note - this story exists in audio only.
(The Doctor has regenerated after his ordeal with
the Cybermen and energy-draining Mondas. Ben and Polly watched him
change into a younger person.)
POLLY: His face, his hair, look at it.
BEN: He's breathing, and the Tardis seems to be normal.
POLLY: Ben, what are we going to do? We can't just leave the Doctor
BEN: What, him? The Doctor?
POLLY: Well, that's who came through the doors. There was no one else
outside. Ben, do you remember what he said in the tracking room?
Something about 'This old body of mine is wearing a bit thin.'
BEN: So he gets himself a new one?
POLLY: Well, yes.
BEN: Oh, do me a favour.
POLLY: Then whatever happened, happened in here.
BEN: But it's impossible.
POLLY: Not so long ago we'd have been saying that about a lot of
(The man on the floor moans and opens his eyes. As he struggles to sit
up, a searing pain nearly cripples him. Clutching his head, he stares
wildly at Ben and Polly, his vision blurred. We hear the thumping of
his headache, or is it heartbeat?)
DOCTOR: Stop. Stop. Concentrate on one thing. One thing.
(The man turns his attention to the Tardis console, focusing on the
controls. The thumping becomes slower and softer. At last his vision
clears. The man removes his hands from his face and looks around him,
his features brightening in relief.)
DOCTOR: It's over. (chuckles) It's over.
(The man scrambles to his feet, wobbling unsteadily. Ben and Polly
watch but make no attempt to help as he circles the Tardis console as
reacquainting himself with the controls. His clothes hang off his
slight frame, much too big, and he struggles to unfasten the heavy
cloak that threatens to trip him up. As he does so, an ornate ring
drops to the floor.)
(As the Tardis engine springs to life and dematerialises, the man
raises his hands to his face once more, feeling his features as if they
belonged to a stranger. Polly moves to pick up the fallen ring, eyeing
the newcomer with open curiosity and a little unease. The little man
makes his way over to a storage chest, his stiff-legged gait reminding
Polly of a small child learning to walk. He trips, but recovers
DOCTOR: The muscles are still a bit tight.
BEN: What are we going to do?
POLLY: It is the Doctor. I know it is. I think.
BEN: It's not only his face that's changed. He doesn't even act like
(The stranger is rummaging through the contents of the chest.)
BEN: Come on, it's time we sorted this out. Now look here!
DOCTOR: Hold that.
(He hands Ben a mirror.)
DOCTOR: Tilt it.
(The man gazes intently at his reflection. The face in the mirror has a
mop of black hair and dark green eyes. Momentarily the image blurs and
changes to that of an older, white-haired man before changing back
again. Apparently satisfied, the man turns his attention back to the
BEN: Have you done with this?
DOCTOR: Put it down. Put it down.
BEN: Now what's the game?
(The man turns, cheerfully brandishing an ornamental dagger.)
DOCTOR: Ah! The Crusades, from Saladin. The Doctor was a great
collector, wasn't he?
POLLY: But you're the Doctor.
DOCTOR: Oh, I don't look like him.
BEN: Who are we?
DOCTOR: Don't you know?
(The man rummages further and pulls out a piece of dull silver metal.
His look of mischief fades as the object triggers a very clear memory.)
(The man stuffs the metal into his pocket. His concern turns to delight
as he unearths a magnifying glass. He begins a careful study of his
DOCTOR: Ah. Very good. Nails need growing.
(Ben takes the Doctor's ring from Polly.)
BEN: Now look, the Doctor always wore this. So if you're him, it should
fit now, shouldn't it?
(And slips it on the man's finger. It's far too big.)
BEN: There. That settles it.
DOCTOR: I'd like to see a butterfly fit into a chrysalis case after
it's spread its wings.
POLLY: Then you did change!
DOCTOR: Life depends on change and renewal.
BEN: Oh, so that's it. You've been renewed, have you?
DOCTOR: I've been renewed, have I? That's it. I've been renewed. It's
part of the Tardis. Without it, I couldn't survive. Come here.
(Unexpectedly, the man rounds on Polly.)
DOCTOR: Come here.
(Still rather nervous of this strange interloper, Polly steps closer.)
DOCTOR: The Doctor kept a diary, didn't he?
DOCTOR: I thought so. I wonder where. I wonder where.
(Ben and Polly watch as the man resumes his search of the chest.)
POLLY: He's a very different Doctor, Ben.
BEN: Yeah, maybe. Just where do we stand, though?
(The man has found something else in the chest. A descant recorder. He
removes it with great care and stands flexing his fingers over the
holes. His expression is one of pure child-like joy, and convinces
Polly that it's time for her to trust her instincts about the man's
identity. He plays a little tune and dances a jig, stopping when he
spots the missing diary.)
(Tucking the recorder into his jacket, the Doctor begins to read.)
POLLY: Doctor, what's going to happen to us?
DOCTOR: I think. I think we must have landed for sometime. I think it's
time we went for a stroll.
(The Doctor grabs a stove-pipe hat from the chest. Engrossed in his
reading, he moves to the console and opens the Tardis doors.)
POLLY: But you don't know where we've landed!
BEN: No, you haven't checked the oxygen or the temperature or anything!
DOCTOR: (still reading the diary) Oxygen density 172, radiation nil,
temperature 86. Strong suggestion of mercury deposits. Satisfied, Ben?
Now, are you two coming or are you not?
POLLY: He does know us. He said Ben. Didn't you hear him?
BEN: Yeah, I heard. But he might just have been copying you though,
(The Tardis has landed in a misty swamp. The ground
is rocky and pitted with small bubbling pools which occasionally spray
a fine silver mist into the air. The Doctor wanders away, still
fascinated by the contents of the diary. Strolling directly towards a
small pool of mercury, he is apparently oblivious to any danger, yet
manages to successfully circumnavigate the obstacle without once
looking up from his reading. Suddenly realising what he's done, he
stops and looks back, delighted at having outwitted the obstruction and
laughs. But then he looks down and sloshes out of the watery puddle in
which he is now standing.)
DOCTOR: Are you coming, you two?
(The Doctor continues on his way. After a short distance he stops once
more. A boulder blocks his path. Pulling a tape measure from his
pocket, he takes some extensive measurements of the rock, and scribbles
some calculations on an empty page of the diary. The Doctor glances
round him. The boulder stands in a clearing and he could easily walk
round it, but a look of mischief crosses his face. Backing up a few
steps, the Doctor looks down at his legs, flexing his knees.)
DOCTOR: Time I put you through some tests, I think.
(Breaking into a run, the Doctor successfully leap-frogs the boulder.)
(A newcomer has entered the clearing.)
EXAMINER: Hello? Is there anyone there? Hello? Hello? Why don't they
come? (sees the Doctor) Ah, so you've come at last. I'm from Earth. I'm
(There's a gun shot. The man crumples to the ground. Horrified, the
Doctor's about to dive for cover then pauses and, keeping low,
approaches the fallen figure. He rolls the man over, and sees that he
is dead. Searching for some kind of identification, the Doctor finds a
large round badge. Automatically reaching into his top pocket he pulls
out a pair of wire-rimmed spectacles and puts them on. He squints at
the badge and moves it backwards and forwards, trying to focus on it,
yet all he can see is a misty blur. He removes the spectacles and tries
again. This time the text is clear.)
DOCTOR: Earth Examiner. Accord every access. Vulcan.
(Behind the Doctor, a figure looms out of the mist, wearing an
all-concealing white suit and goggles. The figure trains a pistol on
the Doctor's back.)
BEN: Doctor, where are you?
(The Doctor turns. The figure dodges out of sight. Close to the Tardis,
Ben and Polly are exploring the swamp.)
BEN: Phwoar, ain't it hot.
POLLY: Do you think the air's like this everywhere?
BEN: Nah, might be just around here. Don't want too many lungfuls of
it, I know that. Here, when I was a kid, we used to live opposite a
brewery. You could take a walk and get tipsy all in one go.
POLLY: It's beautiful.
BEN: No, don't touch it, Polly.
POLLY: I wasn't going to.
BEN: No, it's quicksilver. It gets through the pores. Where is the
Doctor, or whatever he is, got to?
(As Ben moves away, a cloud of mercury vapour catches Polly full in the
face. She coughs.)
BEN: What's the matter? Hey, Polly! Hey, Doctor, wherever you are.
Quick, there's something happening to Polly!
(The Doctor heads back to the Tardis at a run.)
BEN: Quick! Over this way!
(Pistol raised as a bludgeon, the suited figure steps out behind the
Doctor and knocks him down. The Doctor grabs at the figure briefly
before sinking to the ground, unconscious. Working quickly, the
stranger presses something into the Doctor's palm then drags the
Examiner's body away. The Doctor is left sprawled on the ground, a
button clutched in his outstretched hand.)
(Meanwhile, Ben is trying to drag the unconscious Polly to safety.
Another cloud of mercury vapour rises from the pool.)
(The last thing Ben sees before he passes out, is a white suited figure
holding a pistol approaching fast.)
(Some time later, a young man in a white survival suit, goggles pushed
up over his head, is kneeling besides the seemingly
unconscious Doctor. Another older man, similarly attired, approaches.)
BRAGEN: Ah, Quinn, there you are. What have you got there? My people
have found two more of them by one of the pools.
QUINN: This one's got a nasty bruise on the back of his head. Fallen
over his feet and knocked himself out, I suppose.
BRAGEN: I suppose so.
QUINN: Why don't they use the kit we send them?
BRAGEN: Yes. The other two have had a rather bad dose of fumes. The
girl has, anyway.
BRAGEN: Yes, but she'll recover.
(Ben and Polly are helped into the clearing by two guards.)
QUINN: These comic opera guards of yours do have some uses after all.
BRAGEN: I pick them for their physical fitness.
QUINN: I thought it wasn't for their IQ. Give me a hand with the
Examiner, will you.
BRAGEN: I wonder why Earth has chosen to send an Examiner to Vulcan?
Just now, I mean.
QUINN: I don't know.
BRAGEN: It's a mystery, isn't it? He isn't due for another two years.
(Ben is recovering.)
QUINN: How do you feel?
BEN: (cough) Urgh.
QUINN: We saw your rocket overshoot the landing area.
QUINN: Don't worry. Most of the ships from Earth do over-shoot. I'm
Quinn, Deputy Governor.
BRAGEN: Bragen, Head of Security.
QUINN: Let's get them all back, shall we? I'll take the girl.
BRAGEN: Here, you two, help carry the Examiner.
(The guards lift the Doctor between them.)
BRAGEN: I suppose you Earth people can't wait to examine Lesterson's
(Ben is startled as the Doctor winks slyly at him.)
(Lesterson is polishing an oddly shaped piece of
metal. A huge space capsule dominates one side of the room. Lesterson's
assistant, Janley, joins him.)
JANLEY: (a woman) Lesterson.
LESTERSON: Look at this.
JANLEY: They've just brought in an Examiner from Earth, and a couple of
LESTERSON: An Examiner? What's he here for?
JANLEY: I thought you'd know.
LESTERSON: It's the capsule, it must be. Well, they can't stop me
working on it, I'll tell you that.
JANLEY: Could anyone?
LESTERSON: The Governor's always been difficult about it. But surely
they wouldn't send somebody all the way from Earth just
JANLEY: Look, what about the meeting?
JANLEY: Yes. I've arranged everything. Can we still use the old rocket
LESTERSON: Yes, I suppose so. But I do wish you wouldn't get mixed up
with these pressure groups, Janley.
JANLEY: Well, somebody has to do something. The colony's running down
and you know it.
LESTERSON: I'm too busy.
JANLEY: But if we ran things, you'd have better facilities, more money.
I wish you'd take an interest.
LESTERSON: Now look, I don't mind letting you have the use of one of my
rooms now and again, Janley, but don't try to involve me. This is what
I find important. Two hundred years in a mercury swamp and this piece
of metal that dropped from it? Look, a couple of minutes polishing and
it's as good as new.
LESTERSON: Rain, damp, heat, mercury. Nothing touches this metal. No
corrosion, Janley. Think of that.
JANLEY: Well, I hope the Examiner lets you go on with your experiment.
Frankly, I doubt it. I think the Governor's brought the Examiner here
to stop you opening the capsule. You should join our group, Lesterson.
You might need us one day.
(Fully recovered, the Doctor, Ben and Polly have
been left to make themselves comfortable. The Doctor is plays on his
BEN: So the murdered man was the real Examiner?
(Nodding, the Doctor blows a pair of notes.)
BEN: Well, did you see who did it?
(Top note screech.)
POLLY: The Doctor got this button though.
BEN: I think it's pretty dull around here. I don't know why we don't
just go back to the Tardis.
POLLY: Doctor, are you going to let them think you're the real
(Two notes repeated.)
POLLY: Won't that be dangerous?
(Two notes again.)
BEN: Look, why don't you stop blowing that thing and talk to us
BEN: Now don't you start. It's bad enough with him.
POLLY: Well, he hasn't done anything.
BEN: No, that's just the trouble.
(Ben snatches the recorder away.)
BEN: He knows what happened back at the Tardis, yet will he tell us?
Will he come out and say? Will he admit to being the Doctor?
(Ben blows angrily into the recorder. There is a knock on the door.)
BEN: Come in!
(Two guards in peaked caps and dark uniforms enter, with Bragen and a
large bearded man in his late fifties.)
HENSELL: I am Hensell, the Governor. I trust you're all feeling much
BEN: I've felt worse, Governor. The Governor.
HENSELL: If Earth had seen fit to warn us you were coming, we might
possibly have been able to guide you down to the landing area.
DOCTOR: If Earth didn't warn you we were coming, Governor, they must
have had a very good reason. I wonder what it was?
HENSELL: Now look here, I run this Colony. I'm entitled to know why you
have come to Vulcan. What is your brief?
DOCTOR: I am the Examiner.
HENSELL: Why are you here?
DOCTOR: To examine. And I intend to start my examination at once.
(The Doctor darts forward and begins to examine Bragen's tunic.)
HENSELL: Someone's leaked reports about these Rebel groups. That's it,
DOCTOR: Your turn now, Governor.
(The Doctor turns his attention to Hensell's clothing.)
BRAGEN: There is Lesterson's capsule.
