THE DALEKS' MASTER PLAN - EPISODE 11

first broadcast - 22nd January 1966


THE ABANDONED PLANET

Written by
DENNIS SPOONER

From an idea by
TERRY NATION


1.  TARDIS CONSOLE ROOM

(The Doctor has just wired in the Monk's directorial circuit which hopefully would take them back to the planet Kembel.)

(The Doctor thinks about it for a moment.)

(Steven reaches across and pulls the switch on the console.  In the background the usual dematerialisation sound is heard but a second later a explosion rocks the room throwing all of them to the floor...)


2.  DALEKS' CONTROL ROOM, KEMBEL

(With its strange humming and whistling noise, the Daleks' Time Machine materialises in a corner.  The Time Machine's doors open, and the Daleks that have survived the trip and Mavic Chen step out of the machine to be greeted by the Administrator-Dalek.  Mavic Chen is carrying the Taranium Core.)

(The Administrator-Dalek totally ignores this and speaks to the Patrol Leader.)

(Mavic Chen typically assumes that the Administrator-Dalek is talking to him, since he believes that he is the most important being in the room.)

(He walks out of the room with the total arrogance of someone who doesn't even know what arrogance means.)


3.  TARDIS CONSOLE ROOM

(The Doctor, Steven and Sara have picked themselves up but they are still a little bit shaken by the explosion.)

(The unit is a charred wreck.)

          STEVEN:  Yes, well let's get going! 

(The Doctor touches the scanner switch and the screen flares into life.  The picture it shows is one of a jungle and not the tomb that the crew is expecting.)

(The Doctor nods his agreement and Steven goes and get it.)

(Steven comes back into the room and sees what is happening and steps in before it becomes a fight.)

(As Steven opens the main doors, the Doctor puts on his cloak and goes outside.)

(And they both leave the room.)


4.  GALACTIC COUNCIL ROOM

(Much has changed in the time since the council first met.  All that is left of the Council now are Gearon, Malpha, Sentreal, Beaus & Celation, and they are not happy about the way that they have been treated and the preferred treatment of Mavic Chen by the Daleks.)

(The Council bangs on the table stating their agreement but none of them has noticed that the Black Dalek has entered the room.)

(The Council, in shock, stops banging.)

(Mavic Chen marches into the room like he owns the place.  The other members looks at him with barely hidden dislike.)

(Mavic Chen, enmeshed in his tirade, totally ignores the question.)

(Again Mavic Chen ignores the outburst.)

(This is met by total outrage from the other representatives and the table rocks with the banging that it is getting.)

(Total uproar and then Mavic Chen draws out his blaster and fires at Beaus.  Beaus screams and dies and falls to the floor.  This makes all of the other Delegates quiet down and no-one notices the Black Dalek leaving the room.)

(Total shock from the other delegates.)


5.  JUNGLE

(Steven and Sara are moving slowly forward through the jungle.  The Jungle is filled with strange noises and Steven is ever watchful for the Varga plants.  The Doctor is nowhere in sight.)

(He notices that there are no Varga plants in sight - a change since his last visit and the planet was populated with hundreds of Varga plants.)

(He notices that the Doctor isn't with them.)


6.  GALACTIC COUNCIL ROOM

(The delegates are still arguing about Mavic Chen's speech.)

(Malpha has noticed that the Black Dalek is missing.)

(Mavic Chen is throw off a little by this.)

(They look about the room and the Black Dalek is not there.)

(Some Daleks enter the room with their guns pointed at each of the Delegates including Mavic Chen.)


7.  JUNGLE

(Steven and Sara are looking for the City and are trying to use the compass.  There is still no sign of the Doctor.)

(She points to the jungle.)

(They move on.)


8.  MORE JUNGLE

(Steven is looking at the compass.)

(They move on again.)


9.  ANOTHER PART OF THE JUNGLE

(Steven hushs her and moves the compass about trying to get a reading.)


10.  DALEKS' CONTROL ROOM

(The room is filled with Daleks working and the Black Dalek.)


11.  LANDING PAD

(Steven and Sara are reached the landing pad where the Representatives space-ships are parked.)


12.  A CORRIDOR IN THE DALEK CITY

(Steven and Sara move forward slowly and carefully ready to jump for cover in case a Dalek makes an appearance but there is no sign of them.)

