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INVASION
OF THE
DINOSAURS

BY
MALCOLM
HULKE

PART FOUR


1: INT. CHAMBER

MARK: We left Earth three months ago.

(Somewhat groggily, SARAH moves over to the hatch.)


2: SPACE

(It is a window looking out on to the blackness of space with a small planet in the distance.)


3: INT. SCHOOL SCIENCE LABORATORY

(Accompanied by CAPTAIN YATES, GENERAL FINCH comes angrily into the school laboratory where the DOCTOR sits with the BRIGADIER. The DOCTOR sighs with impatience.)

GENERAL FINCH: I'd like an explanation of this latest fiasco, Brigadier.

(The BRIGADIER stands before his superior officer.)

GENERAL FINCH: You capture a dinosaur and lose it again, an aircraft hanger is wrecked and into the bargain, Miss Smith is almost killed! Now why is this man allowed to persist in his ridiculous and useless schemes?!

(The DOCTOR goes over to another bench to get the cut chains and returns with them.)

GENERAL FINCH: You deny that absolutely nothing has been achieved?
DOCTOR: Nothing has been achieved, General Finch, because of sabotage! Now the chains holding the Tyrannosaurus were deliberately severed, and somebody attempted to murder Miss Smith by locking her in the hanger with the creature.

(Behind them, YATES tries to conceal his surprise and anger at this revelation.)

DOCTOR: To top it all, my apparatus has been messed about with. However, all that's in the past now. I've got a new scheme, so if you'll excuse me, I'll be getting on with it.

(He drops the chains on the bench and picks up a clipboard and two pieces of equipment.)

DOCTOR: Brigadier, did you bring over that new car of mine when you moved your headquarters?
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Yes, I think so. It should be in the garage with the rest of our transport.

(The DOCTOR heads for the door and the BRIGADIER follows.)

GENERAL FINCH: What are you up to now?
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: I'll explain in a moment, sir. Better just see the Doctor on his way.

(The BRIGADIER leaves. YATES picks up the chains and holds them in front of FINCH.)

CAPTAIN YATES: (Angrily.) I'd like to know what's been going on, sir!
GENERAL FINCH: (Quietly.) I've no idea what you're talking about.
CAPTAIN YATES: I agreed to sabotage the Doctor's apparatus and delay his experiment. But I didn't agree to murder!


4: EXT. SCHOOL

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: You'll never get it off the ground, Doctor.

(He walks forward to the subject of his comment. It is the DOCTOR'S new car, although car is the vaguest of terms that can be used to describe it. Silver in colour, its 'bonnet' is pointed and the rear of the vehicle rises up into two fins. It has two seats behind a curved windscreen. No wheels can be seen beneath the large fender which drapes to the ground.)

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Wouldn't you rather have a jeep?
DOCTOR: Not a bit of it, Brigadier. This new car of mine is exactly what I need. Speed is of the essence, you know.
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Well, take care. Call in as soon as you have any information.
DOCTOR: Right.

(He sets off and the car glides smoothly and speedily across the school yard with a sound like a hovercraft. The BRIGADIER watches it go with a smile on his face and a shake of the head. He then goes back into the school.)


5: EXT. LONG LANE

(The DOCTOR drives along the frontage of Smithfield Market. He comes to a halt and checks his device. It resembles a black tube with a control box at the base. He takes a reading and checks it against a map of central London he balances on his knee. He starts up the car again and glides off.)


6: INT. SPACESHIP. MAIN CHAMBER

(Recovering from the shock of finding out where she is, SARAH is alone in the spaceship's main chamber. She turns over a small primitive clay bowl in her hands. She gets up and walks round in confusion at this development. A door opens at the back of the chamber and MARK returns with a man and a woman.)

MARK: Here she is.

(The woman is past middle-age but is smart and chic in her looks. She wears a strange two piece fawn and gold tunic. She smiles warmly at SARAH and holds up her arms in welcome.)

