‘Junglos 4198’, Part Four, Chapter 15

generator-room

15. The Generator Room

SCENE #135 – EXT – GATES OF UNGOL, RETATIF FIELDS – DATE: 4198 – DAY, AFTERNOON
Back outside at the gates of Ungol, Morg and Pike struggle to defend themselves against the Gren savages. They’ve been re-charging and firing their laser pistols, but the power-packs are running low on power.

PIKE
“Morg! My last power-pack has run out! My laser pistol’s useless!”

MORG
“My laser pistol’s run out on its power-pack too, Pike!”

Morg and Pike throw their laser pistols bitterly to the ground, as they stamp and curse the ground. They then look up to see the Gren savages approaching them.

MORG
“We’ll have to fight with swords drawn! Get your sword ready, Pike!”

Morg draws his sword out from his sheath. Pike does the same, but as they hold their swords in their hands ready for action, they see the approaching Gren savages howling wildly and with spears raised as they charge towards them.

PIKE
“We’re not going to take on these guys, Morg!”

MORG
“We must, Pike! We must!”

Morg and Pike tremble in fear, as they back away with the Gren savages howling in rage and about to kill them. But before the Gren savages can strike their spears on Morg and Pike, they are soon fired upon by laser beams from above. The Gren savages shriek in terror and fear, as they scatter all over the place on the Retatif Fields away from Morg and Pike. Morg and Pike are baffled as they watch the runaway Gren savages.

PIKE
(baffled) “What’s got into them?! They’ve seen ghosts those savages have!”

MORG
(baffled) “That was firepower coming from above! Laser beams from another ship!”

Morg and Pike look up, as they see the Hispaniola spaceship above in the sky with its engines roaring away. The Hispaniola spaceship fires its laser cannons onto the scattering Gren savages. Morg and Pike cheer with relief and excitement.

PIKE
(relieved; excited) “The Hispaniola! The Hispaniola, Morg! The Hispaniola has come, Morg!”

MORG
(agitated; excited) “I can see the Hispaniola, Pike! Yes! Deletos has brought reinforcements!”

PIKE
(excited) “Yes! Now we’ll show those scrawny savages!”

As Morg and Pike see the Hispaniola flying above their heads, a teleport takes place as Deletos appears with a team of crewmembers from the ship.

DELETOS
(to left) “Right! You men take my left and drive the savage forces back into Marador!” (to right) “You men take my right and push the savages through the Retatif Fields! Understood?”

Deletos’ men acknowledge his orders.

DELETOS
(boldly) “Then go! Go now!”

The designated groups of Deletos’ men head off, as they take on the Gren savages from left to right and drive them out into Marador and Retatif. Relieved, Morg and Pike run over to Deletos.

PIKE
(relieved) “Mr. Deletos! Thank goodness you came in the nick of time! You saved us!”

MORG
(relieved) “We really thought we were going to get it in the neck! But thanks to you, we’re not dead men!”

DELETOS
“Your assistance is still required, Mr. Morg; Mr. Pike! You shall accompany me and my men to take on the fight to the front!”

PIKE
“But we’ve run out of power-packs, Mr. Deletos!”

MORG
“Yeah! How do you expect us to fight with depleted laser pistols?”

DELETOS
“It is fortunate that I have some spare power-packs on me! Here you go!”

Deletos takes the spare power-packs out from his pocket and passes them to Morg and Pike, to which they catch.

DELETOS
“Now! Recharge your pistols, men! Get ready to fight!”

PIKE
(protests) “But we’re tired!”

DELETOS
(sharply) “No more excuses! Unless you want to be shot for cowardice!”

MORG
(gradually) “On the other hand…it would be good to fight for a common cause!”

With that, Deletos, Morg and Pike join the other crewmembers and charge on with laser pistols and swords in their hands. They fight against the vicious Gren savages, who howl wildly as they also charge at them at their end.


SCENE #136 – INT – TREASURE CHAMBER, UNGOL – DATE: 4198 – DAY, AFTERNOON
Back inside the treasure chamber of the tower of Ungol, Billy gets roused by Nyssa as she leans over him.

NYSSA
(insistently) “Billy! Billy, wake up! Wake up Billy, wake up!”

Billy slowly comes round, as he sits himself up on the floor. Nyssa kneels beside Billy, as he groans whilst waking up.

NYSSA
(softly) “Billy? How do you feel?”

BILLY
(breathes deep; gradually) “I feel…I feel…fine.” (Pause) “Better than fine! I feel great! Why do you ask?”

Billy then notices something about Nyssa before him.

BILLY
(astonished) “Nyssa! You’re…you’re not pale anymore! I mean…you look better!”

NYSSA
(overjoyed) “I feel better, Billy! In fact…I’ve been cured!”

BILLY
“What?!”

Billy then checks Nyssa’s arms.

BILLY
(amazed) “Your arm! I mean the arm where that growth was! Where the bug bit you!”

NYSSA
(invigorated) “It’s gone! Completely free of infection! I feel good about myself! I’m stronger! I don’t feel weak anymore!”

BILLY
“You certainly are better!”

NYSSA
(curiously) “What about you, Billy? How are your sides?”

With that, Billy quickly lifts up his torn-shirt to see whether the infection is there or not. He becomes surprised and amazed, when he sees that the infection on the sides of his body have gone too.

BILLY
(thrilled) “They’re clean! My sides no longer have the bug bite or the growth there! I’m cured too, Nyssa!” (Pause) “But…how? How come we’ve been cured?”

NYSSA
(gradually) “It’s strange! When we were looking in those chests of mud, I recollect wishing that you’d be cured! I wanted you to be better, Billy! I wanted to see you free from the infection!”

BILLY
(astonished) “You…you wished me better, Nyssa?”

