49. MONTAGE (C) CLIPS
Planets and stars, interspersed with the faces of the TARDIS crew.
In the control room, the Doctor strides past Turlough, Tegan and then Turlough. The Doctor double takes.
A hatch on the floor. It rises up and Tegan straighten up, and looks around. Behind the hatch is a robot trooper which is armed. She ducks as it fires and then dives back inside and slams the hatch as it runs forward to open the hatch.
The TARDIS spins away into a white void, a tiny speck beside a huge monochrome Turlough.
The Doctor leans out of the TARDIS door and doffs his hat.
In a kind of conga-line, Turlough, the Doctor, Tegan and Kamelion run under cover.
Tegan reaches over to the Doctor who is still wearing the 70s shades and waggles her fingers in front of his eyes. He doesn’t react.
The Doctor, Turlough and Kamelion lean on a balcony overlooking the Thames. Turlough seems to be about to strangle the Doctor from behind, then changes his mind. Kamelion blows a raspberry at him. The Doctor is non-plussed.
Tegan fires a bazooka.
The Doctor, Tegan and Turlough stand in a snow storm wearing high-collared cloaks. The Doctor’s cloak has question marks at the collars.
In the control room, Kamelion swings the cricket bat expertly, before realizing that Turlough is behind him, arms folded and with a grim expression.
The Doctor blows a dog whistle.
The Doctor, Tegan and Turlough run down a staircase, while Kamelion, dressed in Dalek armor slides down the handrail.
Outside the TARDIS, the Doctor, Tegan and Kamelion in unison practice swinging a cricket bat. Turlough squats by the police box, sulking.
We pan across the catwalks of the warehouse, seeing Turlough, the Doctor, Tegan and Kamelion standing on different catwalks.
On the balcony, Tegan drops an apple down to the next level, where the Doctor is looking through a telescope. He looks around for the source of the apple that hit him on the head.
The Doctor and Tegan, one standing behind the other, blur out of focus and resolve to show Turlough and Kamelion in the same stance.
The quartet stand in the same manner as they did outside the TARDIS, but now outside the warehouse, then on the docks and finally on the shore, jump-cutting from one to the next.
Turlough picks up a cricket ball and tries to hit with a bat. He fails. We pan down to see he is pressing one foot onto Kamelion’s chest. Subdued, Kamelion applauds meekly.
This is interspersed with Kamelion sitting in a chair playing a guitar. All the time, a funky, 80s rock version of Kamelion’s song plays louder and louder.
50. INT. MIND ANALYSIS MACHINE (NIGHT)
Pull out to show the trooper watching this, boggling.
We sing in praise of total war
Against the Saracens we abhor
What is wrong with this thing’s brain?!
Kamelion is bent over the console, as if in regret.
To free the Tomb of Christ our Lord
Kamelion turns around and raises his gun, to aim at the back of the trooper’s head. Absorbed in the images on the screen, the trooper does not see the voice is emerging from Kamelion’s mouth.
We’ll put the known world to the sword.
Kamelion fires the gun and, OOV, the trooper falls dead to the ground.
51. INT. QUARANTINE CHAMBER (NIGHT)
This is shown on the crystal sphere.
ALERT! ROGUE ANDROID NO LONGER RESPONDING TO PSIONIC RELAYS!
THE DOCTOR HAS TRICKED US!
52. INT. MIND ANALYSIS DAY (NIGHT)
Kamelion trains the gun to fall on the recording tapes.
There is no glory greater than...
He fires the gun. The console explodes. The scanner shows static and switches off. The Doctor groans loudly and relaxes in his restraints.
To serve with gold the Son of Man.
He turns to face the camera.
No riches here on Earth shall see...
He fires the gun again.
53. INT. QUARANTINE CHAMBER (NIGHT)
The screen turns to static.
EMERGENCY! THE DOCTOR WILL BE FREED BY THE ROGUE ANDROID!
CONTACT LYTTON! THE DOCTOR MUST NOT ESCAPE! HE MUST BE EXTERMINATED!
54. INT. MIND ANALYSIS CHAMBER (NIGHT)
Kamelion turns away from the smoking remains of the camera.