HENSELL: Internal affairs are my business, Bragen. Please don't
DOCTOR: Please go on.
HENSELL: The capsule. It was found in a mercury swamp. It must have
been here for centuries.
DOCTOR: Interesting. Continue.
HENSELL: For centuries before the Earth colony arrived. I felt it might
be dangerous. It might contain bacteria.
DOCTOR: I shall examine the capsule later. You may leave us.
HENSELL: I shall look forward to your report. Bragen, see that the
Examiner and his party get some proper clothes, will you?
(Hensell, Bragen, and the guards leave.)
DOCTOR: We are wearing proper clothes.
(The Doctor starts playing again.)
BEN: Oh, how did he get that thing back again. That was a bit of a
cheek, wasn't it, seeing if the Governor was the guy you got the button
POLLY: Doctor? When he was talking to you, you were staring at the
DOCTOR: Yes, very rude of me, wasn't it. Terrible manners. To tell you
the truth, I was studying his reaction, seeing if he agreed with the
BEN: Did he?
DOCTOR: Must have a look at that capsule.
BEN: Now, you want to watch you don't take this Examiner stuff a bit
DOCTOR: Our answers must come from that mercury swamp.
BEN: 'Cause at least one bloke ain't going to be fooled.
DOCTOR: When Bragen found us, he definitely said space capsule.
BEN: Look, you're not going to fool the guy that did the real Examiner
(A little later Bragen, accompanied by a guard, is
posting a notice on a board. Quinn approaches.)
QUINN: Bragen! What's all this nonsense about having to have a pass to
see the Examiner?
BRAGEN: It's the Governor's idea.
QUINN: Surely it doesn't apply to me?
BRAGEN: It's not my order, Quinn. I expect the Governor wants to keep
people away from him.
QUINN: It sounded like one of your red-tape ideas.
BRAGEN: It had nothing to do with me.
(Quinn strides away, practically colliding with Janley.)
QUINN: Sorry, Janley.
JANLEY: My fault.
QUINN: Are you all right?
JANLEY: Yes. Lesterson's just cleared me out of his lab. Is the
Examiner going to let him open the capsule?
QUINN: I don't know. I'm on my way there now, if I can push past
Bragen's army of
(Later that evening, the Doctor takes Ben and Polly
to see the space capsule. The Doctor spots the piece of metal that
Lesterson was polishing earlier. He picks it up and examines it,
DOCTOR: Where did you get this?
LESTERSON: It dropped from the capsule.
LESTERSON: Yes, when it was being hauled into the laboratory. But, you
can see, this metal could revolutionise space travel. That's why I'm
insisting that we open it. Well, who knows what other marvels there may
HENSELL: But Lesterson, I didn't think you could open it.
LESTERSON: Well, I have a theory. I'm convinced that the opening
mechanism on the other side is either here, or here.
(While Lesterson is occupied, the Doctor pulls out the piece of metal
he found in the Tardis and compares the two. They are identical.)
LESTERSON: Now, my theory is that I can insert a laser ray in this
ridge here. The ray spreads, fuses the opening device and gets us in.
HENSELL: Examiner, I shall have to make it your responsibility.
DOCTOR: A laser. Why not? It shouldn't be too difficult.
(The laser fires at the first spot. Nothing happens.)
LESTERSON: Well, we'll try the other side.
(Lesterson refocuses the laser. A mechanism engages and the hatchway
slides open. The Doctor and Lesterson step into the capsule.
(A small brightly lit chamber. The Doctor studies
the far wall. Everyone else crowds in.)
LESTERSON: Hmm. It's a bit disappointing.
DOCTOR: Not really. This is just an entry bay, isn't it.
LESTERSON: Yes, I suppose so.
HENSELL: Well, this doesn't get us very far, does it?
LESTERSON: Getting into the rest of the capsule will take time,
BEN: Well, can't you use that torch thing again? That must be an
LESTERSON: I should have to measure it up and find out where the lock
DOCTOR: I think we'll leave if for tonight.
HENSELL: Leave it for tonight? But what did we come here for?
DOCTOR: That is my decision, Governor.
HENSELL: But good heavens above, man.
DOCTOR: A hundred years you say this has been buried?
LESTERSON: Oh, at least. Now, there must be something in the inner
compartment. We shall be able to find out where it came from
DOCTOR: It didn't come from this planet Vulcan.
LESTERSON: Oh no, no, no. The metal is quite alien.
DOCTOR: Alien, yes. Very alien. Goodnight.
(The Doctor leaves the laboratory.)
BEN: What's he up to now?
POLLY: Ben, we're not going to let him out of our sight.
(Ben and Polly follow the Doctor from the lab.)
HENSELL: Well, Lesterson, you got your way. Was it
worth sending for this Examiner? This idiotic Examiner?
LESTERSON: I didn't send for him. I thought you did.
QUINN: Why don't you let me talk to the Examiner, Hensell. I can find
out what's he's here for.
HENSELL: No, no, no, no. You keep away from him. We'll leave him to
work with Lesterson here. We've all got enough to do without having to
worry about some amateur critic from Earth interfering.
QUINN: But with five minutes
HENSELL: You heard what I said, Quinn. You won't mind keeping the
Examiner busy, Lesterson? I don't mind what you do with him so long as
you keep his nose out of our business.
LESTERSON: Yes. All right.
HENSELL: All right. Well, we shall talk about it tomorrow.
(Once he's alone, Lesterson returns to his workbench where he quickly
realises that his metal sample has disappeared.)
(Later that night.)
BEN: (waking) What?
POLLY: Shh! He's in the corridor.
BEN: Who is?
POLLY: The Doctor, you clod. Come on, quick!
POLLY: He's going towards Lesterson's lab.
BEN: Of course. To the space capsule.
POLLY: Come on.
(The Doctor steps into the deserted laboratory,
which is eerily illuminated by the light glowing from the interior of
the capsule. At the capsule entrance, he dips into his pockets and
takes out the two pieces of metal. Ben and Polly appear in the doorway
of the lab just in time to see the Doctor disappear into the capsule.)
(The Doctor crosses to the far wall and inserts one
of the pieces of metal into a narrow opening. An inner door slides
open, revealing a second compartment. The Doctor edges forward, peering
into the gloom. Two shapes are silhouetted against the dull metal glow.
Familiar, giant pepperpot shapes.)
DOCTOR: Polly, Ben, come in and meet the Daleks.
DOCTOR: The Daleks.
(As Polly approaches, a sucker arm drops.)
POLLY: You could have opened this before.
DOCTOR: These two pieces of metal are identical. The Doctor got one of
them from the Daleks himself.
BEN: Why do you keep saying the Doctor if you mean you?
DOCTOR: I knew I should find them here. I knew it.
BEN: Ah, they look harmless. Not very lively.
POLLY: What do you think? Two hundred years in a swamp and you wouldn't
look very lively either. Nothing could live through that, could it?
DOCTOR: Nothing human, no.
POLLY: Doctor, look.
BEN: What's the matter?
(The Doctor kneels to examine the marks on the dusty floor.)
DOCTOR: There were three Daleks in here! What's happened to the other
(Ben catches sight of something moving in the corner behind the
(Polly screams. The Doctor spins around. A clawed mutant scuttles from
the shadows across the floor.)
DOCTOR: A light. A torch, outside.
BEN: Did you see it?
DOCTOR: Quickly, Ben, quickly!
POLLY: What was it?
(Ben runs out into the laboratory to look for the torch. He soon finds
a lamp with a long lead and drags it back into the capsule, unaware
that he's being watched by Resno, one of Lesterson's assistants. The
Doctor takes the lamp and begins checking every corner of the
POLLY: Can you answer me?
BEN: It was a sort of disembodied hand. A sort of claw. It was
(The Doctor searches for a while but doesn't find anything.)
DOCTOR: No. No, there's nothing.
BEN: You were right. There were three Daleks.
POLLY: Don't you know what it was? If there were three, who moved it?
BEN: Don't ask me. Lesterson?
POLLY: But he hadn't opened the capsule.
BEN: No, he said he hadn't opened it. Lets get our facts straight.
DOCTOR: Ah ha. Excellent! Good thinking, good thinking.
BEN: Well, does that mean you think he's been
DOCTOR: Perhaps he's been experimenting on the Daleks? Ah.
POLLY: But, but they're things. I, I mean they're dead. They must be!
DOCTOR: This light is dead. Now the watch.
(The Doctor flicks the torch on and off.)
BEN: Do you mean these things just need power?
DOCTOR: Now, Lesterson's fanatic. The Governor's jealous of his own
position. What does that suggest to you? Don't know. Haven't thought
about it. But all is not well with this colony. Add to that one Dalek.
BEN: Oh, blimey, you don't half make mountains, don't you? One Dalek?
DOCTOR: Yes! All that is needed to wipe out this entire colony.
QUINN: Examiner? Examiner?
QUINN: Bragen, don't you ever knock before you enter a room?
BRAGEN: I'm sorry if I disturbed you. I was expecting to find the
Examiner here, not you, Quinn.
QUINN: Well, he's not here. You'll probably want to start snooping
under the bed, so I'll leave you to it.
BRAGEN: One moment.
QUINN: Don't try your luck with me, Bragen.
BRAGEN: On the contrary, I'm trying to avoid trouble. The Governor gave
express instructions that you were not to contact the Examiner. I find
you here. I'm sure you can offer some suitable explanation.
QUINN: I can. But not to you.
BRAGEN: Before you go. Oh!
(Quinn shoves Bragen to the floor.)
QUINN: Don't ever try to block my way again.
(As Quinn leaves a guard enters and helps Bragen to his feet.)
BRAGEN: The Examiner is missing. He must be found immediately.
(The Doctor is examining the exterior of the
BEN: Of course, the real Doctor was always going on about the Daleks.
POLLY: Real Doctor?
DOCTOR: Real Doctor? Oh, you mean the real Doctor.
BEN: Yeah, now I've seen that claw thing, well, wouldn't want to shake
hands with it, let's put it that way.
POLLY: Doctor, look, if they're that dangerous, what are you going to
do about it?
DOCTOR: Save my breath. Would Lesterson listen? Lesterson listen.
Lesterson listen, Lesterson listen. Exercises the tongue. Try it.
Lesterson listen, Lesterson listen, Lesterson listen.
BEN: Look, they think you're the Examiner, order them to destroy the
Daleks. Well, chuck your weight about.
POLLY: (in background) Lesterson listen, Lesterson listen, Lesterson
listen, Lesterson listen, Lesterson listen, Lesterson listen.
POLLY + DOCTOR: Lesterson listen, Lesterson listen, Lesterson listen...
(Behind them, Lesterson and Resno enter.)
LESTERSON: What do you think you're doing in here?
DOCTOR: Listen, listen.
(The Doctor holds out the Examiner's badge.)
LESTERSON: Who gave you permission?
DOCTOR: Read this. Aloud!
LESTERSON: Accord every access.
DOCTOR: Exactly! It doesn't say 'except your laboratory' anywhere does
it? Unless it's in micro-print.
LESTERSON: I should have been asked first.
DOCTOR: What was the first thing you noticed when you looked inside
BEN: Well, the Daleks.
DOCTOR: You were astounded?
DOCTOR: You didn't even give them a glance! Why? Because you'd been in
there and seen them. Where is the third Dalek?
LESTERSON: I don't know what you're talking about.
DOCTOR: You opened up the capsule without permission. You found the
inner compartment containing three Daleks. You took one of them away
and you hid it!
LESTERSON: Hid it? What, what nonsense!
BRAGEN: May I ask what all this is about?
POLLY: We opened an inner compartment in the capsule, and Lesterson had
already been in there.
LESTERSON: I don't deny that.
BEN: And he's nicked a Dalek!
LESTERSON: It's the name the Examiner has given to two metal creations
that I've discovered inside the capsule.
BEN: And they're dangerous. Evil.
LESTERSON: Lumps of metal. Quite inactive.
BEN: That's what you think, mate. If you'd seen
(The Doctor's recorder silences Ben.)
LESTERSON: I consider it my duty as a scientist to examine and
investigate these objects. Now please, all of you, keep out of my
laboratory. Keep your hands off my experiments!
DOCTOR: These lumps of metal, Daleks, I want them broken up, or melted
down. Up or down, I don't care which, but destroyed!
LESTERSON: I refuse to allow it.
DOCTOR: I'm an Earth Examiner. I demand it.
LESTERSON: You're exceeding your authority.
DOCTOR: Perhaps we should ask the Governor about that? I wish to see
BRAGEN: That might be difficult.
DOCTOR: But not impossible. Ben, Polly.
(The Doctor, Ben, and Polly leave, followed by Bragen.)
RESNO: Could he stop the experiments?
LESTERSON: I don't know. It's none of your business. You go and get
Janley and then come back here. We haven't got any time to waste. Now
go on, man. Quickly, quickly.
(Resno leaves. Lesterson goes to the capsule and opens a hidden
compartment, revealing the third Dalek.)
LESTERSON: They won't stop me experimenting. There must be some way to
bring you back to life, and I'm going to find it.
BRAGEN: And of course you do have the right of any
DOCTOR: Which is why I have a badge which says so.
BRAGEN: Lesterson watches over his ideas like a mother hen.
DOCTOR: If there was a bomb under this floor timed to go off in five
minutes, would you ask my permission before you ripped up the
floorboards? Ah ha, fruit!
POLLY: Thank you.
BRAGEN: Examiner, it's up to you of course, but I'd advise a little
discretion in your investigations. It's not a very good time, just now.
(The Doctor is generously distributing fruit from a bowl by the
BRAGEN: Thank you. With all these disturbances
BRAGEN: Yes, minor acts of sabotage. Rebel cliques, secret newspapers,
nothing important you understand, but it keeps the Governor busy. I've
no doubt he'll tell you about it himself when I arrange your meeting
BEN: When will that be?
BRAGEN: Oh, he's going on a tour of the perimeter of the colony. I'll
find out if he can see you before he goes.
POLLY: Thank you.
(Bragen leaves. Polly sits next to Ben on the bed.)
BEN: You know, it's little things like this that make it difficult to
believe that you're the Doctor. The other one, I mean. The proper one.
Oh, nuts, you know what I mean.
