‘The Railway of Time’, Part Three, Chapter 9

9. Vegrons

Roll original 1982 Peter Davison opening credits


REPRISE:
As the Doctor ponders on his worries, there is the sound of a train whistle that seems faded but very close at the same time.

NYSSA
“Doctor! That was a train whistle!”

DOCTOR
(worried) “Yes.” (Pause) “Oh no!”

NYSSA
(concerned) “What is it?”

DOCTOR
“Look!”

They both look as they can see in the far distance the approach of the steam express as it exits from the temporal wormhole and arrives in the English countryside of 2163. The train whistles as it chugs on the railway track and makes its approach towards the Doctor and Nyssa.

NYSSA
(horrified) “The train express! It’s come through the wormhole!”

DOCTOR
“Yes! And we’re on the train carriage stuck on the railway line ready to be crashed in the face by the steam engine.

They both tug at their handcuffs to try and break free but with little success.

NYSSA
(panics) “It’s no good Doctor! I can’t get my handcuffs to break free. If only we had something to break off the electronic lock!”

DOCTOR
(panics) “Yes well we haven’t got anything have we Nyssa!”

The train whistles again as it is heard coming closer and closer to them on the railway line.

NYSSA
(panics) “Doctor! The train’s coming straight for us!”

The Doctor and Nyssa are in great peril as they watch in anticipation at the train’s approach, wondering if they’ll survive to see another day.

(CONTINUES INTO:)


SCENE #89B – EXT – ENGLISH COUNTRYSIDE, UK, EARTH – DAY – SUMMER 2163
An electronic lock is then opened with a click, as the Doctor and Nyssa are miraculously released from their handcuffs.

NYSSA
(joyously) “My handcuffs, Doctor! They’ve just been opened!”

DOCTOR
“So have mine!”

NYSSA
“But how come?”

DOCTOR
“Never mind that Nyssa! Come on! Jump!”

The Doctor and Nyssa break free from their handcuffs and immediately jump out of the train carriage. They run forward to get a fair distance away from the train carriage, whilst the steam express whistles furiously as it is nearly about to crash into the train carriage.

DOCTOR
“Down Nyssa! Down!”

The Doctor and Nyssa fall to the ground, as the train express instantly crashes into the carriage at full speed and smashing it to smithereens. The carriage gets torn apart and bits and scraps of it fly about on each side of the railway line. The train express chugs on past the debris, as it continues its journey to Thursdan station. It carries its carriages behind as the train chugs off into the distance. The Doctor and Nyssa sigh with relief as they pick themselves up off the ground.

DOCTOR
“Are you alright, Nyssa?”

NYSSA
“I’m fine, thank you Doctor! And you?”

DOCTOR
“Couldn’t be better!”

They then look to see the debris of the train carriage spread all over the ground and on the railway line to see the damage caused after their escape from the train carriage.

DOCTOR
“A fine piece of art. If I dare say so!”

NYSSA
“I’m relieved we weren’t on that train carriage.”

DOCTOR
“Me too! The sheer force of the train express must have been incredible to experience if we were still cuffed to that carriage.”

NYSSA
“What about the force-field, Doctor? We were protected when we travelled through the void.”

DOCTOR
“I imagine the force-field destabilised on our temporal transfer from 2063 to here!”

NYSSA
“That’s a valid assumption.”

DOCTOR
“Or it could be that somebody shut off the force-field once we arrived.”

NYSSA
“Yes. And I wonder how our handcuffs were opened that gave us the chance to escape!”

Just as they ponder on these theories; there is then a sizzling hissing rasping sound that is harsh and fierce. The Doctor and Nyssa turn round to see who they are confronting, as Nyssa gives a slightly petrified yelp at the sight of what she sees. There are a few of these creatures with hissing rasping sounds as they have on their leashes their pet Zegor beasts that bark and growl with ferocious determination.

DOCTOR
“I think Nyssa we could ask these people if they’re the ones who saved our lives.”

NYSSA
“Who are they, Doctor?”

