1. THE TRIAL ROOM.
(The screen goes blank.)
DOCTOR: Oh! Why d'you stop it at the best bit? I was rather enjoying
VALEYARD: I'm sure you were.
DOCTOR: Clever, eh? That trick with the umbrella.
VALEYARD: (sarcastically.) Most ingenious, my dear Doctor.
DOCTOR: Oh, I always like to do the unexpected. Takes people by
(The VALEYARD stands and addresses the INQUISITOR and Time
VALEYARD: Hear how the Doctor takes pride in his interference. Hear
how he boasts. This is not the reaction of a responsible Time Lord.
INQUISITOR: We are all aware of that, Valeyard. What is the point
you are trying to make?
VALEYARD: These proceedings started as a mere enquiry into the
Doctor's activities. I'm suggesting now that it becomes a trial. And if he is
found guilty... I strongly suggest the termination of his life!
(The DOCTOR sits up, his mouth open is shock.)
DOCTOR: So, you want me dead, eh?
INQUISITOR: What the Valeyard wants and what the court decides, are
two entirely different things, Doctor.
DOCTOR: Thank you, my Lady.
INQUISITOR: Proceed Valeyard.
(The VALEYARD presses the button and the screen changes.
Everybody turns to face it.)
2. MARB STATION - UNDERGROUND.
(Everybody is cheering as they crowd round the DOCTOR's
BALAZAR: Train Guards!
(A siren sounds and a tram-like vehicle moves into the area. The men it
is carrying are all dressed in black, with black helmets. MERDEEN and
GRELL are two of the men. All the people attending the stoning move
away from the DOCTOR's body.)
SIREN: This station is a work unit over committed strength.
There must be a cull.
BALAZAR: It has been dealt with.
(MERDEEN looks at the DOCTOR.)
MERDEEN: See that he is dead, Grell.
(to BALAZAR) Where is he from?
BALAZAR: I don't know. He told many lies. Even that he had read our
GRELL: He still breathes.
MERDEEN: Then kill him.
3. DRATHRO'S CHAMBER.
(The screen shows an image of what is happening outside. DRATHRO
watches as GRELL aims his crossbow at the DOCTOR.)
4. MARB STATION - UNDERGROUND.
(MERDEEN hears DRATHRO's voice in his helmet.)
MERDEEN: Wait, the Immortal speaks.
(He gets more instructions.)
He now wishes to question the stranger. How near death is he?
(GRELL checks the DOCTOR's pulse.)
GRELL: Merely stunned.
MERDEEN: Pick him up!
(Another train guard picks the DOCTOR up.)
GRELL: Why not transport him on the train?
MERDEEN: I said patrol.
(MERDEEN looks across at BALAZAR.)
You. Come with me.
(The two walk away from the area.)
BALAZAR: I, sir?
MERDEEN: You have spoken with the stranger. If he dies, the Immortal
may wish to question you about him.
(MERDEEN and BALAZAR head off. Two train guards, who are
carrying the DOCTOR between them, follow them.)
5. THE VILLAGE.
(PERI is dragged into KATRYCA's hut and pushed onto the
KATRYCA: Welcome girl.
You are not from the place of the underground! Where are you from?
PERI: Well it... its kind of difficult to explain.
KATRYCA: My name is Katryca, I am the leader of 'The Free'. Do you
have a name, girl?
PERI: Perpugillium Brown, but my friends call me Peri.
KATRYCA: Peri. Not many girls join 'The Free', Peri. I shall provide
some excellent husbands for you.
PERI: Husbands? Plural?
KATRYCA: Such women as we have must be shared. Think about it.
(to the GUARDS.) Put her with the other prisoners. Keep them
(The GUARDS grab her and they head for the door.)
PERI: All right, all right. I can walk.
(She shrugs free of the GUARDS, and walks out, shadowed by
6. MARB STATION - UNDERGROUND.
(BALAZAR and MERDEEN are talking. Two GUARDS carry
the lifeless figure of the DOCTOR between them.)
BALAZAR: Tell me, Merdeen, you served the Immortal, is he as
MERDEEN: What do men say?
BALAZAR: That he is taller that two, with arms of steel.
MERDEEN: The Immortal is never seen. He stays in his castle.
