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SHADA
PART SIX

by DOUGLAS ADAMS
would have been transmitted - 23rd February 1980


1. MAIN CHAMBER, SHADA (NOT MADE)

SKAGRA: No Salyavin, I have you here. I have everything I need!

PROFESSOR: Do not force me to use my power on you, Skagra.

(Suddenly the DOCTOR notices that the sphere has been idly drifting towards the PROFESSOR and it begins to settle on his head.)

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 still.

(The Krarg deliberately tightens his grip on ROMANA who yelps with pain.)

Now, Doctor, you shall see the beginning of the Universal Mind!

(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.....)


2. 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!


3. MAIN CONTROL, SHADA (NOT MADE)

(CHRIS runs into the middle of the chamber. SKAGRA and the prisoners glare at him as if one.)

SKAGRA: Sphere!

(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 "Pyramid 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 menacingly towards me.....

(The DOCTOR backs away from the advancing prisoners and looks around for something to help.)

DOCTOR: K-9!

(K-9 fires at the prisoners, and one falls to the ground. The others keep coming, however. The Krarg that was guarding ROMANA turns and faces K-9 instead.)

No, K-9, don't fire at it!

(As the DOCTOR makes a move for the door, the Krarg picks up K-9 and hurls him past the DOCTOR into the corridor.)

Romana! Run!

(ROMANA sees her chance, breaks free, and rushes after the DOCTOR. They pick up K-9 and head back to the PROFESSOR's TARDIS. With nothing but a thought, SKAGRA sends the spheres after them.)


4. CORRIDOR, SHADA (NOT MADE)

(As ROMANA and the DOCTOR tear down the corridor, they almost run over a very frightened CLARE.)

DOCTOR: (fiercely) I told you to stay in the room.

CLARE: Yes but.....

DOCTOR: Come on.

CLARE: But Chris.......

DOCTOR: Come on!

(ROMANA sets K-9 back on his tracks.)

K-9: Thank you, Mistress.

DOCTOR: To the TARDIS!

(They run as fast as they can towards the reception area, passing the wooden door on the way. As they near the end of the corridor, the two Krargs that were guarding the TARDIS are now coming back to investigate what is going on. All four of them head back for the wooden door and get inside it just before the Krargs hurl bolts of energy at it.)

TOM: (over the K-9 model.) K-9 was quick to the rescue. He fired at one of the prisoners who collapsed. One of the Krargs lumbered over to K-9, picked him up and hurled him through the door. Seizing my chance I made a run for it with Romana and Clare in tow and with K-9 burst through the nearest door.


5. PROFESSOR'S ROOM

(The four enter the room.)

DOCTOR: (holding the door open.) Quick, come in, come in. Come on, K-9!

(he slams the door.)

(To the girls) Sit down!

(ROMANA politely points to a chair and CLARE sits in it while ROMANA sits in other. The DOCTOR joins them briefly to think, then slams his hand against his head.)

DOCTOR: Got it!

(...then he gets up and walks into the back hall into the PROFESSOR's dressing room/bedroom.)

CLARE: (to ROMANA) Well, what are we going to do?

ROMANA: (shrugs) So far he beaten us on ever point.

CLARE: He's even got Chris.

ROMANA: Yes.....

(The DOCTOR returns, coming in from the kitchen, and he paces madly.)

DOCTOR: Quiet! I'm thinking.

(He kneels down between them.)

I've been thinking..... and it depresses me. Skagra's little zombie gang have got the brain power of the greatest intellects of the Universe shared out among them, the Think Tank.

CLARE: Who?

DOCTOR: Never mind about that. Just believe me. All the minds that Skagra's stolen are now in the melting pot along with his own, and they are all operating as one. And with the Professor's..... I mean with Salyavin's mind in there too, they can control anyone.... They can control everyone. They'll be invincible.

(ROMANA has stood during the middle of this as a thought occurred.)

ROMANA: (quietly) Doctor?

DOCTOR: Yes?

ROMANA: May I just remind you of something?

DOCTOR: Yes.

ROMANA: All the minds that Skagra's stolen are in the melting pot.

DOCTOR: (impatiently) Yes.

ROMANA: That means yours is in there too.

DOCTOR: Yes.

(....And then he lights up. He gets up.)

Romana?

ROMANA: Yes Doctor?

DOCTOR: Romana,

(Crossing over to her.)

I want you to do something for me. Stand there. Romana, I want you to where this.

(The DOCTOR reaches into one of his voluminous pockets and takes out a colourful little medal of honour, which he pins onto ROMANA's dress. He tells her he wants her to wear this. He then mimes kissing her on each cheek, and the two salute each other smartly. [On the script - the medal says "I AM A GENIUS"])

DOCTOR: (Takes a deep breath.) Well, now I can think.


6. CORRIDOR, SHADA (NOT MADE)

(In the corridor outside, SKAGRA has his band hurry along towards the reception area. Along the way they meet the two Krargs attempting to batter down the door to the PROFESSOR's TARDIS unsuccessfully.)

SKAGRA: What is this?

