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DEATH
TO THE
DALEKS

BY
TERRY
NATION

PART FOUR


1: INT. CITY. FIRST CORRIDOR

(Another door glides upwards revealing a long corridor ahead of them. The floor in the middle section of the corridor appears to be covered in a series of red and white triangles and other shapes. The two warily enter the corridor and move on.)


2: INT. CITY. SECOND CORRIDOR

(The door glides shut behind them but they continue onwards. Suddenly the DOCTOR catches sight of the floor and holds BELLAL back.)

DOCTOR: Stop - don't move!
BELLAL: What is it?
DOCTOR: It's another test, I think.

(The DOCTOR gets down on his haunches and looks down closely at the floor.)

DOCTOR: The people who built this city...they didn't go in for ornamental floors, did they?
BELLAL: I don't understand.
DOCTOR: No, neither do I.

(He takes his sonic screwdriver out of his pocket. He adjusts it so that it emits a pinging signal and then hovers it over the floor. The instrument gives out a shriller signal over one part of it and the pinging signal over another. The DOCTOR stands and switches the screwdriver off.)

DOCTOR: Tell me, have you ever tried Venusian hopscotch?

(BELLAL'S limpid eyes look at him in puzzlement and his head turns like a puzzled dog.)

DOCTOR: No, it's a silly question. You wouldn't have done. Anyway, now's your chance to learn. I...I want you to do exactly what I do, alright?

(BELLAL nods and the DOCTOR switches on the screwdriver again. He runs it over the floor and steps onto the first area where the signal changes. He runs the screwdriver once more in a scanning motion and steps into another area upon resolution of the signal. On his next scan of the screwdriver, the signals indicate that there are two safe parts and, as the patterns in the middle of the floor are smaller than the size of two feet, the DOCTOR has to jump a foot into both of these safe points.)


3: INT. CITY. ENTRANCE CHAMBER

(The maze completed, the door glides upwards and the DALEKS glide into the corridor.)


4: INT. CITY. FIRST CORRIDOR

(They glide swiftly on.)


5: INT. CITY. SECOND CORRIDOR

(The DOCTOR has made it to the other side of the floor pattern and BELLAL has started his journey across, guided by the DOCTOR.)

DOCTOR: Now jump.

(BELLAL jumps into a safe area of the pattern.)

DOCTOR: Good. Now the next two white triangles...

(BELLAL is about to jump, but...)

DOCTOR: No, no, no! Not the red, the white - to the right.

(BELLAL makes the move safely and is now in the middle of the floor pattern.)

DOCTOR: That's it. And the other foot in the other white triangle Good, don't touch the red. Now stay exactly where you are and give me your hand.

(He reaches across and takes the little Exxilon's grey hand in his.)

DOCTOR: Now when I count three, you jump, and don't touch any of those squares. One...two...three - right, jump!

(BELLAL jumps and the DOCTOR yanks him across.)

DOCTOR: Well done, that's rather a jolly game, don't you think?

(BELLAL nods but...)

BELLAL: Well, was that really necessary, Doctor?
DOCTOR: Ah, yes, I think so. Let me show you something.

(He reaches into his red waistcoat pockets and pulls out a small coin.)

DOCTOR: Five piestas - do I need five piestas? No, I don't think so. Right then - just you watch this.

(He throws the coin onto an unsafe area of the floor. Immediately it lands, an arc of electricity descends from the ceiling onto the coin. After a few seconds, the little disc of metal explodes.)

DOCTOR: Tilt! Right, let's go and see what other pleasures they have in store for us.

(They move off.)


6: INT. CITY. FIRST CORRIDOR

(The DALEKS have reached the closed door which glides upwards revealing the corridor with the patterned floor beyond - but no sign of the DOCTOR or BELLAL. They glide onwards and the door slides down behind them.)


7: INT. CITY. SECOND CORRIDOR

(They slowly glide onwards.)

SECOND DALEK: Proceed with all caution. This territory will be classified as hostile.

(The SECOND DALEK glides on.)

FIRST DALEK: It is understood.

(The SECOND DALEK reaches and glides onto the patterned floor. Immediately, it is covered by a series of electrical arcs, sending the casing spinning and twisting round.)

SECOND DALEK: Alert! Alert! Excessive electrical charge received!

