‘BB@5 Anniversary Celebration Blog-a-Thon’ – 22:30:00

Time to continue ‘Doom of the Daleks’ with ‘Part Four, Chapter 13’

Enjoy!

Tim. 🙂


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13. Course for Yondamus IV

Roll original 1982 Peter Davison opening credits


REPRISE
Dalek Lab #4 shudders violently. Everyone, except the Daleks, falls to the floor. They soon get back to their feet, as Captain Sulley addresses the Doctor.

CAPTAIN
“Doctor? What are the Daleks saying? What do they mean?”

The lab shudders violently again.

DOCTOR
“It means, Captain…that the Dalek’s are controlling the orbital path of Yondamus Prime. Ambassador Togal would not be happy to see this.”

ELAINE
“Orbit path of Yondamus Prime?”

DOCTOR
“The Daleks are taking us to Yondamus Four, Elaine. And they’re using Yondamus Prime as a spaceship.”


SCENE #142 – EXT – YONDAMUS SPACE – 26TH CENTURY – N/A
The Daleks now pilot the planet of Yondamus Prime into space. The planet journeys for its destination to Yondamus IV. The Dalek fleet; the Dalek Mothership and the Moonraker travel alongside the Yondamus Prime planet at warp speed. On the surface of the planet, land masses fragment and oceans cause tidal waves and tsunamis all over.


SCENE #143 – INT – EMPEROR DALEK’S CHAMBER – 26TH CENTURY – EVENING
The Emperor Dalek’s pride is unwavering. Housed in its chamber, it looks down on its Dalek subjects and declares victory.

EMPEROR DALEK
(booms) “THE PRIME PLANET OF YONDAMUS SHALL BE OUR WAR MACHINE! THE DALEKS SHALL OBLITERATE WITH THE MIGHT OF ALL ULTIMATE POWER. THE DWAXI SHALL DETERIORATE! EXTERMINATE THE DWAXI AND THE DALEKS WILL BE SUPREME AGAIN!”

DALEKS
“EXTERMINATE THE DWAXI AND THE DALEKS WILL BE SUPREME AGAIN! EXTERMINATE! EXTERMINATE! EXTERMINATE! EXTERMINATE! EXTERMINATE! EXTERMINATE! EXTERMINATE! EXTERMINATE!”

(CONTINUES INTO:)


SCENE #144 – INT – DALEK LAB #4 – 26TH CENTURY – NIGHT
Back in Dalek lab #4, the Doctor; Elaine and Captain Sulley talk to the Supreme Dalek and Colin whilst they’re held at gun point.

DOCTOR
“So…you’ve managed to achieve planetary control through the space ways. I congratulate you.”

SUPREME DALEK
“DALEK SUPERIORITY CAN-NOT BE FAULTED! THE DWAXI FORCE WILL CRUMBLE TO OUR POWER. THE TWO PLANETS WILL CONVERGE AND THE DWAXI WILL BE EXTERMINATED!”

CAPTAIN
“Aren’t you just being too ambitious? After all, the gravitational pull will disintegrate this planet into smithereens.”

ELAINE
“Yeah. The volcanic eruptions; earthquakes and tidal waves would tear this planet to shreds. You’d have nothing left of this!”

DALEK UNIT #195
“OUR TECHNOLOGY IS GREATER THAN YOURS!”

DALEK UNIT #196
“DALEKS DO NOT MAKE MISTAKES!”

DOCTOR
(wryly) “How very modest of you!”

COLIN
“The Daleks have taken everything into consideration. They were able to stabilise the environmental and structural forces to ensure that this journey in space would be achieved compared to the last attempt which you foiled, Doctor.”

CAPTAIN
“What’s happened to you, Mr. Wilson? Why have you turned your back on your shipmates?”

COLIN
“Shipmates? They’re not friends of mine. They’re insignificant. Weak. Inferior!”

ELAINE
“You sound like a Dalek, Colin.”

COLIN
“Maybe that’s because I feel like one. I’m so much better than any other human being. The Daleks have granted me life if I work for them. So far it’s been very rewarding. So I shall be part of something extraordinary and gain the power of infinite knowledge to control the universe like the Daleks.”

DOCTOR
“Mr. Wilson! That’s just a dream. The Daleks don’t take allies. They just use you for their own purposes.”

ELAINE
“I thought you were nutty and power-hungry Colin, but never bonkers!”

COLIN
“Ah but that’s just it, you see. You’ve never ever encouraged me in the role of commander! You’ve always held me back! Thought I was nothing!”

ELAINE
“That’s not true, Colin! I’ve encouraged you…”

COLIN
“Never call me Colin, Commander Thomas! Never again! I don’t make friends with such insignificant people!”

ELAINE
“How can you say such horrible things, Colin? I thought we were buddies and comrades all the time!”

CAPTAIN
“Colin Wilson, I insist you give yourself up and leave the Daleks.”

DOCTOR
(wryly) “Oh that should do it very well, Captain.”

SUPREME DALEK
“LIEUTENANT COMMANDER WILSON BELONGS TO US NOW. HE WILL OBEY US. DALEKS DO NOT EXPECT TO FORM RELATIONS. WE EXPECT THE SAME OF WILSON.”

Moment of silence.

DOCTOR
(gloomily) “So, what happens now? We make our way to Yondamus Four. What do you intend to do?”

SUPREME DALEK
“THE DALEK ARMY WILL PLACE THE BATTLEFIELD. ALL DALEK FORCES WILL CONVERGE ON THE DWAXI BASE AND OBLITERATE EVERY SINGLE SOLDIER AND TROOPER THAT OPPOSES US! YOU DOC-TOR WILL CARRY ON WITH YOUR WORK TO PROVIDE THE ANTIGEN FOR THE YENTIAS DRUG IMMEDIATELY!”