NYSSA
“Yes!”

BILLY
(laughs; nervously) “That’s…that’s a coincidence! Because…I wanted you to be cured as well! I wanted you to be better and free from the pain as well! I wished it!” (Pause) “Do…do you think that the mud…in those chest…fulfilled our desire? Or wishes?”

NYSSA
“It’s possible! I’m not sure! Mud can’t cure us that simply! There has to be a scientific explanation for all of this! There must be! There has to be more than just mud reading our minds!” (realises) “Mind you, there is less mud in those chests than before! I don’t know why…but I could sense the mud spreading all over our bodies whilst we were unconscious on the floor…”

BILLY
(blurts) “I love you!”

Moment of silence.

NYSSA
(startled) “Billy?!”

BILLY
(realises) “I mean…I was…” (Pause; gradually) “I love you, Nyssa! I love you so much!”

Another moment of silence.

NYSSA
(warmly) “Somehow…I’ve always known that, Billy. I always knew that you did.”

BILLY
(slightly ashamed) “Yeah. Too obvious, was it?”

NYSSA
(gradually) “I love you too, Billy!”

BILLY
(startled) “You do?”

NYSSA
(softly) “Yes.”

Another moment of silence.

BILLY
(startled; amazed) “I err…um…” (laughs) “I don’t know what to say!”

NYSSA
(gradually; reassuringly) “There’s no need to say anything, Billy!” (Pause) “No need.”

Eventually, Nyssa and Billy embrace each other in a hug. Both are content as they hug each other for a while. But this romantic embrace gets interrupts, as Ja-Ara and Jor-Eliv enter the treasure chamber.

JOR-ELIV
“Look! Ja-Ara! It’s those two brats! The boy and the girl!”

JA-ARA
(yells) “They must die for our god! THEY MUST BE KILLED!”

NYSSA
(shocked) “Billy! It’s those savages!”

BILLY
(urgently) “Quick, Nyssa! Get up!”

Nyssa and Billy get up from the floor, before they get struck upon by Ja-Ara as she thrusts her spear at them. But Ja-Ara misses, as Nyssa and Billy dodge out of the way before ending up on the floor. They are completely baffled and bewildered once on the floor.

BILLY
(concerned) “Nyssa?! Are you alright?”

Ja-Ara then stands above them, as she holds her spear in her hand.

JA-ARA
“At last! I’ve got you! Now you shall die!”

Ja-Ara then raises her spear up in the air, as she’s ready to kill Nyssa and Billy on the floor.

BILLY
“Nyssa! I…”

NYSSA
“I know, Billy! I know!”

Ja-Ara howls, as she’s about to strike on Nyssa and Billy. But just then, the Doctor enters.

DOCTOR
(casually) “Excuse me! Do you mind putting that spear down before you hurt my friends?!”

Ja-Ara howls enraged as she turns to see the Doctor.

JA-ARA
(howls; enraged) “There you are!” (to Jor-Eliv) “Jor, my husband! Kill that man!”

NYSSA
(surprised) “Doctor! It’s you!”

DOCTOR
(urgently) “Quick Nyssa; Billy! Get over here!”

Nyssa and Billy quickly run over towards the Doctor. Meanwhile Jor-Eliv charges at the Doctor with a spear in his hand as he’s about to strike him with it.

JOR-ELIV
(vengefully) “Die, you evil Doctor man!”

But just as Jor-Eliv is about to thrust his spear onto the Doctor, Dynda enters.

DYNDA
(cries) “Don’t even think about it, buster!”

Dynda takes out a laser pistol and fires it on Jor-Eliv. Jor-Eliv cries out in pain once he’s shot, before collapsing to the floor.

JA-ARA
(yells; angrily) “No! My husband!” (to Jor-Eliv) “Husband, get up! GET UP!!!”

Dynda then fires on Ja-Ara with her laser pistol. Ja-Ara shrieks out loud in pain, before she too collapses to the floor beside her husband, Jor-Eliv.

DOCTOR
(astonished) “Whoa! I must say I disapprove of that sort of violence, Dynda!”

DYNDA
(defiantly) “It was them or us, Doctor! Besides…it’s good measure anyway!”

DOCTOR
(relieved; to Nyssa) “Nyssa! How glad I am to see you!” (to Billy) “You too, Billy!”

NYSSA
“Doctor, we’re fine! Billy has been looking after me!”

DOCTOR
(relieved) “Well that’s splendid! I was so worried!” (to Billy) “Thank you for looking after Nyssa for me, Billy!”

BILLY
(modestly) “Oh…it was my pleasure!”

DYNDA
“Doctor, these are your two friends I take?”

DOCTOR
(realises) “Ah, yes!” (to Dynda) “Dynda, this is Nyssa and Billy.” (to Nyssa; Billy) “Nyssa and Billy, this is Dynda. You have met already I think! Back at Waldo where the TARDIS is! Dynda’s my new friend, Nyssa; Billy!”

BILLY
(cheerfully) “Yes! Hello again!”

DYNDA
(cheerfully) “Hello yourself!”

DOCTOR
(apprehensively) “But there’s no time for that now! We must get what we came for!”

The Doctor then goes over to the three treasure chests on the floor. He takes out a container from his coat pocket. He opens the container and scoops up a dollop of mud out from one of the treasure chests with it, putting it inside.

NYSSA
(anxiously) “How long will those two savages be out for then? I hope you didn’t kill them, Dynda!”

DYNDA
(reassuringly) “Oh it was a stun blast! Hopefully they shall be out for a pretty long time!”

BILLY
“Stun blast?”

The Doctor seals the lid of the container with the mud inside, before he re-joins Nyssa, Billy and Dynda.

DOCTOR
“Got it! Let’s get out of here!”

