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FRONTIER IN SPACE

BY
MALCOLM HULKE

EPISODE SIX


1: INT. PLANET OF THE OGRONS. MASTER'S OPERATIONS AREA

(The MASTER crosses to a desk.)

MASTER: In that case, I shall have to try something else.

(He picks up a small black box and switches it on. A red light on the side starts to flash and a familiar pulsing signal starts to emit.)

MASTER: You may have heard this noise before, Miss Grant. It works directly on the fear centres deep in your mind!

(JO'S eyes widen in fear as the signal grows stronger.)

JO: It's not real! I... (Coughs.) ...it's an illusion!
MASTER: Then we shall have to try a little harder, Miss Grant.
JO: It's not real!

(Her determination wavers as the form of the MASTER changes into that of a Drashig.)

JO: It's you! It's the Master!
MASTER: You cannot shut your eyes! It is impossible!

(The form changes again into that of a Solonian Mutant.)

MASTER: Let's try a little harder!
JO: It...it...it's not real! It's an illusion! It's you!

(The form changes into a Sea Devil.)

JO: It...it...it's the Master! It doesn't work on me any more! It's you! It doesn't work on me any more!

(Her mantra succeeds. The Sea Devil disappears and the MASTER is in its place.)

JO: It doesn't work on me any more! It...

(The MASTER switches off the device. As JO gasps for breath after her mental battle, the MASTER nods and once more looks at her with something approaching admiration.)

MASTER: Congratulations, my dear. I seem to have failed again.
JO: Yes, you do, don't you? Never mind! You can't win 'em all!
MASTER: Hmm! I shall have to think about this. I'm afraid I shall have to ask you to be my guest for a little longer.

(He snaps his fingers and two armed OGRONS appear.)

MASTER: Show Miss Grant to her room, will you?

(They grab JO and heave her away.)

JO: Let me go!

(The MASTER chuckles to himself. An OGRON appears from round the passageway.)

FIRST OGRON: Master?
MASTER: Yes, what is it?
FIRST OGRON: Two raiding ships have returned.
MASTER: Oh, were they successful?
FIRST OGRON: They found and attacked two Earth cargo ships.
MASTER: Where was this?
FIRST OGRON: In Earth space. One ship resisted. (Triumphantly.) We destroyed it!
MASTER: (Laughs.) Excellent! That should stir things up. It can't be long now before they declare war on each other.


2: INT. EARTH. PRESIDENT'S OFFICE

(The PRESIDENT, the DOCTOR and the DRACONIAN PRINCE watch a newscast in the PRESIDENT'S office. Displayed on the large wall monitor, it shows a close-up of a rabid middle-aged bearded speaker, dressed in a white tunic and with an American accent as he whips up an unseen crowd. He would appear to be speaking out of doors.)

CONGRESSMAN BROOK: (On screen.) And I warn the President that the people of Earth will no longer tolerate these insulting and murderous attacks! I hear the cries all about me. Attack Draconia! Attack now! Earth will not produce peace at the price of humiliation! There is only one solution now! War! War! War!

(As the speech ends, the crowd cheers and the PRESIDENT, her arms folded as if in fear, switches off the screen.)

PRESIDENT OF EARTH: I don't know how much longer I can hold them.
DRACONIAN PRINCE: You must tell that it is not the Draconians who attack you.
DOCTOR: (To the PRINCE.) Your royal highness, could you convince your people they were not being attacked by Earthmen?
PRESIDENT OF EARTH: (Sighs.) If only we had proof. Then I could convince my people and you could convince yours.

(The door to her office hums open.)

PRESIDENT OF EARTH: But there's not much time.

(GENERAL WILLIAMS enters.)

GENERAL WILLIAMS: Madam President, everything is ready. We shall use my personal scoutship.
DOCTOR: We'd better leave at once. Madam President.

(The DOCTOR bows. The PRINCE advances to her, kisses her hand and then sweeps out.)

DRACONIAN PRINCE: My life at your command!
GENERAL WILLIAMS: Madam President.

(He follows the PRINCE.)


3: INT. PLANET OF THE OGRONS. CELL AREA

(JO is held in one of two barred raised cells in the Ogron base. Through the bars, an OGRON passes her a bowl of some liquid and a jug.)