No scrutage in eternity.
Kamelion crosses to the Doctor and unlocks the Perspex restrainers. The Doctor seems unconscious with his face screwed up in pain. Kamelion removes the electrodes and the Doctor comes to life, gasping with pain.
I’ll live... Don’t leave it so late next time.
I apologize for the delay, Doctor, but your physospoor was badly distorted by the chemicals Davros injected into you. Nevertheless, the mental feedback from the mind analysis machine coupled with the electromagnetic radiation has effectively sealed this section off from the Daleks’ mental influence.
It went rather well, I think.
I might agree, once we’re in the TARDIS.
I can take you there.
Of course you can. After all, I’m always safe with you, aren’t I?
Until the Dalek thought patterns cloud my personality circuits.
I’ll take that chance.
The Doctor sways unsteadily. Kamelion takes his arm and they head for the exit.
55. INT. TARDIS CONTROL ROOM (NIGHT)
The doors open and the group enters. All bar Tegan and Turlough react predictably. Tegan slams down the door control and the doors close.
Right. We’re safe now. They can’t get in, we’re air tight!
Turlough turns to address the other humans.
Yes, we know.
It’s bigger on the inside than the outside.
I’ve gone mad. I think.
Well, you’d know.
Daleks, time corridors, and now this...
Don’t worry, it’ll all be over soon.
But will we be sane enough to notice?
Turlough turns to face Tegan.
To death with these Dalek things?
Tegan glares at him.
Oddly enough, no. I’ve never met them before!
I thought you’d seen everything!
I’ve seen too much.
A beat. The others are still looking around the control room, shocked.
You get that feeling too, huh? I never asked how long you’ve been in the TARDIS.
Too long. Too long by half. Nyssa was right. We should get out before something makes it impossible for us to stay. Maybe we’ll wake up back on Frontios, surrounded by giant earthworms who think I’m an economy model android, and their corpse-powered digging machines. Maybe this is all a dream.
Are you all right?
Of course I’m not all right! I can’t take this any more. I’m tired, I hurt, I’m scared out of my wits, there’s no hope it will get better... Someone just died because of me. A harmless old man on the beach. And he’s dead JUST because I was in the same area. His family won’t even know what happened to him. They won’t know it’s my fault.
Isn’t that a good thing?
No. It isn’t. It never is. Believe me.
Turlough quietly leaves Tegan at the console and turns to address the others.
56. INT. QUARANTINE CHAMBER (NIGHT)
The Supreme Dalek circles the room impatiently.
THE MEMORY PRINT OF THE DOCTOR HAS BEEN TOTALLY DESTROYED.
WHAT OF THE COPY SENT VIA THE COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK?
IT IS UNLIKELY ANY INFORMATION WAS SUCCESSFULLY TRANSFERRED.
FAILURE WILL NOT BE TOLERATED! THE DOCTOR AND HIS COMPANIONS MUST BE EXTERMINATED!
The Supreme Dalek slows before the crystal sphere. Lytton’s face appears.
THE DOCTOR HAS ESCAPED THE MIND ANALYSIS CHAMBER! HE WAS ASSISTED BY THE ROGUE ANDROID YOU LEFT IN CHARGE OF HIM! YOU HAVE FAILED!
You guaranteed that all androids were under YOUR control!
57. INT. FLIGHT DECK (NIGHT)
Lytton, Grogan and others are present. The crystal sphere shows the Supreme Dalek.
If you can’t be relied upon to provide accurate data, how can I know...
YOU DO NOT KNOW! YOU DO NOT THINK! THAT IS NOT YOUR FUNCTION! YOU OBEY! YOU WILL OBEY US OR THIS OPERATION WILL BE ABORTED!
You couldn’t save Davros without my help, you won’t stop the Doctor on your own!
YOU WILL OBEY THE WILL OF THE DALEKS! YOU MUST OBEY THE WILL OF THE DALEKS!
A beat. Lytton shows no sign of discomfort.
He presses a button and crystal image vanishes.
Grogan. Have the squad sent to the airlock report back here. Send a trooper to guard the Doctor’s TARDIS. Then we are going to comb the space station for the intruders.