RUTH: Don't worry, my dear. We'll look after you.

(She gives SARAH a kiss on the cheek. The other man is also older than man. He has white hair and a short beard and wears a suede jacket and dark trousers.)

ADAM: You're the first to recover.
RUTH: You're bound to feel a little strange at first.
SARAH: Who are you?
ADAM: We're the elders.
SARAH: How did I get here?
RUTH: You must have been chosen.

(SARAH looks at the woman.)

SARAH: Wait a minute...I know you - you're Lady Cullingford!
RUTH: Here I am Ruth.
SARAH: I interviewed you about that Private Member's Bill of yours against the pollution of rivers.

(She looks at the man and also recognises him with a smile.)

SARAH: And you're Nigel Castle, the novelist.

(The man smiles back warmly.)

ADAM: Not any more. I have better work for my hands.

(SARAH points to MARK.)

SARAH: I know you too. You're...
MARK: (Nods.) John Crighton.
SARAH: The athlete. Er, you jumped... (Thinks.) ...two point three six two metres in the last Olympics.

(The three people laugh gently.)

ADAM: All that's behind us now.
RUTH: And you were a journalist?
SARAH: I still am. Where are we going?
MARK: I told you - to New Earth.
SARAH: Sorry, I...seem to have forgotten.

(She sits down, hopelessly confused.)

ADAM: A small planet, very much like the Earth we've left behind, but at an earlier stage of development.
RUTH: Still pure, undefiled by the evil of man's technology. Air that is still clean to breathe...
MARK: Simple pastoral people, innocent and unspoiled.
ADAM: It'll be our task to guide them to see that the evil developed on Earth will not be repeated.
SARAH: Our task? Just the four of us?

(The three people laugh.)

MARK: There are over two hundred of us on this ship.

(RUTH and ADAM sit on the leather couches and watch while MARK switches on a monitor screen.)

MARK: You see?

(It shows a chamber made up of banks of ledges, four high. On each rests a sleeping cocooned human. He presses the switch next to the monitor and the view changes to show two more identical chambers.)

MARK: They'll all be recovering soon just as you did.

(SARAH looks in astonishment at the picture. MARK switches it off.)

ADAM: And this is only one of the ships of the fleet. Show her, Mark.

(MARK presses another switch and the monitor shows four identical spacecraft with engines in a triangular pattern. He switches the monitor off and sits next to RUTH.)

MARK: There are seven ships in all.
SARAH: Those people...why were they all asleep?
ADAM: To save food and oxygen. It was all explained to you.
RUTH: It's a three month journey, and almost over.

(SARAH'S mouth drops open in astonishment.)

SARAH: I've been here on this spaceship for three months?
MARK: We all have.
SARAH: I can't believe it!

(She puts a hand to her forehead...and accidentally touches the very real and sore bruise sustained in the hanger - supposedly over three months ago. She conceals her surprise from her new companions.)

SARAH: Three months...


7: EXT. STREET

(The DOCTOR glides his car to a halt in a back street. He looks at his 'radar' device again and consults the map once more. A series of areas have been crossed through on the map. This time the reading seems to be stronger. He sets off in the car once more.)


8: EXT. TRAFALGAR SQUARE UNDERGROUND STATION

(Outside an underground station, two newspaper hoardings read "MARTIAL LAW DECLARED" and "LONDON EVACUATION ORDER". The DOCTOR draws to a halt in front of the station and its litter-strewn pavement. He switches on the radar device and the needle shoots upwards. He swings the device round until it points at the station and the needle climbs up towards the highest point on the scale. Satisfied, he switches off his car and climbs out. He picks up a large torch out his car together with his radar device and moves to the locked trellis gates of the station. He examines the lock, takes off his glove and produces a set of skeleton keys out of his pocket. He then makes short work of the lock and opens the gates.)