BILLY
“Is that mud you’ve got in that container there, Doctor?”

DOCTOR
“Yes! From one of the treasure chests!”

NYSSA
“Doctor! Billy and I were infected…”

DOCTOR
(interrupts) “Yes tell me more about it on the way, Nyssa! We must get back upstairs to the generator control room!”

NYSSA
(puzzled) “The generator control room?”

DOCTOR
“The place that controls this dark tower, Nyssa! Come on!”

The Doctor heads off out of the treasure chamber. Nyssa, Billy and Dynda follow after him. They leave Ja-Ara and Jor-Eliv lying unconscious on the floor.


SCENE #137 – INT – GREAT HALL, UNGOL – DATE: 4198 – DAY, AFTERNOON
Meanwhile, in the great hall of the tower of Ungol, Jason fights against the Bullor and Captain Doromir fights against Lo-Jo. The two groups fighting each other are watched by the two guardians, Cartcra and Corate.

CORATE
(concerned) “Do you think we should intervene on behalf of the Bullor, Cartcra?”

CARTCRA
“No! No, Corate! The Bullor must fight with the Quasarin sword-bearer alone! He will know how to deal with him! We will not intervene!”

Cartcra and Corate remain silent, as they do nothing to help the Bullor. Meanwhile, Jason has problems as he struggles to fight the Bullor. He attempts to strike his Quasarin sword onto the Bullor’s skin. But it is a mere blow and it does not affect the beast. The Bullor roars in Jason’s face, just as the boy stumbles back in fear onto the floor. Jason stares up at the Bullor beast towering above him.

BULLOR
“YOU CLAIM TO BE QUASARIN’S SWORD-BEARER! YET YOU KNOW NOT HOW TO USE IT! YOU SHALL NOT DEFEAT ME!”

JASON
(defiantly) “We’ll see about that! I shall defeat you with the sword, even if it takes me decades!”

BULLOR
“I AM NOT TO BE UNDERESTIMATED! YOU DO NOT KNOW MY STRENGTH! YOU SHALL NOT SMITE ME WITH THE SWORD!”

Jason then lunges forward with his Quasarian sword to strike the Bullor. But the Bullor strikes hard on Jason and he cries out in the pain. The Bullor roars, as he makes to strike again on Jason. The struggle continues, as Jason makes to lash his sword upon the Bullor’s armour again. Meanwhile with Captain Doromir and Lo-Jo fighting each other…

DOROMIR
(challengingly) “Do you really think you can outwit a captain such as me, Mr. Sil! I shall enjoy it to prove you wrong!”

LO-JO
(laughs) “Enjoy it while you can, Doromir! I have a sneaky suspicion that I will win…old Captain!”

Lo-Jo and Doromir continue fighting, as they clash swords against each other. Doromir then strikes at Lo-Jo with his sword and tears his shirt apart. Lo-Jo gasps in shock and horror.

LO-JO
(shocked) “You ripped my shirt!”

Doromir then strikes at Lo-Jo’s hat and cuts a bit of it off with his sword. Lo-Jo gasps again.

LO-JO
(shocked) “Now you’ve cut a bit of my hat off!”

DOROMIR
“Mr. Harbork’s hat to be precise, Mr. Sil!” (aside) “I do apologise Mr. Harbork! But it was necessary!” (to Lo-Jo) “Not bad for an old captain, hey Sil?”

LO-JO
(enraged) “You will suffer for that, Doromir!”

The fight between Doromir and Lo-Jo now becomes fierce, just as is the fight between Jason and the Bullor. Cartcra and Corate continue watching, as the two fights progress.

CARTRCA
“Who do you except to win, Corate? The pirate vs. the captain? Or the boy vs. the beast? Which of those two?”

CORATE
(thinks) “Perhaps it would be more interesting if they…both lost, Cartcra!”

Corate laughs out loud heartily whilst Cartcra remains unamused, as they continue watching the two fights.


SCENE #138 – INT – GENERATOR CONTROL ROOM, UNGOL – DATE: 4198 – DAY, AFTERNOON
The Doctor leads Nyssa and Billy into the generator control room with Dynda behind the, The generator control room is like a large power house of a room. Control panels whir and engine-like hubs hum as the heroes enter the room.

DOCTOR
(grandly) “Welcome to the generator control room of Ungol, Nyssa; Billy! Do you like it?”

NYSSA
(amazed) “Goodness! It’s so vast!”

BILLY
(surprised) “Generator control room? So this is like…the boiler room of the tower then?”

DOCTOR
“Ah! Domestic thinking as always, hey Billy?” (Pause) “No, I’m afraid this is far more complex than it seems.”

DYNDA
“This tower holds a powerful generator unit deep down in the vault below.”

BILLY
“The tower’s got a basement?!”

NYSSA
“Doctor, you said this place was technically advanced! Does this planet have electrical appliances then? We haven’t seen anything like that!”

DOCTOR
“Ah! Again not so simple, Nyssa! Dynda and I have been studying the equipment long enough to understand its purpose!”

DYNDA
“The tower does provide energy for the planet. But its energy is like nothing we’ve ever known before! It’s not like combustible energy.”

NYSSA
“It’s renewable then?!”

DYNDA
“Yes! Dr. Nett…the man you met as Mud Man. Before he became that creature, he and I were determining how to provide the unique properties within the mud to help the sick and unhealthy back home!”

DOCTOR
“But the mud does more than heal people! The mud also provides energy to keep the planetary core and structure secure! The planet’s crust is actually composed of mud! The lava is mud flowing through the core!”

BILLY
(astonished) “Mud?! You’re saying that…mud is the thing that makes this planet go tick?! To keep it alive?!”

