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JOURNEY INTO TERROR

Written by
TERRY NATION


1: INT. TARDIS. CONSOLE ROOM

IAN: Surely weíve got our twelve minute lead still?
DOCTOR: (Somberly.) Iím afraid not. Itís down to eight. It will be reduced even further after our next landing. We must face the facts; the Daleks are closing in on us.


2: VORTEX

(The TARDIS journeys through vortex. Closer behind is the DALEK time machine.)


3: INT. HOUSE. DOWNSTAIRS HALL

(An eerie house. The fire in the main hall has two large closed eyes and a nose built into the stone above the mouth of the fireplace itself. The effect created is of an open mouthed hideous Gargoyle like creature. The sound of thunder crashes through the room. Next to the fireplace, near to a cobweb-covered candelabra, the TARDIS materialises. BARBARA steps out followed by IAN, VICKI and the DOCTOR. The main staircase of the house faces them. The ornate banisters begin and end with statues of figures holding up bowls on their heads from which emanates a strange mist.)

BARBARA: Iím not wild about this place.
IAN: I donít know...ideal place to fight Daleks, you know...good stout walls... (He walks over to the foot of the staircase.) an upper storey, stairs...Daleks donít like stairs.

(IAN steps on the first stair that creaks underneath his foot. Suddenly the lights flicker and a bat flies out of the darkness and swoops towards the travellers as the thunder crashes again. BARBARA screams. The DOCTORíS words of reassurance are drowned out by the thunder.)

VICKI: (Covering her head.) Probably vampires, if you ask me.
IAN: Oh, charming!
DOCTOR: Oh, rubbish my child. Vampire bats are only to be found in South America.
VICKI: Maybe thatís where we are?
DOCTOR: No, I donít think so. Judging by the, er, architecture, I should say, er, Central Europe.
VICKI: Well, Iím with Barbara. I donít like it here, I think we should go.
DOCTOR: Yes, in the normal, er...progress of time, m...my dear, I would say, er, ye...I would agree with you, but, erm, unfortunately weíve got to face the Daleks and I think itís essential we take a look around. Letís try upstairs, hmm?

(The DOCTOR steps on the first stair. Again it creaks, the lights flicker and the sound of more bats are heard.)

BARBARA: (Frightened.) Well, you got if you want to, but Iím staying near the TARDIS.
VICKI: Me too.
DOCTOR: Oh, very well, stay where you are. We shanít be long.

(He starts to climb the stairs. He turns as he sees that IAN isnít following. IAN takes the hint and repeats the reassurance to the girls.)

IAN: Shanít be long.

(He follows the DOCTOR and the two nervous women are left below, clutching each other.)

BARBARA: Well Vicki, thereís...thereís really nothing to be scared of. (Stepping away.) This is...just an old house, it...we mustnít let our imaginations run away with us.

(There is another crack of thunder. BARBARA rushes back to VICKI.)

VICKI: No, youíre quite right. We...we mustnít behave like children.
BARBARA: No, we mustnít, now...come on, letís, erm, letís help the Doctor and look around down here. Erm, how about the fireplace?

(As the thunder crashes again, they walk over to the fireplace. Suddenly the two stone eyelids rise open and two evil eyes light up. The women jump and nervously step away behind the TARDIS. They spot an old wooden chest.)

VICKI: Look at that.

(They step over to it.)

VICKI: What do you suppose is inside it?

(BARBARA is about to open it when they hear an evil laugh echo through the room. They open the chest. It is empty.)

VICKI: (Relieved.) Oh!

(The two women laugh. BARBARA shuts the chest. Suddenly a skeleton drops down between them. They scream...)


4: INT. HOUSE. LANDING

(The DOCTOR and IAN walk along a tapestry-covered landing. There is a crack of thunder. IAN stops, having heard the women scream.)

IAN: What was that?
DOCTOR: Oh, itís just thunder, dear boy.
IAN: No, no, no, the noise before that.
DOCTOR: Oh, rubbish, there was no noise before that! Come along, come along. (Laughs.)

(The DOCTOR walks off. IAN pauses...and the ghost of a GREY LADY walks through him. IAN sees nothing but shivers as the apparition passes through. He looks around, then walks on to the end of the landing. Next to a suit of armour is a doorway through which the DOCTOR is looking. Beyond are some steps leading down to a room which is full of scientific equipment and a table, the contents of which are covered with a large cloth.)