9: INT. TRAFALGAR SQUARE UNDERGROUND STATION. PASSAGE

(The DOCTOR walks down some darkened steps in the passenger tunnel of the station. He pauses to check the readings on his device by torchlight and moves down a side passage. He suddenly stops and looks round hearing the sound of the air-conditioning working. He plays his torch round and spots a grille. He takes a handkerchief out of his pocket and plays it across the draft which emanates from the grille. Before he can take any further action, he hears a noise in the tunnel behind him and hurriedly lies underneath a wall bench together with his torch and radar device. A moment later BUTLER, carrying his own torch, case and another piece of equipment slung over his shoulder, rounds the corner. He goes past the DOCTOR'S hiding place and up to a blue door of a maintenance cupboard. He takes a set of keys out of his pocket, puts them in the lock of the door and then presses one of the slats of the louvered window of the cupboard. The whining sound of a lift can be heard. Both the DOCTOR and BUTLER wait patiently. After a moment, lights appear rising upwards behind the louvered slats and the lift noise stops. BUTLER unlocks the door to reveal an ordinary cleaner's cupboard beyond. He steps in and closes the door behind him. After a moment the lift noise starts up again and the lights behind the slats disappear one by one downwards. The DOCTOR waits...)


10: INT. BUNKER. PASSAGE OUTSIDE LIFT

(Down below, a down arrow next to the lift is illuminated blue and switches off as the lift itself arrives and the door opens. BUTLER walks out and down the passage. He goes past a direction sign which points to the right for "CABINET ROOM", "SLEEPING QUARTERS" and "SICK BAY". To the left is pointed "REACTOR ROOM" and "COMMUNICATIONS ROOM" and this is the direction that BUTLER takes.)


11: INT. TRAFALGAR SQUARE UNDERGROUND STATION. PASSAGE

(Up above, the DOCTOR has come out of hiding and is examining the louvered slats of the cupboard door. He depresses the correct one.)


12: INT. BUNKER. PASSAGE OUTSIDE LIFT

(The lift door closes and the up blue arrow is illuminated.)


13: INT. TRAFALGAR SQUARE UNDERGROUND STATION. PASSAGE

(As he waits, the DOCTOR tries several skeleton keys on the door. He manages to unlock it just as the lift arrives. He opens the door and looks in. He sees nothing obvious beyond the mop, overalls and other cleaning equipment. He leaves his torch in the passage and enters the lift.)


14: INT. CUPBOARD LIFT

(He pulls the door to behind him. He looks round for a control but can see none. On the wall behind him is a coat rack. He presses what appears to be the head of a screw and finds out that's just what it is. He pulls at one of the coat pegs and then another after taking a cloth cap off it. Again nothing happens. When he pulls at the third coat peg he finds that it twists on its axis to operate the lift.


15: INT. BUNKER. CONTROL ROOM

(At the back of the control room is an illuminated map of the bunker. In addition to the sign on the passage wall, this also shows "ROYAL SUITE", "VICTUALS" and "MINISTER DAY ROOM". A blue light starts to flash behind a small box to indicate the lift in use. BUTLER and WHITAKER are there but fail to notice the signal. WHITAKER is looking through the contents of the case that BUTLER has brought.)

BUTLER: I trust you now have everything you need, Professor?
PROFESSOR WHITAKER: I don't know yet. If I need more equipment, you'll have to provide it.
BUTLER: It isn't easy getting this stuff for you. Every time I go into those streets I risk being shot as a looter.

(BUTLER suddenly spots the flashing light.)

PROFESSOR WHITAKER: Well, you could take the Ministry...

(WHITAKER looks at BUTLER and seeing the look on his face, follows his line of sight.)

BUTLER: Someone's using the blue lift.

(The light continues to flash...)


16: INT. BUNKER. PASSAGE OUTSIDE LIFT

(...as the lift arrives. The door opens and the DOCTOR steps cautiously out. He reads the sign and decides to go in the direction of the Reactor Room. He fails to see that he has just passed a wall-mounted security camera.)


