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THE DEATH OF DOCTOR WHO

Written by
TERRY NATION


1: INT. DALEK TIME MACHINE. SECOND CHAMBER

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!


2: EXT. MECHANUS. JUNGLE. TARDIS LANDING SITE (NIGHT)

(A large mushroom shaped creature twitches in the jungle of Mechanus. The sounds of swamp gas bubbling can be heard. The DOCTOR, IAN - holding the DOCTORíS machine - and BARBARA come across several of the mushroom creatures as they explore outside the TARDIS.)

BARBARA: What is it, Doctor?
DOCTOR: Well, Iím not sure, young lady. Is it a plant or...some kind of fungus?
IAN: (Stepping forward.) Huh! A living fungoid, Doctor.
DOCTOR: (Holding IAN back with his stick.) Yes, I think this is the moment when discretion is the better part of valour. Letís get back into the ship.

(They turn round. A fungoid now stands between them and the ship.)

DOCTOR: How did that get there?
BARBARA: Theyíre moving. Theyíre closing in on us!

(IAN hits one of the creatures on the cup as the DOCTOR hits another with his stick. IAN quickly withdraws his hand.)

IAN: It stings!

(Suddenly, they are all bathed in bright spotlights. The fungoids twitch and shiver in alarm.)

DOCTOR: Well, our friends here obviously donít like the light, hmm?
BARBARA: Well, thank goodness for that.
DOCTOR: Hmm hmm!
IAN: No, but who switched the lights on? Who put them there in the first place?
BARBARA: What does it matter so long as they stay on?
DOCTOR: Well, it does suggest that there are other creatures on this planet, yes. Creatures of intelligence.

(IAN has walked a small distance away.)

IAN: Hey, come over here!

(The DOCTOR and BARBARA join him. IAN points through the trees.)

IAN: Look
DOCTOR: Mmm?
IAN: Look, you see? The lights, they...they form a sort of, er...
DOCTOR: Yes!
IAN: ...corridor.
DOCTOR: Yes, its...its a kind of pattern. Yes, youíre quite right, my boy, a corridor.
IAN: Doctor! This could be an ideal place to fight those Daleks.
DOCTOR: Yes, yes, well letís follow it. This way.

(They set off through the trees.)


3: EXT. MECHANUS. JUNGLE. DALEK LANDING SITE (NIGHT)

(Two DALEKS have come out of their time machine.)

FIRST DALEK: This is the planet Mechanus. All forms of life are to be treated as hostile.
SECOND DALEK: Understood. Pass the order: all forms of life to be destroyed on contact.
FIRST DALEK: I obey.

(The SECOND DALEK glides back to the time machine as another DALEK exits.)

SECOND DALEK: Is the humanoid robot standing by?
THIRD DALEK: It awaits your orders.

(The ROBOT DOCTOR walks out of the machine.)

SECOND DALEK: Our enemies are moving through the jungle. You are to join them.
ROBOT DOCTOR: (Airily.) Infiltrate, separate and kill. Yes, yes. I understand. Well, the sooner I get started, the sooner I shall accomplish my mission, hmm?

(With a wave of its walking stick, the ROBOT DOCTOR strolls away through the trees.)

SECOND DALEK: We shall follow it as escort. Advise all units.

(The DALEKS glide off. After they have gone, VICKI steps cautiously out of the DALEK time machine.)


4: EXT. MECHANUS. JUNGLE (NIGHT)

(The other travellers are still following the corridor of light through the trees.)

BARBARA: (To IAN.) Just a minute.

(IAN stops as BARBARA takes off her shoe to shake something out of it. The DOCTOR has carried on.)

DOCTOR: (OOV.) Come along, come along.
IAN: All right?
BARBARA: Yep, fine.

(They follow on after the DOCTOR, not seeing the ROBOT DOCTOR that steps out of the trees behind them. The ROBOT follows.)