DOCTOR
“They’re Vegrons!”

NYSSA
“Vegrons! You’ve met them before I take it.”

DOCTOR
“Vicious profiteering lizard men! From the planet Vegros. Of course that’s how Zegor beasts happen to be on Earth. The Vegrons have Zegors for pets!”

NYSSA
“I wonder what they want from us!”

One of the Vegrons, who is the Vegron commander, steps forward and raises a powerful laser gun that is charged and targeted at the Doctor and Nyssa in a threatening manner. The Vegrons speak in an alien language in a rasping tone.

VEGRON COMMANDER
“Hashak! Pers de gom reutun foo fow? Bhut qaet asder meserut ane doe!”

DOCTOR
“Eeek fea! Reurt awor unein Doctor hat Nyssa!”

VEGRON COMMANDER
“Paa dom! Pessk!”

DOCTOR
(reassuringly) “Vur nuk or dien! Ha Oglon…”

VEGRON COMMANDER
(insistent) “Paa dom! Peesk!”

The Vegron nudges his weapon threatening as if to indicate to demand the Doctor and Nyssa to move forward. The other Vegrons do the same with vicious intent whilst the Zegors bark wildly.

DOCTOR
“I think they want us to move Nyssa!”

Nyssa then gives a sharp cry as if her head’s hurting

DOCTOR
“Nyssa! Are you alright?”

NYSSA
“My head. It’s throbbing!” (Pause) “It’s the Zegors! The devices around their necks!”

DOCTOR
”You’re sensing their thoughts, aren’t you?”

NYSSA
“Yes. Such fear! Anger! Pain! I’ve never sensed such anxieties!”

VEGRON COMMANDER
“Vesu! Paa dom! Pessk!”

DOCTOR
“Please. My friend is having a headache!”

VEGRON COMMANDER
(shouts) “Pessk!”

DOCTOR
“Nyssa! I’m afraid these Vegrons are getting impatient!”

NYSSA
“But what are they saying? Why can’t we understand them?”

DOCTOR
“I don’t know. But we better do as they say!”

The Doctor and Nyssa do as the Vegrons command, and move forward in the direction they are instructed to go.

NYSSA
“Where are they taking us?”

DOCTOR
“I imagine they’re taking us to their base of operations. Or more specifically Thursdan station!”

They carry on walking with the Vegrons guns behind them as they head for Thursdan.


SCENE #90 – EXT – THURSDAN STATION – DAY – SUMMER 2163
A while later at Thursdan station, or what remains of Thursdan station, passengers stumble out of the train carriages as they are brutally and cruelly escorted by a Vegron soldier. The passengers are still in their trances, whilst the Vegrons keep barking orders through cruel and guttural language with the Zegor dogs barking profusely. The Doctor and Nyssa witness this scenario occurring as they have arrived being escorted by the Vegrons to Thursdan station.

DOCTOR
“How are you now Nyssa?”

NYSSA
“I’ll be alright. My brain’s adapting to the presence of these creatures! There are so many thoughts being processed from the Zegors. But don’t worry about me, Doctor. I can look after myself.”

DOCTOR
“Well that’s alright then.”

NYSSA
(shocked) “The passengers! Doctor they’re hypnotised! Like those train drivers! How cruel!”

DOCTOR
“Thursdan station! There’s nothing left of it! It’s just a pile of rubble! Yes the years pass and the steam locomotives are still being used! I didn’t think there would be so much neglect and abuse to these railway lines.”

NYSSA
“I’m sorry Doctor. This appears so terrible for human society in the future.”

DOCTOR
“Maybe you are right, Nyssa. Maybe these train services aren’t as glamorous as they appear now.”

NYSSA
“Please don’t say that!” (Pause) “Are Vegrons always this harsh?”

DOCTOR
“Most certainly. But what I can’t understand is why they would use time travel to gain profit out of all this? I mean what’s it all for?”

NYSSA
“Surely the Vegrons are the ones capable of utilising this temporal technology.”