(It manages to make it to the other side of the floor. The FIRST DALEK fires shot after shot into the floor, ripping its surface to pieces and causing a series of arcs to descend onto the lodged bullets. When the activity has ceased, the FIRST DALEK glides safely across to its companion.)

FIRST DALEK: Damage report?
SECOND DALEK: Non-conductive shielding burnt out. Sensors register receiving seven thousand volt electrical charge.
FIRST DALEK: Weapon evidently designed to destroy humanoid tissue. We will continue.

(The SECOND DALEK is about to glide on but the FIRST DALEK'S eye-stalk looks down at the floor.)

FIRST DALEK: Wait - observe.

(They watch as the destroyed sections of the floor fade away until it looks as new.)

FIRST DALEK: This evidence suggests that city is indestructible. Proceed.


8: INT. CITY. CHAMBER

(Another wall panel glides up and the DOCTOR and BELLAL step into an empty chamber.)

BELLAL: An empty room.
DOCTOR: Don't be too sure.
BELLAL: Moving inside this city is like being inside a living thing.
DOCTOR: Yes - its bloodstream rather than its stomach. We're being moved around like...


9: INT. CITY. CONTROL ROOM

(In a nearby control room, the DOCTOR and BELLAL appear on a flat, wide monochrome screen. Sat in a chair before the screen is a watching Exxilon.)

DOCTOR: (On monitor.) ...microbes, Bellal. And all the time getting closer to the heart.


10: EXT. EXXILON (NIGHT)

(Night has fallen. JILL lies asleep among some rocks in a clearing as a DALEK glides past on patrol. SARAH carefully makes her way past a crag and runs quickly across the open ground towards JILL. After crouching down a moment, she takes another short run towards the rock which JILL is next to and hides behind it. She watches carefully as the DALEK glides past and into the darkness. She then raises her head to get JILL'S attention.)

SARAH: (Quietly.) Pst! Jill...

(There is no response.)

SARAH: (Louder.) Pst! Jill!

(JILL wakes and sees her with a smile.)

JILL TARRANT: Sarah!
SARAH: (Whispers.) Shh! Keep your voice down.

(SARAH pushes herself back into the rock she is hidden behind. JILL looks round for the DALEK and sits up, pushing herself back also against the low rock which now stands between the two women.)

JILL TARRANT: (Quietly.) What happened to you? Where's the Doctor?
SARAH: (Quietly.) He's gone into the city. He's going to try and black out the beacon.
JILL TARRANT: (Quietly.) What's he want us to do?
SARAH: (Quietly.) You must be ready for take-off - the moment the power comes back on. Remember, it comes back on for the Daleks too.
JILL TARRANT: (Quietly.) Yes, I know.
SARAH: (Quietly.) Right, now, how much parrinium have you found?
JILL TARRANT: (Quietly.) Well, there's more than...

(She is about to point but quickly feigns sleep as the DALEK glides past. SARAH also ducks down. After the DALEK has gone they resume their conversation.)

JILL TARRANT: (Quietly.) More than enough. All those bags are full.

(She indicates across the clearing.)

SARAH: (Quietly.) Good. Now...we have to find some way of getting it aboard your ship.
JILL TARRANT: (Quietly.) With the Daleks standing guard over us?
SARAH: (Quietly.) We've got to try somehow!


11: INT. CITY. CONTROL ROOM (NIGHT)

(The watching Exxilon sees the DOCTOR and BELLAL making an examination of the walls of the chamber that they are stood in.)

DOCTOR: (On monitor.) Nothing, absolutely nothing. A room without a clue, yet everything within this city has...has got a function. This room must be here for a purpose.
BELLAL: (On monitor.) Perhaps...


12: INT. CITY. CHAMBER (NIGHT)

BELLAL: ...we have come as far as we are permitted.
DOCTOR: No. No, we'll have to start all over again.

(The DOCTOR points across the room.)

DOCTOR: Try in that corner, will you? There's a good chap.

(BELLAL moves across the room and starts to examine a wall. As he reaches up and touches it, it starts to pulse with light and sound. BELLAL seems effected by this, his arm remaining upright and rigid in the air. The little Exxilon turns and faces the DOCTOR who is absorbed in looking over the floor with his sonic screwdriver.)

