Where've you been hiding since we set
BARBARA: I haven't been hiding. I have just come on board!
RICHARDSON: Oh, I suppose you're some sort of a mermaid that's lost at
sea, eh? You swam out from Santa Maria there just to give us poor
lonely sailormen a little bit of feminine company, eh?
(Vicki sees the struggle and grabs a weapon)
DOCTOR: Well, everything appears to be in order,
IAN: Oh, we haven't done very well so far, Doctor, have we? Let's face
it. First of all, we land on top of a skyscraper, now we land on a
crummy old ship. What we need is space.
DOCTOR: Indeed, indeed. Well, we're ready to move on. Now, would you
tell the ladies that I want to get away, please.
DOCTOR: Thank you.
IAN: Barbara's got a case of call of the sea.
DOCTOR: Ah, I'm sorry about that too.
BARBARA: You're hurting my hand! Look, even if I
told you the truth, you wouldn't believe me.
RICHARDSON: I believe what I see. Now, come along! You're going before
(Vicki knocks him out)
BARBARA: Well done. Thanks, Vicki!
VICKI: That's all right. Any time.
BARBARA: Hey, there's somebody coming. Hide!
(Ian gets hit on the head too)
VICKI: Got him! I got him!
BARBARA: Vicki! Vicki, quickly!
VICKI: Oh! Oh, Ian, I'm terribly sorry! Did I hurt you?
BARBARA: Oh, that's a silly question! Come on, let's get him into the
VICKI: Oh, Ian. I didn't mean it! Oh, Ian.
(Richardson wakes, and the Tardis dematerialises)
RICHARDSON: Captain Briggs! Captain! Captain Briggs!
BRIGGS: Yes, Mister Richardson?
RICHARDSON: Captain, there was a thing. It was on the lower deck.
BRIGGS: What are you talking about?
RICHARDSON: A stowaway, sir. She got away from me.
BRIGGS: A stowaway, eh? A girl?
RICHARDSON: Aye, sir.
BRIGGS: Mister Bosun! Pipe all hands amidships. We've a stowaway.
BOSUN: Aye, aye, sir!
BRIGGS: How'd she get away?
RICHARDSON: I got hit over the head.
BRIGGS: By her?
RICHARDSON: No, sir, it couldn't have been, because I was holding her
arms. Do you think it was the white Barbary terror?
BRIGGS: That's ungodly superstition, Mister Richardson.
BRIGGS: We've more than one stowaway aboard, Mister Bosun.
BOSUN: Aye, sir. The storm must have bought them out of their hiding
BRIGGS: Aye, lad. I want them found. Each watch can take a section of
the ship and search it thoroughly.
RICHARDSON: I'll take the forward hold, sir. Mister Bosun, take Starkey
and Willoughby, search up aft.
BOSUN: Starkey, Willoughby.
BRIGGS: And Bosun, I'll thank you not to disturb my wife and child.
BOSUN: Aye, aye, sir. The rest of youse men search the hold. Keep your
hands off the cargo.
[Dalek time machine]
DALEK 2: We shall soon be arriving. Order the
search party to stand by.
DALEK 3: They are ready.
DALEK 4: Is that where the humans have landed?
DALEK 2: Yes. Join the search party and prepare to disembark. We are
BOSUN: There's nobody here, Willoughby.
WILLOUGHBY: We'll try below.
BOSUN: The white terror! The white terror of Barbary!
DALEK: Where are the time travellers?
WILLOUGHBY: Run, lads! Tis the white terror! Run, run!
(Panic, and they jump overboard to get away from the Dalek, including
Mrs Briggs carrying her baby)
RICHARDSON: Fools! Get back to your posts!
RICHARDSON: Get away!
RICHARDSON: Get away!
DALEK: Do not move. Answer my question.
RICHARDSON: Come on, sir, come on! Come on. It's the Barbary terror!
Come on! You're not going to take my soul.
(Briggs takes off his jacket and dives in)
DALEK 2: Is the earth time machine here?
DALEK 4: It has not yet been discovered.
DALEK 2: Join in the search.
DALEK 3: You search up there.
SAILOR: No, no!
DALEK 2: Wait!
SAILOR: No, no, no, no! Please! No! Please! No! No!
(And he jumps overboard too. A Dalek also goes over the side by
DALEKS: There is no one on the vessel.
DALEK 2: Come. We must continue our pursuit course.
(The empty ship Mary Celeste drift on.)
(Barbara tends to Ian's bump on the head)
BARBARA: Is that better?
IAN: Oh, thanks.
BARBARA: Well, you must admit it was funny.
IAN: Really? I haven't seen the joke yet, I must say. One thing I did
see, by the way. The name of that ship we were on.
BARBARA: Was what that?
IAN: The Mary Celeste.
BARBARA: Mary Celeste?
IAN: Vicki? Any change, Doctor?
DOCTOR: I altered the curve we were travelling on. For one moment, I
dared hoped we'd lost them. They must have detected the change and
followed. They're close on our track.
IAN: But surely we've got our twelve minute lead still?
DOCTOR: I'm afraid not. It's down to eight. It will be reduced even
further after our next landing. We must face the facts. The Daleks are
closing in on us.
Episode Four - Journey
(The Tardis materialises in a very cobwebbed and
Gothic place. Thunder crashes.)
BARBARA: I'm not wild about this place.
IAN: I don't know. Ideal place to fight Daleks, you know. Good stout
walls, an upper storey, stairs. Daleks don't like stairs.
(Ian steps on a stair and it creaks. A bat flies at Barbara.)
BARBARA: Argh! Look out!
VICKI: Probably vampires, if you ask me.
IAN: Oh, charming.
DOCTOR: Oh, rubbish my child. Vampire bats are only to be found in
VICKI: Maybe that's where we are.
DOCTOR: No, I don't think so. Judging by the architecture, I should say
VICKI: Well, I'm with Barbara. I don't like it here. I think we should
DOCTOR: Yes, in the normal progress of time, my dear, I would say, I
would agree with you, but unfortunately we've got to face the Daleks
and I think it's essential we take a look around. Let's try upstairs.
(A creak of a stair and a loud sound of bat wings)
BARBARA: Well, you got if you want to, but I'm staying near the Tardis.