KRARG: The Doctor is in there, My Lord.

SKAGRA: In there?

KRARG: We think it is some kind of travelling machine. We have tried to open it, but it stands up to everything.

SKAGRA: (A bit bemused. He ponders this for a moment, and then smiles.) The Doctor. A poor little man. A pin prick of an irrelevancy. Let him amuse himself with his tricks. They are merely the tiny antics of an insect threatened with inevitable extinction. We will go.

(He leads the way off, followed by the Krargs and about a dozen of zombie-like people including CHRIS.)


7. RECEPTION AREA, SHADA (NOT MADE)

(Without hesitation, SKAGRA and his minions enter the waiting TARDIS in the reception area.)

SKAGRA: Come.

(They all enter.)


8. TARDIS, CONSOLE ROOM (NOT MADE)

(SKAGRA and his lot enter.)

SKAGRA: We will return to the carrier ship. From there a fleet of small craft will take each of us to selected centres of population and the great mind revolution will begin.

(He turns to the Console.)


9. RECEPTION AREA, SHADA (NOT MADE)

(The TARDIS dematerialises, leaving silence to once more take control of the darkly lit room.....)

TOM: Skagra and his assemblage of prisoners returned to the TARDIS where he announced his intention to will return to the Carrier Ship. From there each of them will be taken by small craft to various populations centres. The great mind revolution was about to begin.


10. CORRIDOR, SHADA (NOT MADE)

(A close-up of the wooden door.)


11. PROFESSOR'S ROOM

(In the PROFESSOR's rooms, the DOCTOR and ROMANA are forming a dangerous plan.)

DOCTOR: It'll be tricky.

ROMANA: And dangerous.

DOCTOR: A touch.

ROMANA: Doctor, it'll be terribly terribly dangerous for you. You'll stand as much chance as.....

DOCTOR: As what?

ROMANA: Well, as of anything that stands as little chance as you will out there.

DOCTOR: Really? Well, I have to.... I have to be very brave won't I.

ROMANA: Doctor, it isn't funny.

DOCTOR: Listen, I can do your part if you can do mine.

ROMANA: I'll try.

DOCTOR: You're a hero. Remember?

(ROMANA nods.)

Clare?

CLARE: Yes, Doctor?

DOCTOR: Hold on very tight.


12. TARDIS, CONSOLE ROOM (NOT MADE)

(SKAGRA is manipulating the controls.)

TOM: Skagra realised something was wrong.


13. SPACE

(The TARDIS approaches SKAGRA's carrier ship.)


14. PROFESSOR'S ROOM

(The DOCTOR and ROMANA have the controls humming nicely.)

DOCTOR: Ready?

ROMANA: Yes.

DOCTOR: Clare?

CLARE: Ready Doctor?

DOCTOR: Hold tight.

(CLARE grips the handles of the wooden chair she's in very tightly as the DOCTOR and ROMANA operate large levers.)

Now!


15. VORTEX

(With the background like the first fourth Doctor's title sequence the two TARDIS spin through the vortex and the Room TARDIS started to expand a black force field around the police box TARDIS.)


16. TARDIS, CONSOLE ROOM (NOT MADE)

(One of the controls on the TARDIS console suffers a minor explosion. Normally this wouldn't worry the pilot, but in this case SKAGRA is the pilot and he immediately checks the other controls.)

SKAGRA: Something's wrong.

(He tries a few more controls.)

Something's interfering with these controls. They're jammed.

KRARG: What is the cause, my Lord?

(SKAGRA thinks.)

SKAGRA: There must be something out there in the Space/Time Vortex with us. Something.....

(He opens the shutter screen. PROFESSOR's college room is floating beside them in the Space/Time Vortex.)

The Doctor! In that absurd machine!

TOM: I was travelling through the Space/Time Vortex in the College Room TARDIS which was generating a force field.


17. PROFESSOR'S ROOM

DOCTOR: Ha Ha. Got them. Well done Romana.

ROMANA: We haven't got to the hard bit yet.

DOCTOR: You're right. We haven't got long. Clare!

CLARE: Yes, Doctor, still holding on.

DOCTOR: Come over here and hold onto this.

(CLARE takes over the controls as the DOCTOR slowly lets go.)

Now don't let go whatever happens as we are in for a very rough ride.


18. VORTEX

(In the Space/Time Vortex, the bizarre sight of a spinning Police Box has been shrouded with a dark force field being generated by the hovering brick college room. The Police Box is bucking about trying to escape.)


19. TARDIS, CONSOLE ROOM (NOT MADE)

SKAGRA: A foolish attempt Doctor. The force field is weakening already. In two minutes it will break and you will have achieved nothing.


20. PROFESSOR'S ROOM

(ROMANA and CLARE are holding on to their controls tightly as the DOCTOR lectures them.....)

DOCTOR: And twenty-thirdly, our there in the Space/Time Vortex, time and distance have no meaning, but here in this little, little room.....

ROMANA: Oh get on with it!

DOCTOR: Romana!

ROMANA: Yes Doctor?

DOCTOR: I want you to turn off the vortex shields in this small area here.

