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Doctor
Who

The Dominators

Episode Three

By Norman Ashby


1, INT: SURVEY UNIT

(Violent explosions burst all around Zoe and Cully, causing the building to sway giddily on it's foundations.)

ZOE: Cully, what's happening?!
CULLY: I don't know.

(He moves towards a console, but it explodes before he can get near. Zoe shrieks.)

ZOE: Oh!
CULLY: The door quick!

(He tries to swipe the control with his hand, but it fails to work.)

ZOE: Oh.
CULLY: It's stuck, it's stuck! We're trapped!

(Zoe screams as another explosion brings down part of the roof.)


2, EXT: SURVEY UNIT

TOBA: Recharge.

(With a bibbling and a flapping of their arms the quarks do so.)

TOBA: Complete destruction!

(As the power of the weaponry builds, Rago and a Quark appear over a dune.)

RAGO: Toba!
TOBA: Quarks, wait.

(The whine of power fades away.)


3, INT: SURVEY UNIT

CULLY: Maybe you'll believe in my robots now!
ZOE: I don't know about robots, but something was attacking us, and with pretty sophisticated weapons too!
CULLY: Well whatever it was, we'd better get out of here fast. Let's try and move this door.


4, EXT: SURVEY UNIT

TOBA: Wanted to prevent their escape.
RAGO: You wanted to destroy, unnecessary destruction is wasteful. Did you inspect it?
TOBA: All relevant details have been recorded.
RAGO: See if there are any survivors and bring them to me - alive.

(Rago storms away.)


5, INT: SURVEY UNIT

ZOE: Oh it's no good, it's jammed!
CULLY: Yes, we're trapped in here.
ZOE: What about the travel capsule?
CULLY: Oh I can't navigate it, we'd end up back at the Capitol.
ZOE: Well that's better than being cooked in here.
CULLY: Yes, but they'd pick us off easily in that. Come on let's try that door again.

(They struggle with the door.)

CULLY: Come on!
ZOE: Oh!
CULLY: Keep it...

(Finally the door groans open, to the sight of a Quark.)

CULLY: Now you know I'm not lying!


6, INT: COUNCIL CHAMBER

BOVEM: Director Senex asked that you be brought to the Council chamber immediately.
JAMIE: Just a moment... Er, where's Zoe?
BOVEM: You mean the girl?
JAMIE: Yes Zoe, is she here?
BOVEM: No.
DOCTOR: Well then where is she? She did arrive safely?
BOVEM: Oh yes.
JAMIE: Well then? Hey, has anything happened to her?
BOVEM: Director Senex will explain when he arrives, should he think fit.
JAMIE: And just..!
BOVEM: There is no cause for alarm. I will inform the Director of your arrival.
JAMIE: What do you think's happened to her, Doctor?
DOCTOR: Oh I've no idea Jamie, but the Dulcians wouldn't've harmed her. Of that I'm certain.
JAMIE: Mmm.


7, INT: SAUCER

KANDO: Are you alright Balan?
BALAN: Uh? Oh yes, but I don't understand what is happening; why should these people wish us harm?
RAGO: Silence!
TOBA: The other two specimens for examination, shall I bring them in?

(Rago nods.)

RAGO: Wait! Observe the cerebral cortex development in this specimen.

(He hands Toba the headset.)

KANDO: Oh please don't hurt him!
BALAN: If only you would tell us what you wanted!
RAGO: I said silence!

(He turns back to Toba.)

RAGO: Well?
TOBA: Higher potential than the first two. Not a very resourceful brain pattern, but intelligent.
RAGO: Yes...I will send this information to fleet leader for analysis. It is possible these creatures could be used for slave labour. Unfortunately their muscular development seems somewhat limited.
TOBA: Then they are of no use?
RAGO: We shall test them. Put them to work on the drilling site, observe how long they survive.
TOBA: Command accepted.
RAGO: And send a Quark back to the unit. Should any more arrive I want them alive.


