‘BB@5 Anniversary Celebration Blog-a-Thon’ – 14:30:00

Time to continue ‘Doom of the Daleks’ with ‘Part Two, Chapter 7’

Enjoy!

Tim. 🙂


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7. Dalek Prisoners

SCENE #69 – EXT – YONDAMUS SPACE – 26TH CENTURY – N/A
Meanwhile, the Dalek Mothership moves its way through the Yondamus Passage after leaving the Karz Nebula. Another Dalek ship approaches to dock alongside the mothership.


SCENE #70 – INT – DALEK MOTHERSHIP – 26TH CENTURY – AFTERNOON
On the command deck of the Dalek mothership, the huge metallic doors slide open as the Command Dalek welcomes the visitors. Three Daleks enter. One Dalek is larger and foreboding. This is the Supreme Dalek and is feared by every Dalek on the command deck.

COMMAND DALEK
“HAIL THE SUPREME DALEK!”

SUPREME DALEK
“BEGIN YOUR REPORT!”

COMMAND DALEK
“THE AGENT DALEK HAS CONFIRMED SUCCESS! OBJECTIVE: MATERIALISATION ON EARTH SHIP MOON-RAKER COMPLETED AFTER DWAXI ATTACK. THE SHIP HAS BEEN CAPTURED! THE MAIN BRIDGE HAS BEEN TAKEN.”

SUPREME DALEK
“HAS THE DOC-TOR BEEN FOUND?”

COMMAND DALEK
“YES. HE HAS BEEN TAKEN! THE DOC-TOR’S IDENTITY HAS BEEN VERIFIED AND CONFIRMED. RECORDS CONFIRM THAT KNOWN APPEARANCE OF THE DOC-TOR WERE LAST SEEN DURING ‘MUTANT PHASE’, ‘GREY-LISH’ AND ‘STOCK-BRIDGE’ ASSIGN-MENTS.”

SUPREME DALEK
“SATISFACTORY!” (Pause) “THE EMPEROR WILL BE CONTENT IN THE KNOWLEDGE THAT THE DOC-TOR HAS BEEN CAPTURED!”

COMMAND DALEK
“WE SHALL BE ABLE TO MOVE OUR STRATAGEM FORWARD AND BRING OUR OPPOSITION – THE DWAXI – TO THEIR DOWNFALL.”

SUPREME DALEK
“WHAT NEWS OF THE DALEK UNITS ON YONDAMUS FOUR?”

COMMAND DALEK
“NO REPORT GIVEN. COMMUN-I-CATIONS WITH DALEK UNITS ON PLANET INACTIVE.”

SUPREME DALEK
“I SHALL ADDRESS THE CREW.”

The Supreme Dalek addresses the Daleks on the ship, via a loud speaker on the tannoy.

SUPREME DALEK
(through tannoy) “ATTENTION! ATTENTION! THE EMPEROR OF THE DALEKS DEMANDS YOUR TOTAL OBEDIENCE! THE MOTHERSHIP WILL SET COURSE FOR CO-ORDINATES ALPHA-ONE-FOUR-DELTA-C-FIVE P-FOUR-FIVE! THE DOC-TOR MUST BE TAKEN TO YONDAMUS PRIME TO COMMENCE HIS APPOINTED TASK! NOTHING MUST BE DELAYED! NOTHING! NOTHING! NOTHING!!”

DALEKS
(echo) “WE OBEY!”

The Supreme Dalek addresses the Command Dalek again.

SUPREME DALEK
“YOUR REPORT ON THE VIRUS FOR THE YENITAS DRUG REQUIRES AN UPDATE.”

COMMAND DALEK
“TESTS FOR THE VIRUS SUBJECTS HAVE BEEN COMPLETED.”

SUPREME DALEK
“AND?”

COMMAND DALEK
(gradually) “THE PROTOTYPE…IS NEGLIGIBLE!”

SUPREME DALEK
(angrily) “THEN YOU HAVE FAILED!”

COMMAND DALEK
“YES.”

SUPREME DALEK
(cries; angrily) “YOU HAVE FAILED THE DALEKS!”

COMMAND DALEK
“YES.” (Pause; cries; panics) “LONG LIVE THE DALEKS!”