NYSSA
“That’s fascinating! I see what you mean! The mud that gave Nett the ability to breathe life also gives life to this planet!” (Pause) “But how would the mud be able to maintain its structure without decomposing altogether or lose its planetary structure?”

DYNDA
“Ah! That’s where the tower comes in!”

NYSSA
(realises) “Yes! Of course! This is a power house to generate the mud exponentially! To keep the flow constant! Like the circulation of blood through a humanoid or a human?”

DYNDA
“You took the words right out of my mouth! Of course, if we took a cargo load of mud back to the authorities, then it would mean disaster! There would be a massive earthquake or volcanic eruption like nobody’s ever seen!”

DOCTOR
“And it’s where the treasure comes in!”

BILLY
“Treasure?! Somebody called Jason told us there was treasure in this tower!”

DOCTOR
“Yes! He’s in the tower at this moment! The treasure that Jason and his friends came to get is contained in those treasure chests in the treasure chamber where we found you!”

BILLY
“Those chests? But there was just mud! The chests contained mud!”

NYSSA
“Yes, Billy! And that’s what the mud is! The mud is apparently treasure!”

DOCTOR
“Spot on, Nyssa! The mud is treasure! The treasure of life!”

BILLY
(sceptically) “Mud as treasure? Sorry for being sceptical, but how can that be? Mud’s got nothing to do with gold or silver or jewels!”

DOCTOR
“Why do you think pirates go out on ocean or space voyages to find treasure, Billy? Hmm?”

BILLY
(bewildered; thinks) “Well…maybe they do it…maybe they do it to get some wealth by themselves in order to avoid being caught by…by the authorities or something.”

DOCTOR
“That’s one very good reason for it! And the mud would enable the pirates to keep living in life without any pain or sickness! So that they can be stronger and be like what Dr. Gun Nett is! Living mud men!”

NYSSA
“But how does mud become treasure when the mud is actually contained in the planet?”

BILLY
“Yeah! Why couldn’t the pirates get the treasure if the mud was there all the time?”

DOCTOR
“Ah! Now that’s what it says in the Bible of Junglos here! Even though it’s inaccurate.”

The Doctor fetches the little copy of the Bible of Junglos out from his coat pocket. He opens it; turns the pages over to the place he wants; finds the chapter and reads it out loud.

DOCTOR
(reads) “It’s says here in ‘The Book of Orio Flinax’ that the pirates were told about the mud from the Gren and they dug it up in order to take back to their ship. War broke out between the pirates and the savages because of this.”

NYSSA
(wryly) “Yes. The savages are overly obsessed with the stuff apparently. Go on, Doctor!”

DOCTOR
(continues; reads) “Well…before the final battle ended, Captain Orio Flinax made a deal with the Bullor to lock the mud up in treasure chests, so that it can be kept safe for the planet’s maintenance. The Bullor agreed to guard the treasure whilst Orio Flinax escaped.”

BILLY
“So…the pirates don’t know that the mud is treasure after all then?”

DYNDA
“They still don’t know! Lo-Jo is the only one who knows! And he disbelieves it!”

NYSSA
“It doesn’t sound like a logical account of events that took place on Junglos, Doctor. It seems all too fantastic!”

DOCTOR
“Like I said before, Nyssa. The Bible is inaccurate! It’s a forgery!”

NYSSA
(surprised) “A forgery?! How?!”

DOCTOR
“Because this planet has only been in existence for ninety-eight years! It’s taken a rapid pace to get this far! Its orbital path has accelerated! And all because of one person who created it!”


SCENE #139 – INT – GENERATOR ROOM, UNGOL – DATE: 4198 – DAY, AFTERNOON
Meanwhile, Elar-Jom and Antuss enter and find themselves in the generator room of the Ungol tower. The room contains a powerful generator that hums voraciously. Elar-Jom and Antuss are astounded once they enter the room.

ANTUSS
(astounded) “That ball of metal! It’s massive!”

ELAR-JOM
“Well, Antuss? Where are we now?”

ANTUSS
“Well…I think…” (Pause) “I think we’re lost!”

Elar-Jom sighs, as she becomes annoyed with Antuss. They then observed all the equipment around them as they enter further into the generator room.

ELAR-JOM
“This is a part of the tower that Mum never mentioned! Those two blokes that guard the tower, Cartcra and Corate, certainly didn’t mention it! This must be for some great purpose!”

As Elar-Jom steps further into the generator room, Antuss treads on something squishy and squashy. He kneels down to check, before he picks something up that’s gooey and mucky in his hand. Antuss reacts in disgust.

ANTUSS
(disgusted) “Hey! Elar! Take a look at this!”

Elar-Jom goes over to join Antuss and see what he’s found on the floor. She picks up some of the stuff too and inspects it herself.

ELAR-JOM
“Is that…?”

ANTUSS
“Yes! Mud!

As Elar-Jom and Antuss ponder on this discovery, Ja-Ara and Jor-Eliv enter he generator room. Elar-Jom and Antuss stand up, as they see Ja-Aara and Jor-Eliv panting for breath.

ELAR-JOM
(surprised) “Mum; Dad! What are you doing here?”

JOR-ELIV
“We could ask you the same thing, Elar-Jom!”

JA-ARA
(bitterly; yells) “You’ve been following us, haven’t you?! Try to strike me in the back with your little wooden spear, would you?! HUH?! WELL, I’LL GET YOU FIRST!”

ANTUSS
(cries) “Elar! Watch out!”

Ja-Ara howls out loud savagely, as she charges at Elar-Jom with her spear. Elar-Jom jumps out of the way and Ja-Ara misses, striking her spear into one of the power units of the generator. The power unit explodes and becomes heavily damaged.

JOR-ELIV
(angrily) “You stupid woman! Look what you’ve done! You’ve damaged the generator thing!”