IAN: What have you found now?
DOCTOR: Well, it looks...it looks like a laboratory to me. Look at all that equipment down there, hmm?
IAN: Doctor, I think weíd better check on Barbara and Vicki.
DOCTOR: Oh nonsense, weíve only just left them, dear boy, hmm? Now, I must see whatís on that table.

(The DOCTOR walks down the steps.)

IAN: Must you? Iíd really rather not know.
DOCTOR: You donít mean that, do you? Whereís your spirit of adventure, mm? (Laughs.)
IAN: It died a slow and painful death when those bats came out of the rafters.
DOCTOR: Very well then, stay where you are! Mmm? Stay where you are! (Laughs.)


5: INT. HOUSE. LABORATORY

(The DOCTOR walks down the stone steps into the laboratory. Despite his misgivings, IAN follows. As they reach the base of the steps, the cloth falls back as a bandaged-covered figure rises from the table - it is FRANKENSTEINíS monster! The DOCTOR starts to run back up the steps. IAN stands mesmerised as the monster starts to throw back the cloth and rise.)

DOCTOR: I say, I think weíd better check where Vicki and Barbara is!

(The monster stands. IAN needs no second bidding and hastily follows the DOCTOR. Once the two men have gone, FRANKENSTEINíS monster falls back to the table and lies down.)

VICKI: (OOV.) Whatís that in aid of?


6: INT. HOUSE. DOWNSTAIRS HALL

(VICKI and BARBARA are waiting at the base of the stairs.)

VICKI: And whatís that in aid of?

(BARBARA nervously quotes from John Donneís ďDevotions upon emergent occasionsĒ.)

BARBARA: ďAnd therefore never send to know, for whom the bell tolls. It tolls for theeĒ!

(BARBARA looks round.)

BARBARA: I feel as though my hairís turned white!
VICKI: It has as a matter of fact.
BARBARA: What!
VICKI: (Smiling, walking over to BARBARA.) Itís all right though. It quite suits you.
BARBARA: Oh Vicki!

(Behind them, a familiar form in a cloak walks out of a doorway. It speaks, in a strange disembodied voice - as though it were a recording.)

COUNT DRACULA: Good evening.

(The women gasp and spin round.)

VICKI: (Nervously.) Good...evening!
BARBARA: (Also nervous.) Who are you?

(The figure doesnít speak for a moment. Then it raises a hand in a robotic fashion and speaks - again in a disembodied style, its lips not fully synchronised with its speech.)

COUNT DRACULA: I am Count Dracula!
BARBARA: (Amazed and horrified.) But...you canít be, I mean, not...not really!

(In answer, DRACULA just walks away through the hidden doorway.)

VICKI: Heís gone. Thank goodness for that anyway.
BARBARA: Vicki...do...do you think thereís something strange going on around here?
VICKI: (Sarcastically.) Oh no!
BARBARA: T...What....Why did he go away so quickly?

(BARBARA goes over to the hidden and now closed doorway. She tries to find it again.)

BARBARA: Well, I canít seem to open it from this side. Vicki, do you supp....

(BARBARA turns round. VICKI is nowhere to be seen.)

BARBARA: Vicki? Vicki, where are you?

(BARBARA backs along the wall. Suddenly, she sees the GREY LADY above her on the landing. She gives out a banshee type cry. BARBARA looks up in terror and back into an alcove - which turns on a pivot, taking BARBARA with it. She screams as she disappears.)


7: INT. HOUSE. CORRIDOR

(The DOCTOR and IAN stumble along a darkened corridor, the DOCTOR finding the way with his pen torch. The two men stumble into each other.)

IAN: Oh!

(The DOCTOR jumps and spins round to him, then sees who it is.)

IAN: Oh, thereís one thing about this place, Doctor; it certainly stimulates the phagocytes.
DOCTOR: Hmm. Hmm?
IAN: The phago...? (He shakes his head.) You know, itís...itís uncanny, strange and weird, but...
DOCTOR: Mmm.
IAN: ...it is familiar!
DOCTOR: Yes, thatís the word, dear boy, familiar! You know when I was coming down those stairs, I knew that thing was going to move, hmm? I knew it! (Laughs.)
IAN: Oh, did you? I didnít notice you standing around to check your premonition.
DOCTOR: I never stay where Iím not wanted. Come along.