BALAZAR: Then how does he give you his commands?
MERDEEN: He talks to me through the air.
(He points to his helmet.)
And he watches me with boxes.
(He points to one of the mounted cameras that is fixed to the wall.)
BALAZAR: I think this is called a camera, Merdeen. The men of
ancient times used such things to make pictures of the Canadian goose.
MARDEEN: How do you know that, Balazar?
BALAZAR: It is my task to study the ancient texts.
(The DOCTOR suddenly lifts his head, almost as if he had been
awake all the time.)
DOCTOR: About which you continually boast. That's the trouble with
pallid little swats like you, Balazar, You can't even organize an efficient
BALAZAR: It was only half over.
BALAZAR: You'd have been free of your troubles now, if Merdeen and
his train guards had not saved you.
(The DOCTOR stands on his own.)
DOCTOR: Oh. Then I'm grateful to you, Merdeen.
MERDEEN: It was on the orders of the Immortal.
DOCTOR: Oh, well please convey my thanks to him. Is that water?
Could I have some?
MERDEEN: It's my ration for the next two days.
7. DRATHRO'S CHAMBER.
(DRATHRO is watching the exchange between the DOCTOR and
DRATHRO: Give it to him.
DRATHRO: Give it to him.
MERDEEN: Oh, yes, of course.
DOCTOR: No, of course not. I'd forgotten how important that stuff
was down here.
(The DOCTOR can be seen as he moves towards the cameras and
sticks his face right into the lens.)
Mono-optics system, eh? Very interesting. And is the, er, the Immortal on
the other end of that?
(The screen goes blank. DRATHRO turns away and two technicians,
TANDRELL and HUMKER, who work for DRATHRO turn and
consult each other.)
HUMKER: Hideous in the extreme.
DRATHRO: Physioptomy is irrelevant.
TANDRELL: In so far as...
HUMKER: Appearance has no function.
TANDRELL: And function has no appearance.
HUMKER: Which is irrelevant to the function.
HUMKER: I must write that down!
TANDRELL: And I will make an equation of it.
DRATHRO: Cease your prattle.
HUMKER: Of course, sir!
TANDRELL: At once, sir!
DRATHRO: Activate the service robot.
(TANDRELL and HUMKER look at each other.)
(They sit at a control panel and begin working.)
8. THE VILLAGE - INTERIOR OF A HUT.
(The door of the hut opens and PERI is warded in. The door is
shut behind her and she looks at it longingly. She doesn't notice the other
occupants of the cell.)
GLITZ: Ah, it seems we have a pretty visitor.
(GLITZ rises from a bed, which he has been relaxing on.)
I'm beginning to feel better already. Sabalom Glitz, my dear. And this
youth with the vacuous expression and single tracked mind is Dibber.
(PERI holds out her hand and GLITZ shakes it.)
PERI: Well, obviously you're not from round here.
GLITZ: Merely visiting, like good yourself.
PERI: Well I hope my visit's very short.
(Through a gap in the door, PERI catches sight of the black light
That doesn't look like it's from round here either!
GLITZ: It's a light converter.
PERI: A what?
DIBBER: It funnels black light energy down to the L3. That's why we
have to knock it...
(GLITZ interrupts him.)
GLITZ: Dibber! I'm sure Peri isn't interested in professional
DIBBER: Oh, you're right mister Glitz, yeah.
GLITZ: When we first saw you, Peri, you were not alone.
DIBBER: That's right, you were with a dilly in a long coat. But he
disappeared down a tunnel before we could...
GLITZ: Before we could leap forward and make your acquaintance, eh,
DIBBER: Yeah, that's it.
GLITZ: Where is your friend now?
PERI: The Doctor? Oh, he's probably still down there. For a Time
Lord he's not very good at keeping time.
(GLITZ looks shocked.)
GLITZ: The Doctor is a Time Lord! So that's how he knew where
PERI: What do you mean?
DIBBER: Sent him, did they?
GLITZ: The Time Lords, my dear. As my friend says, he must be acting
on their behalf.
PERI: I don't think the Doctor's acting on anyone's behalf.
GLITZ: So, he's a freelance like myself. Possibly, we can reach an
accommodation here, my boy. Two rogues with but a single thought.