5: EXT. MECHANUS. ANOTHER PART OF THE JUNGLE (NIGHT)

(VICKI, making her own way through the jungle, ducks into hiding as a DALEK glides past. VICKI steps out of hiding and walks straight into a fungoid. VICKI falls under the creaturesí fronds as it tries to cover her. She manages to struggle to her feet and run off.)


6: EXT. MECHANUS. ANOTHER PART OF THE JUNGLE (NIGHT)

(The others reach a cave. They look warily through the entrance...)


7: INT. MECHANUS. CAVE (NIGHT)

DOCTOR: Oh, we seem to have come to the end of our corridor of lights, hmm?
IAN: Yes. Let me go first.

(IAN steps into the cave. The others cautiously follow.)

DOCTOR: Any Daleks?
IAN: No, nothing. Itís empty.
DOCTOR: Hmm, letís take a closer look, hmm?

(They step into the main body of the cave.)

IAN: Strange place. Now why would anyone construct a complicated system of lights...to lead directly to a cave like this?
DOCTOR: Well, Iím not quite sure, dear boy, but...there must be a reason for it, yes, like everything else in the universe, there is a reason for it.

(The DOCTOR sees a metallic probe sticking out of the rock wall but is distracted as IAN puts the machine down with a thump.)

DOCTOR: Oh, do be careful what youíre doing with that, hmm?
BARBARA: Hey, over here.
IAN: Huh?
BARBARA: Look what Iíve found.

(BARBARA is holding a long metallic and perspex stick with a handle and controls at one end. IAN takes it from her and examines it.)

IAN: Well, what do you make of that, Doctor?
DOCTOR: (Taking it from IAN.) Well, I should imagine itís some kind of weapon. Just hold that a minute, hmm?
IAN: Hey?

(He passes IAN his walking stick. Taking the weapon, he walks to the mouth of the cave. IAN and BARBARA follow closely behind - too closely for the DOCTORíS liking.)

DOCTOR: Ah, cha, cha, cha, not so close!

(The DOCTOR braces himself and fires. There is no sound. He checks the weapon and sees that a bright light shines from the end.)

DOCTOR: Well! Thatís ingenious, isnít it, hmm?

(IAN and BARBARA come over.)

BARBARA: Ah, itís designed to scare off those fungoid things we saw in the swamp.
DOCTOR: Very good, my dear, very good, hmm?
BARBARA: (Taking the stick weapon.) Well Doctor, with this... (Points at the DOCTORíS machine.) ...and that we are ready for the Daleks, come on.

(She walks over to the cave mouth and gets in position, holding the stick weapon up. IAN picks up the DOCTORíS machine and excitedly joins her as the two of them talk at once.)

IAN: Sheís right, you know.
BARBARA: ___ party, we can pick Ďem off one by one.

(She starts to pretend to fire the gun. IAN laughs.)

DOCTOR: (Calming them down.) Just, just, just, shh, shh, shh...

(They stop and turn to the DOCTOR.)

DOCTOR: Just a moment now, may I speak? Thereís something I havenít told you, dear boy. We cannot use this machine in an en...enclosed area, otherwise we shall all go up in smoke.
BARBARA: But Doctor, the...the Daleks will find this flare path and weíll be trapped here.
DOCTOR: That may be...
IAN: (Interrupting.) Letís put the lights out.
DOCTOR: Now youíre talking common sense. Yes, lets find the cable, shall we?

(They start to search the cave.)


8: EXT. MECHANUS. JUNGLE. TARDIS LANDING SITE (NIGHT)

(A tired VICKI stumbles through the jungle and comes across the TARDIS. She runs forward excitedly, not seeing that the fungoids have surrounded the ship. VICKI starts hammering on the TARDIS door as a fungoid shuffles closer...)

VICKI: Doctor? Doctor, itís me, let me in! Itís me!

