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THE RESCUE
DESPERATE MEASURES

Written by
DAVID WHITAKER


1: INT. LEDGE IN PASSAGEWAY

IAN: Doctor? IÖ

(A series of sharp spikes extend from either side of the face carving overreaching the extent of the ledge - with IAN trapped between them.)

DOCTOR: Donít go any further!
IAN: WhatÖI canít go either way!

(The DOCTOR examines the ring mechanism. IAN shines the torch over the ledge towards the reptile roaring below. He turns round. From the centre of the face carving, a further series of sharp spikes start to slowly extend towards him.)

IAN: Doctor, Theyíre pushing me towards the edge!

(The reptile below roars, awaiting its victim. IAN touches one of the blades but quickly pulls his hand back in pain.)

IAN: Doctor, theyíre razor sharp!
DOCTOR: Take your coat off my boy and throw it over the blades.
IAN: Hold the...torch for me please.

(He passes the torch to the DOCTOR.)

DOCTOR: (Taking it.) Right.
IAN: Ha!
DOCTOR: Now swing yourself round.

(IAN places his coat over the end of the blades.)

IAN: Give me a hand.
DOCTOR: Come on, come on, come on.

(IAN swings round the edge of the outermost blades as the watching reptile roars below.)

IAN: Thanks. (Looking at the trap.) I thought Iíd had it. What do you think this is for?
DOCTOR: Iíve no idea. Iíve never seen it before in my life.

(IAN retrieves his coat and puts it back on. He looks at the third face carving with the dislodged ring pull.)

IAN: I suppose this operates the knives.
DOCTOR: Yes, quite so. (He passes the torch back to IAN.) Then weíve got to get this thing back in its place.

(The reptile roars again. IAN shines the torch down onto it as the DOCTOR examines the trap mechanism.)

IAN: The executioner sounds disappointed.
DOCTOR: Yes, never mind about all that. Come on, give me a hand. Barbaraís still outside, she might be in great danger.

(IAN shines the torch on the third face carving.)


2: EXT. SPACESHIP

(Mists drift round the wrecked spaceship.)


3: INT. SPACESHIP. LIVING QUARTERS

(BENNETT lies on the bunk as BARBARA listens to his breathing.)

VICKI: Is he... is he dead?
BARBARA: No, it must have been the strain of walking out here made him collapse. (To Bennett.) How do you feel?
VICKI: This is Barbara, Bennett.

(They prop him up and VICKI passes him a bowl of water, which he sips.)

BENNETT: Koquillion told me of your arrival. Heís killed your friends.
BARBARA: I donít think so. Iím sure theyíre alright.
BENNETT: Koquillion doesnít make mistakes.
BARBARA: Well, he did about me. You know the next time he visits us, we might be able to surprise him.

(BENNETT looks at BARBARA in shock.)

BARBARA: He doesnít know Iím here does he? So we could set a trap and overpower him!
BENNETT: No...no..
VICKI: Itís a marvellous idea isnít it Bennett?
BENNETT: (Sharply.) No!
BARBARA: Well surely itís worth a try? You wouldnít be any worse off than you are now.
BENNETT: The Mir rescue ship is due to arrive. Well, hasnít Vicki told you that? We have to sit still, do as he says. Maybe weíll have a chance of escaping back to earth.
VICKI: We could still go.
BENNETT: Youíre just a child, you donít know what youíre talking about. We get rid of Koquillion, we gain nothing. If the plan fails, he kills us.
VICKI: (Sadly.) Bennettís right Barbara.
BENNETT: Of course Iím right. Just because I lie on that bed all day doesnít...doesnít mean Iíve lost the use of my brain! (He sits up.) Help me to my room, please?

(He puts his arm round BARBARA and she and VICKI help him out of the room.)


4: INT. SPACESHIP. CORRIDOR

BENNETT: You will do as Koquillion says, wonít you? Now you do understand the consequences? (BARBARA nods.) Thank you.
BARBARA: Iíll help you to your bed.
BENNETT: Iím alright (Shouts.) I said Iím alright! I can manage.