The Supreme Dalek blows up the Command Dalek in an instant. The Dalek casing explodes outwards, revealing the blob of hate inside the Command Dalek. It wriggles and writhes in pain and agony. It screeches for mercy, before the Supreme Dalek fires again with its blaster mercilessly. The mutant in the Command Dalek’s casing eventually dies.

SUPREME DALEK
(proudly) “I WILL INFORM THE EMPEROR. I AM THE NEW COMMANDER OF THE MOTHERSHIP!”


SCENE #71 – INT – MICROS WAREHOUSE #5 – 26TH CENTURY – AFTERNOON
On Yondamus IV, the Dwaxi camp is busily populated by troopers settling into their base of operations. There are roars; jeers and cruel laughter. Just then, Commander Targah and Trooper Gabrog enter. The Dwaxi however ignore the Targah and Gabrog’s presence as they busily work away. Gabrog open fires with his weapon. This causes the Dwaxi troopers to react and turn to Targah and Gabrog.

GABROG
(shouts) “Don’t you punks recognise your commander when you see him?” (Pause) “HELLO?! HE’S HERE!”

Eventually, the Dwaxi stomp about and stand to attention in a savage manner. The Blockade runs forward to greet Targah.

BLOCKADE
(roars; chants) “HAIL THE COMMANDER! HAIL THE COMMANDER! HAIL OUR STINKING COMMANDER!”

DWAXI
(grunts; chants) “Hail the Commander! Hail the Commander! Hail our stinking commander!”

BLOCKADE
(shouts; to Dwaxi) “ALRIGHT EVERYONE! SHUT UP!” (to Targah) “COMMAND US, SIR!”

TARGAH
(bitterly) “We parked our Dwaxi flagship on this rotten, stinking planet already! Get these goons back to their work, Blockade!”

GABROG
“Yeah, Blockade! Get these goons back to their work!”

BLOCKADE
(agitated) “ALRIGHT! ALRIGHT!” (shouts; to Dwaxi) “EVERYONE! BACK TO WORK!”

The Dwaxi troopers mutter reluctantly, as they grudgingly get back to work.

TARGAH
(shouts) “And remember everyone! Death is victory!”

DWAXI
(chants) “Death is victory! Death is victory! Death is victory! Death is victory!”

The Dwaxi troopers return to their duties, chanting away as the Blockade escorts Targah and Gabrog further into their Dwaxi camp.

TARGAH
“Your prisoners have managed to escape.”

BLOCKADE
“TWO GIRLS ESCAPED! BUT WE CAPTURED THE BOY!”

TARGAH
The fact remains you let our prisoners escape. You pathetic dumbbell!”

BLOCKADE
“WHAT DID YOU CALL ME?!”

The Blockade punches Targah. Targah reacts angrily and is about to punch the Blockade back before Gabrog stops him.

GABROG
“Steady, Commander! Save your strength for the Daleks!”

TARGAH
“How dare you…!”

GABROG
(savagely) “SAVE YOUR STRENGTH FOR THE DALEKS, WILL YOU?!”

Targah eventually calms down.

GABROG
“And you, Blockade! Make sure you behave yourself, or you’ll have my iron fist in your eye!”

TARGAH
“Our masters, the Directors will want to know of our progress. How are we on the radio transceivers, Blockade?”

BLOCKADE
“WE’RE ABOUT TO SEND TROOPS TO THE ABANDONED RADIO STATIONS ON THIS PLANET!”

TARGAH
(angrily) “You should have sent them already, you crumb-head!”

BLOCKADE
“DON’T YOU TELL ME WHAT TO DO, YOU BACKSTABBING, BLOODSUCKER!”

TARGAH
(cruelly) “You’re a fine Dwaxi trooper! But you are also a sarcduvweu!”

The Blockade and Targah then start fighting each other. Just shots are fired in the warehouse which stops Targah and the Blockade fighting each other.

GABROG
“That’s firepower!”

TARGAH
“Yes. But it’s not the shots of our own boys’ choppers! It is the sound…”

DALEK SURVIVOR #1
(from a distance) “HALT! HALT! YOU WILL NOT RESIST! YOU WILL NOT OPPOSE ME! OBEY! OBEY! YOU WILL BE ANNIHILATED…”

But before Dalek Survivor #1 finishes its threat, it gets attacked by a Dwaxi trooper from a distance. The Dwaxi trooper’s firepower sounds like a chugging drill that’s heavier; faster and deadlier. The Dalek cries out in agony as it gets fired upon before blowing up. The Dwaxi trooper soon stops firing his weapon from a distance.