(ROMANA frowns nervously at him, but the DOCTOR urges her on.)

Come on, you can do it, I showed you how to do it. Just one little bit of timelessness and spacelessness. Over there behind the tea trolley.

(ROMANA presses the buttons and the centre of the room appears to shimmer. The sofa disappears into it, and the tea trolley shifts.)

I said behind the tea trolley, not in the middle of it.

ROMANA: I'm sorry. But it's very difficult.

DOCTOR: Focus it! Just one steady line, just one. Hold it.

(A sort of whirlwind blows up and another piece of furniture disappears through the crack.)

Hold it!

ROMANA: I'm trying! Doctor, I'm trying!

(Finally the area focuses into one steady line.)

DOCTOR: (breathes heavily) Right, the next bit is a little trick I learnt from a space/time mystic in the Quantox. He made it seem very, very easy.....

(As he says this, he edges up to the line and appears to slide through it.)

CLARE: (cups her hand to her mouth and gasps) He did it!

ROMANA: HOLD THAT SWITCH DOWN!


21. VORTEX

(In the space/time vortex, between the two TARDISes, the image of the Doctor appears. [A frozen picture of him in the chair in the Prof's room from part one.] He spins silently and screams in pain. He slowly orients himself and faces toward the police box TARDIS. He half-crawls, half-swims up the force fielded tunnel.)

TOM: The College Room TARDIS was just holding the Police Box in the force field as I appeared in it. Slowly I half-crawled / half swam up the tunnel - in great pain.


22. TARDIS, CONSOLE ROOM (NOT MADE)

(SKAGRA is watching the force field on the scanner screen.)

SKAGRA: The field is field is fading fast. This is a futile exercise Doctor.


23. PROFESSOR'S ROOM

(ROMANA looks over the controls.)

ROMANA: It won't hold much longer. It's fading even faster than the Doctor said it would. K-9! K-9, wake up and come here.

(ROMANA opens the base cupboard, exposing the machinery inside.)

K-9, check out the sub neutron circuits.

(K-9's probe extends from between his eyes and connects with the circuits.)

K-9: Detect circuit malfunction, Mistress.

(ROMANA and CLARE exchange looks.)


24. VORTEX

(The DOCTOR seems to be in increasing difficulty. He is trying to reach a shimmering line on the Police Box similar to the one that was in the PROFESSOR's room. Its a short distance up the tunnel, and after what seems like an eternity, he manages to just get part of his arm through the seam.)

TOM: With increasing difficulty, I was able to reach the TARDIS in the time tunnel. I just managed to get part of my arm through it.


25. PROFESSOR'S ROOM

(K-9 pulls his probe out of the equipment.)

K-9: Impossible to effect repairs in time available, Mistress.

ROMANA: Well, hold it K-9. Stop it deteriorating.

K-9: Impossible to stop it, Mistress. I can only slow down circuit deterioration.

ROMAMA: The Doctor needs every second we can give him.

(K-9 goes back to work. CLARE begins holding her switch tentatively.)

CLARE: This switch is growing very hot.

ROMANA: You must hold it down.

CLARE: I can't. It's getting hotter.


26. VORTEX

(The DOCTOR seems unable to keep up the effort and he begins to slide backwards.)

TOM: I seemed unable to get any further. In fact I started to slide backwards.


27. PROFESSOR'S ROOM

(CLARE struggles with her control.)

CLARE: It's burning me.

ROMANA: Hold it down with a pencil.

CLARE: I haven't got one.

(ROMANA turns and strains to reach a pencil lying on a table just out of her reach. She's only a few centimetres away from reaching it when she reaches the point of maximum stretch of her arm.)

ROMANA: I can't reach it!

CLARE: (casually) Oh, I'll get it.

(She lets go of her control as though forgetting what they're doing and the control board explodes. Everyone in the room is thrown about.. K-9 backs away from the controls and coughs.)

K-9: It's broken.


28. VORTEX

(In the space/time vortex, the force field vanishes, the two TARDISes spin wildly away from each other, and the DOCTOR appears to fall wildly as the Vortex seems to change colour. He slowly vanishes.)

TOM: And I vanished as the room and the TARDIS spin wildly away from each other.


29. TARDIS, CONSOLE ROOM (NOT MADE)

(SKAGRA fights with the TARDIS controls to maintain an even keel, but he does at last succeed with the help of some of the other prisoners (one of whom is CHRIS) operating controls on other panels. The TARDIS emerges from the Vortex under control.)

SKAGRA: (smiling, and the prisoners all smile in unison,) Good, we make an excellent team. A concert of the mind. Now that the Doctor has finished wasting their times with his foolish tricks, we can continue. We will shortly materialise in the carrier ship.


30. SPACE

(The TARDIS spins towards the carrier ship.)


31. PROFESSOR'S ROOM

(ROMANA and CLARE look very worried as ROMANA wraps CLARE's hand with a bandage.)

CLARE: What about the Doctor?

ROMANA: I don't know. It was a very dangerous idea trying to make that crossing, and he didn't get as much time as he wanted.

