THE DALEKS' MASTER PLAN - EPISODE 12

first broadcast - 29th January 1966


THE DESTRUCTION OF TIME

Written by
DENNIS SPOONER

From an idea by
TERRY NATION


1.  BASE OF THE MOUNTAIN

(Mavic Chen is covering Sara and Steven with a blaster.)

(He waves his blaster towards the cave in the cave that the Dalek entered.)

(Faced with no alternative Steven and Sara make their way towards the cave with Mavic Chen behind them.)


2.  A METAL CORRIDOR

(A door opens and Steven, Sara and Mavic Chen enter.  The cave has lead them to a metal corridor.)

(He states this as if it is a fact.)

(They carry on.)


3.  MAIN DALEK CONTROL ROOM

(This is much bigger than the city control room.  It is obvious that this is the main headquarters for the invasion force.  All about Daleks are running about making the final checks all under the eye stick of the Dalek Supreme.  By him is the Time Destructor with the core fitted.)

(A second Dalek turns from the communication console.)


4.  ANOTHER METAL CORRIDOR

(By now, a Dalek guard has arrived and are covering all three of the humans.  Mavic Chen naturally assumes that the guard is there to help him not seeing that the guard is covering him as well.)

(They move on the guard stays and another Dalek appears from another tunnel.)


5.  MAIN DALEK CONTROL ROOM

(The door opens.)

(..and the two Daleks with the humans arrive with the prisoners.  Both Sara and Steven look about with amazement at the size of the control room.  Mavic Chen on the other hand with his usual way marches into the room like he owns the place.)

(The Dalek Supreme doesn't even look at him.)

(He moves forward.)

(Not a noise is heard as all eyes - human and Dalek - are on Mavic Chen.)

(The Dalek doesn't move.)

(Again the Dalek doesn't move - all eyes are still on Mavic Chen.)

(Not a sound.)

(He opens fire with his blaster at the Dalek and the beam bounces off the Dalek.  With horror he sees that he doesn't have the power to destroy them at all.  He tries throwing the gun at the Dalek which also bounces off.  This was what the Daleks wanted.  If they have fired the blast will have damaged the Time Destructor as well as the Dalek Supreme.)

(Still screaming he turns and runs from the room.)

(Meanwhile while the Daleks are all following Mavic Chen, the Doctor taps Steven on the shoulder.)

(He passes something over to Steven.)

(He moves to the Time Destructor.)


6.  ANOTHER CORRIDOR

(Mavic Chen gets himself hemmed in by Daleks.)

(The Daleks blast him and at last the so-called ruler of the universe dies screaming.)

(But they do.)


7.  MAIN DALEK CONTROL ROOM

(A ticking noise can be heard from the Time Destructor.  The door opens to admit the Daleks who sees the Doctor with the Time Destructor.)

(A Dalek moves forward with its gun stick lowered.)

(The Dalek does so.)

(Both Steven and Sara get behind the Dalek.)

(Steven does so.)

(The Dalek moves forward with Steven and Sara hiding behind it.  The Doctor follows with the Time Destructor.  They reach the door.)


8.  A CORRIDOR

(Steven and Sara are running when Sara stops.)

(They both carry on.)


9.  CORRIDOR OUTSIDE MAIN CONTROL ROOM

(The Doctor takes off his cloak and drops it on the floor and pushes the Dalek back into the room.  He then closes the door and runs as fast as possible.)

(It's because the door has been caught on the cloak.  The Daleks are trying to open a door which to its own senses states that it is already open hence nothing happens.)


10.  ANOTHER CORRIDOR

(Running the Doctor comes across Sara who has somehow lost Steven.)

(They run on.)


11.  JUNGLE

(Steven is moving but he notices that Sara isn't with him.  The effect of the Time Destructor can be heard by a roaring wind.)


12.  ANOTHER PART OF THE JUNGLE

(Sara begins to speak but finds it difficult to say the words.)


13.  DALEK CONTROL ROOM

(The Daleks try the door control and the door opens and a Dalek pushes the cloak aside.)

(The Daleks race out of the room.)