(He stumbles into his cabin and shuts the door in a puzzled BARBARAíS face.)

VICKI: Iíd better go and collect the water, it...gets...dark early on Dido. Will you lay the table, Barbara?
BARBARA: (Staring at BENNETTíS cabin.) Er...yes, yes, alright.
VICKI: Iíll show you where the things are.

(They walk back into the living quarters.)


5: INT. LEDGE IN PASSAGEWAY

(The DOCTOR puts the ring back into its place in the face carving.)

DOCTOR: I think thatís got it back. Watch!

(With a quite rumbling noise, the blades slowly retract.)

IAN: Yes! Youíve done it, Doctor! Ah, there they go. Well, lets hope there arenít any more surprises like that waiting for us, come on.

(IAN walks off. The DOCTOR stops to examine the large face carving where the blades have now fully retracted.)

IAN: Well come on, Doctor.

(The DOCTOR follows IAN.)


6: EXT. OUTSIDE SPACESHIP

(Another of the reptiles lies in the mouth of a cave. Vicki walks along with two water canisters.)


7: INT. SPACESHIP. LIVING QUARTERS

(BARBARA lays the table. She opens the locker and briefly examines the flare gun. She puts it back and takes out a small tin that she puts on the table.)


8: EXT. OUTSIDE SPACESHIP

(The reptile still waits in the cave mouth.)


9: INT. PASSAGEWAY

IAN: Daylight Doctor! We must be nearly there!
DOCTOR: Yes, I think youíre right (Laughs.)

(They walk forward but the DOCTOR spots a doorway in the cave wall.)

DOCTOR: Chesterton!
IAN: Look out Doctor, donít go too near the edge!
DOCTOR: Tight, look, thereís a door
IAN: What?
DOCTOR: Now that must lead somewhere.
IAN: Yes, it is.
DOCTOR: Yes, but theyíll be no time to get a...to open that, come on, lets go the obvious way.
IAN: Alright.

(They carry on.)

DOCTOR: Go on, go on!
IAN: Now mind this edge.
DOCTOR: Just so long as nobody starts...creeping up behind us.

(The DOCTOR glances behind him at the door.)


10: EXT. OUTSIDE SPACESHIP

(VICKI, canisters in hand, stops near the cavemouth and the reptile watches her.)


11: INT. SPACESHIP. LIVING QUARTERS

(BARBARA wanders round the room. She stops by a window and sees the reptile in the cave mouth shuffling towards VICKI. She runs to the locker, grabs the flare gun and runs out of the shipÖ)


12: EXT. OUTSIDE SPACESHIP

(Öwhere she raises the gun and points it at the creature.)

BARBARA: Vicki!

(VICKI jumps up and sees the reptile. She shouts at BARBARA.)

VICKI: No! No donít! No!

(BARBARA fires at the reptile. The gun flashes and the flare hits the animal. It writhes in agony and cries out in pain as it dies.)


13: INT. PASSAGEWAY

(The sound reaches the DOCTOR and IAN.)

DOCTOR: What was that?
IAN: Horrible!
DOCTOR: What is it?
IAN: Come on.

(He pushes the old man forward.)


14: INT. SPACESHIP. LIVING QUARTERS

(BARBARA and VICKI run into the spaceship. VICKI is furious.)

VICKI: You killed Sandy, why? What made you?
BARBARA: He was almost on top of you!
VICKI: How could you do it? Sandy only wanted some food.
BARBARA: But he was going to attack you!
VICKI: Sandy only ever eat plants. I trained him to come here for food.
BARBARA: Well...I didnít know that did I...I, I mean how could I?
VICKI: I shouted, you wouldnít listen.
BARBARA: Look, all I could see was its jaws. Anyway it suddenly started screeching I thought...
VICKI: (Distraught.) You killed him! (VICKI sits at the table and sobs.) You killed him!

(The door of the ship suddenly opens and the DOCTOR and IAN clamber in.)