DOCTOR: Nuts? Yes, certainly, here we are. Crackers?
BEN: You, my old china, are an out and out phony!
DOCTOR: China. Yes, I went there once I believe. Met Marco Polo.
BEN: No, not China. China! China and plate, mate, friend.
DOCTOR: Yes, Marco Polo, a friend. I believe he was.
POLLY: Don't listen to him, Doctor. I know who you are.
(The Doctor gestures Polly into silence as he listens closely to a
piece of fruit he's chosen from the bowl. Gently placing the fruit on
the table, he pulls a pen knife from his pocket and carefully slices
the fruit in half.)
POLLY: It's a
(Concealed in the middle of the fruit is a tiny listening device.
Indicating that Ben and Polly should remain silent, the Doctor extracts
the device, drops it to the floor and stamps down hard, crushing it.)
BEN: Well, well, a touch of the bugs. Microphones.
POLLY: Someone's been listening to what we were saying!
BEN: Yes, so that's why you were messing about and talking nonsense.
DOCTOR: I never talk nonsense.
DOCTOR: Well, hardly never.
BEN: Well, they certainly believe in making us at home, don't they?
DOCTOR: At first, I thought there might be more than one.
BEN: Here, I bet old Charlie Bragen did it.
BEN: Well Fred wouldn't suit him, would it.
POLLY: If he did do it, do you think it was his own idea? I mean, he
could have been under orders.
BEN: You mean from the Governor? Ah, I don't know. What do you think,
DOCTOR: Oh, yes. Yes of course. Let's consider this button for a
moment. It's the only clue we've got to the murderer of the Examiner.
The real Examiner.
POLLY: And who asked for him to come?
BEN: Well, Lesterson's crackers about that capsule. He wouldn't want
anyone nosing about.
POLLY: Bragen said the Governor's been having trouble.
BEN: No, rule him out. Governors are all the same. He wouldn't ask for
help. If he sent the word it would look as if he couldn't do the job
BEN: Oh, well, I vote we go back to the Tardis. I've had enough of this
DOCTOR: Have you? What about the Daleks?
BEN: Well, they're dead.
POLLY: Well, what about that thing we saw in the capsule? That was
alive all right.
BEN: Yeah, I can't explain that.
DOCTOR: I can. And that's why we have to stay.
RESNO: Ugly-looking brutes, aren't they?
(Janley and Resno are wiring up the Dalek for testing.)
RESNO: What's he want to muck about with them for? Leave well alone,
that's what I say.
JANLEY: You're a fine one to be a research assistant. Leave well alone.
There'll be no progress on this planet with people like you around.
RESNO: We're doing all right as we are. Or we were until your lot came
along stirring things up. You won't get away with it, you know. The
Governor knows all about you rebels. He'll smash the lot of you when
RESNO: Yeah, the Governor!
JANLEY: He couldn't smash
LESTERSON: Will you be quiet! Where do you both think you are? This is
a scientific laboratory. Kindly keep your politics out of it. Come on,
Resno, man, get on with it. We haven't got all day. We've got to get
this working before the Examiner stops us. He's got some phobia about
these, these Daleks.
(The Doctor is sitting on the bed clutching his
DOCTOR: I know the misery they cause, the destruction. But there's
something else more terrible. Something I can only half remember.
POLLY: Doctor, what was it?
(A knock at the door. Bragen enters.)
DOCTOR: Well? Where is the Governor? What did he say?
BRAGEN: He sends his apologies, Examiner. He can't see you tonight, but
he hopes to see you first thing in the morning.
BEN: Well, it might not wait that long, Char, ah, Bragen.
BRAGEN: It will have to.
DOCTOR: Excuse me.
BEN: Where are you going?
DOCTOR: To see the Governor, of course.
BRAGEN: I'm afraid that's not possible. Once his door is closed, no
one, not even you, Examiner, is allowed into his room.
DOCTOR: Very well.
BRAGEN: Thank you. Until the morning then.
BEN: What happens now?
DOCTOR: I shall radio Earth. Governor or not, Hensell will have to
listen to them. I'll get Earth to back me.
(Suddenly the Doctor yanks open the door. The corridor is empty.)
DOCTOR: That's funny. I could have sworn. You stay here. I shan't be
(As he leaves, Ben and Polly see the Doctor slip the door knob into his
pocket. They laugh.)
LESTERSON: Connecting now.
RESNO: All connections responding.
LESTERSON: Nothing at all?
LESTERSON: Are you sure?
RESNO: There's nothing wrong here.
LESTERSON: Well, let's see.
RESNO: Really, if you can't trust me to read a dial.
LESTERSON: Be quiet. All right, we'll try again. This time we'll take
it up to 3.24. Got that, Janley?
(Very slowly, the Dalek's sucker arm begins to rise.)
RESNO: It's moving.
LESTERSON: Now, note this, Janley. Number one attachment with sucker
stick responding. Number two attachment not moving. Number three
attachment with lens responding. Watch these meters, Resno.
RESNO: Still responding.
LESTERSON: Now, it's reasonable to assume that this the sucker stick
acts like some kind of a hand.
LESTERSON: It's all right. Don't be alarmed. We've only introduced
temporary power. We shall have to be able to open it up before we could
find how it works permanently.
JANLEY: It's a bit frightening.
LESTERSON: Yes. Now, I cannot think what this short stubby arm is for.
JANLEY: Could the lens attachment be an eye?
LESTERSON: Yes, yes, yes, yes. Now it's quite possible that this,
Dalek, now there must be some kind of directing influence. There may
even be a simplified brain. Positronic, I shouldn't wonder. Oh, if only
we could open it up.
(The sucker arm drops suddenly.)
LESTERSON: Now what?
RESNO: Everything functioning here.
LESTERSON: Yes. Well, perhaps the power is leaking away somewhere.
We'll try again.
(Janley increases the power supply to the Dalek. The Dale's eye-stick
RESNO: Look at the eye-stick! It's watching us!
LESTERSON: Don't be absurd.
RESNO: It was, I tell you. I saw it.
LESTERSON: You can't use the phrase 'watching us'. You'll have us
believing that the thing has intelligence next. Now, get on with your
(The Doctor finds the door ajar and the room in
semi-darkness. The place is a mess. The equipment has been sabotaged
and the control panel smashed. The body of the radio operator lies on
the floor, unconscious. The Doctor checks he is alive and hears
movement across the room.)
DOCTOR: I know you're there.
(Quinn steps from the shadows.)
QUINN: Examiner, thank goodness it's you. I've been trying to talk to
you ever since you got here.
BRAGEN: What's happening here? You again.
QUINN: What do you want?
DOCTOR: I found the operator unconscious.
QUINN: Yes, so did I. I was just looking at him when I heard someone
move. It must have been you.
BRAGEN: And those?
(Quinn is holding a set of wire cutters.)
QUINN: I picked them up. What is all this?
DOCTOR: The cables have been cut.
QUINN: What? This is serious. It's not just our own communications.
We're cut off from Earth as well.
BRAGEN: The only people that would want to do that are the rebels.
QUINN: If those muscle boys of yours had any brains, they'd stop things
DOCTOR: Bragen, I was attacked just after I landed. This is a small
souvenir I collected.
BRAGEN: This button belongs to you, doesn't it?
QUINN: Well, yes.
BRAGEN: And you say you picked these up? I suggest that you were
sabotaging the communications.
QUINN: That's a lie.
BRAGEN: Having first attacked one of the engineers. I'd detain the
Governor on evidence like that.
QUINN: I hope you're not thinking of detaining me, Bragen.
BRAGEN: I've no option. I could hardly let you run around loose after
this, could I? All right, guards.
QUINN: I warn you, Bragen!
(As the guards close around him, Quinn relaxes.)
QUINN: All right, you win this round, Bragen. We'll see what it looks
like in front of the Governor.
BRAGEN: The Governor will want an enquiry. May I ask what you were
(Resno has set up a camera on a tripod in front of
LESTERSON: Right. I've redirected power. This time working up to 4.68.
Now, Resno, you will have to dodge between the camera and your meters.
LESTERSON: Connecting now.
RESNO: All connections responding.
JANLEY: It's working!
LESTERSON: Excellent. Film it, film it now, Resno. And note the
(The Dalek's eye-stick spins around and fixes on Resno.)
LESTERSON: It seems to be interested in you, Resno. What's the matter
with you, man?
RESNO: I tell you it's intelligent. It's watching me, Lesterson,
weighing me up. I can sense it.
LESTERSON: Don't be a fool.
RESNO: I don't like it, I tell you. I don't know what these things can
LESTERSON: No, and we never shall know, shall we, unless we take film
of every reaction. Now get on with your work, man.
(Reluctantly, Resno returns to the camera. Suddenly, the Dalek's
gun-stick emits a blast of negative light. Resno crumples to the floor,
the camera crashing down on top of him.)
(Lesterson disconnects the power.)
JANLEY: It's all right, he isn't dead.
LESTERSON: What happened?
JANLEY: Knocked out by the shock wave.
LESTERSON: We must get him to the hospital. I'll go and get help.
(Lesterson leaves. Janley kneels by Resno then reaches for a dust sheet
and starts to wrap the body.)
(The next morning, the Doctor stands at the window,
deep in thought. He starts playing his recorder.)
POLLY: But we've got to defend Quinn.
BEN: Yeah, I know. He's innocent until he's proved guilty. But he is
POLLY: He's the Deputy Governor.
BEN: So what? I had a headmaster once who got nicked for not paying his
bus fare. And then there's the motive. Don't forget the motive.
POLLY: Like what, for instance?
BEN: Well, he's the Deputy Governor, right? Maybe he wants to be
POLLY: Oh, that's ridiculous.
BEN: Well, the jacket button wasn't. And he was caught red-handed in
the Communications room with a pair of pliers. And don't tell me he was
plucking his eye-brows either.
POLLY: Look, there are some people you know are all right. You just
know by looking at them.
BRAGEN: Good morning. The enquiry is about to begin. I've been sent to
(Lesterson is preparing the Dalek for a
LESTERSON: Hello, Janley.
JANLEY: Is it time?
LESTERSON: Yes, yes, I think so. I feel quite excited.
JANLEY: So you should. It's a wonderful achievement.
LESTERSON: Yes, yes, but the wonderful thing, Janley, is that we don't
know the full scope of this experiment. Who knows where we may go from
here. Who know what this Dalek may do?
JANLEY: It's harmless now?
LESTERSON: Yes, yes, yes. I've removed. Oh, Resno. Have you been to see
JANLEY: Yes, yes.
JANLEY: He's had medical attention. He's going to be all right.
LESTERSON: Oh good.
JANLEY: No one must find out about this accident. It might give the
Examiner just the excuse they want, and he could stop the whole
LESTERSON: Oh yes. Yes, yes, yes, you're right.
JANLEY: Well. Ready?
LESTERSON: Yes. Let's go and surprise them.
(The Doctor, Ben and Polly are shown in.)
HENSELL: I am sorry I couldn't see you earlier, Examiner. Please sit
(Quinn is escorted in under guard.)
HENSELL: Well, Quinn, I don't like this any more than you do. What have
you been up to?
QUINN: Nothing. Absolutely nothing.
HENSELL: Well, what about Bragen's report then? These are facts, Quinn.
Now, what have you got to say about it?
QUINN: Does the engineer say I hit him?
BRAGEN: How could he if he was hit from behind?
QUINN: Then its only circumstantial evidence.
BRAGEN: The Examiner was also attacked in the mercury swamp. We have a
button from your jacket found in the Examiner's hand.
QUINN: I can't explain that.
BRAGEN: I'm sure you can't.
HENSELL: Examiner. You seem to be in two minds.
BEN: (sotto) Yeah, and two bodies.
HENSELL: You mentioned to Bragen that these machines of Lesterson's.
What do you call them?
DOCTOR: I call them what they are, Daleks.
HENSELL: Yes, yes, yes, Daleks. You say they could be a motive for
destroying our communications.
DOCTOR: I do.
HENSELL: Lesterson, this is a special enquiry. Now please.
LESTERSON: This won't wait. You won't be disappointed.
HENSELL: You heard what I said, Lesterson.
LESTERSON: Governor, I've just completed an experiment which could
revolutionise the whole colony. Bear with me.
DOCTOR: Lesterson, what have you done? What have you done?
LESTERSON: I'll show you. Janley, now!
(Lesterson's Dalek glides into the room. It's movement is strangely
fascinating, holding everyone transfixed. Everyone except the Doctor
who edges backwards, shaking his head in horror. The Dalek stops and
looks around at each person in turn. At last it re-focuses on the
Doctor. The Doctor backs into a chair.)
BEN: It recognised the Doctor. It recognised him.
POLLY: What's the matter, Doctor? Are you all right?
DOCTOR: The fools. The stupid fools.
BEN: You're scared. What can it do?
DOCTOR: Nothing yet.
LESTERSON: This creation is called, I understand, a Dalek.
BEN: It knew who you were. It sounds ridiculous, but it did.
DOCTOR: It knew who I was.
BEN: The Dalek knows who you are.
LESTERSON: Now, look at it. I have merely given it electrical power,
but it is capable of storing it. Moreover, it responds to orders. Turn
(The Dalek obeys.)
LESTERSON: Move that chair.
(The Dalek pushes the chair across the room.)
LESTERSON: Stop. You see? Well, just think what this could do for our
mining program, our processing, packaging. Dozens of labour jobs,
Governor. It may even supply the end to all this Colony's problems.
DOCTOR: Yes, it will end the colony's problems, because it will end the
DALEK: I am your servant.
LESTERSON: It, it spoke! Janley, did you hear it? It can actually talk.
DOCTOR: It can do many things, Lesterson. But the thing it does most
efficiently is exterminate human beings. It destroys them, without
mercy, without conscience. It destroys them. Utterly. Completely. It
DALEK: (trying to drown out the Doctor) I am your servant. I am your
servant. I am your servant. I am your servant. I am your servant.
HENSELL: So, Lesterson, they're even capable of
LESTERSON: Yes. But then, why not? After all, they have a certain
HENSELL: Yes, I know, but
LESTERSON: But it is an intelligence that we can control.
HENSELL: So what you want is permission to continue your experiments?