DOCTOR: You know, I have a feeling...

(He looks up and stops talking. Somehow the city has taken possession of BELLAL and he is pointing the DALEK gun straight at the DOCTOR. He points the sonic screwdriver and switches it on, producing a signal to counter that from the wall.)

DOCTOR: (Urgently.) Bellal - don't! Bellal?!

(He stands and slowly starts to walk towards BELLAL.)

DOCTOR: (Urgently.) Bellal, don't, now listen to me. Don't fire that gun. Now remember why we're here. Remember why we came to this city.

(The signal from the wall stops and the DOCTOR also switches off the screwdriver. He continues to slowly walk towards BELLAL who still has the DALEK gun raised.)

DOCTOR: Bellal, I'm your friend. Your friend - you know that. Don't fire that gun.

(He is now directly in front of the Exxilon.)

DOCTOR: Don't fire!

(He grabs the gun from BELLAL and throws it across the room. BELLAL, the spell broken, mutters something. The DOCTOR holds him.)

DOCTOR: What happened? What is it?
BELLAL: There was a light that shone in my eyes.

(The obstacle overcome, a wall panel rises.)

BELLAL: A blinding light...
DOCTOR: Yes, well whatever it is, we seem to have qualified for the next test. Do you feel ready to go on?
BELLAL: No...but we must.
DOCTOR: Yes. Come on, old chap.

(The DOCTOR puts an arm across his shoulder and leads him through. The panel closes as, on the other side of the room, the entrance panel rises and the DALEKS glide in.)


13: EXT. EXXILON. CITY (NIGHT)

(The beacon flashes through the night sky.)


14: EXT. CITY WALL (NIGHT)

(GALLOWAY and PETER, both holding a DALEK bomb approach the base of the city.)

DALEK: You will climb to the summit and place the explosives on the beacon.
PETER HAMILTON: And if we refuse?
DALEK: The girl we are holding as hostage will be exterminated. You will obey!

(It glides to one side to allow the two men to start as they look upwards at their task.)

DALEK: You will be in range of my fire at all times.
DAN GALLOWAY: (To PETER.) Well, let's...get on with it.

(They walk up to the city wall and put the bombs down. GALLOWAY holds out his cupped hands and PETER steps into them and climbs onto the first ledge. GALLOWAY reaches down for the first bomb.)


15: EXT. EXXILON (NIGHT)

(The DALEK guard glides past JILL. Once it has gone, she lifts her head and speaks to SARAH who is pressed up against the other side of the rock.)

JILL TARRANT: (Quietly.) Okay.
SARAH: (Quietly.) Jill, are there any empty parrinium bags?
JILL TARRANT: (Quietly.) Yes, there are some right over by the workings. Why?
SARAH: (Quietly.) I've got an idea. So go over and get them while I keep watch.

(JILL looks concerned.)

SARAH: (Whispers.) Hurry!

(Quietly, JILL runs across the clearing to where the captive Exxilons are. They are not sleeping but are gathered round a small fire. JILL circles them to get to the empty bags. The Exxilons, much to SARAH'S watching consternation, start to mutter and grunt loudly at her presence. The young girl grabs the bags and runs back to SARAH, throwing them at her. She then quickly resumes her sleeping position just as the DALEK guard glides past once more. Then the two women raise their heads again.)

SARAH: (Quietly.) Right. Now, the first thing...we've got to do is get these filled. Anything will do. If the Doctor does manage to restore power, we have to be ready.


16: INT. CITY. CORRIDOR (NIGHT)

(The DOCTOR and BELLAL make their way along another long corridor.)

DOCTOR: Mmm, we must be getting very close to the centre of the city by now.
BELLAL: We've come quite a way without any tests. Perhaps we're safe now?
DOCTOR: Ah, I shouldn't be too sure. Have you any idea why the city should be testing us in this way?


17: INT. CITY. CONTROL ROOM (NIGHT)

(The watching Exxilon sees their approach...)

BELLAL: (On monitor.) Well, what do you mean?
DOCTOR: (On monitor.) Well, they could have destroyed us dozens of times. Instead they give us a chance to survive by using our intelligence.
BELLAL: (On monitor.) And it has a purpose for this?
DOCTOR: (On monitor.) Oh, yes. By passing these tests we've proved that we have an intelligence level that could be useful. We might have some knowledge or science...that they could add to their databanks.