Should we not focus on the ship first?
Lytton smiles patiently.
Do as I say.
Grogan nods and turns to the others.
58. INT. QUARANTINE AREA (NIGHT)
The Supreme Dalek veers away from the crystal, sounding almost hysterical.
LYT-TON HAS BROKEN HIS CONDITIONING! HE IS NO LONGER RELIABLE!
THE TROOPERS ARE REQUIRED TO EXTERMINATE THE FUGITIVES!
ONCE THE CURE IS FOUND FOR THE MOVELLAN WARHEAD, ALL THE TROOPERS WILL BE EXTERMINATED IMMEDIATELY! HAS DAVROS REPORTED ANY PROGRESS?
NO INFORMATION HAS BEEN RECEIVED!
SEND A DALEK TO OBSERVE. IF DAVROS IS UNRELIABLE, HE WILL BE EXTERMINATED AS WELL!
The Supreme Dalek screams at the other Daleks.
59. INT. RECEPTION AREA (NIGHT)
Kamelion is supporting the Doctor as they hurry across the reception area into an alcove. A Dalek glides through the area but does not spot them. As they watch it depart, Kamelion takes the Doctor’s key and unlocks the TARDIS door.
60. INT. TARDIS CONTROL ROOM (NIGHT)
They all move forward as the door opens and the Doctor and Kamelion enter.
Hello Tegan. Turlough. Good to see you again.
Turlough notes the Doctor’s visible weakness.
What happened you?
The Doctor glances at Kamelion.
It doesn’t matter.
It was Kamelion, wasn’t it? He betrayed us!
Kamelion looks mildly offended.
I saved the Doctor’s life.
You probably endangered it in the first place...
Not now, Tegan. Turlough, close the doors. If the Daleks are behaving true to form they’ll abandon their schemes and settle for exterminating every living thing they can find.
Turlough closes the doors.
I dare say anyone still outside can’t be saved.
The Doctor takes a deep breath to steady himself.
Right, Kamelion. Talk. What’s happened to the Daleks since I met them on Skaro?
The Movellans managed to capture several Daleks and developed a chemical warhead, QX345. The battle fleet was wiped out. Only a few ships escaped. This was the cruiser sent to Skaro to collect Davros. When the Movellans stormed the ship, the Dalek forces fled down the time corridor.
Yes. They went into suspended animation and the androids acted as guards who would not arouse any suspicion. But the Daleks who stayed on the ship managed to overpower the Movellans and capture the virus canisters before it could be released. They had the virus and if anyone could cure them, Davros could. They hired the Charnel House’s finest warriors, conditioned them, and then planned the attack.
So this Davros cures the virus and they start again?
No. That’s what they hope, but Davros has his own plans. If he does save the Daleks, he’ll recondition them to serve him, improve all the flaws. They’ll more deadly than ever. Or else he’ll let these Daleks die out and build his own. Either way, they won’t be the disorganized rabble the universe knows. They’ve probably already mapped out an attack on Earth itself.
The heart of the empire? They don’t stand a chance?
If Davros completes the model to his design, they’ll annihilate humanity.
But he hasn’t finished it yet! They’re on the brink of extinction!
Yes, they’re not going to be planning the conquest of the universe, are they?
And yet they are. Typical Dalek arrogance – never let the facts get in the way. They’re so convinced of their divine right to rule, they don’t even notice they’re dying out. Why let extinction stop them?
But it’s not logical.
They abandoned logic in an attempt to defeat the Movellans. Now they are controlled by basic instincts – they have wiped out their allies on whim, even though they were still useful. Their natures have betrayed them.
And just because their backs are to the wall doesn’t mean they’re any less ruthless.
And they don’t just plan to survive. They’ve got Gallifrey in their sights.
Only if Davros fixes them, though.
The Doctor closes his eyes.
The Doctor begins to operate controls.
Where are we going?
Turlough glares at everyone.
Best news all day.
He opens the door controls.
Where are you going?
The Doctor turns to face him, his expression unreadable.
I’m going to see Davros.
And then what?
I’m going to kill him.
(END OF PART THREE)
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