by DOUGLAS ADAMS
would have been
transmitted - 16th February 1980
1. MAIN CONTROL ROOM
(With the experiment over, the DOCTOR tries to wake CHRIS.)
(no answer. The DOCTOR checks CHRIS's heart.)
Bristol? Are you alright?
(CHRIS's eyes opened)
CHRIS: I feel marvelous!
DOCTOR: Good, good, it'll pass. You're fit.
(He pats CHRIS on he back as CHRIS gets up.)
CHRIS: What did you find out?
DOCTOR: Not much, not enough to locate Skagra, just enough to
frighten me out of my wits.
(Suddenly K-9 enters the chamber.)
DOCTOR: K-9! Why aren't you back at.....?
(The DOCTOR stops short as he sees that behind K-9 is the Krarg. Its
footsteps leave a smoking trail in its wake, and its head and torso glow with
a red haze. The glow lights the room, and the zombie scientists cower from it
in fear. It smashes its weapon into the wall and a shower of sparks
K-9, try and keep it back!
K-9: Power supply at danger level.
(The DOCTOR moves towards the cone as though to pull CALDERA and the
other scientists onto his side of the room, but the Krarg's heat forces him to
move to the side. The Krarg swings its prod device into the cone and forces
the DOCTOR away. The DOCTOR backs away as the Krarg advances toward him
slowly. The DOCTOR tries crawling over the cone slightly differently.)
CHRIS: Doctor, look out!
(The Krarg slams the cone again, this time knocking the DOCTOR away from
the cone altogether and back towards CHRIS. The two back away from the
advancing Krarg until they are almost at the wall. The DOCTOR looks straight
into the searing read haze of the coal-like creature as it paces forward
DOCTOR: Still feeling marvelous?
CHRIS: (nervously) Yes.
DOCTOR: Good. Give me ten seconds.
(The DOCTOR rushes around the cone to the scientists while CHRIS tries
to distract the Krarg.)
CHRIS: Well, come on then! Come on then!
(CHRIS has his fists clenched out in front of him. The Krarg moves
closer to Chris, and K-9 is now able to escape into the corridor. In rage, the
Krarg turns its attention to the thought-mixing cone and hits it with its
weapon. The cone begins to glow with a dangerous-looking light. Chris tries to
warn the Doctor that the cone is about to blow up. The cone begins to smoke
heavily, filling the room with a smoke that merges with the red haze of the
Krarg that makes visibility nil.)
Doctor, come on! It's going to blow up!
K-9: Danger, Doctor, Danger.
(With the Krarg as blind as they are, CHRIS manages to pull a protesting
DOCTOR out of the room. He tries to go back for the scientists one more time
but CHRIS stops him.)
Danger, Doctor, Danger.
CHRIS: (seeing the DOCTOR about to go inside) No!
(And forces the DOCTOR to go down the corridor. Back inside the room,
the Krarg attacks the scientists unmercifully, killing one and injuring others
before it turns back to the door and begins to follow the others.)
(K-9 calls warnings as CHRIS and the DOCTOR joins him at the shuttle
airlock door. The Doctor tries to operate the door, but it appears to be
DOCTOR: It's jammed!
(He pulls out his sonic screwdriver and operates it on the mechanism as
the Krarg lumbers down the corridor after them. The door opens just in the
nick of time. CHRIS, the DOCTOR, and K-9.....)
K-9: Danger, Doctor, Danger!
(.... rush through just allowing the door to fall before the Krarg
3. SHIP, MAIN CONTROL (NOT MADE)
(Alarms are going as the three rush into the
SHIP: Emergency, Emergency. Imminent explosion
in our vicinity. Emergency escape procedures will be followed.
DOCTOR: Well just stop nattering and get on with
(They are thrown about violently by the emergency
thrust of the engines.)
Not that way! I told you how to do it!
4. SPACE STATION
(SKAGRA's ship lifts off from the space station and then vanishes, again
with the sound of the TARDIS. Seconds later, the space station erupts in a
catastrophic explosion that lights the void brilliantly. The centre ring of
the station twists and burns away what it left of the atmosphere that was
TOM: As I rushed into Skagra's ship, I ordered
her to lift off and dematerialise immediately.
