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PLANET OF THE DALEKS

BY
TERRY NATION

EPISODE SIX


1: INT. DALEK CITY. CONTROL ROOM

DOCTOR: (Whispers.) Right, let's try and get to the lower levels.
TARON: Alright, Rebec.

(REBEC starts to move her casing forward and the others follow but a DALEK glides forward.)

FIRST DALEK: Wait!

(The group stops.)

FIRST DALEK: Spiridon slave workers are to report to level four immediately. Move!

(Within the furs, TARON looks at the DOCTOR and then they set off. Bringing up the rear is CODAL, but he fails to spot that his booted foot is sticking out from his fur. The DALEK looks down and sees it.)

FIRST DALEK: Wait - you are not Spiridons! Emergency! Emergency! Emergency!

(An alarm starts to blare out.)

FIRST DALEK: Do not move!

(The DOCTOR throws his cloak off and shouts to CODAL.)

DOCTOR: (Shouts.) The cloak, come on - over it!

(The DOCTOR and CODAL thrust the cloak over the screeching DALEK.)

FIRST DALEK: Alarm! Alarm!
DOCTOR: (Shouts.) ___ come on!

(The DOCTOR helps TARON push REBEC'S DALEK casing.)

FIRST DALEK: I cannot see! Vision impaired!
DOCTOR: (Shouts.) Get it out! Come on!

(The dash round the corner, past the sealed laboratory door and out of the control room.)

FIRST DALEK: Pursue! Pursue!

(A DALEK follows.)


2: INT DALEK CITY. CORRIDOR

(The four reach a junction in the corridor.)

DOCTOR: (Shouts.) This way!

(He pulls the casing round the corner with the Thals. After they have gone, two DALEKS come up in close pursuit.)


3: INT. DALEK CITY. CONTROL ROOM

(A DALEK presses a communications button on the main console.)

DALEK: (Into intercom.) Alert! Alert! Alert! Aliens at liberty in city. Instigate condition of maximum security. Alert! Alert! alert!


4: INT DALEK CITY. CORRIDOR

(The DOCTOR and CODAL are running ahead as TARON pushes the casing.)

DOCTOR: (Shouts.) Come on! Come on! They're right behind you!

(TARON is having pushing the casing round the corner.)

TARON: (Shouts.) Codal!

(They all grab the unwieldy casing and pull it round another corner.)

DOCTOR: (Shouts.) This way! This way!

(The two DALEKS are still close behind.)

FIRST DALEK: Pursue! Pursue! Alarm! Pursue!

(They almost take the wrong direction but hesitate and choose the corridor taken by the DOCTOR'S party.)


5: INT. DALEK CITY. CONTROL ROOM

FIRST DALEK: Report.
SECOND DALEK: Aliens have descended to level eight.
FIRST DALEK: Seal off all levels above them. They must be driven down to the deepest levels.
SECOND DALEK: I obey.


6: INT DALEK CITY. CORRIDOR

(The two DALEKS turn a corner. At the end of the corridor, they see the DOCTOR and TARON with the casing.)

DOCTOR: (Shouts.) Out - quick!

(The DALEKS fire and the casing explodes. The DALEKS glide towards the smoking remains.)


7: INT DALEK CITY. ANOTHER CORRIDOR

(REBEC is not dead. Carrying a bomb, she runs with the DOCTOR, TARON and CODAL towards a set of lift doors.)

DOCTOR: Well, Rebec, it seems you stopped being a Dalek just in time.

(She nods quietly as the lift opens.)

DOCTOR: Come on, in you get.

(REBEC and CODAL dive in the lift. TARON holds back, looking down the corridor.)

DOCTOR: Come on, Taron, quick.

(TARON and the DOCTOR enter the lift.)


8: INT DALEK CITY. LIFT

(The DOCTOR presses the sensor panel to close the door and send the lift downwards.)

TARON: How deep are we going?
DOCTOR: Down to the arsenal.
CODAL: And what then? One bomb against an army of Daleks?
DOCTOR: (To TARON.) He's right, you know. One bomb won't destroy them all. The most we can hope for is to stop that army getting into action.

(The lift stops its descent. The DOCTOR opens the doors and they cautiously look out.)