VICKI: Me too.
DOCTOR: Oh, very well, stay where you are. We shan't be long.
IAN: Shan't be long.
BARBARA: Well, Vicki, there's really nothing to be scared of. This is
just an old house. We mustn't let our imaginations run away with us.
VICKI: No, you're quite right. We mustn't behave like children.
BARBARA: No, we mustn't. Now come on, let's help the Doctor and look
around down here. How about the fireplace?
(The mantle is carved to make it look like an open mouth. When they get
close two stones revolve to look like eyes. They sidle away and find a
VICKI: Look at that. What do you suppose is inside it?
(Barbara goes to open it and there is maniacal laughter. She gets the
lid open and it is empty. They laugh with relief. Barbara closes the
lid and a skeleton drops down in front of them. Screams!)
IAN: What was that?
DOCTOR: Oh, it's just thunder, dear boy.
IAN: No, no, no, the noise before that.
DOCTOR: Oh, rubbish, there was no noise before that. Come along, come
(An image of a girl passes through Ian)
IAN: What have you found now?
DOCTOR: Well, it looks like a laboratory to me. Look at all that
equipment down there.
IAN: Doctor, I think we'd better check on Barbara and Vicki.
DOCTOR: Oh, nonsense. We've only just left them, dear boy. Now, I must
see what's on that table.
IAN: Must you? I'd really rather not know.
DOCTOR: You don't mean that, do you? Where's your spirit of adventure?
IAN: It died a slow and painful death when those bats came out of the
DOCTOR: Very well, then, stay where you are. Stay where you are.
(Frankenstein's monster rises from his slab and the
Doctor retreats back up the stairs to the landing.)
DOCTOR: I say, I think we'd better check where Vicki and Barbara is!
(The monster stretches out his arms and Ian follows quickly. The
monster lies down again.)
VICKI: What's that in aid of?
(Barbara quotes John Donne.)
And therefore never send to know, for whom the bell tolls. It tolls for
thee. Vicki, I feel as though my hair's turned white.
VICKI: It has as a matter of fact.
VICKI: It's all right though, it quite suits you.
BARBARA: Oh, Vicki!
DRACULA: Good evening.
VICKI: Good evening.
BARBARA: Who are you?
DRACULA: I am Count Dracula.
BARBARA: But you can't be, I mean, not, not really.
(The figure goes back behind a door)
VICKI: He's gone. Thank goodness for that anyway.
BARBARA: Vicki, do you think there's something strange going on around
VICKI: Oh. no.
BARBARA: Why did he go away so quickly?
(She tries the door)
BARBARA: Well, I can't seem to open it from this side. Vicki, do you
(But Vicki's disappeared)
BARBARA: Vicki? Vicki, where are you?
(A White Woman on the landing screams something unintelligible. Barbara
backs up against the wall and it turns, taking her away. She screams,
(The Doctor and Ian are stumbling along with only
the light of a small torch to guide them.)
IAN: Oh, there's one thing about this place, Doctor. It certainly
stimulates the phagocytes. The phago? You know, it's uncanny, strange
and weird, but it is familiar.
DOCTOR: Yes, that's the word, dear boy, familiar. You know, when I was
coming down those stairs, I knew that thing was going to move. I knew
IAN: Oh, did you? I didn't notice you standing around to check your
DOCTOR: I never stay where I'm not wanted. Come along.
DOCTOR: Pre-conditioned. That's it.
IAN: What are you talking about now?
DOCTOR: This house is exactly what you would expect in a nightmare.
Yes, we're in a world of dreams. Creaking doors, thunder and lightning,
monsters and all the things that go bumpety bumpety in the night.
IAN: With one vital difference, Doctor. This house is real. It exists.
DOCTOR: Yes, yes it exists in the dark recesses of the human minds.
Millions of people secretly believing. Think of the immense power of
all these people, combined together, makes this place become a reality.
IAN: Then we're safe.
DOCTOR: Safe? What on earth do you mean, dear boy?
IAN: But the Daleks can't touch us here? Not in the human mind.
DOCTOR: You know, I believe you're right. Yes! The Daleks can never
(They go down the stairs, pausing at the creaky one at the bottom.)
IAN: The girls have gone.
(The Doctor checks in the Tardis.)
DOCTOR: Vicki? Barb? Perhaps they followed us upstairs?
(So Ian and the Doctor go back upstairs as the Dalek Machine
[Dalek time machine]
DALEK 1: The enemy time machine is here. We have
DALEK 2: Which planet are we on.
DALEK 1: Earth. They only changed their geographical and time location.
DALEK 3: This time they will not elude us. Already the search force is
DALEK 4: Search. I shall remain here in case they
IAN: Where are those girls, Doctor? Well, we would
have seen them if they were upstairs. Hadn't we better take another
look down there?
DOCTOR: Had we?
IAN: Afraid so.
DOCTOR: Well, after you, dear boy.
IAN: No, after you. Wait for me.
DOCTOR: Shh! Someone's coming.
IAN: Take cover.
DALEK: Where are the time travellers?
IAN: The time travellers? They're
(Ian drops a grill in front of the Dalek. The monster rises from his
DALEK: Do not move.
DOCTOR: The Tardis, quick!
(Ian and the Doctor get out of the room.)
DALEK: Do not move. I am a Dalek.
(It shoots the monster, but it does not stop it.)
DALEK: We are invincible.
(The grill goes up and Frankenstein's monster attacks the Dalek)
DALEK: Stop! Stop! Ahh!
VICKI: Oh, there you are!
DOCTOR: Where have you both been?
VICKI: We climbed through a secret tunnel straight down
IAN: There's no time to tell us now. The Daleks are here.
VICKI: Look out!
DALEK 4: Halt! You will be exterminated.
DRACULA: Good evening.
IAN: Quick, into the Tardis while we've still got a chance!
VICKI: Look out, he'll kill you! You'll be killed!
(The Dalek shoots Dracula)
DRACULA: I am Count Dracula.
(Vicki is trapped by Daleks as the Tardis dematerialises.)
DALEK 4: Eradicate her.
(The monster arrives, now dressed in a suit instead of bandages, and
starts to rip the top off a Dalek.)
DALEK 4: Obliterate.