9. MARB STATION - UNDERGROUND.
DOCTOR: And how long has the Immortal lived in his, so-called,
MERDEEN: Since the fire.
DOCTOR: Erm, five hundred years?
BALAZAR: I do not know, Doctor. He was sent to save our lives many
DOCTOT: And he never goes out, and nobody ever comes in?
BALAZAR: Only the young men who pass the selection.
DOCTOR: What selection?
BALAZAR: To find the two cleverest youths. They go to the castle.
BALAZAR: It is said... the Immortal eats them.
(The DOCTOR looks puzzled and then leans towards BALAZAR
DOCTOR: Never believe what is said, Balazar, only what you
(MERDEEN moves off and the others follow.)
10. MARB STATION - ELSEWHERE.
(Behind a glass panel, a robot is moving. The glass panel moves up and
the robot leaves. It is about the same height as a man, but is built up, like
a cuboid. It has a round glass panel that is illuminated and probably acts as
its optical system. It moves along on caterpillar tracks.)
11. DRATHRO'S CHANBER.
(On the screen DRATHO, TANDRELL and HUMKER are observing the robot.)
HUMKER: Why are we doing this?
TANDRELL: Because sir ordered it.
DRATHRO: It may be needed.
12. THE VILLAGE - INTERIOR OF A HUT.
(DIBBER is looking at the door.)
DIBBER: These bars remind me of home. I reckon I could bite through
GLITZ: Relax Dibber. I'll find a way to win the confidence of these
PERI: Well I'll like to get out of here. Katryca said something
about choosing husbands for me.
GLITZ: There you are, obviously she's a romantic at heart.
PERI: Well so am I, but I'm not romantic enough to want more that
DIBBER: Where we come from, a woman can have as many as six.
PERI: Oh, it's very similar on my planet, but we usually have them
one at a time.
GLITZ: I should like to stand in place of your absent father and
give you away, my dear, but I always cry at these moments of deep sentiment.
DIBBER: I think we should help her get out.
GLITZ: No, no, dear boy. We may need these brutish primitives.
PERI: What for?
(GLITZ produces a map of Marb Station.)
GLITZ: This shows a layout of the tunnel system, all hermetically
sealed. If we can persuade Katryca's people to drive a shaft into the centre,
we could fill them with gas!
PERI: You'd kill them. The people Katryca calls 'underground
dwellers'? But that would be mass murder.
GLITZ: I'm sure my conscience would prick a little, but where money
is concerned, that doesn't usually last long.
PERI: Oh, you can't do it!
GLITZ: I think it will be pretty simple. Don't forget, this is a
high-risk business venture, Peri. The people down there take the risk, I take
DIBBER: That still leaves the L3.
GLITZ: And what chance would the robot will have without a lobour
force? It'll probably be quicker than trying to destroy its black light
(The door opens and a primitive, BROKEN TOOTH enters.)
BROKEN TOOTH: Come with me.
(He leads them out.)
13. MARB STATION - UNDERGROUND.
(MERDEEN is leading the group. He stops at a large metal
MERDEEN: You enter here, Doctor.
DOCTOR: Ah. No need to knock, I imagine.
BALAZAR: Will I be needed?
(MERDEEN listens to the instructions he is hearing through his
DOCTOR: Lucky old you.
MERDEEN: When you are in the Immortal's presence you will cast your
eyes to the ground.
DOCTOR: Will I?
MERDEEN: It is forbidden to look upon him.
DOCTOR: On pain of being turned into a pillar of salt, I imagine,
that sort of thing?
MERDEEN: You will not find it wise to mock the Immortal. Doubtless
your body will be returned to me before this day is out.
DOCTOR: Oh, Merdeen. Why don't you just push off and guard some
(He taps MERDEEN on the back and heads towards the doors. He
opens then and looks inside. Then, confident about his safety, he goes in and
closes the doors behind him. The group moves off, not noticing the service
robot emerge from a passage behind them.)
14. THE VILLAGE - KATRYCA'S HUT.
(GLITZ, DIBBER and PERI are led in. They stand before
KATRYCA's throne. There is a fire burning in the middle of the
GLITZ: Ah, dear lady. I knew once you'd had time to
KATRYCA: Be silent! Fat one. I have studied the fires and there is
anger in them.