8, INT: COUNCIL CHAMBER

SENEX: As far as we know she left with my son Cully, presumably they have returned to the island.
DOCTOR: What?
JAMIE: Oh no! Why'd you not tell us? Come on Doctor!
SENEX: I do not think that would be advisable.
JAMIE: Aye, you mean we're prisoners again?
SENEX: No, there are no prisoners on Dulkis.
DOCTOR: It's not necessary you see, Jamie. This is a society of total pacifism.
JAMIE: You mean they don't fight? They don't have any armies?
DOCTOR: No, no.
JAMIE: Oh that's just great! How then, are we gonna drive off those Quark things?
SENEX: From your reaction and your lack of knowledge of the way of life on Dulkis, it would seem there was some truth in your story that you are from another planet.
JAMIE: Of course there's some truth! Look, it was your people who thought we were with Cully's.
SENEX: The identity of my son's companions has now been established, although what has happened is not quite clear.
DOCTOR: But Cully has told you - they were murdered!

(There are murmurings from the Councillors.)

DOCTOR: And I believe him!
SENEX: Why?
DOCTOR: Because I've seen these Dominators. We were t-taken aboard their spacecraft. Believe me, they're callous - without pity!
FIRST COUNCILLOR: Of for goodnesses sake.
SECOND COUNCILLOR: I can't believe this.
SENEX: I would be grateful if you could tell me what occurred on the island.
JAMIE: Och look here, we've told you! We're just wasting time talking while Zoe's in danger!


9, EXT: RUINED HOUSE

(A Quark burbles to itself.)

ZOE: Can't we get away?
CULLY: OH we wouldn't stand a chance, these Quarks are deadly.
ZOE: Any idea how they're powered?
CULLY: No, why?
ZOE: Well if we knew we might be able to put them out of action.
CULLY: Attack them? Are you out of your mind?
ZOE: Well they're only robots.
CULLY: Only? ...Do you really think we could destroy one?
ZOE: It'd be easier if we had a gun of some... The laser gun! Cully, I think we stand a chance.

(A Quark approaches them and bibbles.)


10, INT: SAUCER

TOBA: Take them to the others.

(The Quark wanders from Toba to Kando, Teel and Balan.)

QUARK: MOVE.

(It ushers them towards the doorway which raises.)

TOBA: I'll send them to work on the drilling site.
RAGO: Work potential and stamina to be recorded and sent for analysis.
TOBA: Agreed. If any of them should escape...
RAGO: Then you will report the fact to me, no personal action.

(Toba walks away.)

RAGO: Toba!

(Toba reluctantly stops and turns.)

TOBA: Command accepted.


11, EXT: RUINED HOUSE

ZOE: So the Doctor and Jamie are on the mainland?
CULLY: Yes. It looks as if from now on we're on our own.
TOBA: You creatures, follow.


12, INT: COUNCIL CHAMBER

DOCTOR: And when these horrible tests were over, they just let us go.
SENEX: Did you discover for what purpose these tests were carried out?
JAMIE: Yes, to see if we were intelligent enough to use as slaves.

(Bovem smiles scornfully.)

BOVEM: Evidently you were not.
DOCTOR: I would like to make a suggestion. I know it is the way of Dulkis to discuss and deliberate, but the situation is urgent. Send someone to the island to confirm if what we've told you.
JAMIE: Yes, and while they're away we can be thinking out some plan to tackle those Dominators.
SENEX: These Dominators... They let you go free, why should we fear them?
DOCTOR: Because they are aggressive, callous and unfeeling. Don't expect them to act and think as you do - they're alien, from another world.
SENEX: Well so are you Doctor!

(The Doctor grins, a little ashamedly.)