(this is said over the ship taking off from the
space station and the station exploding.)
(More but with spoilers.)
5. SHIP, MAIN CONTROL (NOT MADE)
DOCTOR: Good, you're learning. Which is more
than we're doing.
CHRIS: What do you mean?
DOCTOR: We're still no nearer finding
CHRIS: What do you think we should do?
DOCTOR: I don't know.
CHRIS: Well, try looking on the bright
DOCTOR: I have. There's nothing there. Now
listen to me, ship!
SHIP: I hear you.
DOCTOR: Good. Now I'm going to ask you once
again. Where is your Lord Skagra
SHIP: He did not reveal his destination to
DOCTOR: But you must have some idea.
SHIP: I am a computer. I do not have ideas. I
DOCTOR: So you've no idea where he's
SHIP: I do not.
DOCTOR: Doesn't the wretched man have a home to
SHIP: (matter-of-factly) Yes.
DOCTOR: He has?
DOCTOR: Then why didn't you tell me?
SHIP: You didn't ask.
DOCTOR: But.... Will you please take us
SHIP: Doctor, much of my circuitry feels uneasy
about continuing to accept instructions from a dead man.
DOCTOR: Well just tell it not to worry. I'm sure
your Lord Skagra will be very anxious to pay his last respects to me.
SHIP: Instructions accepted.
DOCTOR: (to CHRIS.) I do hate computers.
They're so literal minded. Aren't they K-9?
6. PROFESSOR'S ROOM
(PROFESSOR Chronotis has dressed fully and even has his coat and a
shabby grey hat on. He fiddles with a piece of the golden console he's
dismantled and looks over the rims of his glasses at CLARE (who for some
reason has got her normal tied up hair now down about her shoulders. [possibly recorded on another day then the other scenes in the
Room] ) next to him. She is examining a piece of equipment that she
can't begin to understand.)
CLARE: (exasperatedly) Look, I don't even know what I'm meant
to be doing!
PROFESSOR: We must get this old perambulator moving again.
CLARE: Well, it certainly moved when I touched it.
PROFESSOR: A spasm, a mere spasm. I only hope it wasn't a dying
(CLARE has put the piece of equipment she was working on down and has
joined the PROFESSOR while eating a slice of cheese.)
Because it has left us jammed between two irrational time interfaces, and
time is moving away from us. If we ever do manage to disentangle ourselves,
I'll have to be careful otherwise I shall cease to exist again.
CLARE: Oh really?
PROFESSOR: Now do what I do.
CLARE: What's that?
PROFESSOR: Forget about it.
CLARE: That's easier said than done.
(turns away to get a better look at her piece of equipment.)
Who was this Salyavin person?
PROFESSOR: Salyavin! He was a criminal whose exploits have been
wildly exaggerated. He was a hotheaded, brilliant young man with a peculiar
(He walks over to her and holds out the piece of equipment he's trying
I can't fix this.
CLARE: Can I help?
PROFESSOR: Difficult! Very difficult. To repair an interfacial
resonator requires two operations that must be performed absolutely
(He heads for the kitchen)
And to be honest, my dear, I don't think you have the knowledge.
CLARE: So we're stuck?
CLARE: I could learn, you know. I'm very quick.
(The PROFESSOR turns and stares at her strangely.)
What's the matter?
(The PROFESSOR takes off his glasses and his voice suddenly becomes
PROFESSOR: Listen to me. Listen to me very carefully. What I am
about to do you are never to speak of, and this is the only time I will ever
CLARE: What are you talking about?
PROFESSOR: Do I have your promise?
CLARE: Well, what are you going to do?
PROFESSOR: Do I have your promise?!?!
CLARE: Yes, yes alright.
PROFESSOR: What is that piece of equipment you are holding in your
CLARE: I have absolutely no idea.
(The PROFESSOR removes his glasses and stares at CLARE. His eyes glow
with a very strange spectral light, and the rest of his face appears to darken
as though it were shaded. CLARE looks back at him as though he were saying
something to her. The light fades and PROFESSOR's face returns to normal. He
places the glasses back on his eyes.)