DRACULA: I am Count Dracula. Don't go. Don't go. Don't go. Don't go.
(The monster throws a Dalek across the room, the White Woman wails, and
the Dalek's weapons have no effect on any of them.)
(Vicki runs into the Dalek time machine)
DALEK 5: Embark at once.
DALEK 4: At once!
DALEK 5: Yes! Embark!
DALEK 4: Embark! At once!
DALEKS: Embark! Embark! Embark! Embark!
IAN: This game of hide and seek through time is
wearing a little thin now.
IAN: What an extraordinary place? More spooks to the square mile than
the Tower of London. You know that theory of yours
DOCTOR: Theory, my dear boy? Fact. I am convinced that that house was
neither time nor space. We were lodged for a period in an area of human
IAN: And were the Daleks lodging too?
DOCTOR: Oh, I don't want to enter into it. A discussion with him! Oh!
IAN: Have it your own way. I think there's a much simpler explanation.
(A ticket booth by the House says 'Festival of Ghana 1996, cancelled by
Peking, Frankenstein's House of Horrors, price $10')
IAN: Well, how's this box of tricks coming along, Doctor?
DOCTOR: Oh, necessarily crude, dear boy. I haven't time to perfect
IAN: When's it going to be operational, eh?
DOCTOR: You know just as much about that as I do.
IAN: Oh Doctor, we can't go on like this, can we? We've given them the
slip once or twice but sooner or later we're going to have to settle
DOCTOR: Oh, I quite agree with you. Running away won't solve our
problem. But as soon as we've reached the final decision to stand and
fight, there'll be no turning back. It'll either be them or us. Hmm?
BARBARA: Here we are.
(Barbara brings drinks)
DOCTOR: Oh, my dear, very welcome.
DOCTOR: Thank you.
BARBARA: Where's Vicki?
DOCTOR: But I thought she was with you?
[Dalek time machine]
DALEK 3: We are locked in pursuit course.
DALEK 2: Calculate destination of enemy time machine.
DALEK 3: Report.
DALEK 1: The enemy is approaching the planet Mechanus.
DALEK 2: Contact Skaro. Report our destination to the Dalek Supreme.
DALEK 3: I obey.
DALEK 2: Is the reproducer repaired?
DALEK 4: We await your orders.
DALEK 2: Manufacture will commence at once.
[Reproduction chamber room]
DALEK 2: Which of the four humans is to be
DALEK 4: Their leader, the one they call Doctor. Is the reproducer
DALEK 3: All is in readiness. Photo images and relevant data are in the
computer. The humanoid will be completed by the time we arrive at our
DALEK 4: Excellent. Commence operations, then assemble at cell
DALEK 2: We obey!
DALEK 3: Of course.
(The Daleks leave and Vicki comes out from behind the door. She fiddles
with a communications panel.)
VICKI: Tardis. Hello, Tardis? Come in please. Over. (static) Hello,
Tardis. Doctor? Somebody, please help me. Get me out of this. Tardis!
(She goes to the reproducter where a duplicate of the Doctor is just
DOCTOR: It's my fault. All my own stupid fault. I
shouldn't have moved the Tardis. I have should have checked up first to
make sure that everybody was inside. I shall never forgive myself.
IAN: Oh, no Doctor, don't blame yourself. We're all equally to blame. I
was convinced she was on board.
BARBARA: Isn't there anything we can do? Is there no way of going back
DOCTOR: You don't think I'd be standing here doing nothing do you, if
there were? We're helpless, and you of all people should know that the
Tardis can't land in the same time and place twice!
IAN: We've never stayed long enough in any one place to repair the time
mechanism of the Tardis. If we did, is there a chance of going back for
DOCTOR: Yes, of course, it's possible, but it might take months, even
BARBARA: But Doctor, if we all worked together, if Ian and I helped
you, surely it's worth a try?
DOCTOR: Yes, my dear, I know it's worth a try but you don't think the
Daleks are going to sit back and allow us to tinker do you? They're
right on our tracks. Their one aim is to destroy.
IAN: The Dalek time machine. Of course. Doctor, I've got it. We can't
go back for Vicki in the Tardis, but we can in the Daleks own time
DOCTOR: Do you mean capture their machine?
IAN: Why not?
BARBARA: Well, that would take some doing.
IAN: It's the only chance we've got, otherwise we'll never see Vicki
DOCTOR: If we can only pull it off.
BARBARA: Doctor, we have nothing to lose and now we have even more
reason to stop and fight.
IAN: What do you say, Doctor?
DOCTOR: I say yes. Yes, yes! Our next landing will be our battle ground
and we shall fight. We shall fight to the death!
[Reproduction chamber room]
VICKI: Tardis? Somebody hear me. Tardis! Tardis!
[Dalek time machine]
DALEK 1: Report position of enemy machine.
DALEK 2: It's movement through time is ending.
DALEK 3: It is approaching the planet Mechanus.
DALEK 2: How long before we reach them?
DALEK 4: Er, er, in earth time, er, four minutes.
DALEK 1: There is much to do.
[Reproduction chamber room]
DALEK 1: Is the humanoid robot complete?
DALEK 3: The computer is feeding its memory cells with data.
DALEK 2: Physical characteristics are completed. Energy cells fully
DALEK 4: Micro-units containing personality and vocal mannerisms are
DALEK 1: Prepare to activate. Activate the robot.
(Vicki watches as a near-duplicate of the Doctor opens the chamber
IAN: Ah, looks swampy.
DOCTOR: Yes, all to the good, my boy. This sort of terrain is going to
make it very difficult for the Daleks.
IAN: Yes. Well, we won't have long to explore, Doctor, before the
Daleks arrive so lets get moving.
DOCTOR: Yes, you are perfectly correct, perfectly correct. However, it
doesn't matter about the appearances. It's quite safe to go outside.
(The Doctor opens the doors)
BARBARA: Just look at that vegetation.
IAN: Yes. Just as though it were alive.
DOCTOR: Alive! Yes.
[Reproduction chamber room]
DALEK 1: Success! Paramount success! It is
impossible to distinguish from the original.
DALEK 4: We have landed on the planet Mechanus.
DALEK 1: Operate ramp control. Activate robot power source.
(The robot steps out of the chamber)
DALEK 1: Your orders are understood? You will infiltrate and kill.