BLOCKADE
(angrily) “THAT WAS A DALEK! THAT WAS A FREAKING DALEK!”

GABROG
“Those meddlesome pathetic pots!”

TARGAH
“Let’s go!”

Targah; Gabrog and the Blockade, followed by a number of Dwaxi troopers head off to find their Dalek visitor.


SCENE #72 – INT – MICROS WAREHOUSE #5 – 26TH CENTURY – AFTERNOON
At the entrance, but still inside the warehouse, Targah; Gabrog and the Blockade arrive to find the crumbled remains of a Dalek.

TARGAH
“What happened here soldier?”

DWAXI TROOPER
“That stinking Dalek came in here and threatened us to obey! But it’s got what it deserves now! That new Dwaxi trooper you see before you has managed to blow it up to pieces!”

TARGAH
(impressed) “Did he?” (to Jack) “Well…good fighting, trooper! Death is victory, remember! Death is victory!”

JACK
(gleefully) “Yes! Death is victory! Death is victory!”

Jack Kelly, who was once a prisoner of the Dwaxi, has become one of them. He chuckles out loud maliciously.


SCENE #73 – INT – CARGO BAY #1, MOONRAKER – 26TH CENTURY – AFTERNOON
On the Moonraker, in cargo bay #1, starship crew members are gathered inside. The cargo bay doors electronically slide open as the Doctor; Billy; Captain Sulley; Elaine, Colin and Gavin are unwillingly escorted in by the Agent Dalek and Ambassador Togal.

AGENT DALEK
“YOU WILL ENTER IN-TO THE CARGO BAY! YOU WILL STAND WITH THE OTHER PRISONERS! MOVE! MOVE! MOVE!”

BILLY
(frustrated) “Alright, alright! You don’t have to say it three times, you know!”

COLIN
(bitterly) “I knew I shouldn’t have trusted you, Doctor. I knew you would bring trouble!”

ELAINE
“It’s a bit late for complaints, Colin.”

COLIN
“I hold you fully responsible for this, Commander Thomas.”

ELAINE
“I know that, Mr. Wilson.”

COLIN
“I sure hope you do.”

BILLY
(agitated) “Will please stop it, you two! You’re making me nervous.”

AGENT DALEK
“SILENCE! PRISONERS WILL NOT TALK DURING APPREHENSION PROCESS.”

DOCTOR
(to Agent Dalek) “You’ve obviously gone to a lot of trouble to get me haven’t you? Having a spot of bother again are you?”

AGENT DALEK
“SILENCE!”

DOCTOR
(to Agent Dalek) “Finding the Dwaxi menace frightening to cope with, are you?”

AGENT DALEK
“SILENCE!”

DOCTOR
(to Agent Dalek) “I wonder if you’re starting to doubt your own superiority about an enemy like that.”

AGENT DALEK
(angrily) “YOU WILL REMAIN SILENT! STAND WITH THE REST OF THE PRISONERS OR I’LL…!”

DOCTOR
“Or what? You’ll kill me? You and your leaders need me alive!”

AGENT DALEK
“YOU, DOC-TOR, KNOW OUR METHOD OF PERSUASION.”

The Agent Dalek swivels round and aims its ray gun at the female Ensign.

ENSIGN
(panics) “No!”

The Agent Dalek fires and electrocutes the female Ensign on the spot. The female Ensign collapses to the floor, dead.

CAPTAIN
(angrily) “That was one of my crew members.”

ELAINE
“She was young.”

AGENT DALEK
(gloats; cruelly) “SHE WAS INSIGNIFICANT!”

BILLY
(angrily) “What did you want to do that for? You murdered her! We could have helped you. You said you needed help…”

AGENT DALEK
“DALEKS DO NOT NEED HELP! WE ARE CLEAN! THE PER-FECT MASTER RACE!”

DOCTOR
“How very modest of you.”

BILLY
(angrily; to Agent Dalek) “You can’t just murder…”

DOCTOR
(restrains Billy) “It’s no good, Billy! They won’t understand you.”

AGENT DALEK
“YOU WILL MOVE WITH THE OTHER PRISONERS, DOC-TOR!”

TOGAL
(impatiently) “They mean it, Doctor. Do as it says.”

AGENT DALEK
“DOC-TOR!”