The Doctor feels helpless, as he contemplates the situation he is in.


SCENE #145 – INT – EMPEROR DALEK’S CHAMBER – 26TH CENTURY – NIGHT
Meanwhile with the Emperor Dalek in his chamber, he addresses the Agent Dalek.

EMPEROR DALEK
(booms; to Agent Dalek) “ESTIMATED TIME OF ARRIVAL TO YONDAMUS FOUR IS REQUIRED.”

AGENT DALEK
“ESTIMATED TIME OF ARRIVAL: THREE POINT FIVE ONE GIGA-RELS. THE DWAXI WILL BE ABLE TO DETECT OUR PRESENCE WITH THEIR SCANNERS.”

EMPEROR DALEK
(booms) “IT WILL BE OF NO CONSEQUENCE. SOON THE DALEK FORCES WILL EXTERMINATE THE IMPOSTORS.”

AGENT DALEK
“THE DOCTOR WILL CONTINUE WITH HIS WORK. HE WILL NOT DISOBEY US!”

EMPEROR DALEK
(booms) “YOU SHALL SEE TO IT THAT THE DOCTOR DOES NOT FALTER! HE WILL FIND THE ANTIGEN TO EXTERMINATE THE DWAXI. HE KNOWS THE DOOM OF THE UNIVERSE AS WELL AS FOR THE DALEK RACE! SEE TO IT!”

AGENT DALEK
“I UNDERSTAND.”

EMPEROR DALEK
(booms) “HIS ACTIONS WILL BE MONITORED FREQUENTLY OR…”

Suddenly, a Dalek alarm blares off loudly in the chamber. This causes some of the Emperor Daleks’s guards to skittle; scatter and goes into a panic.

DALEKS
(panics) “ALERT! ALERT! EMERGENCY! EMERGENCY! EMERGENCY! EMERGENCY!”

EMPEROR DALEK
(booms; panics) “WHAT IS HAPPENING? WHAT IS THE EMERGENCY?”

AGENT DALEK
“RECEIVING REPORT NOW!”

The Agent Dalek glides to a console to receive the report from all sections of the Dalek converted planet. A short while later…

AGENT DALEK
“DALEK SECTION FOUR SQUADRON REPORTS THAT DALEK MOTHER-SHIP IS UNDER ATTACK.”

EMPEROR DALEK
(booms) “ATTACK?”

AGENT DALEK
“YES.”

EMPEROR DALEK
(booms) “BY WHOM?”

AGENT DALEK
“BY THE EARTH SHIP MOON-RAKER!”

EMPEROR DALEK
(booms) “THAT IS IMPOSSIBLE! DALEKS HAVE TAKEN CONTROL OF EARTH SHIP MOON-RAKER.”

DALEK EMPEROR GUARD
“IT IS CONFIRMED! DALEK MOTHER-SHIP IS ATTACKED BY PHOTON MISSILES AND LASERS. SIGNATURES OF WEAPONS FIRE ARE IMPENDING FROM THE EARTH SHIP.”

EMPEROR DALEK
(booms) “WHY IS THIS HAPPENING? EXPLAIN! EXPLAIN! EXPLAIN!!!!!”


SCENE #146 – INT – DALEK LAB #4 – 26TH CENTURY – NIGHT
In Dalek Lab #4, the alarm blares loudly and causes the Daleks to skittle; scatter and go into a panic.

DALEKS
(panics) “ALERT! ALERT! THE DALEK FLEET IS IN DISTRESS! ALERT! ALERT!”

DOCTOR
“Having problems, are you?”

ELAINE
“What’s going on?”

SUPREME DALEK
(rants) “DALEK MOTHER-SHIP IS IN DISTRESS. SUFFERING ATTACKS FROM EARTH SHIP MOON-RAKER! THIS IS NOT POSSIBLE! DALEKS ARE IN CONTROL OF EARTH SHIP MOON-RAKER!”

ELAINE
“If the Daleks’ aren’t in control of the Moonraker, who could be controlling it?”

CAPTAIN
(realises) “Of course! The surviving crew!”

ELAINE
“What?”

CAPTAIN
(delighted) “Down in the mines. Where we were digging for the core of Yondamus Prime. They must have managed to beam back on board the ship and take control of the ship.”

SUPREME DALEK
“THAT IS NOT POSSIBLE! DALEKS ARE GREATER IN STRENGTH THAN HUMANS. HUMANS CAN-NOT OPPOSE DALEKS.”

DOCTOR
“Oh yes they can! And you know that very well. Human beings have fought against Daleks and beaten them. And they’ve done it again!”

CAPTAIN
“You shouldn’t have betrayed us so early, Mr. Wilson. I told you members of the crew would survive.”

COLIN
“I don’t need to escape. The Daleks are my salvation!”

Just then the Doctor snatches one of the tubes containing the Yentias drug off from the table. The Doctor holds it in his hands, as the Daleks back away.

DOCTOR
“Not without this, I believe. The Daleks’ plan are useless without me providing the antigen for the Dwaxi so…” (realises; puzzled) “…why are you are all backing away?”

SUPREME DALEK
(panics) “DO NOT DROP THE TUBE, DOCTOR! DO NOT DROP IT! DO NOT DROP IT!”

ELAINE
(puzzled) “Why, what’s the matter? Why are you Daleks getting so hoity-toity…?”

SUPREME DALEK
(panics) “PUT THE TUBE BACK ON THE TABLE, DOCTOR. PUT IT BACK! PUT IT BACK! PUT IT BACK!”

DOCTOR
“Why? Why are you so frightened? That I might drop this tube containing the Yentias drug?”

COLIN
(insistently; to Doctor) “Do as they say. Doctor! Do not disobey the Daleks!”