KATRYCA: You have traveled from beyond the stars. You intention, to
steal our great totem. Only a sacrifice in the flames will proficiate the
DIBBER: What, all of us?
KATRYCA: No. Only you are the chosen one, Sabalom Glitz.
GLITZ: Me! Are you insane? I'm wanted in six different galaxies for
crimes you couldn't even imagine. Do you think an old hag like you can bring
KATRYCA: The fire is being built. You will be brought when your time
15. MARB STATION - FOYER TO DRATHRO'S CHAMBER.
(The DOCTOR cautiously walks across the room from the metal door
he has just come through towards another door at the far end of the floor. He
notices a camera mounted above the door and stops. He stands side on to the
camera and looks at it out of the corner of his eye.)
DOCTOR: Er, this is my best side.
16. DRATHRO'S CHAMBER.
(The image of the DOCTOR is on the screen and is being watched by
DRATHRO, TANDRELL and HUMKER.)
HUMKER: The arrogance.
TANDRELL: Can't wait to see how he's been programmed.
(The door opens to reveal the DOCTOR. He steps forward and
TANDRELL and HUMKER move forward. They kneel down and begin
inspecting his ankles.)
DRATHRO: I have been waiting for this day. Welcome... at
DOCTOR: You were expecting me?
DRATHRO: For centuries. I am Drathro! An L3 robot.
DOCTOR: Then I fear you are under a slight misapprehension, Drathro.
I only decided to come here yesterday.
(While the conversation has been going on, the two workmen have been
searching the DOCTOR's pockets. TANDRELL is staring at a torch,
which the DOCTOR removes from his hand and places back in his
pocket. HUMKER has found what looks like a stazer pistol. The
DOCTOR also reclaims this.)
DRATHRO: You are not from Andromeda? Then where are you from?
DOCTOR: Gallifrey originally, although I travel round a lot.
DRATHRO: I have heard of Gallifrey. An advanced civilization.
DOCTOR: In some ways.
DRATHRO: I apologize for my error.
DOCTOR: Oh, that's all right. Even Immortals make the odd
mistake every few millennia.
(The DOCTOR is becoming agitated by the continuing search of his
DRATHRO: I am not immortal!
DOCTOR: Oh. Well the locals round here seem to think you are.
DRATHRO: These are my assistants, Tandrell and Humker. You will work
DOCTOR: Will I?
(The DOCTOR hands them a packet of sweets, which they have
extracted from his pocket. They take a sweet each and look at them. The
DOCTOR looks TANDRELL over.)
DRATHRO: Because I command it!
DOCTOR: Oh, and you are obviously a robot used to getting your own
(The DOCTOR stops as he notices HUMKER touching his
HUMKER: This is remarkable, Drathro!
TANDRELL: Most impressive.
HUMKER: Even the texture has an organic warmth.
DOCTOR; Do stop prodding me.
(The DOCTOR is busy prodding HUMKER in the stomach.)
There's a good fellow.
DRATHRO: The Doctor's not a robot! He's an organic, from an advanced
TANDRELL: An organic?
HUMKER: We've not met an organic since we passed the selection.
DOCTOR: Ah, I knew you two hadn't ended up for lunch.
DOCTOR: Never mind. What is this work you want me to do?
17. THE TRIAL ROOM.
(The INQUISITOR turns from the screen.)
INQUISITOR: Is this relevant testimony, Valeyard? We seem to
be straying from the point.
(The VALEYARD stands.)
VALEYARD: It's circumstantially germane, my lady, in that it is part
of the prosecution's case is that the Doctor introduces a disruptive and
corruptive influence wherever he goes.
DOCTOR: Sheer poppycock.
VALEYARD: If the Doctor had not visited Ravalox, then the whole
chain of events we are witnessing would not have been set in motion.
DOCTOR: Well how can the Boatyard make that claim? What might or
might not have happened is entirely speculative.
INQUISITOR: That is for me to decide, Doctor. And may I remind you
that the charge you face is grave indeed.