DOCTOR
“Very well.”

AGENT DALEK
“MOVE!”

DOCTOR
“Alright, alright. I’ll move over here.”

The Doctor goes to join the other prisoners. Billy;  Captain Sulley and Elaine follow to join him.

AGENT DALEK
“YOU AND YOUR FRIEND WILL BE COLLECTED FOR AN AUDIENCE WITH THE EMPEROR.”

DOCTOR
(surprised) “The Emperor?! Well, well, well. And I thought he was dead.”

BILLY
(quietly; apologetically) “Doctor I’m really sorry about this. It’s my fault. If I’d known…”

DOCTOR
(quietly) “Never mind about that, Billy. We’ve got huge things to worry about.”

BILLY
(quietly) “How are we going to get out of this, Doctor?”

DOCTOR
(quietly) “I haven’t the faintest idea. It seems to me that the Daleks have us where they want us.”

BILLY
(quietly) “I really thought that Dalek needed some help. When I saw it in Engineering, it never occurred to me…”

DOCTOR
(quietly) “You’re too naïve, Billy. That can let you down as well as help your curiosity.”

Meanwhile, the Agent Dalek addresses Ambassador Togal.

AGENT DALEK
(to Togal) “IS ALL THE CREW HERE?”

TOGAL
“Yes, yes. This is all the crew accounted for. Apart from the ones you killed on your way here.” (to Gavin) “Thank you, Mr. Frakes for sending that announcement for all the crew to gather in the cargo bay.” (to Captain) “It was wise for your Captain to carry out that order.”

GAVIN
“It was not a pleasure.”

AGENT DALEK
“YOU WILL CONTACT YOUR HOME PLANET AND INFORM YOUR ASSOCIATES OF OUR IMMINENT PROGRESS, AMBASSADOR TOGAL.”

COLIN
“Why don’t you kill us now, you callous tin pot!”

GAVIN
“Yeah. Why do we have to be stuffed in here?”

AGENT DALEK
(shrieks) “YOU WILL BE SILENT!”

GAVIN
“Why? You’ve just stuffed a crew compliment of an Earth starship against one Dalek.”

AGENT DALEK
“ONE DALEK IS ENOUGH TO DESTROY YOU ALL.” (to Togal) “YOU WILL INFORM YOUR ELDERS, AMBASSADOR! YOU WILL OBEY!”

TOGAL
(solemnly) “I obey.”

DOCTOR
“Why are you helping the Daleks, Ambassador? What possible good can you gain for your people?”

CAPTAIN
“How could you, Ambassador. And after all this…”

TOGAL
(agitated) “Yondamus is dying! We want the Daleks to give us power to restore our empire to full glory.”

ELAINE
“But why trade with us? How could both Yondamon and Earth empires work together if you already were in alliance with the Daleks? Our enemy!”

TOGAL
“It was the only way to move the Daleks’ stratagem forward against the Dwaxi. To lure the Doctor here.”

DOCTOR
“Really? It was all for me then?”

COLIN
“I knew it.”

AGENT DALEK
“WE ANTICI-PATED YOUR ARRIVAL, DOC-TOR. THE TIME TRACK INDICATORS DETECTED THE LOCATION OF YOUR TAR-DIS IN THE TWENTY-SIXTH CENTURY TIME ZONE AND ACTED UPON YOUR ARRIVAL WITH IMMEDIATE URGENCY.”

DOCTOR
“And I just wonder how you still manage to come up with plans in those smugly brains of yours!”

AGENT DALEK
“THIS EXCHANGE OF INFORMATION WILL CEASE. YOU WILL REMAIN SILENT BEFORE THE DALEK MOTHERSHIP ARRIVES TO COLLECT YOU!”


SCENE #74 – INT – MICROS COMMS STATION #4 – 26TH CENTURY – AFTERNOON
On Yondmaus IV, the Micros communications station discovered by Nyssa and Nina is completely abandoned. Monitor screens flicker and distort just like the ones in the Micros warehouse where the TARDIS arrived. A deathly atmosphere emanates throughout the place. The electronic turbo-lift doors slide open, as Nyssa and Nina enter. They gasp, as they see the corpses lying on the floor in the main control room.

NINA
(shocked; disgusted) “What a stench there is in here.”

NYSSA
“These people must have been rotting for hours. It was just like this when the Doctor; Billy and I arrived in that warehouse.”