DOCTOR: Barbara!
BARBARA: Doctor!
DOCTOR: My dear Barbara!
IAN: Barbara!
BARBARA: Oh Doctor, youíre alright! (They hug each other.)
DOCTOR: Oh, Iíve never felt better in my life!

(He suddenly spots VICKI sat at the table. The three of them look at her.)


15: INT. PASSAGEWAY

(KOQUILLION walks through the door that the DOCTOR spotted earlier. He sees the footprints of the DOCTOR and IAN in the sand and starts to follow them.)


16: EXT. LEDGE

(KOQUILLION stands on the ledge looking down onto the spaceship.)


17: INT. SPACESHIP. LIVING QUARTERS

(The DOCTOR sits at the table near VICKI. IAN and BARBARA are sat next to him. VICKI is wiping her face with a handkerchief.)

DOCTOR: Thatís better, thatís better. Now blow your nose and wipe your face. Thatís it. I donít like saying it my dear but you do look a bit of a mess you know! (Laughs.)
IAN: Yes, cheer up, Vicki! And donít forget, if old Kokilikin comes round, Iíve always got this!

(He holds up the flare gun.)

VICKI: Oh, you mustnít, Ian. I keep telling you why we did what he said, youíll spoil it, youíll spoil everything!
DOCTOR: Now, now, now. Itís going to be alright. Weíre not going to jeopardise your safety! Or your rescue! Now, first of all, Iíd like to have a talk with this Mr. Bennett of yours.
VICKI: Oh I keep,
DOCTOR: Will you take...take me to him?
VICKI: I keep telling you, the rescue ship's on its way. Itís going to take us back to Earth. Canít you understand?
DOCTOR: Yes...
BARBARA: Look Vicki, I know youíve been here a long time but you're underestimating what Koquillion can do.
VICKI: (Standing up suddenly.) Yes! Youíre right! Iíve been here a long time. I know what itís like here! Youíve only just come and youíre trying to ruin things! It was alright before, it was! The rescue ship's coming and...nobody asked you to come here, nobody!

(She walks away and stands with her back to them.)

DOCTOR: Now Vicki...
VICKI: Go away!

(The DOCTOR signals to IAN and BARBARA that he wants them to leave. They get up and walk out of the ship, leaving the DOCTOR alone to talk to VICKI.)

DOCTOR: Vicki, my dear...?

(She turns and tearfully looks at him. He beckons her over and points to the chair next to him.)

DOCTOR: (Whispers gently.) Sit down.

(She sits. He leans over to her.)

DOCTOR: You donít mean that do you? Well? Do you? Mmm? (She shakes her head and he laughs.) Good, good! Now, Iíve listened to all youíve said and Iíve thoroughly understood. Weíre here to help you. This is all weíre going to try to do. You know, weíre not going to ruin things for you.
VICKI: (Calmer and quieter.) Bennett says that when we get back weíve got to tell them on Earth what they did to us here. He thinks this planet should be wiped out...
DOCTOR: Yes, I...
VICKI: He says Koquillion shouldnít be made to get away with what heís done to us.
DOCTOR: I think I agree with Bennett - at least about er, Koquillion, but donít you think thereís just a chance, just er, a little chance that my ideas might prove the better ones? Hmm? Good, good! Now, Iíll go and have a talk with Mr. Bennett and I promise you, Iíll listen to everything he says. Hmm?
VICKI: Iíll take you to him.
DOCTOR: Splendid!

(She stands, walks over to the door leading to BENNETTíS cabin, takes the DOCTORíS hand and opens the door.)


18: INT. SPACESHIP. CORRIDOR

(She takes him to the door of the cabin, the DOCTOR looking round at his surroundings as they go.)