Now, what is the piece of equipment?
CLARE: (in a tone that said that it was something obvious.)
This? It's a conceptual geometer relay, with an agronomic trigger, a
totally defunct field separator, but it doesn't really matter. We can dispense
with it if we can get that interfacial resonator working again.
PROFESSOR: (smiling) Splendid!
CLARE: Well, let's do that then, shall we?
(CLARE and the PROFESSOR walk to the golden console and begin to adjust
the equipment together.)
7. CARRIER SHIP
(Somewhere in the shallows of space Skagra's ship materialises alongside
the Command Ship.)
8. GENERATION ROOM, CARRIER SHIP (NOT
(In the annex to the command room, a Krarg is in the
final stage of creation, being watched by its Commander. As the new Krarg
rises out of the vat, the Commander leaves to report to his Lord.)
9. COMMAND DECK, CARRIER SHIP (NOT
(On the command deck, several Krargs are wandering
around while some keep ROMANA under guard in a corner. The Commander enters
and begins reporting to SKAGRA.)
KRARG COMMANDER: We have a full complement, my
SKAGRA: Good. Then let us go.
(The despondent ROMANA is startled suddenly as a
finger taps her on the shoulder. She spins around and faces the
ROMANA: (startled whisper but her face
happier than its been in a long time.) Doctor! How did you get
DOCTOR: These kind people brought me.
(ROMANA face then sinks back to levels its more
accustomed to recently as she sees that the DOCTOR, CHRIS, and K-9 are all
prisoners of a group of Krargs. SKAGRA sees them.)
SKAGRA: (a little amazed) Doctor!
DOCTOR: Ah, hello there.
SKAGRA: I am..... a little surprised to find you
DOCTOR: Your ship was a little surprised to find
itself bringing me.
SKAGRA: You stole my ship?
DOCTOR: Only after you stole mine. Ah, there she
is. I hope you've been looking after her. May I check? If you've been
over-revving her in third phase...
(Two Krargs bar his way. SKAGRA ignores the
SKAGRA: I am curious to know how you survived
the treatment of my sphere.
DOCTOR: It only looks for what it expects to
find. I made it look for the wrong things. We Time Lords have highly trained
SKAGRA: So I am aware, Doctor. If you have come
here in the hope of interfering with my great Purpose, I am afraid you will
DOCTOR: Great purpose! Ha Ha!
SKAGRA: Yes, Doctor, the very greatest.
DOCTOR: (slightly laughing.) I know what
you want to do, you old sly-boots. You want to take over the Universe, don't
you? I've met your sort before. Any moment a mad gleam will come into your eye
and you'll start shouting, 'The universe will be mine!'
(SKAGRA looks at him quizzically. He is clearly
devoid of any mad gleam and is not going to shout.)
SKAGRA: How naive Doctor, how pathetically
limited your vision is.
DOCTOR: (shouting) Limited!
SKAGRA: (laughs) 'Take over the
Universe'. How childish. Who could possibly want to take over the
DOCTOR: Exactly! That's what I keep on trying to
tell people. It's a troublesome place, difficult to administer, and as a piece
of real estate it's worthless because by definition there'd be no one to sell
SKAGRA: (sneers) Both visions are for
infants. My purpose is to fulfils the natural evolutionary goal of all
DOCTOR: Oh yes?
SKAGRA: With the aid of the sphere I shall make
the whole of creation merge into one single mind, one godlike entity.
DOCTOR: You will?
(He says this in a tone like he was speaking to a
four year old whose telling him about how well he can tie his
SKAGRA: (voice becomes tense with emotion.)
The Universe, Doctor, as you so crudely put it, shall be
DOCTOR: Have you discussed this with anyone? Why
don't you send one of your Krargs to make some tea; we can sit down
SKAGRA: Doctor, your inane witterings do not
interest me. This will happen. It will start within hours. Once started,
nothing you or anyone can do will stop it.
(To the Krargs) Take them away, lock them up,
melt down the key.
(Before the Krargs can move.......)
(The DOCTOR makes a sudden rush for the TARDIS, but
the Krargs there bar his way again. He turns on his heel and bolts down a
corridor. Chris and K-9 manage to follow him, but ROMANA is grabbed by a
SKAGRA: (waves his hand after them and
orders.) Kill them!