Nina kneels to check the dead Yondamons lyingon the floor.

NINA
“They’re definitely disseminated. Looks like it was caused by a surfeit of excess radiation.”

NYSSA
“I can imagine the Dwaxi capable of possessing such cruel weaponry.”

NINA
“Or the Daleks.”

NYSSA
“We must find a way to contact the Doctor. I’m sure he’ll know what to do.”

NINA
“Well there’s nothing I can do for these people. What’s it all for, Nyssa? Why would anyone with a horrible mind do this?”

NYSSA
(dissatisfied) “I’m sure we’ll find out in due course.” (Pause) “Now I wonder where the operational controls for communication are.”

Nyssa then goes to a desk that has disconnected equipment on it. She pick up some of the tools and moves them to one side. She blows away the dust off the surface of the desk, coughing as she does so.

NYSSA
(coughs) “It’s so dusty in here.”

NINA
“Not to mention hot.” (Pause) “Have you found something?”

NYSSA
“I think I have.”

Nyssa picks up a communicator from the desk. She speaks into it.

NYSSA
(through communicator) “Hello? Testing, testing. One, two, three. Can anyone hear me? Can anyone hear me?”

Moment of silence.

NINA
(realises) “Perhaps this switch on this desk might do something for the power. Shall I switch it on?”

NYSSA
“Yes please, Nina.”

Nina turns the switch on at the desk. A transmission signal echoes from the communicator in Nyssa’s hand.

NINA
(satisfied) “That should mean something good.”

NYSSA
“I find this technology of the Yondamons very crudely-designed.”

NINA
“Not like the fine surfaces we have on Earth, hey?”

Moment of silence, as the transmission signal continues to echo from the communicator in Nyssa’s hand.

NYSSA
“I’ll see if I can adjust the frequency of the wavelengths here. We might be able to get a better reception.”

Nyssa turns a knob on the desk to improve the radio wavelength bandwidths. The wavelength signal slowly turns into a series of distorted voices speaking all at once. It sounds end up with a subtle series of transmission signals.

NINA
“Do you know what you’re doing, Nyssa?”

NYSSA
“I think so.”

Nyssa hands the communicator to Nina. 

NYSSA
“Try speaking into it, Nina. Your ship might receive you.”

Nina takes the communicator from Nyssa and begins speaking into it.

NINA
(through communicator) “Hello? Moonraker?” (Pause) “Starship Moonraker, this is Dr. Nina Cole. Do you read me?”

Moment of silence. No response.

NINA
(through communicator) “Hello Starship Moonraker, this is chief medical officer Dr. Nina Cole. We require help.”

Another moment of silence. Still no response.

NINA
“We’re not getting anything Nyssa.”

NYSSA
(thinks) “We need to make sure we’re not overlooking anything with this equipment.” (Pause) “There might be a power generator on one of the other levels.”

NINA
“I’ll go and check to see if it’s still functioning.”

NYSSA
“Good. I’ll see if I can make sense of these controls.”

NINA
“I’ll try and not be long?”

NYSSA
“Be careful, Nina.”

NINA
“You too, Nyssa.”

Nina leaves the control room as she goes into the turbo-lift, with the doors sliding open and shut for her. Nyssa remains in the control room, as she tries to understand how to use the controls.

NYSSA
“Now. Let’s see.”

Whilst Nyssa works away, she doesn’t realize a section from one of the walls begins to crack open. A low growl comes from within the wall, as a creatures watches Nyssa from within.


SCENE #75 – INT – CARGO BAY #1, MOONRAKER – 26TH CENTURY – AFTERNOON
Back on the Moonraker, in cargo bay #1, the Doctor; Billy; Captain Sulley and Elaine move to one side with the rest of the prisoners. The Doctor and Billy stand in one corner whilst Captain Sulley and Elaine stand in another.

CAPTAIN
(pessimistic; calmly) “So this is how it all ends.”

ELAINE
“Don’t start getting down in the dumps, Kevin.”

CAPTAIN
“More Daleks are on their way. And the negotiations with Yondamus were all just a set up.” (Pause) “I don’t know how Earth security is going to react to this.”

ELAINE
“We’ll get out of this, Kevin.”

CAPTAIN
(gradually) “You always try to keep me optimistic, Elaine. But…you and I both know that we can never really escape the Daleks.”

