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(The Daleks are gathering inside their production plant.)

SECOND DALEK: Orders received. Exterminate all humans!
FIRST DALEK: Exterminate all humans!
SECOND DALEK: Exterminate! Annihilate! Destroy! Daleks conquer and destroy!
ALL DALEKS: (In unison.) Daleks conquer and destroy! Daleks conquer and destroy! Daleks conquer and destroy! Daleks conquer and destroy! Daleks conquer and destroy! Daleks conquer and destroy! Daleks conquer and destroy! Daleks conquer and destroy! Daleks conquer and destroy! Daleks conquer and destroy!

(One by one, they glide from the capsule.)

FIRST DALEK: Take up positions. Ready to exterminate all human beings.
SECOND DALEK: Exterminate!
DALEKS: (In unison.) Exterminate! Exterminate! Exterminate! Exterminate!


(In one of the corridors of the colony, two guards are escorting the Doctor, Polly and Quinn back to the detention area. Suddenly, the Doctor halts as he sights a Dalek at the far end of the corridor.)

DOCTOR: The Dalek!
POLLY: What about it?
DOCTOR: Can't you see it's armed?
FIRST GUARD: Keep moving!

(The guard shoves the three prisoners further along the corridor. The Dalek, however, moves into the corridor, barring their passage.)

DALEK: This area is restricted.
QUINN: On whose authority?

(The Dalek scans the group. Its eye-stick remains on the Doctor a few seconds longer.)

DALEK: Repeat. This area is restricted.

(Another Dalek glides into the corridor.)

SECOND DALEK: Obey or you shall be exterminated.
QUINN: I thought they obeyed us?
POLLY: What do we do now, Doctor?
QUINN: (Quickly glancing up and down the corridor.) This way.

(The Doctor, Polly, and Quinn rush back down the corridor. The guards hesitate a moment, before deciding to follow them. The two Daleks watch intently as the humans leave.)

FIRST DALEK: They will be exterminated.


(Bragen is sitting behind the Governor's desk, when an excited Janley bursts into the room.)

JANLEY: We've won. The revolution's over. I'll pass the word to Valmar, Kebble and the rest.
BRAGEN: Wait. The revolution is not quite over yet.
JANLEY: What more can we do? Hensell's dead, you're the new Governor. The battle's over.
BRAGEN: Not quite. You mentioned Kebble, Valmar and that rabble. Well now they must be dealt with.
JANLEY: But those are our own men.
BRAGEN: Huh, huh. Of course.
JANLEY: I don't understand.
BRAGEN: Do you think I can ever be secure in that chair while that rabble are still loose? They rebelled against Hensell yesterday. Tomorrow it'll be my turn. Well, let them rebel. Tell them the guards have taken control. Let them attack, and then we can crush them, utterly!
JANLEY: You say "we".
BRAGEN: Yes. We've come a long way together you and I. You going to back down now?

(Just outside the room, Valmar has heard the sounds of conversation.)

JANLEY: Couldn't you just arrest them?
BRAGEN: Everyone must be killed.
JANLEY: Must they all be slaughtered?
BRAGEN: All of them.

(Unseen by Janley, Bragen reaches into a drawer, and retrieves a gun.)

BRAGEN: Well, are you still with me?
JANLEY: I suppose so.
BRAGEN: Then do as I say. (Tossing the gun on the desk.) I'm glad you agreed with me.

(Janley stares at the gun in shock. Outside the room, Valmar frowns, and rushes away.)


(The Doctor, Polly and Quinn continue walking along a corridor. One of the guards has now moved in front of the party, while the second guard remains at the rear. As the first guard walks through an intersection, an unarmed Dalek suddenly appears from the side-corridor. With the first guard effectively blocked, the Doctor realises this is the opportunity for escape.)


(The Doctor closes his eyes, and waves his recorder towards Quinn. Quinn suddenly spins around, and knocks the rear guard to the floor. The Doctor slowly opens his eyes, and notices the guard lying unconscious on the floor. Meanwhile, the guard at the front has noticed the disturbance. He draws his pistol to fire, but the Doctor, Polly and Quinn have already disappeared back down the corridor.)


(Brandishing a pistol, Valmar forces Ben into the rest room.)