DOCTOR: Hmm! I only have to look at the Graveyard to see that,
INQUISITOR: You're puerile attempts at flippancy are not appreciated
in this court, Doctor. Proceed, Valeyard.
18. DRATHRO'S CHAMBER.
(The DOCTOR, TANDRELL and HUMKER are busy at a control
DRATHRO: Have you found the fault yet?
DOCTOR: Hmm? Give me a chance. I've only just started.
DRATHRO: The black light system is indicating incipient failure.
DOCTOR: Yeah, I can see that, but they don't last forever, you know.
DRATHRO: I am trained only in instillation and maintenance.
DOCTOR: Hmm? Oh, yeah, and very useful too. That's where the money
DRATHRO: I have trained these humans to study the problem, but they
make no progress.
DOCTOR: Well black light is very tricky stuff, Drathro.
DRATHRO: I have a learning capacity and my processors of
ratiocination are logical. Organics often illuminate such steps.
DOCTOR: It's called intuition.
DRATHRO: Your first task will be to restructure the system.
DOCTOR: Well just a minute. Black light is not my field.
DRATHRO: Well you will make it so. Or die!
19. THE TRIAL ROOM.
(The DOCTOR leaps out of his chair.)
DOCTOR: I protest!
INQUISITOR: What now?
DOCTOR: Yes, now!
INQUISITOR: I meant, what are you complaining about this time?
DOCTOR: I am charged with interfering, yet it's blatantly obvious to
a blind Spielsnape that I am working under duress.
INQUISITOR: That does seem a valid point.
(She looks at the VALEYARD.)
What is the relevance of your presentation?
VALEYARD: If the accused hadn't interrupted, the point I wish to
make would have become obvious.
DOCTOR: Oh, then I apologize for my outburst. As your
ladyship is aware, I am unfamiliar, unlike the... Valeyard with court
INQUISITOR: The court accepts your apology, Doctor.
(She looks across at the VALEYARD. As she does so, the
DOCTOR grins triumphantly at the VALEYARD.)
20. THE VILLAGE.
(GLITZ, DIBBER and PERI are being watched by some guards.
The villagers are piling hay and straw by a stake, preparing for
DIBBER: What a terrible waste.
GLITZ: You're telling me.
DIBBER: No, I meant the wood. Now if I was handling this execution
I'd go to a bullet in the back of the head. Much more economical.
PERI: He has a point.
GLITZ: Of all the sniveling screeves to be stick with at my moment
of need, I have to get you two.
DIBBER: I know, depressing isn'it.
(They move off as a guard herds them towards the pile of straw.)
21. DRATHRO'S CHAMBER.
(The DOCTOR emerges from the control panel.)
DOCTOR: Oh, I'm sorry, Drathro, but there's not a lot I can
do down here.
DRATHRO: I order you to work.
DOCTOR: Well you can play at being the slave driver all you like,
but the fault doesn't lie down here. There must be a collection ariel out on
the surface which is malfunctioning. I'll... I'll just pop up and have a look
DRATHRO: You will remain here and proceed with your appointed task.
DOCTOR: I think you must have fluff in your audio circuit. What's
all this stuff for, anyway?
TANDRELL: It provides Drathro with his energy source.
HUMKER: It is also to maintain the three Sleepers until they could
be returned to Andromeda.
(The DOCTOR suddenly becomes interested.)
DOCTOR: The three sleepers?
DRATHRO: They are dead now. The relief ships failed to arrive.
DOCTOR: I see. Well if this power failure is allowed to get any
worse, we'll all be dead soon.
DOCTOR: Because there will be an enormous explosion. Now I can't
impress upon you how urgent it is I go up and look at that converter's ariel.
DRATHRO: A transparent means of escape! Get on with the work.
DOCTOR: Oh, how do you put up with him.
(The DOCTOR takes something out of HUMKER's hand.)
Thank you. Tell me, why is water so important down here?
HUMKER: The condensation plants produce only enough for five hundred
DOCTOR: But it was raining buckets outside or it was when I arrived.
DRATHRO: I am aware that precipitation has returned to normal.
DOCTOR: Then why don't you let everyone just pop up and help
DRATHRO: My instructions were to maintain an underground survival
DOCTOR: Huh. Inflexible little fellow aren't you? Here, hold that.