The power unit explodes more and the place trembles, causing Ja-Ara, Jor-Eliv, Elar-Jom and Antuss to fall to the floor.


SCENE #140 – INT – GENERATOR CONTROL ROOM, UNGOL – DATE: 4198 – DAY, AFTERNOON
Back up in the generator control room of the Ungol tower, the Doctor, Nyssa, Billy and Dynda fall to the floor too as the place trembles for them. Control panels explode, as the generator control room becomes ablaze.

DYNDA
(panics) “What’s going on?! What’s happening?!”

DOCTOR
“I don’t know!”

The Doctor goes over to one of the control panels to see what’s happening. Just then, the control panel explodes right in the Doctor’s face.

NYSSA
(anxiously; cries) “Doctor!”

DOCTOR
(reassuringly) “I’m alright, Nyssa! I’m alright! I’ll check over here!”

The Doctor goes over to a different control and presses a few switches, as he sees the information displayed on one of the monitors in the room.

DOCTOR
(realises) “Oh no! OH NO!”

NYSSA
(anxiously) “Doctor, what’s happened?!”

DOCTOR
“Somebody’s been tampering with the generator down below! There’s a breach in one of the power units!”

DYNDA
(shocked) “The generator’s going to blow?!”

DOCTOR
(grimly) “Yes! I’m afraid it is!”

BILLY
“Well…surely we can repair it, Doctor! I mean it’s a generator, not an atomic bomb!”

DOCTOR
“You don’t understand, Billy! The generator is what keeps Junglo’s going! Without the generator, the entire planet will blow up!”

NYSSA
“And there will be earthquakes and volcanoes erupting on the planet!”

DOCTOR
“Big ones, Nyssa! Massive ones!”

The tower then shudders violently, but the Doctor, Nyssa, Billy and Dynda are able to maintain their balance.

NYSSA
(anxiously) “Isn’t there anything we can do, Doctor?”

DOCTOR
(thinks; gradually) “There is a way!” (Pause) “There’s a chute over there in the far corner of the room. It leads down to the generator room in an instant! Someone can go down there and insert a new power unit to replace the damaged one.”

NYSSA
“Like an ink toner to replace another empty one in a printer.”

DOCTOR
“Right! Spot on!”

DYNDA
“Then that’s what we should do!”

DOCTOR
“The thing is, Dynda…according to these monitors…there’s a leak of heat radiation from the generator room! It’ll be too risky to go down there!”

Moment of silence.

DYNDA
“Surely one of us must go down there to sort it out!”

DOCTOR
“Believe me, Dynda! I’d give anything to go down there to replace the unit! But we don’t know how many suits we’ve got or where to find one in this place in time!”

NYSSA
“Is the heat level too high then, Doctor?”

DOCTOR
“No. It’s at a low percentage. Five percent of heat radiation leakage.”

NYSSA
“Five percent?”

DOCTOR
“But the heat and radiation levels are increasing! It’s slow but it’ll be too risky! It’ll have to be a quick job for one person to do it!”

Another moment of silence, as they contemplate what to do. Billy becomes hesitant, as he takes it upon himself to make the most difficult decision of his life yet.

BILLY
(breathes deep; gradually) “I’ll do it!”

Billy then runs over to the chute.

NYSSA
(cries) “No! Billy, don’t!”

DOCTOR
(cries) “Billy, come back here! You can’t do it by yourself!”

But Billy gets into the chute, as he readies himself to slide down and descend.

BILLY
(to Doctor) “Doctor! I’ll let you know when I’m down there! There’s bound to be a radio down there, I hope!”

DOCTOR
(cries) “Billy, listen to me! You don’t know what you’re doing!”

NYSSA
(cries) “Billy, get back here please!”

BILLY
“Look after Nyssa for me, Doctor! Please don’t follow me!”

DOCTOR
(cries) “Billy, no!”

But it’s too late, as Billy goes down the chute, screaming as he goes. Moment of silence, as Nyssa and the Doctor are shocked by Billy’s departure.

DYNDA
(astonished) “He’s crazy! That boy’s got guts!”

Anxious and determined, Nyssa then runs over to the chute and makes to get inside before the Doctor stops her.

DOCTOR
(cries) “Nyssa, no!”

NYSSA
(determined) “I’ve got to help him, Doctor! Billy needs me!”

DOCTOR
“Listen to me, Nyssa! I’ve lost too many friends! I’m not going to lose you on account of Billy!”

NYSSA
“Billy’s not gone yet, Doctor! I’m going after him!”

Nyssa breaks free from the Doctor’s grip on her, before she gets herself inside the chute. He readies herself to slide down and descend the chute to follow after Billy.

NYSSA
“I’ll let you know when I have Billy, Doctor. Then you can tell us what to do with replacing the damaged power unit in the generator room.”

DOCTOR
(reluctantly; sighs) “There should be a comm-unit down there, Nyssa! I’ll be in touch once you’ve arrived with Billy.”

NYSSA
“Thank you, Doctor.” (Pause) “See you soon!”

With that, Nyssa sets off down the chute, screaming as she goes. Once Nyssa’s gone, the Doctor turns back to Dynda.

DOCTOR
“Now, Dynda! I need you to help me with this equipment!”

DYNDA
“What are we going to do? How are we going to help your friends?”

DOCTOR
“First things first! We have to some tidying up to do! Find a communications system for me, will you? I’ll see if I can find an instruction manual in the data terminal.”

The Doctor begins to access the data terminal before him, whilst Dynda clears away another control panel in search for a communication system. The place shudders again violently, as the Doctor and Dynda go about their tasks.