BEN: What have you brought me in here for?
VALMAR: (Peering out of the door.) Quiet!
BEN: Whose side are you on anyway?
VALMAR: I thought I was going to be on the winning side.
BEN: What changed your mind?
VALMAR: Bragen. The colony's become too small for him. He wants us out of the way now.
BEN: Yeah, well it often happens that way, mate, when you follow blokes like him.
VALMAR: Look, I'm going to try and get your friends here, if I can. So wait here.

(Valmar rushes from the room.)


(In the Governor's room, the communications device buzzes. Bragen switches on the monitor to reveal a guard.)

GUARD: Station One reporting, Governor Bragen.
GUARD: The rebels are gathering. We've got them under observation.
BRAGEN: Don't let them concentrate in large groups. Hit them before they organise. They'll be making their move any time now.
GUARD: Right.

(Bragen turns off the communications device. He then reaches for a microphone.)

BRAGEN: People of Vulcan. This is your new Governor talking to you. I have to announce that Governor Hensell has been murdered by the rebels. I have taken control temporarily, until order is restored. People living on the perimeter and in the interior can stay calm. We know who the murderers are.


BRAGEN: (From speaker.) I shall keep you informed of events as soon as I am able, so listen for the signal to watch your communication sets. That is all.

(Ben is lying patiently on the bed, when the Doctor, Polly and Quinn burst into the room.)

DOCTOR: Ah! There you are.
DOCTOR: I knew you'd be all right!
BEN: Polly - you okay?
POLLY: Oh, yes.
BEN: Did Valmar find you, then?
POLLY: Valmar? No.
QUINN: What's this about Valmar?
BEN: Well it seems Bragen's gone power-mad. He wants the rebels to revolt, then he can finish them off.
DOCTOR: The Daleks won't care who they fight. They'll exterminate every human being on this planet.
POLLY: Doctor, please let's go back to the TARDIS.
DOCTOR: (Hurrying towards the door.) Quinn. Keep them both here.
BEN: Well, wait a minute, Doctor!

(Ben tries to follow the Doctor, but Quinn prevents him from leaving.)

BEN: All right. All right.
QUINN: Now what do you think he's up to?


(Nearby, a group of Daleks has just received its orders.)

FIRST DALEK: Orders received. Daleks commence extermination.
DALEKS: (In unison.) Exterminate! Exterminate! Exterminate!


(Gunfire commences throughout the colony. Hurrying down a corridor, the Doctor rushes straight into Kebble and two armed guards.)

KEBBLE: Just a minute, Examiner.
GUARD: All right. Hold it!

(Suddenly, a Dalek appears in the corridor.)

DOCTOR: Down everyone!

(The Doctor flings himself to the ground, waving to the others to follow his lead. The Dalek fires. One of the guards is hit by the lethal ray. Crawling furiously along the ground, the Doctor yanks Kebble to the ground as the Dalek fires again. The other two guards are hit. As they collapse to the floor, the Doctor and Kebble zigzag their way up the corridor.)


(In the laboratory, Valmar is connecting a small wire to three Daleks when Janley rushes into the room. Valmar quickly holds up the nearest wire.)

VALMAR: Don't come any nearer.
JANLEY: What do you mean?
VALMAR: I overheard your conversation with Bragen. But you can't stand up to the Daleks, so your plan will come to nothing.
JANLEY: Not my plan - Bragen's.
VALMAR: But that's the same thing.
JANLEY: Not any more.
VALMAR: You expect me to believe that?
JANLEY: Look Val, he was going to kill me too. I came here to do exactly what you've done. Let Bragen see what the Daleks are like. He doesn't know how strong they are.

(Three Daleks suddenly glide from the capsule.)

JANLEY: He's got to be stopped.
FIRST DALEK: You will lead us to the middle of your party of human beings.
FIRST DALEK: We will fight for you.
JANLEY: Believe me, Val, it's the only way to save all our lives.
VALMAR: Did you know that the Daleks are duplicating?
FIRST DALEK: But we are your friends.
SECOND DALEK: We will serve you.
FIRST DALEK: Take us to the centre of your group.
VALMAR: Can we trust them?
JANLEY: We must! The guards have orders to wipe us out. We must use the Daleks. Come on.