DOCTOR
“No. I know the Vegrons and they certainly don’t possess time travel technology. They wouldn’t be capable to use it.”

NYSSA
“Then somebody is helping them.”

DOCTOR
“Yes. But who I wonder.”

They watch as they see the passengers being escorted away to some part of the railway station.

NYSSA
“Doctor, the passengers! They’ve being gathered in a crowd by the Vegrons.”

DOCTOR
“In the centre of the railway station’s remains I believe, Nyssa.”

NYSSA
“They’re standing on…some kind of mat. A transmat!”

DOCTOR
“Yes Nyssa, you’re right!”

NYSSA
“Look! The Vegrons are at a control panel next to the transmat where the passengers are standing. What are they doing?”

The Vegrons activate the control panel and press a few switches. There is a glowing sound as it circulates around the passengers who stand there showing no expression underneath their trance. The glowing sound grows louder as it goes up to a high ultra-sonic frequency. The sound eventually dies away which leaves everything silent.

NYSSA
“Doctor! Those people!”

DOCTOR
(disturbed) “Yes. I know, Nyssa! They’ve just been teleported.”

The Vegron Commander that escorts the Doctor and Nyssa summon them in a harsh, cruel voice.

VEGRON COMMANDER
“Sec Cull Varg! Decpa!”

Footsteps then treading on grass as two people are approach.

NYSSA
“Doctor, look! It’s those two train drivers!”

DOCTOR
“Yes Nyssa. Mr. Padbury and Mr. Watling. It seems that whoever’s using their hypnotic control has overtaken them and put them to good use.”

NYSSA
“Are the Vegrons capable of hypnosis?”

DOCTOR
“Oh yes. But not as advanced as this! They only use hypnosis from Vegron to Vegron. Not Vegron to human.”

NYSSA
“They must have had help then. What do you suppose the train drivers are going to do with us?”

DOCTOR
“Well we’re about to find out.”

Thomas and Percy finally arrive as they receive their instructions from the Vegron Commander. As they speak, the speech slowly turns from Vegron to English

VEGRON COMMANDER
“Suco persi keepa tew!” (snarls) “Take them to the Vegron general!”

NYSSA
(amazed) “Doctor! They’re speaking English now.”

DOCTOR
“Yes. Has taken a while for the translators to recognise the language.”

The train drivers then turn to the Doctor and Nyssa, as they raise strange weapons at them.

THOMAS
“You are to come with us!”

PERCY
“The Vegrons command that you be teleported to the Vegrons’ command centre.”

DOCTOR
(causally) “Do we have a choice?”

THOMAS
“You will board the transmat pad now!”

NYSSA
“There’s no need to use guns to threaten us!”

DOCTOR
“Yes. Interesting little things guns, gentlemen! Where did you get them from?”

PERCY
“Do not force us to use them!”

THOMAS
“You will board the transmat pad!”

The Vegron Commander snarls threateningly and its Zegor dog barks ferociously at the Doctor and Nyssa.

DOCTOR
“I think they want us to get aboard the transmat, Nyssa.”

NYSSA
“I think we’d better do as they say, Doctor.”

DOCTOR
“Good idea! Come on!”

The Doctor and Nyssa make their way forward as they step on the transmat pad followed by Thomas and Percy with guns in man.

DOCTOR
“Oh! You two gentlemen joining us? How nice!”

The control panel for the transmat is activated, as the Vegrons press some switches to initiate transport. The Doctor, Nyssa, Thomas and Percy soon are teleported with a glowing sound surrounding them and increasing in volume, as they disappear in an instant. All is quiet again, before the Vegron turns to one of the other Vegrons and gives instructions.

VEGRON COMMANDER
(snarls) “Inform Domus Clag! Send the next batch of human to the transmat!”

The Vegron Commander snarls in acknowledgement as it carries out its instructions. The next batch of passengers from 2063 is moved forward as they are to be teleported next.


SCENE #91 – EXT – THURSDAN STATION – DAY – SUMMER 2163
Back at the rear carriage of the steam express, Billy and Adams sneak out from behind the carriage as they attempt to see and observe what has just happened and where they are.