DOCTOR: Ah, well now, I donít think you need to wait my dear. You go back with Ian and Barbara. Hmm?
VICKI: (Disdainfully.) Barbara...
DOCTOR: Oh, now now now, You mustnít be like that! Youíre not giving her much of a chance are you? Sheís nice you know! Youíll like her!
VICKI: She killed Sandy.
DOCTOR: Yes, well, so might I have done!
VICKI: No!
DOCTOR: Hmm?
VICKI: Well, you havenít got the sort of face that...kills things
DOCTOR: (Laughs.) And Barbara has I suppose? Eh? You know she was frightened, frightened for your safety. She thought you were going to be hurt. Good gracious me, you mustnít behave like that! Now, look here, er, erm, I think the best thing for you to do is to pop along back there, donít you, hmm? Eh? You must believe what Barbara did, try and understand my dear, and why she did it! Just for me, eh?

(VICKI smiles and walks back to the living quarters. The DOCTOR knocks on BENNETTíS door.)

DOCTOR: Mr. Bennett!
BENNETT: (OOV.) You canít come in.

(The DOCTOR pushes the door but only manages to open it a little.)

DOCTOR: I want to talk to you!

(The DOCTOR picks up a girder type piece of metal from the floor and starts banging it against the cabin door.)

DOCTOR: Oh....ah dear...


19: INT. SPACESHIP. LIVING QUARTERS

(VICKI ignores the banging noise and starts to clear away the table. The outer door opens and IAN and BARBARA enter the ship. VICKI just glances at them.)

IAN: The Doctor gone to see Mr. Bennett?
VICKI: Yes, I took him.
IAN: Good, good.

(VICKI walks past BARBARA, puts some metal containers away and then turns back quietly to her.)

VICKI: Barbara?
BARBARA: Yes?
VICKI: Iím sorry. Really I am.
BARBARA: (Smiles.) Iím sorry too...about Sandy. (She helps her clear things away.)
VICKI: Well, you didnít know. Iím afraid Iíve got rather used to being on my own.
IAN: We know how you feel Vicki. We felt the same way ourselves at first.
VICKI: At first? I donít understand. Youíre from Earth too arenít you?
BARBARA: Yes, but it goes a bit deeper than that.
VICKI: How do you mean?
BARBARA: Well, erm, what was the year when you left Earth?
VICKI: (Puzzled.) 2493, of course. My mother had just died and Daddy wanted to get away so he took a job on the planet Astra.
IAN: You were on your way there and you crashed here?
VICKI: Yes...but why did you ask me the year? What year did you leave?
IAN: Well, you see Vicki, Our space ship, er, well isnít like this one. It...it travels through time.
BARBARA: We left in 1963.
VICKI: (Amazed.) 1963! But that means youíre about...five hundred and fifty years old!

(BARBARA looks momentarily horrified at this thought and IAN bursts into laughter at her reaction.)

BARBARA: Why, yes, I suppose I am...yes, itís a way of looking at it, but Iíll try not to look at it too often!

(She elbows IAN in the ribs as he walks over to her still laughing.)

VICKI: They didnít have time machines in 1963, they didnít know anything then!
IAN: Oh, we werenít entirely ignorant, young lady! Even the Doctor thought it was worth paying us a visit. Thatís how we got mixed up with him in the first place.
BARBARA: The Doctors from a different age, a different planet altogether.
VICKI: I donít believe you at all, youíre joking with me!

(IAN and BARBARA laugh)

VICKI: The Doctor, a time traveller!?
IAN AND BARBARA: Yes!

(They all laugh together.)


20: INT. SPACESHIP. CORRIDOR

(The DOCTOR continues to batter at the door until it bursts open and...)


21: INT. SPACESHIP. BENNETTíS CABIN

(...he staggers into an empty cabin. He throws the girder onto the bed and looks around him. He spots a cupboard.)

DOCTOR: (Laughs gently.) What have we here?

(He opens the cupboard and finds a various pieces of electronic equipment.)

DOCTOR: Tape recordings for what?

(He switches the machine on and BENNETTíS voice echoes through the cabin.)

BENNETT: (OOV.) You canít come in.

(The DOCTOR switches the tape off and activates another control. He hears the conversation from the bugged living quarters.)