(On the screen, they are seen to turn a corner.)


18: INT. CITY. ANTECHAMBER (NIGHT)

(They enter a chamber that has no sliding panel entrance. Another dressed skeleton of a previous failed intruder lies on the floor. Suddenly, the lights in the room start to dim and the hum of the city fluctuates.)

BELLAL: Now what?
DOCTOR: Well, if I'm right...the ultimate test will be an assault on our sanity. So be ready for it.

(The room's lights suddenly start to flare into a series of colours. BELLAL is immediately affected and grabs his head. The DOCTOR is at first unaffected but the flare grows stronger, distorting the air. His face creases in pain and he puts his hands to his head as a series of revolving bright patterns and sounds burn into his mind...)

DOCTOR: Bellal, fight it!

(BELLAL moans in pain.)

DOCTOR: (Shouts.) Fight it, Bellal!
BELLAL: (Shouts.) No!
DOCTOR: (Shouts.) Fight it! It's an illusion! It's an illusion!

(The mental assault grows stronger...)

DOCTOR: (Shouts.) You have no substance! No truth! You do not exist! You do not exist!

(The lights and sounds slowly die away along with the DOCTOR'S echoing words...)

DOCTOR: (Echoes.) Not exist...not exist...not exist...not exist...not exist...not exist...not exist...not exist...not exist...not exist...not exist.

(...as the DOCTOR'S hands leave his face. He gasps and looks exhausted by the struggle. He sees that BELLAL is crouched in a corner and moaning to himself. He rushes over to help him.)

DOCTOR: Alright, old chap. It's all over now. It's alright. It's all over. That's it.

(He sees that BELLAL seems transfixed by something...)

DOCTOR: What is it?
BELLAL: Look...

(BELLAL points to where an entrance is fading into view on one of the walls. Beyond it can be seen the control room and the Exxilon before the monitor screen. The two walk into the room.)


19: INT. CITY. CONTROL ROOM (NIGHT)

(The DOCTOR catches sight of the watcher and puts out a hand to stop BELLAL from going any further. They jump back slightly as the Exxilon suddenly starts to slump in his seat and fades away into dust. The watcher was nothing but a centuries old corpse. The two intruders walk forward and the DOCTOR examines the pile of dust which covers the seat.)

DOCTOR: Our entrance must have created a current of air which broke the surface tension.

(BELLAL looks over the rest of the room. Next to a series of wall panels is a console with a number of transparent boxes of controls on it.)

BELLAL: This is the brain of the city?
DOCTOR: The brain and the nervous system which we've go to destroy.

(The DOCTOR starts to look over the wall panels.)

BELLAL: Doctor, the city defies all attempts to destroy it. We can't end its power.
DOCTOR: I think I know a way.

(He pulls out circuit boards from the wall and, putting them on the console, starts to work on them. BELLAL watches for a moment and then starts to look over the rest of the room. He crosses to an alcove wherein are two small raised platforms. A sound has started in the room as if the city is about to take defensive action. Looking round, BELLAL fails to see that the two platforms are glowing with a red light. He then turns and sees the pulsing glow.)

BELLAL: Doctor - here!
DOCTOR: Mmm, what is it?
BELLAL: Doctor, come here!

(The DOCTOR sighs and puts down a tool with which he is working on the boards. He joins BELLAL.)

DOCTOR: What is it?
BELLAL: Look!

(He indicates the platforms on which the outlines of two bi-pedal beings are starting to form.)

DOCTOR: We haven't got much time.
BELLAL: What is it? What's happening?
DOCTOR: The city is creating antibodies. They're trying to neutralise us. Now keep a very close eye on them. Let me know the moment they're complete.

(He returns to his circuit board and frantically resumes work.)


20: EXT. EXXILON. CITY (NIGHT)

(On the outside of the city...)


21: EXT. CITY. COLUMN BASE (NIGHT)

(...GALLOWAY and PETER HAMILTON have reached the base of the column which supports the flashing light. High up, in a howling wind, they hold onto the column for support. They have to shout over the sound of the wind...)

PETER HAMILTON: (Shouts.) If we set the charges on this main support, that should be close enough.