DOCTOR: (Whispers.) All clear - come on.

(They walk out.)


9: INT. DALEK CITY. LEVEL ZERO CORRIDOR

(They walk down the corridor towards the refrigeration room. The door has not been repaired and the DOCTOR glances through the cut archway, then turns to TARON and CODAL.)

DOCTOR: Look, see what you can find in the cooling chamber act as a barricade. Block off that corridor as best you can.
CODAL: Right
DOCTOR: I know we can't stop them but it might hold them up for a bit.
TARON: Yeah.
CODAL: Right.

(The two men duck under the archway and enter the cooling chamber. The DOCTOR goes up to another doorway next to the one that leads into the cooling chamber. He presses the sensor opening and the door slides slowly upwards.)


10: INT. DALEK CITY. ARSENAL CAVERN

(The DOCTOR and REBEC looking through the opening doorway at the mass ranked of frozen DALEKS within.)

DOCTOR: There you are, Rebec - the greatest Dalek invasion force ever assembled.
REBEC: And with the Spiridon's power to become invisible, nothing can stop them.
DOCTOR: That's about it. Right, let's go and help the others with the barricade.


11: INT. DALEK CITY. LEVEL ZERO CORRIDOR

(They go to TARON and CODAL as they come out of the cooling chamber with a piece of machinery to start their barricade.)


12: INT. DALEK CITY. CONTROL ROOM

FIRST DALEK: Report.
SECOND DALEK: Message from command spacecraft. The Dalek Supreme will touch down in Spiridon shortly. He will assume total command of all operations on this planet.
FIRST DALEK: Understood.
SECOND DALEK: Dalek command has identified the leading alien - the one who is not a Thal.
FIRST DALEK: Who is he?
SECOND DALEK: He is the one known as the Doctor - the greatest enemy of the Daleks.
FIRST DALEK: He has much knowledge that would be of value to us. He must be captured alive for interrogation by the Dalek Supreme.


13: EXT. JUNGLE CLEARING

(JO and LATEP make their way through the jungle with their bomb towards the shaft exit. Suddenly, their faces are illuminated by an orange glow and the ground starts to shake. They duck behind the shelter of some bushes and watch as a spacecraft starts to descend. Built like two co-joined flying saucers, four red flares erupt from its base as it nears the ground. It lands in a rocky bare patch within the jungle. JO and LATEP watch from their hiding place as a door in the side of the craft falls to the ground to form a ramp down which a DALEK glides. The DALEK however is very different to the others. Coloured black and gold, it has an enlarged fender and a bigger eye-stalk and dome lights. Accompanied by two standard DALEKS, it glides away from the ship and past JO and LATEP'S hiding place. The young Thal is immediately interested in observing the open ship that has been left behind whilst JO watches the DALEKS glide away.)

JO: (Whispers.) I've never seen a Dalek like that before.
LATEP: He's something very special - one of the supreme council.

(He looks back at the ship in admiration.)

LATEP: They certainly know how to build spacecraft.

(JO looks at the ship and a thought strikes her.)

JO: (Whispers.) Latep? Could you fly that thing?
LATEP: With the help of the others - yes.
JO: (Whispers.) Well then, it could take you back to Skaro.
LATEP: I'd thought of that.
JO: But don't you see what that means? Look, you thought that even if this mission was a successful one, that you'd be marooned here for the rest of your lives. With that, you've got a chance of getting home!
LATEP: But the Daleks haven't been defeated yet - not by a long way.
JO: I know, I know all that! But it gives you a chance. It gives you all something to hope for. I wish the others were here and then we could tell them about it.
LATEP: I'm glad they're not.
JO: But why? If they knew there was a way to escape that...
LATEP: (Interrupts.) Just knowing might mean the difference between success and failure. We all thought that whatever happened, there was no way out. It was a suicide mission. That's affected everything we've done. We've faced dangers and taken risks because there was nothing to lose, Jo.
JO: Would you go on taking them?
LATEP: I don't know. You see, I've found a reason to be more careful - a reason for wanting to stay alive.

(He looks meaningfully at her. JO hesitates, then...)

JO: (Whispers.) Come on, Latep. We've still got a long way to go.

(Hand in hand, they move off.)


