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DOCTOR WHO

Remembrance of the Daleks

By Ben Aaronovitch


1: EXT. SPACE

(Planet Earth in space while a sound montage of cultural speakers from the 1960s… A dalek mother ship approaches the Earth.)


OPENING TITLES


2: EXT. OUTSIDE COAL HILL SCHOOL

(A school bell rings and the playing children pile into the school yard. The DOCTOR and ACE emerge from a corner, the TARDIS behind them. ACE's ghetto blaster is at full blast. A young girl across the road stares at ACE.)

ACE: What's she staring at?
DOCTOR: Your clothing's a little anachronistic for this time period (Takes notice of ghetto blaster) And that doesn't help…

(The DOCTOR switches off Ace's ghetto blaster.)

ACE: Well, it's not my fault this decade got no street cred. I mean, look at that kid.

(ACE turns to look at the girl again. But she is gone. The DOCTOR suddenly becomes aware of the black van parked beside the road.)

DOCTOR: Strange...
ACE: Oi, professor, can we get something to eat now?

(The DOCTOR turns to Ace.)

DOCTOR: You're not carrying any Nitro-9 explosives in there?
ACE: No
DOCTOR: What do you make of that van?
ACE: Dunno. TV detector van?
DOCTOR: No. Wrong type of aerial... For this time period, that's a very sophisticated piece of equipment.
ACE: What's so sophisticated about that rig? I've seen better aerials on a CB… Professor, I'm hungry! Lack of food makes me hungry, ya know.
DOCTOR: Lack of food makes you obstreperous... Why don't you go and buy some consumables? There's a cafe down there. While I undertake a detailed and scientific examination of that van that has so singularly failed to grab your attention.
ACE: Right.

(ACE begins to walk off.)

DOCTOR: Ace!

(ACE stops and turns back to the DOCTOR.)

ACE: What?

(The DOCTOR slides up from behind the van holding a small bag in his right hand.)

DOCTOR: Money.
ACE: Oh

(ACE approaches the DOCTOR and takes the small bag.)

ACE: Thanks.

(ACE walks off again while the DOCTOR circles the van. The mysterious girl appears from the doorway.)


3: INT. CAFE

(ACE enters the cafe. She approaches a table and places her ghetto blaster and her baseball bat on it. Yet unnamed, MIKE watches this weird girl. ACE sees a jukebox playing in the corner of the cafe. She approaches it. The jukebox plays "Return to Sender".)


4: EXT. OUTSIDE COAL HILL SCHOOL

(The DOCTOR climbs up from a ladder on the side of the van. He balances on top of the van roof. He measures the length of the sophisticated aerial with his umbrella. The mysterious girl watches. Returning the umbrella to his pocket, the DOCTOR takes a silk from his pocket and ties it onto the aerial end. He looks about. The DOCTOR estimates something and points across the road. The mysterious girl disappears.)


5: INT. CAFE

(At the bar, ACE bashes an ashtray with a knife.)

ACE: Service! Oi! Anybody home?
MIKE: Not like that.

(ACE turns to MIKE, who gets up and approaches the bar.)

ACE: Like what then?
MIKE: Like this: Oi! Harry! Customer!

(ACE covers her ears.)

MIKE: Like that.
ACE: Right.
HARRY: Coming.
MIKE: See. It's easy when you know how.

(MIKE returns to his table. HARRY appears.)

HARRY: Right. Give it a rest Mike. I had enough of that during the war... Er, can I help you, miss?
ACE: Oh yeah. Four bacon sandwiches and a cup of coffee, please.
HARRY: Four bacon sandwiches and one cup of coffee. Righty-ho.

(ACE empties the small bag the DOCTOR gave her earlier on the cafe bar. She squints at the weird coins.)


6: EXT. COAL HILL SCHOOL PLAY GROUND

(The DOCTOR peers into the schoolyard. The mysterious girl is playing hopscotch on the gridded playground, singing. The DOCTOR runs over to a dark patch on the floor. He brushes his finger against it and tastes. The DOCTOR approaches the girl, intending to talk to her. The girl stops and runs off.)

