THE DALEK INVASION OF EARTH
Written by TERRY NATION
1: INT. CAPSULE CONTROL
(With a beeping signal, the newly joined capsule runs along the rail and out of the room.)
2: INT. DALEK CONTROL ROOM
BLACK DALEK: As soon as the capsule is in position over the fissure, release it....
3: EXT. CLIFFSIDE
(The capsule comes out of the capsule control and onto a platform on the cliffside.)
4: INT. CAPSULE
(Inside the capsule, IAN is frantically try to adjust its workings...)
5: EXT. CLIFFSIDE
(The capsule halts over a transparent tube running down the cliffside and into the fissure ready to begin its journey...)
6: INT. CAPSULE
(IAN joins several of the wires within the capsule together in a desperate act of sabotage.)
7: EXT. CLIFFSIDE
(The capsule starts to slide down the fissure tube, past a watching DALEK outside the sub station below capsule control, and on its journey to the depths of
8: INT. CAPSULE
(IAN pulls several wires out of their sockets. He notices that the capsule movement has stopped.)
9: EXT. CLIFFSIDE
(Indeed, the capsule is stuck half way down the fissure tube.)
10: INT. CAPSULE
(His escape not yet achieved, IAN continues to pulls wires out and join them together in an effort to fuse the controls.)
11: INT. CAPSULE CONTROL
(Several ROBOMEN pull a rope connected to the capsule to raise it back to the control area. They chant in unison...)
12: EXT. CLIFFSIDE
(In response, the capsule starts edging back up the tube.)
13: INT. CAPSULE
(IANíS efforts finally succeed. A trapdoor opens at his feet.)
14: EXT. CLIFFSIDE
(The capsule nears the top of the fissure tube.)
15: INT. CAPSULE CONTROL
(The ROBOMEN continue their task...)
16: EXT. CLIFFSIDE
(The capsule reaches the sub station.)
17: INT. CAPSULE
(IAN has managed to use a piece of cable inside the capsule as a makeshift rope hanging down through the trapdoor. He tests its strength and starts to
descend out of the bottom of the capsule...)
18: INT. DALEK CONTROL ROOM
(A report reaches control. The BLACK DALEK glides to and fro in frustration.)
DALEK: (OOV: over tannoy.) Capsule now arrived at sub station.
BLACK DALEK: Ascertain extent of breakdown and then...
DALEK: (OOV: over tannoy.) Man has been seen leaving capsule!
BLACK DALEK: Exterminate him! Exterminate him! Exterminate him!
19: INT. CAPSULE CONTROL
(IAN hangs out of the capsule. He starts to climb down the cable. A DALEK appears.)
DALEK: Stay where you are!
(It fires at the cable. It burns through and snaps in two.)
20: EXT. CLIFFSIDE
(IAN plummets down the fissure tube...)
21: INT. BASE OF FISSURE TUBE
(...and reaches the base of the tube at a small round safe-type door in the rock. He is knocked unconscious.)
22: INT. CORRIDOR OUTSIDE CONTROL ROOM
(BARBARA and JENNY are with their escort DALEK outside the control room.)
JENNY: We must be getting near their control room, Barbara. What do you want me to do?
FIRST DALEK: Move.
(They walk forward.)
BARBARA: Try to find the main control panel. Do as much damage as you can. Iíll try and keep them occupied.
(They reach the door to the control room.)
FIRST DALEK: Silence. You will only speak when you are ordered to do so.
23: INT. DALEK CONTROL ROOM
(The BLACK DALEK receives another report.)
SECOND DALEK: Dalek reports human fallen down bomb shaft. Capsule is being repaired.
(The door opens. BARBARA and JENNY are pushed into the room by their escort DALEK.)
FIRST DALEK: Wait here.
BLACK DALEK: (To the other DALEKS.) Every error must be corrected! The penetration explosive must strike the fissure correctly if we are to
extract the molten core. Have all work tasks been completed?
THIRD DALEK: They have.
BLACK DALEK: Then arrange for the extermination of all human beings.
(Two DALEKS in the background hear this order...)
DALEK: Kill, kill, kill, kill, kill!