ELAINE
“That’s not true. You remember when…”

CAPTAIN
“Just remember one thing for me please, Elaine. In case we don’t get out of this…”

ELAINE
“We will get out…”

CAPTAIN
(interrupts) “If…we don’t get out of this…I just want you to know…I love you!”

ELAINE
(surprised) “What?”

CAPTAIN
“And it’s not often I don’t get to say things like that.”

ELAINE
(stunned; flabbergasted) “But…but Kevin. You said you didn’t want any more to do with me.”

CAPTAIN
(solemnly) “Yes. Yes I did.”

ELAINE
“Did you really mean it, Kevin?”

CAPTAIN
“I was focused on duty, Elaine. I was always thinking about my ship and crew. It’s the first priority of any starship captain. But if I didn’t have you beside me all the time when we were and when we were not together, you make me a better person. I just wish things could have been different.”

ELAINE
(solemnly) “So do I.”

CAPTAIN
“Thank you.”

Meanwhile, with the Doctor and Billy…

BILLY
“Doctor? The Daleks said they were going to collect you.”

DOCTOR
(distracted) “I’m really starting to wonder about that rift in time and space. It must be connected to what’s going on with the Dwaxi and the crack in space. I’m really starting to wonder about the crew here.”

BILLY
(interrupts; insistently) “But Doctor…the Daleks! They’re going to take us away from Yondamus Four!”

DOCTOR
“So it would seem.”

BILLY
(agitated) “But Nyssa’s still down there. We can’t just leave her.”

DOCTOR
“Apparently we don’t have a choice.”

BILLY
(determined) “Well I don’t like it! I’m going to see if I can make a run for it…”

DOCTOR
“No, Billy!”

BILLY
(determined) “Why not? If we make a run for it, we’ll rescue Nyssa!”

DOCTOR
“There’ll be a risk for you, Billy. You’ll be shot at point blank range by the Daleks.”

BILLY
“I don’t care! I’m going to rescue Nyssa…”

DOCTOR
(firmly) “No!”

There’s a moment of tension between the Doctor and Billy, just as the Agent Dalek trundles in.

AGENT DALEK
“ATTENTION! ATTENTION! DALEK PATROL HAS ARRIVED!”


SCENE #76 – EXT – YONDAMUS SPACE – 26TH CENTURY – AFTERNOON
In outer space, the Dalek patrol ship sent to find the Doctor is heard cruises alongside the starship Moonraker sailing adrift in space. The patrol ship comes to a halt as it parks next to the Earth starship.


SCENE #77 – INT – CARGO BAY #1, MOONRAKER – 26TH CENTURY – AFTERNOON
In cargo bay #1 on the Moonraker, two patrol Daleks beam via teleport. They glide forwards to meet the Agent Dalek.

PATROL DALEK #1
“WE DALEKS ARE DESIGNATED TO ASSIST YOU IN THE OPERATION OF THE MOON-RAKER’S JOURNEY TO YONDAMUS PRIME.”

PATROL DALEK #2
“IT IS ON BEHALF OF THE DALEK EMPEROR THAT YOU SHOULD KNOW THIS.”

AGENT DALEK
“I UNDERSTAND.”

BILLY
(quietly) “Hear that, Doctor? They’re taking us to Yondamus Prime. To take us away from Nyssa!”

DOCTOR
(quietly) “Hush, Billy! I’m trying to listen.”

AGENT DALEK
(to crew) “ATTENTION! WHICH OF YOU HAS EXPERT KNOWLEDGE OF STARSHIP ENGINES?”

Moment of silence.

AGENT DALEK
“ANSWER! WHO HAS EXPERT KNOWLEDGE OF STARSHIP ENGINES?”

Gregory then steps forward.

GREGORY
“Uh…I do. I’m chief engineer of this ship. Why?”

PATROL DALEK #1
“YOU WILL STEP FORWARD!”

GREGORY
“What for?”

PATROL DALEK #2
“STEP FORWARD!”

Gregory reluctantly obeys and steps forward to meet the Daleks.

GREGORY
“If you think you’re going to get me to fly this ship to Yondamus Prime for your sake, you’re very much mistaken.”

AGENT DALEK
“WE ANTICIPATED YOUR RESISTANCE, HUMAN.”

PATROL DALEK #1
“YOU WILL KNEEL BEFORE US!”

