DEATH COMES TO TIME
"AT THE TEMPLE OF THE FOURTH"
PRELUDE: THE FALL OF THE SANTINE REPUBLIC
MUSIC: MEDIEVAL STYLE LUTE
Once, long ago, on an island in a sea of clouds, there was a
land where giants walked. And the giants lived amongst the other peoples of
that land. And they used their great strength to help them....but the power of
the giants was too great...their hands were too strong, their tread too heavy.
And the more they tried to help the people, the greater was the destruction
that they caused until the people that they tried to help were no more....And
the giants were alone and the islands laid waste...and in their shame the
giants built a temple and there they swore that never again must they meddle
in the affairs of mortal men. And then they scattered, ever to wander abroad
in repentance until the twilight of the world...until death comes to time.
Aim for the bridge of the Gunship...aim for the bridge!
All ships, this is Admiral Mettna...we're having no impact on
their armor with our weapons. If they make it to the planet, you know what
will happen...we did our best, now let's go out fighting!...prepare for
Suicide Run...aim for the bridge of the ship and May You Find The One.
General, we're encountering resistance
Engage, fire at will...Sir, their formations suggest they're
preparing for Suicide Runs
Their whole defense effort was a suicide run. What a pathetic
display. Mining ships...Pilot, get me their command craft
Yes General...Enemy craft, you have the honor of being addressed
by his excellency General Tannis, Supreme Commander of the Defense Forces of
the Canisian Suns. You will kneel
I am Admiral Mettna, Commander of the-
Oh shut up and watch. Gunship, this is General Tannis. Target
city of Annet on Norther Continent. Pilot, what is it's population?
Approximately nine million, Sir.
Hmm, good. Prepare and target a tectonic bomb.
Oh, why do they always think they can negotiate? How many times
have we heard that, Pilot? Admiral, do I take it you and your "fleet"
surrender? Oh dear, you hesitated. Fire.
Pilot, what is the population of the city of Annet?
Population, Nil. Sir.
This is the President of the Republic of Santine. I would like
to wish you a good day. Sadly this day is far from good. As I speak, Canisian
troops are landing on our precious world. Today, as I can give you no hope, I
am giving you the last order that I shall ever give. Resist the Canisians.
Breath harder to starve them of air and as you die bleed on their boots. Offer
them no compliance, no words no recognition of their existance. For it is
better to die on your feet than to live on o your knees. Farewell. And May You
Find the One.
Ah, Mr President.
This is illegal. You are in breach of the treaty of Carsolai.
You must leave at once.
Oh I would. But how can I leave when you are standing on my
TANNIS STABS THE PRESIDENT
The President is dead. Long live the republic. Pilot, begin a
Yes, general. All Commands! Initiate a Curfew operative
immediately. Anyone found outdoors is to be shot on sight.
I want the Senate cleared and all members of the government
brought to me. Oh, and get me some clean boots. These have got blood on them.
Senators, move to that side of the hall, Civilians, this side.
We are all members of the government.
Including children, do you think I'm stupid? You are now under
Canisian Command you will do exactly as you are told or you will be killed.
This is an outrageous violation. The U.P. will hear about this.
GUARD HITS HIM
And don't hold your breath for the U.P. This world is blockaded.
There is no chance of escape. There is no way on or off the planet. No help is
FX: TARDIS LANDING. DOOR OPENS.
Hello! I`m The Doctor
MUSIC : DR WHO THEME
Death Comes To Time.
By Colin Meek.
Episode One-At The Temple Of The Fourth
Starring Sylvester McCoy as The Doctor
Who are you?
I am the Doctor. And this is my companion Antimony.
How do you do.
What are you doing here? What is that machine?
You see, Antimony? The sign of a good enquiring mind. Someone
who asks questions. What do I always say, Antimony?
Never stop asking questions, Doctor.
That's my boy!
How did you get here?
He's going to be unconscious in just a few seconds and he's
still using his time profitably. on`t you worry about how we got here. All you
need to know is that two strangers arrived in a flying box and hit you.
Don't move or I'll-
ANTIMONY HITS HIM
Good boy. Tell me, which one of you is the Leader of the
I'm Senator Saala; I'm the leader....
CONCERN/DISSENT FROM HER FELLOW SENATORS
If they find us all they'll kill us anyway, they`re shooting
people in the streets. I`m Senator Saala, I was chosen to be leader in the
event of an invasion.
Good, now...listen, all of you! Please come inside the TARDIS,
quickly! Come on!
Come on! The Doctor knows what he's doing. It`s bigger on the
inside than it looks.
Yes. Come on. It`ll be slightly more hospitable than a Canisian
Good Morning, I`ve come for the prisoner.
Prisoner? Who are you? But you're not even in uniform...
Quite so. I`m not in uniform because I'm not in your army. I
have however, managed to come on board this ship and penetrate all your
security systems with ease...I am, therefore, likely to be quite powerful.
Now, give me the prisoner and save yourself further trouble.
Who are you? Put your hands up!
VOX FX BEGINS "I am a God of The Fourth!. Fear me! Unlock the
Now pick up the girl and bring her to me!...Good!...Now sleep!
Oh, and when you wake up you will devote your life to medicine... Ha, ha!" VOX
Wake up. Wake up! We`re leaving...that's better. Can you hear
me? Do you remember your name?
Put your hands up.
We shouldn't have let them come here.
That's brilliant, that is! We've just saved your lives!... Shall
I thrash him, Doctor?
No, we need their trust. This is pointless, we`re here to help.
Then why are you leaving us?
We can't do anything else for you here. We have to work on the
Canisians from the inside.
What do you mean?
I mean that while you organize the resistance, I`ll visit
General Tannis and see if I can persuade him to be a bit more neighborly...I
have a way with power-crazed dictators, they tend to underestimate me!
You're lying! You`re working for him!
Then why do you refuse to share the technology of your ship or
I told you, we don't have any weapons, the TARDIS has no
technology, not as such.
Then lend us this TARDIS. We could go to Alpha Cannis and
destroy it in the blink of an eye. At least give us that advantage over the
Canisians. Show us how to use it.
I can`t. I can't fight with you or for you.
Why not? Are you a coward? Are you better than us?
No, I`m just bound by a code.