JO: Thanks, cheerful.

(JO takes the objects and the OGRON leaves. There being nothing to sit on, JO crouches on the floor of the cell to 'enjoy' her repast. She sniffs the contents of the bowl and pulls a face. She lets the brown-looking liquid run over the spoon and decides better against eating it. Putting the bowl down, she gazes at the large spoon in thought and suddenly looks as if she has an idea. The floor of the cell seems to be bare soil, easily moveable with the spoon. Near to the bars to the next door cage, she starts to dig...)


4: SPACE

(GENERAL WILLIAMS' personal, one-engine scoutship moves through space.)


5: INT. GENERAL WILLIAMS' SCOUTSHIP. BRIDGE

(The inside of the bridge is not-too dissimilar in design to that of the other ships in this era of time. A PILOT'S seat is next to a navigator's seat on a raised, partially railed, platform. Each seat has a control bank with a monitor screen but this ship has a large observation window between the two which looks out onto space. The DOCTOR sits in the navigator's seat, next to the PILOT, making calculations while the PRINCE and GENERAL WILLIAMS wait.)

DOCTOR: Right, thirty-four seconds... A course correction to galactic coordinates two, three, four, nine...six, seven, eight, four.
GENERAL WILLIAMS: You realise where that will take us? A completely uninhabited sector of the galaxy.
DOCTOR: Well, not completely uninhabited, General Williams. That's where the Ogron's planet is.
GENERAL WILLIAMS: (Surly.) No doubt your information is better than mine. May I ask where you obtained it?
DOCTOR: Certainly - from the Master. He fed the co-ordinates into his ship's computer when I was his prisoner. (To the PRINCE.) And after you'd captured the ship, sir, I extracted the information from the ship's memory banks.
GENERAL WILLIAMS: We're simply wasting time...

(They are suddenly rocked by a huge explosion. The ship steadies and a Draconian battlecruiser can be seen on one of the monitors.)

GENERAL WILLIAMS: Dragons!
DRACONIAN PRINCE: Let me talk to them - I shall explain!

(Another missile explodes nearby.)

DOCTOR: Somehow I don't think they're in the mood for explanations at this minute. Can you outrun them?
GENERAL WILLIAMS: This ship can outrun anything. (To the PILOT.) Hyperdrive.

(A third missile rocks the cabin, momentarily dimming the lights.)

GENERAL WILLIAMS: Engage hyperdrive!


6: SPACE

(The little scoutship's speed picks up to an impossible level.)


7: INT. GENERAL WILLIAMS' SCOUTSHIP. BRIDGE

DOCTOR: Right, we're out of range now.
GENERAL WILLIAMS: Reduce speed, return to course.
DRACONIAN PRINCE: (Haltingly.) I...regret the behaviour of my people. The officer will be punished.
DOCTOR: Well, we were infringing Draconian space, after all, your royal highness.

(He returns to his clipboard of calculations as the PRINCE bows his head.)

PILOT OF SPACE SHIP: General Williams?
GENERAL WILLIAMS: Yes?
PILOT OF SPACE SHIP: I can't get her back on course, sir. One of the drive-alphas is malfunctioning.

(As if to confirm that a problem exists, the little ship rocks suddenly.)

DOCTOR: Do you know exactly what's wrong?
PILOT OF SPACE SHIP: Er, there's damage to exterior electrical circuit.
GENERAL WILLIAMS: Can't you repair it?
PILOT OF SPACE SHIP: It'll mean going outside, sir.
GENERAL WILLIAMS: Put the ship on automatic and get out there.
PILOT OF SPACE SHIP: No good, sir. I've got to control it manually.

(The DOCTOR puts down his clipboard.)

DOCTOR: Right, well you hold her steady. I'll go and effect the repairs.

(He starts to make for the airlock. GENERAL WILLIAMS stops him with a leer.)

GENERAL WILLIAMS: No doubt you're a qualified space engineer too, Doctor?
DOCTOR: Naturally.

(He carries on, leaving an unhappy GENERAL WILLIAMS behind.)


8: SPACE

(Protected in an orange space suit, the DOCTOR moves down the side of the hull, this time secured by a wire to the ship. He moves along to a hatch next to which is written:

DANGER
EXTERIOR ELECTRICAL CIRCUIT

(He opens it with a locking key. The hatch slides open revealing burnt circuitry beneath.)


