‘BB@5 Anniversary Celebration Blog-a-Thon’ – 18:30:00

Time to continue ‘Doom of the Daleks’ with ‘Part Three, Chapter 10’

Enjoy!

Tim. 🙂


10. Boco and Hilda

SCENE #108 – INT – YENTIAS HUB, DWAXI FLAGSHIP – 26TH CENTURY – EVENING
Aboard the Dwaxi flagship on Yondamus IV, doors slide open harshly as Nyssa and Nina are pushed into a large room by the Blockade. Nyssa and Nina fall to the ground once they’ve been pushed in, and the Blockade sneers at them mockingly.

BLOCKADE
(laughs; yells) “HA, HA, HA, HA! THINK YOU COULD ESCAPE THE DWAXI, DID YOU? THINK YOU COULD CALL FOR HELP, DID YOU? REMEMBER WHAT I SAID GIRLS!” (fiercely) “YOU HAVE RIGHTS! YOU GET HELP FROM NO-ONE!”

NYSSA
(appalled) “Stop being so vile!”

BLOCKADE
(yells) “IT’S WHAT YOU DESERVE! NOW STAY HERE; SHUT UP AND DON’T COMPLAIN! BECAUSE WE WON’T LISTEN!”

The Blockade stomps out of the room. The doors slide shut harshly and lock with Nyssa and Nina inside the room. Nyssa, still on the floor, goes to check on Nina.

NINA
(groans) “My back.”

NYSSA
“Are you in great pain, Nina?”

NINA
(sarcastically) “No! Not really! I’m okay! I’ve had my arm twisted round and I’m in the midst of thugs! What’s worst, the kid I knew who kept coming to my sick bay because he was sick has gone bad!”

NYSSA
(sympathetically) “I’m so sorry, Nina. These Dwaxi are no better than the Daleks! So ruthless and callous!”

NINA
(despairingly) “Well now there’s no hope for us! We had no luck with communicating with the Moonraker and now we’re done for.”

NYSSA
(reassuringly) “Nina, there’s always hope!”

NINA
(angrily) “Yeah. Where has that hope led us then? Back with these thugs! We’re going to get dissected or brainwashed soon like Jack! What’s the blinking point of holding on?”

NYSSA
(insistently) “It’s better to keep on hoping than not at all. Things are only bad now because we’re in the midst of terrible events. But that doesn’t mean we stop giving up!”

Moment of silence, as the tension between Nyssa and Nina dies down.

NYSSA
“Now. They said something about ‘processing’ us. So we must find out what they’re up to before we become like them and as you said what they did to Jack.”

NINA
“Nyssa, I’m sorry. I shouldn’t have lost my temper like that. You’re right! There’s always hope. I didn’t mean what I said.”

NYSSA
“I know. I’m sorry we got into this. But we’ll find a way out, you’ll see.”

NINA
“It’s just…those Dwaxi. They really mean what they say. I just can’t believe we’d meet some really nasty pieces of work.” (Pause) “I’m scared, Nyssa. And the way those Dwaxi treat us…they scare me to death!”

NYSSA
“Yes. I wouldn’t dare to deny that I’m a little scared too. But it’s better to be scared than not be at all.”

NINA
(puzzled) “What do you mean?”

NYSSA
“I find…the Doctor tells me this…that whenever I face a situation that terrifies me, I have to keep calm and not lose my grip. Sometimes it’s hard to do. But in the end my fear has become my strength.”

NINA
“So it’s okay to be scared because you can brave.”

NYSSA
“Well it’s not as simple as that. Sometimes it takes courage to brave through the dangers. But if you’re determined to get to something because you have something to hold onto, then you brave your fears.”

NINA
(sighs) “Thanks, Nyssa. I don’t really find it helpful at the moment. But thanks anyway.”

Moment of silence.

NYSSA
“Come on. Let’s see if we can find a way out of here.”

NINA
“Right. Perhaps these doors might be a good starting point.”

NYSSA
“That’s the spirit.”

Nyssa and Nina get to their feet and goes to the doors of the room. They feel around the hinges of the doors to find any weak points.