17: INT. BUNKER. CONTROL ROOM

(The image of the DOCTOR in another passage appears on a monitor in the control room.)

BUTLER: It's him - it's the Doctor, UNIT's scientific advisor. How did he find us?
PROFESSOR WHITAKER: Presumably you led him here.
BUTLER: Needn't be such a bad thing. We can deal with him here and now. Let's see. He's going towards the reactor.

(BUTLER chooses a button from a large selection on a bank next to the monitor.)


18: INT. BUNKER. PASSAGE

(The DOCTOR turns round one corner in a passage, heads along and looks round another corner. He sees a door with "REACTOR ROOM" on it. He heads for it but a steel shutter suddenly falls down before him, cutting him off from the door. He examines the shutter and then turns back.)


19: INT. BUNKER. CONTROL ROOM

(BUTLER and WHITAKER watch...)


20: INT. BUNKER. PASSAGE

(...as the DOCTOR turns a corner into another passage. Another shutter comes down behind him causing him to jump. He moves off again.)


21: INT. BUNKER. CONTROL ROOM

PROFESSOR WHITAKER: He's heading towards the Cabinet room.
BUTLER: Right.

(He reaches for the buttons again.)


22: INT. BUNKER. PASSAGE

(The DOCTOR is back in front of the lift again. He chooses another direction, walks down it and waits at the intersection for a moment. He then takes a pace or two forward, only for another shutter to come down.)


23: INT. BUNKER. CONTROL ROOM

(BUTLER starts to quietly laugh but WHITAKER remains stony-faced.)


24: INT. BUNKER. PASSAGE OUTSIDE LIFT

(The DOCTOR turns back. He looks down one side passage and sees that the shutter is already down blocking that route and the same is true of the passage in the opposite direction. He is trapped. As he thinks, the lift door behind him hums open. With a look part way between being rueful and embarrassed, he walks into the proffered lift. The door closes on him and the up arrow is illuminated.)


25: INT. BUNKER. CONTROL ROOM

(The blue light flashes on the illuminated map once more.)

BUTLER: He's in the lift.

(He switches off the monitor. WHITAKER is absorbed at another console. This has a large monitor screen and a series of yellow levers with one red lever in the middle. It is the main time transportation device.)

BUTLER: Is everything ready?

(He rubs his hands together and then sees that WHITAKER is not going to answer. He walks up behind him and sees that on the colour monitor is an image from millions of years ago - a Pterodactyl flapping its arms as it rests on a rock in a prehistoric landscape.)

BUTLER: Excellent.

(WHITAKER slowly depresses a yellow lever. Far back in time, red rays emanate from the reptile and it fades from view.)


26: INT. TRAFALGAR SQUARE UNDERGROUND STATION. PASSAGE

(The DOCTOR has come out of the lift and stands nonplussed in the underground station passage. As he reaches down for his torch and radar device, the Pterodactyl screeches out of the darkness and over his head. As the creature comes back, the DOCTOR runs back into the cupboard.)


27: INT. CUPBOARD LIFT

(A mop has fallen meaning that he cannot close the door properly. As he tries to free the obstruction, the Pterodactyl pokes its head through the gap to snap at the DOCTOR. He tries to push it away with his arm but the creature is not so easily repulsed and the DOCTOR is forced to parry its attack with the mop. The reptile flies back from the cupboard...)


28: INT. TRAFALGAR SQUARE UNDERGROUND STATION. PASSAGE

(...and the DOCTOR comes out with the mop as his only weapon. The Pterodactyl flies down at him again and again and each time a thrust at it with the mop is the DOCTOR'S only defence. Finally, he abandons the mop and scoots up the stairs leaving the screeching reptile behind him.)


29: INT. SPACESHIP. MAIN CHAMBER

(SARAH is still talking to the three people on the spaceship.)