9: INT. GENERAL WILLIAMS' SCOUTSHIP. BRIDGE

(GENERAL WILLIAMS sits in the navigator's chair with a radio microphone in his hands.)

GENERAL WILLIAMS: (Into microphone.) How's it going, Doctor?
DOCTOR: (OOV: Over radio.) A bit of a shambles, I'm afraid. Though I'll do my best to bodge something up.
DRACONIAN PRINCE: Look!

(The PRINCE points to a monitor screen. The relentless Draconian Battlecruiser appears on it.)

GENERAL WILLIAMS: It's coming up fast. Look as if your friends are catching up with us.
PILOT OF SPACE SHIP: Once they're in range, they'll fire again.
GENERAL WILLIAMS: (Into microphone.) Er, Doctor, there's a ship approaching.


10: SPACE

(The DOCTOR continues his repairs.)

GENERAL WILLIAMS: (OOV: Over radio.) We think it's the Draconians. How long will you be?
DOCTOR: (Into radio.) I've no idea, old chap.

(Nearby, the Draconian battlecruiser turns to face the scoutship...)


11: INT. GENERAL WILLIAMS' SCOUTSHIP. BRIDGE

GENERAL WILLIAMS: Stand by for hyper-drive.
PILOT OF SPACE SHIP: I can't sir. The Doctor's had to disconnect the main circuitry to make the repair. I can't boost the speed until he's finished.
DRACONIAN PRINCE: If my people fire, he will be killed! Let me speak to him!
GENERAL WILLIAMS: Do you think they'll wait to talk? (Into radio.) The Draconians are coming up fast, Doctor. If you don't get that repair finished, we'll be a sitting target.


12: SPACE

(The DOCTOR calmly continues his repair.)

DOCTOR: (Into radio.) I know. I'm on the outside.

(He inserts the locking handle and starts to turn it.)

GENERAL WILLIAMS: (OOV: Over radio.) It's getting very close.
DOCTOR: (Into radio.) I'm being as quick as I can.

(The Draconian ship nears...)


13: INT. GENERAL WILLIAMS' SCOUTSHIP. BRIDGE

PILOT OF SPACE SHIP: He's done it!
DOCTOR: (OOV: Over radio.) Right, I'm coming in now.
GENERAL WILLIAMS: Right, stand by.


14: SPACE

(The DOCTOR climbs up onto the top of the ship. He enters the rooftop hatch and closes it after him. The Draconian battlecruiser fires...)


15: INT. GENERAL WILLIAMS' SCOUTSHIP. BRIDGE

(The cabin is rocked by the shot.)

GENERAL WILLIAMS: Maximum hyperdrive!


16: SPACE

(Again, the little craft shoots forward at an incredible speed...)


17: INT. PLANET OF THE OGRONS. CELL AREA

(JO has dug enough space beneath the bars of the cage to enable her to squeeze herself through into the next door cage which has an open door. She quietly slips out. An OGRON walks past nearby in the shadows. She presses herself against the bars of the cage until it has gone.)


18: INT. PLANET OF THE OGRONS. PASSAGE

(The OGRON moves to a strange sort of altar in a niche in which has been painted a primitive picture of a large bug-eyed reptile creature that resembles a fat snail. Beneath this burns a candle. The OGRON puts down an offering and bows. It does not see that JO has crept up behind him and is pressed up in the darkness against a wall. The OGRON moves off. JO quickly inspects the altar and then follows the OGRON.)


19: SPACE

(The scoutship hovers over the planet of the OGRONS.)


20: INT. GENERAL WILLIAMS' SCOUTSHIP. BRIDGE

(The DOCTOR, still in his orange space-suit, looks at it on the monitor.)

DOCTOR: Pilot, can you get her into a closer orbit?
PILOT OF SPACE SHIP: If you want me to take her in that close, sir, we may have to enter the atmosphere. What about that repair - will it stand the heat?
DOCTOR: Well, we'll just have to risk it. We can't see anything from up here.


21: SPACE

(The scoutship moves in closer to the planet. Smoke is coming from the hatch within which the DOCTOR effected his repairs.)