CAPTAIN
“What’s all this about, Mr. Wilson.”

COLIN
(gritted teeth; to Doctor) “Put the device back on the table now, Doctor!”

DOCTOR
“You’re scared of this drug, aren’t you? That’s it! Whatever ingredients are contained in this drug you’re scared that if I drop it…”

DALEK UNIT #195
“DALEKS DO NOT FEAR!!”

DALEK UNIT #196
“DALEKS DO NOT GET SCARED!!”

SUPREME DALEK
(threateningly) “YOU WILL PLACE THE TUBE BACK ON THE TABLE OR BE EXTERMINATED!”

DOCTOR
“You’re as vulnerable to this device as the Dwaxi are to provide their strength! No wonder you get beaten by the Dwaxi so easily.” (Pause) “What’s in this drug anyway?”

SUPREME DALEK
“IT DOES NOT CONCERN YOU!”

DOCTOR
“Oh I think it does, actually. If I’m to analyse it to find an antigen, I need to know…”

Suddenly, a teleport takes place as the Doctor; Elaine; Colin and Captain Sulley get caught in a beam of light. The Daleks scuttle and panic once they see this.

DALEK UNIT #195
(panics) “ALERT! ALERT! TELEPORTATION IN PROGRESS. THE PRISONERS ARE ESCAPING!”

DALEK UNIT #196
(panics) “THE DOC-TOR IS CAUGHT IN TRANSIT!”

SUPREME DALEK
“DO NOT LET HIM ESCAPE! EXTERMINATE! EXTERMINATE!”

The Dalek raise their weapons at the Doctor; Elaine; Colin and Captain Sulley in the teleport beam.

DOCTOR
(angrily) “No! Not now! NOT NOW!!”

COLIN
(yells) “No! You can’t take me! YOU CAN’T TAKE ME AWAY…”

Colin’s voice echoes through the teleport. The Daleks open fire with their weapons, but it’s too late. The Doctor; Elaine; Colin and Captain Sulley are gone as the teleport beam fades away.

DALEK UNIT #196
“THE DOCTOR HAS ESCAPED!”

SUPREME DALEK
“THE EMPEROR MUST BE INFORMED!”


SCENE #147 – EXT – YONDAMUS SPACE – 26TH CENTURY – N/A
In outer space, the Moonraker travels beside Yondamus Prime before moving out of its orbital direction. As it zooms off, it fires its phaser weapons and attacks Dalek ships to escape their pursuit.


SCENE #148 – INT – TELEPORT ROOM, MOONRAKER – 26TH CENTURY – NIGHT
In the teleport room, two starship lieutenants (male and female) conduct the teleport of the Doctor; Captain Sulley; Elaine and Colin. Both lieutenants sigh with relief once the teleport has been successful.

FEMALE LIEUTENANT
“Thank goodness!”

MALE LIEUTENANT
“Good to have you back, Captain. We were so worried…”

DOCTOR
(interrupts; frustrated) “I was in the middle of discovering something important!”

FEMALE LIEUTENANT
“Sir?”

DOCTOR
(agitated) “And just as I was about to discover the Daleks’ reason for fearing the drug that the Dwaxi use, you had to beam us out! Very inconvenient!”

MALE LIEUTENANT
(confused) “You want to go back, sir?”

DOCTOR
(raises voice) “Go back? Go back?! Do you think I’m mad?!”

ELAINE
(interrupts; to Female Lieutenant) “Lieutenant. Take Mr Wilson to the brig! He’s under arrest!”

FEMALE LIEUTENANT
“Yes, mam.”

COLIN
(protests) “No! You can’t take me! You can’t take me!”

But the female lieutenant takes Colin Wilson away with her, as she leads him out of the teleport room. The doors slides open as they leave, before Colin struggles to get back into the teleport room.

COLIN
(shouts) “You won’t get away with this, all of you! The Daleks will get you! And when they do…you’ll wish you all weren’t born!”

The female lieutenant takes Colin with her as the teleport room doors slide shut. Meanwhile, the Captain addresses the Male Lieutenant.

CAPTAIN
(interrupts; to Male Lieutenant) “Lieutenant? What’s the status of the Moonraker’s engines?”

MALE LIEUTENANT
They’re still intact. We had to repair one of the quantum inducers once we were able to disable the Daleks controlling the ship.”

DOCTOR
“Can we achieve maximum warp with this ship?”

MALE LIEUTENANT
Yes we can. Maximum warp at nine point five should do the trick!”

DOCTOR
“Well it’d be good enough to get ahead of the Dalek fleet. Get this ship into warp drive immediately!”

CAPTAIN
“Excuse me, Doctor! I’m in command of this vessel and I decide where it goes.” (to Elaine) “Commander Thomas. You will accompany me to the bridge.”

Elaine follows Captain Sulley as they with the Doctor and the male lieutenant leave the teleport room.


SCENE #149 – INT – MAIN BRIDGE, MOONRAKER – 26TH CENTURY – NIGHT
On the bridge of the Moonraker, the turbo-lift doors slide open. Captain Sulley; Elaine; the Doctor and the male lieutenant enter. The bridge crew is now smaller and things aren’t busy as they used to be on the bridge.

MALE LIEUTENANT
“Captain on the bridge!”

Everyone on the bridge stands to attention once the Captain has entered.

CAPTAIN
“As you were.” (to Elaine) “Commander Thomas, take the helm.”

ELAINE
“Aye, Captain.”

Everyone resumes their stations as Elaine sits at the helm controls of the ship. Captain Sulley sits in the captain’s chair, whilst the Doctor stands beside him.

MALE LIEUTENANT
“Captain. Dalek ships converging on Moonraker.”

The bridge shudders, once shots of Dalek firepower pound on the hull outside.