DOCTOR: She doesn't talk to strangers... Very wise...

(The DOCTOR puts his umbrella handle into the breast pocket of his jacket. He pulls out a small measuring device. Looking at it, the DOCTOR returns the device to his pocket and walks off.)

(The mysterious girl watches the DOCTOR from afar just within the Boys toilet doorway.)

GIRL: (Singing) Five, six, seven eight. It's a doctor at the gate.


7: EXT. OUTSIDE COAL HILL SCHOOL

(The DOCTOR exits the school playground. He suddenly runs across the road and over to the mysterious black van, he pulls the back door open and jumps inside.)


8: INT. BACK OF VAN

(A woman, RACHEL, sits before several measuring machines. The DOCTOR sits down in front of them. RACHEL mistakes the DOCTOR for someone else.)

RACHEL: You took your time. Get on the radio and tell the Captain. I think I've located --
DOCTOR: The source of magnetic fluctuation, perhaps.

(The DOCTOR reaches forward and begins adjusting mechanisms on the machines.)

RACHEL: A path fluctuation, yes.
DOCTOR: I thought so… Any possibility of natural phenomena?
RACHEL: Not likely. It's a repeated sequence.
DOCTOR: So, it's artificial in origin.
RACHEL: Yes. Excuse me?
DOCTOR: Yes?
RACHEL: Who are you?
DOCTOR: The Doctor.
RACHEL: I'm Rachel. Professor Rachel Jensen.
DOCTOR: How do you do? I'm sure I've heard of you.

(Suddenly a voice comes over the communication equipment. RACHEL pulls up her headphones and flips a switch.)

VOICE: Red 4. Red 4, come in please.
RACHEL: Red 4 receiving. Listen, Group Captain, there's this man... What? ... On my way.


9: EXT. OUTSIDE THE TARDIS

(ACE and MIKE walk along the pavement beside the parked TARDIS.)

ACE: 12 pennies to the shilling. 8 shillings to the pound right?
MIKE: No. 20 shillings to the pound. That makes 240 pennies in a pound. Where are you from anyway?
ACE: Pervaile. Why? Oh, this is a stupid system. 12 pennies to the shilling, 20 shillings to the pound, right?
MIKE: Yeah. Are you from somewhere else?
ACE: No ... So what's half a crown?
MIKE: Well that's easy --
RACHEL: Sergeant!

(MIKE runs over to RACHEL beside the van.)

ACE: Sergeant?
RACHEL: The Group Captain says he's under attack. We have to get moving.

(MIKE runs to the driver's seat and RACHEL runs to the passenger side of the van. The DOCTOR pops out from the back of the van.)

DOCTOR: Ace, get in here!

(ACE runs up and jumps into the van. RACHEL pulls the passenger door open.)

RACHEL: Matthews is hurt.
MIKE: Where are they?

(RACHEL sits in the van and holds the side of the door.)

RACHEL: At the secondary source, Totters Lane.


10: EXT. TOTTER'S LANE JUNKYARD

(Group Captain GILMORE lays a rug over Matthews. The van approaches the junkyard gates. People surround the gates. MIKE pulls the van up. A policeman stands there.)

MIKE: Military.

(The policeman nods his acceptance. The gates are opened and the van drives in. The gates are closed again. The van parks and ACE and the DOCTOR jump out from the back of the van. The DOCTOR approaches Group Captain GILMORE who helps RACHEL out of the van.)

DOCTOR: What's the situation?
GILMORE: Who the devil are you?
DOCTOR: I'm the Doctor and this is Ace. You must be with the military.
GILMORE: Well, how do you know?
DOCTOR: I'm very perceptive.
GILMORE: Is he with you professor?
RACHEL: Yes.
GILMORE: Smith.
MIKE: Sir?
GILMORE: Take the girl and set up a position by Red 6.
MIKE: Yes, sir. Come on, Ace.