22: INT. PLANET OF THE OGRONS. MASTER'S OPERATIONS AREA

(JO has reached the MASTER'S control area. She quickly finds the hypnotic box and secrets it in her dress. She also holds a small card she has found with their coordinates on. Making sure that she can see no one, she crosses to what looks like a radio set and picks up the microphone. She then presses several switches until she gets a signal. She makes adjustments and then speaks into the radio.)

JO: (Into radio.) Mayday, mayday, this is an urgent message for both Draconian and Earth forces. The Ogrons are using a planet - galactic co-ordinates two, three, four, nine to six, seven, eight, four...


23: INT. GENERAL WILLIAMS' SCOUTSHIP. BRIDGE

(Her message comes through to the scoutship but in a great deal of static.)

JO: (OOV: Over radio.) ...as a base for their attacks on both Earth and Draconian spaceships. Please inform...
PILOT OF SPACE SHIP: We're losing the signal.
JO: (OOV: Over radio.) ...the authorities.
DOCTOR: Can you boost it up?
JO: (OOV: Over radio.) I repeat...

(JO'S voice can only be heard faintly and the amount of static increases until it drowns her out.)

PILOT OF SPACE SHIP: I'm sorry, sir. We're nearly over the horizon.
GENERAL WILLIAMS: Did you get a fix on it?
PILOT OF SPACE SHIP: Pretty close. I can put us down on a general area.
GENERAL WILLIAMS: How long will it take us to complete the orbit?
PILOT OF SPACE SHIP: About twenty minutes.
GENERAL WILLIAMS: Increase speed.


24: INT. PLANET OF THE OGRONS. MASTER'S OPERATIONS AREA

JO: (Into radio.) Please inform the authorities of either Earth or Draconia. I repeat: Mayday, mayday, this is a m...

(The MASTER steps up behind her and quietly takes both the microphone and the card. He is accompanied by several OGRONS. He switches off the radio.)

MASTER: Thank you, Miss Grant. That was the trap.
JO: Oh, no. You're the one who's trapped. I've just given your entire position away!
MASTER: Yes. I left those galactic coordinates for you to find.
JO: You mean they were fakes?
MASTER: Oh, no, no, no. They were genuine enough. But this is, er, a short-range transmitter. So no one will have picked up your message more than...two or three hundred miles from this planet.
JO: (Sadly.) Nobody heard me.
MASTER: On the contrary, the Doctor heard you. Yes, at this moment, he's orbiting the planet in a small spaceship. I picked him up on radar a little while ago.
JO: How do you know it was the Doctor?
MASTER: My dear Miss Grant, who else could it be? You see, when the Doctor arrives, we'll be waiting for him. So you have been useful to me after all.

(He laughs.)

MASTER: But, erm, just in case the Doctor should get lost...

(He switches on the homing signal device with which he previously summoned the OGRONS.)

MASTER: There. Now he'll think that this homing signal comes from you, Miss Grant. (Softly.) By the way, congratulations - I knew I could count on you to get out of your cage. (To an OGRON.) Right, take her away.

(The OGRONS grab her and pull her back to the cage area.)

MASTER: And this time, make sure that she's properly under guard.
JO: No...no...no!

(The MASTER laughs to himself.)


25: SPACE

(Smoke is now liberally pouring out of the hatch.)


26: INT. GENERAL WILLIAMS' SCOUTSHIP. BRIDGE

GENERAL WILLIAMS: (To the PILOT.) How much longer?
PILOT OF SPACE SHIP: Two seconds to go.

(GENERAL WILLIAMS checks his own controls.)

GENERAL WILLIAMS: We're overheating badly.
PILOT OF SPACE SHIP: Yes, I know. This is it. We should pick her up again now.

(The homing signal starts to come through.)

DRACONIAN PRINCE: What is that signal?
DOCTOR: Jo must have fixed up some kind of homing device.
GENERAL WILLIAMS: Splendid! That'll lead us right to them.
DOCTOR: Doesn't it strike you as being a bit too convenient?
GENERAL WILLIAMS: Mmm.


27: SPACE

(Not just smoke, but now flame is coming from the hatch.)