ELAINE
“Shield’s still holding. At eighty-nine percent.”

The Doctor leans forward to speak to the Captain.

DOCTOR
(to Captain) “Captain, I must find my friends Nyssa and Billy. If the Daleks are going to be in the battlefield for Yondamus Four then that’s where they’ll be.”

CAPTAIN
“Believe me, Doctor. Yondamus Four is exactly where I’m intent on going.” (to Elaine) “Commander Thomas. Set a course for Yondamus Four. Maximum warp.”

ELAINE
“Yes, Captain.”

Elaine presses buttons at the controls to the ship.

ELAINE
“Entering flight path. Warp nine point nine ready, sir.”

CAPTAIN
“Engage!”

Elaine plots in the set course for Yondamus IV.


SCENE #150 – EXT – YONDAMUS SPACE – 26TH CENTURY – N/A
The Moonraker, still gunned by Dalek ships in space, increases speed. Eventually, the Moonraker whirs its engines and blasts off into warp drive. The Moonraker makes for Yondamus IV, leaving the Dalek fleet behind.


SCENE #151 – INT – EMPEROR DALEK’S CHAMBER – 26TH CENTURY – NIGHT
On Yondamus Prime, in the Emperor Dalek’s Chamber, the Supreme Dalek reports to the Emperor Dalek.

SUPREME DALEK
“THE DOC-TOR HAS ESCAPED. HE HAS TAKEN A SAMPLE OF THE YENTIAS DRUG AND IS ON BOARD THE EARTH SHIP MOON-RAKER WITH CAPTAIN SULLEY.”

EMPEROR DALEK
(booms) “YOU HAVE FAILED IN YOUR ROLE TO SERVE THE DALEK CAUSE!”

SUPREME DALEK
“THIS WAS A MATTER BEYOND MY CONTROL! THE DOC-TOR WAS ABLE TO CAUSE A DISTRACTION…”

AGENT DALEK
“EXCUSES ARE NOT PERMISSIBLE! YOU HAVE FAILED THE EMPEROR! YOU HAVE FAILED IN YOUR MISSION!”

EMPEROR DALEK
(booms) “YOU ARE NO LONGER FIT TO BE IN SUPREME COMMAND. FAILURE IS NOT ACCEPTABLE! EXTERMINATE”

SUPREME DALEK
(panics) “NO! NO! NO!!!!”

Within moments, the Emperor Dalek fires a huge blast of energy at the Supreme Dalek. The Supreme Dalek blows up into smithereens with its casing falling apart. The mutant within the Supreme Dalek’s casing withers and dies.

EMPEROR DALEK
(booms; to Agent Dalek) “YOU SHALL REPLACE THAT DALEK. YOU ARE TO BE SUPREME DALEK MARK TWO.”

AGENT DALEK
“I OBEY!”

EMPEROR DALEK
(booms) “REPORT ON THE HUMAN AGENT COLIN WILSON.”

AGENT DALEK
“HE WAS CAUGHT IN TRANSITION WITH TELEPORT TO MOON-RAKER. HE WILL BE IN THE EARTH SHIP’S CUSTODY!”

EMPEROR DALEK
(booms) “HE SHALL BE USED FOR THE ULTIMATE PURPOSE LATER. WHAT IS THE EARTH SHIP’S CONDITION?”

AGENT DALEK
“EARTH SHIP MOON-RAKER NOW ENTERED INTO WARP DRIVE. IT IS BEYOND FIRING REACH!”

EMPEROR DALEK
(booms) “PURSUE AND CONTINUE! WE MUST CONTINUE ON WITH OUR MISSION! THIS SECTOR WILL BE PURIFIED AND WASH THE FILTH THAT DWAXI FORCES PRODUCE! ALERT ALL DALEK UNITS TO BEWARE OF DWAXI ATTACK!”


SCENE #152 – INT – CORRIDOR, DALEK PATROL SHIP – 26TH CENTURY – NIGHT
On Yondamus IV, Billy; Nyssa; Boco and Hilda are prisoners of the Daleks. They’ve been taken into the Daleks’ patrol ship on the plains of Micros Pli, as they walk down a corridor.

BOCO
“Hilda?”

HILDA
“Yes, Boco.”

BOCO
“I’m really worried about our Sandy. He’s out there lost and could get caught by those Daleks. I just hope he hasn’t got himself killed already.”

HILDA
(reassuringly) “Don’t worry about Sandy, dear. I’m sure he’ll look after himself.”

BOCO
“Well, I’d miss our hunting to catch fish in the river if he was dead. Even though there aren’t any fish to catch. And there aren’t any rivers to catch them in.”

HILDA
“Don’t fret about it, Boco. We’ll get out! You’ll see.”

The leader of the Dalek patrol called the Dalek Hunter glides up to address the four prisoners. It raises its eye-stalk to look at them.

DALEK HUNTER
“HALT! YOU WILL HALT HERE!”

The four prisoners stop as they are instructed.

DALEK HUNTER
“TURN ROUND!”

Nyssa; Billy; Boco and Hilda turn round to face the Daleks. The Daleks raise their sucker sticks at them.

NYSSA
“What are you going to do with us?”

DALEK HUNTER
“YOU WILL BE OF POTENTIAL USE TO THE DALEKS. OUR FORCES WILL BE APPROACHING THIS PLANET VERY SHORTLY!”

BILLY
“What use can we be to you?”

DALEK HUNTER
“THAT IS NOT FOR YOU TO KNOW. YOU WILL BE ASSESSED FOR INTELLIGENCE LEVELS. THE ONES CHOSEN FOR GREATER THINGS WILL BE TREATED WELL ACCORDINGLY! THE WEAKEST AND LEAST IMPORTANT WILL PERISH!”

NYSSA
“No! Don’t do this!”