LESTERSON: Governor, think what it would mean if we were to set it to
work in the mines. It could double our production overnight.
BRAGEN: Consider the effects it could have on our whole economy.
HENSELL: Yes, and the effect of that on Earth. Yes, yes, they could be
DOCTOR: (to Dalek) I shall stop you. I will.
HENSELL: All right, Lesterson, permission granted.
DOCTOR: Permission? Permission for what?
LESTERSON: To continue my work, Examiner.
DOCTOR: But, but didn't you all hear what I said? The Daleks must be
DOCTOR: Very well. If not by my order, then by Earth's! Come Ben,
HENSELL: Ah, Examiner, just a moment. Tell me, why are you so against
DOCTOR: But I've told you! I realise I can't give you any proof, but
you've no idea of the danger.
DOCTOR: Yes. Danger! I shall be contacting Earth just as soon as radio
communications have been restored.
(The Doctor glares at the Dalek.)
DOCTOR: You're my servant, are you?
DALEK: I am.
DOCTOR: Very well. Immobilise yourself. Go on. I order it! Immediately!
(The Dalek's eye-stalk droops.)
(The Doctor leaves with Ben and Polly. The Dalek comes back to life.)
LESTERSON: Why did you stop obeying? You were given an order.
DALEK: He has gone.
LESTERSON: Then you obey only
DALEK: His order was wrong. I cannot serve human beings if I am
immobilised. You gave me power. Your orders are right. I serve you.
HENSELL: Lesterson. Lesterson, it reasons. Just how limited is its
LESTERSON: Now, there is no cause for concern, Governor. Just you wait
until you see the amount of work it can do. And now, I'm really going
to put you through your paces. Follow me, Dalek.
DALEK: I obey.
(The Dalek follows Lesterson and Janley.)
DOCTOR: That's it!
POLLY: We should have stayed with Quinn.
BEN: Well, we couldn't have helped him, Polly, even if we'd wanted to.
The Governor's already reached his verdict.
DOCTOR: Wire. Scissors. Tape.
POLLY: But he didn't murder the real Examiner. I'm sure he didn't.
BEN: Oh, well. The way I see it this lot's too busy arguing amongst
themselves to do much about anything. Anyway, first things first. The
Daleks are the important thing.
DOCTOR: Ah! Congratulations, Ben!
BEN: What did I do? What did I do?
DOCTOR: You just used your brains, that's what you did. The Daleks are
the most important thing.
POLLY: I still think Quinn's innocent.
QUINN: How can I be in league with the rebels?
BRAGEN: The evidence confirms it.
QUINN: It was I that warned of their dangers.
BRAGEN: As part of your overall plan.
QUINN: You wouldn't even take the matter seriously.
BRAGEN: If I was wrong then, I have a chance to rectify it now.
QUINN: If that's going to be your attitude, I suggest that we
HENSELL: Quinn! Let us conduct this inquiry in an orderly manner. Now,
the Examiner was attacked. There can be no question of that.
BRAGEN: And the button grabbed by the Examiner was missing from your
HENSELL: Yes, if you've got anything to add to that, you'd better say
QUINN: I didn't attack the man. I had no reason to. I was the one that
sent for him.
HENSELL: You sent for him?
QUINN: It was necessary. Under the circumstances, I'd hardly be likely
to sabotage the radio communications.
HENSELL: But, but why Quinn? Why?
QUINN: Because of the rebels!
BRAGEN: The rebels. They're nothing more than one or two fanatics.
QUINN: You know as well as I do that they
BRAGEN: Unless you're trying to create trouble here to undermine the
HENSELL: Bragen, you'd better explain that.
BRAGEN: If you're removed, who takes your place? The Deputy Governor,
of course. And that's the real reason behind all this trouble, isn't
HENSELL: Go on.
BRAGEN: You attack the Examiner in the mercury swamp and blame it on
the rebels. Then you sabotage the radio and blame that on the rebels
HENSELL: Get him out of my sight!
QUINN: Hensell, before you listen to these preposterous allegations
(The guards drag Quinn out.)
HENSELL: I chose Quinn myself. I trained him for the job. Why, in a few
years time, he'd have had this seat.
BRAGEN: Sometimes, Governor, a few years is a long time to wait.
HENSELL: Oh, Bragen?
HENSELL: You will assume Quinn's duties. As of now, you are Deputy
(The Doctor uses a chair to smash the outer casing
of a small electrical unit he's appropriated.)
BEN: I hope you know what you're doing.
DOCTOR: So do I. Excellent. excellent.
BEN: I thought we were after the Daleks, not this control unit you've
DOCTOR: If only we could find a. Ah, yes.
(Crossing to the bed, the Doctor pulls the mattress from the frame.)
BEN: He's a right little delinquent, isn't he?
POLLY: Doctor, what on Earth are you up to?
(The Doctor tugs at one of the metal cross straps on the bed frame
until it comes loose.)
DOCTOR: Now we're really getting somewhere!
BEN: Look Doctor, I don't want to appear dim, but how's this going to
do the Daleks in?
DOCTOR: They think that Lesterson's the driving force, but I don't. The
Daleks are using him.
POLLY: But how?
DOCTOR: Problem. Smash the Daleks, and the people here will lock us up
or kill us. Let the Daleks go, and we'll all be exterminated.
BEN: We could just go back to the Tardis. At least we'd be safe to
DOCTOR: Oh yes, it's coming on.
BEN: Oh, you talk to him, will you?
POLLY: Doctor, look, if you told us what you were up to, perhaps we
could help you.
DOCTOR: Mustn't underestimate any of them. Lesterson's a first class
scientist, first class. He opened the capsule. He realised that the
Daleks could be reactivated.
BEN: Yeah, that could be the answer. Let's kidnap Lesterson, and hide
him away for a bit. Well, it would stop him bringing the Daleks back to
life, wouldn't it? I thought it was pretty bright.
DOCTOR: There we are.
(The Doctor holds up the collection of parts he has assembled.)
BEN: What is it?
DOCTOR: What is it? It could be the answer to all our problems.
(The Doctor, Ben and Polly see Quinn being escorted
by a guard.)
QUINN: Ah, Examiner, don't let them fool you about the rebels. They're
strong. Try and find out where they hold their meetings.
POLLY: Leave him alone!
QUINN: It's all right, Polly.
DOCTOR: We'll help him Polly, but later.
POLLY: Yes, but
DOCTOR: Now, this is a case where a little injustice is better than
wholesale slaughter. What we want is in Lesterson's laboratory. Come
LESTERSON: Incredible! Let's move on to test
DALEK: I am ready.
LESTERSON: When sodium acts on ethyl alcohol, what is the resulting
DALEK: Sodium ethoxide. C2 H5 ONA.
LESTERSON: Just five seconds, Janley. Just the time it took to speak
JANLEY: It's right too.
LESTERSON: But of course it's right. Look, can you imagine what kind of
positronic brain this robot has, Janley? Think of the store of
knowledge that it must carry. Sulphuric acid.
DALEK: H2 SO4.
LESTERSON: Ah, you see?
DOCTOR: May I come in?
LESTERSON: What do you want?
DOCTOR: Oh, just to see how you're getting on.
LESTERSON: If you think
DOCTOR: No, please. I'm not here to cause trouble. I'm just interested,
LESTERSON: You've done nothing but meddle and interfere ever since you
landed on Vulcan.
DOCTOR: Well, I did give you permission to open up the capsule, now
didn't I? Oh please, carry on.
LESTERSON: And you won't try to stop me?
DOCTOR: Stop you? No, of course not. We got off on the wrong foot,
Lesterson, but I'm a reasonable man, and I've been thinking perhaps I
LESTERSON: Well, if you really want to call a truce.
DOCTOR: A truce? My dear fellow, I'd like to be friends.
LESTERSON: Yes. Yes, very well, you may stay.
DOCTOR: Oh, thank you. Thank you.
(The Doctor hustles Ben and Polly out of the lab.)
DOCTOR: Perhaps you'd like to amuse yourselves for a little while.
(On the other side of the room, Janley answers the communicator.)
JANLEY: Laboratory. Yes. All right. I can come now. Right.
(Janley picks up a cloth-wrapped bundle from the desk and conceals it
behind her back.)
JANLEY: I just have to slip out for a few minutes, Lesterson, all
LESTERSON: Ah, yes, yes. Very well then, Examiner, shall we test its
knowledge of physics?
DOCTOR: Oh, splendid, splendid. Please, please, carry on.
LESTERSON: Thank you. What is the First Law of Thermodynamics?
DALEK: When heat is transformed into any other kind of energy or vice
versa, the total quantity of energy remains invariable.
(As the Dalek gives the answer, the Doctor slips the modified control
unit from his pocket and connects it to the generator.)
DALEK: That is to say, the quantity of heat which disappears is
equivalent to the quantity of other kind of energy produced.
(The Doctor activates his device and the Dalek begins to spin
helplessly, its eye and sucker sticks twitching uncontrollably.)
LESTERSON: You fool! What do you think you're doing?
DOCTOR: I'm saving your life!
(Lesterson smashes the control unit and pushes the Doctor towards the
LESTERSON: Get out! Get out!
DALEK: I have sustained no damage.
(The Dalek swings round to watch the Doctor leave, the mechanism behind
its empty gun-socket clicking in useless frustration.)
JANLEY: It's all right. It's been done.
BRAGEN: You were able to get away then?
JANLEY: Yes. Lesterson's with the Examiner. And Hensell?
BRAGEN: At a meeting of production managers. He left me in control.
JANLEY: We could take over the colony now.
BRAGEN: No. No, it has to be absolutely right. I don't want to take
over a colony full of rebels do I, Janley?
JANLEY: I don't know. You're making me help them.
BRAGEN: Only to stir them up to create enough trouble to get rid of
Hensell, and then, then we crush them. The whole colony will be
grateful, and I'll be Governor.
(Janley unwraps the bundle.)
BRAGEN: Is that the gun you told me of? Can you persuade the rebels
this will help them?
JANLEY: Yes, Valmar thinks he can work in a switch to turn it on and
BRAGEN: How powerful is it?
JANLEY: It killed Resno, Lesterson's assistant. Lesterson believes that
Resno's simply shaken up, taking a few days off.
BRAGEN: And the body?
JANLEY: In the mercury swamp. Lesterson was the indirect cause of
Resno's death. It's a good hold over him if he makes trouble. I'll give
this to Valmar then?
JANLEY: When do we move?
BRAGEN: I need another card in my hand. The Examiner bothers me.
JANLEY: I thought Quinn was the danger.
BRAGEN: Not any more. The Examiner's no fool. No, there has to be
(A little later, Ben and Polly are searching for
BEN: Well, he's not in the laboratory. Lesterson's by himself.
POLLY: Hmm. He must have gone another way. Can I leave it you? I'm
going to go back to the rest room.
POLLY: Somebody's got to clear it up.
(Ben leaves. Janley appears.)
JANLEY: Hello there.
POLLY: Hello. You're Lesterson's assistant aren't you?
JANLEY: Yes. You're not looking for the Examiner, are you?
POLLY: Well, do you know where he is?
JANLEY: Yes, he's waiting to get a message through from Earth. He's in
the Communications room.
JANLEY: Oh, you'll find it easy enough. Look. Around, then to your
right, in the next block.
POLLY: Thanks very much.
(Janley follows Polly at a short distance.)
POLLY: Doctor? Anyone here?
(A technician looms from the shadows and grabs Polly, putting his hand
over her mouth.)
JANLEY: Well done, Valmar.
(Janley breaks a phial into a handkerchief.)
JANLEY: Hold her. Hold her.
(With the handkerchief over her nose and mouth, Polly sags unconscious
in Valmar's arms.)
JANLEY: There, that'll keep her quiet for a bit.
VALMAR: I've no idea who she is. She was just snooping around.
JANLEY: I sent her. We want her kept out of the way. Get a couple of
your men to keep her in a safe place. Now, this is what I told you
VALMAR: Yes. The lethal power must come from here.
JANLEY: Uh huh.
VALMAR: It should have quite a good range.
JANLEY: Can you fix it?
VALMAR: It's easy. This could win us the revolution.
(The Doctor is stretched out on the bed, playing
BEN: She said she was coming back here. She knew the way, and she
wouldn't have wandered off. I know she wouldn't! Oh!
DOCTOR: Ben, if you were a Dalek, what would be your next move?
BEN: I'm talking about Polly.
DOCTOR: Oh, no, no, no, no. She's a clever girl, but she couldn't
BEN: But she is missing!
DOCTOR: Oh, no, no, no.
BEN: Oh, yes, yes, yes, yes!
DOCTOR: No, no, no! She's looking around. There's a lot to see in the
colony. She's interested. I like that.
BEN: Come on.
DOCTOR: Where are we going?
BEN: To report it. If we make a fool of ourselves, I don't care. We
LESTERSON: Yes, yes, yes. I managed to stop that
fool of an Examiner just in time. You know, there are some people here
who believe that you're an enemy.
DALEK: I am your servant. What does this machine do?
LESTERSON: You know, it's amazing. You have an almost human interest
DALEK: A Dalek is bet, is not the same as a human. If I am to help, I
must know everything.
LESTERSON: Yes. Yes, of course.
DALEK: What is this machine?
LESTERSON: It computes meteorite storms as they approach our weather
DALEK: How accurate is it?
LESTERSON: About seventy percent. It helps to cut down on our satellite
DALEK: Daleks can build computers with one hundred percent accuracy.
LESTERSON: One hundred percent?
DALEK: If you provide materials and our own power unit, a computer will
LESTERSON: A hundred percent? But that would be an enormous saving for
the for the colony.
DALEK: Then you will get the materials?
LESTERSON: I'll go and speak to the Governor at once.
DALEK: I will be ready to dictate the blueprint when you return.
LESTERSON: Oh, that's marvellous.
(Lesterson leaves. The Dalek moves to the generator and adjusts a
control. As the power rises, the Dalek glides inside the capsule.)
(Ben realises the Doctor is lagging behind.)
BEN: You agreed we'd go and see Bragen.
DOCTOR: Hmm? Power.
BEN: Come on then!
DOCTOR: Now the energy intake for Daleks should be the cube
(The Doctor rips a notice from the notice board, and starts scribbling
on the back.)