DALEKS: Infiltrate and kill!
ROBO-DOC: Understand? Of course I understand, my dear fellow. Don't
fuss so. I am to infiltrate and kill. Infiltrate and kill.
Episode Five - The
Death of Doctor Who
(It's a very alien jungle, with giant toadstools
BARBARA: What is it, Doctor?
DOCTOR: Well, I'm not sure, young lady. Is it a plant or some kind of
(The Doctor pokes it with his walking stick and it collapses briefly)
IAN: Ah! A living fungoid, Doctor.
DOCTOR: Yes, I think this is the moment when discretion is the better
part of valour. Let's get back into the ship.
(But another fungoid is now blocking them)
DOCTOR: How did that get there?
BARBARA: They're moving. They're closing in on us!
IAN: (Ian hits one) It stings!
(There's a bright light)
DOCTOR: Well, our friends here obviously don't like the light.
BARBARA: Well, thank goodness for that.
IAN: No, but who switched the lights on? Who put them there in the
BARBARA: What does it matter so long as they stay on?
DOCTOR: Well, it does suggest that there are other creatures on this
planet. Yes, creatures of intelligence.
IAN: Hey, come over here! Look. Look, you see? The lights, they form a
DOCTOR: Yes, its a kind of pattern. Yes, you're quite right, my boy, a
IAN: Doctor, this could be an ideal place to fight those Daleks.
DOCTOR: Yes. Yes, well let's follow it. This way.
[Outside the Dalek time machine]
(Elsewhere, the Daleks have landed)
DALEK 1: This is the planet Mechanus. All forms of life are to be
treated as hostile.
DALEK 2: Understood. Pass the order. All forms of life to be destroyed
DALEK 1: I obey.
DALEK 2: Is the humanoid robot standing by?
DALEK 3: It awaits your orders.
DALEK 2: Our enemies are moving through the jungle. You are to join
ROBO-DOC: Infiltrate, separate and kill. Yes, yes. I understand. Well,
the sooner I get started, the sooner I shall accomplish my mission.
DALEK 2: We shall follow it as escort. Advise all units.
(The Daleks trundle off, and Vicki carefully sneaks out of their time
BARBARA: Just a minute.
(She's got something in her shoe)
DOCTOR [OC]: Come along, come along.
IAN: All right?
BARBARA: Yep, fine.
(Robo-Doc tags along behind them whilst Vicki plays dodge-the-Dalek
somewhere else until she is 'captured' by a fungoid which hides her)
DOCTOR: We seem to have come to the end of our
corridor of lights.
IAN: Yes. Let me go first.
DOCTOR: Any Daleks?
IAN: No, nothing. It's empty.
DOCTOR: Let's take a closer look.
IAN: Strange place. Now why would anyone construct a complicated system
of lights to lead directly to a cave like this?
DOCTOR: Well, I'm not quite sure, dear boy, but there must be a reason
for it. Yes, like everything else in the universe, there is a reason
(Ian puts down the equipment he's been carrying)
DOCTOR: Oh, do be careful what you're doing with that.
BARBARA: Hey, over here. Look what I've found.
(A long, thin ornate stick or tube)
IAN: Well, what do you make of that, Doctor?
DOCTOR: Well, I should imagine it's some kind of weapon. Just hold that
DOCTOR: Ah, cha, cha, cha, not so close! (He presses something on the
thicker end and the thin end lights up)
DOCTOR: Well, that's ingenious, isn't it?
BARBARA: Ah, it's designed to scare off those fungoid things we saw in
DOCTOR: Very good, my dear, very good.
BARBARA: Well, Doctor, with this and that we are ready for the Daleks.
IAN: She's right, you know.
BARBARA: As they come down the flare path we can pick them off one by
(There's a noise outside)
DOCTOR: Just, just, just, shh, shh, shh. Just a moment now. May I
speak? There's something I haven't told you, dear boy. We cannot use
this machine in an enclosed area, otherwise we shall all go up in
BARBARA: But Doctor, the Daleks will find this flare path and we'll be
DOCTOR: That may be
IAN: Let's put the lights out.
DOCTOR: Now you're talking common sense. Yes, let's find the cable,
(Vicki has found the Tardis)
VICKI: Doctor? Doctor, it's me, let me in! It's me!
(A fungoid sneaks up on her and she runs away again until she finds the
lit path and follows it)
BARBARA: Over here. I've found it.
IAN: Good. Where? Ah.
DOCTOR: You're quite safe, it's well insulated.
(Ian tries to prise the junction box open)
IAN: It's tough.
(On the path, Vicki screams in despair)
IAN: There's someone out there!
BARBARA: That noise! That noise, it was it was
IAN: Come on, Doctor!
BARBARA: Doctor, that noise! It was
DOCTOR: Watch the machine. Watch the machine.
(Ian and the Doctor run out, Robo-Doc pops up and heads to the cave)
DALEK 1: The light source has vanished.
DALEK 2: Patrols will continue to advance eastward. Perceptors register
much movement in that area.
(A fungoid covers the Dalek's eye-stalk)
DALEK 1: Alert! Alert! Alert!
(It gets free and kills the fungoid)
DALEK 2: The patrol will continue.
DALEK 1: Have I sustained damage.
DALEK 2: No. The patrol will continue.
(On the formerly lit path, the Doctor and Ian find the unconscious
IAN: Vicki! She must have smuggled herself aboard the Daleks time
machine. So, they've arrived.
BARBARA: Doctor. You were quick.
ROBO-DOC: Oh, was I?
BARBARA: Who was it?
ROBO-DOC: Oh, nobody, I, er
BARBARA: What is it? Where's Ian?
ROBO-DOC: Barbara, my dear, Chesterton is dead.
ROBO-DOC: The creatures caught him. I could do nothing.
BARBARA: But, are you sure? Are you certain that he's not just hurt?
ROBO-DOC: Come with me. Perhaps you can help. Come along, come along.
(Ian is carrying Vicki)
IAN: About another twenty yards, Doctor, I think.
DOCTOR: You know Chesterton, they have an extraordinary range of
IAN: Yes. All I'm interested in right now is getting into that cave
where we'll be safe.
IAN: Barbara? Barbara, we've found her. Barbara?