NINA
“I have a mother and father back on Earth, Nyssa. They’re expecting me for Guy Fawkes Night. At least they’re both something to hold on to.” (Pause) “Do you have any family, Nyssa?”

NYSSA
(sadly) “I used to…once. But not anymore.”

NINA
“Oh I’m sorry.” (Pause) “Left you, did they?”

NYSSA
(gradually; solemnly) “No, they died!”

NINA
“Oh.”

NYSSA
(gradually) “But the Doctor and Billy are the two people I have left. At least I have them to hold on to.”

Both Nyssa and Nina continue searching around the doors to find a way to escape.


SCENE #109 – INT – BOCO’S HUT, YONDAMUS IV  – 26TH CENTURY – EVENING
Meanwhile, Billy slowly wakes up to find he is no longer in the sandstorm but in some small hut. A small fire is being churned and the ferocious wind echoes from outside. As Billy wakes up, a man and a woman talk to each other nearby from a distance. They are Boco and Hilda H.

HILDA
“What do you think I should give him then? Mushroom soup or potato skins?”

BOCO
“Hey! I’d go easy on the soup, Hilda. The boy needs water if he’s dehydrated!”

HILDA
“I’ll just give him a little bowl then. Just in case.”

Billy slowly gets to his feet and follows where the voices of the man and woman are coming from.

BOCO
“You wouldn’t believe it! He was just lying there in the storm. Saw him. Coming out of the shuttle. Then collapsed to the ground!”

HILDA
“Poor boy. He must have had a crash-landing. Its wonder you brought him back alive.”

BOCO
“That’s the whole point. Maybe we should kill him. To stop the suffering.”

HILDA
(appalled) “Boco H!”

BOCO
“Might not be bad idea though. Save him going through all that groaning and screaming.”

HILDA
“If you wanted him dead, you should have left well alone. You can’t kill him now.”

Billy enters the room where Boco and Hilda are.

BILLY
(interjects) “Uh…excuse me?”

Boco grabs a spear-like weapon and trains it instantly on Billy. Hilda yelps whilst Billy is startled. Boco eventually calms down.

BOCO
“Oh! Beg my pardon, young man. Didn’t expect you to be awake so soon.”

HILDA
“He’s always ready for action. Never stopped to ask for caution.”

BOCO
“Hey! It’s not easy being a hitchhiker, is it?”

HILDA
(to Billy) “Come and sit by the warm fire, darling. You’ll feel warmer there.”

BILLY
(nervously) “Thank you.”

Hilda escorts Billy to a seat in the room. He sits beside the fire where he keeps himself warm.

BOCO
“There’s this story of a group of fire-fighters who went to a restaurant in L.A. But then they lost their money and the only way they had to get back home was through a ‘des-sert’!”

HILDA
“How terrible!”

BOCO
“Yeah. But at least it kept their stomachs full.”

Moment of silence. Boco and Hilda then laugh out loud.

HILDA
(laughs) “That’s got to be the worst joke you’ve ever made, Boco H!”

BOCO
(laughs) “Yeah. But it still works. I mean I laugh. You laugh.” (to Billy) “Don’t you think its funny, boy?”

BILLY
(laughs; nervously) “Yes. Very funny. Ha, ha.”

HILDA
(to Billy) “He always does this whenever he’s hungry. And speaking of which, would you like some soup and bread? I’ve got it cooking you want some.”

BILLY
“Oh that would be lovely, Mrs…”

HILDA
“Hilda. My name’s Hilda H.”

BOCO
“And I’m the bad half. Boco H.”

Billy shakes hands with Boco and Hilda.

BILLY
“How do you do Mr. and Mrs. H.”

Hilda goes off to fetch the soup, whilst Boco talks to Billy.

BOCO
“And who might you be, man? Brave of you to get out of the shuttle while you could. With a shuttle like that I thought you’d never get out.”

BILLY
“Yes. What about the shuttle? Are you taking care of it!”

BOCO
“Oh, it’s gone.”

BILLY
“Gone?”

HILDA
“Gone.”