SARAH: Don't you think that people have a right to choose what kind of life they want?
RUTH: People on Earth were allowed to choose. And see what kind of a world they made - moral degradation, permissiveness, usury, cheating, lying, cruelty.
SARAH: Well, there...there's also a lot of love and kindness and honesty. You've got a warped view of things.

(The smiles disappear off ADAM and RUTH'S faces.)

RUTH: You mustn't say such things.
SARAH: I'll say whatever I like.
MARK: The strain of reawakening must have disturbed her mind.
SARAH: There's nothing wrong with my mind!
ADAM: I was assured that everyone had been most carefully selected.

(He crosses to SARAH.)

ADAM: I don't think you're going to be happy with us. If you feel like this why did you join us?
SARAH: No, I didn't join you. I was brought here against my will.
RUTH: We shall have to do something about this. She'll be a disruptive influence.
ADAM: I think you'd better come with me.

(He starts to gently lead her away.)

SARAH: Where to?
RUTH: You can't be allowed to go about saying these things. You'll have to be re-educated.

(RUTH takes SARAH'S other arm and they lead her off. MARK watches them go with some concern.)


30: EXT. TRAFALGAR SQUARE UNDERGROUND STATION

(The BRIGADIER in his jeep drives the DOCTOR back to the underground station. The DOCTOR leads him to the trellis gate which opens immediately that he pushes on it. They go inside.)


31: INT. TRAFALGAR SQUARE UNDERGROUND STATION. PASSAGE

(Having abandoned his larger torch in the fight with the Pterodactyl, the DOCTOR lights the way down the steps with a small torch.)

DOCTOR: Mind the steps, Brigadier.

(The BRIGADIER follows him down into the echoing darkness.)

DOCTOR: ___. It's through here.

(He leads the BRIGADIER towards the cupboard, stopping to collect his larger torch from under the bench and pocketing the smaller. He then goes to the cupboard.)

DOCTOR: Here it is.

(He opens the door. The inside is not illuminated as before. The DOCTOR switches the torch on and walks in.)


32: INT. CUPBOARD LIFT

(The BRIGADIER doesn't follow him in but instead pokes his head inside.)

DOCTOR: Don't just stand there! Come on in - close the door.

(The BRIGADIER does as instructed.)

DOCTOR: Now the activating mechanism is right here.

(The DOCTOR raises the torch but the row of pegs have disappeared and the wall is blank.)

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Where?
DOCTOR: (Puzzled.) Well, it...it was there, but now...now it seems to have gone.
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: You sure we've come to the right place?
DOCTOR: Shh! Of course I'm sure!


33: INT. CHARLES GROVER'S OFFICE

(The DOCTOR sits with GROVER in his office. The Minister looks at the DOCTOR with a polite smile on his face whilst the BRIGADIER looks out of the window in some embarrassment.)

DOCTOR: Look, I tell you that it is there, Minister - somewhere beneath that underground station. Some kind of emergency shelter for the government.
CHARLES GROVER M.P.: You must have been talking to Miss Smith.

(The BRIGADIER turns from the window, interested in this development.)

DOCTOR: Oh, what about?
CHARLES GROVER M.P.: Well, didn't she tell you? She came to me with the most marvellous theory about such a place having been built under central London.
DOCTOR: And had it?
CHARLES GROVER M.P.: I'm afraid not. We went through the files together. The place was planned but it was never built.
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: You're sure of that, sir?
CHARLES GROVER M.P.: Well, I had the file here somewhere after we'd looked at it.

(He opens his desk drawer and looks in it.)

CHARLES GROVER M.P.: Ah.

(He opens the file on the desk for all to see.)

CHARLES GROVER M.P.: There we are.

(As the DOCTOR broods, the BRIGADIER crosses to the file and reads its summary...)

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: "Project abandoned. No further action to be taken." See, Doctor?

(He pushes the file across to the DOCTOR. He, without taking his eyes off GROVER, shuts the file having taken no interest whatsoever in its contents.)