28: INT. GENERAL WILLIAMS' SCOUTSHIP. BRIDGE

PILOT OF SPACE SHIP: The drive-alpha circuit's gone again!

(The ship suddenly rocks.)

DOCTOR: Can you get her down?
PILOT OF SPACE SHIP: Yes. But I'm not sure where.


29: INT. PLANET OF THE OGRONS. MASTER'S OPERATIONS AREA

(The MASTER sits over a star chart as the homing signal pulses away. It also appears as a blink on a monitor showing a space. Several OGRONS hover over him.)

MASTER: Yes, they should be here very soon now. Judging by the size of the ship, they can't be in any great force. So conceal yourselves and ambush them as soon as they arrive - right?

(The OGRONS are about to move off but the signal suddenly cuts out and the light on the monitor stops flashing.)

MASTER: Hold on, wait a minute. Something's happened. They must have landed very nearby. Right, send out patrols! Get them and bring them back here immediately. And remember - I want the Doctor alive.
OGRONS: Yes, Master.


30: EXT. PLANET OF THE OGRONS

(The wind howls across the bleak planet of the OGRONS. The party from the scoutship appears over a ridge - the DOCTOR now out of his spacesuit - the PRINCE, GENERAL WILLIAMS and four armed soldiers. The DOCTOR takes a small detector out of his pocket and sweeps it round trying to get a reading. Finally getting something, the DOCTOR speaks to his colleagues and they move off down the spine of the ridge.)


31: EXT. PLANET OF THE OGRONS. VALLEY

(The exploration party have reached a base of a shallow valley. There are footprints in the mud of the valley.)

DOCTOR: Williams?

(GENERAL WILLIAMS turns and sees that the DOCTOR is pointing at another track. He then spots one more.)

DOCTOR: Another one.

(They move on.)

GENERAL WILLIAMS: One dominant lifeform - a large and savage reptile.
DOCTOR: Yes, well let's hope we don't encounter one.
GENERAL WILLIAMS: Doctor, has it occurred to you what we're going to do when we discover the source of this signal?
DOCTOR: I've no idea, old chap. We'll find out when we get there. Come on, can't be far.

(They carry on. After they have gone, an OGRON scout rises from concealment behind them and watches them go. The party has almost climbed out of the valley when an OGRON appears from behind them.)

OGRON: Drop! Surrender!

(One of the Earth soldiers turns and raises his weapon. He is quickly shot down.)

GENERAL WILLIAMS: Take cover!

(The remainder all dive behind rocks but the OGRONS have surrounded them on all sides. A pitched battle takes place between the two parties with only the DOCTOR not firing a weapon. Another of the Earth soldiers is a casualty and so are several OGRONS when the fight comes to a sudden end - high above them, on the rocks, is the personification of the reptilian creature that JO saw pictured on the altar. The OGRONS immediately flee down the hillside in a panic.)

GENERAL WILLIAMS: What's that?!
DOCTOR: I've no idea, but whatever it is, it's on our side.


32: INT. PLANET OF THE OGRONS. MASTER'S OPERATIONS AREA

(The MASTER is speaking into his microphone to an unknown party...)

MASTER: (Into microphone.) Yes, I await your arrival with the greatest of pleasure. And I shall be there to meet you the moment that your ship touches down.

(He switches off the radio set. The moaning, frightened OGRONS run into the area. The MASTER faces them down.)

MASTER: Well, where's the Doctor?
FIRST OGRON: The monster came!
OGRONS: Monster...monster!
MASTER: The monster? And I suppose you all ran like rabbits?!
FIRST OGRON: We fear the monster!

(The MASTER punches the huge OGRON.)

MASTER: (Shouts.) You stupid cowardly idiots! You will answer to your masters for this!
FIRST OGRON: What? They are coming?!
MASTER: Yes, they are coming! Which means that dispense with your doubtful___!

(The OGRON'S cries of panic drown out the MASTER.)

MASTER: Out of my way!

(He pushes through the group to leave the area. The OGRONS themselves run off in fear.)


33: EXT. PLANET OF THE OGRONS

(The DOCTOR tries his tracking device again. It picks up a signal as he directs it.)

DOCTOR: That's good. It's started again. Come on.

(They are about to move off but see something over the horizon.)