DOCTOR: Oho dear, you've got me there.
JAMIE: Oh for heavens sake! Look, are we going to that island or are we not?
SENEX: Patience young man. Doctor, what in your opinion did this Dominators want?
DOCTOR: Well I'm not sure, but I heard them say that the material was readily accessible. Probably some kind of mineral ore.
SENEX: Oh, haha, there are no valuable minerals here, they are welcome to whatever they can find. There is no cause for alarm.
DOCTOR: Yes, but there's the matter of the disappearance of the radioactivity from the island. That could be significant.
SENEX: Why seek menace where there may be none?
JAMIE: But you can't just sit here and do nothing!
BOVEM: Why not?
FIRST COUNCILLOR: Haste is not in the Dulcian tradition.
SECOND COUNCILLOR: Better do nothing than do the wrong thing.
JAMIE: Oh you're mad, the lot of you!
BOVEM: What would you suggest we do?
JAMIE: For a start send an armed party over there to rescue Zoe and your people!
BOVEM: An armed party?
JAMIE: Yes!
FIRST COUNCILLOR: But the use of arms on Dulkis is totally unprecedented.
SECOND COUNCILLOR: Not totally unprecedented. In the earliest days of our history.
FIRST COUNCILLOR: Ooh, in primitive times perhaps, but impossible to consider today.
SECOND COUNCILLOR: Oh of course.
JAMIE: What are they talking about?
DOCTOR: Told you Jamie, there are no weapons on Dulkis.
SENEX: For centuries we have lived in peace. We have proved that universal gentleness will cause aggression to die.
JAMIE: Aye, well the Dominators don't know anything about your gentleness.
DOCTOR: Yes, Jamie has a point there you know. Now I suggest that you get in touch with Balan on the island, again.
JAMIE: Ah.
DOCTOR: He must know more by now.
SENEX: Oh very well.
DOCTOR: Ah.
JAMIE: Eh?

(He swipes a switch and a monitor blinks on revealing a view of the survey unit. As it pans the room is revealed to be empty apart from an attentive looking Quark.)

JAMIE: Hey, would you look at that!
SENEX: Balan are you there?
DOCTOR: It-It's too late!

(Bovem has jumped up in a panic.)

BOVEM: What is that?!
DOCTOR: It's a robot!
JAMIE: That's a Quark! Now come on, we've wasted enough time!
DOCTOR: Yes!

(He runs after Jamie pausing only for a moment in the doorway.)

DOCTOR: Now perhaps you'll believe me!


13, INT: CAPSULE

(Jamie looks agitated.)

DOCTOR: Now Jamie, what did you want to tell me?

(The Doctor calmly chews on a jelly baby while he returns the ratty paper bag to his inner coat pocket.)

JAMIE: Well, I suppose you know what you're doing.
DOCTOR: What do you mean?
JAMIE: Well this capsule is homing in on the survey place, right?
DOCTOR: Yes, that's right.
JAMIE: Well there's a Quark there waiting for us!

(The Doctor looks a little shocked that he hadn't remembered, himself.)


14, EXT: RUINED HOUSE

TOBA: If these tests prove favourable some of you may be among those chosen to serve the Dominators...
ZOE: As slaves, you mean?

(Toba glares at Zoe.)

TOBA: Don't ever interrupt me again. To serve the Dominators, masters of the ten galaxies. Your progress here will be reported.
CULLY: Progress at what?
TOBA: This area here is to be cleared of debris and rubble.
ZOE: Why?
TOBA: Because I command it!
ZOE: I am not going to work unless I know why you want...
TOBA: Quiet! ...Very well. This site is to be cleared; firstly because we want it cleared, secondly, to find out whether you have enough strength to make a work force.
ZOE: And if we haven't?
TOBA: You will all be destroyed. So remember, you are working for your lives.

(He sweeps away.)

BALAN: We must, for now.

(Balan walks over and takes a rock.)

ZOE: I wonder why they want to drill here?
CULLY: Who cares what they want, what are we going to do?
ZOE: We've got to get away!
CULLY: Yes, but how?
ZOE: Well there's only two Quarks; there are five of us.
BALAN: Escape is pointless, where would we go?
KANDO: We can't get off the island.
TEEL: Perhaps the Capitol will send help.
CULLY: The Capitol? But what can they do? They're not equipped to deal with this sort of thing. No, we've gotta get out of this mess ourselves.
ZOE: And that's just what I mean to do. Cully, how fast can these Quarks move?
BALAN: Young lady, I cannot allow you to incite my pupils. Resistance will only lead to violence.
ZOE: And submission leads to slavery. We must fight! What about you Cully?
CULLY: You can count me in. Kando?
KANDO: No, Balan is right. Violence is always met with violence.
CULLY: Teel?
TEEL: I accept what you both say. But I'm afraid I also agree with Zoe and Cully, meek submission would be humiliating.