DALEK: The final solution! Clear up this planet!
BLACK DALEK: Alter the command frequencies to aural control to all robomen. They are to herd humans down to the lower galleries.
THIRD DALEK: Immediately. Testing aural control. Testing aural control.
24: INT. CORRIDOR
(Outside, the light flashes on the side of a ROBOMANíS helmet as this test instruction is received.)
DALEK: (OOV.) Testing aural control. Testing aural control.
25: INT. DALEK CONTROL CENTRE
BARBARA: Did you see that Jenny? Thatís the way they control the Robomen!
THIRD DALEK: Herd all humans to galleries to nine, ten and fifteen.
JENNY: Perhaps we could put it out of action?
BARBARA: We could do better than that, we could give it new orders. Tell them to turn on the Daleks.
JENNY: Yes! Thatís a great idea.
(The BLACK DALEK glides up to BARBARA, JENNY and their escort.)
FIRST DALEK: These are the prisoners that reported the imminent revolt.
BLACK DALEK: (Turning to the two women.) Speak!
BARBARA: (Nervously opening DORTMUNíS notes.) Er, this bomb is the one with which...
BLACK DALEK: We are not interested in the bomb. Give your information!
(JENNY looks nervously at BARBARA who hesitates then begins her improvised story, pacing the control room as she does so.)
BARBARA: Right. This revolt...is timed to start almost immediately. As in the case of the Indian mutiny, which I am sure...
BLACK DALEK: (Interrupting.) Indian mutiny! We are the masters of India!
BARBARA: I was talking about Red Indians - in disguise! The plan will run parallel with the Boston Tea Party. Er, naturally, you already have information
BLACK DALEK: Wait! (To another DALEK.) Why have I not been informed of this?
SECOND DALEK: There has been no information.
BARBARA: Good! That means the first part of the plan is a success. Now, I warn you, General Lee and the four...er, the fifth cavalry are already forming
up to attack from the north side of the crater. The second wave, Hannibalís forces, will of course come in from the Southern Alps. The third wave...
(This is enough for the BLACK DALEK. It swings round to its subordinates.)
BLACK DALEK: Attention! Attention! Mobilise defence forces!
(At the same time, BARBARA rushes for the ROBOMAN control panel.)
BARBARA: Robomen - this order cannot be countermanded!
BLACK DALEK: Take them! They are lying! Take them! Take them! Take them!
(Several DALEKS talk simultaneously as BARBARA and JENNY are held by two DALEKS and pushed across the control room.)
THIRD DALEK: I will arrange for their extermination.
BLACK DALEK: No - secure them. They will be killed in the explosion. The countdown must proceed to schedule.
(BARBARA and JENNY are secured by magnetic collars against a metal pillar.)
BARBARA: Sorry Jenny.
JENNY: What for? It was a marvellous attempt and it nearly worked too.
BARBARA: Yes, it didnít and we wonít get a second try. Well look! That must be the bomb shaft.
(BARBARA looks towards the diagram of the crater on the wall.)
26: EXT. CRATER EDGE
(The DOCTOR and CARL TYLER crawl along the ground to the edge of the crater. TYLER carries his pistol whilst the DOCTOR holds a pair of binoculars.)
CARL TYLER: Huh - have you ever seen anything like that mine, Doctor?
DOCTOR: I certainly have not. Ah, good! There seems to be a way down there.
CARL TYLER: I still say its madness.
DOCTOR: Yes, well lets have a closer look.
(The DOCTOR looks through the binoculars. DAVID and SUSAN are near to them, chatting quietly when the DOCTOR signals to the young man. He crawls over to
DAVID CAMPBELL: Yes Doctor?
DOCTOR: How many bombs have you got left?
DAVID CAMPBELL: Er, Iíve got three, I think.
DOCTOR: Yes, well that should be enough. (He passes the binoculars to DAVID and points.) Now you see that mast over there? Mmm?
DAVID CAMPBELL: (Looking through the binoculars.) Yes.
DOCTOR: And the cable behind it?
DAVID CAMPBELL: Yes.
