PAUL ERICKSON & LESLEY SCOTT
1: INT. ARK. CONTROL DECK
MONOID ONE: Two! Are you there? Two! Answer me!
2. EXT. REFUSIS II. JUNGLE. LAUNCHER LANDING SITE
(The DOCTOR and DODO stand over the smouldering remains of the Launcher.)
DODO: Doctor, what’ll we do now?
DOCTOR: Nothing, my dear. We shall just have to wait until the next party lands.
DODO: But what if they don’t come? What if they decide to find another planet?
DOCTOR: Well, in that case we shall just have to stay here, mm?
3: INT. ARK. CONTROL DECK
MONOID THREE: What has happened? Why does Two no longer give us his report?
MONOID ONE: I don’t know. It could be a simple break in communications - or that he was attacked!
MONOID THREE: But his report of conditions on the planet Refusis started favourably.
MONOID ONE: Yes...
MONOID THREE: Then what do we do, One?
(MONOID ONE walks across the control deck, considering their next action. He stops on one side of the chamber and turns to address his people.)
MONOID ONE: We will proceed with our plans. We will prepare ourselves for the main landings!
(MONOID TWO turns to the other MONOIDS.)
MONOID THREE: One has spoken. Get the launchers ready and prepare the Monoid population trays for the journey.
(MONOID TWO walks off. One of the MONOIDS, numbered “4” turns to one of its compatriots, numbered “6”.)
MONOID FOUR: The leader has said that we must go but supposing he is wrong? We still don’t know what Refusis is like.
(Across the room...)
MONOID ONE: (Pointing into the heavens.) At last, a new planet of our own - where we can establish our own way of life.
(MONOID THREE has been watching MONOID FOUR.)
MONOID THREE: Yes One, but a word of warning...
MONOID ONE: (Turning round.) What’s that?
MONOID THREE: Four is beginning to question the wisdom of your leadership.
MONOID ONE: (Laughs.) Don’t worry. (He glances over to FOUR.) At the slightest sign of opposition, we can easily get rid of him. As
easily as we will this spaceship, once we have left it. Remember, the final answer which is locked in the head of that statue.
(He looks up to the statue.)
4: INT. REFUSIS II. CASTLE
(The DOCTOR and DODO have returned to the castle and they face a chair in which the invisible REFUSIAN is sat.)
REFUSIAN: (OOV.) Doctor, we are, as you know, concerned about the arrival of the Ark and what it will mean to this planet.
(The DOCTOR sits down at the other side of the table.)
DOCTOR: Yes, yes, I can quite understand that. That is why you destroyed the Launcher, hmm?
REFUSIAN: (OOV.) Here, we’ve always known peace - never war or conflict.
DODO: You’re not the only ones like that. The Guardians - you know the humans who travel in the spaceship - they have...used to have your ideas too.
DOCTOR: Yes, that’s true my dear but, er, you mustn’t think they were perfect. On no! Sometimes they were extremely intolerant and selfish.
REFUSIAN: (OOV.) Is that why they were conquered by the Monoids?
DODO: (To the MONOID.) Yes, I know...but there are some of them left who wouldn’t mind rising up against the Monoids and trying to do better.
REFUSIAN: (OOV.) Then we will allow them time to make their attempt. We will wait for the passing of one day before we think in terms of employing
DOCTOR: Yes, one day, thank you.
DODO: Now, it’s up to Steven and the others.
DOCTOR: Quite so, my dear, quite so.
5: INT. ARK. KITCHEN
(STEVEN stares through the small window in the door of the kitchen as VENUSSA and DASSUK watch.)
STEVEN: The Monoids are up to something. They’re rushing about all over the place.
VENUSSA: (To DASSUK.) Do you think they’re preparing to leave the Ark?
STEVEN: Look, isn’t there a way to get out of this kitchen?
VENUSSA: None, the walls are thick and the doors only open from the outside.
STEVEN: Well, who opens it?
DASSUK: Well they do. Sometimes one of the subject Guardians, Maharis for instance.
STEVEN: Then we must get him to help us.
VENUSSA: He won’t - he’s too frightened.
STEVEN: All right. (Thinks.) We’ll have to use his help without his knowing it.
(DASSUK and VENUSSA look at each other.)