DOCTOR: Now then, twenty two over three. Nineteen times
BEN: Well, now what are you at? Talk to yourself.
DOCTOR: Oh, it's useless with incomplete data!
(The Doctor smoothes the notice flat again and pins it back on the
board. Then he ducks out of sight.)
DOCTOR: He just went past. That means we can get into his laboratory
BEN: But we're looking for
DOCTOR: Oh, come along, Ben. Come along.
(The Doctor sees a thick cable stretching from the
power unit into the capsule.)
BEN: There's somebody in there.
DALEK: What are you doing here?
DOCTOR: Stand aside. Servants shouldn't question.
DALEK: Entry is restricted.
DOCTOR: Not for me it isn't. Accord every access. I've got a badge.
DALEK: That is an order.
DOCTOR: A Dalek order. Short circuit the generator, Ben.
DALEK: Ah! Ah! Ah! Ah! Ah! Stand back!
DOCTOR: Don't be frightened of it, Ben. It's not armed. I'm going to
see what it was doing in there.
(The Doctor stops as two armed Daleks glide from the capsule.)
DOCTOR: Let's get out of here.
BEN: The fool. Lesterson must have reactivated them.
DOCTOR: Yes. When I say run, run like a rabbit. Run!
(The Doctor and Ben dash the lab.)
DALEK: I have sent the human being for materials.
DALEK 2: And power?
DALEK: Yes. Power we can turn into static. Then we will conquer.
DALEKS: We will conquer. We will conquer. We will conquer.
DOCTOR: But if you didn't do it, Lesterson, then
the Dalek must have used your power supply and reactivated the others
LESTERSON: I was going to do that anyway.
BEN: Are you off your head, mate? Those two are armed!
LESTERSON: Then we turn off the electricity, disarm them, and then
everything is safe again.
DOCTOR: But I've already explained to you.
HENSELL: Stop these arguments, both of you. I've had enough. I've every
confidence in Lesterson. He has carte blanche for the Daleks from now
DOCTOR: But they must be destroyed!
HENSELL: Bragen, I'm making a tour of the perimeter. I put you in
direct charge here. See that Lesterson gets everything he wants, will
LESTERSON: I shall need a permanent guard on my laboratory, Bragen.
(The Doctor leaves, followed by Ben.)
BRAGEN: Don't worry about the Examiner. I think I can keep him quiet.
BEN: We've been forgetting about Polly.
DOCTOR: Greed and ambition, that's all it is. Wait till they find out
what their precious production figures have cost them!
BEN: Oh, I want to see you.
BRAGEN: What about?
BEN: Well it's Polly, she's missing. We can't find her anywhere.
(The Doctor starts playing his recorder.)
BRAGEN: I'll tell one of my men to make enquiries. It shouldn't take
long to find her.
BEN: Ah, thanks.
BRAGEN: Examiner, some of my men have found a body in the mercury
swamp. It was the body of a middle-aged man.
DOCTOR: What is that to do with me?
BRAGEN: You're the Examiner. Or maybe you're not.
DOCTOR: Just exactly what do you mean by that?
BRAGEN: Who are you? Quinn's friends come to stir up rebellion?
DOCTOR: There's only one possible way that you could know I'm not the
BEN: Yeah, by knowing what the real Examiner looked like.
DOCTOR: Exactly, Ben. Exactly! Only two people knew of his arrival on
this planet. Myself and his murderer.
BRAGEN: That's enough!
BEN: Is it? Doctor, we've got to tell the Governor.
BRAGEN: Do you think he'll believe you? I'll soon convince him that you
murdered the man yourself. You stole the Examiner's badge.
DOCTOR: Then why don't you arrest us? Because there's a doubt isn't
there? Because it might, it just might, go against you.
BRAGEN: All right, all right, so neither of us wants to make a move.
But you leave Lesterson alone. And the Daleks!
BEN: He'd make a right Father Christmas, wouldn't he?
DOCTOR: Oh, I'd rather fight a hundred of his sort than just one Dalek.
(An envelope is pushed under the door. Ben opens the door but the
corridor is empty. Ben picks up the letter.)
BEN: Listen to this. The girl is safe. She will remain so as long as
you leave the Daleks alone.
(Two gun-sticks are on the bench.)
LESTERSON: And did you disarm the other two?
DALEK: Yes. We are your servants. We do not need guns.
LESTERSON: I'm very glad. I knew the Examiner was wrong about you.
DALEK: Did you get our materials?
LESTERSON: Yes. Everything you need you can have.
DALEK: And a power plant?
(The other two Daleks emerge from the capsule, both disarmed.)
DALEK: We will get our power.
DALEKS: We will get our power. We will get our power. We will get our
(As the Daleks close in, Lesterson goes to the
generator and cuts the power supply. Instantly, the Daleks movements
DALEK: (slow) Turn back the power supply.
LESTERSON: I will, I will. But I want you to remember that I control
DALEK: We are your servants.
LESTERSON: I know. Remember it. I gave you each a special charge to
bring you back to life. Any further power you need must come from this
generator, and I control it. Is that clear?
DALEK: We obey.
(Lesterson returns the generator to full power. Two of the Daleks
return to the capsule.)
LESTERSON: Where are they going?
DALEK: To await your orders, master.
LESTERSON: Good. Have you completed the blueprints for the meteor storm
DALEK: It is ready.
(They go to a table.)
LESTERSON: Oh, it's marvellous! I'm glad we understand each other.
DALEK: We understand the human mind.
(Bragen is dressed in the uniform of a Deputy
Governor now. Valmar is repairing the communications desk.)
BRAGEN: Isn't that finished yet?
VALMAR: Nearly. This is Valmar. Test call please.
(The communicator buzzes.)
VALMAR: Terrace. So I can hear you clearly all right, good. Now try and
get in connection now with the interior, and then the perimeter
stations. Well, no troubles now.
BRAGEN: About time. This work should have been completed long before
VALMAR: Well, I did the best I could.
BRAGEN: Well, it isn't good enough.
VALMAR: Then get someone else, Bragen.
BRAGEN: Be careful. I shall be watching you, Valmar, after this. Now
(There's a commotion outside.)
BEN [OC]: See Bragen.
DOCTOR [OC]: Accord every access.
BRAGEN: What does this intrusion mean?
GUARD: I'm sorry, Bragen. I tried to stop them.
DOCTOR: Intrusion? It's no intrusion. We're just returning the various
calls that you made. This guard tried to tell us you were busy. You're
not a bit, are you?
BRAGEN: All right, I'll see them.
DOCTOR: Oh, what a nice new uniform. Very smart, very smart. I would
like a hat like that.
BRAGEN: Well, what do you want?
BEN: Some joker has kidnapped Polly and sent us this note.
BEN: Well, we want to know what you're doing to find her.
BRAGEN: Now that the communications are restored we can start a search.
BEN: Yeah, I can just imagine what kind of job you'll make of that.
Haven't you heard anything yet?
BRAGEN: The planet is a large one.
(A Dalek enters, carrying a drink on a tray.)
DOCTOR: So, they've given you the run of the colony, have they?
DALEK: We obey.
(The Doctor picks up a chair as if to defend himself.)
DALEK: Do I bring liquid for your visitors?
BRAGEN: No. They won't be staying much longer.
(The Dalek leaves.)
BEN: Look, Doctor, if he's not going to help us, we'll have to search
for Polly ourselves.
BRAGEN: Sound advice. Why don't you, Doctor?
DOCTOR: Uh, uh. Examiner. I wonder how much longer they'll be able to
move around on these floors?
DOCTOR: The floors. They're not metal.
(The Doctor and Ben leave. The video communicator on the desk flashes
HENSELL [on monitor]: Ah, there you are Bragen. Thank heavens the
communications are working again. It's bad enough being stuck out here
on the perimeter. Well? Your report, man. Hurry up. I've got a very
BRAGEN: There is nothing to report, Governor.
HENSELL [on monitor]: The Examiner?
BRAGEN: I'm taking good care of him.
HENSELL [on monitor]: Good, you know my orders.
BRAGEN: Yes, sir.
HENSELL [on monitor]: All right. Well, you can reach me here if you
have to, that's all.
BRAGEN: One moment, Governor. When will you be coming back?
HENSELL [on monitor]: Oh, not for a day or two at least. You can
manage, can't you?
BRAGEN: Yes. Yes, of course, Governor.
(The Dalek has returned.)
BRAGEN: What do you want?
DALEK: Have you finished your liquid?
BRAGEN: No. No, I haven't.
(Janley is pinning a new sign to the notice board.
Moving on, she meets Kebble and sends him to the board.)
JANLEY: You'd better check the agenda.
KEBBLE: I'll do it now.
(Kebble hurries away as the Doctor and Ben approach.)
DOCTOR: Static, do you see. They need a constant supply of static from
the floor. Some sort of electrical field.
(Ben sees Kebble leaving.)
BEN: Doctor. Why should he?
(Three Daleks go past.)
DOCTOR: It's madness!
BEN: What is?
DOCTOR: Letting them run around like this.
BEN: Hey, wait a minute. Bragen had one acting as a servant, and we've
just left him.
DOCTOR: One Dalek in Bragen's office. Three Daleks just gone down the
corridors. That makes four.
BEN: Where did the fourth one come from?
DOCTOR: Well, Lesterson can't have been making them. Perhaps there were
more in the capsule than we thought.
BEN: We must go and see Lesterson. Yeah, and show him this note. Maybe
he or Janley knows where Polly is.
(The Doctor gazes at the notice board. Kebble comes back then turns
away again when he sees Ben.)
BEN: We frightened him off. I wonder what the fascination of this
notice board is?
DOCTOR: It looks like a perfectly ordinary notice board to me.
BEN: Yeah, well, come on, Doctor. We must find out who's got Polly.
Doctor, come on!
(The Doctor follows Ben. Kebble returns.)
JANLEY: What is it?
LESTERSON: The Daleks. They've given me another list of materials they
JANLEY: Let me see. We've got all those things?
LESTERSON: Yes, but why these quantities, Janley? Why? How can they
have used up all the materials I gave them? What is it? Why, it's only
a matter of a few hours ago.
JANLEY: They're building new things for us.
LESTERSON: Yes, well, I don't want them to do anything without
consulting me. What is it they do inside there?
JANLEY: You're worrying too much.
LESTERSON: Look, Janley, say what you like, but I'm beginning to
believe that the Examiner is right about the Daleks. Their original
thinking terrifies me. If we can control them, fine. But if not
LESTERSON: Then I shall have them destroyed. It's too dangerous. The
Examiner knows something about them that we don't. I'm going to ask his
JANLEY: I wouldn't bring the Examiner into it if I were you.
LESTERSON: And why not?
JANLEY: You want him to find out about Resno?
LESTERSON: Oh, a little accident. How is he? Is he better?
JANLEY: He's dead.
LESTERSON: What are you talking about? You told me he was
JANLEY: You were busy with the experiments on the Daleks.
LESTERSON: But you should have told me. But the body? It'll have to be
JANLEY: Don't worry, no one will find the body.
LESTERSON: Oh, Janley, you've done a terrible thing.
JANLEY: The experiments on the Daleks were more important.
LESTERSON: More important than human life? No, no, I won't accept that.
JANLEY: You will. You must. Your carelessness was the cause of Resno's
death. You murdered him. It's only your word against mine.
LESTERSON: I won't be blackmailed by you.
JANLEY: All I want is for you to go on as you are. Scientific discovery
can't stop dead, Lesterson.
(The Doctor and Ben enter.)
LESTERSON: I told the guard that no-one was to be allowed in.
DOCTOR: Accord every access, remember?
BEN: We're looking for Polly.
LESTERSON: Well, she isn't here, and I haven't seen her.
BEN: Well, she's been kidnapped.
LESTERSON: Oh, it sounds a little unlikely.
BEN: Oh, it does, does it? Well, we've got this note which tells us so.
LESTERSON: I'm very sorry, but I don't know anything about it.
DOCTOR: You haven't been building Daleks, have you?
LESTERSON: Building? No, I wouldn't know how to begin.
DOCTOR: And there were only three in the capsule?
DOCTOR: Well, we've just seen four. One in the Governor's office and
three in the corridor.
LESTERSON: But that's not possible!
DOCTOR: There's only one explanation. The Daleks are reproducing
JANLEY: These things are machines. How could they reproduce?
DOCTOR: Machines? What makes you think they're just machines? The
Daleks are brilliant engineers. Nothing is beyond them given the right
DOCTOR: I said nothing is beyond them given the right materials.
DOCTOR: Lesterson, what's the matter?
JANLEY: Leave him alone. He's just been overworking, that's all.
BEN: Well, he looks bad.
JANLEY: Will you both go away. Guard! It's you, badgering him with
questions. You've done nothing but hound him ever since you arrived on
Vulcan. Bragen's orders were that no one was to be admitted.
GUARD: Yes, but I thought that the Examiner.
JANLEY: He attacked Lesterson. Get them out of here. Both of them.
BEN: He did not attack Lesterson!
JANLEY: Out, do you hear?
BEN: All right, all right.
(The guard leads the Doctor and Ben out. Janley uses the communications
JANLEY: Janley here. Tell Valmar to come over to the lab right away.
Good. Now, it's all right. Come on. Rest here for a bit. There. You've
been doing far too much.
(Janley gives Lesterson a glass of water.)
(When Valmar arrives, Lesterson is fast asleep.)
JANLEY: I've sedated him.
VALMAR: Well, what's the matter with him?
JANLEY: Overwork, I suppose. He just suddenly broke up. Anyway, it'll
give you a chance to lay in the new power cable the Daleks have asked
VALMAR: You don't miss a trick, do you?
(Janley goes to the Dalek capsule.)
JANLEY: We're going to lay in the new cables you wanted.
VALMAR: You're sure this is okay, Janley?
JANLEY: Of course. We help them, they help us.
DALEK: Yes. We are your servants.
JANLEY: Don't take too long about it, Valmar. Oh, you saw the notice,
VALMAR: I saw it.
(Back at the notice board.)
BEN: Well, we're still no nearer finding Polly. What are we hanging
about here for?
DOCTOR: Ben, I've found a message in code. It's an anagram, you just
take the capital letters, see? Work it out yourself.