(MIKE and ACE head off for Red 6.)

GILMORE: You better come and take a look.

(Group Captain GILMORE, the DOCTOR and Rachel walk over to the covered Matthews. The DOCTOR pulls back the cover and unzips Matthews' overalls. He places his hand through Matthews' shirt.)

DOCTOR: No evidence of tissue damage... Ah, massive internal displacement.
GILMORE: What?
DOCTOR: His insides are scrambled. Very nasty.
RACHEL: The effect of the blast?
DOCTOR: No. A projected energy weapon.
GILMORE: Projected what?
RACHEL: A death ray?
DOCTOR: Very succinct… I presume you've got reinforcements coming.
GILMORE: Any minute now.

(The DOCTOR leaves RACHEL and GILMORE with Matthews to examine the presumed dangerous area from behind some "junk".)

GILMORE: This is preposterous. A death ray? It's unbelievable.

(The DOCTOR overhears GILMORE.)

DOCTOR: What a predictable response.

(ACE and MIKE run over to the black van.)


11: INT. RED 6 VAN

MIKE: Miss Williams.

(Nothing.)

MIKE: Allison!

(ALLISON appears.)

ALLISON: Sergeant, at last! How's Matthews?
MIKE: He's dead. Is Blue 1 responding?
ALLISON: What? Blue 1 yes. They'll be here in a minute. Dead, are you sure?


12: EXT. JUNKYARD

(The DOCTOR returns to GILMORE and RACHEL)

DOCTOR: Whatever fired that weapon's trapped in there. There's no way out.
GILMORE: How can you be sure?
DOCTOR: I've been here before.

(The reinforcements turn up. The truck stops and a SERGEANT exists the front seat.)

SERGEANT: Right, everybody out!

(He bashes the side of the truck with his hand.)

SERGEANT: Come on, quickly. Move it, move it.

(The soldiers pile out of the truck and line up behind it.)

SERGEANT: Squad, atten'shun!

(The soldiers stand attention.)

GILMORE: Stand at ease!

(The soldiers do so.)

GILMORE: Right, now, the situation is this: we have an armed hostile pegged up in that lean-to shed. I want the squad to cover the entrance. No firing unless I give the command, is that understood?

(The soldiers nod their acceptance.)

GILMORE: Remember he's armed and hostile, so keep under cover as much as possible… Sergeant.
SERGEANT: Sir.
GILMORE: Detail some men to clear these civilians.
SERGEANT: Yes, sir.

(The SERGEANT departs and heads towards the end of the patrol line up.)

SERGEANT: You two, come down with me and we'll sort this lot out.

(The two soldiers stand at attention and follow the SERGEANT towards the arguing public.)

SERGEANT: All fall back as far as possible, please. There is nothing to be seen here.
GILMORE: Smith.
MIKE: Sir?
GILMORE: Take two men and get Matthews out of here.
MIKE: Yes, sir… You two, fall out, follow me.

(MIKE runs off with the two soldiers behind him.)

DOCTOR: I don't think you realise what you're dealing with here.
GILMORE: Doctor, I assure you that these men are hand picked. They can deal with anything… provided they can see it. Right men, take up positions.

(The soldiers do so. The DOCTOR joins ACE and ALLISON beside a black van. MIKE and two soldiers run over to Matthews.)

MIKE: Take his arms. Move him back to the truck.

(The soldiers do so and drag Matthews over towards the truck. An energy bolt suddenly fires across the junk yard hitting one of the soldiers dragging Matthews. He flies backwards and into some metal roofing.)

DOCTOR: Down!

(The DOCTOR, ACE and ALLISON duck behind the van.)

GILMORE: Covering fire now!

(The soldiers, MIKE and GILMORE open fire on the lean-to shed.

GILMORE: Cease firing!

(They stop. The DOCTOR and RACHEL run over to the truck Gilmore stands behind.)