DOCTOR: Well, I want you and Susan to walk around the lip of the crater and sever it. (Stutters.) Use the bombs. Detonate wi, wi, with your
DAVID CAMPBELL: Right, Doctor.
DOCTOR: Off you go and donít stop to pick daises on the way!
DOCTOR: I donít think theyíll run into any trouble.
CARL TYLER: And what about us?
DOCTOR: Thatíll be harder to guarantee. Come along. Get down.
(The two cautiously clamber over the edge of the crater.)
27: INT. BASE OF FISSURE TUBE
(IAN comes to, rubbing his head. He pushes open the safe-type door to bare metallic room in which are stacked several pieces of round timber poles. He
quickly closes the door as two ROBOMEN enter with a slave who carries another pole. They push the man to the ground. IAN hears this on the other side of the
28: INT. DALEK CONTROL ROOM
(The BLACK DALEK circles the room impatiently. It is soon joined by its subordinates.)
BLACK DALEK: As soon as the repairs to the capsule are complete, the explosive device will be released into the bowels of this planet.
JENNY: Sounds as if theyíre almost ready.
BLACK DALEK: Attention all Daleks. Our saucers are hovering above the mine area. Notice to board saucers will be given shortly.
29: INT. CORRIDOR
(The DOCTOR and TYLER have made it into the base and the DOCTOR is making ďadjustmentsĒ to a control.)
DOCTOR: Now, Iíve neutralised the warning system.
(He passes a tool back to TYLER and waves a hand in front of a door sensor. The door opens.)
DOCTOR: Shall we go in?
CARL TYLER: Iíll say one thing, Doc - Lifeís never dull with you around.
DOCTOR: Thank you, but donít call me ďDocĒ! I prefer ďDoctorĒ! Do you mind?
(They walk through the door.)
30: INT. BASE OF FISSURE TUBE
(IAN cautiously pushes open the door again. He crawls through and picks up several of the poles, pushing them through the door and therefore blocking the
fissure tube. His task completed, he walks out of the room.)
31: INT. DALEK CONTROL ROOM
DALEK: The work on the capsule is complete. The device is ready.
BLACK DALEK: Good. We shall have one hour to leave when the device is fired. Am firing now.
(It presses a control...)
32: EXT. CLIFFSIDE
(...and the capsule again begins its journey, past the sub station and down the tube.)
33: INT. BASE OF FISSURE TUBE
(At IANíS timber block, its journey ends abruptly...)
34: INT. DALEK CONTROL ROOM
BLACK DALEK: The explosive device is on its way to the centre of the Earth. We shall go the edge of the mine workings and be picked up by the saucers.
35: INT. CORRIDOR OUTSIDE CONTROL ROOM
(Approaching the control room, TYLER and the DOCTOR duck into hiding as the DALEKS stream out of the control room. After they have gone, the two men step out
CARL TYLER: That was a close one.
DOCTOR: Apparently things are on the move. (Laughs.)
(They walk into the control room.)
36: INT. DALEK CONTROL ROOM
(BARBARA and JENNY are still held by the magnetic collars.)
BARBARA: Well, they didnít bother to kill us. I suppose the explosion will take care of that.
JENNY: Itís no good, Barbara. I canít move mine!
BARBARA: Listen! I think the Daleks are coming back!
(But it is the DOCTOR and TYLER who run into the room.)
DOCTOR: My dear Barbara!
DOCTOR: (Pointing to a control near the door.) The magnet! The magnet! Quickly!
(TYLER adjusts the control enabling the DOCTOR to free BARBARA.)
DOCTOR: Is Chesterton with you?
(BARBARA shakes her head as the DOCTOR pulls the collar off the wall.)
DOCTOR: Never mind...we must begin our action before the Daleks get back.
BARBARA: I donít think they will be coming back. They activated one of their bombs. They intend to blow a hole through the centre of the Earth.
DOCTOR: But why?
JENNY: (Having freed herself.) Theyíre trying to...pilot the Earth right out of its orbit. The bombís due to go off in half an hours time.
DOCTOR: (Excited.) Well, we must prevent this, Barbara. If they succeed, it will the mean that the, er, und, upset the entire constellation. Weíve
got to pres, er, prevent it!
BARBARA: But how?