BILLY
(amazed) “Great heavens above! This is fantastic!”

ADAMS
(agitated) “Great Scott! Whatever is this place?” (Pause) “All the same. I’m glad to be standing up! Those floorboards in that carriage have given me some aches in my backside!”

BILLY
“This will be a good opportunity for me to take some pictures here. Though best to keep the flash off!”

Billy takes a few quick photos of what he sees with his camera, whilst Adams is agitated with what Billy’s doing.

ADAMS
“But where are we? I mean what’s happened here! This is a terrible dump! I don’t even recognise it!”

Billy soon finishes with taking pictures on his camera.

BILLY
“I believe this is Thursdan station.”

ADAMS
(astounded) “Thursdan station?! Don’t be so ridiculous, dear boy! How can this be Thursdan station? You can see there’s nothing of it!”

BILLY
(puzzled) “Yes I wondered about that too…” (thinks; realises) “Of course! That must be it, mustn’t it!?”

ADAMS
(impatiently) “What are you talking about?”

BILLY
“When we were on this train! We must have travelled in time!”

ADAMS
“What?”

BILLY
“From those history books and newspapers at Kelton library! They said that train disappearances occur every hundred years or so from the eighteen hundreds.”

ADAMS
“So?”

BILLY
“Well that must be it! Mr. Adams, we’ve travelled a hundred years into our future! We’re in the year twenty-one sixty-three. The Doctor will confirm it for me unless otherwise!”

ADAMS
“You must be barmy!”

BILLY
“No I’m serious! We travelled through the tunnel from Huttle to Kelton and arrived in twenty sixty-three. Now we’ve travelled from Kelton to Thursdan to twenty-one sixty-three.”

ADAMS
“But that’s absurd! We can’t have travelled in time!”

BILLY
“Then how do you explain the ruined station that’s become nothing. And those lizard things walking about in Gestapo armour with dogs under their tail!” (thinks) “Must be an invasion force! Maybe Earth’s finally invaded by aliens!”

ADAMS
(feeling overwhelmed) “I’ve had enough of this! Let’s get out of here!”

Mr. Adams steps off the train frantically whilst Billy remains on the carriage.

BILLY
(cries) “Where do you think you’re going, Mr. Adams?”

ADAMS
“I’m going to see if I can find someone with common sense and find some help!”

BILLY
“But you can’t go out there!”

ADAMS
(agitated) “And why not? Come on, why not?”

BILLY
“Well those lizard things! They’ll get you!”

ADAMS
“I don’t care! I’ve had enough of this! I’m off!”

BILLY
(tries to shout) “No! Wait Mr. Adams, come back! Mr. Adams, come back!”

But it is no use, as the Vegrons immediately catch sight of Adams, and ferociously are heard charging and apprehending him in a savage and ferocious way. Mr. Adams is obviously shocked and agitated from being apprehended by these creatures with their Zegors barking at him.

ADAMS
(shouts) “Oi! Get off me! Get off me! I’m a respectable citizen! And I emplore you!”

VEGRON COMMANDER
(shouts cruelly) “Shut up!!!!”

The Vegron commander spits at Adams.

ADAMS
“How dare you sir! I…”

VEGRON COMMANDER
(to Vegrons) “You two! Take him away! The rest of you. Find more suspects!”

The Vegrons do as they command, as they drag Adams away who shouts and cries for help and demands to be released from the Vegrons.


SCENE #92 – INT – REAR CARRIAGE, TRAIN EXPRESS – DAY – SUMMER 2163
Billy meanwhile hides himself inside the carriage to avoid being seen after seeing what’s just happened to Adams. The Vegron solidier barks out orders whilst Billy hides down as he contemplates on what to do.

BILLY
(concerned) “Poor Mr. Adams! Hope he’ll be alright!” (thinks) “How am I going to save him though? By myself!” (sighs) “I wish the Doctor and Nyssa were here!”