BOCO
“Lost underneath all that sand. It’s a good thing you got out just in time.”

BILLY
“I see.” (Pause; realises) “Sorry, I’m Billy. Billy Walker.”

BOCO
“Ah. Nice to meet you, Billy.”

BILLY
“Thank you.”

BOCO
“Well. You’ve met the wife and me. But you haven’t met the children.”

Boco grabs a remote control and presses a button onto it. A sealed compartment in the room slowly opens outwards. Intrigued, Billy gets up and goes over to it to see what’s inside. Billy gasps with delight at what he sees.

HILDA
“They’re both of ours. Tracy and Dermot.”

BILLY
(awed) “Aww! They’re lovely.”

A baby gurgles, as Billy then leans in to smooth one of the babies inside.

BILLY
(to baby) “Hello.”

Billy giggles as he gently plays with their babies in their cot.

BILLY
(to Boco) “They really are lovely, sir.”

BOCO
“The finest of H’s. And please! Just call me Boco.”

Hilda returns with a bowl of soup and a plate of bread and places it on the table.

HILDA
“And just call me Hilda, Billy. Your soup is ready, dear.”

BILLY
“Oh, thank you.”

Billy returns to sit at the table with the soup and bread waiting for him.

BILLY
(gradually) “How old are they? Your children, I mean?”

HILDA
“Both of them are twins. Eighteen months old, they are.”

BOCO
“Had them born on the little peninsula of Tamos. Blessed by the President himself.”

BILLY
“So you live here then? On this planet?”

HILDA
“For two years. Hard to imagine, isn’t it?”

BILLY
(puzzled) “But…how come you live here? I thought it was…the Yondamons…those aliens with oddly-coloured blood that live here.”

BOCO
“Oh they did live here. Once.”

HILDA
“And then they were gone. And so was this planet.”

BOCO
“There used to be great forests of Micros Pli, Qavin and Tamos for the Yondamon ladies to dance in. But all that was gone since a day ago.”

BILLY
“Lush forests and flourishing vegetation?”

HILDA
“We heard the sound of huge spaceships coming over our heads. Then it started to happen. The trees began to decay. All the lovely flowers and plant-life seemed to wither.” (sobs) “Nothing left of this lovely planet.”

BOCO
(reassuringly; to Hilda) “Ah there, there, my darling. You’re safe now.”

BILLY
“How did you survive?”

BOCO
“This thing you’re in now, used to be a bunker. Well…sort of a bunker at times whenever the planet got into trouble. Not that it ever did, mind you. But me; my wife and the kids managed to get in here just in the nick of time.”

Moment of silence, as Billy is about to take the soup and bread from the table and eat it.

BOCO
“You wouldn’t happen to know a pet of mine called Sandy, would you?”

BILLY
“Sorry?”

BOCO
“Na, I thought not.”

BILLY
(gradually) “I need to find someone.”

HILDA
“Is that why you were here? Why you crash-landed?”

BILLY
“Yes. I’m trying to look for my friend Nyssa. She’s on this planet with some ruffians called the Dwaxi.”

HILDA
“Dwaxi? What are they?”

BILLY
(anxiously) “I can’t explain at the moment. I must go and find her.”

Billy puts his soup and bread back on the table and gets up to go to the door and leave. Boco stops him.

BOCO
“Uh where do you think you’re going?”

BILLY
“I’ve got to find my friend.”

Billy opens the door, letting he fresh wind and sand in. Boco comes over and shuts the door quickly.

BOCO
“You can’t go out in a sandstorm. Wait till it passes.”

HILDA
(encouragingly) “Come and sit down. Finish this lovely soup and bread you were having. It’ll warm you up.”

BILLY
“Thanks, but I’ve got to [go out there and find]…”

BOCO
(insistently) “We wait until the storm ends. Nobody goes out on a sand-storm like this. My grandmother did and she got dead through one.”

HILDA
“We’ll go and find your friend together, Billy.”

BILLY
(hesitant; reluctantly) “Alright.”

Billy makes his way back to the table, with the soup and bread waiting for him. Boco pats Billy on the back.