(The fungoid attempts to smother her but she manages to run off. Another fungoid is further through the trees but she manages to reach the safety of the light path - without knowing what it is. She calms down as she realises that the creatures are not following her and she starts to follow the path of light through the trees.)


9: INT. MECHANUS. CAVE (NIGHT)

(The search ends...)

BARBARA: Over here! Iíve found it.

(The DOCTOR and IAN rush over.)

IAN: Good. Where? Ah...

(The light source would seem to be under a rock.)

DOCTOR: Ah, thatís quite safe, well insulated.
IAN: Yeah.

(IAN uses the light stick to try and prise it open.)

IAN: Ho, itís tough.

(He continues his efforts...)


10: EXT. MECHANUS. JUNGLE (NIGHT)

(VICKI stumbles through the trees. She comes across another fungoid - just as the lights go out. VICKI screams.)


11: INT. MECHANUS. CAVE (NIGHT)

IAN: Thereís someone out there!
BARBARA: (Happily.) That noise! That noise, it was...it was...
IAN: Come on, Doctor!

(IAN starts to run out of the cave.)

BARBARA: Doctor, that noise! It was...
DOCTOR: (Leaving the cave.) Watch the machine! Watch the machine!


12: EXT. MECHANUS. JUNGLE (NIGHT)

(IAN and the DOCTOR run through the jungle towards where the scream came from. After they have gone past, the ROBOT DOCTOR rises from hiding and makes its way towards the cave.)


13: EXT. MECHANUS. JUNGLE. DALEK LANDING SITE (NIGHT)

(Two DALEKS are in the jungle, next to another fungoid. The SECOND DALEK is fitted with a perceptor instrument.)

FIRST DALEK: The light source has vanished.
SECOND DALEK: Patrols will continue to advance eastward. Perceptors register much movement in that area.

(The DALEKS start to move forward. The fungoid attempts to smother the FIRST DALEK.)

FIRST DALEK: Alert! Alert! Alert!

(The SECOND DALEK fires, killing the fungoid.)

SECOND DALEK: The patrol will continue.
FIRST DALEK: Have I sustained damage.
SECOND DALEK: No. The patrol will continue.

(They move off.)


14: EXT. JUNGLE (NIGHT)

(IAN and the DOCTOR come across VICKI. She is lying in a faint with a fungoid hovering over her.)

IAN: Vicki!

(IAN uses the light stick to keep the fungoid away. The DOCTOR bends down to examine VICKI.)

IAN: She must have smuggled herself aboard the Daleks time machine. (Somberly.) So theyíve arrived.


15: EXT. MECHANUS. CAVE ENTRANCE (NIGHT)

(The ROBOT DOCTOR arrives at the cave. He checks round to make sure that he is alone, then enters the cave.)


16: INT. MECHANUS. CAVE (NIGHT)

(BARBARA runs forward as the ROBOT DOCTOR enters.)

BARBARA: Doctor! You were quick.
ROBOT DOCTOR: (Somberly.) Oh, Was I?
BARBARA: Who was it?
ROBOT DOCTOR: Oh, nobody, I, er...
BARBARA: What is it? Whereís Ian?
ROBOT DOCTOR: (Quietly.) Barbara, my dear, Chesterton is dead.

(BARBARA is stunned...)

BARBARA: Dead?
ROBOT DOCTOR: The creatures...caught him. I could do nothing.

(He strokes her chin. BARBARA takes his hand in shock.)

BARBARA: Are you sure...are you certain that heís not just hurt?
ROBOT DOCTOR: (Quietly.) Come with me. Perhaps you can help. Come along, come along. Hurry.

(He walks out of the cave. BARBARA hesitates then runs after him.)


17: EXT. MECHANUS. JUNGLE (NIGHT)

(The DOCTOR and IAN make their way back to the cave, IAN carrying VICKI.)

IAN: About another twenty yards, Doctor, I think.
DOCTOR: Do you know Chesterton, they have an extraordinary range of movement, extraordinary.
IAN: Yes. All Iím interested in right now is getting into that cave. Weíll be safe.