BEN: Oh, I can't do crosswords.
DOCTOR: Meeting tonight, 2000 hours. R O C K E T -- Rocket. R O O M -
Room. P. Rocket Room P.
(The Doctor lets a Dalek go past.)
DOCTOR: It's the rebel's way of calling a meeting. Only tonight we're
going to be there, early.
BEN: Yeah, maybe we're nearer finding Polly than I thought.
[Rocket room P]
(Later, the Doctor and Ben are hiding behind a pile
BEN: Ow. I've got pins and needles now.
DOCTOR: What's the time?
BEN: Time we went home.
(The rebels start filing into the room, taking their places around a
large table. Valmar brings a Dalek in. Janley has a Dalek gun-stick
attached to a control box. Valmar fastens the gun-stick to the Dalek. )
JANLEY: Now, we're going to demonstrate something. You section leaders
can pass on what you've seen. So far, we've been concerned with testing
the strength of the Governor with a few acts of sabotage. But now we're
ready to take over.
KEBBLE: What is that thing? I've seen them moving about, but all we've
been told is that it's a machine Lesterson discovered.
VALMAR: Lesterson removed the armaments of the Daleks he discovered.
I've rearmed this one, but with a controlling device. We can regulate
the fire power and turn it off and on whenever we choose.
JANLEY: Shall we have the demonstration now?
(A shadowy figure nods.)
BEN: That's the one we want. He must be the boss of this outfit.
JANLEY: This screen is two inch thick tungsten steel. Right, Valmar.
VALMAR: Fire at the screen.
(The metal screen is totally destroyed. Consternation.)
JANLEY: Quiet! You must keep quiet. We're too vulnerable here.
KEBBLE: But you can't control a thing like that. It'll turn on us.
JANLEY: No, it won't.
KEBBLE: I wouldn't let any of my group go anywhere near it.
VALMAR: I can control it.
KEBBLE: Prove it. Ah, you daren't! I'm not talking about that thing
firing at the wall or bits of metal or anything. I mean people. Have
you tested whether you can stop it from killing people? Our people?
VALMAR: Look, I can show you what I've done here.
KEBBLE: Forget it. How do you know a Dalek can tell the difference
between the Governor's people and our people?
VALMAR: But I can tell the difference, you fool, and I control it.
KEBBLE: We want something better than words.
JANLEY: Test it on me. Will that satisfy you?
KEBBLE: Well yes, but
BEN: She's out of her mind.
(Valmar looks at the man in the shadows.)
VALMAR: Is it all right?
(The man agrees. Janley stands in front of the Dalek.)
VALMAR: Now, when I tell you to fire
DALEK: I am your servant.
(Valmar flicks a switch, and taps the Dalek on its dome. The weapon
does no damage.)
JANLEY: Get back to your places.
KEBBLE: Are you all right?
JANLEY: Of course. I don't take needless risks.
VALMAR: Oh, well done, Janley.
JANLEY: You haven't disarmed the Dalek. Well, go on, take the gun away.
We don't want any accidents. Now, what about the girl?
KEBBLE: We've got her safely locked up. Never fear.
JANLEY: I think the best thing for us to do is
BEN: Hear that? Maybe they'll say were she is.
(Ben sends a box crashing to the floor.)
JANLEY: Who's there?
BEN: You stay there, I'll distract them. Find out where Polly is.
BEN: Help! Help!
(Ben runs out and Kebble grabs him and knocks him out.)
JANLEY: The guards will have heard that! Come on we've got to get out
of here! Take him and lock him up! Quick! Out!
(Kebble and another man drag Ben away. Janley and the rebels follow,
leaving the leader and the Dalek in the room.)
BRAGEN: You might as well come out. We know you're there.
(The Dalek goes to the Doctor's hiding place.)
BRAGEN: Of course. Who else is fitted to be leader of the rebels?
DOCTOR: No doubt you want to be leader of the Daleks too.
BRAGEN: I am the leader of the Daleks.
DOCTOR: Well, see if you can stop this one from killing me.
BRAGEN: Stop! You heard me, that's an order. Turn away. Fetch the
(The Dalek hesitates.)
DALEK: I obey.
DOCTOR: You hope to have it both ways, Bragen. But how will you look in
front of the Governor, when I explain your dual role to him?
BRAGEN: The Governor will hardly listen to an impostor.
DOCTOR: An impostor? How do you propose to prove that?
BRAGEN: My guards are now going to produce the body of the real
Examiner from the mercury swamp.
DOCTOR: The one you murdered.
BRAGEN: The one you pretended to be.
DOCTOR: Murder's a far worse crime than impersonation.
BRAGEN: Yes, but you can't prove I'm a murderer, while I can prove that
you're an impostor.
(The Dalek returns with Janley and two guards.)
BRAGEN: Take this man away. Detain him.
(The guards escort the Doctor out.)
JANLEY: A dangerous man.
BRAGEN: Now the only one left is the Governor.
JANLEY: Perhaps we should have dealt with the Examiner earlier.
BRAGEN: I'll deal with him in time, and Quinn.
(A guard uses a sonic key to open the cell next to
Quinn, put the Doctor inside and relock it. The guards leave.)
QUINN: You're the last man I expected to see here.
DOCTOR: Hmm. Works by sound, does it?
QUINN: I'm speaking to you, Examiner.
DOCTOR: Oh, I'm sorry.
QUINN: If you'd listened to me in the first place, you wouldn't be
locked up here now.
DOCTOR: Well, your imprisonment hasn't been entirely wasted. It's
brought your enemy out into the open.
QUINN: Bragen? I've known that all along.
DOCTOR: Yes. But did you know that he was the leader of the rebels?
QUINN: Bragen, the leader?
DOCTOR: Yes. It's quite a simple sort of lock, really.
(The Doctor empties his pockets.)
QUINN: Hensell's trouble is he thinks he can run this colony on his
DOCTOR: But even if he knew of the danger, could he do anything? The
rebels are well organised.
QUINN: The Governor's popular. He can count on the mine workers at the
perimeter for support.
DOCTOR: In that case we must get word to him.
QUINN: If you'd done your job properly, Examiner, you wouldn't be here
now, and I'd have been out too.
DOCTOR: Ah yes, but then I'm not the real Examiner.
(The Doctor chooses a dog whistle from his collection.)
DOCTOR: Ben, Polly and I, we're just travellers, that's all. I found
the Examiner dead. Bragen murdered him.
(The Doctor blows the high pitched whistle at the lock.)
QUINN: Everything leads back friend Bragen. Just give me a chance get
my hands on him.
DOCTOR: We aren't going to have that chance unless we can get out of
QUINN: There's just a little matter of the cell doors.
(The doors don't open, but a dog starts barking outside.)
(Lesterson wakes. He gets a wet handkerchief and
presses it to his face. A Dalek enters and he hides. It goes to the
capsule and another Dalek comes out.)
DALEK 2: You sent for me?
DALEK: Take up a position at the communications room. Watch and report.
DALEK 2: I obey.
LESTERSON: They're conspiring together! Oh, why didn't I realise? The
Examiner was right. They are evil!
(Two more Daleks come out of the capsule and all three leave.)
LESTERSON: There are four. They can't be reproducing!
(Lesterson discovers a new section has been opened
up, A corridor slopes down and away round a corner. Mechanical sounds
echo from below. Lesterson goes through two doors to a small ante-room.
Through a glass wall he sees a huge chamber with a long production
line. At the far end, the lower half of a Dalek appears on the conveyor
belt. It goes under an archway where mechanical arms reach in to do
something then pull back. Then the casing is steam-cleaned and
smothered in foam. Further along the belt it stops by a tank, where
another Dalek nets a green tentacled creature and puts it into the
casing where probes insert themselves into its body. Under a second
archway, the Dalek receives it's dome. A final spray, and the machine
comes to life. It leaves the conveyor belt for it's final check as
another lower case has started it's journey at the far end.)
DALEK: Dalek nine complete.
DALEK 2: Check.
NEW DALEK: (under the count) We are the new race of Daleks.
DALEK: Dalek ten complete.
DALEK 2: Check.
DALEK: Dalek eleven complete.
DALEK 2: Check.
DALEK: Dalek twelve complete.
DALEK 2: Check.
DALEK: Dalek thirteen complete.
DALEK 2: Check.
DALEK: Dalek fourteen complete.
DALEK 2: Check.
DALEK: Dalek fifteen complete.
DALEK 2: Check.
DALEK: Dalek sixteen complete.
DALEK 2: Check.
DALEK: Dalek seventeen complete.
DALEK 2: Check.
DALEK: Dalek eighteen complete.
(Lesterson closes the capsule door, then drags a
heavy cabinet in front of it. Janley enters.)
JANLEY: What's the matter? What is it? Are you ill?
LESTERSON: They're in there, making themselves! Duplicating!
JANLEY: What? What are you talking about?
LESTERSON: I started this, opening the capsule.
LESTERSON: Don't try to stop me!
JANLEY: What happened?
(The generator is turned off.)
LESTERSON: They forget that I control them. I gave them life back
again, and now I've taken it away. Finished it, stopped it.
JANLEY: The Daleks?
LESTERSON: Evil. Horrible. I know what I'm going to do. Laser torches.
Melt them down. I'm going to melt the Daleks down to pools of metal.
JANLEY: You won't, Lesterson.
LESTERSON: Oh, do you think I care what you can do? Go on, tell
everybody I was responsible for Resno's death. I don't care! I'm going
to wipe out the Daleks! Yes, tell everybody all about me! I'm still
going to I'm going to wipe out the Daleks!
(Janley leaves. Lesterson lifts the communications receiver.)
LESTERSON: Get me the Examiner. Prison? Who put him there? But I've got
to talk to him! I've got to, don't you understand?
(The capsule door opens, pushing the cabinet aside. A Dalek moves up
LESTERSON: How did you get there? I cut off the power.
DALEK: We can store power. We will soon have our own.
LESTERSON: Own power?
DALEK: Why was the capsule door closed?
LESTERSON: Own power! Argh!
(Lesterson flees. Another Dalek enters.)
DALEK: Seal off the capsule's secret entrance.
DALEK 2: I obey.
DALEK: Wait! No more than three Daleks to be seen together at any one
DALEK 2: I obey.
DALEK: We are not ready yet to teach these human beings the law of the
LESTERSON: You can help me!
GUARD: What's the matter?
LESTERSON: Where's the Examiner?
GUARD: The Examiner's in prison.
LESTERSON: Oh, yes.
GUARD: What's the matter with you?
LESTERSON: I forgot.
GUARD: What are you running for? Hey!
(Janley and Kebble take Polly to the laboratory. A
Dalek comes from the capsule.)
JANLEY: Did Lesterson come back?
DALEK: No. Why is this human restricted?
JANLEY: She's against the Daleks. Afraid, are you? Nothing's going to
happen to you if you behave.
POLLY: The Daleks? Of course I'm afraid, and so should you be.
JANLEY: The Daleks are going to help us.
POLLY: Us being the rebels, I suppose.
JANLEY: If you like.
POLLY: And when you've won, the Daleks will just go back to being
servants again? You're bigger fools than I thought.
DALEK: We are your servants.
POLLY: While it suits you.
JANLEY: You'll see.
(Kebble pushes Polly into the capsule.)
KEBBLE: You want me to stay with her?
JANLEY: Yes. You may have to help Valmar. He'll be here in a minute to
fix up the new Dalek power cable.
DALEK: When will the work be completed?
JANLEY: What is this cable you Daleks are laying, anyway?
DALEK: Daleks operate on static electricity.
JANLEY: Static! Is that possible?
DALEK: To create static, the Daleks need a complete cable circuit.
JANLEY: I see. You convert our electricity into your own power.
DALEK: That is correct. When will the human being complete the work?
JANLEY: He'll be here. It's easier now. There's no-one to interfere
with our plans.
(The dog whistle has not done the trick so the
Doctor is running a wet finger around the rim of a glass instead.)
QUINN: Do you have to do that? I'm afraid you'll find these locks are
DOCTOR: I wonder how they're converting the power?
QUINN: What are you talking about?
DOCTOR: The Daleks. They're powered by static electricity. It's like
blood to them, a constant life-stream.
QUINN: Static isn't workable.
DOCTOR: It is to the Daleks. They've conquered static, just as they've
QUINN: I'm not going to listen to any more of this nonsense.
DOCTOR: I don't seem to be able to hit the right note. Do you have any
QUINN: I hope not. No.
DOCTOR: Then I shall have to get some.
GUARD: You can't!
LESTERSON: But it's important! It's desperately important!
GUARD: Well, Bragen gave orders.
LESTERSON: Just get out of my way! Ah! Examiner! The Daleks !
LESTERSON: They're duplicating! I've seen them! They've got their own
power now! I can't stop them!
GUARD: Take him to Bragen.
LESTERSON: Oh! Oh! Oh!
DOCTOR: I say. I say, do you think we might have a little more water?
QUINN: Is that all you can say? Lesterson fights his way down here to
speak to you and all you can do is demand more water?
(The guard fetches a jug.)
GUARD: Get away from the door.
(The Doctor backs away and listens carefully to the tone of the sonic
key. The guard puts down the jug, locks the door and leaves.)
QUINN: Sorry about that outburst. I thought it might help the
(The Doctor adds a little more water to his glass.)
QUINN: Nearly, nearly.
(A Dalek is laying a cable around the room. Bragen
is working at his desk when is brought in Lesterson under guard.)
BRAGEN: What's this?
GUARD: He tried to break in and speak with the Examiner.
LESTERSON: What is the Dalek doing?!
BRAGEN: I thought you knew. Something to do with the emergency power
LESTERSON: Oh, no. It's a trick. I didn't ask for it.
BRAGEN: Lesterson, I've had reports.
LESTERSON: What are you doing?!
DALEK: Laying the new emergency power supply as you ordered, master.
LESTERSON: It's a lie!
BRAGEN: I've had reports of your incomprehensible behaviour.
LESTERSON: Yes. Yes, but I can explain if you'll get rid of that!
BRAGEN: Finish now.
DALEK: I am your servant.
(The Dalek leaves.)
LESTERSON: Where is the Governor?!
BRAGEN: At the perimeter. Why?