GILMORE: Get down!
RACHEL: What was it?
DOCTOR: That was your death ray.
RACHEL: I know that… but how? To transmit focused energy at that level, it's incredible. It's…
DOCTOR: Yes?
RACHEL: It's… beyond the realm of current technology.
GILMORE: If you could save the science lecture for a less precipitous moment. Now perhaps, Doctor, you could tell me what is going on?
DOCTOR: You must pull your men back now. It's our only chance.
GILMORE: It's preposterous. We can't disengage now! Whatever's in there, my men can handle it. Sergeant!
DOCTOR: Listen to me, Brigadier!
GILMORE: Group Captain. Group Captain Gilmore!
DOCTOR: Nothing you possess will be effective against what's in there!

(The SERGEANT runs up behind the DOCTOR and RACHEL.)

SERGEANT: Sir?
GILMORE: Three men, rifled-grenades. Even spread, left right and centre. Fire on my command.
SERGEANT: Yes, sir.

(The SERGEANT runs off.)

DOCTOR: Captain, you're not dealing with human beings here.
GILMORE: What am I dealing with? Little green men?
DOCTOR: No. Little green blobs in bonded-polycarbite armour.

(The SERGEANT runs up behind the truck again.)

SERGEANT: The grenades are ready, sir.
DOCTOR: Group Captain Gilmore.
GILMORE: Fire.
DOCTOR: Humans.
SERGEANT: Fire!

(The grenades are fired. And the shed is torn to pieces. ACE runs up behind the truck and to the DOCTOR's side.)

ACE: That's some serious hardware. Did you see that, professor? Unsophisticated, but impressive.
GILMORE: Smith!
MIKE: Sir?
GILMORE: Get on the radio and call up Blue 4 and 6. Tell 4 to pick up an ambulance on the way.
MIKE: Yes, sir.
DOCTOR: It doesn't matter how many men you get here. It isn't going to make any difference.
GILMORE: Doctor, my men have just put three high-explosive grenades into a confined area. Nothing even remotely human could have survived that.
DOCTOR: That's the point group, captain, it isn't even remotely human.

(MIKE runs over to a black van, jumps in and pulls the door shut. He picks up a large walkie-talkie thing and activates it.)

MIKE: Blue 4, Blue 4, this is Red 6, come in please.
BLUE 4: Red 6 receiving.
MIKE: Blue 4, Group Captain Gilmore requests that you pick up an ambulance and proceed to Bravo Delta.

(Suddenly another energy bolt blasts through the van window and hits a group of barrels some distance behind it. The soldiers open fire on the shed again.)

GILMORE: Cease firing! Cease firing!

(The firing stops.)

GILMORE: Wait for a target!

(Suddenly a grey-coloured dalek appears.)

GILMORE: Fire!

(They all open fire on the dalek. It fires back.)

DOCTOR: Aim for the eyepiece!

(The DOCTOR turns to ACE.)

DOCTOR: Ace, give me some of that Nitro-9 you're not carrying.

(ACE opens her rucksack.)

DOCTOR: Quickly.

(ACE hands the DOCTOR a can.)

DOCTOR: And another.

(ACE hands the DOCTOR another can.)

ACE: It's my last can.
DOCTOR: I should hope so too.

(The DOCTOR begins to run off but stops and turns back to ACE.)

DOCTOR: Erm… How long? The fuse?
ACE: 10 seconds.
DOCTOR: That's long enough.

(The DOCTOR runs off towards the dalek. GILMORE points his gun round the front of the truck. RACHEL is behind him.)

GILMORE: When I tell you, head for the entrance. Take the girl with you.
RACHEL: Then what?
GILMORE: I'll meet you back at HQ. Go now, Rachel!

(GILMORE fires his "chunky" weapon. The DOCTOR takes shelter behind a barrel.)

DOCTOR: Oi, dalek!

(He whistles his attention for the dalek.)

DOCTOR: It's me… the Doctor! … What's the matter? Don't you recognise your mortal enemy?

(The dalek starts to head towards the DOCTOR. The DOCTOR turns away from is and pulls the caps off the top of the Nitro-9 cans with his teeth. The firing squad cease firing.)