SCENE #141 – INT – GENERATOR ROOM, UNGOL – DATE: 4198 – DAY, AFTERNOON
Down in the generator room in the vault, Billy slides out from the chute to enter. He lands on the floor, face forward, before he groans and becomes disorientated. Billy eventually gets up from the floor, dusts himself and looks around to take in his surroundings as he finds himself in the generator room.

BILLY
(to himself) “Yikes! This place is massive!” (Pause) “Yep! Definitely much bigger than a boiler room! For one thing that’s one big boiler!” (Pause) “Now, Billy! First things first! How to get in touch with the Doctor?”

Billy then goes about exploring the place, as he goes around the big generator in the room. As he searches for a communications system, Billy then comes across a damaged part of the generator that frizzles and sparks fire after exploding.

BILLY
(intrigued; realises) “Ah! So that’s what all the trouble’s about! This blown-up part of the generator here must be the damaged power unit that they were talking about.”

As Billy takes a closer look at the damaged poor unit, Nyssa slides out of the chute and enters the generator room. Billy doesn’t realise, as Nyssa gets up and runs over to him.

NYSSA
(cries) “Billy!”

Billy turns to see Nyssa before him.

BILLY
(astonished) “Nyssa! What are you doing here?! You should be back upstairs with the Doctor”

NYSSA
“I’m not letting you out of my sight, Billy! Not now, not ever!”

BILLY
“Please, Nyssa! I don’t want you to get hurt!”

NYSSA
“What do you think you’re doing anyway?! You shouldn’t be down here, Billy! It’s too dangerous! The radiation levels are increasing as the Doctor says!”

BILLY
“The Doctor wants this generator shut down, doesn’t he?! So that the planet won’t blow up! Somebody had to make a move! That someone was me!”

NYSSA
“You don’t understand this technology, Billy! You don’t have the technical expertise like I have to repair it! I should be in your place to do this!”

BILLY
“Then let me help you and we’ll sort this out together! Quickly before we blow up to kingdom come! Please!”

Moment of tense silence.

NYSSA
“Alright! I’ll find a new power unit. You contact the Doctor via the communications system.”

BILLY
“But where is the communications system? I don’t see…” (Pause; realises) “Wait a minute! I see something over there! At the far end of the room! That must be it!”

NYSSA
“Go over to it and contact the Doctor, Billy! I’ll find the power unit to replace the damaged one!”

BILLY
“Are you sure you know where to find it, Nyssa?”

NYSSA
“Yes, Billy! I’m positive! Don’t waste time! Get to the Doctor quickly!”

BILLY
“Right!”

With that, Nyssa goes to find a new power unit whilst Billy goes over to the communication system and make contact with the Doctor.

NYSSA
(calls) “And Billy?”

BILLY
“Yes Nyssa!”

NYSSA
“Don’t go running off like that and trying to be heroic! Not now that I know I’ve got a reason to live!”

BILLY
“Yeah.”

Nyssa then goes off to find a new power unit, whilst Billy attends to the communication system.

BILLY
(to himself) “Right! Now let’s see what these controls can do.”

As Billy sorts out the controls of the communications system, he and Nyssa don’t realise that they are being watched by Ja-Ara, Jor-Eliv, Elar-Jom and Antuss who hide from them. They whisper in conference to each other.

JOR-ELIV
(whispers) “Which one shall we go for first?”

ELAR-JOM
(whispers) “The boy! I say we go for the boy!”

ANTUSS
(whispers) “No the girl! The girl’s closest!”

JA-ARA
(whispers) “We shall sort them out when I say! We shall wait to leap on them!”

The four Gren wait and watch, as they see Billy attend to the comm-unit and Nyssa trying to find a new power unit for the generator.


SCENE #142 – INT – GREAT HALL, UNGOL – DATE: 4198 – DAY, AFTERNOON
Back in the great hall of Ungol, Jason fights against the Bullor with his Quasarin sword but is struggling to keep it up. Jason gets himself up from the floor, as he strikes at the Bullor again. But the Bullor pushes Jason back to the floor and he cries out in pain.

JASON
(cries; in pain) “Oww! Oww, my back! That really hurt!”

BULLOR
“YOU SHALL BLEED WITH MY VICIOUS FANGS!”

The Bullor roars as it lunges forward towards Jason. Jason screams in terror, until the Bullor stops midway in his advance on him. The Bullor seems to be sensing something.

JASON
(confused) “W-Why have you stopped? Too afraid to eat me, are you?!”

BULLOR
“I AM…I AM SENSING SOMETHING! SOMETHING IS AMISS WITH THE TOWER! DOWN BELOW! I MUST FIND OUT WHAT’S WRONG!”

The Bullor then leaves as it makes to head off down below the Ungol tower.

BULLOR
“THE VAULT! I MUST MAKE FOR THE VAULT!” (to Cartcra; Corate) “MY GUARDIANS! COME WITH ME!”

CARTCRA
“We do as you say, Great One!”

CORATE
(nervously) “Yes…Great One!”

Cartcra and Corate pick up their laser spears, as they follow after the Bullor.

JASON
(cries) “Wait! No, wait! You can’t just leave! We haven’t finished our fight yet!”

BULLOR
(roars) “I MUST GO DOWN! SAVE THE TOWER!”

As the Bullor goes off with Corate and Cartcra behind them, Jason follows after them. Meanwhile, Lo-Jo and Captain Doromir keep on fighting each other with swords. Lo-Jo is about to lunge forward with his Quasarin-like sword before Doromir stops him.

DOROMIR
(shouts) “Wait! Stop, Sil! Stop fighting!”

LO-JO
(gloats) “Why should I? Scared are you, Captain?!”

DOROMIR
“No! Look! The Bullor’s going! He and Jason haven’t finished their fight!”

Doromir and Lo-Jo turn to see the Bullor leave.