BOCO
“Anyway! We’ve got a Sandy to catch! So if you help us find Sandy, we’ll help you find your friend. How does that sound?”

BILLY
“Yeah, alright. That’s okay. with me.”

BOCO
“Splendid.”

Billy sits down in his chair, before Hilda passes the soup and bread to him from the table.

HILDA
(gently) “Here you are, dear. Enjoy that while it’s hot.”

Billy takes the soup from Hilda, and continues to eat with the bread to dip it in.


SCENE #110 – EXT – YONDAMUS SPACE – 26TH CENTURY – N/A
Meanwhile, the Dalek Mothership and the Moonraker arrive at their destination. Both ships slow to impulse speed, as they come into orbit above Yondamus Prime.


SCENE #111 – INT – DALEK MOTHERSHIP – 26TH CENTURY – EVENING
On the command deck of the Dalek Mothership, the Doctor; Elaine and Togal see Yondamus Prime on the viewscreen.

ELAINE
(dryly) “So, this is Yondamus Prime then?”

TOGAL
“Yes! As beautiful and lush a home of mine as I remember.”

DOCTOR
“Not like Yondamus Four as it is now. Let’s just hope Ambassador, your home won’t be scavenged in the same way.”

TOGAL
“I did not choose this decision to join the Daleks lightly, Doctor.”

DOCTOR
“Your decision to join the Daleks is hard to understand, Togal. The Daleks are one of the most hated and feared species in the universe. You and your people should be all too aware of that to avoid making an alliance.”

TOGAL
“And as I said before, Doctor. The Yondamus Empire is dying. We need the Daleks to give us the power we need.”

DOCTOR
“And just what are the Daleks getting out if? Hmm? Have you ever considered that, Ambassador?”

Hesitant, Togal doesn’t answer the Doctor’s question. He then addresses the Supreme Dalek.

TOGAL
(to Supreme Dalek) “I wish to see your Emperor now, Supreme Dalek! It is vital that our deal should be completed…”

SUPREME DALEK
“YOU WILL NOT MOVE FROM YOUR POSITION, AMBASSADOR TOGAL! YOU WILL REMAIN SILENT AND STAY WHERE YOU ARE!”

TOGAL
“Why? We’ve arrived at Yondamus Prime. I should make contact with my people and with the Yond Elders…”

SUPREME DALEK
“DO NOT INTERFERE WITH DALEK OPERATIONS. YOU WILL BE SILENT OR BE EXTERMINATED!”

TOGAL
“I will not be treated in this way…”

SUPREME DALEK
“OBEY! OBEY! OBEY!”

TOGAL
(sighs; reluctantly) “Very well.”

Togal rejoins the Doctor and Elaine, whilst the Supreme Dalek addresses one of the Dalek technicians.

SUPREME DALEK
“HAS THE CREW OF THE EARTH SHIP BEEN SENT DOWN TO THE PLANET?”

DALEK TECHNICAN
“YES. WORKFORCE UNITS SUPERVISING LABOUR CAMPS HAVE DESIGNATED CREW MEMBERS OF MOON-RAKER TO LABOUR FORCE TWO.”

SUPREME DALEK
“EXCELLENT!” (to Agent Dalek) “TAKE THESE PRISONERS TO THE EMPEROR AT ONCE! THEY WILL BE PUT TO THEIR USE!”

AGENT DALEK
“I OBEY!”

The Supreme Dalek then addresses the Doctor; Elaine and Ambassador Togal.

SUPREME DALEK
“YOU WILL BE FOLLOW THIS DALEK WITHOUT QUESTION. HE WILL TAKE YOU TO TRANSPORTER PAD WHERE HE WILL ESCORT YOU TO THE DALEK EMPEROR!”

TOGAL
“About time.”

AGENT DALEK
“YOU WILL FOLLOW ME! FOLLOW! FOLLOW! FOLLOW! FOLLOW!”

Without a choice, the Doctor; Elaine and Togal follow the Agent Dalek that escorts them to the transporter pad.