SCENE #93 – EXT – THURSDAN STATION, THURSDAN – DAY – SUMMER 2163
Meanwhile Adams is about to be put on the transmat pad at Thursdan station, as the Vegrons set about pressing a few switches on the control panel. The Vegron Commander stands by to watch Adams about to be sent to the transmat.

VEGRON COMMANDER
“Get him aboard!”

ADAMS
(protests) “Now see here…”

Adams is pushed forward as he falls down on the transmat. Adams gets to his feet all flustered and annoyed.

ADAMS
(protests) “Now just a minute, whoever you green freaks are? What do you think you’re doing…?”

But before Adams gets an answer, the Vegrons at the control panel press some switches as Adams gets teleported away whilst talking. He soon disappears as the glowing noise comes to a stop.

VEGRON SOLIDIER
(to Vegrons) “Send the next batch of humans aboard now!”

The Vegrons snarl obeying their leader, as the next bunch of passengers still hypnotised are being sent forward to be teleported.


SCENE #94 – INT – CAVES, VEGRON BASE – DAY – SUMMER 2163
The Doctor and Nyssa meanwhile are being escorted downwards through some caves by Thomas and Percy. In the background there are hammers and chisels being knocked against the rock of the caves, as Vegrons are treating humans down in the caves like slaves, shouting and barking orders. Thomas and Percy escort the Doctor and Nyssa before they eventually stop and come up against a part of a cave that is of secure entry.

THOMAS
(coldly) “Percy! You will wait here! I shall inform our masters that we have captured the hostages!”

PERCY
“I shall wait here to keep watch of them.”

Thomas then walks on ahead whilst Percy keeps watch on his hostages. The Doctor and Nyssa talk quietly while they are waiting.

DOCTOR
“Almost as if we’re expected.”

NYSSA
“Doctor! This place!”

DOCTOR
“Yes Nyssa, as hard as it seems this must be the Vegron base of operations.”

NYSSA
“Where do you suppose we are? The transmat must have taken is far away from the steam engine.”

DOCTOR
“We’re probably still in Thursdan. Either deep underground or perhaps in some caves! Can’t really tell in the dark!”

NYSSA
(curious) “Do you have any plans for what the next step is?”

DOCTOR
“I’m just waiting to see who these two gentlemen are taking us to see. I shall like to see who their ‘masters’ are?”

A Vegron then strikes a slave worker with his whip at the rocks. The worker agonises in pain.

VEGRON GUARD #1
(harshly) “Come on, work! Faster! Work faster!”

The Vegron guard whips the slave again.

NYSSA
(horrified) “Hey! Stop that!”

Nyssa rushes over towards the slave worker to save him from being whipped.

DOCTOR
(agitated) “Nyssa! Come back!”

PERCY
“Stay where you are!”

But Nyssa manages to push the Vegron guard away who falls down hissing. Nyssa tends to the slave worker who is heard burbling and is terrified.

NYSSA
(concerned) “It’s okay. He’s not whipping you now. Are you alright?”

The slave worker doesn’t answer, but Percy approaches Nyssa gun in hand.

PERCY
“You will stand with the other prisoner.”

NYSSA
(protests) “But can’t you see him! He’s injured!”

PERCY
“Go back with the other prisoner or I’ll shoot!”

DOCTOR
“Nyssa, do as he says!”

Nyssa reluctantly gets up and rejoins the Doctor, leaving the slave worker to continue with his work. Percy approaches the Doctor and Nyssa again.

PERCY
“Move again and I shall shoot you where you stand!”

DOCTOR
“There’s no need to make threats! You’ve made your point!”

Percy however returns to the other side still keeping watch over his two captives.

DOCTOR
“Nyssa, are you alright?”

NYSSA
“I’m disgusted Doctor! That Vegron guard just whipped that poor man like he didn’t care.”

DOCTOR
“Yes I know.”

NYSSA
“I mean what’s happened to these people. Why are they being treated like slaves?”

Just then they hear shouting and protests coming from a far distance in the cave. They eventually see Adams being dragged down the cave as he is escorted without choice.