GREGORY
“No! I won’t!”

PATROL DALEK #2
(threateningly) “KNEEL!”

The Daleks use their sucker arms to make Gregory kneels to the floor. Gregory stumbles for falling to his knees before the Daleks.

AGENT DALEK
“HE HAS KNELT BEFORE US!”

ELAINE
“What are you going to do to him?”

DOCTOR
(realises; panics) “No! No, don’t! There’s another way…”

AGENT DALEK
“EXTRACT BRAIN PATTERNS!”

PATROL DALEK #1; PATROL DALEK #2
“WE OBEY!”

DOCTOR
“Stop this! Stop this!”

GREGORY
(pleads) “No! Please! Please!”

AGENT DALEK
“EXTRACT! EXTRACT! EXTRACT!”

Gregory screams, as his brain inside his head gets sucked by the three Daleks with their sucker arms. Gregory’s screams are terrible and the female crew members scream in horror.

BILLY
(panics) “They’re killing him! We’ve got to save him…”

Billy runs forward, but the Doctor stops him.

DOCTOR
“No, Billy! It’s no use.”

BILLY
“But Doctor…”

DOCTOR
(sharply) “There’s nothing we can do!”

The Daleks keep sucking with their sucker arm at Gregory’s brain. Gregory screams endlessly, before he’s released and his ash-ridden body crumbles to the floor.

ELAINE
(shocked) “Gregory! He’s dead!”

AGENT DALEK
(to Patrol Daleks) “DALEK COMPUTER BANKS HAVE BEEN ACCESSED!”

PATROL DALEK #1
“ENGINEERING KNOWLEDGE OF HUMAN HAS BEEN DOWNLOADED!”

PATROL DALEK #2
“I CON-CUR!”

Captain Sulley steps forward angrily to the Daleks.

DOCTOR
(warningly) “Captain, stay where you are!”

But the Captain ignores the Doctor’s warning.

TOGAL
“Captain Sulley, get back!”

AGENT DALEK
“YES, CAPTAIN KEVIN SULLEY! GET BACK!”

CAPTAIN
(shouts; angrily) “Why did you kill him?”

AGENT DALEK
“THE DALEKS REQUIRE KNOWLEDGE OF ENGINEERING SYSTEMS OF THIS SHIP. THE HUMAN UNIT SUPPLIED US WITH THAT KNOWLEDGE!”

CAPTAIN
(angrily) “That human unit was my chief engineer!”

TOGAL
“Please, Captain.”

As Sulley protests to the Daleks, Billy confers quietly with the Doctor.

BILLY
(quietly) “Doctor. There might be Daleks on Yondamus Four. For all we know Nyssa might be a prisoner of them as well.”

DOCTOR
(quietly) “Billy, stop getting so worried!”

BILLY
(quietly) “But she might be, mightn’t she?”

DOCTOR
(quietly) “Not necessarily!”

Billy starts to move away.

BILLY
(determined) “I’m going to go and find her.”

The Doctor grabs Billy and stops him.

DOCTOR
“Billy, you can’t!”

BILLY
“Watch me!”

DOCTOR
(insistently) “No Billy, I won’t allow you!”

Billy then kicks the Doctor in the shin. The Doctor reacts in pain as he lets Billy go.

BILLY
(apologetically) “Sorry, Doctor.”

Billy makes a run for it, as he heads for the cargo bay doors. The Daleks spot him.

AGENT DALEK
“ALERT! ALERT! YOUNG HUMAN MALE ESCAPING!”

DOCTOR
(cries) “Billy, get back here!”

But the cargo bay doors slide open as Billy runs out.

AGENT DALEK
“HALT! HALT!”

The Daleks open fire. But Billy manages to escape, as the cargo bay doors slide close.

COLIN
“They missed!”

DOCTOR
“Well, that’s a relief!”

Elaine runs over to the Doctor.

ELAINE
“Are you alright, Doctor?”

DOCTOR
(astounded) “He kicked me in the shin. I didn’t think he had it in him.”

AGENT DALEK
(to Doctor) “WHERE HAS YOUR FRIEND GONE, DOCTOR?”

DOCTOR
“Far away from you, I hope. He deserves to be!” (wryly) “After seeing the demonstration you Daleks created which went so well and so graciously!”

The Agent Dalek turns to address the Patrol Daleks.