(The Krargs draw their weapons and move slowly in
10. CORRIDOR, CARRIER SHIP (NOT MADE)
(In a corridor in the command ship, the trio move as
fast as they can, looking for some form of cover. Seconds after them, Krargs
appear, weapons crackling.)
DOCTOR: Clever feint don't you think? Making
them think I was trying to get to the TARDIS.
CHRIS: What were you trying to do?
DOCTOR: Get to the TARDIS?
CHRIS: Where are we?
DOCTOR: Lost. Keep moving.
(They keep running.)
11. COMMAND DECK, CARRIER SHIP (NOT
SKAGRA: They will be caught and
KRARG COMMANDER: What do you want to do with
this one, my Lord?
(SKAGRA looks at ROMANA.)
SKAGRA: She will come with us to Shada. Enough
time has been taken. We will leave now.
(He grabs Romana roughly and takes her to the
TARDIS. He opens the door.....)
(....and with the KRARG COMMANDER and several other
Krargs following, they all enter.)
12. CORRIDORS, CARRIER SHIP (NOT
(The DOCTOR, CHRIS, and K-9 manage to find an alcove
to hide in.)
CHRIS: Doctor, that man must be mad, mustn't
DOCTOR: Madness, sanity, it's all just a matter
CHRIS: What's your opinion?
DOCTOR: He must be mad. But infinitely
CHRIS: You mean he's serious? He can do all
DOCTOR: It's possible.
K-9: Master. Krargs approaching.
DOCTOR: Then stay quiet.
K-9: Permission to blast them, Master.
DOCTOR: No! You remember what happened last
time. Just stay quiet.
(The Krargs all lumber past straight past the hiding
They've gone. Right. Back the way we came.
(They quietly emerge from hiding and head back down
the way they came. Very faintly, they all think they can hear the sound of the
TARDIS, but there is something odd about its sound.)
CHRIS: The TARDIS? Surprised we can hear it from
DOCTOR: Something odd about it. Come on.
(Suddenly a blast from a Krarg's gun flies through
the air and slams into the wall beside them.)
Come on! Run!
(They flee once more, but stop as they see more of
the creatures coming from the front. They head down a third corridor which
ends in a T-junction.)
CHRIS: We tried this before. It's a dead
DOCTOR: Then we're trapped.
(But they try it anyway. Somehow, at the end of the
corridor is a strange old wooden door.)
CHRIS: This wasn't here before.
DOCTOR: Get in!!
(He opens the door.)
TOM: K-9, Chris and I emerged inside the Carrier
Ship and face to face with Skagra, Romana and a multitude of Krargs. With the
aid of the sphere, Skagra intend to merge the whole of creation into one
single mind. One god-like entity. The universe will be Skagra! As the Krargs
prepared to lock up the prisoners, K-9, Chris and I made a break for it.
Romana was dragged into the TARDIS by Skagra and a detachment of Krargs while
the remainder of the creatures pursued my group. Suddenly I spotted a door and
decided to take cover.
13. PROFESSOR'S ROOM
(Inside PROFESSOR Chronotis' rooms - CLARE is fixing some small piece of
equipment while the PROFESSOR is checking the golden console. Suddenly the
main door opens, being held open by the DOCTOR. [We can see the walls of the
Corridor of the Carrier Ship through the doorway] CHRIS and K-9 follow him
inside and help him shove the door closed. The DOCTOR notes the lack of
opposition and then pats CHRIS on the shoulder with his fist several times.
Absolutely simultaneously, the two turn around, slide backwards, and gulp
CLARE: (resorting to astonishment.) Chris?
PROFESSOR: Cup of tea?
14. CORRIDORS, CARRIER SHIP (NOT
(In the corridor outside, the Krargs arrive and try
to open the wooden door. They have no success and next try blasting it and
beating it with their weapons. The door stands firm.)
TOM: The Krargs started to break into the
15. PROFESSOR'S ROOM
(The DOCTOR is examining the controls of the PROFESSOR's room.)
PROFESSOR: Doctor, how do you like my TARDIS?