ADAMS
(protests) “Let me go at once I say you ruffians! Let me go!”

DOCTOR
(amazed) “Mr. Adams!”

ADAMS
“Doctor! Thank goodness I’ve seen a friendly face!”

DOCTOR
“Where did you come from?”

NYSSA
“Where’s Billy?”

ADAMS
“Billy’s alright, young lady. I was on board that train in the rear carriage with that boy that took us from Kelton to Thursdan. I tried to escape and was caught by this lot!”

DOCTOR
“I see.”

ADAMS
“Oh I’m glad to see you, sir. I don’t know what’s happened to Thursdan and this whole place. It’s absolutely bonkers! Lizard things and ugly dogs all over the place!?”

DOCTOR
“You Mr. Adams have travelled through time again!”

ADAMS
(wryly) “To the year 2163, I suppose you’re going to say?”

DOCTOR
“Correct.”

ADAMS
(exasperated) “First that boy and now you! What do they teach in schools these days! You must all be mad!”

NYSSA
“Where’s Billy? What’s happened to him?”

ADAMS
(chuckles wryly) “Billy! Billy’s back on board the rear carriage I think. Though I don’t know if he’s been caught already. If he has, he would be joining us by now!”

NYSSA
(concerned) “Oh I do hope he’s alright.”

DOCTOR
“So do I Nyssa. So do I”

ADAMS
(overwhelmed) “Anyway what’s all this rubbish about? Lizard men and dogs?! And these slave workers!”

DOCTOR
“These lizard men are Vegrons for your information, Mr. Adams. They’re not nice to know. And the slave workers are humans from the different time zones of different train journeys being captured and teleported to this place.”

ADAMS
(comprehending) “You mean…these slaves, are the passengers who were taken from 2063 and taken to this…hullabaloo!”

DOCTOR
(hesitant) “Well I wouldn’t phrase it like that, but yes.”

ADAMS
“And the passengers that were taken in 2063 when we arrived in Kelton for the first time. They were teleported to this place?”

DOCTOR
“Precisely! Though how that part works I don’t quite know.”

ADAMS
(overwhelmed) “I’m lost for words.”

NYSSA
“But why are they are being used as slaves here, Doctor? What are they digging for?”

DOCTOR
“I don’t know. But whatever they’re digging for it must be certainly valuable. For whoever’s engineered all of this.”

Just then, Thomas returns as he brings the Vegron general with them. They approach where Percy keeps watch over the Doctor, Nyssa and Adams without saying a word.

THOMAS
“Percy!”

PERCY
“Thomas!”

THOMAS
“The Vegron general is here!”

Thomas and Percy seemingly salute the Vegron general who hisses at them.

THOMAS
“These are the prisoners!”

The Vegron general snarls as he sees the three prisoners before his eyes.

VEGRON GENERAL
(to Doctor; Nyssa; Adams) “You are to meet my masters! They are waiting for you in the Vegron throne room!”

DOCTOR
“For a moment I thought you were going to say you’re one of the masters!”

VEGRON GENERAL
“You are to come with me!”

DOCTOR
“Well actually, I’d rather stay here and keep watch on the prisoners to see if they are alright.”

NYSSA
“Yes! Definitely!”

ADAMS
“And you’re taking me anyway! I want to see my wife!”

VEGRON GENERAL
(harshly) “There are no negotiations!”

THOMAS
“Domus Clag is insistent on meeting you!”

DOCTOR
(surprised) “Domus Clag!”

ADAMS
“What? Do you know the chap, Doctor?”

DOCTOR
“No! I never heard of him in my life!”

VEGRON GENERAL
(hisses) “Move! Or I shall kill the girl now!”

DOCTOR
“Uh no! That will not be necessary!”

NYSSA
“Doctor..!”

DOCTOR
“Please Nyssa! We might as well go and see this Domus Clag straight away!”

VEGRON GENERAL
(to Thomas; Percy) “You two! You will escort these three to the Vegron throne room!”