(GALLOWAY nods and hands one of the charges to PETER who sets the timer and clamps the red box to the side of the column. GALLOWAY picks up the second charge.)

PETER HAMILTON: (Shouts.) Right, set the detonator!

(GALLOWAY hesitates and looks down at the charge.)

PETER HAMILTON: (Shouts.) Well let me do it.
DAN GALLOWAY: (Shouts.) No.
PETER HAMILTON: (Shouts.) Look, that Dalek down there can see every move we make! Now give me the charge!
DAN GALLOWAY: (Shouts.) One charge is enough to damage the beacon. This one we keep.


22: EXT. EXXILON (NIGHT)

(The patrolling DALEK glides up to the group of encamped Exxilons.)

DALEK: Work to commence at dawn. Move! Move!

(They groan and mutter as they move off to obey. The DALEK glides up to where JILL has covered herself with a number of empty bags as she sleeps.)

DALEK: Move! Move!

(There is no response. The DALEK moves back the bags but JILL is not under them. The DALEK immediately starts to twitch and turn on the spot in a panic...)

DALEK: Human female has escaped! I have failed! Female prisoner has escaped! I have failed! I have failed! Self destruct! I have failed - destruct! I have failed - destruct! Failed! Failed! Failed!

(Its voice dies away as its eye, arm and gun drop. It falls silent and dead.)


23: INT. CITY. CONTROL ROOM

(The DOCTOR is working as fast as he can on the circuit boards. BELLAL watches the forms which are now almost complete. They are crude, unfinished beings covered in the basics of grey clothing. The skin on their faces resembles burnt and decaying flesh. Their arms drop and they flex their hands.)

BELLAL: Doctor! I think you should come now!
DOCTOR: Yes, alright, I've nearly finished.

(BELLAL scurries over to him, therefore failing to see the two antibodies stepping off their respective platforms.)

BELLAL: But what are you doing?
DOCTOR: Psychological warfare - I'm trying to destroy the city's brain. Engineer what in human terms is called a nervous breakdown.

(He slots on the circuit boards back in the wall.)

BELLAL: Can it be done?

(He returns to the second circuit board. Behind them, the two antibodies approach them.)

DOCTOR: The computer is a machine of logic, Bellal, it cannot stand paradoxes. The brain ___...

(His words are cut out as he and BELLAL are grabbed by the antibodies on their shoulders and are pushed to one side of the room away from the control panels.)


24: INT. CITY. ANTECHAMBER

(The two DALEKS glide through the antechamber...)


25: INT. CITY. CONTROL ROOM

(...and into the control room where they see the struggle.)

SECOND DALEK: Halt.

(The two antibodies turn to face the new arrivals.)

SECOND DALEK: Stay where you are - do not move.

(The two creatures start to stagger towards the DALEKS.)

SECOND DALEK: Halt! Halt!

(The DOCTOR and BELLAL use the diversion to scurry away. The DALEKS start to pump bullet after bullet into the antibodies but they are unaffected. As the DOCTOR and BELLAL run out of the room, the lights in the city start to dim and flare. Meanwhile, one of the creatures grabs a DALEK gun and wrenches it out of the casing, tearing the weapon to pieces.)

SECOND DALEK: Halt or you will be exterminated! Assist! Assist!

(The two antibodies start to pound blow after blow onto the two DALEKS.)

SECOND DALEK: Exxilon mutants must be exterminated! Alert! Evacuate! Evacuate! Evacuate!


26: INT. CITY. SECOND CORRIDOR

(The entire city is affected by the DOCTOR'S sabotage and its lights dim and flare. He and BELLAL have reached the corridor which contains the electrified floor pattern. They run towards it but BELLAL stops.)

BELLAL: The floor!
DOCTOR: It should be safe now - come on!

(They tear across it and down the corridor.)


27: INT. CITY. CONTROL ROOM

(The battle between the DALEKS and the antibodies continues. The DALEK left with the gun fires a series of one-off useless shots.)

SECOND DALEK: Alert! Alert! Evacuate! Evacuate! Evacuate! Retire to city entrance!

(The weaponless DALEK glides out of the control room and the other glides backwards after him, its gun raised and a level of panic in its voice...)

SECOND DALEK: Faster! Faster! I will cover you! I will cover you! Faster! Faster! Faster! Faster!