CLARE: What should we do?

ROMANA: Well, we'll just go ahead as planned.

(She finishes wrapping CLARE's hand and asks for approval.)

How's that?

CLARE: Oh, that's fine. Thank you. It wasn't a bad burn. Do you think the Doctor will be alright?

ROMANA: (without much confidence.) We'll just go ahead as planned.


32. TARDIS, EQUIPMENT STOREROOM (NOT MADE)

(Deep inside the TARDIS, inside what appears to be a small equipment storeroom, the unconscious form of the Doctor begins to stir. Slowly his eyes open. He looks about the room and says aloud)

DOCTOR: Good!

(He gets up and starts rummaging around in drawers, shelves, and cabinets for pieces of equipment he needs. He finds everything he's looking for.)

(Gets a bit) Good.

(and another) Good

(and another) Good.

(but is distressed to watch the final piece falling apart in his hand as he grips it. [In earlier versions of the script, this room was not to be made clear that this was part of the TARDIS.])

Oh bad.


33. COMMAND DECK, CARRIER SHIP [NOT MADE]

(The TARDIS materialises on board the command/carrier ship. The prisoners and Krargs are the first to exit, followed by SKAGRA. He looks at them with satisfaction and then turns to look at the majestic view on the wall screen of the galaxy.)

SKAGRA: And soon, an infinite concert of the mind.....

TOM: Then I regained consciousness in a small equipment room in the TARDIS. I rummaged through the equipment. In the carrier ship, the TARDIS arrived. Skagra planned an infinite concert of the mind - unaware of my presence on board.


34. TARDIS, EQUIPMENT STOREROOM (NOT MADE)

(The DOCTOR has almost finished constructing what looks like an electronic helmet. The only piece left to add is the one that fell apart on him earlier.)

DOCTOR: If I can't get this bit to work I may as well say good-bye to the whole idea.

(He takes out his trusty sonic screwdriver, and it doesn't do anything at all.)

Now. Once more.

(Despondently, he tosses the piece of equipment on the table, where it instantly begins to beep at him. He is ecstatic, and he picks the piece of equipment up.)

Ah, hello again!

(It stops beeping. The DOCTOR's face falls again.)

Oh.

(He fiddles with the device without result.....)

You're just trying to irritate me aren't you?

(.....and discards it on the table again.)

Now why won't the wretched thing work? I'll have to see if there's anything else that will do.

(It starts to beep again. The DOCTOR picks it up, and it stops beeping. He rapidly goes through this cycle several times and concludes that sitting on this table is what makes the device work.)

Of course, Zinc and lead oxide.

(He rummages around in the equipment again, finds a small laser gun, and starts attacking the table with it.)


35. PROFESSOR'S ROOM

(K-9 withdraws his probe from the interior of the golden console)

K-9: Repairs completed Mistress.

ROMANA: Let me see.

(examines his work)

Good boy, K-9.

(to CLARE) Now we can go. Although I dread to think what we're walking into if..... Let's just do it.

(She takes a breath and with CLARE operates the console.)


36. TARDIS, EQUIPMENT STOREROOM (NOT MADE)

(The DOCTOR has finished the device. It now looks like an electronic helmet with a jagged piece of table attached to it.)

DOCTOR: With that on my head it won't matter whether it works or not, They'll all be paralysed laughing at me.

(He turns and warily walks out of the equipment room into the TARDIS corridors.)


37. TARDIS, CORRIDOR (NOT MADE)

(Cautiously the DOCTOR moves along it, clutching his helmet.)


38. COMMAND DECK, CARRIER SHIP (NOT MADE)

(On the command deck of the carrier ship, all the prisoners are lined up in front of SKAGRA, who is addressing them but we don't heard what he is saying to them. The KRARG COMMANDER approaches.)

SKAGRA: Are the ships ready?

KRARG COMMANDER: They are my Lord.

SKAGRA: (intones) Then from this moment, mark the beginning of the new life, the new Universe.....

(He is interrupted by the sound of the PROFESSOR's TARDIS materialising as the wooden door in a nearby wall.)

Doctor! This man is like an itching flea on my skin. We will eliminate him once and for all! Come. We will meet him.

(SKAGRA forms the centre of a semi-circle the prisoners form around the door.)

Out you come, Doctor, Out you come.


39. TARDIS, CORRIDOR (NOT MADE)

(Cautiously the DOCTOR moves along it, clutching his helmet. He reaches a door and opens it.)


40. TARDIS, CONSOLE ROOM (NOT MADE)

(The DOCTOR enters from the side door.)

DOCTOR: Hello old girl! How've you been keeping? Sorry I had to barge in through the back door like that. Have you any idea what it's like to travel through the space time vortex? Of course you do, you do it all the time. But at least you're built for it. Now. Let's see what's happening outside shall we?

(The DOCTOR watches the meeting committee on the scanner screen. He laughs to himself and then like in a "sing song" voice)

Look out behind you.

(He puts the helmet on and opens the main doors.)

Let's go and say hello.