6: INT. ARK. CONTROL DECK
(MAHARIS carries a tray of food onto the control deck. MONOID ONE signals to him from the command chair and MAHARIS takes the tray over. MONOID THREE walks
over to the Launching bay at the side of the control deck where Guardians are loading silver boxes into a Launcher. Each box contains several trays of
MONOID THREE: Be careful. Remember - each tray contains a thousand Monoids, thoughtfully preserved as micro-cells by your ancestors. They must reach
their new life on Refusis safely.
(THREE walks over to the command chair where ONE is finishing his meal.)
MONOID THREE: Everything is proceeding according to plan, One. We must have...
(ONE holds up a hand for silence and turns to the watching MAHARIS.)
MONOID ONE: Thank you, Maharis. That is all.
MAHARIS: Yes One.
(MAHARIS takes the tray and leaves.)
MONOID ONE: Stupid trusting creature. He and all the other subject Guardians are still under the illusion that they will be coming with us to Refusis.
MONOID THREE: They are a blind people. They deserve their fate.
MONOID ONE: Yes. What were you going to say?
MONOID THREE: I was reporting that the preparation of the Launchers is proceeding satisfactorily.
MONOID ONE: Good! Then we shall leave shortly.
7: INT. ARK. KITCHEN
(STEVEN and VENUSSA carefully cover a form with blankets in the corner of the kitchen. They walk over to the middle of the room and wait nervously. After a
moment, the door glides open and MAHARIS enters with the finished tray. As he walks towards the central table DASSUK makes for the door from a corner of the
kitchen. MAHARIS puts the tray down and turns to leave. DASSUK jumps back out of view.)
VENUSSA: Maharis, what’s the news from outside?
MAHARIS: (Slightly panicking.) The Monoids are preparing to leave.
(STEVEN takes him over to one side of the room. VENUSSA signals to DASSUK to make a run for it through the open door.)
STEVEN: And you still think they’ll take you?
MAHARIS: Why not? We can serve them on Refusis as well as here.
(He suddenly looks round.)
MAHARIS: Just a moment - where’s Dassuk?
(VENUSSA points to the form that they have covered. MAHARIS looks at STEVEN and VENUSSA nervously, then leaves the room.
8: INT. ARK. CORRIDOR
(Once outside the kitchen, he waves at the door and it closes. DASSUK watches from round a corner, then once MAHARIS has left, he is about to run back to the
door when two armed MONOIDS shuffle round the corner. He jumps back into hiding, watched by STEVEN through the window. The MONOIDS move on, then DASSUK waves at
the door to open. STEVEN, VENUSSA and the other Guardians pour out.)
DASSUK: Hurry! I don’t think he saw me ‘though we haven’t much time.
VENUSSA: What first?
STEVEN: Well, we agreed - first we’ve got to find that bomb that the Monoids left behind.
9: INT. ARK. CONTROL DECK
(MONOID FOUR continues to conspire with his cohorts...)
MONOID FOUR: The moment we land - then we decide whether One is to stay our leader. If Refusis is dangerous, we must return to the Ark before it is
(They move off past the control panel where TWO is reporting to ONE.)
MONOID THREE: There is still no contact from Two on Refusis, One.
MONOID ONE: Never mind that. We will now go there ourselves. Give the signal.
(ONE moves off as THREE activates the signal. It is heard by the escapees as they enter the control deck.)
STEVEN: What’s that?
VENUSSA: The main landing’s order.
STEVEN: So they’re not going to wait any longer.
(They rush off. In the Launching bay, a door closes on a Launcher, inside which sit MONOID’S ONE and THREE.)
10: INT. LAUNCHER
MONOID THREE: What about the bomb?
MONOID ONE: It is set. It is timed to explode in twelve hours from now.
(THREE activates some of the controls.)
11: INT. ARK. CONTROL DECK
(STEVEN and VENUSSA run up to the door of Launching Bay 7 but it has closed. They run back to the control desk. A monitor shows three Launchers emerging out
of the Ark and heading towards Refusis II. MAHARIS runs up to where STEVEN, DASSUK, VENUSSA and other Guardians are watching the image.)
MAHARIS: (Panicking.) Steven was right! The Monoids have all gone! Every one of them!