(A Quark wanders over to investigate the sudden cessation of rock shifting.)

QUARK: CONTINUE WORKING!


15, INT: CAPSULE

(The Doctor gives the control panel a sharp tug and it comes away in his hand to reveal a mass of wiring and circuitry beneath.)

JAMIE: Hey have you gone daft or something?
DOCTOR: No Jamie, not exactly. Oh dear, this is rather complicated.
JAMIE: Y-y-y'can't just take things to pieces. Not when we're flying at heaven knows what speed!
DOCTOR: Oh Jamie... As you said, this capsule is homing straight back onto the survey unit, and the Quarks are there.
JAMIE: Well I did try to warn you!
DOCTOR: Yes I know. Thank you. Now Don't worry, all I've got to do is to override the automatic pilot.
JAMIE: Oh. Hey, are-are-are there not any ordinary controls for flying this thing?
DOCTOR: Mm? The...

(Jamie mimes a steering wheel.)

DOCTOR: Ah...no. No Jamie, there don't seem to be. But the simplest way is to get straight at the control mechanism.
JAMIE: The simplest?!
DOCTOR: Yes, now it's alright Jamie, just leave it all to me. T-the trouble is all the wires seem to be...leading up into the nose. Ah... Just hold this for a minute will you Jamie?

(He hands the control board to Jamie who eyes the whirring components cautiously, then tries to get into the foot space below.)

DOCTOR: Let's see if I can scramble through here. Just wait a minute, we're nearly there...Oh oh ooh!

(He legs flail wildly.)


16, INT: SAUCER

RAGO: Transmit course and point of deviation to fleet leader.
TOBA: Command accepted.

(He turns to operate a communications rig. Rago walks over to examine a wall which contains an immense holo-chart of the entire galaxy with all its stars and planets. A Quark wanders over to him and bibbles courteously.)

RAGO: Yes?
QUARK: INITIAL REPORT.
RAGO: Continue.
QUARK: ALL PRISONERS EXCEPT ONE SHOWING SIGNS OF FATIGUE.
TOBA: That will be the young man.
QUARK: CORRECTION DOMINATOR. IT IS A FEMALE THAT SHOWS THE LESS FATIGUE.
RAGO: Interesting.
TOBA: Shall I liven them up?
RAGO: No. Work them to the point of exhaustion, note their time of collapse then bring them to me.

(Toba exits.)


17, EXT: RUINED HOUSE

(Cully helps Zoe down with a large rock.)

CULLY: If we don't get a move on the others will be too tired to even attempt an escape. Have you got any ideas?
ZOE: Well we'll have to put that Quark out of action or we won't stand a chance.
CULLY: Yes, but how?
ZOE: Well there's a laser gun in that museum place. Somehow we've got to get hold of it.

(Balan drops from exhaustion.)

BALAN: I'm-I'm sorry.
KANDO: Don't be.
QUARK: CONTINUE WORKING.
ZOE: He can't! He's exhausted.
QUARK: CONTINUE WORKING.
CULLY: You stupid tin box, can't you see he's worn out?
QUARK: IS THIS SPECIMEN BROKEN?
CULLY: Yes!
QUARK: PLACE IT ON ONE SIDE, REMAINDER CONTINUE WORKING.
KANDO: I'm sorry. We're not used to manual labour on Dulkis.

(As Balan rests, they all begin to heave rocks again. Zoe nods at Cully, who walks over and deposits a rock in the path of the Quark. She then nips towards the door of the museum, slipping inside. Once inside, Zoe is greeted by the disappointing sight of another Quark with it's weapons raised, so turns and walks right back out again.)


18, INT: CAPSULE

(Jamie watches as the Doctor's legs continue to flail, as if he were trying to burrow himself a warren.)

