"THE CURSE OF THE FATAL
First Broadcast 12th March 1999 as part of
1. Main Hall
MASTER I shall travel back in time
once more and buy the architect an expensive dinner and suggests he puts a
lever just here...
(He grabs a convenient lever set in the
...and a trapdoor leading to the vast and disgusting sewers of
Terserus, exactly there!
(He points to where the DOCTOR and EMMA are
Prepare for 500 miles of fear and feisies. Goodbye, forever,
Mr and Mrs Doctor!
(The MASTER pulls the lever and immediately falls
down a trapdoor underneath his feet. The DOCTOR and EMMA crouch by
DOCTOR: Since you appear to have fallen down a sewer, you won't be
able to have dinner with the architect. Although, in fact he's already eaten
because I had dinner with him and suggested he puts a trapdoor right here. (to
EMMA) Careful, my dear.
(Suddenly the doors at the end of the room
burst open and the MASTER enters. His hair and beard are now long and grey and
he is covered in slime.)
MASTER: Not so fast!
EMMA: How can he
be here? He just fell in the sewers. And why's he so much
MASTER: Because it's taken me 312 years to climb out of those
DOCTOR: And naturally you found your TARDIS and travelled back
in time to the present day. No doubt to wreak one of your terrible revenge
MASTER: (chuckles) Yes. But this time I did not come
(A BLACK DALEK glides through the doorway followed by several
other DALEKS. The DOCTOR backs away.)
After three centuries of having
gone through those sewers, only the Daleks would accompany me. 'Cos only the
Daleks don't have noses.
DALEK: So Doctor, we meet
DOCTOR: (calmly) Yes. How are things?
Doctor, I am no longer merely a Time Lord. My body has been augmented by
superior Dalek technology.
(The MASTER pulls off his right glove to
reveal a DALEK sucker arm.)
EMMA: So what can you do with that
MASTER: (taken aback) What?
EMMA: You don't know, do
BLACK DALEK: Exterminate!
MASTER: Stop! No! After 312 years of climbing through the
biggest and most disgusting sewers in the cosmos, after three centuries of
wading through those vast steamy lakes, climbing those huge squelchy
mountains, after a lifetime of only dung slugs for food and the occasional
company on those long, lonely nights.
(The DOCTOR winces.)
all that I'm going to kill the Doctor myself, with my own bare
(He glances at the sucker arm irritably.)
(He charges forward with his hands outstretched. The DOCTOR and EMMA
merely move out of the way and, with a scream, e falls down the trapdoor
DOCTOR: (to the DALEKS) Don't worry, I believe he know's the
(The MASTER bursts through the doors again and spits out a
mouthful of slime.)
MASTER: 624 years in a sodding
DOCTOR: This way!
(The DOCTOR and EMMA run off narrowly
avoiding the trapdoor. The MASTER points after them.)
(The DALEKS glide off in pursuit.)
(The DOCTOR and EMMA run thorugh a
series of identical corridors.)
3. Main Hall
(The DALEKS file past the
MASTER: After them you fools! Get them!
(The base of
one DALEK pushes him through the trapdoor again. An even older MASTER hobbles
past with crutches.)
936 years in a sewer. Wait for me! Wait for me!
EMMA: These corridors all look the
(The DOCTOR spots a door.)
DOCTOR: We should be safe in
(They open it only to be confronted with dozens of chanting
DALEKS: Exterminate! EXTERMINATE!
Transcribed by Joseph Oldham.
END OF PART 2
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