DOCTOR: Oh, ace. Ace!
PROFESSOR: It's strictly unofficial. I'm not really allowed one.
DOCTOR: Yes, and there's no better way to hide it than by living in
it, you old sly boots.
(We move over to CLARE and CHRIS.)
CLARE: What are you doing here?
CHRIS: How am I'm suppose to know. What's the Professor room doing
CLARE: Oh, you may well ask, but ask the Professor.
(Back to the DOCTOR and PROFESSOR.)
PROFESSOR: Doctor, where is Skagra?
DOCTOR: Shhh. Not so loud. He's right outside. He's got Romana. He
got the TARDIS. He got the book. I thought you were dead, Professor.
PROFESSOR: Yes, so did I.
DOCTOR: Did you really?
PROFESSOR: Listen Doctor, if Skagra has the TARDIS and the book, he
can get to Shada.
DOCTOR: Shada? Shada?
PROFESSOR: Yes, the Time Lords' prison planet. You've probably
forgotten about it.
DOCTOR: I never forget anything. I never........
(He stops and then remembers.)
That's right. I have forgotten. The Time Lords' prison planet. Now why
would I have forgotten it? Of course, Salyavin was imprisoned on Shada.
(wanting to show off, to CLARE)
Ask me who Salyavin was.
CLARE: (surprising the DOCTOR by knowing the answer.) Oh, he
was a great criminal imprisoned centuries ago by the Time Lords.
(CHRIS looks at her strangely.)
DOCTOR: A great criminal, unique mental powers. He had the capacity
to project his mind into other minds. Didn't he Professor?
CHRIS: Isn't this what Skagra doing?
DOCTOR: Oh no, no, no, no. With Skagra, quite the opposite. Skagra
had the capacity to take minds out of people, but he couldn't put minds into
them. That's why he needs Salyavin in his sphere, and that's why he's going to
CHRIS: Of course.
PROFESSOR: (worriedly) Doctor! He must not get there.
16. TARDIS, CONSOLE ROOM (NOT MADE)
(Inside the TARDIS, ROMANA is closely guarded by the
Krargs. She watches as SKAGRA begins to turn the pages of the book, starting
with the first one. With each page turned, the column rises and falls in
unison, and instead of her usual mechanical wheezing, the TARDIS engines emit
a deep, melodic, rising and falling hum.)
SKAGRA: (smiles and says triumphantly.)
The key turns slowly in the lock. The door to Shada opens!
(He begins to turn the pages more
TOM: (over the book and the TARDIS in space.)
In the TARDIS, Skagra turned the pages of the book, activating the central
column of the space-craft by doing so. While Romana watched impassively, the
craft proceeded to Shada.
(The TARDIS spins through space, en route.....)
18. PROFESSOR'S ROOM
(Inside the Professor's rooms, the DOCTOR, PROFESSOR, CLARE, and CHRIS
are sitting in a circle, having tea.)
DOCTOR: With Skagra's mind and Salyavin's mind in the sphere, Skagra
will become omnipotent.
CHRIS: (worriedly) What, do you mean that he could just move
himself into every mind in the Universe?
DOCTOR: Yes, eventually, It might take thousands of years, but that
wouldn't matter. His mind would be immortal. It would spread like a disease.
CHRIS: It's quite a thought though isn't it? Every mind working
together as a single organism, a single mind.
DOCTOR: Skagra's mind. Not a pleasant thought.
CLARE: Doctor, we got to stop him from getting to Shada....
DOCTOR: Yes. But how? He got a start on us and we don't know the
PROFESSOR: We must follow him?
CHRIS: But how?
PROFESSOR: The same way we arrived.
DOCTOR: You followed the TARDIS' space-time trail! Of course!
(He leaps to his feet, and the other three follow him up. He suddenly
looks worried, as though thinking of something, and he sits down again,
slowly. The others all begin to sit down as well, until suddenly he
(...and runs for the golden console.)