Where is she?
DOCTOR: Take a look outside, my boy. I'll look after Vicki.
IAN [OC]: Barbara? Barbara?
(Vicki starts to wake)
DOCTOR: Oh, come along child, you're all right. Come along. Come along,
my dear. Come along.
(Vicki pushes him away and tries to run)
DOCTOR: My dear girl. What on earth is wrong with you?
VICKI: No, no, no!
IAN: Doctor! She's nowhere to be. Vicki, what is it?
VICKI: Ian. I thought. When I. Oh, it must be the Doctor or you
wouldn't be with him.
IAN: What are you saying, Vicki?
VICKI: I'm sorry I behaved like that, but when I first woke up, I
thought you must be the robot.
DOCTOR: Robot? My dear, you have haven't got a temperature, have you?
IAN: You come and sit down, Vicki.
VICKI: There is a robot! The Daleks made it exactly like you.
DOCTOR: A robot exactly like me?
VICKI: Every detail. I heard them giving it orders. They made it to
infiltrate our group. They told it to infiltrate and kill.
DOCTOR: So that's it! This is very serious, Chesterton. Barbara would
never have left here unless, unless you or I told her to go.
IAN: They've got her. Barbara! Barbara! Barbara!
(Ian dashes out)
DOCTOR: You all right, child? Come along!
BARBARA: Is this where you left him?
BARBARA: Oh, come on Doctor, We must find him. You do dawdle so!
IAN [OC]: Barbara! Barbara!
BARBARA: Ian! He's all right, Doctor. He's all right!
(Robo-Doc attacks her with his walking stick. Her screams bring Ian but
Robo-Doc elbows him in the stomach and gets away)
BARBARA: What's the matter with him? Why did he try to kill me?
IAN: It isn't the Doctor. It's a robot.
BARBARA: A robot?
IAN: Yes. A robot the Daleks made. Come on, Barbara, let's, let's find
VICKI: I can't see any sign of Ian. I think he must have gone further
than we thought. Barbara!
IAN: Okay, Vicki.
VICKI: Where's the Doctor?
(enter Doctor and Robo-Doc)
ROBO-DOC: Don't just stand there, Chesterton. That's the robot.
DOCTOR: Robot? Robot? Me? You're the imposter. He is the imposter!
ROBO-DOC: Then prove it, my dear fellow, prove it. Then we shall all
DOCTOR: I don't have to.
ROBO-DOC: You mean you can't.
DOCTOR: Why, you!
(The Doctor raises his stick, and Vicki, Barbara and Robo-Doc get out
of the way as Ian confronts him)
IAN: Put that stick down!
DOCTOR: Get out of my way.
IAN: And if I won't?
DOCTOR: I shall give you the same treatment.
(The Doctor and Ian struggle for his walking stick)
ROBO-DOC: Watch him, Chesterton. Watch him!
IAN: You still you insist you're the real Doctor?
DOCTOR: Oh, what does it matter what I say now.
ROBO-DOC: Chesterton, now's your chance. Destroy it. Destroy it with a
rock! Susan, don't look this way, it'll be nasty.
BARBARA: Ian, don't. That's the Doctor!
VICKI: This is the robot! This is the robot!
(Ian throws the rock at Robo-Doc and misses. The Doctor trips up
Robo-Doc then they fence with their walking sticks.)
DOCTOR: (Dalek tones) Stop! Do not kill!
(Robo-Doc freezes, the Doctor reaches in and pulls out wires, killing
DOCTOR: Hmm, I must get a Doctor.
[Outside the Tardis]
DALEK 1: The enemy time machine. With this in our
control, they cannot escape. What is that noise?
DALEK 2: Hostile plant life! Destroy! Destroy!
(A fungoid covers Dalek 1)
DALEK 1: You destroy!
DALEK 3: There is no trace of the humans.
DALEK 2: Or the robot?
DALEK 3: No. Contact has been lost.
DALEK 1: We will organise a full scale search of the jungle at
IAN: Thing's don't look too good, do they, Doctor.
DOCTOR: No, they're not very encouraging, dear boy.
IAN: Oh, we've got one consolation. We're all together again.
DOCTOR: Yes, but I don't mind admitting, I feel rather exhausted after
all that experience.
IAN: Why don't you go down and have a rest? Go on. I'll stay out here.
DOCTOR: Yes, I don't suppose we can do much in this light.
IAN: No. You know it's been dark ever since we landed on this planet.
DOCTOR: Yes, well, we'll give it a few hours. It might get lighter. I
think I'll take your advice. But I shan't sleep.
(The girls are already asleep on the floor when the
Doctor lies down. Ian starts to doze too. A metallic lens descends and
looks them over before going back up again)
(The Doctor is woken by the sunlight)
DOCTOR: Get up, get up, get up!
IAN: What's the matter?
DOCTOR: Look here!
(A white city sits on an elegant array of columns)
DOCTOR: I say, you two in there! Come along, wake
up, wake up! Come out here quickly!
VICKI: Wow, beautiful!
IAN: Yes. To think that was up there all last night and we never knew.
DOCTOR: Quite so. And that is where we've got to get to.
IAN: Yes, you bet.
DOCTOR: Have you got that thingummybob?
BARBARA: I'll get it.
DOCTOR: Come along, come along, let's go. Come on.
IAN: Daleks coming straight for us.
BARBARA: Over there. There's two more of them. Come on, Vicki, quick!
IAN: What do we do now?
DOCTOR: Well, we must clear this cave as soon as possible, otherwise we
can't work that device.
VICKI: That cliff above, can we climb out that way?
IAN: No, it's impossible. Its sheer. They'd pick us off like flies.
VICKI: It's the only way. What do we do?
IAN: I've got it. The Doctor will have to go out there as the robot. He
could put them off the scent.
BARBARA: Are you mad?
BARBARA: The Daleks must know that the robot's dead. They controlled
IAN: Why? You can't be sure of that.
VICKI: Anyway, it might confuse them just long enough to enable us to
BARBARA: Look, it would be sheer suicide.
IAN: Yeah, perhaps you're right Barbara. Well, Doctor, what? Doctor!
[Outside the Tardis]
DALEK 2: They are trapped in the rock face.