DOCTOR: (Quietly.) You'll forgive me, Minister, if I prefer to believe the evidence of my own eyes.

(GROVER looks momentarily concerned and then shuts the file back in the desk drawer.)

DOCTOR: Where did Miss Smith go to after she'd...visited you?
CHARLES GROVER M.P.: Back to UNIT HQ. I sent her in my own car.
DOCTOR: You quite certain?
CHARLES GROVER M.P.: I can check for you.
DOCTOR: Thank you, sir.

(GROVER presses an upright intercom on his desk.)

CHARLES GROVER M.P.: (Into intercom.) My chauffeur still there?

(A male voice comes over the intercom.)

SECRETARY: (OOV: Over intercom.) Yes, sir. Shall I tell him to bring the car round?
CHARLES GROVER M.P.: (Into intercom.) No, tell him to come in here, please.
SECRETARY: (OOV: Over intercom.) Yes, sir.

(GROVER switches the intercom off and stands up.)

CHARLES GROVER M.P.: Would you two like a cup of tea? I've become quite an expert.
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: That's very kind of you, sir. I don't think so just at the moment.

(There is a knock on the door.)

CHARLES GROVER M.P.: Come in.

(BUTLER walks into the room in a chauffeur's outfit. The DOCTOR glances at him but doesn't recognise him from the darkness of the underground station.)

BUTLER: You wanted me, sir?
CHARLES GROVER M.P.: The young lady from UNIT who was visiting me - where did you take her?
BUTLER: Well, back to UNIT HQ, sir.

(The DOCTOR looks up at him.)

DOCTOR: You quite sure of that?
BUTLER: Oh yes, sir. I saw her go inside.


34: INT. SPACESHIP. REMINDER ROOM

(SARAH sits in a bare room in the spaceship. On one wall is a large monitor screen on which is displayed a documentary showing the effects of sewage and industrial waste. The commentary is by BUTLER...)

BUTLER: (OOV: Film commentary.) Ever since the dawn of the Industrial Revolution, man has continued to pollute the planet which until now has been his only home. Chemical and industrial wastes have caused...

(SARAH turns and sits on the chair facing away from the screen. She places her hands over her ears to shut out the sound.)

BUTLER: (OOV: Film commentary.) ...widespread poisoning of the air and the rivers. Even the oceans are...

(The sound and picture suddenly cut out. The door to the room opens and MARK enters with a tray of food in his hand and a smile on his face.)

MARK: I've brought you something to eat.

(SARAH looks at the tray. It contains a small cob of bread and a mug of drink.)

SARAH: Not going to get overweight, am I?
MARK: That's pure bread.
SARAH: But not much of it!

(She stands up and he puts the tray on the chair.)

MARK: Once you've been reminded, you'll eat with the rest of us.
SARAH: Reminded?
MARK: Of the truth. We all come in here from time to time to be reminded of the purposes of our mission.
SARAH: You're here because you want to be, mm? I don't!
MARK: You must have been selected, otherwise why would you be here?

(SARAH'S voice starts to rise...)

SARAH: I was brought here - kidnapped!

(MARK points at the screen and starts to leave.)

MARK: Watch the film. It'll remind you of the truth.
SARAH: Hey! I want to talk to you!

(But he has already closed the door on her. This causes the film to re-start automatically.)

BUTLER: (OOV: Film commentary.) Dangerous concentrations of cumulative poisons such as mercury are already being found in fish...

(SARAH sighs, picks up the bread and starts to eat, placing one hand over her left ear to block out the sound.)

BUTLER: (OOV: Film commentary.) ...and when fish start to die, then the very sea's where life began are now becoming life-'less' and stinky.


35: INT. SPACESHIP. MAIN CHAMBER

(MARK has reported the lack of progress back to ADAM and RUTH, the latter of whom is doing some sewing.)