41. COMMAND DECK, CARRIER SHIP (NOT MADE)

(On the command deck, the door opens..... and K-9 emerges.)

K-9: Hostile force, My Master commands that you cease your activities immediately and surrender to him.

SKAGRA: (laughs) He sends his dog out to me! Stop hiding in there Doctor. Come out and meet your fate.

TOM: (in a chair) I managed to lash-up a helmet-like affair made with bits of electronic equipment and a chunk of a table-top. The Professor's TARDIS, now back in its usual form as a door, materialised on the command deck. An unpleasant welcome committee was prepared for me but it was K-9 that emerged from the door. I was watching all this on my own TARDIS screen and emerged wearing the strange helmet.....

[This is the big link as most of the rest of Part Six is missing so will be transcribed in chunks so not to spoil surprises.]

(The DOCTOR does emerge from the TARDIS, but rather the one behind SKAGRA instead of the one he expects.)

DOCTOR: Did someone call?

(SKAGRA and the others spin around to see the Doctor emerging with the helmet on his head.)

SKAGRA: (in shocked surprise) Doctor! How did you get in there?

DOCTOR: What do you mean how did I get in there? It's mine, I belong in there!

SKAGRA: As of now Doctor, You don't belong anywhere at all. There is no place for you in my new Universe. You shall die now.

(SKAGRA looks sharply around at the DOCTOR, as do all the prisoners identically.)

DOCTOR: Well Skagra, That's a very interesting little theory. Let's try putting it to the test, shall we?

(The DOCTOR presses a button on the side of the helmet and looks directly at SKAGRA and smiles. All the prisoners follow suit, turning to SKAGRA and smiling with the same goofy grin the DOCTOR is using. SKAGRA is horrified.)

SKAGRA: (panic) Doctor! What have you done?!

(He concentrates intensely and manages to get the prisoners to turn back to face the DOCTOR.)

DOCTOR: No, what have YOU done? You used your deranged billiard ball once too often. You forgot. I have a brain in there too, don't I?

(He concentrates and the faces all turn back on SKAGRA. The prisoners was started to become like a crowd at a tennis match.)

Think about it.....

(SKAGRA concentrates, and with both men at nearly the same ability, the prisoners become confused. The ones nearest the DOCTOR obey his instructions, the ones nearest SKAGRA obey his, and the ones in the middle (this lot has CHRIS) don't know what to do.)

But not too hard old chap. You might strain yourself. So what was that you've been talking about, a new Universe, a new single mind. I think your little bunch are in two minds about that already, aren't they.

(With a stalemate achieved, SKAGRA suddenly snaps his fingers and the far idle Krarg swings itself toward the DOCTOR. The DOCTOR is alarmed and loses his concentration for a moment. All the prisoners swing around to face him and start to advance. The DOCTOR concentrates and is able to stop them again, but he has lost his advantage as the Krarg is still bearing down on him. After a moment of indecision)

K-9!

K-9: Master?

DOCTOR: Fire!

K-9: But Master you instructions were....

DOCTOR: Fire!!

(K-9 blasts his nose laser at the Krarg and stops it right in front of the door to the generation annex. The Krarg is paralysed, but like its brother before it, it is beginning to gain strength from the beam.)

Now Skagra, Let's see the quality of your mind!

(The prisoners now clearly break into two equal-sized groups, one for SKAGRA, and one for the DOCTOR. They close in on each other and start wrestling as though choreographed. During this, the DOCTOR nervously eyes the Krarg which is gaining strength.)

A little warm for the time of year wouldn't you say Skagra? Off K-9!

(K-9's beam turns off. The DOCTOR starts maneuvering the field such that SKAGRA and his group are being forced towards the burning Krarg. SKAGRA becomes alarmed at this, until at last he has to order the Krarg to move off)

SKAGRA: (To the KRARG) Back! Back I say!

(It backs into the generation annex and keeps going as SKAGRA doesn't tell it to stop.)

Back!

(The DOCTOR smiles until he sees several more Krargs entering the room from further in the ship, all ready for action.)

DOCTOR: K-9!

(K-9 starts firing at the new arrivals.)


42. GENERATION ROOM, CARRIER SHIP (NOT MADE)

(The Krarg continues into the generation annex stupidly, until it topples itself into the generation vat and dissolves in the green gas.)

TOM: All the prisoners turned to face me as Skagra threaten my life. I pressed a button on my helmet and look hard at Skagra - as did all of the prisoners - in unison. With intense mental effort Skagra tried to control the prisoners but I told him that he had forgotten something. That a deranged billiard ball had been used once too often and that my brain was in there as well. Skagra stained for control. The prisoners nearest him turned to face me, the ones in the middle of the hall were confused and the one near were firmly fixed at Skagra. A mighty battle of wills took place with me gaining the upper hand. Momentary, distracted by a Krarg I lost control and the prisoners swung towards me. "Fire K-9!" I called and the metallic computer held the Krarg in a beam near the door to the Generation Annex. The prisoners split into two groups as I regain some lost ground. The two groups wrestled with each other obeying mental orders from their two leaders. I maneuvered Skagra to the dangerously overheated Krarg. The evil genius ordered it to back off. It did....... and fell backwards into its generation vat where it dissolved.....