ELAINE
“Doctor? Kevin; Colin; Gavin and the others…”

DOCTOR
(interjects) “I’m sorry, Elaine. There’s nothing I can do for them at the moment. Let’s just hope the Dalek Emperor will finish what he wants to do with us as soon as possible and then…”

ELAINE
“And then?”

DOCTOR
(thinks) “…Well I’ll think of something.”

ELAINE
“I wonder what they want the Yondamon Ambassador for. Or more to the point what do they want with you?”

DOCTOR
“I don’t know. But whatever it is, I’m sure I have no choice in the matter.”

With the Agent Dalek escorting them, the Doctor; Elaine and Togal leave the command deck of the Dalek Mothership.


SCENE #112 – INT – YENTIAS HUB, DWAXI FLAGSHIP – 26TH CENTURY – EVENING
On Yondamus IV, Nyssa and Nina are still inside the Dwaxi flagship. Nyssa tries to open the door of the Yentias Hub room that she and Nyssa are trapped in. Nyssa accesses the control panel to enter a sequence of numbers into the keypad to open the door. Nyssa however gets negative bleeps in response. Nyssa tries again. Same response.

NYSSA
(sighs) “The codes to unlock this door are so complex! I can’t understand this technology. It’s too advanced.”

Nyssa tries to enter another sequence of numbers into the keypad, but she’s denied access again with a negative bleep in response. Nyssa smacks her hand at the door, annoyed.

NYSSA
(annoyed) “No good.”

NINA
(absorbed) “Nyssa?” (Pause) “These cubicles here. Like huge bunk beds except standing upright. They remind me of those experiments done on Frankenstein.”

Nyssa goes to join Nina and see these cubicles for herself.

NYSSA
(gradually) “They do seem morbid, yes. I wonder what they’re for.”

NINA
“More to the point what’s this whole room for? There’s so many utensils and equipment here that’s big enough for my sick bay.”

Nyssa and Nina examine the cubicles closely. They look inside to see its contents.

NYSSA
“This one cubicle must be big enough to hold one Dwaxi trooper.”

NINA
“It’s horrible. The interior of this thing’s got needles; straps and clamps. They’ve even got a hair-dryer on top.”

NYSSA
“I think that must be the device for brainwashing the victim.”

NINA
“Brainwashing? Could this be what happened to Jack?”

NYSSA
“It’s possible.”

Nyssa then examines a section of the interior of the cubicle that intrigues her.

NYSSA
“These must be the straps for the arms to go in.” (Pause) “But this. This section that’s for the neck. It connects to a section for the left arm. It’s a containment valve to inject something into its victim.”

NINA
“Inject? Inject what?”

NYSSA
“You’re a doctor, Nina. You tell me.”

Nina ponders on this as she goes away from the cubicle to look around the room. She then spots something and picks up a small tube with liquid inside it from a set of tubes on a table close by. She returns to rejoin Nyssa, taking the small tube of liquid with her.

NINA
“Could this small tube of liquid be what goes into that containment valve?”

Nyssa takes the small tube from Nina and examines it herself.

NYSSA
“Where did you find this?”

NINA
“Over there. On the table next to us. There are more tubes of this liquid like that.”

Both Nyssa and Nina go to the table and see the set of liquid tubes before them. They pick one up each from the table to examine them closely.

NINA
(intrigued) “This…yellow liquid that’s inside these things. What is it for?”

NYSSA
“It looks like some kind of drug.”

NINA
“Drug? What, these Dwaxi use drugs?”

NYSSA
“Think about it, Nina. The Dwaxi have heightened intolerance levels. The strength of these troopers only increases when they get belligerent and aggressive.”

NINA
(wryly) “Yeah. Haven’t I noticed that before?”

NYSSA
“Well perhaps this is what gives them that strength and intolerance. Maybe that’s why they’re so cruel. Because of the effect of this drug.”

NINA
(realises) “What you mean…these tubes of liquid are what make the Dwaxi tick?”

Before Nyssa can answer Nina, the hub doors suddenly slide open harshly. Seeing the doors open, Nyssa and Nina anticipate who’s going to come into the room.