DOCTOR: (Three, four, five, six…)

(The DOCTOR places the cans of Nitro-9 on the ground. He heads off, just as the dalek reaches the explosives. The explosives reach their countdown and explode as the dalek just crosses over them. The DOCTOR jumps to the ground.)

GILMORE: Smith!
ACE: Doctor!

(ACE runs over to the DOCTOR and helps him up.)

DOCTOR: Ace, you said ten seconds.
ACE: Nobody's perfect, Professor. Are you all right?
DOCTOR: Of course I am. Can you drive?
ACE: Why?
DOCTOR: Good, I thought so. Get in there.

(The DOCTOR and ACE jump into a squad van as RACHEL and ALLISON run over to the remains of the dalek.)

GILMORE: I want an emergency team here at the double. Put a guard on that thing. Inform command HQ; we will be returning there at once! And I want a weapons team at the Coal Hill School.
MIKE: Sir.

(MIKE starts to head off.)

GILMORE: And Smith!

(MIKE stops and turns back.)

GILMORE: And I want them armed with ATRs.
MIKE: Yes, sir.

(RACHEL dips her pencil into the green remains of the dalek creature. GILMORE walks up behind them, looking at the remains.)

RACHEL: It has an organic content.
ALLISON: Or occupant.
GILMORE: What the devil is it?


14: INT. VAN

(The DOCTOR and ACE sit in the truck.)

DOCTOR: A dalek. Only trouble is, it's the wrong dalek.

(ACE is trying to start the van's engine while the DOCTOR cleans his clothes, hat and umbrella.)

ACE: Is the right one better or worse?
DOCTOR: Yes… Choke.
ACE: No, thanks.

(The DOCTOR leans forward and pulls the engine choke. The van starts up immediately. MIKE appears at the van window.)

MIKE: What do you think you're doing?
DOCTOR: Borrowing your van.

(ACE drives the van off through the junkyard gates.)


15: INT. VAN

ACE: These Day-leks…
DOCTOR: Daleks.
ACE: Oh, Daleks. Where are they from?
DOCTOR: From Skaro, or at least originally. They're the mutated remains of a species called the Kaleds. Left here.
ACE: When were the left here?
DOCTOR: No. Turn left here.
ACE: Oh right.
DOCTOR: No left! You missed the turning!
ACE: What turn? Where?
DOCTOR: Why don't you concentrate on where you're going?
ACE: Look, I'm doing the best I can! If you don't like it, you drive!

(The van enters a dark tunnel. ACE suddenly finds herself in the passenger seat and the DOCTOR at the driving wheel.)

DOCTOR: The Kaleds were at war with the Thals. They had a dirty nuclear war. The resulting mutations were then accelerated by their chief scientist, Davros. What he created them, he then placed them in a metal war machine. And that's how the Daleks came about…
ACE: So that metal thing had a creature inside controlling it?
DOCTOR: Exactly. And ever since the Daleks were created they've tried to conquer and enslave as much as the universe as they can get their grubby protuberances on.
ACE: And now they want to conquer the Earth.
DOCTOR: Nothing so mundane. They conquer the Earth in the 22nd Century… No. They want the Hand of Omega.
ACE: What's that?
DOCTOR: One thing at a time, Ace.

(The van drives off round a corner.)


16: INT. COMMAND HQ CORRIDOR

(GILMORE exits a door. MIKE and RATCLIFFE appear.)

MIKE: Sir.
GILMORE: Yes, sergeant? What is it? Who is this man?
MIKE: Sorry, sir. This is Mr Ratcliffe. He's brought some of his men, I think they can be of some use to us.
GILMORE: You do, do you?

(GILMORE turns to RATCLIFFE.)

GILMORE: Mr Ratcliffe.
RATCLIFFE: Please to meet you, sir.

(RATCLIFFE extends his arm offering a handshake.)