43. COMMAND DECK, CARRIER SHIP (NOT MADE)

(K-9 stalemates the Krargs again with his nose laser, but SKAGRA seems to be getting the upper hand in the battle. Cautiously and unnoticed by SKAGRA, ROMANA comes out of the wooden door. She sees the Krargs and gets an idea. She edges herself into the generation chamber.)


44. GENERATION ROOM, CARRIER SHIP (NOT MADE)

(Inside the chamber, ROMANA watches the death of the Krarg in the vat. Once it has completely dissolved, she tips the vat of heavy gas over and watches as the gas pours over the floor quickly and out into the command deck. She then yanks a pair of wires out the main vat and pulls the trailing ends out into the command deck.)


45. COMMAND DECK, CARRIER SHIP (NOT MADE)

(The tables have been turned on the DOCTOR and his group as SKAGRA is maneuvering him towards the Krargs. ROMANA enters from the generation annex, pulling the two wires along as she does so. She calls at the door: )

ROMANA: Clare! Clare!

(....for CLARE, who nervously comes out. ROMANA gives her one of the wires and gives her some precise instructions. (But we don't hear them.) Both women head for opposite ends of the room. Now desperate from the heat, the DOCTOR is forced to tell K-9.....)

DOCTOR: K-9! Stop firing!

(As soon as he does so, the Krargs begin to move toward him. SKAGRA laughs triumphantly. The green gas has now flooded the floor of the entire room, and it swirls about the feet of the combatants. ROMANA shouts out to CLARE.)

ROMANA: Now!

(Both of the women plunge their wires into the gas. The circuit completes, and the Krargs start to dissolve. SKAGRA is appalled, and loses all concentration. The prisoners now all turn around in a solid wall towards SKAGRA. SKAGRA tries to re-exert some control, but he is exhausted and cannot.)

DOCTOR: Want to call half time Skagra? We can have a short break if you like, few slices of lemon, perk you up no end!

(SKAGRA gives up his struggle, turns, and runs into the corridors.)


46. CORRIDORS, CARRIER SHIP (NOT MADE)

(SKAGRA runs through the corridors, until at last he reaches an airlock.)


47. CARRIER SHIP

(Skagra's ship docked on the side of the carrier.)


48. SHIP, CORRIDOR (NOT MADE)

(SKAGRA enters the main corridor of his old ship, and he shouts out in near panic: )

SKAGRA: Ship! Take off instantly! Instantly, do you hear?

(And suddenly a block of light engulfs him, and he vanishes.)

TOM: K-9 was firing relentlessly at the reinforcements of Krargs arrived. Skagra thought victory was within his grasp as Romana emerged cautiously from the Door and into the generation annex where she tipped over the vats of heavy gas which poured into the main Command Deck. She examined the wires of the main vat, pulled them out of their sockets and trailing the wire marched forward to Clare. The girls made for opposite sides of the room which was now swimming in the green gas. Skagra had turned the tables on me. I was being forced toward burning Krargs. Romana and Clare plunged their wires into the gas. The Krargs started to dissolve. As Skagra looked appalled, I took mind control and the prisoners, in a solid phalanx, turned on Skagra and he ran for his ship. On board, he ordered it to take off instantly but a block of light engulfed him and he vanished and was deposited in the Ship's brig.


49. BRIG, SHIP

(The block of light appears in the Ship's brig, and SKAGRA within it. He solidifies and turns in horror as he surveys his surroundings.)

SKAGRA: Ship! Let me out of here! I am your Lord Skagra! Let me out!

(The Ship's voice calls at him from above.....)

SHIP: I am very much afraid I can no longer accept your orders. You are an enemy of my Lord the Doctor.

SKAGRA: (screams) I AM YOUR LORD! I BUILT YOU! RELEASE ME I COMMAND YOU!

(He waves his arms)

And launch instantly!

SHIP: Do you know the Doctor well? He is a wonderful, wonderful man. He has done the most extraordinary things to my circuitry.

SKAGRA: RELEASE ME!

SHIP: Truly wonderful.

(SKAGRA sinks to his knees and rubs the scar on his forehead as though he has a headache concentrated in that spot.)

If you like, I will tell you all about him.

SKAGRA: Let me out!

(He was now like a child sent to his room without supper.)

Let me out.....

{SHIP: Let me start at the beginning.......}

[This last line was in some original scripts but not in the Video or the script book.]


50. COMMAND DECK, KRARG CARRIER (NOT MADE)

(CLARE looks over the unconscious CHRIS while ROMANA looks over the other prisoners, who are all now unconscious.)

CLARE: He'll be alright. How are the others?

ROMANA: They're all in shock, but no serious damage, though I hates to think what could have happened to them if the tug of war had carried on much longer.

(The DOCTOR has dissected two of the spheres and has their bits spread out in front of him on a control desk.)

DOCTOR: They wouldn't have been the only ones in trouble. This is a fearful mess.