(He hands a circuit board to DRATHRO.)
Well come on. Aren't you supposed to be programmed to be user friendly or
something? Times like this one need three hands you know. We bipeds are a very
inefficient design. You, Humbug or whatever you name is, hold that.
(He holds out another circuit to HUMKER.)
And you, Handbag. Finger on the end there.
(He points to a button.)
That's it, yes. Well done, splendid, yes. Well that should just
about do it.
(He presses a button and beams electricity pass between the three
objects the three beings are holding. They are momentarily paralyzed and the
DOCTOR runs towards the door. He opens it and steps through.)
22. THE FOYER TO DRATHRO'S CHAMBER.
(The DOCTOR runs into the service robot.)
(He points across the room and the robot turns. The DOCTOR dodges
23. DRATHRO'S CHAMBER.
(HUMKER manages to turn off the power and the electricity fades
24. THE FOYER TO DRATHRO'S CHAMBER.
(DRATHRO is talking to the service robot through the open
DRATHRO: Follow him. Use your tracer disk, he must be brought
25. THE VILLAGE.
(PERI, GLITZ and DIBBER are being led up a hill.)
(PERI runs forward and as the two guards go to follow her,
GLITZ and DIBBER knock them out.)
Well done Dibber.
(He hands him a hand grenade.)
Take this. Always keep something up your sleeve, eh Dibber? I want you to
conceal yourself in some muddy crevice while Peri and I lead off the hunt.
PERI: What hunt?
GLITZ: Oh, there'll be one soon. As soon as you get the chance I
want you to blow that light converter to bits.
DIBBER: And where do we meet up?
GLITZ: The entrance to the tunnel. Come on Peri.
(DIBBER runs off in one direction and PERI and
GLITZ run off in the other.)
26. KATRYCA'S HUT.
(BROKEN TOOTH enters.)
BROKEN TOOTH: Majesty!
(KATRYCA stands, GLITZ's gun in her hand.)
KATRYCA: How dare you!
BROKEN TOOTH: Forgive me, but the prisoners have escaped.
KATRYCA: Take this.
(She throws him GLITZ's gun.)
Lead the young men on a hunting party. They must not escape!
27. MARB STATION - UNDERGROUND.
(The DOCTOR is running through the tunnels.)
28. MARB STATION - UNDERGROUND (ELSWHERE).
(BALAZAR, MERDEEN and a number of troopers are walking through
the corridors. MERDEEN hears DRATHRO's voice.)
DRATHRO (oov): The Doctor has absconded. H must
MERDEEN: Yes, Immortal.
29. DRATHRO'S CHAMBER.
HUMKER: He should be killed.
TANDRELL: And slowly. He hurt me. I hate being hurt.
HUMKER: He hurt me more!
TANDRELL: The subjective judgement of bein...
DRATHRO: He must not be killed. I still need him.
(They get back to work.)
30. MARB STATION - UNDERGROUND.
(The service robot is moving down a corridor. It turns a corner.)
31. MARB STATION - ELSEWHERE.
(MERDEEN is instructing two train guards.)
MERDEEN: Search area green.
(One of the troopers moves off.)
(Another moves off. Then he and BALAZAR move off together. They
enter another corridor. BALAZAR is about to speak. Unknown to the pair,
GRELL is eavesdropping on their conversation.)
BALAZAR: Should we not search for the Doctor.
MERDEEN: I said quiet. Listen to me carefully. You are a clever man.
BALAZAR: I am the reader.
MERDEEN: People like you are needed on the surface. I will direct
BALAZAR: The surface? But nothing lives there. The fires...
MERDEEN: I said listen. There is no fire. There has been no fire for
hundreds of years. It is the only place you will be beyond the Immortal's
reach. Do you understand me?
BALAZAR: Well what shall I do, Merdeen? How will I live?
MERDEEN: You will find others out there. Many I have saved form the
BALAZAR: If the Immortal discovers this you will die. Why do you
risk your life, Merdeen?
MERDEEN: I am sick of the cullings. But I have to be careful. I
think Grell already suspects.
BALAZAR: Well what will you do?
MERDEEN: Find the Doctor and send him to you.