JAMIE: Hey, what are you doing in there?
DOCTOR: Uh-uh-uh...I've-I've-I've nearly got it Jamie. Oh, yes, I think I've got it.
JAMIE: You think? You mean you're not sure?
DOCTOR: Well, there won't be time for another try you know. Oh, give me a hand, pull me back.

(Jamie tugs him back into his seat, when he sits up straight he has a small black box trailing wires into the nose section. Flipping open the top of the box he fiddles a little more.)

DOCTOR: Oh, oh there we are, yes. Yes, I think I've got it. Now then, hold on and I'm going, I'm going to try and steer this thing.
JAMIE: With that mess of wires?

(The Doctor makes a slight adjustment and there is a roar from the motive units and Jamie is flung forward onto the Doctor, grabbing onto his head for support, and accidentally covering his eyes.)

DOCTOR: Whoah my...ah-ah...

(With another tweak they both land in their seats again as normal acceleration is resumed.)

JAMIE: Take it easy!

(The Doctor chuckles.)

DOCTOR: Well, at least we know it works, don't we?
JAMIE: Hey, can you land the thing?
DOCTOR: Of course I can! I'll get us down in no time at all!
JAMIE: Aye, but in one piece?
DOCTOR: Now just hold on!


19, MODEL SHOT: CAPSULE

(The nose of the capsule dips as it begins to descend.)


20, INT: COUNCIL CHAMBER

SECOND COUNCILLOR: Perhaps we should do something, we must be...
BOVEM: Gentlemen, gentlemen, this is no matter for precipitate action.
SENEX: Nevertheless, we must hope that the Doctor may be able to pursue some useful course of action.
BOVEM: With respect Director, I am reluctant to rely on the assistance of any alien.
SENEX: You do now admit that he is not a Dulcian?
BOVEM: Yes, so I think that our alliance should be placed in the Chairman of Emergencies Committee.
SENEX: Chairman Tensa? Yes, he is able, but can he deal with this crisis?
BOVEM: Chairman Tensa has proved his efficiency in the face of fires, droughts, earthquakes...
SENEX: All natural disasters, all created by forces not acting from inherently aggressive motives.

(The intercom chimes.)

SENEX: Yes?
SECRETARY: Chairman Tensa is here, presents his compliments.
SENEX: Send him in immediately.
FIRST COUNCILLOR: A very able man, he'll deal with this.

(Tensa walks in, a reasonably young man for his regard at council.)

TENSA: My greetings Director Senex, gentlemen.
SENEX: Tensa, you have been informed of the emergency that has arisen?
TENSA: Yes.
SENEX: What would you advise?

(Tensa looks nervous.)

TENSA: The facts of this emergency are non-conclusive.

(There is a disappointed murmur.)

FIRST COUNCILLOR: Oh yes-yes.
SECOND COUNCILLOR: Of course.
TENSA: But, as I see it there are three alternatives.

(There is an encouraging babble.)

FIRST COUNCILLOR: Three!
SECOND COUNCILLOR: Ah!
SENEX: Which are?
TENSA: If these aliens and their robots are aggressive, and as yet this is not a fact; but if they are then we can either fight...

(The council seems aghast at this idea, and many stand up in protest.)

FIRST COUNCILLOR: Fight?!
BOVEM: Fight?!
SENEX: Silence! Tensa, continue...
TENSA: Fight, submit or flee.
SECOND COUNCILLOR: Flee?
FIRST COUNCILLOR: Oh no, no!
BOVEM: Flee to where?
SENEX: We cannot make war we are not able; flight is impossible, there is nowhere to hide, and submission - to what?!
TENSA: Who knows?
SENEX: So we can do nothing?
TENSA: Nothing, except wait.

(The Councillors sit down again, satisfied that order has been restored.)


21, MODEL SHOT: CAPSULE

(The capsule lies half buried in the sand on one of the far beaches.)


22, EXT: CAPSULE

(The door whirrs open and the Doctor and Jamie fight to extricate themselves from the wiry mess of the capsule interior.)