(They walk on...)


8: INT. INT. HOUSE. LANDING

(...and onto the landing.)

DOCTOR: Huh! Pre-conditioned - thatís it! Pre-conditioned!
IAN: What are you talking about?
DOCTOR: This house is exactly what you would expect in a nightmare! Yes, weíre in a world of dreams; creaking doors, thunder and lightning, monsters and all the things that go bumpety bumpety in the night! Hmm?
IAN: With one vital difference, Doctor.
DOCTOR: Hmm?
IAN: This house is real. It exists.
DOCTOR: Yes...yes, it exists - in the dark recesses of the human minds. Millions of people secretly believing! Think of the immense power of all these people, combined together, makes this place become a reality, hmm? (Laughs.)


9: INT. HOUSE. DOWNSTAIRS HALL

(They step to the top of the stairs.)

IAN: Then weíre safe!
DOCTOR: Safe? What on earth do you mean, dear boy?
IAN: But the Daleks canít touch us here? Not in the human mind?
DOCTOR: You know I believe youíre right. Yes! The Daleks can never land here! Ha ha!

(They start to run down the stairs. As they reach the bottom step...)

IAN: Woah!

(...they tread carefully. Again the step creaks, setting off the noise of the bats. They pause listening, then IAN notices the obvious.)

IAN: The girls have gone.

(The DOCTOR steps over to the TARDIS, opens the door and shouts inside.)

DOCTOR: Vicki! (He shuts the door and shouts round.) Barb...

(He crosses to IAN.)

DOCTOR: Perhaps they followed us upstairs, hmm?

(They walk back up the stairs. Behind them in the hall, the DALEK time machine materialises.)


10: INT. DALEK TIME MACHINE. MAIN CHAMBER

(An image of the downstairs hall of the house appears in the middle of one of the spinning concentric patterns.)

FIRST DALEK: The enemy time machine is here. We have caught them.
SECOND DALEK: Which planet are we on.
FIRST DALEK: Earth. They only changed their geographical and time location.
THIRD DALEK: This time they will not elude us. Already the search force is disembarking.


11: INT. HOUSE. DOWNSTAIRS HALL

(Two DALEKS glide out of the time machine.)

FOURTH DALEK: Search. I shall remain here in case they return.


12: INT. HOUSE. LANDING

IAN: Where are those girls, Doctor? Well we would have seen them if they were upstairs.

(He looks and points towards the stairs leading to the laboratory.)

IAN: Hadnít we better take another look down there?
DOCTOR: Had we?
IAN: Afraid so.
DOCTOR: (Nervously.) Well, er, after you, dear boy! Mmm.
IAN: No, after you!

(The DOCTOR starts down.)

IAN: Wait for me.

(He follows.)


13: INT. HOUSE. LABORATORY

DOCTOR: Shh! Someoneís coming.
IAN: Well, take cover!

(They run down the stairs. IAN stops as he sees a DALEK in a small passage leading off the laboratory.)

DALEK: Where are the time travellers?
IAN: The time travellers? Theyíre...

(IAN quickly pulls down a portcullis that divides the passage from the laboratory. The DALEK starts to push and rattle the portcullis. The two men start to leave the laboratory but suddenly the form of FRANKENSTEINíS monster sits up on the table.)

DALEK: Do not move!

(The monster gets off the table.)

DOCTOR: The TARDIS! Quick!

(The two men run out of the room.)

DALEK: Do not move! I am a Dalek!

(The monster walks towards the DALEK. It fires on the creature who staggers back but regains its balance and carries on towards the DALEK.)

DALEK: We are invincible!

(The monster raises the portcullis and starts the attack the DALEK.)

DALEK: Stop! Stop! Ahh! Ahh!


14: INT. HOUSE. DOWNSTAIRS HALL

(The DOCTOR and IAN rush down the main staircase. VICKI runs forward.)

VICKI: Oh, there you are!
IAN: Vicki...
DOCTOR: Well where have you both been, eh?
VICKI: We climbed through a secret tunnel straight down...
IAN: (Interrupting.) Thereís no time to tell us now. The Daleks are here.
BARBARA: Daleks!
IAN: Yes.
VICKI: Look out!