Ignoring Nyssa’s pleas, the Dalek Hunter addresses one of the patrol Daleks.

DALEK HUNTER
(to Dalek Patrol Unit #1) “DALEK PATROL UNIT ONE. YOU WILL ASSESS THESE PRISONERS’ LEVELS OF INTELLIGENCE.”

Dalek Patrol Unit #1 glides forward to assess the first prisoner, Hilda. It raises its sucker stick, just as Hilda backs away.

HILDA
(retaliates) “No! I’m not going to get scanned by you!”

DALEK HUNTER
“OBEY THE DALEKS! YOU WILL NOT ESCAPE!”

Hilda cries, as she’s cornered by some more Daleks gliding in behind her. Patrol Dalek Unit #1 extends its sucker stick up at Hilda to assess her brain.

PATROL DALEK UNIT #1
“INTELLIGENCE SCAN: INITIATE!”

Patrol Dalek Unit #1’s sucker stick cap swirls round and round to access the brain patterns of Hilda. Hilda trembles in fear, as Patrol Dalek Unit #1 continues its assessment of her.

PATROL DALEK UNIT #1
“SPECIES: HUMAN. INTELLIGENCE CAPACITY: LEVEL EIGHT POINT NINE SEVEN. SATISFACTORY.”

Patrol Dalek Unit #1 lowers its sucker stick from Hilda, as it moves onto the next Dalek Prisoner: Boco.

BOCO
(defiantly) “Don’t you raise that sucker stick thing to me, you dastardly vermin pot…”

But the Dalek has already raised its sucker stick at Boco’s head. Boco stutters and blubbers, as Patrol Dalek Unit #1 begins its assessment of him.

PATROL DALEK UNIT #1
“INTELLIGENCE SCAN: INITIATE!”

The sucker cap twists and turns, as the Dalek scans Boco for his intelligence levels.

PATROL DALEK UNIT #1
“SPECIES: HUMAN. INTELLIGENCE CAPACITY: LEVEL FIVE POINT ONE EIGHT. MARGINAL USE.”

DALEK HUNTER
“MARGINAL USE: UNSATISFACTORY. THIS HUMAN IS OF NO VALUE TO US!”

BOCO
“What do you mean I’m of no value? How dare you say that…?”

DALEK HUNTER
“EXTERMINATE THE HUMAN MALE! EXTERMINATE!”

HILDA
(protests) “Don’t you kill my husband?!”

NYSSA
(pleads) “Let him live please. Please don’t kill him!”

BILLY
(pleads) “Boco’s our friend. Show some pity!”

DALEK HUNTER
“WE DO NOT UNDER-STAND THE WORD: PITY!”

Hilda steps in front of Boco before the Daleks.

HILDA
(cries) “I won’t let you do it! Do you hear me! I WON’T!”

PATROL DALEK UNIT #1
“MOVE OUT OF THE WAY! MOVE OUT OF DALEK FIRING RANGE AT ONCE!”

HILDA
(cries) “NO! You will not kill my husband!”

PATROL DALEK UNIT #1
(threateningly) “MOVE OR I WILL EXTERMINATE YOU ALSO!”

Boco then gently moves Hilda aside from him.

BOCO
“It’s alright, Hilda. I’ll be alright.”

HILDA
“But…but they’ll kill you!”

BOCO
“Look after the kids for me, will you?”

HILDA
(sobs) “I will.”

BOCO
“And err…if you see Sandy again…tell him I miss him.”

Hilda sobs, as she nods her head.

BOCO
(to Billy) “Hey, Billy! It was great to meet you. Glad you were able to save your friend.”

Moment of silence, as Boco turns to the Daleks.

BOCO
(bitterly) “Well, boys! Give it your best shot!”

BILLY
(shouts) “No!” (to Daleks) “Daleks! Kill me instead!”

NYSSA
(cries) “No, Billy!”

BILLY
“Nyssa, I can’t let them kill Boco.” (to Daleks) “Daleks please! Spare this man’s life…”

DALEK HUNTER
(interrupts) “DALEKS DO NOT SPARE LIVES! NO MORE NEGOTIATION. EXTERMINATE HIM!”

PATROL DALEK UNIT #1
“EXTERMINATE!”

The Patrol Dalek Unit raises its gun and fires at Boco. Boco writhes in pain, screaming out loud in agony as he gets electrocuted. He falls to the floor, dead. Hilda then kneels beside Boco on the floor, as she cries away and mourns his death.

HILDA
(sobs) “My Boco. My poor precious Boco. Dead?”

Hilda sobs away, before another Patrol Dalek Unit #1 glides to her and prod her with its sucker stick.

PATROL DALEK UNIT #2
“FEMALE PRISONER WILL STAND! YOU WILL CEASE MOURNING FOR THE DEAD HUMAN! STAND! STAND!”

Hilda reluctantly stands up as she sobs away, mourning for Boco’s death.

DALEK HUNTER
“CONTINUE INTELLIGENCE SCAN.”

Patrol Dalek Unit #1 obeys, as it advances towards Nyssa.

NYSSA
(angrily) “Did you really have to kill him? He’s a father and has greater skill than your…”

DALEK HUNTER
(angrily; interrupts)) “SILENCE! CONTINUE ASSESSMENT!”

Patrol Dalek Unit #1 raises its sucker stick at Nyssa.

PATROL DALEK UNIT# 1
“INTELLIGENCE SCAN: INITIATE!”

Patrol Dalek Unit #1 uses its sucker stick to scans Nyssa’s brain waves. Just then, there’s a frizzy sound as a brainstorm of wave patterns comes from the Dalek’s scan of Nyssa.

PATROL DALEK UNIT #1
“RANDOM BRAIN WAVE PATTERNS RECEIVED. SPECIES: UNKNOWN.” (to Nyssa) “YOU ARE NOT HUMAN.”