(Janley sprints from the laboratory, followed by Valmar and the Daleks.)


(The Doctor reappears, and immediately glances around the surroundings.)

POLLY: Doctor!
DOCTOR: The window. Does it open?
BEN: I dunno.
DOCTOR: It had better, or we're done for! Out you go.
POLLY: Ah!... Ah!... What's happening?
DOCTOR: The Daleks. They're teeming all over the corridors. We've got to get back to Lesterson's lab.

(Ben and Quinn manage to force the window open. They assist Polly through the window first. Ben and Quinn hurriedly follow. Just as the Doctor is about to follow, Kebble bursts into the room, waving his arms frantically. Suddenly, there is the sound of Dalek fire. Kebble's back arches in agony - he collapses dead to the floor. The Dalek appears in the room a moment later. The Doctor quickly scrambles through the window.)


(Bragen is speaking into the microphone again.)

BRAGEN: This is Governor Bragen speaking. A group of rebels is attempting to take over the colony. It is the duty of all loyal citizens to help the guards resist. Stay in your homes. Order will be restored. Listen to my bulletins.

(A guard marches into the room as Bragen turns the scanner off.)

GUARD: The rebels are using the Daleks against our people!
BRAGEN: Well, get back and fight! Why do you come running to me? What do you think your guns are for?
GUARD: Well, the guns don't work against them!
BRAGEN: Get back and fight them!


(The rebels have constructed a barricade of boxes. They exchange gunfire with a group of guards further down the corridor. Janley and Valmar suddenly appear, and join the rest of the rebels behind the barricade. Janley is holding onto the Dalek control device. The Dalek glides up a moment later.)

JANLEY: (To the Dalek, indicating the guards.) There, and there!

(The Dalek fires, and hits one of the guards.)

JANLEY: Over there!

(The Dalek fires again, but this time, hits the barricade.)

JANLEY: No! No! Over there! They're our people!
VALMAR: Cut the Dalek gun off!
JANLEY: No! Ah!...

(Janley presses the control device frantically, but this has no effect in halting the Dalek fire. The barricade is completely destroyed, and two rebels lie dead on the ground. Valmar snatches the device from Janley.)

VALMAR: I told you to cut the gun off!
JANLEY: I did!
VALMAR: You've killed our own people!

(Valmar rips a wire from the control device. The Dalek moves back slightly.)

VALMAR: We have to dismantle the gun, that's all.
JANLEY: Oh, look at it.
DALEK: Your usefulness is over.

(The Dalek raises its gun, just as another guard rushes into the corridor. The guard raises his gun, and fires at the Dalek. The Dalek spins around, and exterminates the guard.)

JANLEY: Come on!

(Janley quickly races from the corridor, but soon realises that Valmar is not following. She realises Valmar is staring at the guard's dead body.)

JANLEY: Quick, Val. Come on!


(The Doctor, Ben and Polly rush into the laboratory. Lesterson, who is hiding behind a workbench, waves them over.)

POLLY: Doctor, it's stupid to hide in here!
BEN: Well, do you fancy your chances outside in the corridor? No thanks.
DOCTOR: The answer must be here somewhere.
POLLY: Ah!...

(A Dalek emerges from the capsule, and glides out of the laboratory.)

LESTERSON: You must be absolutely quiet. They know everything that's going on. Everything! They even know what you're thinking.

(Ben and Polly exchange looks of puzzlement.)

BEN: Where do they get their power from, Lesterson?
LESTERSON: Ah, I tried to turn the power off. But they were miles ahead of me. Marvellous creatures. You have to admire them.
BEN: But we've got to stop them!
LESTERSON: Oh, it's too late for that. They're the new species, you see. Taking over from homo sapiens. Man's had his day. Finished now.

(Lesterson holds his hand up for silence as the Dalek returns to the laboratory. Another Dalek appears from the capsule.)

FIRST DALEK: The static circuit is nearly complete.
SECOND DALEK: Soon we can abandon the power we are using.

(From outside the laboratory, there is a terrifying scream.)

FIRST DALEK: The humans are being exterminated.

(The two Daleks glide back into the capsule.)