(They move off, watched by GRELL who is hidden behind a
32. THE FOREST.
(PERI and GLITZ are running through the forest)
PERI: Come on!
33. THE CAMP.
(DIBBER runs from behind a hut armed with the grenade. The jumps
over the small barrier surrounding the light converter and places the grenade
beside it. He then leaves and dives into a ditch for cover. The light
converter explodes and DIBBER smiles. The light converter is lying on
its side in a cloud of smoke. DIBBER crawls out of the ditch.)
34. DRATHRO'S CHAMBER.
(Electric charges are emanating vigorously from one of the control
panels. TANDRELL and HUMKER watch in amazement. DRATHRO
is swaying uneasily from side to side.)
DRATHRO: W.... wh... what... is... happening..?
35. THE FOREST.
(BROKEN TOOTH is leading a large squad of guards. He bends down
to look at something on the ground. After a while he stands up and points in
the direction that PERI and GLITZ went.)
BROKEN TOOTH: This way.
36. MARB STATION - UNDERGROUND.
(The DOCTOR is running through the tunnels. He reaches the end of
one of them and runs into MERDEEN and BALAZAR he stops quickly
and runs back the way he came. He turns a corner and disappears from
MERDEEN: Wait, Doctor! We mean you no harm.
(He reappears cautiously.)
DOCTOR: You did the last time we met.
BALAZAR: Things have changed.
DOCTOR: Then let me pass, I have to get out of here.
(The DOCTOR advances on the pair and he strides between
MERDEEN: Take Balazar with you.
DOCTOR: Well... Er... Hmmm... Yes, all right.
BALAZAR: What will you do?
MERDEEN: I must stay and help others.
DOCTOR: I should be careful if I was you. There's a robot following
me who isn't in a very friendly mood.
MERDEEN: Would you help us, Doctor to crush the Immortal's power?
DOCTOR: Erm... yes... er... perhaps! But there's something I've got
to do that's much more important first.
(He moves off quickly.)
Come along, Balazar.
(BALAZAR follows, watched closely by MERDEEN.)
37. TRIAL ROOM.
VALEYARD: Stop! This is another prime example of the Doctor's
interference. You will note that he was in a position to free himself from the
situation, yet deliberately chose not to.
DOCTOR: I was trying to help. Surely even a blockhead like you can
INQUISITOR: I think we should reserve judgement until the end of the
DOCTOR: I agree! My lady.
(He smiles and the VALEYARD presses the button to resume the
38. THE FOREST.
(DIBBER is running at a frantic pace away from the primitive
39. ENTRANCE TO MARB STATION.
(The DOCTOR and BALAZAR emerge from the tunnel.)
BALAZAR: It's beautiful!
DOCTOR: Eh? Oh. Oh, I knew she wouldn't still be here. That girl
can't obey an order.
40. THE FOREST.
(PERI and GLITZ are running.)
41. ENTRANCE TO MARB STATION.
(PERI and GLITZ appear, running through the trees in the
BALAZAR: Who are they?
DOCTOR: Peri! Hurry!
(PERI and GLITZ speed up. DIBBER appears in the
distance. The DOCTOR turns to BALAZAR.)
Get inside, quick!
(BALAZAR goes back into the tunnel. PERI and GLITZ reach
In you go.
(They go in. The DOCTOR waves DIBBER towards him.)
(DIBBER enters the tunnel, followed by the DOCTOR.)
(GLITZ is stood creased up in pain.)
GLITZ: I always knew exercise was bad for you!
(The DOCTOR rushes in and moves passed the group.)
DOCTOR: I shouldn't lie there if I was you. Not unless you want to
be killed with a spear in your back.
GLITZ: What? Did you do the job my boy?
43. MARB STATION - PLATFORM.
(The group hurries down the escalator.)
DOCTOR: We've got to get out of here!
PERI: Well how?
DOCTOR: This way...
(They turn the corner and bump into the service robot. PERI gasps
and turns. Behind them, BROKEN TOOTH is leading the savages to the top
of the escalator, cutting the group off.)
(The whole group turns to see the savages heading down the
PERI: Well now what?
(The robot closes in on then and the primitives aim their weapons.)
DOCTOR: I don't know! I really think this could be the
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