19. RECEPTION AREA - SHADA (NOT MADE)
(The long forgotten Time Lord prison planet of Shada
looks more like an asteroid than it does a planet. It looks like it was once a
vertical egg-shaped body, but a quarter of it on the top has been carved away,
and on the flat surface a small space structure can be seen Shada's reception
area is small and only dimly lit with red pools of light. The air of dank
decay hangs over everything. Even in the gloom, however, several small
corridors can be seen leading off to other places.)
(The centuries-old stillness is suddenly disturbed
with the materialisation of the Police Box shaped TARDIS. The door opens and
SKAGRA emerges, carrying his carpet bag. He is followed by the Krargs, who
march ROMANA to the front of the group.)
ROMANA: It looks horrid.
SKAGRA: It was built by your race. A prison
ROMANA: I hope you feel at home.
SKAGRA: Keep her silent!
(The Krargs tighten their grip on her while SKAGRA
glances around himself. He then walks to a central console in the middle of
the room and brushes the dust off it disdainfully. He presses a few buttons
and the machine hums into life.)
(He looks up an entry on a screen, written in
Gallifreyan script. On the screen is the following)
RUNGAR - WAR
SENTENCE IN PERP.
CAB. 45, CHAM. S
SABJATRIC - MASS MURDER
SENTENCE IN PERP.
SALYAVIN - MIND CRIMES
SENTENCE IN PERP.
SKAGRA: Salyavin! Chamber T, Cabinet 9.
(He presses another button, and a dim light lights
over one of the corridor entrances: Chambers R,S,T,V.)
(To the Krargs) Two
of you guard this machine. You, bring the girl. Come, you shall meet the great
(They move into the interior of
20. CORRIDOR, SHADA (NOT MADE)
(One KRARG, ROMANA, and SKAGRA step slowly down the
SKAGRA: This is where your precious Time Lords
used to put the criminals they simply wanted to forget about.
ROMANA: I've never even heard of it.
SKAGRA: Obviously you forget very thoroughly on
(Ahead of them the tunnel branches. A dim light
lights up - (T).)
(ROMANA shivers with a chill as they enter a branch
in the tunnel. After they leave, a low grating sound is heard as the wooden
door of Prof. Chronotis' TARDIS materialises in the wall.)
TOM: Taking Romana and the Krargs with him,
Skagra searches the records of Shada to discover the whereabouts of Salyavin.
Success! They set off for in pursuit of Cabinet 9, Chamber T, leaving guards
at the records centre.
21. PROFESSOR'S ROOM
(The golden console chimes, signalling their arrival at Shada,)
PROFESSOR: Doctor, we're arrived!
DOCTOR: Good! Good!
(to CHRIS and CLARE) Now you two.....
CLARE & CHRIS: Yes?
DOCTOR: Stay here.
(The DOCTOR says "No" over their waving protestations adding)
I'm not at liberty to explain.
(He then squats down next to K-9)
K-9, you can come along, but you're not to tangle with any Krargs, unless
of course if you have to tangle with any Krargs.
PROFESSOR: Hurry! Skagra will be here already.
(He heads out the open door, the DOCTOR follows, holding the door open
and telling K-9)
DOCTOR: Come on! Come on!
22. CORRIDOR, SHADA (NOT MADE)
(They emerge through the door.)
DOCTOR: The TARDIS must be in this
PROFESSOR: But Skagra will have gone in this
(He points the other way.)
DOCTOR: How do you know?
PROFESSOR: I.................... heard
DOCTOR: If I can get to the TARDIS first we can
stop Skagra getting it back. He'll have no escape.
PROFESSOR: But it is imperative we find him
before he finds Salyavin.
DOCTOR: Yes, but let's just exercise a little
strategy shall we?
23. MAIN CORRIDOR, SHADA (NOT MADE)
(SKAGRA enters the large main chamber of Shada. It
is decorated with a large array of translucent doors, through which the vague
figures of people and creatures can be seen.)
SKAGRA: The prisoners of Shada, each one in his
own separate cryogenic cell. Alive, but frozen. In perpetual imprisonment.
(sarcastically) A very humane solution don't you think?
ROMANA: Don't look at me. I'm not answerable for
the Time Lords.
SKAGRA: You are a Time Lord?
ROMANA: Yes, but.....