(They move forward - not a Dalek in sight.)


13.  DALEKS' CONTROL ROOM

(Steven and Sara move into the Control Room which surprises both of them by being completely empty - not a Dalek in sight.)

(He sees the Daleks' Time Machine.)

(She turns to the controls.)

(She touches some controls.)

(She speaks into the microphone on the control panel.)

(Suddenly, Mavic Chen's voice speaks from the loudspeaker.)


14.  A CELL

(The Daleks have moved the Representatives to a small cell.  The voices of Steven and Sara can be heard.  All of the other Representatives now don't trust Mavic Chen an inch after the speech in the Council Chamber.)


15.  DALEK CONTROL ROOM

(Steven starts to move towards the door.)

(Both of them rush out.)


16.  CELL


17.  ANOTHER CORRIDOR

(Steven and Sara are running.)

(They go on.)


18.  CELL

(The others looks like they don't know or don't care.)


19.  CORRIDORS

(We see Steven and Sara running down them.)


20.  CELL, EXTERIOR

(They pull up outside the cell and open the shutters.  Inside the Representatives look up at the new arrivals.)

          STEVEN: That's them.

(Steven looks undecided.)

(Steven thinks about this.)

(He turns to the prisoners.)

(But Steven cuts him off.)

(Mavic Chen doesn't say this.)

(Sara is convinced.)

(Steven thinks about this long and hard.)

(He unlocks the door and all of the prisoners exit.  With his usual style Mavic Chen turns to Sara.)

(Sara stares at him with a look of pure hatred.)


21.  JUNGLE

(The ships of the now-freed prisoners are powering up.  On the out-skirts of the city, Steven and Sara are watching.  Malpha's ship leaps straight into the sky.)

(The other three take off leaving the Spar still on the ground.)

(A powering up humming noise can be heard.)

(A small jet of flame shoot from the after burners of the Spar.)

(The Spar explodes into millions of tiny pieces What's left of it collapses back onto itself.  The fact that the city was constructed of metal prevented it from catching fire.)

          STEVEN:  He's had it.

(They move forward.)


22.  JUNGLE

(They are moving forward when a noise reaches them from further down the track.)

          STEVEN: Shh!

          SARA: What?

          STEVEN: Listen.

(They hide behind one of the relatively safe tree- like growths.  After a moment, the vegetation parts, and into sight came a Dalek.  It pauses for a moment and then moves off down the path that the travellers have been taking.)

(They run forwards after it.)


23.  SIDE OF A MOUNTAIN

(They follow the Dalek and watch it enter a cave at the entrance of the mountain.)

(A familiar voice rings out behind them.)

(He stands covering them with a blaster looking very alive and very smug.)

(He gestures at the tunnel with his blaster.)

(Faced with no alternative, Sara leads the way into the tunnel.  Steven and Mavic Chen follow behind her.)


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THE DESTRUCTION OF TIME
Dr. Who
Steven
Sara
Mavic Chen
Celation
Malpha
Daleks



Dalek Voices
WILLIAM HARTNELL
PETER PURVES
JEAN MARSH
KEVIN STONEY
TERENCE WOODFIELD
BRYAN MOSLEY
KEVIN MANSER
JOHN SCOTT MARTIN
GERALD TAYLOR
ROBERT JEWELL
PETER HAWKINS
DAVID GRAHAM
Title music by

Incidental music composed by
Story Editor
Designer
Producer
Directed by
RON GRAINER and the
BBC Radiophonic Workshop
TRISTRAM CARY
DONALD TOSH
RAYMOND CUSICK
JOHN WILES
DOUGLAS CAMFIELD
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UNCREDITED
Gearon
Beaus
JACK PITT
GERRY VIDEL
Incidental Music Played by
Special Sound
Title Sequence
Visual Effects
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Grams Operator
Crew
TM2
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THE EDDIE WALKER ENSEMBLE
BRIAN HODGSON
BERNARD LODGE
BILL RICHARDS [Shawcraft]
CATHERINE CHILDS (Film)
CAROLINE WALMESLEY (Film)
PETER HAMILTON
KEITH RAVEN
FRANCES ALCOCK
CHRIS POCOCK
TWELVE
JOHN GREEN
ROGER BAMFORD
JOHN LOPES
Transcribed by
LEE HORTON
Corrections by
MAL