LESTERSON: Call him. Get him back here as quickly as possible. We're
all in terrible danger! The Examiner was right! Right all the time!
LESTERSON: Don't listen to anything she has to say.
JANLEY: Come along now.
LESTERSON: She's in league with the Daleks!
JANLEY: Now, now, now, now. Please, Lesterson. Just take things calmly.
You're not well.
LESTERSON: I'm perfectly well!
JANLEY: Please, Lesterson, please. Now, you ought to be in hospital.
You promised me you'd report there.
LESTERSON: I promised nothing of the kind.
JANLEY: Don't you remember? Never mind. I understand.
BRAGEN: Pity. It's probably only temporary.
LESTERSON: You're trying to say I'm mad.
BRAGEN: No, no, not mad.
JANLEY: No, of course not. No.
LESTERSON: But I tell you, I saw the Daleks. They were duplicating! I
saw it! I swear to you!
JANLEY: He suddenly started saying these things in the lab. I'm afraid
LESTERSON: Oh, no! No!
BRAGEN: Keep him under restraint.
LESTERSON: Oh, will nobody listen to me?!
(Polly sits on the floor, watching Valmar work on a
power connector. A Dalek is watching them.)
VALMAR: Pass me that small screwdriver.
POLLY: I can't. My hands are tied. Anyway, I wouldn't help you even if
(Kebble appears with more cable.)
VALMAR: More? I can't handle them.
KEBBLE: This is the lot.
POLLY: Listen. The Dalek's gone now.
KEBBLE: That doesn't mean you can start talking.
VALMAR: Oh, leave her alone, Kebble. She isn't doing any harm.
POLLY: You think you're very tough don't you, pushing a girl around.
I'd like to see you come up against a real man.
KEBBLE: Like who?
POLLY: Like Ben, for instance.
KEBBLE: Don't worry about him. We've got him safely stowed away.
POLLY: You've got Ben?
KEBBLE: He's sleeping off a slight fall.
VALMAR: I told you to leave her alone.
POLLY: Your name's Valmar, isn't it?
VALMAR: That's it.
POLLY: You want the Daleks to fight the Governor. But don't you see?
They'll turn on you, too.
KEBBLE: What? Three big pepper pots?
VALMAR: One of them did kill Resno. And you saw what the Dalek did to
that sheet of metal.
POLLY: And that's just the beginning.
KEBBLE: Don't listen to her. She's giving you the Examiner's line.
POLLY: He isn't the Examiner. We're just travellers, landed here by
accident. The Doctor, that's the man you think is the Examiner, found
the real Examiner dead and picked up his papers.
VALMAR: This Doctor of yours. He knows something about the Daleks?
POLLY: He's tried to warn everyone. It's the only reason we stayed
DALEK: When will the work be completed?
VALMAR: I don't know. I'll need a new junction box like this one.
(The Dalek leaves.)
POLLY: You've all underestimated these Daleks.
KEBBLE: Better brains than us, I suppose.
POLLY: I only know what the Doctor has told me. He says they're capable
of exterminating whole nations.
VALMAR: Perhaps, but what would they want to kill us for, after we've
taken over. We're friendly with the Daleks.
POLLY: But don't you see? Human beings can't be friends with Daleks.
They don't have friends.
VALMAR: I don't see why not.
POLLY: It's a kind of hatred for anything unlike themselves. They think
VALMAR: The girl's got something.
KEBBLE: You want to tell Janley, you're welcome.
POLLY: Janley! She'll betray the lot of you, if she gets the chance.
DALEK: The other junction box is outside.
VALMAR: Thank you.
KEBBLE: Talk too much, don't you? Didn't you know he was soft on
Janley? All right, all right, I'm just putting her straight.
VALMAR: More slack on the cables.
(A Dalek is laying a thick power cable along the
wall. is draped over its sucker-stick. The Dalek detects the sounds of
voices ahead. It turns back, and moves out of sight as two humans
HENSELL: What are all these cables lying about?
GUARD: New emergency power supply.
HENSELL: Who's idea was that?
GUARD: What do you want to know for?
HENSELL: What do I? Don't you know I'm the Governor? Where are you
GUARD: The interior, sir.
HENSELL: The interior? Why are you carrying a gun?
GUARD: I'm a Squad Leader in Bragen's guard, sir.
HENSELL: Oh, I see. Bragen's guard, ay? All right, carry on.
GUARD: Cut that row out, you two.
(The Doctor plays his recorder as Quinn creeps out of his unlocked cell
and pounces on the guard.)
GUARD: What the? Oh!
(Quinn knocks the guard out then unlocks the Doctor's cell.)
QUINN: Come on.
DOCTOR: Wait a minute.
(They lock the guard in the cell after the Doctor removes the jug and
glass of water.)
DOCTOR: We don't want him trying it, although he seemed a bit tone deaf
HENSELL: Well, Bragen, these trips are becoming
more and more demanding.
BRAGEN: I didn't expect you, Governor.
HENSELL: Oh, I had as much as I could stand. Well, what's been
BRAGEN: One moment.
HENSELL: I asked you a question, man.
BRAGEN: I heard you.
HENSELL: Look, your work can wait. You can hand over to me tomorrow. I
want to hear about the Examiner.
BRAGEN: The Examiner is at present in jail.
HENSELL: In jail? That's rather dangerous, isn't it? Who put him there?
BRAGEN: I did.
HENSELL: You did? In heaven's sake, why?
BRAGEN: He's an impostor, Governor. Possibly a murderer as well. We've
just discovered the body of the real Examiner in the mercury swamp.
HENSELL: I hope you're sure of your facts, Bragen.
BRAGEN: Quite sure.
HENSELL: This could have far reaching consequences.
BRAGEN: As far as I am concerned, there's nothing more to be said. So
if there's nothing further
HENSELL: Nothing further? Who the devil do you think you're talking to?
Stand up when you're speaking to me, man!
BRAGEN: I prefer to remain seated.
HENSELL: Do you now? We'll soon see about that. Guards! Take this man
out of my office. Did you hear what I said? That's an order!
BRAGEN: You forget, my dear Hensell. They're not your guards, they're
HENSELL: I am the Governor.
BRAGEN: No. Not now. I am.
HENSELL: Oh, I see. Your guards, ay? Yes, Quinn warned me about your
guards, but we all took them too lightly, didn't we? But we'll soon
(Hensell moves to the door, but guards block his way.)
HENSELL: You imbecile! How long do you think your handful of guards can
hang out when the people hear that I am being kept a prisoner in my own
BRAGEN: The people will do exactly as they are told, Hensell. It will,
of course, be easier for them if you co-operate with us.
(Bragen pushes a button on the desk, then motions for Hensell to take
his seat. The Governor sits at his desk. Then a Dalek enters and stops
next to Bragen.)
BRAGEN: Wait there. Guards, dismissed.
HENSELL: So, Bragen, you want my cooperation, do you?
BRAGEN: It would save bloodshed. I might even let you keep the title of
HENSELL: Might you now? I'll tell you what you will do. You'll order
your guards to disarm and place yourself under arrest immediately!
BRAGEN: So you reject my offer. I thought it a generous one in the
HENSELL: What circumstances?
BRAGEN: Look at this.
HENSELL: What is it?
(Bragen unwraps a Dalek gun-stick.)
BRAGEN: The reason that the colony is now mine.
(Bragen attaches the gun-stick to the Dalek.)
HENSELL: Is it a weapon of some kind?
BRAGEN: I'll arrange a demonstration for you. Do you still refuse my
HENSELL: I will not be intimidated.
BRAGEN: Of course not. In character to the last, Hensell. Kill him!
(The Dalek obeys.)
DALEK: Why do human beings kill human beings?
BRAGEN: Get on with your work.
DALEK: Yes, master. I obey.
BRAGEN: Yes, obey me! From now on, I'll have complete obedience from
(The Doctor and Quinn hide under a workbench. A
Dalek comes out of the capsule, followed by Valmar.)
VALMAR: I'll have to check the cable circuit now. Otherwise it's just
as you asked for.
DALEK: Very well.
VALMAR: Why can't you carry on with the power you're drawing from the
colony? Why go to all this trouble?
DALEK: Until now, we have had to recharge from the colony supply. With
static power, the Daleks will be twice as (pause) useful.
(Janley runs in.)
JANLEY: Valmar, quick!
VALMAR: What's the matter?
JANLEY: The Governor's back.
VALMAR: What about the girl?
JANLEY: Leave her.
DALEK: I will follow you.
VALMAR: What for?
DALEK: I am your servant.
JANLEY: Come on.
(Janley, Valmar and the Dalek leave. The Doctor and Quinn come out.)
DOCTOR: An electrical circuit of their own supplying static
electricity! I wonder how much longer we've got?
DOCTOR [OC]: I didn't realise they'd have a circuit
of their own.
(Kebble picks up a wrench.)
POLLY: Doctor, look out!
(Quinn launches himself at Kebble, who feints and
swings the wrench at Quinn's head. Quinn ducks and rolls to the
workbench to get Lesterson's laser. He shoots Kebble in the hand and
Kebble drops the wrench. Quinn knocks him out.)
POLLY: Are you all right?
DOCTOR: Well done! Who was the man who went outside just now?
POLLY: Valmar. He's been working for the Daleks.
DOCTOR: On their static power supply.
POLLY: Doctor, they've got Ben.
DOCTOR: Yes, I know. He ran away so that I could. Oh well, it's a long
story. But don't worry, that boy can take care of himself.
QUINN: Did you hear that? That won't help.
DOCTOR: Get out, all of you!
QUINN: What about you?
POLLY: But Doctor!
(Polly and Quinn and Polly run out into the corridor. The Doctor picks
up the wrench and follows, slamming the lab doors behind him and
jamming the wrench through the handles. The Dalek cannot follow.)
DALEK 2: Have they escaped?
DALEK: Yes, return to capsule and report.
DALEK 2: I obey.
(The Dalek fires its gun at the door. The door buckles and gives way,
and the Dalek leaves.)
DALEK: We are to wait here until the human beings
fight among themselves.
DALEK 2: Then we will strike.
DALEK: And exterminate!
ALL DALEKS: Exterminate! Exterminate! Exterminate! Exterminate!
Exterminate! Exterminate! Exterminate! Exterminate! Exterminate!
Exterminate! Exterminate! Exterminate! Exterminate! Exterminate!
Exterminate! Exterminate! Exterminate!
(The Doctor, Quinn and Polly discover Hensall's
QUINN: The one man who could have saved us.
DOCTOR: Don't worry. The people will follow you, too.
QUINN: Maybe. But there wasn't any maybe about Hensell. He was
old-fashioned, single-minded, yes, but he's done a lot of wonderful
work for this colony. Events turned out against him, that's all. But
why? Why was he killed?
BRAGEN: I can answer that.
(Bragen is flanked by armed guards.)
BRAGEN: He wanted to destroy the Daleks, so one of them killed him. Now
I'm declaring martial law. You will be returned to prison and properly
guarded this time.
DOCTOR: Martial law? What good do you think that will do against the
BRAGEN: The Daleks will do as I tell them.
DOCTOR: We shall see, shan't we.
BRAGEN: Take them away.
(Bragen has the corpse removed.)
ALL DALEKS: Exterminate! Exterminate! Exterminate!
DALEK 2: Orders received. Exterminate all humans!
DALEK: Exterminate all humans!
DALEK 2: Exterminate! Annihilate! Destroy! Daleks conquer and destroy!
ALL DALEKS: Daleks conquer and destroy! Daleks conquer and destroy!
Daleks conquer and destroy! Daleks conquer and destroy! Daleks conquer
and destroy! Daleks conquer and destroy! Daleks conquer and destroy!
DALEK: Take up positions, ready to exterminate all
DALEK 3: Exterminate!
ALL DALEKS: Exterminate! Exterminate! Exterminate! Exterminate!
(Two guards are escorting the Doctor, Polly and
Quinn to the detention area. The Doctor stops. A Dalek has taken up
position ahead of them.)
GUARD: Move on!
DOCTOR: The Dalek!
POLLY: What about it?
DOCTOR: Can't you see it's armed?
GUARD: Keep moving!
(The Dalek bars their way.)
DALEK: This area is restricted.
QUINN: On whose authority?
DALEK: Repeat. This area is restricted.
(Another Dalek appears behind them.)
DALEK 2: Obey or you shall be exterminated.
QUINN: I thought they obeyed us?
POLLY: What do we do now, Doctor?
QUINN: This way.
(The Doctor and Polly follow Quinn, with the guards following.)
DALEK: They will be exterminated.
JANLEY: We've won. The revolution's over. I'll pass
the word to Valmar, Kebble and the rest.
BRAGEN: Wait. The revolution is not quite over yet.
JANLEY: What more can we do? Hensell's dead, you're the new Governor.
The battle's over.
BRAGEN: Not quite. You mentioned Kebble, Valmar and that rabble. Well,
now they must be dealt with.
JANLEY: But those are our own men.
BRAGEN: Of course.
JANLEY: I don't understand.
BRAGEN: Do you think I can ever be secure in that chair while that
rabble are still loose? They rebelled against Hensell yesterday.
Tomorrow it'll be my turn. Well, let them rebel. Tell them the guards
have taken control. Let them attack, and then we can crush them
JANLEY: You say we.
BRAGEN: Yes. We've come a long way together, you and I. Are you going
to back down now?
JANLEY: Couldn't you just arrest them?
BRAGEN: Everyone must be killed.
JANLEY: Must they all be slaughtered?
BRAGEN: All of them.
(Behind Janley, Bragen reaches into a drawer and gets a pistol.)
BRAGEN: Well, are you still with me?
JANLEY: I suppose so.
BRAGEN: Then do as I say.
(Bragen lays the gun on the desk.)
BRAGEN: I'm glad you agreed with me.
(Valmar was outside and has overheard everything.)
(The Doctor, Polly and Quinn now have a guard front
and rear. An unarmed Dalek appears.)
(Quinn takes out the rear guard. The other guard fires as they rush
off, but misses them.)
BEN: What have you brought me in here for?
BEN: Whose side are you on anyway?
VALMAR: I thought I was going to be on the winning side.
BEN: What changed your mind?