SKAGRA: No matter. Time Lords will soon be
irrelevant. Before I find Salyavin I shall release some of these. They can
become the first to participate in the Universal Mind.
(He crosses to the main console in the centre of the
chamber and checks the records. He recognises some of the names as he passes
over their images. (The display shows some old foes of the DOCTOR's including
a Dalek, a Cyberman, and a Zygon. [according to
other documentation on SHADA stated that there was going to be a Cybermen
(played by Pat Gorman) but not 100% sure on the Dalek and Zygon.]) SKAGRA makes his selection and operates the wakening
mechanism. In several of the cells, gas swirls around the prisoners inside
begin to stir.....)
TOM: The Professor seemed in some way able to
know what was Skagra was thinking and insisted they head in a particular
route. Skagra meanwhile revitalised the prisoners cabinet. They began to
24. PROFESSOR'S ROOM
(CHRIS and CLARE relax inside Chronotis' rooms.)
CHRIS: How odd some days work out isn't it? I mean there I was, just
cycling down King's Parade...
CLARE: Chris, there's something very strange about the
CHRIS: Why single out the Professor?
(CLARE starts to talk about her problem but CHRIS interrupts her.)
I want to know what's going on out there.
CLARE: Chris, you're not leaving to me....
CHRIS: I just don't like getting left behind. I mean, just because
we come from Earth doesn't give everyone the right to be patronising to us.
(He examines the room's console.)
Well, admittedly, all this does make us look a bit primitive. I doesn't
have even the faintest idea how it all works.
CLARE: I have.
CHRIS: (very surprised) You do?
CLARE: At least I did a while ago.
CHRIS: What do you mean?
CLARE: That's what I been trying to tell you all along. Its
something that the Professor did to me, to my mind....
(CHRIS looks half-shocked and half-puzzled and it looks like for CHRIS
that all the pieces of the puzzle are falling into place.)
25. MAIN CORRIDOR, SHADA (NOT MADE)
(SKAGRA watches as a number of zombie-like prisoners
stagger free from their cells and step into the main chamber.)
SKAGRA: Enough. Their consciousness will soon
return and we must be ready for them.
(He removes the sphere from the bag in
26. CORRIDOR, SHADA (NOT MADE)
(In the reception area, the Doctor spots the TARDIS
but sees it guarded by two Krargs.)
DOCTOR: So much for strategy.
(He retreats back down the corridor he came up in to
meet the PROFESSOR and K-9.)
Alright, we'll do it your way.
PROFESSOR: By all the suns, I hope we're not too
(They rush down the corridor.)
PROFESSOR: Be alert. If Skagra tries to use the
sphere on ........ anyone, you must destroy it.
DOCTOR: I rather hope we're going to destroy it
(They continue to move like ghosts down the deep,
27. MAIN CONTROL, SHADA (NOT MADE)
(SKAGRA searches the cubicles for Salyavin. As each
prisoner comes out of his door, another cubicle slides on a mechanism behind
the last one to replace it. Dimly visible, there are figures inside each
cubicle. Cabinet Nine comes to the fore, and SKAGRA stops the
SKAGRA: Cabinet Nine. There he is. The man I
have spent my life finding. The man who will reshape the entire Universe!
Salyavin! Let us release him!!
(ROMANA's eyes watch nervously but raptly as
SKAGRA's finger slowly moves toward the button, savouring the moment. Suddenly
the DOCTOR bursts in, K-9 and Chronotis follow him.)
DOCTOR: No, Skagra, stop!
SKAGRA: Keep away from here!!
PROFESSOR: (heads directly for the console.)
You must not press that button.
(SKAGRA signals the KRARG to move. It draws its
weapon and holds all the intruders back.)
SKAGRA: You are too late!
(He presses the button.)
Salyavin is released!!!
(Inside the cubicle, the gas swirls and fills the
chamber, but..... no one emerges. SKAGRA is confused and frightened. He goes
to the cabinet. The DOCTOR and the PROFESSOR follow him slowly)
(But they try again and no attempt is made to stop
them. SKAGRA pulls open the door, and reaches for the body that is still
slumped there..... He is utterly appalled to find a roughly made
Salyavin! Where is Salyavin!