14: INT. DALEK CITY. LEVEL ZERO CORRIDOR

(The DOCTOR'S group finishes building the extemporaneous barricade of bits of pieces from the cooling chamber.)

DOCTOR: That should hold them for a while. Rebec, stay near. At the slightest sound of the Daleks breaking through, give us plenty of warning. (To TARON and CODAL.) Come on, you two.

(He leads them into the cooling chamber.)


15: INT. DALEK CITY. COOLING CHAMBER

(The DOCTOR goes over to the refrigeration unit with CODAL while TARON looks up the chimney shaft.)

DOCTOR: (To TARON.) Any sign of Jo and Latep?
TARON: No, not yet.

(The DOCTOR looks at a small control panel on the refrigeration unit.)

CODAL: What are you after, Doctor?
DOCTOR: Blast! I was hoping there'd be a way of locking these controls into the 'on' position. As soon as this refrigeration unit is switched off, those Daleks will be on the move.
CODAL: The main switches are probably in the control room. We don't want to go back there.
DOCTOR: No...then we'll have to use my other plan. Come on.

(They start to walk out, past where TARON is keeping a watch up the chimney shaft.)

DOCTOR: Let's us know as soon as you see Jo and Latep.
TARON: Yeah.


16: INT. DALEK CITY. ARSENAL CAVERN

(The DOCTOR and TARON are about to enter the arsenal, when...)

REBEC: Doctor! They're trying to get through!


17: INT. DALEK CITY. LEVEL ZERO CORRIDOR

(The DALEKS are throwing themselves against the barricade. On the safer side...)

DOCTOR: Well, it should hold them for a little while yet. Now, don't worry. (To CODAL.) Come on.

(The two go into the arsenal. Despite the DOCTOR'S words, REBEC looks extremely concerned.)


18: INT. DALEK CITY. CONTROL ROOM

(The DALEK SUPREME and his two lieutenants glide into the control room. It glides up to a waiting DALEK.)

DALEK SUPREME: Report.

(When it speaks, its eye-piece as well as its dome lights illuminate.)

FIRST DALEK: Aliens still at liberty.
DALEK SUPREME: All Dalek units are to be assigned to their capture immediately.

(It turns to one of its lieutenants.)

DALEK SUPREME: Take charge of all controls.

(The DALEK lieutenant turns and glides towards the control bank as the DALEK SUPREME turns back to the waiting DALEK.)

DALEK SUPREME: Report on invisibility experiments.
FIRST DALEK: Daleks can now achieve total invisibility for periods in excess of two work cycles.
DALEK SUPREME: Satisfactory. The supreme council has ordered our army to be activated immediately. The invasion of all solar planets is to begin today.

(It turns to its lieutenant at the control bank.)

DALEK SUPREME: Switch on arsenal heating. Close down refrigeration unit.


19: INT. DALEK CITY. COOLING CHAMBER

(Waiting in the cooling chamber, TARON hears the machinery wind down as it is deactivated. He glances up the chimney shaft...)


20: INT. DALEK CITY. ARSENAL CAVERN

(...and then runs to the entrance to the arsenal.)

TARON: Doctor!

(Within the arsenal, the DOCTOR and CODAL are on a raised catwalk which runs along the edge of the cavern. Below them are the still and silent DALEKS. A cold mist hangs in the air.)

DOCTOR: Yes?
TARON: The refrigeration unit's been shut down. The temperature's starting to rise.
DOCTOR: Thank you, Taron.

(The DOCTOR joins CODAL who is examining the rock which forms the wall on the other side of the catwalk.)

DOCTOR: We haven't much time.


21: INT. DALEK CITY. CONTROL ROOM

(The DALEK SUPREME gives another order to its lieutenant.)

DALEK SUPREME: Order space transporters to assemble and await landing orders.
SECOND DALEK: I obey.

(The black and gold creature then turns to face the FIRST DALEK.)

DALEK SUPREME: The action of the aliens has caused considerable disruption of operations on this planet.
FIRST DALEK: This was a matter beyond my control!
DALEK SUPREME: Your orders were to exterminate them!
FIRST DALEK: (Panicking.) It has not been possible! We have been unable to use the bacteria bomb!
DALEK SUPREME: The responsibility was yours! You have failed! The supreme council does not accept failure!