17: INT. COMMAND HQ CONTROL ROOM

RACHEL: We must get that dalek to a well equipped laboratory.
ALLISON: And a half-decent biologist.
RACHEL: What do you do think we should do?
ALLISON: You're the Scientific Advisor, it's your decision.
RACHEL: Before I make any suggestions I want to catch up with the Doctor.
ALLISON: Who is he anyway?
RACHEL: Someone who knows a lot more about Daleks then we do. When I get hold of him I'm going to get some answers out of him… or…
ALLISON: Or what?
RACHEL: I'll set you onto him.
ALLISON: He certainly seems to have a detailed knowledge of the Daleks. And given that they are not terrestrial, it is possible that he is…
RACHEL: Not of this Earth … An alien?
ALLISON: I just wish he was more obvious. You know, if he had green skin or antenna sticking out of his head or something.


18: EXT. OUTSIDE COAL HILL SCHOOL

(The van rolls up and stops beside the road. The DOCTOR and ACE jump out of the van. The DOCTOR carries ACE's rucksack. He struggles to take it off through the arm with his umbrella attached.)

ACE: Why are we here?
DOCTOR: This is where Rachel detected the primary source of the transmissions.

(The DOCTOR hands ACE her rucksack. In her other hand is her ghetto blaster. ACE follows the DOCTOR towards the school. The DOCTOR and ACE begin to enter the school. The mysterious girl watch the DOCTOR and ACE.)


19: INT. COAL HILL SCHOOL

(The HEADMASTER pins up a piece of paper on the notice board. He notices the DOCTOR and walks over.)

HEADMASTER: Ah.

(The HEADMASTER walks over to the DOCTOR and ACE as they enter. The DOCTOR raises his hat taking the HEADMASTER's hand.)

DOCTOR: Good Afternoon.
HEADMASTER: And you would be?
DOCTOR: The Doctor. And you?
HEADMASTER: I'm the Headmaster here… Doctor, eh? Well, you're a bit over-qualified for the position… but… if you would like to leave your particulars and references.
DOCTOR: References?
HEADMASTER: You are here for the position of school caretaker?
DOCTOR: Oh, no. We're here for a completely different reason.
HEADMASTER: Oh… what can I do for you then?
DOCTOR: Well, we would like to look round your school, if you don't mind?
HEADMASTER: I'm afraid that is out of the question.
DOCTOR: We've got reason to believe there is a great evil at work somewhere in this school.
HEADMASTER: You will have to be more specific, Doctor.

(Suddenly the HEADMASTER draws his finger to behind his left ear as his higher power gives him orders.)

HEADMASTER: But I don't think it would do any harm… if you were to have a quick look round.
DOCTOR: Thank you.
HEADMASTER: My pleasure.

(The DOCTOR and ACE walk off leaving the HEADMASTER standing there.)


20: COMMAND HQ CONTROL ROOM

GILMORE: Smith.
MIKE: Sir?
GILMORE: Are the anti-tank rockets being issued?
MIKE: They're being taken direct to their position, sir. An additional consignment is going to the school.
GILMORE: Good. Any news on the Doctor's whereabouts?
MIKE: Red 4 has been seen in the Coal Hill area, sir.
GILMORE: He must be heading back to the school.
RACHEL: What is happening about the dalek?
MIKE: Don't worry. It's under guard… It's safe.


21: EXT. TOTTERS LAND JUNKYARD

(RATCLIFFE's men pull the remains of the dalek casing onto a truck.)

RATCLIFFE: Right, get the tarpaulin over it.

(They do so.)

RATCLIFFE: Come on lads… Let's see you move…. Right, let's go.

(RATCLIFFE and man enter the front seats of the truck, while the others stay on the back of the truck. The truck drives off.)


22: INT. COAL HILL SCHOOL SCIENCE LAB CLASSROOM

(The DOCTOR and ACE enter the classroom. The DOCTOR plays with the scientific equipment.)

ACE: You were expecting this Daleks, weren't you?
DOCTOR: Yes. They're following me.
ACE: I wouldn't be so happy if I had a bunch of Daleks on my case.
DOCTOR: You can always judge a man by the quality of his enemies.