DOCTOR: Ah-ah oh-oh oh...no bones broken!
JAMIE: Aah.
DOCTOR: Oh dear. Oh-oh ah, there we are.

(The Doctor takes the control box from around his neck and deposits it on the seat as he leaves.)

DOCTOR: Oh my word, Aah. Oh, well...I think we've done rather well if I say so, don't you?
JAMIE: More by luck than from judgement if you ask me. What a landing!
DOCTOR: Oh, it was just a bit bumpy. Oh now then, main thing is we weren't spotted. Come along, we've got to find Zoe and the others.
JAMIE: Yeah.


23, EXT: RUINED HOUSE

(Teel and Cully are shift a large rock. Teel is looking the worse of the two.)

TEEL: But do you think it'll work?
CULLY: Of course it will, once we can get hold of the laser and flatten these Quarks, then go to ground somewhere.
TEEL: But where? it mustn't be far, I mean, look at Kando.
ZOE: Yes, and Balan. Is there anywhere near here to hide?

(Teel shakes his head, then remembers something.)

TEEL: Wait a minute, the shelter...the bomb shelter. I'm-I'm sure they built one here somewhere, part of the atom test.
ZOE: Well that sounds ideal, where is it?

(Teel shakes his head wearily.)

TEEL: Can't remem...


24, EXT: SANDY CLIFF

JAMIE: Hey would you look down there!
DOCTOR: That's the ruined building, hello.

(He digs out an old battered brass telescope and takes a look.)

JAMIE: What can you see?

(The Doctor passes the telescope to Jamie, who scans the ruined building. He sees Balan and Kando lying near one another exhausted. A little way away he notices Cully and Zoe trying to shift a rock.)

JAMIE: It's Zoe and Cully!
DOCTOR: We've got to get down there. Jamie.
JAMIE: Uh.
DOCTOR: We'll split up and get around the back of them. I'll try to cut across those cliffs.
JAMIE: I'll go this way.

(They walk off in different directions.)


25, EXT: RUINED HOUSE

ZOE: You ready?
CULLY: Yes.
ZOE: Once you're ready give me time to get those two Quarks into your line of fire.
CULLY: Here we go.

(He attempts to pick up a rock, and collapses on top of it. Two Quarks move either side of him.)

QUARK: NEXT ONE COLLAPSED. JOIN THE OTHER SPECIMENS.

(Cully drags himself over to Balan and the others.)

BALAN: This is foolishness Cully.

(He looks over at the Quarks.)

BALAN: All clear, best of luck.


26, INT: MUSEUM

(Cully scrambles inside and moves over to the laser. Picking the weapon up he goes to the window and drops down in a firing stance.)


27, EXT: RUINED HOUSE

(Zoe drops the rock she's carrying and slumps over it waiting for the Quark to move over to her.)

ZOE: Ohh!


28, INT: MUSEUM

(Cully scans the area beyond the window through the sights of the laser.)


29, EXT: RUINED HOUSE

(A Quark approaches Zoe who is still slumped over her rock.)

QUARK: ALL SPECIMENS HAVE REACHED POINT OF COLLAPSE.

(Zoe whispers to herself.)

ZOE: Fire Cully, Fire!


30, INT: MUSEUM

(Cully gets the two Quarks in the sights of his laser, suddenly he feels a tug from behind.)

JAMIE: Hey what do you think you're doing? Zoe's out there!
CULLY: I know that you fool, I was aiming at those Quarks!
QUARK OOV: ALL SPECIMENS STAND UP.

(He tries to aim at them again.)

CULLY: I missed my chance, I had them in my sights!


31, EXT: RUINED HOUSE

TEEL: Why didn't he shoot?
KANDO: I don't know.
QUARK: SPECIMENS MUST ALL BE RETURNED TO DOMINATOR RAGO.

(As the weary prisoners file away the Quark notices a numerical imbalance.)

QUARK: ONE OF THEM IS MISSING. IT IS THE SPECIMEN CU-LLY.