VICKI: (OOV.) Oh yes I like the Doctor...


22: INT. SPACESHIP. LIVING QUARTERS

VICKI: ...its funny but as soon as he walked in, I...I felt that...you could trust him, but why does he wear those funny clothes?! And that long white hair!

(BARBARA smiles at IAN who laughs quietly.)

BARBARA: Vicki, Iíve told you the Doctor comes from another time.


23: INT. SPACESHIP. BENNETTíS CABIN

VICKI: (OOV.) Oh, donít start that again!

(IAN can be heard laughing. The DOCTOR smiles and switches the machine off.)

DOCTOR: Hmm! Silly child! Silly child!

(He closes the cupboard.)

DOCTOR: Intercom systems, tape recordings, now, I wonder what else? Hmm?

(He walks over to a control panel on the other side of the cabin next to the bed. At random, he pulls a lever down. A trapdoor in the floor in the middle of the cabin bangs open. The DOCTOR walks over, kneels down and looks through the trapdoor.)

DOCTOR: (Laughs.) Yes, I see, an easy way to get out of a locked room!


24: INT. SPACESHIP. LIVING QUARTERS

IAN: Theyíre taking a long time arenít they?

(He walks over to the door leading to the cabin. VICKI follows.)

VICKI: I donít think we should disturb them.
IAN: Well, they can always tell me to go away.

(Followed by the two women, he goes through the door...)


25: INT. SPACESHIP. CORRIDOR

(...and down the corridor to BENNETTíS cabin. He knocks on the door.)

IAN: Doctor? Mr. Bennett? Can I come in? Doctor? (He knocks again.) Doctor?

(He knocks once more then pushes the door open.)


26: INT. SPACESHIP. BENNETTíS CABIN

(He enters an empty cabin.)

IAN: Theyíve gone!

(BARBARA and VICKI run in. The trapdoor in the floor is now closed.)


27: INT. PASSAGEWAY

(The DOCTOR is again in the passageway that he traversed earlier with IAN. He reaches the door set in the rock and walks through it.)


28: INT. HALL OF JUDGEMENT

(He finds himself at the top of a flight of steps that is at one end of a long and atmospheric chamber. Incense burns from the top of several pillars that form an avenue from the steps to the other end of the hall. The DOCTOR walks down the steps and between the columns. He reaches an ornate table and chairs and, beyond them, an altar type affair with candlesticks and other regalia placed on it. He throws open a chest and finds ornate robes within. He takes one out and examines it.)


29: INT. SPACESHIP. LIVING QUARTERS

(The three re-enter the living quarters.)

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

(They leave the ship.)


30: INT. HALL OF JUDGEMENT

(The DOCTOR sits quietly in one of the chairs with his back to the hall. He hears a noise behind him.)

DOCTOR: Come in, come in, wonít you? Iíve been waiting to talk to you.

(KOQUILLION enters the chamber, walks down the stairs and through the columns. The DOCTOR stands up but still keeps his back to the approaching creature. When KOQUILLION is stood behind him, the old man speaks.)

DOCTOR: This used to be the peoplesí hall of judgement.

(He turns and faces KOQUILLION.)

DOCTOR: Fitting in the present circumstances donít you think? Hmm? Mr. Bennett, May I remind you that masks and robes such as you are wearing are only used on absolutely ceremonial occasions, hmm?

(ďKOQUILLIONĒ takes off one of his spiked hands, revealing a human hand. This mask is then taken off and BENNETTíS bearded features glare malevolently at the DOCTOR.)

BENNETT: Are you finished?
DOCTOR: Yes, I had hoped that you would continue. This elaborate plan...must have been conceived for some reason, what? Hmm?

(BENNETT walks towards the DOCTOR who starts to back away round the table. BENNETT follows.)