NYSSA
“No. I’m Trakenite. But I’ve moral principles similar to humans. And not callous and inhuman as you.”

DALEK HUNTER
“REPORT INTELLIGENCE CAPACITY.”

PATROL DALEK UNIT #1
“INTELLIGENCE CAPACITY: HIGH. LEVEL NINE POINT EIGHT NINE. SATISFACTORY.”

NYSSA
“That’s it? I’m level nine point eight nine?”

PATROL DALEK UNIT #1
“THIS FEMALE HAS GREATER INTELLIGENCE. SHE WILL BE OF GREAT VALUE TO US.”

DALEK HUNTER
“EXCELLENT! ASSESS LAST PRISONER.”

Patrol Dalek Unit #1 turns from Nyssa to attend to Billy.

NYSSA
“No! Leave him alone!”

PATROL DALEK UNIT #1
“DALEKS DO NOT MAKE EXCEPTIONS! THE BOY WILL BE SCANNED FOR INTELLIGENCE.”

NYSSA
“Please, let him go.”

BILLY
“It’s alright, Nyssa. I’ll be fine.”

NYSSA
“But Billy…”

But before Nyssa can say anything else, Patrol Dalek Unit #1 extends its sucker stick to Billy. Billy shudders as the Dalek begins to scan him.

PATROL DALEK UNIT #1
“INTELLIGENCE SCAN: INITIATE.”

The Dalek scans Billy, as Nyssa looks on anticipated and concern. The Dalek finishes scanning Billy as it lowers it sucker stick.

BILLY
(grimly) “What have you decided?”

PATROL DALEK UNIT #1
“SPECIES: HUMAN. INTELLIGENCE CAPACITY: LEVEL SEVEN POINT SEVEN EIGHT.” (Pause) “SATISFACTORY. YOU WILL BE SPARED!”

BILLY
(sighs; relieved) “Thank goodness for that.”

NYSSA
(relieved) “I’m so glad. I thought they were going to kill you.”

BILLY
“Hey?”

DALEK HUNTER
“PRISONERS WILL REMAIN SILENT. YOU WILL ENTER THE PRISONER CELL ON THE RIGHT. THERE YOU WILL WAIT UNTIL THE DALEKS REQUIRE YOUR VALUE.”

The cell doors slide open electronically. Two Daleks to supervise the entry of the three prisoners into their cell.

DALEK HUNTER
(insistently) “MOVE! MOVE!”

Reluctantly, Nyssa, Billy and Hilda enter the prison cell.


SCENE #153 – INT – PRISON CELL, DALEK PATROL SHIP – 26TH CENTURY – NIGHT
As soon as they’re inside, the prison cell doors close shut. Nyssa; Billy and Hilda are locked inside. Billy goes to the cell door to examine it and see if there’s a chance of escape. Moment of silence.

BILLY
“No nooks and cronies alongside the door.”

Suddenly Billy receives an electronic shock from the door. He cries, startled.

BILLY
“It’s electrified. These Daleks don’t miss a trick, do they?”

NYSSA
“It’s their way of making sure we don’t try anything stupid.”

Hilda sobs away, as she mourns Boco’s death.

HILDA
(sobs) “Boco. My dear Boco. I just can’t believe he’s gone. The Daleks killed him remorselessly.”

Nyssa goes over to comfort Hilda.

NYSSA
“I’m so sorry, Hilda. I’m really, really sorry!”

HILDA
(sobs) “What will become of the children here with their daddy gone? What will become of me?”

Hilda sobs away on Nyssa’s shoulder. Nyssa cradles Hilda in her arms as she sympathises for her.

BILLY
“I’ve had enough of these Daleks! It’s time we made a stand! Whatever they want us to do, we won’t do it!”

NYSSA
“There’s no way we’re able to evade their tactics so easily, Billy. The Daleks will just force us to do their work otherwise we’ll be killed instantly!”

BILLY
“But we can’t just sit here doing nothing, Nyssa. We’ve got to escape and do something!”

NYSSA
“Wrong, Billy. That’s exactly what we mustn’t do. We must stay here in this cell.”

BILLY
“What do you mean?”

NYSSA
“I mean we must stay here until the Daleks turn up again. I intend to give them the element of surprise.”

BILLY
“You’ve got a plan?”

NYSSA
“If you’re willing to try it.”

BILLY
“I’m willing for anything, Nyssa. If it means getting back to the Doctor.”

Hilda sobs again. Nyssa then holds Hilda up to looks at her in the eyes.

NYSSA
(reassuringly) “Hilda? Hilda, listen to me! We’re going to get out of here. But I need you to do what I say.”

HILDA
(pessimistically) “What chance is there of us escaping? We’re going to die anyway!”

Billy approaches Hilda and kneels beside her.

BILLY
(reassuringly) “Hilda, listen to me. We’ve got a friend who can help us, and if I know him he’ll come after me and Nyssa. That means we’ve got a chance with a means of rescue.”

HILDA
(pessimistically) “Well that’s fine for you and Nyssa, but for me…”

NYSSA
“You have a chance to escape too, Hilda! And your children. Don’t you want to save your children too?”

Moment of silence, as Hilda contemplates whether to trust Nyssa and Billy.

BILLY
(gently) “Trust us, Hilda! Trust us! Hey?”

Another moment of silence. Hilda nods her head, sobbing.

BILLY
(pleased) “There! That’s more like it!” (to Nyssa) “Right, Nyssa. What do we do?”

NYSSA
“Well listen carefully and pay attention to what I say.” (Pause) “Now…”


SCENE #154 – INT – MAIN BRIDGE, MOONRAKER – 26TH CENTURY – NIGHT
On the bridge of the Moonraker, crew members work at various stations as Captain Sulley commands the ship. The Doctor stands beside him whilst Elaine pilots at the helm.