(The DALEK SUPREME fires and the FIRST DALEK explodes.)


22: EXT. JUNGLE. SHAFT EXIT

(LATEP is securing a rope to some rocks at the top of the shaft.)

LATEP: This should hold.

(He turns to a nervous JO.)

LATEP: Are you ready?

(She nods without enthusiasm.)

LATEP: Don't worry - we'll make it.
JO: It's not so much the climb down that worries me. It's what we'll find when we get there.

(LATEP smiles but he looks just as nervous.)

LATEP: I'll go first.

(He throws the rope down.)


23: INT. DALEK CITY. LEVEL ZERO CORRIDOR

(The DALEKS continue to hammer at the shaking barricade. On the other side, REBEC turns to a watching TARON.)

REBEC: It won't stand much more.


24: INT. DALEK CITY. ARSENAL CAVERN

(CODAL is still examining the rock wall. He shouts to the DOCTOR who is further down the catwalk.)

CODAL: Doctor!
DOCTOR: Hello?
CODAL: Take a look at this!

(The DOCTOR runs over and looks at a crevice in the rock.)

DOCTOR: Well it looks promising. How deep is it?
CODAL: I can get my arm right inside.

(He does so.)

DOCTOR: Well, that's it then, although it does need a bit of clearing.

(He and CODAL start to pull away small pieces of rock in the cleft.)

CODAL: It's getting warmer down here.
DOCTOR: Yes, the temperature has risen quite considerably.

(CODAL looks over his shoulder into the main body of the cavern.)

CODAL: (Nervously.) Doctor...

(The DALEKS are starting to awaken. In their massed ranks, some of them are starting to glide around, although in a somewhat disorientated fashion.)

DOCTOR: In a minute, they'll all be fully active. Come on. Here...

(They start to pull at the rock.)


25: INT. DALEK CITY. LEVEL ZERO CORRIDOR

(TARON and REBEC back away from the barricade.)

TARON: A couple more tries and the whole lot's coming down. Let's get out of here.


26: INT. DALEK CITY. ARSENAL CAVERN

(They run into the arsenal. and press the internal door sensor. There is no response.)

TARON: No power left to operate the door. Come on!

(They run into the main body of the arsenal. Meanwhile, the DOCTOR and CODAL step back from the slightly larger gap they have created in the rock.)

DOCTOR: That should be wide enough.

(TARON and REBEC run up.)

TARON: Doctor, there's no sign of Jo and Latep, and they're nearly through the barricade.
DOCTOR: Thank you, Taron. Look, I've got an idea that these catwalks lead to some sort of loading area on the surface. Check it out, will you?
TARON: Right. (To REBEC.) Come on.

(They run past the DOCTOR and CODAL and further along the catwalk.)

DOCTOR: (To CODAL.) Right, get the bomb.

(The bomb has been placed on the edge of the catwalk. At that moment, a shuffling DALEK knocks it with its arm, sending it falling to the main floor of the arsenal.)

CODAL: The bomb! Get down!

(The two men hit the floor of the catwalk but there is no explosion.)

DOCTOR: Where is it?

(They look over the edge and see the bomb between the base of two awakening DALEKS. The DOCTOR climbs over the rampart of the catwalk and, holding onto CODAL for support, steps onto the top of a DALEK before stepping into the lion's den. Hemmed in on all side by ever-wakening DALEKS, he tries to push through them to reach the fallen device. CODAL watches as the DOCTOR reaches out between the bases of two DALEKS and grabs the bomb by its handle. He passes it up to CODAL who then helps him climb back up out of harm's way. They crouch down and examine the bomb.)

DOCTOR: Is it damaged?
CODAL: The timing mechanism isn't functioning properly.
DOCTOR: Can you fix it?
CODAL: I think so. It'll take a minute or two.
DOCTOR: Get on with it.

(TARON and REBEC run back.)