32, INT: MUSEUM

CULLY: Oh...Oh it's no good, Balan's in the way now!
JAMIE: Well I-I said I'm sorry. Anyway I don't think we should do anything until the Doctor gets here.
CULLY: Well he'd better be quick, those Dominators will be after me soon.
JAMIE: Don't worry, he'll get here!


33, EXT: SANDY DUNE

(The Doctor's head slowly appears from behind a rock, he notices a pair of armoured legs right in front of him and gets to his feet.)

TOBA: What are you doing? You were told to keep away from the Quarks.
DOCTOR: Oh but I do! Whenever I see one I go away. But they're all over the island, where can I go?

(To one side the working party marches over flanked by two Quarks behind and one in front. Toba wanders over.)

TOBA: Stop. One of them is missing.
QUARK: THE MAN CULLY HAS ESCAPED.

(Toba glares maliciously.)

TOBA: Has he? Alright carry on, take this idiot with you. Quark follow me.

(The three Quarks obediently tail Toba.)


34, INT: MUSEUM

CULLY: It's no good Jamie, we daren't wait any longer. Something must have happened to the Doctor.
JAMIE: Yeah, I think you're right.
TOBA OOV: Cully!
JAMIE: Down! I told you to stay away from the window!
CULLY: Do you think he saw me?
TOBA OOV: I know you're in there Cully!
JAMIE: Give me that.

(Jamie takes the laser from Cully and moves to the window.)


35, EXT: RUINED HOUSE

TOBA: Now you'll see what happens when the orders of a Dominator are disobeyed! Quark, destroy!

(With a rippling noise the Quark opens fire on the building with it's devastating force-projectors.)


36, INT: MUSEUM

(Jamie throws himself to one side as the sturdy metal door flies off it's hinges in a clouds of smoke, parts of the roof beginning to rain down signalling the imminent end of the museum. He gets up again, amidst the choking dust and debris.)

JAMIE: Right, here goes.

(Moving to the window he aims the laser and fires at the nearest Quark.)


37, EXT: RUINED HOUSE

(At first the metal that makes up the Quark seems to absorb the laser energy without a mark, but the result is immediate and satisfying. The tiny robot begins to chitter wildly to itself as its innards begin to melt together causing it to billow smoke from it's vents. In moments its molten circuitry has reached it's weaponry units and it is torn apart by an unmodulated force discharge, leaving nothing but two tiny, smoking legs. After the debris has finished raining down Toba moves closer to examine the remains of the Quark. Turning savagely to the remaining two robots.)

TOBA: Destroy! Destroy! Total destruction!

(On the ground the severed head of the Quark faithfully attempts to obey the command, but only manages to roll feebly backwards and forwards. With a rippling-sparkling of combined force-projection weapons the robots avenge their sister's demise with wave after wave of destructive energy.)


38, INT: MUSEUM

(All around them the museum is shaking, the walls crumbling like old biscuits. Jamie attempts to see through the hot, smoke-filled air, but finds it impossible.)

JAMIE: Can't see a thing! If only I could get in another shot.

(Part of a girder from the ceiling slams down onto Cully pinning him to the middle of the floor.)

CULLY: Aargh!

(Jamie manages to heave it off him and together they attempt to scramble through the choking fug to safety, but they have left it too late to escape.)

JAMIE: Come on, let's get out of here!
CULLY: No, this way...


39, EXT: RUINED HOUSE

(From outside explosions are still ripping through the concrete fašade of the museum, as the building finally succumbs to gravity, rumbling down in clouds of smoke.)

TOBA: Stop.
QUARK: WORK COMPLETED.

(Toba smiles at the destruction he has caused.)


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Wendy Padbury

Jamie
Frazer Hines

Bovem
Alan Gerrard

Teel
Giles Block

Balan
Johnson Bayly

Kando
Felicity Gibson

Council Members
John Cross
Ronald Mansell

Senex
Walter Fitzgerald

Tensa
Brian Cant

Title music by
Ron Grainer and the BBC Radiophonic Workshop

Script Editor
Derrick Sherwyn

Designer
Barry Newberry

Producer
Peter Bryant

Director
Morris Barry

(C) BBCTV 1968

Transcribed by
Rynad
 

 

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