CAPTAIN
(to Elaine) “Commander Thomas? How far are we to Yondamus Four?”

ELAINE
“Estimated time of arrival: three hours, captain.”

CAPTAIN
“Good.”

The Captain swivels in his chair to address the Male Lieutenant.

CAPTAIN
“How are we on weapons, lieutenant?”

MALE LIEUTENANT
“Missile banks and phaser banks armed and ready, sir.”

CAPTAIN
“What is the status of the Dalek army?”

ELAINE
“They’re three hundred kilometres away from us at the moment. But they’re certainly catching up.”

DOCTOR
(to Captain) “What do you expect when we get to Yondamus Four, Captain? The Dwaxi can obliterate you as well as obliterating the Daleks. You don’t stand a chance against them.”

CAPTAIN
“Trust me, Doctor. I know what I’m doing!”

The Female Lieutenant then enters the bridge as she comes out of the turbo-lift, with the doors sliding open and close behind her.

FEMALE LIEUTENANT
“Commander Wilson is locked away in the brig, sir. Just thought you’d like to know.”

CAPTAIN
“Is there a guard watching him?”

FEMALE LIEUTENANT
“Yes, sir. He’s kept under close watch at this precise moment by one of the security officers…”

DOCTOR
(interrupts) “Pardon me for interrupting, Captain. A moment of your time. But about Mr. Wilson’s Dalek conditioning…”

The Captain rises up from his chair to face the Doctor.

CAPTAIN
(interrupts) “Tell me, Doctor. You were working on something for the Daleks. Would you care to tell us what it was?”

DOCTOR
(impatiently) “The Yentias drug. Now if we can go back to…”

CAPTAIN
“What is this Yentias drug?”

DOCTOR
“Why are you so interested to know, Captain?”

ELAINE
“It’s the drug that the Dwaxi use to go bonkers and start a fight, Kevin.”

CAPTAIN
“Thank you, Elaine.” (to Doctor) “The Daleks want to use this drug for themselves do they, Doctor?”

DOCTOR
“The Daleks want an antigen for this drug in order to weaken the Dwaxi’s power over them. To make them weaker.”

CAPTAIN
“Interesting.”

DOCTOR
“Captain, if you have to stop the Dwaxi and the Daleks causing chaos we must stop this rift from tearing space apart.”

CAPTAIN
“I quite agree. But first we make for Yondamus Four to sort the Dwaxi out. And you’re going to help us.”

DOCTOR
“I can’t!”

CAPTAIN
“You will produce the antigen for the Yentias drug, but this time to save humanity. We’ll see to it that Daleks and Dwaxi are blotted out of existence.”

DOCTOR
“I can’t help you, Captain! Honestly, I can’t!”

Just as the Doctor says this, the Captain takes out and raises a phaser pistol to the Doctor’s head. He has it on full charge.

CAPTAIN
“You will help us, Doctor. You got us in this mess. Now you get us out of it!”

ELAINE
“Kevin, what are you doing?”

CAPTAIN
“You stay out of this, Elaine!”

DOCTOR
“Believe me Captain; if there were any way I could help I would But not now. Not at this fixed point in time.”

CAPTAIN
“I don’t care about your fixed points in time, Doctor. All I care about is the welfare of my ship; my crew and my planet. And if you’re so chicken as much to help us beat these cursed Dwaxi and Dalek monsters then I’ll…”

Suddenly a warning signal goes off from the security control panel. The Female Lieutenant goes to check on what it is.

FEMALE LIEUTENANT
“Captain? There are some random emissions emanating from the rift we found. It’s expanding.”

ELAINE
“Expanding to where?”

FEMALE LIEUTENANT
“Just checking.” (Pause) “The rift signature is expanding across space in conjunction with the orbital path of Yondamus Four.”

DOCTOR
(to himself; thinks) “Yondamus Four? How interesting! The causal events are starting to take place as predicted.”

CAPTAIN
(agitated) “What are you gabbling about now, Doctor?”

DOCTOR
(thinks; to himself) “With the rift in our sights next door to Yondamus Four in its orbital path, that might just give me the chance to rescue…” (Pause; to Captain) “Alright, Captain.”

CAPTAIN
“Alright what, Doctor?”

DOCTOR
“I’ll help you to find an antigen to the Yentias drug. On one…no two conditions.”

CAPTAIN
“What’s that?”

DOCTOR
“First, we go to the rift afterwards.”

CAPTAIN
“And?”

DOCTOR
“Secondly…I’d like Elaine Thomas to help me, please.”


SCENE #155 – EXT – YONDAMUS SPACE – 26TH CENTURY – N/A
Meanwhile, mighty Dwaxi space vessels zoom across space as they pass around the orbital path of Yondamus IV. The space-time rift crack widens as it opens across the fabric of reality. It draws closer to the orbital path of Yondamus IV.


SCENE #156 – INT – MICROS WAREHOUSE #5 – 26TH CENTURY – NIGHT
In the Micros Warehouse as the Dwaxi’s headquarters on Yondamus IV, reports flood in of the Dwaxi armada’s entry into Yondamus space from the space-time rift.

BLOCKADE
(roars; laughs; over-excited) “OUR BOYS ARE ON THEIR WAY! THEY’RE MARKING OUT ALL THE STRATEGIC POINTS BETWEEN US AND THE DALEKS!”

TARGAH
“Excellent! Excellent! Our brothers shall be victorious in blotting out those punks. People won’t have to worry about the Daleks anymore. They’ll worry about us!”

Targah cackles out loud menacingly.

GABROG
“Blockade? Have they arrived in their strategic attack positions along the perimeter of Yondamus Four?”