ROMANA: Can you unscramble them all?

DOCTOR: Yes. It'll take a few hours before they'll get their mind back.

ROMANA: What'll you do with them then?

DOCTOR: Take them back to Shada of course.

ROMANA: What, put them back in a forgotten prison?

DOCTOR: Let the Time Lords sort it out. I'm not going to play judge and jury. It was only forgotten about because Salyavin made us forget. He didn't want his escape to be discovered. That must be why he stole the book when he left Gallifrey.

ROMANA: And he called you to take it back because he thought he was near the end of his own life. Do you suppose he is still alive?

DOCTOR: We'll find out. In Shada. Come on, I need your help with this.

TOM: Romana and Clare was attending to the prisoners, who were in shock, while I dissected the spheres to restore the genius's minds to them. I intended to take them back to Shada as I refused to act as judge and jury. I informed them that Shada was only forgotten about because Salyavin made the Time Lords to forget. He didn't want his escape to be discovered. Hence he stole the book when he left Gallifrey.


51. COURTYARD, ST. CEDD'S COLLEGE, EARTH

(In the peaceful courtyard of St. Cedd's College, Cambridge, the Porter WILKEN and a CONSTABLE of the police are walking slowly in the direction of the former location of the PROFESSOR's rooms.)

CONSTABLE: (with a small smile on his face.) Stolen a room?

WILKEN: That is the only way I can describe it.

CONSTABLE: Well you see sir, in my experience people don't usually steal rooms very much. They may steal from rooms, but steal the rooms themselves, very rarely. In fact I think, uh, never is probably the word I'm looking for here sir, I mean, where's the advantage in it? Not much of a black market in rooms, is there? Wouldn't get much for it!

(WILKEN leads the disbelieving CONSTABLE through a doorway into another courtyard as he tells him.)

WILKEN: I know it's very difficult to understand. It's also very easy to be sarcastic.

CONSTABLE: Sarcastic sir? I don't know the word. Now why don't you run over the salient points again?

WILKEN: Well, when I got to the door of the room and I opened and beyond it there was nothing.

CONSTABLE: Absolutely nothing at all, sir?

WILKEN: Absolutely nothing at all except for some sort of blue haze.

CONSTABLE: Ah, well, the blue haze may be the vital clue we're searching for.

WILKEN: (angrily) And I was not drinking.

TOM: (by the Krarg model again.) Romana wondered wherever Professor Chronotis or Salyavin was still alive on Shada, considering the reason the Professor had called me to Earth in the first place was because he thought he was nearing the end of his life.


52. CORRIDOR

(The pair arrive in the hallway outside Chronotis' rooms.)

CONSTABLE: So this is the famous door, is it sir?

WILKEN: Yes.

CONSTABLE: Behind which you saw your blue haze?

WILKEN: Yes.

(The CONSTABLE knocks on the door, and to WILKEN's surprise, the DOCTOR calls from inside...)

DOCTOR: (oov) Come in!

(The CONSTABLE opens the door and the outside of the PROFESSOR's room - hat, coat etc are there.)

CONSTABLE: Well, whoever took it sir seems to have brought it back.

(He and WILKEN go inside.)


53. PROFESSOR'S ROOM

(Inside the study, PROFESSOR Chronotis is carrying a tea tray and offering it to a quite cozy-looking little group sitting in a circle in front of him composed of CHRIS, CLARE, ROMANA, and the DOCTOR. As the CONSTABLE and WILKEN enter, the DOCTOR reads from one of the PROFESSOR's many books.)

DOCTOR: ''.....her little homely dress, her favourite,' cried the old man, pressing it to his breast and patting it with a shrivelled hand. 'She'll miss it when she wakes.''

PROFESSOR: (looks up at the police officer in a little surprise.) Hello? Can I help you?

CONSTABLE: Routine inquiry, sir. Report that this room had been stolen.

(The PROFESSOR and the others all smile with surprise as the PROFESSOR asks about this: )

PROFESSOR: Stolen!! I don't think so!

(He offers the last of the tea to CHRIS, along with some aspirin.)

Cup of tea and some aspirin.

CHRIS: Thank you, Professor.

CONSTABLE: Aspirin, sir?

CHRIS: Yes, headache.

CONSTABLE: Bad night last night, sir?

CHRIS: Yes, you could say that.

(The CONSTABLE turns and looks at WILKEN.)

CONSTABLE: A lot of celebrating going on in college, was there sir? Last night?

WILKEN: Nothing out of the ordinary.

CONSTABLE: Big normal hijinks that would be then sir, would it? Students roaming the streets stealing policeman's helmets, ballads, and.....

(The CONSTABLE stops suddenly as he spots the Police Box in the corner of the room. He turns and asks Prof. Chronotis with an accusing tone.)

CONSTABLE: Might I ask where you got that, sir?

(The DOCTOR gets up with a somewhat disgusted look on his face.)

DOCTOR: Yes, it's mine.

(The CONSTABLE laughs at this and starts to take out his note pad and pen.)

CONSTABLE: Oh really sir?