DASSUK: (To STEVEN.) What now?
STEVEN: Just find that bomb.
(The two men and the other Guardians leave to start the search.)
STEVEN: (To VENUSSA.) We’ve got to find a way of getting back to Refusis.
(He starts to look over the control desk.)
12: EXT. REFUSIS II. JUNGLE. LAUNCHER LANDING SITE
(The Launchers descend to the planet’s surface. The door to one of them opens and MONDOIDS ONE and THREE step out and look round.)
MONOID ONE: Good. Everything seems to be quiet - and from this moment on, this planet is ours!
MONOID THREE: Look.
(THREE points to the debris of the destroyed Launcher. They walk over to it as MONOID FOUR and Six step out of the just-landed Launcher.)
MONOID THREE: There is the reason why Two failed to complete his message to us.
MONOID ONE: A reason and a warning. We must find who destroyed that launcher, and then - destroy them!
(ONE and THREE step off into the jungle, not seeing the DOCTOR and DODO concealed in the bushes, watching and listening.)
MONOID FOUR: One made a mistake in bringing us here. We will have to wait for our chance, then challenge him and return to the Ark. There is still
time before it is destroyed by that bomb that has been left behind.
(The DOCTOR hears this remark.)
MONOID FOUR: Come, we must not let One and the others get out of our sight.
(FOUR and Six follow their compatriots into the Jungle.)
DOCTOR: (To DODO.) Now.
(They emerge from hiding and run into the Launcher.)
13: INT. ARK. CONTROL DECK
(STEVEN and VENUSSA look at an illuminated map of the Ark on the control desk.)
STEVEN: They could be anywhere, the corridors, in the jungle over there, in the cultivated lands...
VENUSSA: We’ll find it, we must!
(A buzzer starts sounding on the control desk.)
STEVEN: What’s that?
VENUSSA: It’s one of the launchers trying to make contact.
(She presses a control.)
VENUSSA: We’re in contact. Who is that?
DOCTOR: (OOV: Over communicator.) This is Refusis...contacting spaceship Ark.
STEVEN: It’s the Doctor. Hello Doctor, this is Steven.
14: INT. LAUNCHER
DOCTOR: Oh, thank heaven, Steven my boy, you’re safe, now listen; The Ark is about to blow up!
15: INT. ARK. CONTROL DECK
STEVEN: We know that. Do you know where the bomb is?
(The DOCTOR’S image is on the large monitor screen. Several Guardians walk into the listen...)
DOCTOR: No I do not, but I’m going to find out from the Monoids. In the meantime, I’ll send back some of the launchers to the Ark. Now, continue
with the search!
(The screen goes blank. STEVEN turns to the Guardians.)
STEVEN: All right, you heard what he said. Let’s get started.
(They all rush off.)
16: INT. ARK. LAUNCHER
DODO: But Doctor, how are you going to talk to the Monoids...and how are you going to send the launchers back to the Ark?
REFUSIAN: (OOV.) Yes Doctor, how?
(The REFUSIAN is sat next to the DOCTOR.)
DOCTOR: Oh, I’m glad you heard that. You know, er, these launchers are simple to operate and I would like to suggest, my friend, that you fly them
back to the Ark.
REFUSIAN: (OOV.) Me?!
DOCTOR: Yes, the Monoids won’t know who’s taking them - and as for me talking to them, or speaking to them, as you say, well, the problem’s quite
17: EXT. REFUSIS II. JUNGLE. LAUNCHER LANDING SITE
(Two MONOIDS, THREE and Sixty-three approach the Launcher.)
18: INT. LAUNCHER
REFUSIAN: (OOV.) Very well. We will do as you suggest.
DOCTOR: Thank you.
(The DOCTOR gestures to DODO and they step out of the Launcher...)
19: EXT. REFUSIS II. JUNGLE. LAUNCHER LANDING SITE
(...to where the two MONOIDS wait for them. The DOCTOR is not perturbed.)
DOCTOR: Dah! So we meet again! Welcome to Refusis. (Laughs.)
(Sixty-three raises his gun, only to have it pushed down by THREE.)
MONOID THREE: Don’t kill them. One will want to question them. You will come with us.
DOCTOR: Delighted, delighted!