BEN: Did you hear that? They're going to use their own power!
DOCTOR: The cables they laid. The trick I tried before won't work anymore.
LESTERSON: Oh, eh, if that's no good now, we're finished. All we can do is marvel at the creatures who are taking our place.

(Lesterson smiles insanely as he peers over the workbench.)


(Janley rushes down a corridor, followed by an uncertain Valmar.)

VALMAR: (Yelling to Janley.) No!
JANLEY: Come on!

(Valmar stops, realising that Janley in running into danger.)

VALMAR: Don't be a fool - come on!

(Quinn suddenly appears and joins Valmar. Janley continues running up the corridor. A Dalek glides from a side-corridor, and aims its gun-stick towards Janley. The Dalek fires and kills Janley.)


(Janley's scream is heard in the laboratory. Polly shivers, causing Ben to place a comforting arm around her shoulder.)

BEN: Take it easy, Polly.
POLLY: Can't we do anything?! They're murdering everybody, one by one!

(Polly weeps uncontrollably, as Ben turns to Lesterson, glaring at the scientist.)

BEN: You've done all this. Why did you give them power in the first place?

(The Doctor places his hand on Ben's shoulder, and shakes his head slightly.)

LESTERSON: Well, I could control it, you see. And then Janley got one of her men -- Valmar, I think it was, yes -- and he rigged up a secret cable. It's carrying power directly from the colony's supply.
DOCTOR: Where? Where is it, Lesterson?
LESTERSON: Valmar's the only one who can answer that. Or the Daleks of course. They know everything. Yes, you should ask the Daleks.
BEN: Then we must find Valmar.
DOCTOR: No! You stay here and look after Polly.

(Shouting is heard from the corridor outside.)

DOCTOR: I'll go.

(The Doctor looks sympathetically at his companions, and then races outside.)


(Throughout the colony, men and women are being mercilessly exterminated by the Daleks.)


(Kneeling next to the body of Janley, Valmar sobs quietly. Quinn moves up, and crouches down behind Valmar.)

QUINN: You'll have to leave her now, Valmar.
VALMAR: She wasn't as bad as you think.

(The Doctor suddenly appears at one end of the corridor.)

DOCTOR: Valmar! Where is the Dalek power.

(A guard suddenly staggers into the corridor, and collapses on to the floor.)

QUINN: (To the Doctor and Valmar.) Get down, both of you!

(Quinn drags Valmar to the floor, as the Doctor lies down motionless next to a wall. A few seconds later, a Dalek glides down the corridor, examining the 'bodies' for any signs of life. The Dalek hesitates a moment as it examines the Doctor's body, but glides away satisfied. As soon as the Dalek disappears, the Doctor, Quinn and Valmar stand up.)

DOCTOR: Valmar! Where is the Dalek power supply?

(Valmar stares blankly into space.)

QUINN: We've got to stop them, Valmar. She's dead! There's nothing you can do for her!
VALMAR: The main cable's inside the capsule. But there's nothing you can do.
QUINN: There must be some way of cutting off the power.
DOCTOR: What makes you think I want to do that? We need more time. I know. A diversion. Bragen's guards. We'll have to use them to keep the Daleks busy. You go to Bragen.

(The Doctor and Quinn race off in opposite directions.)


(Bragen is frantically flicking switches on the communications device.)

BRAGEN: Section One? Where's your report? Are you there Section One? Section Two? Section Two? Why don't they answer? Can you hear me Section Two? Section Three? Oh, why don't they answer? I'm their Governor. Why don't they answer?

(Bragen bashes the desk in frustration.)


(The colony is littered with dead bodies. The Daleks silently move through the corridors, searching the colony for any further signs of life. Throughout the colony, Bragen's voice is heard from the public address system.)

BRAGEN: This is Bragen speaking. I'm speaking to the Daleks. Daleks, listen to me. I am the Governor. You must work for me. Do not trust the rebels. I will give you whatever you want. But immobilise your guns. This is the Governor speaking.


BEN: He's nuts, trying to talk to the Daleks.

(Ben notices a cupboard nearby.)

BEN: Lesterson, what's in that cupboard?
LESTERSON: Nothing. It's quite empty.
BEN: Well, come on, Polly, we'll be safe in there, love.

(Ben ushers Polly and Lesterson into the cupboard. Just as Ben climbs into the cupboard himself, a Dalek emerges from the capsule.)