TARON: Doctor? Doctor, you're right. There is a power ramp - goes up to ground level. I think we can climb it.
DOCTOR: Good, good.
REBEC: What are you planning to do, Doctor?
DOCTOR: Well, this whole area is simply honeycombed with ice tunnels. Now, a bomb, put in the right place, could so weaken those walls, the pressure of the ice would burst through the walls and flood this entire chamber.
TARON: (Smiles.) Bury the lot of them?
DOCTOR: That's the theory.
REBEC: But it won't destroy them - just put them back into their deep frozen state of suspended animation.
DOCTOR: Yes, but it would centuries to melt them out.

(They hear a bang as the barricade starts to give way.)


27: INT. DALEK CITY. LEVEL ZERO CORRIDOR

(The DALEKS push against the remains of the barricade.)


28: INT. DALEK CITY. COOLING CHAMBER

(LATEP reaches the base of the shaft. Hearing the noise outside, he goes to the doorway of the cooling chamber.)


29: INT. DALEK CITY. LEVEL ZERO CORRIDOR

(The DALEKS continue to push the obstruction aside.)


30: INT. DALEK CITY. COOLING CHAMBER

(JO reaches the base of the rope. LATEP rushes back to help her down.)

LATEP: You alright?
JO: Yes, I think so.

(He leads her to the door and they look out.)


31: INT. DALEK CITY. LEVEL ZERO CORRIDOR

(Very little now remains of the barricade.)


32: INT. DALEK CITY. COOLING CHAMBER

JO: We've got to stop them.

(LATEP switches on the timer of his bomb...)


33: INT. DALEK CITY. LEVEL ZERO CORRIDOR

(...and throws it across the floor from the doorway to the DALEKS as they make their way past the fallen barricade. One of them fires but LATEP has ducked back. The DALEKS start to glide forward.)


34: INT. DALEK CITY. COOLING CHAMBER

(Within the cooling chamber, JO and LATEP lie on the floor and cover their heads.)


35: INT. DALEK CITY. LEVEL ZERO CORRIDOR

(Outside, the bomb explodes right in the middle of the group of DALEKS.)


36: INT. DALEK CITY. COOLING CHAMBER

(JO and LATEP, coughing in the smoke of the explosion, get to their feet.)


37: INT. DALEK CITY. LEVEL ZERO CORRIDOR

(They come out of the cooling chamber to see the smoking remains of the DALEKS. The walls are blackened with the force of the explosion and the lights have been knocked out.)

JO: Come on...let's see if we can find the Doctor.

(Coughing they make their way towards the arsenal as more DALEKS come up the other side of the pushed-aside barricade.)


38: INT. DALEK CITY. ARSENAL CAVERN

(The DOCTOR and REBEC are crouched down a s CODAL works desperately on the final bomb. REBEC sees JO and LATEP approaching.)

REBEC: They're here!

(The two run up and also crouch down.)

LATEP: They're still coming, Doctor.
JO: We did what we could though.
DOCTOR: Well done, Jo.
CODAL: Right - that's it.
DOCTOR: Taron, you and the others get started. We'll set the bomb.
TARON: Yes. Come on, you two.

(JO and LATEP follow REBEC and TARON towards the exit they have found.)

DOCTOR: (To CODAL.) Set it to detonate in thirty seconds.
CODAL: Right.

(He adjusts the timer. The DOCTOR looks out across the arsenal where the DALEKS are now much more active...)


39: INT. DALEK CITY. LEVEL ZERO CORRIDOR

(Two DALEK reinforcements glide past the smoking remains of their destroyed compatriots.)


40: INT. DALEK CITY. ARSENAL CAVERN

CODAL: Detonator running...now.

(The DOCTOR takes the bomb from him and starts to push it into the crevice. CODAL looks at the doorway into the corridor.)

CODAL: They're coming!

(The DALEKS start to glide in.)

CODAL: Hurry up, Doctor! Hurry up!
DOCTOR: Off you go.

(CODAL runs off after the others. The DOCTOR makes a final check on the bomb and runs off after him. CODAL has joined the other four and they are all crouched down further round the catwalk. The DALEKS are gliding up to the point where the bomb is secreted as the DOCTOR runs up and crouches down with his allies. He looks at his watch.)

DOCTOR: Twenty-seven...twenty-eight...

(The wall bursts outwards with a massive explosion, destroying part of the catwalk but very little else. The DOCTOR stands up and looks through the smoke. He looks utterly disappointed.)