LO-JO
(surprised) “You’re right! You’re dead right! The big beast is running off!” (Pause) “Look! The boy’s going off after him as well! They’re going downstairs!”

DOROMIR
(intrigued) “Where do you think they’re going all of sudden?”

LO-JO
(thinks; gradually) “Would you like to find out, Captain?”

They contemplate for a while, before Doromir and Lo-Jo follow after Jason and the Bullor. They make their way down below the tower.


SCENE #143 – INT – GENERATOR ROOM, UNGOL – DATE: 4198 – DAY, AFTERNOON
Meanwhile, back in the generator room, Billy lifts up a microphone device and plugs it into a pocket before him. Billy switches the microphone on and receives a radio-like frequency, before he begins to speak into it.

BILLY
(through microphone) “Doctor?! Doctor it’s me, Billy! Are you there?”

Crackling occurs from the communications system.

DOCTOR (V’O)
“Billy! Is Nyssa there with you?”

BILLY
(through microphone) “Yes! Nyssa is here with me! She’s fine! She’s gone to fetch a replacement for that power unit for the generator right now!”

DOCTOR (V’O)
“Good! Dynda and I are maintaining power levels up here whilst we can! It’ll give you and Nyssa more time to do the job without having to suffer heat radiation!”

BILLY
(through microphone) “Right-ho.”

NYSSA
(calls) “Billy!”

BILLY
(calls back) “Yes, Nyssa?”

NYSSA
“I’ve got the power unit ready to replace the damaged one! Tell the Doctor I’m going to attend to it straight away!”

BILLY
“Right!” (to Doctor, through microphone) “Did you hear that, Doctor? Nyssa’s got the power unit! She’s going to sort out the damaged one and replace it!”

DOCTOR (V’O)
“Good! Get Nyssa to contact me as soon as she’s [able to!”]

Billy then hears a cry from Nyssa, as he turns round to find out what happened.

BILLY
(calls; concerned) “Nyssa?! Nyssa, are you alright there?”

Concerned, Billy puts the microphone down and goes over to find out what’s happened to Nyssa.

DOCTOR (V’O)
“Billy? Billy, what’s going on?! Billy, come in!”

Billy eventually finds Nyssa and is shocked to see her held captive by Antuss.

BILLY
(cries) “Oi! Let her go!”

NYSSA
(cries) “Billy, look out!”

But it’s too late. As Billy runs over to Nyssa, he gets knocked on the head by Jor-Eliv and falls to the floor.

NYSSA
(cries) “No! Billy, get up!”

But Billy is unconscious, as Ja-Ara enters and laughs away mockingly. Ja-Ara, Jor-Eliv and Elar-Jom close in on Nyssa held by Antuss, whilst she’s concerned for Billy lying on the floor.

JA-ARA
(glorified) “The end is very near! Soon…all mud stealers and blasphemers shall perish!”

Ja-Ara laughs away madly, whilst Nyssa is terrified. Meanwhile, the Doctor’s voice echoes from the comm-unit.

DOCTOR (V’O)
(cries) “Nyssa?! Nyssa, are you there?! Can you hear me?! It’s the Doctor! Billy?! Billy. are you there?! Nyssa?! Nyssa; Billy, are you there?!”


SCENE #144 – INT – GENERATOR CONTROL ROOM, UNGOL – DATE: 4198 – DAY, AFTERNOON
Back in the generator control room upstairs, the Doctor attempts to re-establish contact with Nyssa and Billy. But he’s unable to through on the intercom.

DOCTOR
(through intercom) “Nyssa?! Nyssa; Billy?! Are you there?! Nyssa; Billy?!”

No response.

DYNDA
(anxiously) “What’s happened to them?! Why aren’t they answering?!”

DOCTOR
“I don’t know. I hope they haven’t been attacked!”

DYNDA
(insistently) “Doctor, the radiation levels are growing stronger down there! If we don’t have that new replacement for the power unit installed, then Junglos will never exist anymore!”

DOCTOR
“Yes I know!”

Moment of silence as the Doctor and Dynda contemplate on what to do next.

DYNDA
(gasps; shocked) “Look!”

The Doctor turns to look and see what Dynda has seen. He too becomes aghast, as the slithering snake-form of the Mud Man approaches. The Mud Man rises up to his full human form and becomes Gun Nett.

DR. NETT
“Hello there! The Doctor and Dynda, right?”

DOCTOR
(cheerfully) “Mud Man! How nice of you to pay us a visit! Sorry about the mess, but we’ve been having a rumble of a time!”

DR. NETT
“Sadly Doctor, this isn’t a social call! I’ve come to destroy you! You especially!”

Dynda then steps forward.

DYNDA
“Dr. Nett! Gun! It’s me! Dynda!”

DR. NETT
“Yes! Hello, Dynda! I haven’t forgotten you, you know!”

DYNDA
(stresses) “It’s me, Gun! Your fiancée! Don’t you remember? Won’t you help us?!”

DR. NETT
(puzzled) “Fiancée?” (Pause) “Yes! I remember now! I proposed to you on the balcony in the Scientific Institute! You accepted me!”

DYNDA
“Yes! And now you’re doing this! Becoming a monster! Why?! Why have you done this?”

DOCTOR
“Dr. Nett! We need to shut off the generator! Our friends are in trouble! Won’t you help us in saving them?!”

DR. NETT
“I…I…”

DYNDA
“Please, Gun! Help us, please!”

The control room shudders violently again, as things start to fall apart.

DR. NETT
“I…I can’t…help you!”

DOCTOR
“What?!”

Gun Nett then changes his arms into mud and raises them up in the air.

DR. NETT
(fiercely) “I WON’T!!”