PROFESSOR: I escaped centuries ago.
TOM: The prisoners were reviving from their
sleep. Skagra approached Cabinet 9 and activated the revival just as I and my
group burst into the chamber. Skagra warned us to keep back. He reached into
the cabinet and pulled out a pathetic dummy-like substitute. Skagra's anger
mounted until Professor Chronotis explained that HE was Salyavin.
28. PROFESSOR'S ROOM
(CLARE has told CHRIS about her experience with the PROFESSOR.)
CHRIS: Let me just get this right. You say that he.... Just "Walked
into your mind."
CLARE: Well sort of. Just like he barged in the front door and
shuffled my thoughts about.
CHRIS: But the Doctor said was that ability was unique to the guy
that Skagra's come here to find. . .
(He trails off as he realises that the PROFESSOR is Salayavin.)
On your feet, Keightley. Come on, let's see what's happening.
(They get to their feet and with CHRIS leading the way, they leave the
Professor's TARDIS and enter Shada. . .)
29. MAIN CONTROL, SHADA (NOT MADE)
(SKAGRA cannot believe what he's just
DOCTOR: You're Salyavin?
PROFESSOR: Yes, I am Doctor. That's why I wanted
no one to come here. I wanted to live my life out in peace. To forget the
stupidities of my past, forget this hateful power. I have suppressed it for
years, except where it was necessary to cover my tracks. Now, go Skagra, leave
me in peace. Forget this insanity.
SKAGRA: No Salyavin, I have you here. I have
everything I need!
PROFESSOR: Do not force me to use my power on
(Suddenly the DOCTOR notices that the sphere has
been idly drifting towards the PROFESSOR and it begins to settle on his
DOCTOR: K-9! The sphere! Shoot it!
(K-9 immediately shoots the globe full blast with
his nose laser. The sphere shatters into pieces, but each piece seems to form
into a new, smaller, sphere. One of them swiftly attaches itself to the
PROFESSOR, who drops to the floor with a howl of pain. The other spheres cut
off the DOCTOR's path.)
SKAGRA: Now, Doctor, stay very, very
(The Krarg deliberately tightens his grip on ROMANA
who yelps with pain.)
Now, Doctor, you shall see the beginning of the
(The sphere that had attacked the PROFESSOR now
leaves him and joins the other spheres. The room glows as though in a
thunderstorm as vast amounts of electric-looking, strangely coloured power
crackles between the spheres. Then each sphere attaches itself to one of the
nearby prisoners. SKAGRA smiles in triumph..... as do the prisoners.....
SKAGRA turns to face the Doctor.... as do the prisoners..... The Doctor backs
off, lost for any and all words.....)
30. CORRIDOR, SHADA (NOT MADE)
(CHRIS and CLARE arrive and watch the link-up of the
prisoners and the start of the march towards the DOCTOR. Chris sees what's
going on and rushes forward to help before CLARE can stop him.)
CHRIS: (shouting) No!
31. MAIN CONTROL, SHADA (NOT MADE)
(CHRIS runs into the middle of the chamber. SKAGRA
and the prisoners glare at him as if one.)
(Before CHRIS can move, a sphere zooms over and
attaches itself to his forehead. In an instant, he is taken over. His
expression matches that of the others, and together all the prisoners,
including CHRIS, advance on the DOCTOR.)
SKAGRA: (promises evilly) NOW DOCTOR, WE
WILL DEAL WITH YOU!!!!
(The prisoners, including CHRIS, get the DOCTOR
trapped in a corner of the room. Hands outstretched in claws, they march like
one towards the DOCTOR.)
TOM: (by the "Pyramids Of Mars" Coffin.)
Skagra ordered the sphere to drain Salayvin's mind but K-9 blasted it into
pieces. Each fragment reformed into another small sphere. One of which settled
on the old man. Skagra was exhilarated - "You shall see the beginning of the
universal mind" he cries as the spheres came together, discharging vast
amounts of energy. And then, each of them attach themselves to one of the
prisoners who turned towards me. Chris and Clare entered the chamber and the
young man rushed forward trying to help. A sphere absorbed his mind in an
instant. The prisoners, including Chris, marched menacing towards
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