DOCTOR: By keeping the Daleks here. (To TYLER.) Keep your eyes skinned on the door. Now, I wonder, I, can I do anything with this scanner?
(The DOCTOR adjusts a control on one of the scanner consoles. A picture appears of SUSAN and DAVID near the mast.)
BARBARA: Thereís Susan!
DOCTOR: Oh yes! Susan and David. Now, theyíre trying to fracture the outer cable ring.
JENNY: Well what will that do?
DOCTOR: Well, if itís possible, you see, we might be able to immola, immobilise the Daleks.
DALEK: (OOV: over tannoy.) Scanner frequencies have been changed in Central control. The prisoners must have escaped! Deal with them.
DOCTOR: That radio circuit. Itís still working!
BARBARA: (To the scanner.) Hurry, Susan, hurry!
DOCTOR: Thereís nothing we can do, my dear. Just watch and wait. We canít contact them from here.
37: INT. CORRIDOR OUTSIDE CONTROL ROOM
(A DALEK approaches the control room. Through its eye-piece it can see TYLER on look-out.)
DALEK: Two zero reporting.
38: INT. DALEK CONTROL ROOM
CARL TYLER: Dalek coming!
(BARBARA and JENNY rush to the door.)
39: INT. CORRIDOR OUTSIDE CONTROL ROOM
DALEK: Will exterminate them at zero range.
40: INT. DALEK CONTROL ROOM
CARL TYLER: Itís nearly here.
(TYLER, BARBARA and JENNY press themselves against the wall. The DOCTOR stands his ground facing the oncoming DALEK. Across the room, the scanner shows DAVID
firing at the bombs - there is an explosion. The DALEK carries on approaching the DOCTOR who is now in its eyesight - however...)
DALEK: Thermostat reading too high!
CARL TYLER: Itís not working! Doctor, itís not working!
DALEK: Heat increase intolerable! Heat increase complete! Power loss compleeeettteee!
(Smoke pours out of the DALEK as it cries out in pain. Then it is silent.)
CARL TYLER: You took a chance.
DOCTOR: A chance? Yes.
BARBARA: Can you stop the bomb, Doctor?
DOCTOR: Not now, Barbara. We donít know how long this little trick of ours will hold the Daleks. We may have to find something else.
BARBARA: Well, look.
BARBARA: (Pointing at the ROBOMEN control panel.) That...that thing over there controls the Robomen. We discovered that earlier. Er, maybe we
could give it new orders?
DOCTOR: Yes! Thatís brilliant, my dear! Good! Carry on!
(BARBARA crouches down by the microphone and imitates a DALEK voice.)
BARBARA: Robomen, this is your last order. Obey it and no other.
(An impatient DOCTOR joins in.)
DOCTOR: Turn on the Daleks, turn on the Daleks, kill the Daleks, do you hear?!
41: INT. CORRIDOR
(The result is instantaneous. ROBOMEN and slaves join forces in attacking the DALEKS. One is held aloft by the rampaging and jubilant crowd.)
42: INT. DALEK CONTROL ROOM
(Through the door into the corridor, WELLS leads a crowd of humans as they pour through the DALEK control centre. He points out the still DALEK in the
control room. Two ROBOMEN burst in and attack it. TYLER rushes out to stop the crowd entering. IAN manages to push through. His cry to BARBARA is lost over the
sound of the mob but she and the DOCTOR rush forward for a happy reunion.)
DOCTOR: My dear boy, where did you spring from?
IAN: Well, I was trying to get out of the mine and suddenly the Robomen turned on the Daleks! You know the rest.
DOCTOR: Well, the people are fighting back at last!
43: EXT. MINE
(The slaves pour out of the mine entrance, attacking each DALEK in their path. They carry on running away from the centre of the DALEK operations...)
44: INT. DALEK CONTROL ROOM
(IAN is pointing out on the map where he blocked the fissure shaft to the DOCTOR, BARBARA, TYLER and JENNY.)
IAN: That must be where I jammed it. So thatís musts be where it will explode.
BARBARA: But look, itís going to go off in ten minutes time.
DOCTOR: I donít think their device will succeed in that position. But still, it will be a gigantic explosion.