(The DOCTOR disappears to the classroom window while ACE jumps up onto the lab table. She picks up a large black book, the cover reads "THE FRENCH REVOLUTION".)

DOCTOR: Come and look at this.

(ACE puts the book down and walks over to the DOCTOR. The DOCTOR opens the classroom window and leans outside.)

DOCTOR: What do you make of that?

(The DOCTOR points down towards the playground.)

ACE: It's a playground.
DOCTOR: The burn marks. See them? … Well?
ACE: A landing pattern for some kind of spacecraft, isn't it?
DOCTOR: Very good.
ACE: But this is Earth, 1963. Someone would of noticed, I would have heard about it?
DOCTOR: Do you remember the Zygon gambit with the Lock Ness Monster? Or the Yetis in the Underground?
ACE: The what?
DOCTOR: Your species has the most amazing capacity for self-deception matched by only its ingenuity when trying to destroy itself .

(The DOCTOR walks off to a lab table and plays with a beaker. ACE closes the window.)

ACE: If the Daleks are following you, what are they after?
DOCTOR: When I was here before, I left something behind.
ACE: You mean the Hand of Omega?
DOCTOR: Yes.

(The DOCTOR walks out the classroom door. ACE follows.)

ACE: What is the Hand of Omega?
DOCTOR: Something very dangerous.


23: INT. WAREHOUSE

(RATCLIFFE pulls the tarpaulin off the dalek casing.)

VOICE: Report.

(RATCLIFFE walks into his office. In the corner is a mysterious person sitting within what appears to be dalek base.)

RATCLIFFE: My men have recovered the machine. The Doctor is co-operating with the military.
VOICE: That is to be expected. I must be informed of his movements.
RATCLIFFE: Yes, yes. We have our contacts. I will see that he is followed.

(RATCLIFFE places his umbrella on a stand.)

RATCLIFFE: That dalek machine.
VOICE: Yes?
RATCLIFFE: I should like to know exactly what it is?
VOICE: The machine, a tool. Nothing more…


24: INT. COAL HILL SCHOOL OUTSIDE CELLAR

(The DOCTOR and ACE step down a staircase.)

ACE: What are we looking for?
DOCTOR: Ssh. Whoever it was landed their spaceship in the playground…
ACE: And that would be?
DOCTOR: More Daleks.
ACE: Great. I thought it might be something really nasty (!)
DOCTOR: Ah, the cellar. Could be in there…
ACE: Why the cellar?
DOCTOR: Good place to put things… cellars.

(The DOCTOR opens the cellar door. They both enter. The HEADMASTER watches them from his office door.)


25: INT. CELLAR

ACE: I wish I had some Nitro-9.
DOCTOR: So do I.
ACE: What are you expecting to find down here anyway?
DOCTOR: The unknown.
ACE: Oh. Isn't that a bit dangerous?
DOCTOR: Probably. But then if I knew what was down here, I wouldn't have to look.

(ACE takes her baseball bat from her bang. The two further down the cellar steps and find a transmat machine. ACE steps onto the platform.)

ACE: This is some severe technology.

(The DOCTOR begins to examine the transmat controls. He opens a panel.)

DOCTOR: Yes. Very elegant, very advanced. Flock circuitry elements…
ACE: What is it?
DOCTOR: A transmat. A matter transmitter… but transmitting from where? … Think about 300 kilometres.
ACE: Professor? … Something's activated it.
DOCTOR: Very unlikely. It's probably got an automatic activator…

(Pieces of a dalek creature suddenly materialise on the transmat platform.)

DOCTOR: What? You're right! Something is beginning to come through.
ACE: It's another dalek.
DOCTOR: Excellent.
ACE: Will this one be friendly?
DOCTOR: I sincerely doubt that.

(The DOCTOR turns to the transmat controls.)

DOCTOR: Now if I can just get the transmitter to de-phase at the critical point…
ACE: Doctor!
DOCTOR: Any moment now. Quick! Down!