(It fires several shots at and into the antibodies.)


28: INT. CITY. SECOND CORRIDOR

(The DOCTOR and BELLAL run round a corner to where there is a door panel which jerks up and down.)

BELLAL: Look!
DOCTOR: Well the controls are beginning to break down - it's working. Come on.

(They duck under the doorway and run along the corridor. A moment later, the two escaping DALEKS glide round the same corner and one of them runs straight into the malfunctioning door as it rises and falls.)


29: EXT. CITY WALL

(All other doors in the city behave the same way. The DOCTOR and BELLAL run under the door with the maze and the entrance door with the symbols and into the outside where it is now daylight. They stop to get their breath.)

BELLAL: I never thought we would escape.
DOCTOR: Well the battle's not over yet. If I know the Daleks, then they'll do everything they can to stop that Earth mission ship from getting away. Come on!


30: EXT. EXXILON. SHIP LANDING SITE

(PETER and GALLOWAY return to the DALEK ship from their task with their DALEK guard. They walk up to a waiting DALEK.)

FIRST DALEK: Report.
SECOND DALEK: Explosive device in position. Detonation will occur shortly and power circuits will be restored.
FIRST DALEK: Prepare for immediate take-off. The prisoners will load the parrinium aboard our ship.
PETER HAMILTON: Where is the girl you were holding? Where's Jill?
FIRST DALEK: She escaped during darkness. Now our work is complete, she is of no consequence.
SECOND DALEK: You will load the parrinium - move!

(With GALLOWAY concealing the bomb in his tunic, the two men move to where a number of sacks lie outside the DALEK ship. They start to pick them up and carry them into the craft. Nearby, the DOCTOR and BELLAL step out from behind a rock and watch events.)

DOCTOR: They're getting ready to leave.
BELLAL: And we are powerless to stop them.
DOCTOR: Yes, if I know the Daleks, they'll cause the maximum havoc and destruction before they go.
BELLAL: Why?
DOCTOR: It's their scorched planet policy.

(Behind them, SARAH and JILL step out from behind a rock.)

SARAH: (Delighted.) Doctor!

(The DOCTOR shushes her to silence and runs over to them.)

SARAH: (Relieved.) Oh!
DOCTOR: How did it go?
SARAH: Oh, we've just come...from the Earth mission ship. It's all set for take-off the moment we get full power.
DOCTOR: Good.
JILL TARRANT: But I can't handle the ship. We must free Peter and Lieutenant Galloway.
DOCTOR: Well that's not going to be so easy. Come over here and see for yourself, come on.

(The DOCTOR leads them back to their place of observation and points to where the two men are loading more bags into the ship.)


31: INT. DALEK SHIP

(Within the darkened interior, they put these bags down and PETER checks his watch.)

PETER HAMILTON: This is it...five seconds...four...three...two...one...


32: EXT. CITY

(The charge at the base of the column explodes, sending the edifice crashing down onto the top of the city.)


33: INT. DALEK SHIP

(The lights within the DALEK ship suddenly come to life and the heartbeat sound of DALEK technology reverberates round the cramped control chamber. A DALEK turns and reports to another.)

DALEK: All power restored.


34: EXT. EXXILON. SHIP LANDING SITE

JILL TARRANT: The beacon! They've destroyed the beacon!

(Their attention caught by the sight, the four don't see two approaching DALEKS.)

FIRST DALEK: Move! Move!

(SARAH sighs and she, JILL and BELLAL look at a rueful DOCTOR. They then carry out the command and move over to the two DALEKS. They join PETER as all but one of the DALEKS enters the ship. This one turns to face the five. A terrified BELLAL cringes against SARAH.)

DOCTOR: Well, don't prolong the agony. It's obvious you mean to kill us. Why don't you get on with it?
DALEK: It is not necessary. You will perish with the rest of the creatures.
DOCTOR: Well what had you in mind?
DALEK: We have all the parrinium we need. With it, we can force the space powers to accede to our demands. If they do, millions of people on the outer planets will perish.

(The noise of the ship's engines starts to rise...)

PETER HAMILTON: Don't you think Earth will send another mission? Now that the power barrier has been broken, we can have another ship here in less than a month.
DOCTOR: I imagine the Daleks have already taken that into account, Peter.
DALEK: Correct.