DALEK 1: Attack formation! Attack formation! Attack formation! Attack
DALEK 2: Section four will enter the cave. Do not deviate.
DALEK 3: We obey.
DALEK 2: Section two will circle the cave. Take a position amongst the
boulders and cut off any attempt to escape.
DALEK 4: We obey.
DALEK 2: We will take no prisoners. Eliminate on sight.
DALEKS: We obey.
DALEK 2: Move to position. On my command, advance and attack.
DALEK 5: Align and advance!
DALEK 6: Advance and attack!
DALEKS: Attack and destroy! Destroy and rejoice!
DALEK 1 [OC]: Halt! You will be exterminated!
DOCTOR [OC]: I have infiltrated and killed. We may now return to Skaro.
DALEK 1 [OC]: You lie. You are not the robot.
(The sound of Dalek weapons as the Doctor comes back in)
BARBARA: Doctor, that was a foolish thing to do.
DOCTOR: They know now who's who. Give me that machine. All of you, get
against the wall. I'm going to see what I can do with this.
(As the Doctor puts down his contraption a part of the cave wall drops
and a large round-ish metal device is revealed. It speaks as though
it's gargling. Why it isn't called a mechAnoid I have no idea...)
MECHONOID: Eight hundred thirty Mechonoid. English input. Enter.
DALEKS [OC]: Advance. Advance and attack! Attack and destroy! Destroy
IAN: You heard what the gentleman said. Let's go!
(DALEKS [OC]: Attack! Attack! Destroy!
Episode Six- The
Planet of Decision
(They all get into the area with the mechonoid and
the cave wall closes.)
VICKI: We're going up.
BARBARA: Yeah, it's a lift.
DOCTOR: Yes, you got us out of a nasty situation there. I supposed
you'd like to know who we are and why we're here?
IAN: You're not getting through to him, Doctor, you're not getting
BARBARA: Doctor, ask him where he's taking us.
IAN: He's taking us up to the city, obviously.
DALEK 1: They have escaped.
DALEK 2: Not possible. Perceptor readings indicated they were here.
DALEK 1: Subject walls to seismic detector tests.
(Dalek 2 holds out the device)
DALEK 1: It is required that we penetrate this wall. Section four will
return to the time craft for the electrode unit.
DALEKS: We obey.
(The top of the mechonoid opens and an antenna
briefly pops out)
IAN: We must have arrived.
(The mechonoid leads the way out of the lift)
MECHONOID: Stop. Follow. follow.
VICKI: Look at it!
DOCTOR: If's fantastic!
BARBARA: I've never seen anything like it. It's huge!
(The mechonoid leads the way across a cantilevered walkway)
(They meet a second mechonoid, and there is some
electronic conversation before it leaves)
MECHONOID: English. Enter. Enter. Zero. Stop.
IAN: Enter, enter, zero, stop? What does he mean?
BARBARA: It means enter, enter, zero, stop.
VICKI: (imitates the mechonoid) Tttthhhaaannnk yyyooouuu!
(The door slides shut behind them)
BARBARA: What an extraordinary looking thing.
(Ropes, and a set of stairs)
IAN: Ha, looks like a monkey's perch.
(They bounce on the bed or couch)
VICKI: Oh, not bad, eh?
DOCTOR: Yes, well I don't like it.
VICKI: Why not? It's clean, it's comfortable, the robots seem quite
DOCTOR: Yes, yes, robot's. But haven't you noticed something very
singular about this place?
VICKI: Like what?
DOCTOR: We've only seen robots. No animal life, human or otherwise.?
IAN: That's very true, Doctor.
(A bearded man comes down the stairs. It's Peter Purves, not playing a
comic Alabama hayseed this time.)
STEVEN: Stay where you are! You real?
IAN: Who are you?
STEVEN: You are real. From Earth?
IAN: Yes. Who are you?
STEVEN: From Earth, that couldn't have happened! I worked out the odds.
Two thousand to one against. Hey, I supposed they realised I was on my
way back when. Well, who won the wars? Look, I'm Steven Taylor. Flight
DOCTOR: Well, we've learned something. His name.
BARBARA: Yes, Steven Taylor.
STEVEN: Say that again.
BARBARA: Steven Taylor?
STEVEN: Steven Taylor.
(He throws a small toy panda to Barbara.) STEVEN: That's my mascot,
BARBARA: Oh! Hi, Fi, I'm Barbara.
VICKI: I'm Vicki.
IAN: Ian Chesterton.
STEVEN: Ian Chesterton.
IAN: This is the Doctor.
DOCTOR: Well, I'm glad to know you, Steven Taylor.
STEVEN: Well, this is great! I mean, it's ridiculous. I'm lost for
words. I thought if ever I met anyone again, I wouldn't stop talking
for a week!
DOCTOR: Yes, well, you haven't. How long have you been here?
STEVEN: As far as I can make out, about two years.
VICKI: Two years? Alone?
STEVEN: Well, yes. Apart from those fungus things.
DOCTOR: You mean there's no other human beings here on this planet?
STEVEN: No, nothing except the Mechanoids.
BARBARA: Where do they come from, do you know?
STEVEN: You don't know? But this is Mechanus.
STEVEN: Look, about fifty years ago Earth decided to colonise this
planet. Well, it landed a rocket full of robots programmed to clear
landing sites, get everything ready for the first immigrants.
VICKI: And they didn't arrive?
STEVEN: No. See, Earth got involved in interplanetary wars. I suppose
this place was forgotten.
IAN: Fifty years ago? But surely these robots'd be worn out by now.
They'd have run down.
DOCTOR: No, no, no, no, they're programmed to do their own repairs.
BARBARA: But if you're waiting for people from Earth, well, why not us?
VICKI: Yes, we could be the immigrants.
STEVEN: You've got to know their code. I've been spending two years
trying to break it. Two years. I crashed, you see, out there in the
jungle and wandered around for days trying to avoid those fungus
things. Of course then the Mechanoids captured me.
BARBARA: Captured? Do you mean you're a prisoner.
STEVEN: Well do you think I'd stay here otherwise? I'm just like you.
We're all prisoners. Help yourself to a piece of eternity.
IAN: Now, just a minute! There are five of us now. Surely we can do
something? We can fight our way out.