BENNETT: To save my life. I killed a crewmember on the spaceship to Astra. I was arrested. The ship crashed. My crime hadnít been radioed to Earth. I knew if I could get rid of the other crewmembers...
DOCTOR: ...get rid of the other crewmembers and blame...their deaths on the Dido people, hmm? (Laughs.)
BENNETT: When we crash landed, the inhabitants invited us all to a grand meeting. It was simple. I just arranged an explosive, using the ships armaments. The whole thing went up. All the inhabitants, the crew, the whole race.
DOCTOR: You destroyed a whole planet to save your own skin. Youíre insane!

(BENNETT places his bejewelled club-like weapon on the table.)

BENNETT: The girl didnít know Iíd been arrested. When we get back to Earth, sheíd support my story. I dressed up as Koquillion to show her how terrible the people here were.
DOCTOR: If that happened, your guilt would have been hidden forever, hmm?
BENNETT: If it happened? (He laughs as the DOCTOR quietly reaches for the club.) Nothings changed. Thereís only three more people for Koquillion to kill, thatís all.

(The DOCTOR raises the club. BENNETT sees this and grabs at it. In the struggle, it is activated and there is an explosion on the other side of the hall. Part of the roof crashes down. The club is also broken in two in the fight between the two men. The DOCTOR grabs a sword off the altar. BENNETT raises one of the chairs and the DOCTOR lunges at it with the sword. Both weapon and ďshieldĒ are cast aside. The DOCTOR rushes at the altar for another weapon but BENNETT grabs him and starts strangling him. BENNETT suddenly stops in shock. Two men, clothed in white suits, boots and small cloaks stand on the other side of the altar. They are native Didonians.)

BENNETT: No! I thought Iíd killed all of you!

(The two Didonians walk round either side of the altar towards the criminal. He backs away across the hall, looking in vain for any weapons. He thrusts a chair in the path of one of the two oncomers but he merely steps aside it. BENNETT runs up the steps as the Didonians approach and out of the door but oversteps the narrow ledge outside. With a scream, he falls to his death. The two Didonians turn back to the collapsed DOCTOR. The last thing he sees before losing consciousness is their two expressionless faces looking down at him...)


31: INT. TARDIS. CONSOLE ROOM

(The DOCTOR comes to in his chair in the console room.)

BARBARA: Heís coming round.

(He looks around him as the two teachers bend over him.)

DOCTOR: Oh, Barbara, Ian. Weíre back in the ship, eh?
IAN: Yes, I...took the liberty of borrowing your key.
BARBARA: Doctor, we found you outside.
DOCTOR: Yes, thatísÖthey left me outside.
IAN: They? Who?
DOCTOR: Oh, er, two strange, er, er, yes, Bennettís dead. Bennett was Koquillion, you know.
IAN: What? Bennett, Koquillion?
DOCTOR: Yes.
IAN: What, well, why, why, Doctor?
BARBARA: No, no, no, no, not now Ian, Heís in no condition to answer questions.
DOCTOR: The girl, Vicki, now, did you, did you bring her?
BARBARA: Yes.
DOCTOR: Where?

(He stands up with the teacherís help.)

BARBARA: Sheís waiting outside.
DOCTOR: Oh, I must get some fresh air. Yes, I...I want to have a talk with that child.
IAN: You alright?
DOCTOR: Yes, now donít fuss especially, Iím...Iím quite alright my boy, Iím quite alright.

(He pats IANíS hand and walks out of the TARDIS.)

BARBARA: Ian, what about Vicki? I wish we could take her with us. Hmm? (IAN looks at her in surprise.) Well, we canít leave her here, can we?


32: INT. CAVE

(In the cave outside the TARDIS, the DOCTOR has explained all to a saddened VICKI.)

DOCTOR: Er, thatís about...what happened, and thatís all.
VICKI: Then...Bennett murdered my father?

(The DOCTOR nods. VICKI turns sadly away.)