18: INT. CAVE (NIGHT)

(They enter the cave.)

IAN: Barbara? Barbara? Weíve found her

(IAN places the still unconscious VICKI down on the cave floor.)

IAN: Barbara? Where is she?
DOCTOR: Take a look outside, my boy. Iíll look after Vicki.

(IAN steps out of the cave.)

IAN: (OOV.) Barbara? Barbara?

(The DOCTOR bends down over VICKI as she starts to come round.)

DOCTOR: Oh, come along child, youíre all right, come along. Come along, my dear. Come along, hmm, hmm?

(VICKI comes to, sees the DOCTOR and pushes him away. She jumps up and backs against the cave wall in alarm.)

DOCTOR: My dear girl! What on earth is wrong with you?
VICKI: (Scared.) No, no, no!

(IAN rushes back in.)

IAN: Doctor! Sheís nowhere to be...

(He stops as he sees the look of fear on VICKIíS face.)

IAN: Vicki, what is it?
VICKI: Ian!

(VICKI looks confused and crosses to IAN.)

VICKI: I thought that...when I...I...oh, it must be the Doctor or you wouldnít be with him.
IAN: What are you saying, Vicki?
VICKI: (To the DOCTOR.) Oh...Iím sorry I behaved like that, but...when I first woke up, I...I thought you must be the robot.
DOCTOR: Robot? My dear, you...you have havenít got a temperature, have you?
IAN: You come and sit down, Vicki.
VICKI: (Shouts.) There is a robot! (To the DOCTOR.) The Daleks made it - exactly like you.
DOCTOR: A robot exactly like me?
VICKI: Every detail. I heard them giving it orders. They made it to infiltrate our group. They told it to ďinfiltrate and killĒ.
DOCTOR: So thatís it! This is very serious Chesterton. Barbara would never have left here unless...unless you or I told her to go, hmm?
IAN: (Realising.) Theyíve got her...Barbara...

(He runs out of the cave.)

IAN: (Shouts.) Barbara!
DOCTOR: (To VICKI.) You all right, child?

(She nods.)

IAN: (OOV.) Barbara!
DOCTOR: Come along!

(The DOCTOR and VICKI follow IAN.)


19: EXT. MECHANUS. JUNGLE (NIGHT)

(BARBARA and the ROBOT DOCTOR reach a clearing but the ROBOT DOCTOR stops and hangs back.)

BARBARA: Is this where you left him?
ROBOT DOCTOR: No.
BARBARA: Oh, come on Doctor! We must find him. You do dawdle so.
IAN: (OOV: Calling through the trees.) Barbara! Barbara!
BARBARA: (Delighted.) Ian! Heís all right Doctor!

(She runs up to the ROBOT DOCTOR.)

BARBARA: Heís all right!

(The ROBOT DOCTOR swings his walking stick to bring it crashing down on BARBARAíS head. She screams and jumps back. The blow misses. She falls to the ground. The ROBOT DOCTOR stands over her with the stick which she desperately grabs hold of.)

BARBARA: (Screams.) Argh! Ian! Argh!

(IAN appears out of the jungle and grabs the ROBOT DOCTOR. The ROBOT elbows him sharply and runs off as IAN falls to the ground next to an upset and confused BARBARA.)

BARBARA: (Almost tearful.) Whatís the matter with him? Why did he try to kill me?
IAN: It isnít the Doctor. Itís a robot.
BARBARA: A robot?
IAN: Yes. A robot the Daleks made. Come on Barbara, letís...letís find the others.

(They painfully get to their feet and set off.)


20: EXT. MECHANUS. ANOTHER PART OF THE JUNGLE (NIGHT)

VICKI: I canít...see any sign of Ian. I think he must have gone further than we thought.

(She turns and sees, coming towards her, IAN helping BARBARA.)