DRACONIAN PRINCE: A ship!

(They all hold up their hands in protection as best they can against the dust that the landing ship whirls up.)

DRACONIAN PRINCE: Somebody else seems to have received the message!

(The ship lands and the dust dies down. They move off)


34: EXT. PLANET OF THE OGRONS. VALLEY

(The party reaches an area with several grey pools of liquid. The DOCTOR halts and looks round with a look of concern on his face. GENERAL WILLIAMS sees this and comes back.)

GENERAL WILLIAMS: What is it?
DOCTOR: I don't know.

(He looks round at the empty silent ridges high above them.)

DOCTOR: I've got a feeling. Some sort of premonition.
GENERAL WILLIAMS: Doctor?
DOCTOR: Yes, come on.

(They move on, but high on a ridge, the silhouetted figure of the MASTER appears.)

MASTER: Hello, Doctor!

(The party swings round at the sound of the voice.)

MASTER: So here you are at last, eh?
GENERAL WILLIAMS: Surrender or you'll be shot down!
DOCTOR: No, he's unarmed.
MASTER: Unarmed maybe, but not unaccompanied. I've brought some old friends along to meet you.

(He laughs and gestures to one side and several familiar shapes glide forward - DALEKS! All of them have their weapons trained on the party below.)

MASTER: Quite a touching little reunion. You don't seem very pleased?
GENERAL WILLIAMS: (To the soldiers.) Fire!

(Before the two soldiers can fire, the DALEKS exterminate them. They fall to the ground which explodes around them.)

DOCTOR: No! No, don't. It's no good.

(GENERAL WILLIAMS lowers his own weapon as the MASTER laughs in triumph.)


35: INT. PLANET OF THE OGRONS. MASTER'S OPERATIONS AREA

(The MASTER leads the party into his control area. There, a gold CHIEF DALEK awaits with two other gun-metal DALEKS.)

CHIEF DALEK: Doctor, you are in our power and you will be exterminated.
MASTER: No, not yet.
CHIEF DALEK: (Angrily.) You will obey the Daleks!
MASTER: You know as well as I do that this man does not fear death. I want him to suffer a much worse punishment. Look, my skill and cunning has brought about this war which will make you the masters of the galaxy. Leave the Doctor with me, and let him see the...result of that war. Let him see the galaxy in ruins. Let him see the planet Earth, that he loves so much, in ruins - then exterminate him.
CHIEF DALEK: Very well. He will remain your prisoner until the war is concluded. Then you will bring him to us and we shall exterminate him. We shall now return to our base and prepare the army of the Daleks.

(The three DALEKS turn and glide off. The DOCTOR turns to the MASTER.)

DOCTOR: Oh, I suppose I should thank you for saving my life?
MASTER: Not for long, Doctor. It's going to be a very short war. Right, take them away.

(The OGRONS take them off.)


36: INT. PLANET OF THE OGRONS. CELL AREA

(JO sits on the floor of her cage. She sees the DOCTOR and his two companions being led in. The DOCTOR is put in the same cage as her. She runs forward and hugs him.)

JO: Hello, Doctor.
DOCTOR: Hello, Jo.

(She sees GENERAL WILLIAMS and the PRINCE being put into the cage next to them.)

JO: Oh, so now they've got all of us.
GENERAL WILLIAMS: All except the pilot. He's repairing the ship.
DRACONIAN PRINCE: (To the DOCTOR.) Why do these...Dalek creatures wish to set your people and mine at war?
DOCTOR: Because war will mean the extermination of both empires, your royal highness, and the Daleks will emerge as the supreme rulers. Now somehow, we've got to get out of here and stop them.
JO: (Quietly.) Doctor! Doctor, will the Master's little fear-box help?

(She takes the hidden box out and passes it to the DOCTOR.)

DOCTOR: Well done, Jo!
JO: You see, we could use it to frighten the Ogrons away and then we can all escape.
GENERAL WILLIAMS: Well, that's not impractical, Miss Grant. They'd just run off and we'd still be locked in.
JO: Oh...
DOCTOR: There is one thing we can do, though, and it'll need a very slight adjustment.

(The DOCTOR takes a small tiepin out of his shirt and starts tinkering with the box.)