(The DOCTOR and DODO follow THREE. Sixty-three turns round and sees the seemingly empty Launcher rising into the air.)
MONOID THREE: Who is it that travels in that launcher? We have seen no one since we have been here.
DOCTOR: (Smiling.) Well to tell the truth, er, neither have we, hmm, hmm!
20: INT. ARK. CONTROL DECK
(STEVEN walks up to MAHARIS who is stood at the base of the statue and points up at the edifice.)
STEVEN: Have you checked this?
MAHARIS: What’s the use? There’s nothing there.
STEVEN: Look, there’s no point standing around moping just because the Monoids promise you something and then failed you. You’ve got to do something
to save yourself.
MAHARIS: (Shouts.) I believed in them!
(DASSUK runs up.)
DASSUK: Steven! Come quickly!
STEVEN: Why? What’s happened?
DASSUK: One of the launchers has returned from Refusis.
(STEVEN joins the other Guardians who cluster round the Launcher in its bay.)
21: INT. LAUNCHER
(STEVEN peers inside the Launcher.)
STEVEN: At what? It’s empty.
VENUSSA: I know. It was empty when we opened the door.
(The REFUSIAN laughs. STEVEN and the Guardians look at each other in surprise.)
22: INT. REFUSIS II. CASTLE
(The DOCTOR and DODO have been brought before MONOID ONE.)
MONOID ONE: Doctor, where are the Refusians?
DOCTOR: I don’t know - I haven’t seen one!
(He smiles at DODO.)
MONOID ONE: (Angrily.) You step out of the launcher, a moment later it was flown away. It must have been manned by someone. I must find the
MONOID THREE: Do you think they will talk, One?
MONOID ONE: If they don’t - they will die!
(FOUR walks through the castle door at this moment.)
MONOID FOUR: Perhaps - but it would seem that we will die as well.
MONOID ONE: Do you seek to challenge me, Four?
MONOID FOUR: You have led us to this planet and placed us all in danger.
MONOID ONE: If that is the way you feel, then return to the Ark.
MONOID FOUR: We will - only there we have to face the danger that you created...
(MONOID ONE starts to laugh.)
MONOID FOUR: ...the fission device.
MONOID ONE: Leaving you with but one problem - that of getting rid of it. But since it is inside the statue...
(The DOCTOR and DODO look at each other.)
MONOID ONE: ...and the statue itself is so heavy, I think that you will find the problem of disposal is not so easy.
(FOUR walks back to the entrance door, turns and addresses the MONOIDS.)
MONOID FOUR: Those of you that wish to stay in this world of the unknown, will side with One. But those who care for the future of the Monoids must
come with me.
(FOUR walks out followed by three companions.)
MONOID THREE: Will you let them go?
MONOID ONE: No.
(He gets up and grabs a gun from a MONOID.)
MONOID ONE: We’ll destroy them in the open... (To the DOCTOR and DODO.) ...and we will deal with you and the Refusians later.
(ONE gestures to a MONOID numbered “45” to guard the captives, then leaves with the other MONOIDS.)
DOCTOR: (To the departing MONOID ONE.) Thank you, it’s very kind of you!
23: INT. ARK. CONTROL DECK
(STEVEN addresses the Guardians.)
STEVEN: Well, I think we should...split up. Some of us should go back to Refusis to help the Doctor and Dodo whilst the rest stay here and try to deal
with that bomb.
DASSUK: Yes, that’s a good idea.
MAHARIS: (Shouts.) Is it? Why should any of us stay and risk being blown up?
STEVEN: (Grabbing his arm.) Because the Earth’s population trays, everything else that represents Earth life, all these things have to be taken
to Refusis later.
VENUSSA: Steven’s right. That’s why our forefathers started this voyage through space in the first place - seven hundred years ago.
MAHARIS: But we’re alive - why should any of us die for an idea that they thought of?
VENUSSA: You’ve served too long with the Monoids, Maharis. You no longer belong to us. (To STEVEN.) Let him go with the landing party.
STEVEN: Yes, all right. Dassuk, you take the launcher.
(STEVEN pushes MAHARIS off.)
STEVEN: Go with him, Maharis... (To two other Guardians.) ...and you too. Contact the Doctor as soon as you can. I’ll stay here.