(On the other side of the hallway is a DALEK.)

FOURTH DALEK: Halt! You will be exterminated!

(Behind it, the form of COUNT DRACULA again steps out of the hidden doorway and speaks again in a disembodied voice.)

COUNT DRACULA: Good evening!

(The DALEK turns round to look at it.)

IAN: Quick! Into the TARDIS while weíve still got a chance!

(The DOCTOR, IAN and BARBARA rush for the TARDIS. VICKI stops to shout out a warning to COUNT DRACULA.)

VICKI: Look out, heíll kill you! Youíll be killed!

(The DALEK fires at DRACULA. The figure is bathed in the rays but fails to fall.)

COUNT DRACULA: I...am...Count...Dracula.

(It turns to leave. VICKI makes a run for the TARDIS but is quickly surrounded by more DALEKS. The TARDIS starts to dematerialise.)

FOURTH DALEK: Eradicate her!

(The form of FRANKENSTEINíS monster steps out of a doorway. A DALEK turns to face it. The TARDIS fades away. FRANKENSTEINíS monster starts to pick up a DALEK.)

FOURTH DALEK: Obliterate.

(COUNT DRACULA walks forward again.)

COUNT DRACULA: I...am....Count...Dracula.

(The FOURTH DALEK spins round. Realising that it has failed to exterminate the creature, it starts to back away. DRACULA walks forward in a robotic fashion and starts to repeat...)

COUNT DRACULA: Donít go. Donít go. Donít go.

(FRANKENSTEINíS monster lifts the DALEK above his head into the air...)

COUNT DRACULA: Donít go. Donít go.

(...and dashes it to the ground.)

COUNT DRACULA: Donít go.

(The GREY LADY appears on the landing and again gives out her wail.)

COUNT DRACULA: Donít go. Donít go.

(Another DALEK fires on the GREY LADY as FRANKENSTEINíS monster starts to pound at its victim.)

COUNT DRACULA: Donít go.

(The GREY LADY is as unaffected as her companions by the DALEK fire power. She laughs. VICKI takes advantage of the confusion to dash into the DALEK time machine.)

FIFTH DALEK: Embark at once!
FOURTH DALEK: At once!
FIFTH DALEK: Yes! Embark!
FOURTH DALEK: Embark! At once!
DALEKS: Embark! Embark! Embark! Embark!

(The DALEKS cautiously glide past FRANKENSTEINíS monster as it finishes off its victim and into their time machine.)


15: INT. TARDIS. CONSOLE ROOM

(The time path detector continues to bleep.)

IAN: This game of hide and seek through time is wearing a little thin now.
DOCTOR: Game? (Laughs.)
IAN: What an extraordinary place, eh? More spooks in a square mile than the Tower of London.
DOCTOR: Yeah...
IAN: You know that theory of yours...
DOCTOR: Theory, my dear boy? Fact - I am convinced that that house was neither tame...time nor space. We were lodged for a period...in an area of human thought.
IAN: And were the Daleks lodging too?
DOCTOR: Oh, I donít want to enter into it...
IAN: Oh, no, no, no!
DOCTOR: (To himself.) A discussion with him! Oh!
IAN: Have it your own way. I think thereís a much simpler explanation.


16: INT. HOUSE. DOWNSTAIRS HALL

(On one side of the hall, hidden by a wall, stands a ticket booth. A sign proclaims ďFESTIVAL of GHANA 1996Ē but another sign across the window of the booth states ďCANCELLED BY PEKINGĒ. The base of the booth advertises this particular attraction - ďFRANKENSTEINíS HOUSE OF HORRORSĒ - PRICE $10Ē.)


17: INT. TARDIS. CONSOLE ROOM

(The DOCTOR continues to make further adjustments to his machine. IAN walks over.)

IAN: Well, howís this box of tricks coming along, Doctor?
DOCTOR: Oh, necessarily crude, dear boy. I havenít time to perf...to perfect anything.
IAN: Oh, whenís it going to be operational, eh?
DOCTOR: You know just as much about that as I do.
IAN: Oh Doctor, we canít go on like this, can we? Weíve given them the slip once or twice but sooner or later weíre going to have to settle with them.
DOCTOR: Oh, I quite agree with you. Running away wonít solve our problem. But as soon as weíve reached the final decision, to stand and fight, theyíll be no turning back. Itíll either be them...or us. Hmm?