STEVEN: Look, at the first sign of violence towards them, the
(Louvres are opened.)
STEVEN: Now what's this? What are they playing at?
DOCTOR: Yes, I see. We're being held here as specimens.
VICKI: What, like something in a zoo?
STEVEN: Yes, Vicki. Exactly like a zoo. Only we're the specimens that
are on display. Aren't we, my fat little darlings?!
DALEK 1: Electrode unit ready.
DALEK 2: Operate. Increase power. Conveyor descending.
DALEK 1: By taking the humans, the Mechons have forced us to take
action against them. We invade.
DALEK 3: Skaro reports they have many powerful weapons. We may sustain
DALEK 1: The orders of the Dalek Supreme will be obeyed! The humans
will be destroyed! The Mechons will not be permitted to stand in our
way! We attack! We attack!
DALEKS: Attack! Attack! Attack! Attack! Attack! Attack! Attack!
(The Daleks get into the lift)
BARBARA: Oh, go away! Leave us alone, can't you?
(The louvres shut)
MECHONOID: Threat. Stop.
STEVEN: There's only one thing to do to keep
yourself sane, that's to make things. I built this.
BARBARA: Did you?
STEVEN: All my own work.
BARBARA: Where does it lead?
STEVEN: Up to the roof.
IAN: The roof? Well, why don't we get out that way?
STEVEN: Look, don't think I haven't thought about it myself, but that
roof's fifteen hundred feet above ground level.
BARBARA: We've got to get out.
STEVEN: Yes, that's what I thought at first. You'll soon find out
you're better off here than out there in the jungle.
IAN: We don't give up so easily. We're going to get out of here. The
first thing we're going to do is, I'm going to have a look up here.
STEVEN: Look, I'm with you, of course, but what happens when we get
down to the ground?
DOCTOR: We make our way back to my spaceship.
STEVEN: Your spaceship? Is it serviceable?
DOCTOR: I certainly hope so.
STEVEN: But I thought. You see, I assumed you'd crashed.
IAN: You coming, Doctor?
DOCTOR: Yes, I'm coming, dear boy, I'm coming. Oh, tell me, young man.
What happens if these Mechanoids see us up there?
STEVEN: There aren't any. We're allowed to go up here anytime for
light, exercise. There are no guards.
DOCTOR: Good, good!
STEVEN: Go on, I'll show you.
STEVEN: See? I told you, no guards. I'll go and
tell the girls.
DOCTOR: Yes, wait a minute, dear boy.
(Ian is standing right on the edge)
DOCTOR: Chesterton, be careful!
IAN: Yes, I see why the Mechanoids don't mind us coming up here.
There are coils of thick cable.)
IAN: Doctor, what do you make of this?
DOCTOR: Oh, it's some power aerial, I suppose.
IAN: Doctor, I've got it. We can get down to the ground with this.
DOCTOR: Yes, yes, if we can break it.
IAN: Well, there's a junction box over here. A few good pulls, this'd
come away. Come on, let's get the others.
DOCTOR: Yes, come along, come along!
BARBARA: Well? Any chance?
IAN: Yes, but it's going to be dangerous.
STEVEN: What, do you mean the cable?
IAN: Yeah, do you think there's enough?
STEVEN: Maybe. I thought of trying it myself once, but I couldn't have
managed it on my own.
BARBARA: Hey, wait a minute. Where's this leading us?
IAN: Down to the ground.
BARBARA: We climb down fifteen hundred feet of cable?
VICKI: I'm not very good on heights.
DOCTOR: Yes, it sounds rather risky.
BARBARA: I agree.
STEVEN: The cable's strong. It wouldn't break.
IAN: I think it's the only chance we've got.
BARBARA: Well, I don't like it.
[Outside the room]
DALEK 2: Where are the space travellers?
IAN: Well, that settles it.
DOCTOR: Go on, go on.
IAN: On the roof, quick!
DOCTOR: Go on! Now, I think we'll leave them something to remember us
(He switches on his device, grabs his walking stick and goes up the
[Outside the room]
DALEK 2: You will be annihilated!
(The Mechonoid is shot, and rolls away)
DALEK 4: Dispatch a section to the roof area.
DALEK 2: I obey.
(Bang! goes the Doctor's device.)
DALEK 4: Am exterminated! Am exterminated! Argh!
(A Mechonoid grabs the other Dalek in it's curved arms)
DALEK 2: Totally immobilised.
MECHONOID: Trapped. Trapped.
(The adults pull the cable from the fuse box)
IAN: I think we've fused it.
DOCTOR: Never mind about that. Let's get on with this. Come along.
Quickly! Get that. Come on.
STEVEN: That's all right. There's plenty of it.
(Vicki is looking down on the trees, and wobbling.)
BARBARA: (grabbing her. Vicki! Vicki, come and help us.
STEVEN: We're going to have to lower her.
IAN: Vicki Vicki, listen to me. We'll tie the cable round you and lower
you to the ground.
IAN: You'll be quite safe.
VICKI: No! I can't.
DOCTOR: Vicki, my dear, I'm going to blindfold you. You won't be able
to see a thing. You'll be quite safe. Now come along.
VICKI: I can't. No!
DOCTOR: Now come along, child. Pull your self together
VICKI: Don't! No!
DOCTOR: Vicki, come along, come along!
IAN: Quick, lift up your arms.
(He puts the loop of cable around her.)
VICKI: No. No.
IAN: Now hold onto this, Vicki.
VICKI: No I can't.
IAN: There, that's it.
VICKI: Please! I can't!
IAN: It's all right.
VICKI: Please let me out.
BARBARA: I know you'll be safe. All right?
VICKI: No, please, let me stay.
BARBARA: Look, let go.
DOCTOR: Come along
VICKI: No no no!
BARBARA: Hold on to this.
VICKI: No! No!
(They lower Vicki over the edge.)
DOCTOR: Good gracious! The place is on fire!
STEVEN: But, Hi-fi! I've got to get the mascot!
DOCTOR: No, Steven!
IAN: Steven, what are you doing?!
(Barbara is almost pulled over the edge. The Doctor and Ian grab her
legs.) IAN: Get hold of her! What are you doing!
DOCTOR: Come back!
(Steven dodges a Dalek in the smoke.)