(The DALEK starts to back into the ship, speaking as it goes.)

DALEK: When our ship is in space, we will fire a plague missile on to the surface of this planet. The plague will destroy...


35: INT. DALEK SHIP

DALEK: ...all life and make further landings here impossible!

(With the DALEK fully within the ship, the external door glides down shut.)


36: EXT. EXXILON. SHIP LANDING SITE

PETER HAMILTON: (Shouts.) Galloway, for God's sake, use the bombs!
DOCTOR: (Shouts.) Come on, get out of here quick or we'll be caught in the exhaust blast! Come on, out!

(He harries the four away.)

DOCTOR: Come on, quick - move!

(They duck behind rocks. The DALEK ship rises into the air. Once safely out of range, the five come out of cover and watch it go.)

SARAH: Well, it's not much consolation but at least they don't have the parrinium.
DOCTOR: (Puzzled.) What do you mean?

(SARAH realises that she hasn't told the DOCTOR of her and JILL'S success.)

SARAH: Oh, of course! Well, the Daleks have only got bags of sand. Jill and I loaded to real parrinium aboard the Earth ship.

(Meanwhile, JILL and PETER carry on watching the ship leave.)

PETER HAMILTON: I should never have trusted Galloway. Had one of the Dalek bombs - could have stopped them with it, damaged their ship. If I knew where he was...


37: INT. DALEK SHIP

(A DALEK monitors the control panel.)

SECOND DALEK: We are free of planet's atmosphere.
FIRST DALEK: Prepare to launch plague missile.
SECOND DALEK: I obey.

(It glides out of the control area and past an alcove where the boxes and bags of parrinium have been stored. GALLOWAY is hidden behind these with the bomb. He picks it up and sets the detonator. He then presses the main switch.)


38: EXT. DALEK SHIP

(In the skies above Exxilon, the DALEK ship explodes...)


39: INT. DALEK SHIP

(...killing GALLOWAY and all aboard...)


40: EXT. DALEK SHIP

(...as the ship is rendered into pieces.)


41: EXT. EXXILON

(The five on the surface watch.)

PETER HAMILTON: (Quietly.) Galloway...
JILL TARRANT: He must have hidden away when we put the bags on board.
DOCTOR: Well, he did his duty. Now you must do yours. Get that parrinium to where it's needed.
SARAH: Doctor - look!

(The DOCTOR runs to her. She points across the planet's surface.)

SARAH: Look at the city!


42: EXT. CITY

(The Exxilon city is literally melting away. Its terraces and columns dissolve and fall to pieces as it is deprived of the enormous reserves of power needed for its survival. Almost a living being, sounds like cries emanate from the dying structure as it becomes a formless mass on the surface of the planet.)


43: EXT. EXXILON

(SARAH watches in wonder. She looks up at the DOCTOR.)

DOCTOR: That's rather a pity in a way. Now the universe is down to six hundred and ninety-nine wonders...


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JON PERTWEE

Sarah Jane Smith
ELISABETH SLADEN

Dan Galloway
DUNCAN LAMONT

Peter Hamilton
JULIAN FOX

Jill Tarrant
JOY HARRISON

Bellal
ARNOLD YARROW

Dalek voices
MICHAEL WISHER

Dalek Operators
JOHN SCOTT-MARTIN
CY TOWN
MURPHY GRUNBAR

Fights arranged by
TERRY WALSH

Written by
TERRY NATION

Title Music
RON GRAINER
and BBC Radiophonic
Workshop

Title Sequence
BERNARD LODGE

Music composed and
conducted by
CAREY BLYTON

and played by
The London
Saxophone Quartet

Special Sound
DICK MILLS

Visual Effects
JIM WARD

Masks
JOHN FRIEDLANDER

Costume Designer
L. ROWLAND WARNE

Make-Up
MAGDALEN GAFFNEY

Film Cameraman
BILL MATTHEWS

Film Sound
BILL CHESNEAU

Film Editor
BOB RYMER

Studio Lighting
DEREK SLEE

Studio Sound
RICHARD CHUBB

Script Editor
TERRANCE DICKS

Designer
COLIN GREEN

Producer
BARRY LETTS

Directed by
MICHAEL BRIANT

COLOUR

BBC 1973

 

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