NINA
“Hey! The doors are open! Could it be the Dwaxi coming in?”

NYSSA
“Perhaps. But I thought they would have come in stomping and ordering us about by now.”

NINA
“So why haven’t they come in then?”

Just then, crawling around the side of a door, is the furry gorilla-like Globtol Ferroca creature that Nyssa and Nina encountered earlier. It growls and grunts as it enters and gnashes away at his huge fangs.

NINA
(thrilled) “Hey! It’s big bear again!”

NYSSA
“The Globtol Ferroca! Thank goodness.”

NINA
“But hang on? They said they killed it! They said that they gave it a shot-full.”

NYSSA
“Maybe that’s what they want us to believe. Come on!”

Nyssa and Nina go over to meet the Globtol. The Globtol groans as it is in pain and collapses to the floor. Nyssa and Nina kneel down to tend to it.

NINA
(concerned) “Hey! Are you alright?”

NYSSA
“It’s bleeding! Look! There’s a trail of blood next to where he came in.”

NINA
“Perhaps that’s where it got attacked by those Dwaxi troopers.”

NYSSA
“Come on. We must help him up.”

Nyssa and Nina go to each side of the Globtol and begin to help it up. The Globtol helps to take the pressure off Nyssa and Nina as it tries to stand on its feet. Nyssa and Nina stand back to find that the Globtol is okay.

NINA
(encouragingly) “That’s it! Good boy! You’ve still got some strength left in you!”

NYSSA
“Come on, Nina! We must find a way out of here.”

The Globtol grunts to Nyssa and Nina, indicating to where they should go.

NINA
“He’s pointing, Nyssa. I think he wants us to go that way in the direction it came from! Do you think we should?”

NYSSA
“How else did he get in here? Let’s try and go back the way he came. It might be a safe route. Come on!”

The Globtol leads the way, as Nyssa and Nina follow and leave the Yentias hub behind them. They head off down the corridor.


SCENE #113 – EXT – DWAXI FLAGSHIP – 26TH CENTURY – EVENING
A while later, Nyssa; Nina and the Globtol Ferroca run out onto the landing ramp of the Dwaxi flagship. They stop for a moment to see whether they can escape easily.

NINA
(cheers; triumphantly) “Yes! We’re out in the open air! Good thing we followed gorilla-boy’s directions.”

NYSSA
(uncertain) “There’s something not right about this.”

NINA
“What are you talking about?”

NYSSA
“Well there’s no guard! No Dwaxi troopers to stop our escape!”

Nina steps forward.

NINA
(dismissively) “Oh who cares?! We’ve escaped! That’s the main thing. Let’s just get out of here…”

NYSSA
(cries) “Nina, look out!”

Shots then fire and Nina screams, as Dwaxi troopers fire their rifles at her and Nyssa. The Blockade leads the Dwaxi troopers firing at Nina and Nyssa.

BLOCKADE
(yells) “STOP THEM! STOP THEM! DON’T LET THEM ESCAPE!”

The Dwaxi persist firing their rifles. Nina ducks down, terrified.

NINA
(screams) “Nyssa! Get away from here!”

Nyssa does as Nina says, as she heads the other way with the Globtol Ferroca joining her. They leave the Dwaxi troopers behind them, but is stopped in her tracks as Dwaxi Jack gets in her way.

JACK
(mockingly) “Going somewhere, pretty?”

NYSSA
(realises) “Jack!” (aggrieved) “I’m so sorry, Jack! But I have to do this!”

Nyssa still has a tube of yellow liquid in her hand. Using it, Nyssa stabs the tube into Jack’s shoulder. Jack screams out in pain, once stabbed by Nyssa with the tube and injected with the yellow liquid inside of him.

JACK
(screams) “You stupid, stupid…You stabbed me with…with that! That raw tube of our gorgeously vile gunk! That…”

Jack screams hideously out loud in pain. As Jack screams and weakens, the Globtol Ferroca advances towards him, growling fiercely.

JACK
(screams) “No! Keep away from me, you get big furry mongrel! Keep away from me! STOP IT! KEEP AWAY, YOU FREAKING BEAST!!!!”