DOCTOR: It failed!

(The DALEKS are now moving freely within the body of the arsenal. JO and the others stand up, similarly downhearted at their lack of success.)

DOCTOR: Come on - let's get out of here.

(They turn to leave when they suddenly hear a loud rumbling noise.)

DOCTOR: (Shouts.) The ice volcano!

(A wall of ice bursts from the cleft in rock, overwhelming the two DALEKS on the catwalk and drowning the DALEKS within the arsenal in its green icy molten sludge.)

DOCTOR: (Shouts.) Out, everybody, out!

(The others run as fast as they can. The DOCTOR holds back just for a moment to see the inundation pour over the DALEKS. He runs off as the creatures are covered by the ice which rises to the level of their domes and over.)


41: INT. DALEK CITY. CONTROL ROOM

(The only DALEKS left in the control room are the DALEK SUPREME and his two lieutenants. They look over the control bank.)

FIRST DALEK: Arsenal and all lower levels inundated. Molten ice rising through all sections.
SECOND DALEK: No response from any Dalek unit. Total loss of contact.
DALEK SUPREME: Seal off all sections.
FIRST DALEK: Not possible. Controls not responding. Total power source failure.
SECOND DALEK: Sensors registering ice now advancing through upper levels!
DALEK SUPREME: Advise supreme command that our attack force is totally immobilised, and that we are the only survivors.

(Its eye-stalk turns and the DALEK SUPREME sees molten ice starting to run down the walls of the control room.)

DALEK SUPREME: Set self-destruct on all instruments. We are abandoning!

(The three DALEKS glide hurriedly from the control room.)

DALEK SUPREME: We are abandoning! We are abandoning! We are abandoning! We are abandoning!


42: EXT. JUNGLE CLEARING

(The victorious party emerge from the jungle into the clearing where the DALEK spaceship lies.)

LATEP: There it is!
REBEC: We can get home - back to Skaro!
TARON: It's a bonus I'd never expected!
LATEP: Jo, I must speak with you.

(LATEP and JO step away as CODAL turns to the DOCTOR.)

CODAL: Doctor? I need to look over the controls of that ship.
DOCTOR: Yes, of course.
CODAL: So...

(He hesitates.)

CODAL: (Quietly.) You've done a lot for me, Doctor. Thank you.

(He salutes him with a Thal salute - the left hand placed on the right breast.)

CODAL: Thank you.

(The DOCTOR returns the salute and nods. CODAL smiles and heads off for the ship.)

TARON: Doctor, we'd never have succeeded without all your help. I wish there was some way of thanking you.
DOCTOR: As a matter of fact, there is.
REBEC: Yes, Doctor?
DOCTOR: Throughout history, you Thals have always been known as one of the most peace-loving peoples in the galaxy.
TARON: I hope we always will be.
DOCTOR: Yes, that's what I mean. When you get back to Skaro, you'll all be national heroes. Everybody will want to hear about your adventures.
TARON: (Puzzled.) Of course.
DOCTOR: So be careful how you tell that story, will you? Don't glamorise it. Don't make war sound like an exciting and thrilling game.
TARON: (Smiles.) I understand.
DOCTOR: Tell them about the members of your mission that will not be returning - like Maro and Vaber and Marat. Tell them about the fear, otherwise your people might relish the idea of war. We don't want that.
REBEC: You can depend on us.
DOCTOR: Thank you, my dear. Well, you'd better get aboard, I think.

(TARON looks over at JO and LATEP.)

TARON: What about them?
DOCTOR: I'm not sure about them. Goodbye, Rebec.

(He holds out his hand. She takes him and gives him a kiss on the cheek.)

REBEC: Goodbye, Doctor.

(She heads for the ship. The DOCTOR holds out his hand to TARON...)

DOCTOR: Taron?

(...who takes it.)

TARON: Goodbye, Doctor.
DOCTOR: Good luck.

(TARON heads for the ship. LATEP leaves JO and approaches the DOCTOR.)

LATEP: Doctor, I've asked Jo to come back to Skaro with me. Would you have any objections?
DOCTOR: If that what she wants - no.

(LATEP turns to JO.)

LATEP: Well, Jo? Is it?

(She approaches him with a smile.)