RUTH: We can't afford this girl's disruptive influence.
ADAM: One girl amongst so many of us. Can't do much harm.
RUTH: She could corrupt the whole of our group. We can't afford the risk.
MARK: What can we do?

(RUTH looks saddened.)

RUTH: If she doesn't respond the re-education...we shall have to destroy her.

(MARK shows concern whilst ADAM tries to put a brave face on the situation.)


36: INT. BUNKER. CONTROL ROOM

(YATES, GROVER and FINCH are with BUTLER and WHITAKER in the underground control room.)

PROFESSOR WHITAKER: Final tests have all been positive. Now once the power build-up from the reactor is complete, we shall be ready to commence the countdown.
CHARLES GROVER M.P.: And when the experiment is over the colonists and their spaceship will be able to emerge onto their new Earth.
GENERAL FINCH: How much longer before this countdown begins?
PROFESSOR WHITAKER: Oh, a matter of hours.
GENERAL FINCH: I'm under great pressure from the government. The whole country's been disrupted by this evacuation of London.
CHARLES GROVER M.P.: It won't be for much longer.
GENERAL FINCH: They're on to Whitaker, you know? Trying to trace him.
BUTLER: (To GROVER.) Remember the Doctor's already discovered the existence of this place.
CAPTAIN YATES: I warned you not to underestimate him.
CHARLES GROVER M.P.: I agree - he's a very intelligent man. I think he suspects my involvement.
GENERAL FINCH: We ought to dispose of him.
CAPTAIN YATES: No, sir. We must not descend to those methods.
CHARLES GROVER M.P.: Quite right, Captain Yates. But perhaps there's another way?
GENERAL FINCH: What do you mean?
CHARLES GROVER M.P.: You, General Finch, will be able to block the Brigadier from taking positive action from finding this place. As far as the Doctor is concerned - we must discredit him.

(YATES looks guilty.)


37: INT. SCHOOL SCIENCE LABORATORY

(The DOCTOR sits at the school laboratory bench, almost sulking over the set of cut chains as the BRIGADIER talks to him.)

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Apart from your story, Doctor - which, forgive me, is pretty unbelievable - there isn't a shred of evidence to suggest this place exists. Now you heard the Minister yourself - it was never built.
DOCTOR: Grover was covering up because he's implicated himself.
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: And what possible reason could the Minister have for being involved in the apparition of these monsters?
DOCTOR: The monsters are a side-issue, Brigadier - a device to clear central London. No, some...some vast scheme is underway, I'm sure of it. And it's rapidly moving towards its climax.
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Well, what do you expect me to do?
DOCTOR: Get back to that underground station with explosives.
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: I can't do that without authority. I need permission from General Finch.
DOCTOR: (Sharply.) Then get it!
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Alright, Doctor, I'll do my best. But he'll probably insist on referring it to the Minister, and if your theory's true, that's not going to get us anywhere.

(The BRIGADIER leaves a tired DOCTOR behind. After he has gone, BENTON comes in from the other door.)

SERGEANT BENTON: There's a call for you, Doctor.

(He moves over to the phone in the science room.)

DOCTOR: Who is it?
SERGEANT BENTON: He wouldn't give his name. He said he'd only talk to you.

(The DOCTOR goes over to the phone.)

SERGEANT BENTON: (Into phone.) Hello, would you put the Doctor's call through to here, please? (He listens.) Ah, thank you.

(He hands the phone to the DOCTOR.)

SERGEANT BENTON: Okay.

(He goes back out of the room.)

DOCTOR: (Into phone.) Hello?


38: INT. BUNKER. CONTROL ROOM

(BUTLER watches as WHITAKER speaks to the DOCTOR...)

PROFESSOR WHITAKER: (Into phone.) Is that you, Doctor?
DOCTOR: (OOV: Over phone.) Yes, who's that?
PROFESSOR WHITAKER: (Into phone.) Er, my name is Whitaker, Doctor.