But the Globtol roars furiously, as he grabs Jack ferociously and lifts him up in the air. The Globtol holds Jack up in the air, roaring wildly.

JACK
(screams; angrily) “Don’t you throw me! DON’T YOU FREAKING THROW ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

But the Globtol swiftly throws Jack over his head. Jack screams endlessly as he ends up into a pile of rocks which smash all on top of him. After throwing Jack, the Globtol slumps to the ground becoming tired. Nyssa quickly makes her way towards the Globtol to check on him. Once the Globtol sees Nyssa, it moans gently. Nyssa touches the Globtol gently.

NYSSA
(to Globtol) “Thank you.”

The Globtol grunts soothingly.

NYSSA
(bewildered) “But that tube! I interjected that drug into Jack. He was in pain. Perhaps…”

But before Nyssa continues in her thoughts, she looks to see Nina captured by the Dwaxi.

NYSSA
(realises) “Oh no!” (cries) “Nyssa!”

NINA
(cries) “Nyssa! They’ve got me! Get out of here, before they get you!”

Nyssa runs forward to rescue her friend. But the Globtol stops her and takes her with him.

NYSSA
(to Globtol) “No! Get off me, please! I can’t leave her! She’ll get turned into one of them! She’ll get turned into a Dwaxi!”

But the Globtol picks Nyssa up off her feet, as he lifts and carries her away from Nina. Nyssa struggles to break free, protesting as the Globtol takes her with him.

NYSSA
(protests) “Put me down! Put me down, please! I must save her!”

But the Globtol grunts in response, as he carries Nyssa with him away from the Dwaxi. Meanwhile Nina struggles to break free in the captivity of the Dwaxi. Nina sobs and weeps away, before the Blockade comes upon her and menacingly looks at her in her eyes.

BLOCKADE
(laughs; mockingly) “HA HA! HA HA! GOT YOU AGAIN! GOT YOU AGAIN! NOW! HOW ABOUT HAVING SOMETHING STUFFED DOWN YOUR NECK!”

Nina whimpers, terrified about what the Dwaxi intend to do with her.


SCENE #114 – EXT – GRAVLIO HILLS, YONDAMUS IV – 26TH CENTURY – EVENING
Outside at the Gravlio Hills in Qavin, the sandstorm has ended. Boco packs some stuff into an jeep-like vehicle, as Hilda and Billy sit inside and wait patiently to go.

HILDA
“Are you going to be much longer, Boco? At this rate another sand storm might come again.”

BOCO
“I’m just getting my stuff! Need all the tracking equipment.”

HILDA
“But you’ve got it all here. Surely you can’t have more to get.”

BOCO
“Just bear with me, darling. Nearly there.” (Pause) “Oh! I forgot my normaliser. Hang on.”

Boco goes back inside the hut. Hilda groans, annoyed.

BILLY
“So, how come you live on this planet?”

HILDA
“Well actually we don’t really. My husband trades in the black market.”

BILLY
“What, he’s a crook?”

HILDA
“A professional man of essential supplies, I’d like to call him.”

BILLY
“You mean…he’s a spiff? They have spiffs in the future!”

HILDA
“He does little deals with the Yondamons and the humans to get a bit of dole. We weren’t meant to stay on Yondamus Four for long. But our ship got smashed up by some gang. We then met this community in Qavin who looked after us well. Nice people too, before they got caught up in this fiery-thing that scorched the planet.”

BILLY
“Sorry to hear that.”

HILDA
“Luckily my Boco was able to get us underneath this growth and make a new home for us and our children. I don’t know where I’d be without my Boco H.”

Moment of silence.

BILLY
“Is this…car yours?”

HILDA
“Car? This is a fiftieth edition space-travel jeep.”

BILLY
“Space-travel jeep?”

HILDA
“Yeah. It’s all we had of what survived from our ship.”

BILLY
“This Sandy pet of your husband’s? What is it like?”

Just then, Boco comes out of the hut. He carries some luggage with him, before putting them into the space-travel jeep.