(Bragen continues speaking into the microphone.)

BRAGEN: Do you hear me, Daleks?! You will obey my orders!
QUINN: (Entering.) No use, Bragen. The Daleks have stopped obeying your orders.
BRAGEN: Ah! Guards!
QUINN: Dead! The Daleks have killed them. You still have your guard units in the interior. How long will it take them to get here?
BRAGEN: That depends.
QUINN: Well, get them!
BRAGEN: Well, they will be intercepted by the Daleks.
QUINN: Exactly! It will draw them away from here and give the Doctor a chance to deal with them.
BRAGEN: I refuse to allow my guards to be sacrificed.
QUINN: In that case the Daleks will destroy everything on this colony.

(Bragen hesitates, and reaches for the microphone.)

BRAGEN: Guards. This is Bragen speaking. All units will report immediately to the capital. Be prepared to face the rebel Daleks.

(Bragen switches off the microphone.)

BRAGEN: There. Are you satisfied?
QUINN: (Keeping his gun on Bragen.) I hope it works.


(The Doctor and Valmar creep into the laboratory. A concerned expression appears on the Doctor's face when he fails to notice Ben or Polly.)

DOCTOR: Ben! Polly!

(Ben and Polly emerge from the cupboard.)

BEN: Doctor, did you hear what Bragen said?
DOCTOR: Yes, I did.
BEN: Well I only hope the Daleks do go for the guards.
POLLY: A lot of the Daleks went out just now.
DOCTOR: Good, because we're going inside. Come on Valmar. _____.

(Ben and Polly protest, but the Doctor is already scurrying into the capsule. The Doctor reappears a few seconds later, holding one the junction boxes.)

DOCTOR: Ben, give us that spare cable over there. Polly, keep watch at the door.

(The Doctor yanks a cable from the junction box, as Ben drags over another cable lying in the corner of the laboratory. The Doctor snatches the cable from Ben, looks at the tip uncertainly, and then plugs it into the junction box.)

BEN: Well, you know what you're doing?
DOCTOR: Of course I do!
BEN: Well, why can't you just take all the plugs out and cut the power off?
DOCTOR: Because I prefer to do it my way!
POLLY: Look out!

(The Doctor, Ben and Polly take cover behind the workbench as a Dalek glides into the laboratory. Another Dalek emerges from the capsule.)

SECOND DALEK: Static power is being stored. We can dismantle the human electric system.
FIRST DALEK: The law of the Daleks is in force.
SECOND DALEK: Extermination of humans.

(The First Dalek scans the laboratory, sensing something is wrong.)

FIRST DALEK: Our cables have been moved.

(The two Daleks notice the new cable threading its way to the workbench. They glide towards the workbench just as Lesterson emerges from the cupboard.)

LESTERSON: And I could tell you who did it!
FIRST DALEK: What were you doing in there?
LESTERSON: I want to help you.

(The Doctor waves at Ben and Polly to keep themselves hidden behind the bench. He then creeps over towards the main switch.)

LESTERSON: (Impersonating a Dalek.) I am your servant.
FIRST DALEK: We do not need humans now.
LESTERSON: Ah, then, but you wouldn't kill me. I gave you life.
FIRST DALEK: Yes, you gave us life.

(Suddenly the Dalek fires, and Lesterson is struck by the deadly ray. Lesterson collapses to the ground. The Doctor watches in horror as the Daleks turn towards Ben and Polly. The Doctor rushes towards the generator, and plugs in the other end of the cable. Nothing happens. The Doctor frantically pulls at every switch he sees. Finally, there is a loud explosion. Ben and Polly dive to the floor, as the Doctor presses one more switch. The Daleks suddenly spin around the laboratory uncontrollably, with their lights flashing erratically, and smoke belching from their casings.)


(Throughout the colony, Daleks explode, filling the corridors with a dense layer of smoke.)

FIRST DALEK: Ah!... Ah!... Ah!... Ah!... Ah!... Ah!... Ah!... Ah!... Ah!...
SECOND DALEK: There are two...
FIRST DALEK: Exterminate! Ah!... Ah!... Exterminate!


(Quinn and Bragen stare at a Dalek in amazement, as smoke billows from its casing.)