DOCTOR
(cheerfully) “Yes! If you two would so kindly take us to meet this Domus Clag, we would be most grateful!”

THOMAS
“Move!”

DOCTOR
“Just as you say!”

The Doctor, Nyssa and Adams are escorted down the caves by Thomas and Percy, whilst the Vegron general overlooks the mining and digging of the cave.


SCENE #95 – EXT – THURSDAN STATION – DAY – SUMMER 2163
Meanwhile at Thursdan station, Vegron troops are on patrol whilst more passengers from 2063 are being transported from the transmat pad to the base of operations. The last batch of passengers has been sent through, and we hear the teleportation sound being initiated as the frequency of the beam slowly dies down. The Vegron Commander blows a horn-like device to attract the other Vegrons’ attention. Everybody becomes silent as the Vegron Commander speaks.

VEGRON COMMANDER
(snarls) “The Vegron Division will return to base immediately! All return to transmat pad!”

The Vegrons make their way forward as they are about to stand on the transmat pad. A few metres away, one Vegron, hearing his commander’s call makes his way back to the station to return to the transmat. Suddenly he is then hit on the head by some object and he hisses in pain as he falls down to the ground. Billy has apparently knocked the Vegron on the head with something hard.

BILLY
(relieved) “Good thing this metal bar was in that carriage to hit with.” (to Vegron) “Hope I didn’t hurt you, mate! But I really need your suit please!”

Billy kneels down to take the Vegron’s clothes off as he is about to take on the Vegron’s disguise with a helmet.”

BILLY
“Glad you guys wear helmets to cover your faces. Just hope when I wear it they won’t ask questions.”


SCENE #96 – EXT – THURSDAN STATION, THURSDAN – SUMMER 2163
A while later, the Vegron commander gives out final instructions for Vegrons to return.

VEGRON COMMANDER
“All Vegrons return to transmat pad to debrief operations!”

The Vegrons continue their return to base via the transmat, as a batch of Vegrons are teleported away back to base while another was waiting. Billy meanwhile is in full Vegron suit as he carries the weapon around him. He finds it hard to get used to walking, as he almost stumbles forward. But eventually he manages to get his balance.

BILLY
“What did I get myself into? These suits are really hard to walk in” (sniffs) “And smelly too!” (Pause) “Oh I just hope it will bluff my way to the transmat!”

Billy approaches the Vegron batch waiting to be transported, as he hears the Vegron commander giving out orders.

VEGRON COMMANDER
“Next Vegron patrol! Board the transmat!”

Billy attempts to walk faster.

BILLY
“Must get there! Now keep calm, Billy! Just go through with it!” (Pause) “Just hope nothing bad will happen when I get there!”

Billy makes his way towards the Vegron patrols waiting to be teleported, as the next batch are heard moving forward and standing on the transmat waiting to be teleported by those working the control panel.


© Tim Bradley, 2016

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3 thoughts on “‘The Railway of Time’, Part Three, Chapter 9

  1. Another cracking fast paced episode Tim, i love the Vegrons & it’s typical Nyssa who’s always in peril lol.

    I like Billy knocking out the Vegron & then saying sorry & him taking pictures reminded me of Peter Parker for some reason lol.

    Brilliant writing Tim, i can’t wait to read what happens next.

    P.S have you heard Aquataine yet?, i thought it was a awesome gripping audio drama.

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  2. Thanks Timelord Simon. Glad you enjoyed this chapter of the story. Glad you like the Vegrons, but at least Nyssa’s sharing the peril with the Doctor.

    I’m glad you like Billy knocking out the Vegron and saying sorry to him. Part of Billy’s inspiration did come from Peter Parker as he’s a freelance photographer after all.

    I’m looking forward to your comments in the next chapter, Timelord Simon.

    I haven’t heard ‘Aquitaine’ yet. But when I hear it with ‘The Peterloo Massacre’, I hope to do a quick review soon. Glad you enjoyed that story.

    Many thanks. Tim. 🙂

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