37: INT. PLANET OF THE OGRONS. MASTER'S OPERATIONS AREA

(The MASTER speaks into his radio.)

MASTER: (Into radio.) There's nothing to worry about. The Doctor will be perfectly safe in my hands. I promise you - when I deliver him to you, he'll be a broken man.
CHIEF DALEK: (OOV: Over radio.) Do not fail the Daleks.
MASTER: (Into radio.) The war is certain now. And once the great empires destroy each other, I ask but one thing - let me rule the planet Earth in your name.


38: INT. PLANET OF THE OGRONS. CELL AREA

(The DOCTOR continues to adjust the box.)

DOCTOR: General Williams, if we do manage to get out of here, and Jo and I manage to create a diversion, could you find your way back to your spaceship?
GENERAL WILLIAMS: Certainly.
DOCTOR: Good. Right, that should do it. Now I want you to take off immediately. Get the truth back to your respective governments.
DRACONIAN PRINCE: Yes.
DOCTOR: Tell them that they must mount a joint expedition and capture this base at once.
DRACONIAN PRINCE: I shall stay and help.
DOCTOR: No, we'll need you to convince the Emperor, your royal highness.
GENERAL WILLIAMS: What about you and Miss Grant - how will you get away?
DOCTOR: Jo, I presume that the TARDIS is still here?
JO: Yes, I know where it is.
DOCTOR: (To GENERAL WILLIAMS.) Well, don't worry about us. Our spaceship is here.
GENERAL WILLIAMS: That's all very well, Doctor, but we still happen to be locked in.
DOCTOR: Yes, well, would you mind blocking your ears and...covering your eyes just for a moment?
DRACONIAN PRINCE: I do not understand?
DOCTOR: No, but I...I think you will in a moment. Just do as I ask, would you? You too, Jo.
JO: Oh no, it's alright. I can resist it.
DOCTOR: Can you?
JO: Yes.
DOCTOR: Good.

(The DOCTOR turns to the bars. Beyond them stands an OGRON on guard. He calls out to it.)

DOCTOR: Er, how much longer are you gonna keep us locked in here?

(The OGRON turns and looks at him.)

DOCTOR: Yes, I'm talking to you.

(The DOCTOR presses the switch on the box and the signal starts up. In the OGRON'S eyes, he immediately starts to change into the CHIEF DALEK. The "DALEK" even speaks in a combination of a normal DALEK voice and the DOCTOR'S own distinctive tone.)

DOCTOR: Open the gate. Open the gate.

(The OGRON, its eyes wide open in terror, stumbles forward with the key in its hand and unlocks the gate.)

DOCTOR: Open the gate or I will exterminate you.

(The OGRON then runs off as fast as it can, leaving the key in the gate. The DOCTOR switches the device off and leaves the cage. He then unlocks the second cage and taps the two occupants who still stand with their eyes closed and their hands over their ears.)

DOCTOR: Right.

(The DOCTOR runs out of their cage and they follow.)

JO: Come with me. Follow me.

(They all set off.)


39: INT. PLANET OF THE OGRONS. MASTER'S OPERATIONS AREA

(The MASTER is again in touch with the DALEKS via radio.)

CHIEF DALEK: (OOV: Over radio.) We are about to enter hyperdrive and return to our base. Do not fail the Daleks.

(The MASTER switches the radio off.)

MASTER: Right, we'll see who rules the galaxy when this is over. Do not fail the Daleks, indeed! You stupid tin boxes!

(The OGRON from the cell area runs in, gibbering with fear.)

MASTER: Why aren't you guarding the prisoners?
SECOND OGRON: The Daleks sent me away!
MASTER: There are no Daleks! The Daleks have all left the planet!
SECOND OGRON: The Dalek said to open the cell!
MASTER: Did he now? Fetch the others! I want them here immediately!

(The OGRON runs off and the MASTER darts to one side and down a passage.)


40: INT. PLANET OF THE OGRONS. PASSAGE

(The escapees have reached the primitive altar.)

JO: Doctor, look at this.
DOCTOR: Well, that's fascinating.
JO: Is it some sort of idol? I saw one of the Ogrons worshipping it.
DOCTOR: Yes, I'm not surprised. We've seen the real thing, haven't we? They're probably more frightened of him than they are of the Daleks.
JO: Right, come on. This way.