VICKI: Barbara!
IAN: OK, Vicki.
VICKI: Whereís the Doctor?

(From either side of the clearing, both the DOCTOR and the ROBOT DOCTOR appear. The three companions look from one to other of the two figures in confusion.)

ROBOT DOCTOR: Donít just stand there Chesterton, thatís the robot.
DOCTOR: Robot? Robot? Me? Youíre the imposter! He is the imposter!
ROBOT DOCTOR: Then prove it, my dear fellow, prove it. Then we shall all believe you.
DOCTOR: I donít have to.
ROBOT DOCTOR: You mean you canít!
DOCTOR: Why you...!

(The DOCTOR raises his stick and approaches the ROBOT. Seeing this, IAN and BARBARA make up their mind that the ROBOT is the real DOCTOR. IAN approaches the real DOCTOR as the ROBOT runs to one side of the clearing with BARBARA and VICKI.)

IAN: Put that stick down!
DOCTOR: Get out of my way.
IAN: And if I wonít?
DOCTOR: I shall give you the same treatment.

(The DOCTOR raises his stick. IAN tackles him and the two start to struggle. The fight is watched by the two women and the ROBOT.)

ROBOT DOCTOR: Watch him Chesterton! Watch him!

(IAN grapples the DOCTOR to the ground.)

IAN: You still you insist youíre the real Doctor?
DOCTOR: Oh, what does it matter what I say now, hmm?
ROBOT DOCTOR: Chesterton, nowís your chance! Destroy it! Destroy it with a rock!

(IAN thrusts the DOCTOR away and, as suggested, grabs a rock. The ROBOT turns to VICKI and says...).

ROBOT DOCTOR: Susan, donít look this way, itíll be nasty.

(VICKI looks confused but BARBARA realises the mistake that has been made. She rushes to IAN.)

BARBARA: Ian, donít! Thatís the Doctor!
IAN: What?
VICKI: (Running from the ROBOT.) This is the robot! This is the robot!

(The ROBOT runs at IAN and pushes him to the ground.)

IAN: Argh!

(The ROBOT makes a run for it but the DOCTOR trips it up. The ROBOT rises to its feet and the two identical figures begin a duel with their walking sticks. Their sticks in the air, the ROBOT manages to push the DOCTOR to one side of the clearing. The DOCTOR suddenly shouts out in an imitation of a DALEK voice...)

DOCTOR: Stop! Do not kill!

(The ROBOT, confused, pauses. The DOCTOR uses this advantage to reach within the ROBOTíS chest and pull out some of its circuitry. The ROBOT freezes. With his stick, the DOCTOR gently pushes it over to the ground. The DOCTOR looks down on it.)

DOCTOR: Hmm, I must get a Doctor!

(He walks off.)


21: EXT. MECHANUS. JUNGLE. TARDIS LANDING SITE (NIGHT)

(The DALEKS come across the TARDIS. A fungoid stands next to it.)

FIRST DALEK: The enemy time machine. With this in our control, they cannot escape. What is that noise?

(The noise comes from the fungoid as it approaches and smothers the DALEK.)

SECOND DALEK: Hostile plant life! Destroy! Destroy!
FIRST DALEK: (Muffled: under the fungoid.) You destroy!

(The SECOND DALEK fires and the fungoid is destroyed. A THIRD DALEK glides forward.)

THIRD DALEK: There is no trace of the humans.
SECOND DALEK: Or the robot?
THIRD DALEK: No. Contact has been lost.
FIRST DALEK: We will organise a full scale search of the jungle at daybreak.

(The DALEKS nod their eye-pieces in agreement.)


22: EXT. MECHANUS. CAVE ENTRANCE (NIGHT)

(The DOCTOR is sat outside the cave on guard. IAN comes out and sits next to him.)