14.  JUNGLE

(The Doctor and Sara are still running.  However, the effects of the Time Destructor are causing the Doctor to run more slowly and Sara's hair has grown white with age.  The wind has stepped up to gale force.)

(Sara now looks almost an old woman.)

(The rest of the words are roared out by the gale.)


15.  JUNGLE OUTSIDE MOUNTAIN

(Meanwhile the Daleks have reached the outside and are starting the chase across the jungle.  The jungle is falling under the effects of the Destructor as each plant and tree dies of old age.)


16.  JUNGLE NEAR THE TARDIS

(The Doctor and Sara are almost walking now.  Both have aged horribly - Sara is now a old woman who is just barely able to run and the Doctor looks much older than his already advanced years.)


17.  TARDIS CONSOLE ROOM

(Steven has entered the TARDIS and is looking at the scanner screen for sign of his friends.  Seeing no sign of them he bangs his fist on the console in exasperation.)

          STEVEN:   Nothing.

 


18.  JUNGLE

(Still gliding forwards at a set speed the Daleks are moving through the jungle at a faster rate than the Doctor and Sara.)


19.  JUNGLE OUTSIDE TARDIS

(The wind is at hurricane force and both the Doctor and Sara are now just barely to walk.  Luck is with them as they arrive in the area where the TARDIS is parked just a few feet away.  However both are moving so slowly and for Sara it is too far and she is getting too old to move let alone walk.)

(Sara struggles to make it.  The Doctor too, for all of his years, is moving too slowly.  The Time Destructor has aged him terribly and he can barely move.)


20.  TARDIS CONSOLE ROOM

(Steven is overjoyed to see them, but then see the effects of the Time Destructor.)

(Seeing that they need help, he opens the TARDIS doors.)

 


21.  JUNGLE OUTSIDE TARDIS

          STEVEN:   Dust! It's all crumbling into dust.

(The Doctor has a few feet to go when he collapses, the Time Destructor still pulsing away.  Sara, now too old to even stand, collapses on the jungle floor. She tries and move forward one final time - collapses and then dies of old age.  Within a few seconds Sara becomes a skeleton and a few seconds later she is gone.)

(But Sara has gone and the effect starts on him and he moves forward at a walk fighting the wind until he reaches the Doctor.  By the time that he does Steven's hair has grown grey.)

(He cries with the effects.  Steven tries some of the controls on the Time Destructor and causes it to stop beeping.  While it seems to be doing something Steven rushes over and grabs the Doctor and both of them struggle into the TARDIS.)


22.  TARDIS CONSOLE ROOM

          DOCTOR: (Weakly)  Close the door.

(When the Doctor and Steven get inside and the effect wears off and they have returned to their old selves and ages.  Steven closes the door.)

(He looks about the room for the other companion.)

(On the scanner the Daleks arrive in the clearing.)

          DOCTOR:  The Daleks!


23.  JUNGLE OUTSIDE TARDIS

(The Daleks arrive into the clearing.  The Time Destructor still working and beeping.  The Daleks see this and try firing at it.  Their blasts have no effect and the effect of the Time Destructor causes them to lose control and crash into each other and somehow start to come apart.  For a second the creatures' insides are shown but these too start to change as Time runs back.  At the end they start to become something humanoid but then they are gone too.  The Time Destructor is beeping alone as the jungle for a few moment dying is now re-growing back into seeds.)


24.  JUNGLE OUTSIDE TARDIS

(A little while later, the jungle is gone.  Nothing but dust everywhere - the only thing on the planet is the TARDIS and what's left of the Time Destructor.  Steven and the Doctor step out onto the planet.)

(Steven finds the remains and pick it up.)

(Steven throws it on the ground.)

(He starts to chuckle to himself.)

(The Doctor points to a burn on the ground.  This is where one of the Daleks was.)

(He continues chuckling to himself.)

(Steven is upset that the Doctor is celebrating their victory.)

(The Doctor thinks while Steven goes back on board the TARDIS.)

(Without another word he turns and boards the TARDIS and with its usual sound the TARDIS leaves Kembel.)


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