Gun Nett then strikes his arms at the Doctor and Dynda and grabs hold of them by their throats. The Doctor and Dynda struggle to breathe, as they gasp for breath whilst the Mud Man vengefully holds them in his grip.


SCENE #145 – INT – GENERATOR ROOM, UNGOL – DATE: 4198 – DAY, AFTERNOON
Back in the generator room, Billy comes to as he’s held firmly in Jor-Eliv’s grip as a captive.

BILLY
(dazed) “W-What…what just happened?”

JOR-ELIV
(fiercely) “Shut up, boy!”

Billy then becomes fully awake, as he sees Nyssa pleading desperately with Ja-Ara.

NYSSA
(pleads; to Ja-Ara) “Please let us go! The generator’s going to blow up if we don’t replace that power unit!”

JA-ARA
(yells) “Shut up, puny girl! We won’t listen to your…lies!”

Ja-Ara spits at Nyssa.

NYSSA
(pleads) “Listen to us! We’re all going to die if you don’t let us help you!”

BILLY
(interjects) “Nyssa’s right! Let us go so that we can help save your skins!”

ANTUSS
“We should kill them now! Cut their heads off!”

ELAR-JOM
“Wait!”

JA-ARA
“Why wait, stupid daughter?! Your ‘boyfriend’ has the obvious suggestion!”

ELAR-JOM
“Mum! They might be telling the truth!”

JA-ARA
(yells) “I don’t care! All that matters to me is saving the mud! Do you hear what I said?! It’s all about mud! MUD! MUD! MUD! MUD! MUD!”

Ja-Ara jumps about and stamps her feet as she yells. Just then, a tremendously loud roar echoes as a giant beast enters the room. Everyone becomes terrified once they see the Bullor.

NYSSA
(terrified) “What is that thing?! It’s hideous!”

BILLY
(terrified) “It’s huge!”

ANTUSS
(shrieks) “A Bullor! A Bullor is coming!”

At that moment, the two guardians Cartcra and Corate enter the room.

ELAR-JOM
(cries; surprised) “Cartcra; Corate! You’re here as well!”

CORATE
(cheers) “Princess Elar-Jom!”

CARTCRA
(shouts) “Stop! Everybody, stop! No one dares touch the great beast!”

JOR-ELIV
(yells) “Oh no, you don’t!”

Jor-Eliv draws his spear from his side, before he throws Billy to the floor.

BILLY
(in pain) “Oww! My face!”

NYSSA
(cries; concerned) “Billy, are you alright?!”

ELAR-JOM
“I shall hold him!”

Elar-Jom then picks Billy up from the floor and grabs him by the arms, holding him tight as her captive.

NYSSA
(concerned) “Billy, are you injured?”

BILLY
(reassuringly) “No, Nyssa! I’m a bit bruised, but I’m okay!”

Meanwhile, Jor-Eliv approaches the Bullor with his spear in his hand.

JOR-ELIV
(challengingly) “You do not scare me, great beast! I am Jor-Eliv, King of Gren, and I shall smite you!”

JA-ARA
(shrieks) “No Jor-Eliv, don’t!”

But it’s too late. Before Jor-Eliv can strike his spear, the Bullor roars terribly. It causes Jor-Eliv to tremble, before he gets picked up roughly by the Bullor. Jor-Eliv gets knocked about by the Bullor with its mouth.

JOR-ELIV
(shrieks; terrified) “NO! DON’T!”

The Bullor then smashes Jor-Eliv to the floor and kills him instantly with a smash of his fist. The Bullor smashes him again with his fist, before Jor-Eliv is finally dead. The Bullor roars in terrible fury, as he bangs his fists on his chest. Everyone becomes shocked after seeing this happen.

CARTCRA
(gloats) “Ha! You were warned, you lowly savages! We warned you!”

JA-ARA
(yells; upset) “No! My husband!”

The Bullor roars again.

BULLOR
(laughs) “I REALLY…ENJOYED THAT!”

NYSSA
(shocked) “I don’t believe it! He smashed him! He killed him!”

ELAR-JOM
(horrified; upset) “No! No, my dad!”

The Bullor roars again, before it makes its advance towards Ja-Ara and the others.

JA-ARA
(pleads; yells) “No! Don’t! DON’T COME THIS WAY!”

The Bullor roars again terribly. But before it can strike at them, Jason enters the room.

JASON
(shouts) “Hey big guy! It’s me, you want! Come and get me!”

The Bullor turns round as it sees Jason before him.

BILLY
“Jason! It’s Jason, Nyssa! He’s here already!”

NYSSA
(cries; anxiously) “Jason, watch out!”

BULLOR
(roars; to Jason) “YOU NEVER GIVE UP, DO YOU?! YOU NEVER STOP!!!”

Jason fights the Bullor again, as the Quasarin sword and claws clash against each other. Lo-Jo and Doromir then enter the room, as they see the fight take place.

LO-JO
“Look, Captain! Jason’s fighting the beast again!”

DOROMIR
“And look over there, Mr. Sil! Savages!”

JA-ARA
(yells) “More smellies!” (to Elar-Jom; Antuss) “Keep hold the boy and the girl, daughter; and you…daughter’s lover! These goons shall be mine!” (cries) “For my husband!”

Ja-Ara howls loudly, as she raises her spear and charges at Lo-Jo and Doromir in the room.

DOROMIR
“Look out, Mr. Sil! Defend yourself!”

LO-JO
“Precisely what I intend to do, Captain!”

With that, the fight between Doromir and Lo-Jo against Ja-Ara takes place. They strike blades against each other, as Doromir and Lo-Jo use their swords whilst Ja-Ara uses her spear. This occurs whilst Jason fights the Bullor with his Quasarin sword and whilst Elar-Jom and Antuss hold Nyssa and Billy as their captives.


© Tim Bradley, 2017

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