IAN: Oh, thingís donít look too good, do they Doctor?
DOCTOR: No, theyíre not very encouraging, dear boy.
IAN: Oh, weíve got one consolation - weíre all together again.
DOCTOR: Yes, but I donít mind admitting, I...feel rather exhausted after all that experience.
IAN: Well, why donít you go down and have a rest?
DOCTOR: Hmm?
IAN: Go on. Iíll stay out here.
DOCTOR: Yes, I donít suppose we can do much in this light.
IAN: No. You know itís been dark ever since we landed on this planet.
DOCTOR: Yes well, weíll give it a few hours. It might get lighter.
IAN: Mmm.
DOCTOR: I think Iíll take your advice. But I shanít sleep.

(He goes into the cave.)


23: INT. MECHANUS. CAVE (NIGHT)

(BARBARA and VICKI are already here, fast asleep. The DOCTOR lies next to them and quickly dozes off.)


24: EXT. MECHANUS. CAVE ENTRANCE (NIGHT)

(Outside the cave, IAN finds it difficult to stay awake as he continues to keep guard.)


25: INT. MECHANUS. CAVE (NIGHT)

(As the three sleep inside the cave, a probe with a camera on the end descends from the ceiling and monitors the three sleepers. After a moment, it withdraws.)


26: INT. MECHANUS. CAVE

(The next morning, daylight streams through the cave entrance. The DOCTOR wakes up and struggles to his feet.)


27: EXT. MECHANUS. CAVE ENTRANCE

(Outside the cave, IAN is fast asleep. The DOCTOR comes out...but stops in his tracks as he looks up into the sky. He shakes IAN.)

DOCTOR: Chesterton!
IAN: Mmm?
DOCTOR: Get up, get up, get up!
IAN: (Getting to his feet.) Whatís the matter?
DOCTOR: Look here!
IAN: Mmm?

(The DOCTOR points with his walking stick. Above them, built on graceful stilts that reach out of the distant jungle is a magnificent city. The buildings themselves are a series of landings on curving columns. One walkway reaches from the city to the cliff-side above them.)


28: INT. MECHANUS. CAVE

(BARBARA and VICKI are stirring. The DOCTOR pokes his head through the entrance.)

DOCTOR: I say, you two in there! Come along, wake up, wake up! Come out here quickly!

(The two women follow him out of the cave.)


29: EXT. MECHANUS. CAVE ENTRANCE

(The DOCTOR laughs and points out the sight to them. They stop in their tracks at the sight above them.)

VICKI: Wow, beautiful!
IAN: (In wonder.) Yes...
DOCTOR: Mmm.
IAN: To think that was up there all last night and we never knew.
DOCTOR: Quite so. And that is where weíve got to get to, hmm?
IAN: Yes, you bet.
DOCTOR: (To BARBARA.) Have you got that thingummybob?
BARBARA: Iíll get it.

(She runs into the cave.)

DOCTOR: Well, come along, come along, letís go. Come on.

(They are about to set off, when...)

VICKI: Look!

(Three DALEKS are in the jungle coming towards them.)

IAN: Daleks - coming straight for us!
BARBARA: Over there - thereís two more of them!

(And indeed, two more DALEKS stand to one side.)

BARBARA: Come on Vicki, quick!

(The travellers retreat quickly back into the cave.)


30: INT. MECHANUS. CAVE

(The DOCTOR keeps watch through the entrance as the other three back against the wall.)

IAN: What do we do now?
DOCTOR: Well, we must clear this cave as soon as possible, otherwise we canít work that device.
IAN: How?
VICKI: That cliff above, can we climb out that way?
IAN: No, itís impossible. Its sheer, theyíd pick us off like flies.
VICKI: Itís the only way, what do we do?
IAN: Iíve got it! The Doctor will have to go out there as the robot. He could put them off the scent.
BARBARA: Are you mad?
IAN: Why?
BARBARA: The Daleks must know that the robotís dead - they controlled it.

(Unseen, the DOCTOR slips out of the cave.)