BLOCKADE
“YES! YES! THEY HAVE! THEY HAVE!!!!!!!”

TARGAH
“We shall get to beat up some puny opposition yet, Gabrog! As well as the Daleks, we shall be invincible against the rest of this pitiful universe.”

Just then, an alarm goes off very loudly. This causes the Dwaxi to moan and swear.

BLOCKADE
(shouts) “I DON’T BELIEVE IT! I DON’T BELIEVE IT!!!”

GABROG
“What is it, Blockade?”

BLOCKADE
“THE EARTH SHIP MOONRAKER IS COMING!”

TARGAH
“What?! I thought we’d dealt with that dump of garbage!”

BLOCKADE
“APPARENTLY NOT!”

TARGAH
“See that those jerks don’t get past the fleet! And don’t do anything stupid you may regret!”

BLOCKADE
(angrily) “WHAT DID YOU SAY?!”

GABROG
“Commander?!”

TARGAH
(bitterly) “What do you want now, Gabrog?”

GABROG
“Dwaxi troopers are being sent now to attack the Daleks that are on Yondamus Four already. They’ll sort them out!”

TARGAH
(coldly) “Brilliant!”

GABROG
“Our boys will also find the girl that escaped our Dwaxi camp earlier. She’ll be with three other humans as well!”

TARGAH
“The girl? Did you say ‘the girl’?”

GABROG
“Yes, Commander.”

Moment of silence.

TARGAH
(chuckles; sinisterly) “Send in the new troops! They’ll give them a surprise!”


SCENE #157 – INT – PRISON CELL, DALEK PATROL SHIP – 26TH CENTURY – NIGHT
Back in the prison cell aboard the Dalek patrol ship on Yondamus IV, the cell doors slide open as a Dalek enters. It registers Billy; Nyssa and Hilda who sit in the prison cell and see the Dalek come in. Hilda sobs away.

DALEK PATROL UNIT #2
“PRISONERS WILL STAND!”

Nyssa and Billy reluctantly stand up. Hilda however remains seated as she sobs away. The Dalek enters further into the cell, as it prods at Hilda with its sucker stick.

DALEK PATROL UNIT #2
“YOU WILL STAND!”

HILDA
(sobs) “No!”

DALEK PATROL UNIT #2
“YOU WILL STAND!”

HILDA
(cries) “No! Leave me alone!”

DALEK PATROL UNIT #2
“ON YOUR FEET! IMMEDIATELY! OBEY DALEK COMMANDS!”

Billy then takes off his right shoe and approaches the Dalek.

BILLY
“Err…Dalek?”

DALEK PATROL UNIT #2
“YES?”

As the Dalek turns its eyestalk, Billy immediately grabs hold of it and stuffs his shoe over it. The Dalek moves from side to side frantically in the prison cell and in a panic.

DALEK PATROL UNIT #2
(panics) “HELP! HELP! HELP ME! VISION IMPAIRED! I CANNOT SEE! VISION IMPAIRED! VISION IMPAIRED! I CANNOT SEE! I CANNOT SEE!”

Billy tries to hold onto the Dalek and stop it from crashing into Hilda as she screams.

NYSSA
(cries) “Hilda! Hilda, quick!”

HILDA
“Right! I’m coming!”

Hilda gets past the Dalek and joins Nyssa.

DALEK PATROL UNIT #2
(panics) “ALERT! ALERT! PRISONERS TRYING TO ESCAPE! HELP ME! HELP ME!”

NYSSA
(calls) “Billy, get over here!”

BILLY
“I’m trying, Nyssa! But the Dalek’s pushing me aside!”

The Dalek glides from side to side frantically as it blocks Billy’s chance to get out.

DALEK PATROL UNIT #2
(panics; shrieks) “CANNOT SEE THEM! CANNOT SEE THEM! HELP! CANNOT SEE THEM! HELP! HELP ME! HELP ME! YOU MUST NOT GET AWAY!”

Billy panics as he gets trapped on the wall by the Dalek.

NYSSA
“Hang on, Billy! Hang on”

BILLY
“Be careful, Nyssa!”

Nyssa runs to help Billy, as she comes behind the Dalek and grabs it with her hands.

DALEK PATROL UNIT #2
(panics; shrieks) “HELP ME! HELP ME! HELP ME!”

Nyssa eventually pulls the Dalek away from Billy and pushes it forward into the cell. The Dalek bangs into the wall once it’s been pushed.

NYSSA
“Now, Billy! Now!”

BILLY
“Right.”

Billy runs to join Nyssa as they and Hilda get out of the cell. The Dalek shrieks and panics as it is unable to see with Billy’s right shoe on its eyestalk.

DALEK PATROL UNIT #2
(shrieks; panics) “WARNING! WARNING! LOSS OF CONTROL! LOSS OF CONTROL! LOSS OF CONTROL!!!”


SCENE #158 – INT – CORRIDOR, DALEK PATROL SHIP – 26TH CENTURY – NIGHT
Outside in the corridor, Nyssa; Billy and Hilda get out of the prison cell. The cell doors lock with the panicky Dalek. Nyssa; Billy and Hilda press a button to lock the cell-doors. There is a reassuring click. Nyssa; Billy and Hilda sigh with relief.

BILLY
“Thank goodness for that!”

NYSSA
(concerned) “Are you alright, Billy? The Dalek didn’t hurt you?”

BILLY
(reassuringly) “No Nyssa, thanks. It was just a few little bumps.”

HILDA
(thrilled) “Ooh that was exciting, wasn’t it?”

NYSSA
“Come on! Let’s find our way out of here!”

Nyssa; Billy and Hilda make their way out of the Dalek Patrol Ship as they run down the corridor.


© Tim Bradley, 2016

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