CARL TYLER: Then we ought to get as many people out of this area as we possibly can.
(He leads the rush out of the control room...)
45: INT. CORRIDOR OUTSIDE CONTROL ROOM
JENNY: Weíll be safe outside the valley.
DOCTOR: (Leading them away.) And we must all meet back on the cliff - up where we were before. Now hurry up, all of you!
(They run off.)
46: INT. COUNTDOWN
(The countdown in the control room continues as the trapped capsule bleeps away...)
47: EXT. CLIFFTOP
(The escapees, including WELLS, congregate at the clifftop.)
DOCTOR: ____any second. Keep right down all of you!
(They all hit crouch down as there is a gigantic explosion. Dust flies into the air and lava pours out of the ground. Covered in dust and coughing, the group
look on the sight before them.)
DOCTOR: The saucers...were caught in the upward thrust of that explosion.
JENNY: Do you think any Daleks escaped?
DOCTOR: In that, my dear? Impossible. Ahh...!
(TYLER stands. The DOCTOR joins him.)
DOCTOR: Thereís something new for you, Tyler. Ehh? A Volcanic eruption in England.
CARL TYLER: Itís unbelievable.
DOCTOR: Yes...itís unbelievable. (Coughs.)
JENNY: (Almost in shock.) Itís over!
48: EXT. RIVERSIDE
(Back in London, WELLS and another man complete the removal of the debris from around the TARDIS as the DOCTOR and TYLER talk nearby.)
CARL TYLER: Well, at least the firebombs didnít destroy everything.
CARL TYLER: Pity Dortmun couldnít be here. Dortmun and people like him.
DOCTOR: Yes, and itís to them that you must dedicate your next task - the rebuilding of the Earth...and Iím sure youíre going to make a great
success of it.
CARL TYLER: You sound as if youíre leaving?
(The DOCTOR smiles and pats him on the shoulder...as the sound of the chimes of Big Ben echo through the air...)
CARL TYLER: Listen!
(The two men do so for a moment.)
DOCTOR: (Quietly.) Just the beginning....just the beginning.
(SUSAN is sat lost in thought nearby. The DOCTOR joins her.)
DOCTOR: All alone, eh, Susan, Hmm?
SUSAN: I was thinking.
DOCTOR: Ahh! Yes, I afraid weíve...had so little time for that sort of thing lately.
SUSAN: It will be nice if we...
DOCTOR: (Interrupting.) Er, eh, eh, well, Iím sorry, Susan (Laughs.)
SUSAN: It wasnít important, it...what were you going to s...
(SUSAN starts to rise but grimaces in pain and sits back down again.)
DOCTOR: Er, oh my dear Susan, youíre hurt.
SUSAN: Oh, itís not me, itís this shoe of mine, look. (Taking it off and passing it to the DOCTOR..) Itís worn right out.
DOCTOR: Oh, dear, dear, dear.
SUSAN: It must have been that journey back from the mine.
DOCTOR: Dear, dear, dear, I shall have to mend this. Shanít I now?
SUSAN: Oh, donít worry, Grandfather.
DOCTOR: Oh, no, no, no, no, no worry, my child, no. When Iíve finished with this, it will look as good as new.
SUSAN: Really, itís not worth it. Iíve got dozens of other pairs.
SUSAN: I...Iíd better clear up my cupboard - itís in a dreadful muddle.
DOCTOR: (Affectionately.) Yes, you little monkey! You know, since youíve been away from that school, you seem to have got yourself thoroughly
disorganised, havenít you? Hmm? Hmm. (Hugging her.) Yes, you need taking in hand. Well, er, I, I er, think I must check up on the ship, er...if you donít
(He seems embarrassed to go on. He walks away.)
SUSAN: Wonít be long...
(The DOCTOR goes up to the TARDIS. DAVID is stood a few feet away. SUSAN slowly walks up to him. The DOCTOR watches this, then enters the ship. IAN and
BARBARA have been talking to TYLER nearby. IAN, oblivious to what is going on, walks up to DAVID.)
IAN: What are your plans, David?
(BARBARA joins them.)