IAN: Why? You canít be sure of that.
VICKI: Anyway, it might confuse them just long enough to enable us to get away...
BARBARA: Look, it would be sheer suicide!
IAN: Yeah, perhaps youíre right Barbara. Well, Doctor, wha...

(He turns and sees that the old man has gone.)

IAN: (Running to the entrance.) Doctor!
BARBARA: Doctor!


31: EXT. MECHANUS. JUNGLE. TARDIS LANDING SITE

(The SECOND DALEK with the perceptor instrument glides back to some of its companions.)

SECOND DALEK: They are trapped in the rock face.
FIRST DALEK: Attack formation! Attack formation! Attack formation! Attack formation! Attack!

(Three DALEKS glide round until they are facing the direction of the cave.)

SECOND DALEK: Section four will enter the cave. Do not deviate.
THIRD DALEK: We obey.

(The FIRST and THIRD DALEKS glide off. The SECOND DALEK glides up to two more DALEKS.)

SECOND DALEK: Section two will circle the cave. Take a position amongst the boulders and cut off any attempt to escape.
FOURTH DALEK: We obey.

(The SECOND DALEK glides back to two more DALEKS.)

SECOND DALEK: We will take no prisoners. Eliminate on sight.
DALEKS: We obey.

(They start to glide off through the jungle.)

SECOND DALEK: Move to position. On my command, advance and attack.
FIFTH DALEK: Align and advance!
SIXTH DALEK: Advance and attack!
DALEKS: Attack and destroy! Destroy and rejoice!


32: INT. MECHANUS. CAVE

(IAN, BARBARA and VICKI wait in the cave, listening to the exchange outside.)

FIRST DALEK: (OOV.) Halt! You will be exterminated!
DOCTOR: (OOV.) I have infiltrated and killed. We may now return to Skaro.
FIRST DALEK: (OOV.) You lie! You are not the robot!

(There is the sound of a DALEK gun firing. The DOCTOR dives into the cave, helped by IAN.)

IAN: Doctor!
BARBARA: Doctor, that was a foolish thing to do!
DOCTOR: They kna...they know now, whoíse who. (To BARBARA.) Give me that machine. All of you, get against the wall.

(BARBARA hands him the machine and she, IAN and VICKI run to the far wall as instructed.)

DOCTOR: Iím going to see what I can do with this.

(The DOCTOR places the machine down in the centre of the cave. As he does so, a section of the back wall slams down. Beyond it is a small but brightly lit chamber and within it stands a robot. As tall as a man, itís overall shape is round and is made of geodesic design in that is made of triangular panels. The robot has three flashing lights on one panel and a number of small pieces of instrumentation on the very top of its casing, rather like an aerial. The robot speaks in a heavily fractured electronic voice.)

MECHANOID: Eight hundred...thirty...Mechanoid...English...input...enter.

(Two arms come out of the centre of the robot, almost in a gesture of welcome. The voices of the DALEKS are heard outside the cave...)

DALEKS: (OOV.) Advance. Advance and attack! Attack and destroy! Destroy and rejoice!
IAN: You heard what the gentleman said - letís go!

(As the DALEK chant continues, the DOCTOR grabs his machine and the time travellers walk towards the chamber...)


Next Episode
THE PLANET OF DECISION


Dr. Who
WILLIAM HARTNELL

Ian Chesterton
WILLIAM RUSSELL

Barbara Wright
JACQUELINE HILL

Vicki
MAUREEN OíBRIEN

Robot Dr. Who
EDMUND WARWICK

Dalek Voices
PETER HAWKINS
DAVID GRAHAM

Daleks
ROBERT JEWELL
KEVIN MANSER
GERALD TAYLOR

Mechanoid Voice
DAVID GRAHAM

Mechanoid
MURPHY GRUMBAR
with
JACK PITT
JOHN SCOTT MARTIN
KEN TYLLSON

Fight arranged by
PETER DIAMOND

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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