MECHONOID: Follow Mechonoid. Attack. System.
DALEK 1: To defy Daleks is death!
DALEK 2: We await commands!
DALEK 3: The operation will proceed at once.
MECHONOID: Defend. Threat.
DALEK 1: They must be destroyed.
MECHONOID: Escalate output.
DALEK 1: Exterminate them! Exterminate!
MECHONOID: Attack here.
DALEK 1: Annihilate!
(The Mechonoid's flame thrower is no match for the Daleks, and it goes
BOOM. More Mechonoids arrive to grab Daleks and pin them in whilst the
smoke gets thicker. Machine versus machine and the Mechanoids are
BARBARA: Vicki. Vicki, are you all right?
VICKI: Yes. Yes, thanks. How about the others?
BARBARA: They're fine. Now, Vicki, remember the Doctor's device? Well
it worked! The city's on fire. Look, you can see!
DOCTOR: Vicki, my child, are you all right?
VICKI: Yes, I'm fine.
DOCTOR: Come along, let's get back to the Tardis.
VICKI: What about Steven? Where is he?
BARBARA: Steven went back to the city.
VICKI: What for?
DOCTOR: We don't know, my child, and his chances of survival in this
furnace are utterly
IAN: Quick! That cable's on fire and the whole buildings collapsing!
VICKI: No, we can't!
[Outside the Dalek Time machine]
IAN [OC]: Halt! You will be exterminated!
(Ian comes out, holding his nose.)
BARBARA: Oh, Ian!
IAN: Doctor, it's empty. You've done it again! You've beaten them!
DOCTOR: My dear boy, I could kiss you!
BARBARA: Don't waste it on him, kiss me instead!
DOCTOR: Oh, I'd be delighted! You know, this must be an extremely
advanced machine. Wherever we went, it followed us with such great
precision and accuracy. You could travel anywhere in it.
VICKI: It's huge inside, you know, just like the Tardis.
DOCTOR: Of course, my dear, I'd forgotten. You've taken a trip in it.
VICKI: Shall I show you round?
DOCTOR: My dear, I shall be delighted.
IAN: After you!
(The Doctor and Vicki go inside.)
BARBARA: Ian, do you realise we could get home?
IAN: Home? Yes. Do you want to?
BARBARA: Yes. I never realised it before.
IAN: Neither did I. We may never get another chance.
BARBARA: Do you think we could work it?
IAN: Well, would the Doctor take us?
BARBARA: Let's ask him.
(Clutching Hi-Fi, Steven nearly gets caught by a fungoid.)
DOCTOR [OC]: I don't want to know! I want none of
this! I've never heard such nonsense in my life! You'll end up as a
couple of burnt cinders, flying around in space. You idiots! You are
BARBARA: We are not idiots! We want to go home!
IAN: Yes, home! I want to sit in a pub and drink a pint of beer again.
I want to walk in a park and watch a cricket match. Above all, I want
to belong somewhere, do something, instead of this aimless drifting
around in space.
DOCTOR: Aimless? I've tried for two years to get you both home!
IAN: Well, you haven't been very successful, have you?
DOCTOR: How dare you, young man. How dare you, sir! I didn't even
invite you into the ship in the first place. You both thrust yourselves
BARBARA: Oh, Doctor, stop it!
DOCTOR: Oh, for heavens sake, I've never heard such nonsense.
BARBARA: Look, I know we thrust ourselves upon you, but we've through a
great deal together since then. And all we've been through will remain
with us always. It'll probably be the most exciting part of my life.
Look, Doctor, we're different people, and now we have a chance to go
home. We want to take that chance. Will you help us work that machine?
DOCTOR: No! No! I will not aid and abet suicide.
IAN: Oh, he's as stubborn as a mule.
VICKI: Doctor? Doctor, you've got to let them go if they want to. They
want to be back in their own time.
DOCTOR: Don't you want to go with them, child?
VICKI: What for? What would I want to be back in their time for? I want
to be with you. Doctor, you've got to help them.
DOCTOR: Don't you realise, child, the enormous risks?
VICKI: But it's up to them.
DOCTOR: Do you both realise the enormous risks?
IAN: We do. We still want to go.
BARBARA: Please, Doctor.
DOCTOR: Very well, follow me. But you must follow my instructions
implicitly, understood? Implicitly! You will both have about a
fifty-fifty chance. Follow me, come along.
(Later, Vicki and the Doctor come out, and the Dalek machine
(Ian comes out of a garage near a tube station.
The car tax disc expiry date is December 1965)
IAN: Barbara, we made it.
BARBARA: I don't believe it!
IAN: London 1965!
BARBARA: Hey, we're two years out.
IAN: Oh, what's two years amongst friends? We're home! I'll just go and
press that button.
(He goes inside and something starts beeping)
IAN: Well, that's put paid to the Dalek's time travelling for a while.
BARBARA: It'll give the Doctor a breather anyway.
IAN: Yes. I wonder where he is right now?
BARBARA: Hey, Doctor, wherever you are.
IAN: Shh! There's someone coming.
BARBARA: Goodbye, Doctor! Thanks for the ride!
IAN: It was fun Doctor! Goodbye!
(A series of stills to show our two explorers getting reacquainted with
the Capital - Trafalgar Square and the pigeons, the Embankment, a blue
Police Box, Regent Street)
BARBARA: Oh, I enjoyed that.
IAN: Yes, so did I.
CONDUCTOR [OC]: Fares please.
IAN: Oh, it's great to be back. Nothing seems to have changed.
BARBARA: Oh, you wait till we get back to Coal Hill. Hey!
CONDUCTOR [OC]: Any more fares please?
BARBARA: How are we going to explain our absence?
IAN: Yeah, that's a point, isn't it? We'll have to think of something.
It had better be good, eh?
CONDUCTOR: Fares please.
IAN: Oh, er, two three's, please.
CONDUCTOR: Two three's? You must be joking. Where've you been? On the
IAN: Er, no, but you're getting warm.
(On the Visualiser, Ian and Barbara burst into
VICKI: Doctor, they made it! They made it!
DOCTOR: I shall miss them. Yes, I shall miss them, silly old fusspots.
Come along, my dear, it's time we were off.
Episode - The Watcher