DAVID CAMPBELL: Me? Oh, Iíll join a group that work the land. More than anything, I want to see things grow again. I want to be a part of it.
IAN: Itís a nice idea. Do you come from the country?
DAVID CAMPBELL: Yes. My family have always been associated with the land.
(BARBARA taps IAN on the shoulder and points at the TARDIS. IAN doesnít take the hint.)
IAN: Oh, er, where do they live?
DAVID CAMPBELL: Well they, they live a long way from here.
(BARBARA drags IAN away. TYLER walks up to DAVID and SUSAN.)
CARL TYLER: Well canít stand here talking all day. See me before you go, David.
DAVID CAMPBELL: I will Tyler. I will.
(TYLER smiles at SUSAN and walks off.)
SUSAN: Goodbye, Tyler.
(He doesnít answer.)
SUSAN: (Quietly.) Bye.
(SUSAN walks a few feet away and starts to fiddle with her TARDIS key. DAVID joins her but they are both overcome with embarrassment.)
DAVID CAMPBELL: Susan?
SUSAN: Yes, David?
DAVID CAMPBELL: Please stay, please stay here with me.
SUSAN: I canít stay, David. I donít belong to this time.
DAVID CAMPBELL: But I love you, Susan. (Holding her shoulders.) And I want you to marry me.
SUSAN: You...you see, David, I...Grandfatherís old now. He...he needs me.
(DAVID turns his back on SUSAN.)
SUSAN: (Upset.) Oh, donít make me choose between you and him, please!
DAVID CAMPBELL: But you told me! You said that youíd never known the security of living in one place and one time. Look, you said it was something you
always longed for. Well, Iím giving you that, Susan. Iím giving you a place, a time, an identity.
(SUSAN pauses, the runs a few feet from him, crying.)
SUSAN: No David!
(DAVID follows her and stands quietly as SUSAN finishes crying.)
SUSAN: Iíve lost my shoe... (She rushes to him.) Oh David, I do love you! I do, I do, I do!
49: INT. TARDIS. CONSOLE ROOM
(The DOCTOR stands pondering quietly as IAN and BARBARA watch. The old man crosses to the console and closes the doors.)
50: EXT. RIVERSIDE
(The doors of the TARDIS slam shut. SUSAN rushes to the ship.)
51: SCANNER IMAGE
(SUSAN appears on the scanner. DAVID is stood a few feet behind her.)
52: EXT. RIVERSIDE
DOCTOR: (OOV: over tannoy.) Listen, Susan, please. Iíve double-locked the doors. You canít get in. Now move back, child, where I can see
53: INT. TARDIS. CONSOLE ROOM
DOCTOR: During all the years, Iíve been taking care of you, you in return have been taking care of me.
SUSAN: (On scanner - taking her TARDIS key from around her neck.) Grandfather, I belong with you!
DOCTOR: Not any longer, Susan. Youíre still my grandchild and always will be. But now, youíre a woman too.
54: EXT. RIVERSIDE
DOCTOR: (OOV: on scanner.) I want you to belong somewhere, to have roots of your own. With David, youíll be able to find those roots. Live
normally like any woman should do.
55: INT. TARDIS. CONSOLE ROOM
DOCTOR: Believe me, my dear, your future lies with David. And not with a silly old buffer like me. One day, I shall come back. Yes, I shall come back.
Until then, there must be no regrets, no tears, no anxieties. Just go forward in all your beliefs and prove to me that I am not mistaken in mine. (Reaching for
the controls.) Goodbye, Susan, goodbye, my dear.
(With a pained look on his face, he activates the controls...)
56: EXT. RIVERSIDE
(The TARDIS dematerialises. SUSAN, still holding her TARDIS key, walks into the now empty space and presses the air. She looks at the ground and then into
the sky. DAVID joins her and holds out his hand.)
DAVID CAMPBELL: Susan?...Susan?
(SUSAN takes his hand.)
DAVID CAMPBELL: He knew...he knew you could never leave him.
(SUSAN looks closely at her key, then drops it on the ground, then walks off hesitantly with DAVID. Behind her, the key lies forgotten on the ground - the
key to all time and space...)
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