JO: No, I'm sorry, Latep. Look, I'm very fond of you. But, you see, I've got my own world and my own life to go back to.

(She kisses him and walks away. The young Thal turns and shakes the DOCTOR'S hand.)

LATEP: Thank you, Doctor.
DOCTOR: Thank you, Latep.

(The DOCTOR joins JO and they watch as LATEP goes up to the ship, gives a final wave back and enters. The ramp door closes behind him. With a burst of red exhaust flares, the DALEK ship takes off and rises into the Spiridon sky. As the noise and dust dies down...)

DOCTOR: Right, shall we go and find the TARDIS?

(JO is about to reply but sees something over the DOCTOR'S shoulder.)

JO: Look!

(He turns and sees the DALEK SUPREME and its two lieutenants gliding out of the jungle.)

DOCTOR: Come on, run!

(The dash off as the DALEKS spot them.)

DALEK SUPREME: Aliens! Pursue! Pursue!


43: EXT. JUNGLE

(The DOCTOR and JO run desperately through the jungle but the DALEKS are never far behind.)

DALEK SUPREME: Pursue! Pursue!


44: EXT. JUNGLE. CLEARING OF RUINS

(The DOCTOR and JO reach the pathway to the TARDIS. Immediately, the spitting plants start to eject their deadly liquids.)

JO: Wait! If those spores hit us...?

(The DOCTOR looks behind them.)

DOCTOR: They're coming!

(The DALEKS approach.)

DOCTOR: Now cover your face and hands as best you can! Come on!

(The two dash towards the TARDIS under a reign of fire from the plants. JO cries out.)

DOCTOR: Jo, come on! Come on!

(She falls to the ground but the DOCTOR drags her up and into the TARDIS as the DALEKS fire. The rays hit the ship.)


45: INT. TARDIS. CONSOLE ROOM

(The two run into the console room. The DOCTOR presses the switch to close the doors and then pulls the main switch. The dematerialisation noise fills the room.)


46: EXT. JUNGLE. CLEARING OF RUINS

(The DALEKS continue to fire as the TARDIS departs, then...)

DALEK SUPREME: Have supreme command send rescue craft.
FIRST DALEK: I obey.
DALEK SUPREME: Preparations will begin at once to free our army from the ice. We have been delayed - not defeated. The Daleks are never defeated!


47: INT. TARDIS. CONSOLE ROOM

(The centre column rises and falls. The DOCTOR switches on the scanner. It shows a series of star fields and then a planet.)

DOCTOR: Jo? Look.

(A sad JO looks up at the scanner.)

DOCTOR: That's Skaro.
JO: (Quietly.) Yes.
DOCTOR: Any regrets?
JO: (Sadly.) No, not really.
DOCTOR: But Jo, that's only one little world. There's so many hundreds of others to see.

(JO smiles.)

JO: There's only one little world I want to see right now.

(She presses a button on the console herself. The image on the scanner changes to that of a familiar looking planet.)

JO: That one.
DOCTOR: That one? (Puzzled.) But, Jo, that's Earth.
JO: That's right, Doctor - home.

(The DOCTOR smiles.)

DOCTOR: Home it is, Miss Grant.

(He adjusts the controls...)


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Dr. Who
JON PERTWEE

Jo Grant
KATY MANNING

Taron
BERNARD HORSFALL

Rebec
JANE HOW

Codal
TIM PREECE

Latep
ALAN TUCKER

Dalek Voices
MICHAEL WISHER
ROY SKELTON

Dalek Operators
JOHN SCOTT MARTIN
MURPHY GRUMBAR
CY TOWN

Written by
TERRY NATION

Title Music by
RON GRAINER
and
BBC RADIOPHONIC WORKSHOP

Incidental Music by
DUDLEY SIMPSON

Special Sound
DICK MILLS

Costumes
HAZEL PETHIG

Make up
JEAN McMILLAN

Visual Effects
CLIFFORD CULLEY

Studio Lighting
DEREK SLEE

Studio Sound
TONY MILLIER

Script Editor
TERRANCE DICKS

Designer
JOHN HURST

Producer
BARRY LETTS

Directed by
DAVID MALONEY

COLOUR

BBC 1973

 

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