(BARBARA walks in with four drinks.)

BARBARA: Here we are.
DOCTOR: Oh, my dear, very welcome.
IAN: (Almost dropping his.) Woah, thanks.
DOCTOR: Thank you.
BARBARA: (Looking round.) Whereís Vicki?
DOCTOR: (Worried.) But I thought she was with you?


18: INT. DALEK TIME MACHINE. MAIN CHAMBER

FIRST DALEK: We are locked in pursuit course.
SECOND DALEK: Calculate destination of enemy time machine.

(The DALEK looks at a series of three changing numbers below a scanner screen.)

FIRST DALEK: Report.
THIRD DALEK: The enemy is approaching the planet Mechanus.
SECOND DALEK: Contact Skaro. Report our destination to the Dalek Supreme.
FIRST DALEK: I obey.

(The FIRST DALEK glides away. The SECOND and THIRD DALEKS glide towards a doorway leading to a second chamber. A FOURTH DALEK waits by the doorway.)

SECOND DALEK: Is the reproducer repaired?
FOURTH DALEK: We await your orders.
THIRD DALEK: Manufacture will commence at once.


19: INT. DALEK TIME MACHINE. SECOND CHAMBER

(The DALEKS glide into a chamber, one wall of which is dominated by a large upright cylindrical machine.)

SECOND DALEK: Which if the four humans is to be re-produced?
FOURTH DALEK: Their leader - the one they call ďDoctorĒ. Is the re-producer programmed?
THIRD DALEK: All is in readiness. Photo images and relevant data are in the computer. The humanoid will be completed by the time we arrive at our destination.
FOURTH DALEK: Excellent. Commence operations, then assemble at cell renovator chamber.
SECOND DALEK: We obey!
THIRD DALEK: Of course.

(They glide out of the room. One glides suddenly back and watches as the two halves of the cylindrical machine slide open, revealing a glass doorway within. It glides out again...and VICKI comes out of hiding from an alcove. She looks through the glass doorway but all is opaque. She walks over to a nearby wall of machinery which seems to be a transmitter. She switches it on and it crackles into life.)

VICKI: TARDIS, hello. TARDIS? Come in please. Over.

(Static is heard.)

VICKI: Hello, TARDIS. Doctor? Somebody, please help me. Get me out of this. TARDIS! TARDIS!

(There is no response. She walks back over to the glass doorway. A still figure can now be seen within the smoky interior - it seems to be the DOCTOR!.)


20: INT. TARDIS. CONSOLE ROOM

(The travellers pace the console room , worried by the realisation that they have left VICKI behind.)

DOCTOR: Itís my fault. All my own stupid fault. I shouldnít have moved the TARDIS. I have should have checked up first to make sure that everybody was inside. I shall never forgive myself!
IAN: Oh, no Doctor, donít blame yourself. Weíre all equally to blame. I was convinced she was on-board.
BARBARA: Isnít there anything we can do? Is there no way of going back for Vicki.
DOCTOR: (Angrily.) You donít think Iíd be standing here doing nothing do you, if there were, hmm? Weíre helpless...and you of all people should know that the TARDIS canít land in the same time and place twice!
IAN: Doctor, shut up! (Quietly.) Weíve never stayed long enough in any one place to repair the time mechanism of the TARDIS. If we did, is there a chance of going back for Vicki?
DOCTOR: Yes, of course, itís possible but it might take months, even years.
BARBARA: But Doctor, if we all worked together, if...if Ian and I helped you, surely itís worth a try?
DOCTOR: Yes, my dear, I know itís worth a try but you donít think the Daleks are going to sit back and allow us to tinker do you? Theyíre right on our tracks. Their one aim is to destroy.
IAN: (Thinks, then, to himself...) The Dalek time machine! Of course! (To the DOCTOR.) Doctor, Iíve got it. We canít go back for Vicki in the TARDIS, but we can in the Daleks own time machine.
DOCTOR: Do you mean...capture their machine?
IAN: Why not?
BARBARA: Well, that would take some doing.
IAN: Itís the only chance weíve got, otherwise weíll never see Vicki again.
DOCTOR: If we can only pull it off.
BARBARA: Doctor, we have nothing to lose...and now we have even more reason to stop and fight.
IAN: What do you say, Doctor?
DOCTOR: I say yes, yes, yes! Our next landing will be our battle ground and we shall fight. We shall fight to the death!