DOCTOR: Yes, really.

(to ROMANA.) Come on Romana.

(He takes the book he was apparently reading with him, and we see now that it was in fact the Worshipful and Ancient Law of Gallifrey, and says to everyone...)

Bye Wilken, Bristol, Keightley, goodbye Professor, we'll keep your secret.

ROMANA: Bye everybody.

(Everyone mentioned says goodbye as the DOCTOR and ROMANA climb inside the police box.)

CONSTABLE:Secret sir? And what secret would that be?

(Suddenly the blue light on the top of the TARDIS rotates into action, the sound of dematerialisation begins, and the police box disappears..... The CONSTABLE and WILKEN boggle at the sight, while the PROFESSOR slowly steps up to the CONSTABLE with the tea tray and asks...)

PROFESSOR: Cup of tea?

CONSTABLE: Where did that police box just go?

PROFESSOR: (with total innocence) What police box that would be, Officer?

(The Constable has had enough. He puts his pad and pen away and speak angrily to everybody...)

CONSTABLE: Right. Right. Coats on everyone. You're all taking a little walk with me down to the Bridewell.

[NOTE: For non-UK readers = Bridewell = Cambridge Police Station.]

(WILKEN turns to the door in amazement and the last look we get of CLARE, CHRIS and the PROFESSOR is a look of amazement and surprise. But this should be simple to them after the adventure they have been through.)


54. CONSOLE ROOM, TARDIS (NOT MADE)

(The DOCTOR at the controls.)

ROMANA: How did Skagra manage to find out so much about the Time Lords? Where was he from?

K-9: My metabolic analysis reveals that he was from the planet Dronid.

DOCTOR: Ah, There's your answer. Remember your history. There was a schism in the College of Cardinals. The rival President set up shop on Dronid. They forced him to come back by totally ignoring him.

ROMANA: And the Professor was the great Salyavin. It seems hard to believe. He's such a nice old man. I wonder if the stories of Salyavin were exaggerated?

DOCTOR: More than likely. The Time Lords over react to everything. Look at the way they treat me. I expect that one day in a few hundred years someone will meet me and say, 'Is that really the Doctor? How strange. He seems such a nice old man.'

(And the DOCTOR smiles and pulls the control for the Randomiser as ROMANA and the DOCTOR grin at each other.....)


55. SPACE

(The TARDIS police box spins on its axis to another place the DOCTOR will not know beforehand, but which he'll probably want to explore anyway.....)

TOM: Romana explained that she found it hard that the Professor was the great Salyavin. He seem to be a nice old man. And I speculated that in a hundred years someone will meet me and say, 'Is that really the Doctor? How strange. He seems such a nice old man.'

[And TOM lowers his face while still looking at us with a small grin on his face as we close the story.]


Doctor Who
TOM BAKER

Romana
LALLA WARD

Skagra
CHRISTOPHER NEAME

Professor Chronotis
DENIS CAREY

Chris Parsons
DANIEL HILL

Clare Keightley
VICTORIA BURGOYNE

Porter
GERALD CAMPION

Voice Of Ship
SHIRLEY DIXON

Voice Of Krargs
JAMES COOMBES

Voice Of K-9
DAVID BRIERLEY


Title Music by
RON GRAINER
and the BBC RADIOPHONIC WORKSHOP

Incidental Music
(DUDLEY SIMPSON)
KEFF McCULLOCH

Special Sound
DICK MILLS

Production Assistant
RALPH WILTON

Production Unit Manager
JOHN NATHAN-TURNER

Director's Assistant
OLIVIA BAZALGETTE

Assistant Floor Manager
VAL McCRIMMON

Visusal Effects Designer
DAVE HAVARD

Electronic Effects Operator
DAVE CHAPMAN

Vision Mixer
JAMES GOULD

Videotape Editor
ROD WALDRON

Studio Lighting
MIKE JEFFERIES

Studio Sound
JEFF HARTSHORN

Costume Designer
RUPERT ROXBURGHE-JARVIS

Make-Up Designer
KIM BURNS

Script Editor
DOUGLAS ADAMS

Designer
VICTOR MEREDITH

Producer
GRAHAM WILLIAMS

Directed by
PENNANT ROBERTS

(c) BBC MCMLXXIX (1979)
(c) BBC Video MCMII (1992)


Here are the credits for that and other post-production work done both on the shot material for the Video and for Tom Baker's host segments.

SHADA

Presented by
TOM BAKER

Links Recorded at the Museum of the Moving Image, London.

Cameraman
GERRY ELLIS

Sound
DAVE HILL

Make-Up
ERIKA WAREING

Lighting
IAN DOW

Krarg Supplied by
LORNE MARTIN

Incidental Music
KEFF McCULLOCH

Special Sound
DICK MILLS

Sound Dubbing
GEMINI AUDIO

Researcher
ROSS McGINLEY

Video Tape Editor
SIMON ASHCROFT

Additional Effects
ACE EDITING

Producer
JOHN NATHAN-TURNER

SHADA


Transcribed by
LEE HORTON

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