VALMAR: Bragen. The colony's become too small for him. He wants us out
of the way now.
BEN: Yeah, well, it often happens that way, mate, when you follow
blokes like him.
VALMAR: Look, I'm going to try and get your friends here, if I can. So
(The communications unit buzzes.)
GUARD [on monitor]: Section one reporting, Governor Bragen.
GUARD [on monitor]: The rebels are gathering. We've got them under
BRAGEN: Don't let them concentrate in large groups. Hit them before
they organise. They'll be making their move any time now.
GUARD [on monitor]: Right.
(Communication ends. Bragen looks over a document then makes a
BRAGEN: People of Vulcan. This is your new Governor talking to you. I
have to announce that Governor Hensell has been murdered by the rebels.
I have taken control temporarily until order is restored. People living
on the perimeter and in the interior can stay calm. We know who the
BRAGEN [OC]: I shall keep you informed of events as
soon as I am able, so listen for the signal to watch your communication
sets. That is all.
(The Doctor, Polly and Quinn enter.)
DOCTOR: Ah! There you are.
DOCTOR: I knew you'd be all right!
BEN: Polly, you okay?
POLLY: Oh, yes.
BEN: Did Valmar find you, then?
POLLY: Valmar? No.
QUINN: What's this about Valmar?
BEN: Well it seems Bragen's gone power mad. He wants the rebels to
revolt, then he can finish them off.
DOCTOR: The Daleks won't care who they fight. They'll exterminate every
human being on this planet.
POLLY: Doctor, oh please, let's go back to the Tardis.
DOCTOR: Quinn, keep them both here.
BEN: Well, wait a minute, Doctor!
(Quinn blocks Ben's way.)
BEN: All right. All right.
QUINN: Now what do you think he's up to?
DALEK [OC]: Orders received. Daleks commence extermination.
ALL DALEKS [OC]: Exterminate! Exterminate! Exterminate!
(Gunfire is heard everywhere.)
KEBBLE: Just a minute, Examiner.
GUARD: All right, hold it!
(The Doctor drops to the floor.)
DOCTOR: Down everyone!
(A Dalek fires, killing one of the guards. A second guard returns fire
but is also killed. The Doctor grabs Kebble and they run off. The Dalek
(Valmar is connecting control wires to three
VALMAR: Don't come any nearer.
JANLEY: What do you mean?
VALMAR: I overheard your conversation with Bragen. But you can't stand
up to the Daleks, so your plan will come to nothing.
JANLEY: Not my plan. Bragen's.
VALMAR: But that's the same thing.
JANLEY: Not any more.
VALMAR: You expect me to believe that?
JANLEY: Look, Val, he was going to kill me too. I came here to do
exactly what you've done. Let Bragen see what the Daleks are like. He
doesn't know how strong they are. He's got to be stopped.
DALEK: You will lead us to the middle of your party of human beings.
DALEK: We will fight (pause) for you.
JANLEY: Believe me, Val, it's the only way to save all our lives.
VALMAR: Did you know that the Daleks are duplicating?
DALEK: But we are your friends.
DALEK 2: We will serve you.
DALEK 3: Take us to the centre of your group.
VALMAR: Can we trust them?
JANLEY: We must! The guards have orders to wipe us out. We must use the
Daleks. Come on.
(Kebble has gone.)
DOCTOR: The window. Does it open?
BEN: I don't know.
DOCTOR: It had better, or we're done for! Out you go.
POLLY: What's happening?
DOCTOR: The Daleks. They're teeming all over the corridors. We've got
to get back to Lesterson's lab.
(Kebble appears in the doorway and is shot in the back by a Dalek. The
Doctor gets through the window just as a Dalek enters.)
BRAGEN: This is Governor Bragen speaking. A group
of rebels is attempting to take over the colony. It is the duty of all
loyal citizens to help the guards resist. Stay in your homes. Order
will be restored. Listen to my bulletins.
GUARD: The rebels are using the Daleks against our people!
BRAGEN: Well, get back and fight! Why do you come running to me? What
do you think your guns are for?
GUARD: Well, the guns don't work against them!
BRAGEN: Get back and fight them!
(The rebels have constructed a barricade of boxes.
They are shooting at a group of Bragen's guards when Janley and Valmar
with their controlled Daleks.)
JANLEY: There and there!
(The Dalek fires at the guards.)
JANLEY: Over there! No! No! Over there! They're our people!
VALMAR: Cut the Dalek gun off!
(Janley deactivates the control device but the Dalek fires on the
VALMAR: I told you to cut the gun off!
JANLEY: I did!
VALMAR: You've killed our own people!
VALMAR: We have to dismantle the gun, that's all.
JANLEY: Oh, look at it!
DALEK: Your usefulness is over.
(A guard appears, firing at the Dalek.)
JANLEY: Come on! Quick, Val. Come on!
POLLY: Doctor, it's stupid to hide in here!
BEN: Well, do you fancy your chances outside in the corridor? No
DOCTOR: The answer must be here somewhere.
(Hearing Daleks coming from the capsule, Lesterson hides everyone under
LESTERSON: You must be absolutely quiet. They know everything that's
going on. Everything! They even know what you're thinking.
BEN: Where do they get their power from, Lesterson?
LESTERSON: Ah, I tried to turn the power off, but they were miles ahead
of me. Marvellous creatures. You have to admire them.
BEN: But we've got to stop them!
LESTERSON: Oh, it's too late for that. They're the new species, you
see, taking over from homo sapiens. Man's had his day. Finished now.
DALEK: The static circuit is nearly complete.
DALEK 2: Soon we can abandon the power we are using.
DALEK: The humans are being exterminated.
(The two Daleks go into the capsule.)
BEN: Did you hear that? They're going to use their own power.
DOCTOR: The cables they laid. The trick I tried before won't work
LESTERSON: Oh, if that's no good now, we're finished. All we can do is
marvel at the creatures who are taking our place.
JANLEY: Come on!
VALMAR: Don't be a fool.
JANLEY: Come on!
(Quinn pulls Valmar to safety as a Dalek appears ahead. Janley shoots
at it, but of course she dies.)
BEN: Take it easy, Polly.
POLLY: Can't we do anything?! They're murdering everybody, one by one!
BEN: You've done all this. Why'd you give them power in the first
LESTERSON: Well, I could control it, you see. And then Janley got one
of her men, Valmar, I think it was, yes, and he rigged up a secret
cable. It's carrying power directly from the colony's supply.
DOCTOR: Where? Where is it, Lesterson?
LESTERSON: Valmar's the only one who can answer that. Or the Daleks of
course. They know everything. Yes, you should ask the Daleks.
BEN: Then we must find Valmar.
DOCTOR: No. You stay here and look after Polly. I'll go.
MAN [OC]: Come on. This way. (scream)
(The Doctor uses the diversion of two guards fighting a Dalek to get
away down the corridor. A woman tries to enter the lab, but is killed
in the doorway. Her companion tries to wrestle the Dalek, with the
(Valmar holds Janley's body, and cries.)
QUINN: You'll have to leave her now, Valmar.
VALMAR: She wasn't as bad as you think.
DOCTOR: Valmar! Where is the Dalek power?
QUINN: Get down, both of you!
(As they play dead, a Dalek glides past them looking for signs of life,
and moves on.)
DOCTOR: Valmar. Valmar! Where is the Dalek power supply?
QUINN: We've got to stop them, Valmar. She's dead. There's nothing you
can do for her.
VALMAR: The main cable's inside the capsule, but there's nothing you
QUINN: There must be some way of cutting off the power!
DOCTOR: What makes you think I want to do that? We need more time. I
know. A diversion. Bragen's guards. We'll have to use them to keep the
Daleks busy. You go to Bragen.
BRAGEN: Section One, where's your report? Are you
there, Section one? Section two? Section two? Why don't they answer?
Can you hear me, Section two? Section three? Oh, why don't they answer?
I'm their Governor. Why don't they answer?
(The colony is silent as the grave as the Daleks
look for survivors.)
BRAGEN [OC]: This is Bragen speaking. I'm speaking to the Daleks.
Daleks, listen to me. I am the Governor. You must work for me. Do not
trust the rebels. I will give you whatever you want, but immobilise
your guns. This is the Governor speaking.
BEN: He's nuts, trying to talk to the Daleks.
(More Daleks leave the capsule and go out into the corridor.)
BEN: Lesterson, what's in that cupboard?
LESTERSON: Nothing. It's quite empty.
BEN: Well, come on, Polly, we'll be safe in there, love.
(Ben and Polly hide in the cupboard while Lesterson stays underneath
BRAGEN: Do you hear me, Daleks?! You will obey my
QUINN: No use, Bragen. The Daleks have stopped obeying your orders.
QUINN: Dead! The Daleks have killed them. You still have your guard
units in the interior. How long will it take them to get here?
BRAGEN: That depends.
QUINN: Well, get them!
BRAGEN: Well, they will be intercepted by the Daleks.
QUINN: Exactly! It will draw them away from here and give the Doctor a
chance to deal with them.
BRAGEN: I refuse to allow my guards to be sacrificed.
QUINN: In that case the Daleks will destroy everything on this colony.
(Bragen switches on the communications unit.)
BRAGEN: Guards. This is Bragen speaking. All units will report
immediately to the capital. Be prepared to face the rebel Daleks.
There. Are you satisfied?
QUINN: I hope it works.
(The Doctor returns with Valmar.)
DOCTOR: Ben! Polly!
(Ben and Polly come out of the cupboard.)
BEN: Doctor, did you hear what Bragen said?
DOCTOR: Yes, I did.
BEN: Well, I only hope the Daleks do go for the guards.
POLLY: A lot of the Daleks went out just now.
DOCTOR: Good, because we're going inside. Come on, Valmar.
(The Doctor and Valmar go into the capsule and come out with a junction
box connected to a lot of cables.)
DOCTOR: Ben, give us that spare cable over there. Polly, keep watch at
BEN: Well, you know what you're doing?
DOCTOR: Of course I do.
BEN: Well, why can't you just take all the plugs out and cut the power
DOCTOR: Because I prefer to do it my way!
POLLY: Look out!
(Everyone takes cover as a Dalek enters. Valmar goes into the capsule
with the modified junction box, just missing another Dalek coming out.)
DALEK 2: Static power is being stored. We can dismantle the human
(The Doctor starts to edge his way round the room.)
DALEK: The law of the Daleks is in force.
DALEK 2: Extermination of humans.
(Lesterson stands up.)
DALEK: Our cables have been moved.
LESTERSON: And I could tell you who did it.
DALEK: What were you doing in there?
LESTERSON: I want to help you.
LESTERSON: (like a Dalek) I am your servant.
DALEK: We do not need humans now.
LESTERSON: Ah, but you wouldn't kill me. I gave you life.
DALEK: Yes, you gave us life.
(So the Dalek kills him. The Doctor plugs his cable into the generator.
Nothing happens. The Daleks spot Valmar and turn, while the Doctor
pushes every button in sight. Valmar gets through the door just before
the Daleks shoot. Ben pulls Polly out of sight. There's an explosion
and the Doctor is knocked down. The Daleks lose control, lights
flashing and smoke coming from their casings. One powers into the wall
and the other bursts into flames.)
(Everywhere Daleks are affected by the power
DALEK 2: There are two
DALEK: Exterminate! Ah! Ah! Exterminate!
(The corridors fill with smoke from exploding Daleks.)
DALEK: Out of control! Out of Control!
(In the capsule the machinery goes haywire and explosions rip through
(A Dalek enters, but its dome blows off before it
can shoot at them.)
BRAGEN: What happened to it?
QUINN: I don't know.
BRAGEN: It seems that your friend, the Examiner, was successful after
(Quinn relaxes, and Bragen gets the gun off him.)
BRAGEN: Now I shall restore law and order on this planet.
QUINN: Not your law, Bragen. That's finished for good.
BRAGEN: You'll obey me, or
QUINN: Your day is over, Bragen. No one will obey you now.
BRAGEN: I'm still the Governor, and you will. Valmar!
(A shot rings out, but it is Bragen who falls dead.)
VALMAR: He was a murderer.
QUINN: Enough of guns. There's a lot of clearing up to be done. We will
rebuild together. What is the extent of the damage?
VALMAR: Oh, I don't know if its repairable. The whole electrical
QUINN: Are you all right?
BEN: Oh, he's okay. The clot knocked himself out.
QUINN: It's a miracle. How did you do it?
DOCTOR: Eh? What happened? What did I do? What did I do?
BEN: You destroyed the Daleks, that's what you did.
POLLY: No need to be modest about it.
DOCTOR: Did I do that?
POLLY: You know you did.
VALMAR: You used the power from the colony's electric supply, overfed
it and blew up their temporary static circuit. Well, didn't you?
DOCTOR: Did I do all that?
VALMAR: You may have stopped the Daleks, but have you any idea of the
damage you've done to the colony?
DOCTOR: Oh. There was a blow back, was there?
VALMAR: A blow back? Our power supply has been destroyed! It'll be
months before we can get things back to normal.
DOCTOR: Oh, that is unfortunate.
VALMAR: But did it have to be this way?
DOCTOR: I did a lot of damage, did I?
QUINN: Come on.
(Valmar and Quinn go to check the capsule.)
DOCTOR: I think we'd better get out of here before they send us the
(The Doctor and his companions walk to the Tardis.
The Doctor is playing his recorder.)
BEN: Well, I mean I didn't expect the brass bands to be playing, but I
wouldn't have thought a thank you would have hurt anybody.
POLLY: But Ben, think of all those poor people all killed.
BEN: I know, but the Doctor saved the colony from being completely
BEN: Yeah, and he was telling them all along, but would they listen?
POLLY: Mind you, he wasn't very convincing when he was trying to
explain it to Valmar and Quinn and everybody.
BEN: No, he wasn't, was he?
POLLY: Doctor, you did know what you were doing, didn't you?
(The Doctor just chuckles and gives Polly a wink. There is a Dalek next
to the Tardis, its casing melted and scorched.)
BEN: Oh, you needn't worry about them anymore, Doctor. Just a heap of
old iron now.
(Ben taps the Dalek casing and they all go into the Tardis. Moments
later it dematerialises and the Dalek's eye-stalk lifts as if to