39: INT. SCHOOL SCIENCE LABORATORY

(The DOCTOR'S tiredness disappears...)

PROFESSOR WHITAKER: (OOV: Over phone.) I understand you've been trying to trace me?
DOCTOR: (Into phone.) Whitaker? The man with the time travel theories. Tell me - are you responsible for these apparitions?


40: INT. BUNKER. CONTROL ROOM

PROFESSOR WHITAKER: (Into phone.) Er, well in a way. But I was tricked - i...it's the Minister, Grover. He told me I was working on a government project. But I've escaped and now they're after me.
DOCTOR: (OOV: Over phone.) Where are you now, sir?
PROFESSOR WHITAKER: (Into phone.) I'm in the hanger where you were conducting your experiments. I hoped you'd be here.


41: INT. SCHOOL SCIENCE LABORATORY

DOCTOR: (Into phone.) Well, look, can you get down to UNIT headquarters, it's in a ma...
PROFESSOR WHITAKER: (OOV: Over phone.) ___. I'm afraid to move.
DOCTOR: (Into phone.) Oh, alright. You stay where you are. I'll come to you.


42: INT. BUNKER. CONTROL ROOM

PROFESSOR WHITAKER: (Into phone.) Er, can you come alone, Doctor? I don't trust anyone else.


43: INT. SCHOOL SCIENCE LABORATORY

DOCTOR: (Into phone.) Yes, alright. I'll be with you as soon as I can. Goodbye.

(He puts the phone down, thinks for a second and then leaves.)


44: INT. BUNKER. CONTROL ROOM

(BUTLER smiles and nods at WHITAKER. He then moves over to one of the small monitors and switches it on.)


45: INT. AIRCRAFT HANGER OFFICE

(A strange device has been placed in the partially wrecked hanger office. A large half-dome sits on a stand, part of which gives off a glow. There is a piece of machinery inside the dome and the whole device gives off a quiet hum. The door which leads to the outside opens and the cloaked DOCTOR enters.)

DOCTOR: Whitaker?

(He almost immediately spots the addition to the room. He goes over and looks closely at it.)


46: INT. BUNKER. CONTROL ROOM

(Part of the device is a camera and the DOCTOR'S face appears on the monitor in the control room. BUTLER watches this while WHITAKER stands at the device which carries out the time transportations.)

BUTLER: He's arrived.
PROFESSOR WHITAKER: Good. I'm ready for him.


47: INT. AIRCRAFT HANGER OFFICE

(The DOCTOR goes over to the wrecked window overlooking the hanger. He shouts into the cavernous space...)

DOCTOR: Whitaker?! Whitaker, where are you?!

(Suddenly the DOCTOR is alert. He hears a familiar high-pitched whine and watches as a Stegosaurus appears within the series of emanating rays. Suddenly several figures comes through the door - GENERAL FINCH, the BRIGADIER and two regular army soldiers.)

GENERAL FINCH: There's your monster-maker, Brigadier - caught in the act!


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Doctor Who
JON PERTWEE

Sarah Jane Smith
ELISABETH SLADEN

Brigadier
Lethbridge Stewart
NICHOLAS COURTNEY

General Finch
JOHN BENNETT

Charles Grover M.P.
NOEL JOHNSON

Professor Whitaker
PETER MILES

Butler
MARTIN JARVIS

Ruth
CARMEN SILVERA

Mark
TERENCE WILTON

Adam
BRIAN BADCOE

Captain Yates
RICHARD FRANKLIN

Sergeant Benton
JOHN LEVENE

Written by
MALCOLM HULKE

Title Music
RON GRAINER
and BBC Radiophonic
Workshop

Title Sequence
BERNARD LODGE

Incidental Music
DUDLEY SIMPSON

Special Sound
DICK MILLS

Script Editor
TERRANCE DICKS

Designer
RICHARD MORRIS

Producer
BARRY LETTS

Directed by
PADDY RUSSELL

COLOUR

BBC 1973

 

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