21: INT. DALEK TIME MACHINE. SECOND CHAMBER

(VICKI is trying the transmitter again...)

VICKI: TARDIS? Somebody hear me. TARDIS! TARDIS!


22: INT. DALEK TIME MACHINE. MAIN CHAMBER

FIRST DALEK: Report position of enemy machine.
SECOND DALEK: Itís movement through time is ending.
THIRD DALEK: It is approaching the planet Mechanus.
FIRST DALEK: How long before we reach them?
FOURTH DALEK: Er, er, in earth time, er, four minutes.
FIRST DALEK: There is much to do.

(The DALEKS glide into the second chamber.)


23: INT. DALEK TIME MACHINE. SECOND CHAMBER

FIRST DALEK: Is the humanoid robot complete?
THIRD DALEK: The computer is feeding its memory cells with data.
SECOND DALEK: Physical characteristics are completed. Energy cells fully charged.
FOURTH DALEK: Micro-units containing personality and vocal mannerisms are charged.
FIRST DALEK: Prepare to activate.

(A DALEK turns to a console.)

FIRST DALEK: Activate the robot.

(Within the machine the ROBOT DOCTOR, complete with walking stick, moves and pushes open the door. VICKI watches in horror.)


24: EXT. MECHANUS. JUNGLE (NIGHT)

(The destination of the pursued and their pursuers is dark with a thick growth of trees and a misty wet ground.)


25: INT. TARDIS. CONSOLE ROOM

(The travellers see this image on the scanner.)

IAN: Ah, looks swampy.
DOCTOR: Yes, all to the good, my boy. This sort of terrain is going to make it very difficult for the Daleks. (Laughs.)
IAN: Yes. Well, we wonít have long to explore, Doctor, before the Daleks arrive so lets get moving.

(IAN picks up the DOCTORíS machine.)

DOCTOR: Yes, you are perfectly correct, perfectly correct. However, it doesnít matter about the appearances. Itís quite safe to go outside.
IAN: Good.

(The DOCTOR opens the doors and joins the two teachers in looking through the open doorway to the outside.)

BARBARA: Just look at that vegetation.
IAN: Yes. Just as though it were alive.
DOCTOR: Alive! Yes!


26: INT. DALEK TIME MACHINE. SECOND CHAMBER

FIRST DALEK: Success! Paramount success! It is impossible to distinguish from the original.

(A DALEK glides forward.)

FOURTH DALEK: We have landed on the planet Mechanus.
FIRST DALEK: Operate ramp control. Activate robot power source.

(After a pause, the ROBOT DOCTOR jauntily steps out of the machine and stands in front of its creators.)

FIRST DALEK: Your orders are understood? You will infiltrate and kill.
DALEKS: Infiltrate and kill!

(The ROBOT speaks, its voice and inflexions a perfect match of the DOCTORíS.)

ROBOT DOCTOR: Understand? Of course I understand, my dear fellow. (It gives a wave of its arm.) Donít fuss so! I am to infiltrate and kill, infiltrate and kill!


Next Episode
THE DEATH OF DOCTOR WHO


Dr. Who
WILLIAM HARTNELL

Ian Chesterton
WILLIAM RUSSELL

Barbara Wright
JACQUELINE HILL

Vicki
MAUREEN OíBRIEN

Frankenstein
JOHN MAXIM

Count Dracula
MALCOLM ROGERS

Grey Lady
ROSLYN DE WINTER

Dalek Voices
PETER HAWKINS
DAVID GRAHAM

Daleks
ROBERT JEWELL
KEVIN MANSER
JOHN SCOTT MARTIN
GERALD TAYLOR

Title music by
RON GRAINER
and the BBC Radiophonic Workshop

Incidental music
composed and
conducted by
DUDLEY SIMPSON

Story Editor
DENNIS SPOONER

Designers
RAYMOND CUSICK
JOHN WOOD

Producer
VERITY LAMBERT

Directed by
RICHARD MARTIN

(c) BBC tv

Transcribed By
JOHN TOMLINSON

 

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