VICKI: Then Iíve got nobody.
DOCTOR: My dear, my dear, (He places his hands on her shoulders.) why donít you come with us? Hmm?
VICKI: In...in that old box?
DOCTOR: (Laughs.) We can travel anywhere and everywhere in ďthat old boxĒ as you call it! Regardless of space and time.
VICKI: Then it is a time machine?
DOCTOR: And if you like adventure, my dear, I can promise you an abundance of it! Apart from all that, well youíll...youíll be amongst friends. Hmm? Well? Now, suppose I leave you here for a moment to think about it. Hmm?

(He pats her chin and laughs gently. He walks back into the TARDIS leaving a pensive VICKI in the cave.)


33: INT. TARDIS. CONSOLE ROOM

BARBARA: Doctor?
DOCTOR: Yes?
BARBARA: We were talking about Vicki and we were wondering whether...
IAN: Yes, do you think er, Vicki, er...
DOCTOR: Yes, yes, yes, I can see that weíve all reached the same decision. Now, I suggest we try and get the answer from the child, hmm? (He turns to the open doors.) Vicki! Vicki, my dear! Come in.

(VICKI enters the ship but stands, open mouthed, on the threshold.)

VICKI: Well, its huge!!... (She walks into the room.) and...well...the outside is just...well..
BARBARA: Vicki, are you going to come with us?
VICKI: (Shyly.) Oh I, Iíd like to...yes, if youíll have me.

(The DOCTOR laughs, crosses to the console and closes the doors. He starts to activate the controls as IAN, BARBARA and their new companion watch.)


34: INT. SPACESHIP. LIVING QUARTERS

(In the living quarters of the crashed ship, the radio bursts into life. Again the sound is filled with static.)

SPACE CAPTAIN: (OOV.) Rescue ship to Dido. Rescue ship to Dido. Come in please.

(The SPACE CAPTAIN tries again as the two Didonians enter the ship and look around.)

SPACE CAPTAIN: (OOV.) This is rescue ship calling Dido. Rescue ship calling Dido. Come in please. Dido, can you hear me? This is rescue ship calling...

(The two Didonians lunge at the radio ship and pull its components apart.)


35. INT. CAVE

(The TARDIS dematerialises...)


36: INT. TARDIS. CONSOLE ROOM

(The DOCTOR checks the controls as IAN questions him.)

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


37: EXT. HILLSIDE

(The TARDIS materialises on a wooded cliffside. Against the sound of birdsong, it immediately begins to rock precariously on its base.)


38: INT. TARDIS. CONSOLE ROOM

(The DOCTOR switches off controls whilst IAN is the first to notice that not all is quite right with the TARDISís new landing site.)

DOCTOR: There we are! Safely down.
IAN: Whatís that movement, Doctor?
DOCTOR: Mmm?
IAN: Well, surely you can feel it?
DOCTOR: What movement?

(BARBARA and VICKI rush to the console, as the rocking movement grows greater.)

BARBARA: Doctor! Whatís happening?
DOCTOR: Oh!
IAN: Take off again Doctor!
DOCTOR: Hold on!
VICKI: Weíre falling!

(The room suddenly lurches to one side.)

DOCTOR: Hold on, Hold on, Hold on!

(The companions are all thrown to one side and onto the floor.)


39: EXT. HILLSIDE

(The TARDIS falls off the cliffside and down into the valley.)


Next Episode
THE SLAVE TRADERS


Dr. Who
WILLIAM HARTNELL

Ian Chesterton
WILLIAM RUSSELL

Barbara Wright
JACQUELINE HILL

Vicki
MAUREEN OíBRIEN

Bennett & Koquillion
RAY BARRETT

Space Captain
TOM SHERIDAN

Title music by
RON GRAINER
with the BBC
Radiophonic Workshop

Incidental music by
TRISTRAM CARY

Costumes Supervised by
DAPHNE DARE

Makeup Supervised by
SONIA MARKHAM

Designer
RAYMOND P. CUSICK

Associate Producer
MERVYN PINFIELD

Producer
VERITY LAMBERT

Directed by
CHRISTOPHER BARRY

(c) BBC tv

Transcribed By
JOHN TOMLINSON

 

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