HILDA
“Well, Boco had to work really hard to get that hairball tamed. Luckily he got into his care and became his pet afterwards. We had him for years even when this planet got burned up.”

BILLY
“Then how did you lose it?”

BOCO
(interjects) “Oh it got lost in a sand-storm. We made our way back to this hut before we could make a search. We haven’t been able to train the Globtol where to find our new home.”

Boco finishes packing the last of the luggage before locking up the boot of the space-travel jeep.

BOCO
“Now. Just need to lock up the hut.”

HILDA
“Are you sure you’ve got everything, Boco?”

BOCO
“Yes, dear. Everything we need for the journey to find Sandy and Billy’s friend.”

Boco locks up the hut with an electronic key from a distance. He then makes a double check with locking the hut with his key, before returning to the space-travel jeep.


SCENE #115 – INT – BOCO’S SPACE-TRAVEL JEEP – 26TH CENTURY – EVENING
Boco gets inside the space-travel jeep with Hilda and Billy, as he sits in the front seat. Boco closes the door once he’s inside the space-travel jeep.

BOCO
“Right. Are we all ready?”

HILDA; BILLY
“Yes.”

BOCO
“Good. Now before we take off, make sure I’ve got everything.”

Bobo uses his fingers to check.

BOCO
“Now! Tracking equipment; sandwiches; drink; normaliser; phasers – just in case. Err….books to read; music to play…”

HILDA
“Boco?”

BOCO
(continues) “…Pen and pencil…”

HILDA
“Boco?”

BOCO
(realises) “What is it, dear?”

HILDA
“What about the kids?”

Moment of silence.

BOCO
(realises) “The kids?”

HILDA
“You haven’t left the kids in the hut, have you?”

Moment of silence, as Boco thinks.

BOCO
“Uh, I’ll go and check. Then we’ll go. I promise you.”

Boco gets out of the space-travel jeep and heads off go back to the hut. Hilda and Billy remain behind. Hilda groans annoyed, whilst Billy tries to be patient. Boco unlocks the door to the hut with his electronic key before he enters inside.

HILDA
“This always happens when my husband forgets things. He has to forget one tiny thing…and it happens to be our kids.” (Pause) “I’m sorry, Billy. You must be getting impatient.”

BILLY
“Oh it’s alright, Hilda. Let’s trust to hope that Nyssa’s still alive and well when we find her…eventually.”


SCENE #116 – INT – EMPEROR DALEK’S CHAMBER – 26TH CENTURY – EVENING
In the citadel of Sliu Nos, the capital city of Yondamus Prime, the Emperor of the Daleks is housed in a gigantic chamber overlooking all of the Dalek operations. One of the Emperor’s guards glides to its ultimate leader to give a report.

DALEK EMPEROR GUARD
“EMPEROR!”

EMPEROR DALEK
(booms) “SPEAK.”

DALEK EMPEROR GUARD
“THE DALEK FORCE SENT TO CAPTURE THE DOC-TOR HAS ARRIVED!”

EMPEROR DALEK
(booms) “EXCELLENT!”

DALEK EMPEROR GUARD
“THE DOC-TOR IS BEING BROUGHT HERE TO THE CITADEL. HE IS JOINED BY THE FIRST OFFICER OF EARTH SHIP MOON-RAKER, AND THE AMBASSADOR FOR YONDAMUS TOGAL. THEY WILL BE HERE INSTANTLY!”

EMPEROR DALEK
(booms) “THE PURPOSE FOR THE DOC-TOR MUST BE EXPLAINED EXPLICITLY TO HIM. PREPARE THE DEMONSTRATION SO THAT HE MUST UNDERSTAND WHAT HE MUST DO. THE DALEKS MUST LIVE AND AVOID THEIR DOOM FROM THE DWAXI.”

DALEK EMPEROR GUARD
“UNDERSTOOD.”

EMPEROR DALEK
(booms) “THE DALEKS WILL BE SUPREME. WE MUST BE READY TO TEACH THE OPPOSITION THE MEANING OF DEFYING THE DALEKS!”


 © Tim Bradley, 2016

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