DASSUK: All right. What about you, Venussa?
VENUSSA: I’ll stay too.
(DASSUK heads off.)
STEVEN: You could have gone with them.
VENUSSA: They don’t need me. You don’t know the Ark. You will need me to help you find the bomb.
STEVEN: (Smiles.) Let’s try behind that central scan.
(VENUSSA smiles and follows him...away from the statue.)
24: EXT. REFUSIS II. JUNGLE. LAUNCHER LANDING SITE
(MONOID FOUR’S group makes their way cautiously through the jungle. MONOID ONE, rises up out of hiding, holding a gun.)
MONOID ONE: Stay where you are.
(MONOID ONE’S group also rise out of various places of concealment.)
MONOID FOUR: What is the meaning of this? We are going back to the Ark.
MONOID ONE: That is now against my orders.
MONOID FOUR: Your orders? You have given too many and delivered them unwisely. Now they mean nothing to us.
(With his followers, he makes his way towards a launcher.)
MONOID ONE: You have had my last warning. Do as I say.
(The group carries on, a shot fires out and Six falls to the ground. FOUR spins round, fires and Seventy-seven is the next to fall. Other shots fire out and
both groups retreat to the either side of the clearing, taking up positions behind rocks and trees. Nearby, another Launcher lands.)
25: INT. LAUNCHER
(MAHARIS operates the control to open the door.)
DASSUK: Maharis? Where are you going?
(DASSUK tries to hold him back.)
DASSUK: Better make sure everything’s all right first.
(MAHARIS pushes his hand away and, first looking carefully through the doorway, leaves the Launcher.)
26: EXT. REFUSIS II. JUNGLE. LAUNCHER LANDING SITE
(He treads forward carefully. Suddenly he sees ONE and THREE creeping forward to confront their opponents. MAHARIS runs forward with a smile on his face.)
(ONE fires instantly and MAHARIS falls dead to the ground with a scream. FOUR sees this and sends his ‘troops’ forward.)
MONOID FOUR: Over there.
(A member of ONE’S side rises from hiding. FOUR fires and the MONOID falls to the ground.)
27: INT. LAUNCHER
(This is witnessed by the Guardians in the Launcher. DASSUK turns to the other two.)
DASSUK: Come on, while the Monoids are fighting.
(They all run out of the Launcher.)
28: EXT. REFUSIS II. JUNGLE. LAUNCHER LANDING SITE
(They run through the trees...)
29: INT. REFUSIS II. CASTLE
(They soon reach the castle where the DOCTOR and DODO are still guarded by Forty-five. DASSUK thinks quickly when he sees the MONOID.)
DASSUK: Er, master, One needs your help down there.
(DASSUK watches nervously while the MONOID falls for the ploy and leaves the castle. Once he is gone, DASSUK rushes over to the two captives.)
DASSUK: Were you safe?
DODO: ‘Course we are!
DOCTOR: What is more important - is the Ark still all right?
DASSUK: So far, but they haven’t found the bomb yet.
DOCTOR: We have found the bomb. We must warn them immediately. Come along.
DODO: But what about the Monoids?
DASSUK: The way they were fighting, there won’t be many of them left.
DOCTOR: Splendid! Come along.
(They run out.)
30: EXT. REFUSIS II. JUNGLE. LAUNCHER LANDING SITE
(A wounded MONOID struggles on the ground. Another shot fires and he cries out and dies. The ground nearby is littered with dead MONOIDS. FOUR is still alive
but seems stunned by the massacre. The DOCTOR and his party comes through the trees and see FOUR but the MONOID simply throws his weapon to the ground. The
DOCTOR takes advantage of this.)
DOCTOR: To the Launcher!
(They run into the Launcher.)
31: INT. LAUNCHER
DOCTOR: (To DASSUK.) Now, you fly us back to the Ark, meanwhile, I’ll contact Steven.
(They both reach for their respective controls.)
32: INT. ARK. CONTROL DECK
(The message quickly reaches the Ark and STEVEN and VENUSSA stare, perplexed, at the statue.)
STEVEN: It’s up there, in the head of that thing.
VENUSSA: The statue? But how are we going to move it? It...it’s so heavy.
STEVEN: Well, you must have some lifting gear. We only need to get it into one of the launching bays.