BRAGEN: What happened to it?
QUINN: I don't know.
BRAGEN: It seems that your friend, the Examiner, was successful after all.

(Bragen suddenly leaps from behind the desk, and chops the gun from Quinn's hand. Bragen quickly shoves Quinn to the ground, and picks up the gun.)

BRAGEN: Now I shall restore law and order on this planet.
QUINN: Not your law, Bragen. That's finished for good.
BRAGEN: (Raising the gun.) You'll obey me, or...
QUINN: Your day is over, Bragen. No one will obey you now.
BRAGEN: I'm still the Governor, and you will...

(As Bragen's finger tightens on the trigger, a shot rings out. Bragen grimaces in pain, as he is hit in the shoulder. His gun clatters to the floor. Both Quinn and Bragen turn towards the door, and notice Valmar standing in the doorway, with gun raised.)

BRAGEN: Valmar.

(Bragen makes a move towards the gun on the floor, but Valmar fires again. Bragen slumps to the floor.)

VALMAR: He was a murderer.

(Valmar throws the gun away in disgust.)

VALMAR: Enough of guns.
QUINN: There's a lot of clearing up to be done. We will rebuild together. What is the extent of the damage?
VALMAR: Oh, I don't know if its repairable. The whole electrical system.

(Quinn and Valmar walk from the room.)


(Ben and Polly kneel next to the Doctor's semi-conscious body. Quinn and Valmar stride into the room.)

QUINN: Are you all right?
BEN: Oh, he's OK. The clot knocked himself out.

(The Doctor suddenly leaps to his feet, with a wild expression on his face. When he sees Ben and Polly, his mouth breaks into a broad grin.)

QUINN: It's a miracle. How did you do it?
DOCTOR: Eh? What happened? What did I do? What did I do?
BEN: You destroyed the Daleks, that's what you did!
POLLY: No need to be modest about it.

(The Doctor looks around the laboratory in awe.)

DOCTOR: Did I do that?
POLLY: You know you did!
VALMAR: You used the power from the colony's electric supply -- overfed it -- and blew up their temporary static circuit. Well didn't you?
DOCTOR: (Rubbing his hands together gleefully.) Did I do all that?
VALMAR: You may have stopped the Daleks, but have you any idea of the damage you've done to the colony?
DOCTOR: Oh. There was a blow back, was there?
VALMAR: A blow back? Our power supply has been destroyed! It'll be months before we can get things back to normal.
QUINN: Valmar!
DOCTOR: That is unfortunate.
VALMAR: But did it have to be this way?
DOCTOR: I did a lot of damage, did I?
QUINN: Come on.

(The Doctor turns to Ben and Polly, lowering his voice.)

DOCTOR: I think we'd better get out of here before they send us the bill. (Chuckles.)

(As Quinn and Valmar inspect the damage in the laboratory, the Doctor, Ben and Polly move towards the door.)


(The Doctor and his companions stroll through the mercury swamp. The Doctor plays a tune on his recorder.)

BEN: Well, I mean I didn't expect the brass bands to be playing, but I wouldn't have thought a 'thank you' would have hurt anybody.
POLLY: But Ben, think of all those poor people - all killed.
BEN: I know, but the Doctor saved the colony from being completely wiped out.
POLLY: Hmmm.
BEN: Yeah, and he was telling them all along, but would they listen?
POLLY: Mind you, he wasn't very convincing when he was trying to explain it to Valmar and Quinn and everybody.
BEN: No he wasn't, was he?
POLLY: Doctor? You did know what you were doing, didn't you?

(The Doctor pauses, and removes the recorder from his lips. He looks seriously at Ben and Polly, before grinning. He then gives his companions a wink before moving off again. A few moments later, the Doctor and his companions have arrived back at the TARDIS. A Dalek casing sits next to the TARDIS. The Doctor opens the TARDIS door, and gives the Dalek a concerned glance.)

BEN: Oh, you needn't worry about them anymore, Doctor. Just a heap of old iron now.

(Ben slaps the Dalek casing light-heartedly. He and Polly then stroll into the TARDIS. As the Doctor continues playing his recorder, the TARDIS dematerialises. Suddenly, the Dalek sucker-stick moves up, ever so slightly.)

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