(The DOCTOR and ACE jump to the floor. The dalek emerges and suddenly disintegrates and disappears. ACE and the DOCTOR get up from the floor.)

ACE: The controls have gone dead.
DOCTOR: Yes… The de-phase must have caused an overload.
ACE: What did you do to it?
DOCTOR: Well… I persuaded one half of the dalek to materialise where its other half was materialising. The two halves tried to co-exist at the same point. The resulting reaction destroyed it… Dangerous things, transmats…
ACE: So no more Daleks can be transported through here?
DOCTOR: Well, it will show them down a bit until the operator can repair the systems.
ACE: The operator?
DOCTOR: Yes, the Daleks usually leave an operator on station in case of any malfunctions.
ACE: And that would be another dalek…?

(Realising what ACE just said the DOCTOR looks round at her.)

DOCTOR: Yes.
DALEK: STAY WHERE YOU ARE! DO NOT MOVE!

(A cream and gold dalek appears from the darkness of the cellar and heads straight for the DOCTOR and ACE.)

DOCTOR: The stairs!

(ACE heads up the stairs and through the door. The DOCTOR struggles up the stairs. ACE bumps into the HEADMASTER.)

ACE: Oh sorry.

(The HEADMASTER knees ACE in the stomach and pushes her to the ground. He looks the cellar door.)

DOCTOR: Ace! Ace! Open the door! Hurry! Open…

(The DOCTOR turns around to see the dalek hovering up the stairs towards him. It has its gun centred on him. The DOCTOR backs against the locked cellar door.)

DALEK: YOU ARE THE DOCTOR. YOU ARE THE ENEMY OF THE DALEKS! YOU WILL BE EXTERMINATED! EXTERMINATE! EXTERMINATE! EXTERMINATE! EXTERMINATE! EXTERMINATE!


CLOSING TITLES

THE DOCTOR
Sylvester McCoy

ACE
Sophie Aldred

GILMORE
Simon Williams

MIKE
Dursley McLinden

RACHEL
Pamela Salem

ALLISON
Karen Gledhill

RATCLIFFE
George Sewell

HEADMASTER
Michael Sheard

HARRY
Harry Fowler

THE GIRL
Jasmine Breaks

EMBERY
Peter Hamilton Dyer

STUNT ARRANGER
Tip Tipping

DALEK OPERATOR
Hugh Spight

VOICES
Roy Skelton
John Leeson

THEME MUSIC COMPOSED BY
Ron Grainer

THEME ARRANGEMENT / INCIDENTAL MUSIC
Keff McCulloch

SPECIAL SOUND
Dick Mills

PRODUCTION MANAGER
Ian Fisher
Michael McDermott

PRODUCTION ASSOCIATE
June Collins

PRODUCER ASSISTANT
Rosemary Parsons

ASSISTANT FLOOR MANAGER
Val McCrimmin
Lynn Grant

O.B. LIGHTING
Ian Low

O.B. SOUND
Doug Whittaker
Les Mowbray

O.B. CAMERAMEN
Robin Sutherland
Barry Chaston

VISUAL EFFECTS DESIGNER
Stuart Brisdon

VIDEO EFFECTS
Dave Chapman

VISION MIXERS
Shirley Coward
Fred Law

TECHNICAL CO-ORDINATOR
Richard Wilson

STUDIO CAMERA SUPERVISOR
Alec Wheal

VIDEOTAPE EDITOR
Hugh Parson

PROPERTIES BUYER
Chris Ferriday

STUDIO LIGHTING
Henry Barber

STUDIO SOUND
Scott Talbot

COSTUME DESIGNER
Ken Trew

MAKE-UP DESIGNER
Christine Greenwood

SCRIPT EDITOR
Andrew Cartmel

GRAPHIC DESIGNER
Oliver Elmes

COMPUTER ANIMATION
CAL VIDEO

DESIGNER
Martin Collins

PRODUCER
John Nathan-Turner

DIRECTED BY
Andrew Morgan

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