AGENT DALEK
“THE BOY MUST NOT BE ALLOWED TO ESCAPE!”

PATROL DALEK #1
“ONE OF US WILL GO AND CAPTURE HIM!”

PATROL DALEK #2
“I SHALL SEE TO IT!”

AGENT DALEK
“ALERT YOUR PATROL SHIP! ORDER TWO MORE DALEKS TO JOIN YOU TO CAPTURE THE BOY! THEY ARE TO FOLLOW YOUR INSTRUCTIONS!”

PATROL DALEK #1
“I OBEY!”

Patrol Dalek #2 goes off to chase Billy, whilst Patrol Dalek #1 goes to contact the Daleks’ patrol ship.

ELAINE
“Where do you suppose Billy’s gone?”

DOCTOR
“He’s going to try to get to Yondamus Four!”

CAPTAIN
“To rescue your friend?”

ELAINE
“Do you think he’ll get there?”

DOCTOR
“Oh it doesn’t matter. Wherever Billy goes…the Daleks will be waiting!”


SCENE #78 – INT – MICROS COMMS STATION #4 – 26TH CENTURY – AFTERNOON
Back on Yondamus IV, Nyssa works hard as she gets to grips with the controls in the comms station’s control room . The turbo-lift doors slide open, as Nina enters.

NINA
“I’ve managed to find the power generator, Nyssa. It looks alright. Have you managed to get anywhere with that comms desk at all?”

NYSSA
“I’m trying to integrate this equipment with the interface. The sequencing section to this diode pad happens to be a key source in the manufacture of this equipment. If only we had a manual for using this. ”

NINA
“That’s Yondamons for you. They consider themselves to be technically efficient. No faults with not knowing which piece goes where and how to use it.”

NYSSA
(wryly) “An obvious sense of false confidence.”

NINA
“Indeed.”

NYSSA
“I’m going to try to connect the diode to the main interface now.”

Nyssa does so, as there is then a humming sound indicate the power being generated.

NINA
(thrilled) “You’ve done it, Nyssa! You’ve managed to connect to the interface.”

NYSSA
“I’m not entirely sure that…”

A buzzing comes from the radio transmitters, as someone seems to be breaking through.

NINA
“What’s that?”

NYSSA
“It’s the sound speakers. We must be receiving something but…I can’t quite make it out.”

NINA
“Can you turn the volume up?”

NYSSA
“Just bear with me a minute.”

Nyssa turns the volume up. Dalek then speak on the sound speakers.

DALEK PATROL LEADER (V’O)
“DALEK PATROL TO MOTHERSHIP! DALEK PATROL TO MOTHERSHIP!”

NYSSA
(shocked) “Daleks!”

SUPREME DALEK (V’O)
“SUPREME DALEK SPEAKING. REPORT DALEK PATROL.”

NINA
“Let’s listen to what they say.”

Nyssa and Nina listen, as the Daleks speak to each other through subspace.

DALEK PATROL LEADER (V’O)
“DALEK PATROL HAS ARRIVED AT EARTH SHIP MOONRAKER. THE DOC-TOR IS OUR PRISONER. SO ARE THE CREW OF THE EARTH SHIP. ENGINEERING KNOWLEDGE HAS BEEN ACQUIRED.”

SUPREME DALEK (V’O)
“WE WILL ARRIVE IN TWENTY RELS. THE EMPEROR DALEK WILL BE INFORMED OF CURRENT PROGRESS. EXPECT ARRIVAL OF MOTHERSHIP IN PUNCTUAL RELATIVITY.”

DALEK PATROL LEADER (V’O)
“WE OBEY!”

SUPREME DALEK (V’O)
“END TRANSMISSION.”

The transmission ends, as a whir of interface and radio distortion occurs.

NYSSA
“Well at least we know what’s happened to the Doctor. I wonder what they want him for.”

NINA
“Nyssa?”

NYSSA
“I hope Billy’s alright…”

NINA
(panics) “Nyssa?!”

NYSSA
“What is it, Nina?”

NINA
“It’s…it’s one of those monsters! Look!”

They turn around to see the Globtol Ferroca that’s been following them, as it crashes through the cracked wall. It roars as it advances towards them.

NYSSA
“Nina, get behind me!”

NINA
“It’s coming towards us!”

Nyssa and Nina stand back, as the terrifying beast advances towards them ferociously.


 © Tim Bradley, 2016

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