VENUSSA: We’ve nothing that can handle anything like that.
(The REFUSIAN’S booming voice echoes across the control deck.)
REFUSIAN: (OOV.) I think I can help you. Clear this main deck.
(The Guardians, puzzled, do as he says.)
VENUSSA: It’s moving!
STEVEN: Yes, well let’s hope the movement doesn’t set it off!
(The huge statue rises slowly into the air, seemingly by itself.)
STEVEN: He’s moving it as if it meant nothing at all!
VENUSSA: Now it’s in the launching bay. We can do the rest.
(STEVEN and VENUSSA rush over to the control desk.)
REFUSIAN: (OOV.) It is ready for firing.
(On one of the monitor’s appears the image of the statue as it falls out of the launching bay door and then explodes in the safe emptiness of space.)
33: INT. ARK. CONTROL DECK (LATER)
(The DOCTOR, DODO and DASSUK have returned to the Ark and all gather on the control deck.)
DODO: Do you think you’ll be able to get everything down onto Refusis now?
DASSUK: We’ll manage... (He looks into the air.) ...especially if the Refusians help us.
REFUSIAN: (OOV.) We’ll do everything we can to assist you in settling on our planet.
DASSUK: Thank you.
REFUSIAN: (OOV.) But one thing you must do...
VENUSSA: What’s that?
REFUSIAN: (OOV.) Make peace with the Monoids.
(They all look to where a group of MONOID’S, led by FOUR, stand under guard.)
DOCTOR: He’s right. A long time ago, your ancestors accepted responsibility for the welfare of these Monoids. They were treated like slaves. So no
wonder when they got the chance, they repaid you in kind.
REFUSIAN: (OOV.) Unless you learn to live together, there is no future for you on Refusis.
DASSUK: We understand.
DOCTOR: Yes, you must travel with understanding as well as hope. You know, I once said that to one of your ancestors, a long time ago. (Laughs.)
However, we must be going. Goodbye.
(They all say “Goodbye” to each other and, in an echo of an event that took place several centuries earlier, the three travellers climb aboard a
transporter and are waved away.)
VENUSSA: (To DASSUK.) Do you think we’ll ever see them again?
DASSUK: (Sitting at the control desk.) Perhaps, but if we don’t our children will, or our children’s children.
VENUSSA: If we were to tell them the story, do you think they’d believe us, or would they just dismiss it as a legend?
DASSUK: (Thinks, then...) We’ll make them believe it.
(On a monitor, the TARDIS dematerialises...)
34: INT. TARDIS. CONSOLE ROOM
STEVEN: We're landing now Doctor.
DOCTOR: Good. That means the gravitational bearing must have rectified itself.
(DODO enters from the living quarters.)
DODO: Hey, look at this!
(DODO models her trendy new outfit, a sleeveless mini dress. The upper portion is light-colored with a dark, misshaped circle in the center. The bottom
portion is dark-colored with light, misshaped circles all around. On her head she wears a Dylan cap.)
DODO: Ain't it fab?
(STEVEN walks over to her and examines her clothes with approval.)
STEVEN: Yes... hmm, very nice.
(The DOCTOR sneezes and as he does so he slowly fades away unnoticed by STEVEN and DODO.)
STEVEN: Bless you.
DODO: Oh Doctor, don't say you're catching a cold now.
(Now STEVEN and DODO turn toward the DOCTOR and discover that he's disappeared.)
STEVEN: Doctor? Well, where are you?
(The DOCTOR briefly fades in and out of sight but then completely disappears.)
DOCTOR: (OOV.) What do you mean, dear boy? I'm still here, hmm?
(STEVEN and DODO walk toward the spot where they last saw the DOCTOR standing.)
DODO: Doctor, you've vanished!
DOCTOR: (OOV.) What? Oh nonsense child! Nonsense! Hmm!
DODO: (Looking at STEVEN.) You have! Do you think this is something to do with the Refusians?
STEVEN: Why... it must be!
DOCTOR: (OOV.) You're wrong!
(The DOCTOR begins walking around the control room. DODO and STEVEN turn and follow his voice.)
DOCTOR: (OOV.) This is something far more serious. We're in grave danger. This is some form of attack!
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