(They carry on.)


41: INT. PLANET OF THE OGRONS. MASTER'S OPERATIONS AREA

(They reach the control area. JO points down one of the passageways.)

JO: Right, you can get out this way. Good luck.
GENERAL WILLIAMS: And you Miss Grant, Doctor.

(They shake hands.)

DOCTOR: General Williams.
GENERAL WILLIAMS: Farewell.

(The PRINCE kisses JO'S hand...)

JO: Good luck.

(...and shakes the DOCTOR'S.)

DOCTOR: Your royal highness.
DRACONIAN PRINCE: My life at your command.

(He follows GENERAL WILLIAMS out.)

JO: The TARDIS is over there.

(The DOCTOR and JO head towards the police box but suddenly the MASTER steps out of the shadows, a gun in his hands. Several OGRONS surround them.)

MASTER: Going somewhere, Doctor?
DOCTOR: You know, you really are incredibly persistent, aren't you?

(The MASTER looks at the hypnotic box in the DOCTOR'S hands.)

MASTER: That is my property, I believe.
DOCTOR: Oh yes, yes, a most ingenious device. I congratulate you.

(He switches it on. Immediately panic reigns among the OGRONS as they scream and panic.)

OGRONS: The monster!

(The MASTER raises his gun and fires as the OGRONS start to flee, taking him with them. The DOCTOR clutches his head and falls to the ground in front of a shocked JO. He feebly feels his forehead. There is a mark where the shot hit. He seems to fall unconscious as the last OGRONS run out of the area, but again starts to stir slightly.)

JO: Oh, Doctor, I thought you were dead?
DOCTOR: (Weakly.) Help me...

(He tries to clamber up.)

JO: Yes...here...

(With JO'S help he gets to his feet and falls back against the wall next to the TARDIS.)

DOCTOR: (Weakly.) Help me into the TARDIS, Jo...
JO: Okay.

(She pushes the door open...)


42: INT. TARDIS. CONSOLE ROOM

(...and they enter, the DOCTOR leaning on JO for support.)

DOCTOR: (Weakly.) Alright, Jo.
JO: Careful.

(The DOCTOR staggers to the console, watched by a concerned JO. He closes the doors and stumbles round the edge of the console.)

DOCTOR: The first thing we've got to do is...get out of here.

(He pulls the main switch and the TARDIS starts to dematerialise. He stumbles to another panel, holding onto the console for support watched by JO. He puts out his hands and places them on two round discs on the console. Immediately a sound like speeded-up signals is faintly heard. The DOCTOR stands with his eyes closed and desperately trying to concentrate as the message continues...)

JO: Doctor, what are you doing?
DOCTOR: Tele...telepathic circuits...sending a message to the Time Lords...


42: VORTEX

(The TARDIS spins off into vortex and in pursuit...)


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Dr. Who
JON PERTWEE

The Master
ROGER DELGADO

Jo Grant
KATY MANNING

President of Earth
VERA FUSEK

General Williams
MICHAEL HAWKINS

Draconian Prince
PETER BIRREL

Congressman Brook
RAMSAY WILLIAMS

Newscaster
BILL MITCHELL

Pilot of Space Ship
STANLEY PRICE

First Ogron
STEPHEN THORNE

Second Ogron
MICHAEL KILGARRIFF

Third Ogron
RICK LESTER

Daleks
JOHN SCOTT MARTIN

CY TOWN
MURPHY GRUMBAR

Dalek Voice
MICHAEL WISHER

Written by
MALCOLM HULKE

Title Music by
RON GRAINER

and
BBC RADIOPHONIC WORKSHOP

Incidental Music by
DUDLEY SIMPSON

Special Sound
DICK MILLS

Visual Effects Designers
BERNARD WILKIE

RHYS JONES

Lighting
RALPH WALTON

Sound
BRIAN HILES

Costume Designer
BARBARA KIDD

Make-Up
SANDRA SHEPHERD

Masks by
JOHN FRIEDLANDER

Script Editor
TERRANCE DICKS

Designer
CYNTHIA KLJUČO

Producer
BARRY LETTS

Directed by
PAUL BERNARD

COLOUR

BBC 1973

 

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