THE DALEKS' MASTER PLAN - EPISODE 4

first broadcast - 4th December 1965


THE TRAITORS

Written by
TERRY NATION


1.  SPAR

(Power builds up in the SPAR, as the craft slowly takes off.  The Doctor is watching the scanner.)

(Katarina goes up to the door.)

(Katarina screams as Kirksen bursts through the internal door.  He seizes her with one hand, and pulls her round in front of him like a shield. In his other hand he has Bors' knife.  Katarina screams in terror and Steven leaps to his feet.  He stops short as Kirksen smiles wickedly, wrenching Katarina's head so that her neck is arched back, the knife edge pressed against her skin.)

          KIRKSEN: Keep back!

(Vyon hesitates.)

(Kirksen scowls.)

(He shakes with maniacal laughter.)

(An insane look comes over Kirksen's face.)

(Kirksen's places the point of the knife under Katarina's ears and Steven stops moving.)


2.  DALEK CITY CONTROL ROOM, KEMBEL

(Meanwhile, the Black Dalek hears a report from the Daleks that he sent to chase the SPAR, who have now crash-landed on Desperus.)

(The Black Dalek turns to the Comm. Dalek.)

(The Black Dalek speaks, via the communicator, to the Pursuit ship himself.)

(The Black Dalek turns to another Dalek, who is monitoring its controls.)

(The second Dalek moves to destroy the Pursuit Ship.)


3.  SPAR

(Vyon moves his hands over the controls and nods to the Doctor.)

(Kirksen waves the knife in the air.)

(Vyon tries speaking over the intercom.)

(Katarina, at the mention of Kembel, starts fighting again to get herself free.)

(Kirksen steps back, hauling Katarina with him into the airlock.  He hits the door switch, locking them in.  He peers out at the others through a glass panel in the door.)

(He stands tensed and ready for action beside the inner doors to the airlock, but the Doctor shouts a warning.)

(Kirksen has already subdued Katarina, and he holds his knife ready to slash her throat again.  The Doctor goes over to Vyon.)

          VYON:  Yes, I've turned on the talkback.

(He pulls the lever for the intercom and speaks loudly through the speaker.)

(Katarina tries to cry her protests to the Doctor, who looks on in fury and agony at the situation.)

(Steven realises that Vyon has turned off the talkback.)

(Vyon shrugs.)

(Furiously, Steven turns the switch himself and then rushes over to the airlock and shouts through it.)

(Kirksen pulls Katarina's arm further up her back and she screams out again in great pain.)

(The Doctor turns to Vyon with a disgusted look on his face.)

(Kirksen looks out of the airlock and sees the stars beginning to change.)

(Kirksen is getting fed up with Katarina's fighting.)

(Vyon doesn't like this.)

(Kirksen hears this.)

(Katarina wrenches her hand free and reaches for the airlock switches.  Kirksen, seeing this, tries to get hold of her hand.  Outside, Steven and Vyon watch this, and see which control Katarina is reaching for.)

(It is too late.  The outer airlock doors open, and Katarina and Kirksen are swept into space to their deaths.)

(Vyon's hand flashes to the controls and the outer door closes again, as Steven tries to open the inner door.  All three men are in total shock.)

(The Doctor stares out into space.)

(Steven stares at the airlock.)

(The Doctor pats Steven's shoulder again.)

(He stares into space again.)


4.  SPACE

(The bodies of Katarina and Kirksen float away into space. The SPAR turns back towards Earth.)


5.  DALEK CITY CONTROL ROOM, KEMBEL

(Trantis, one of the delegates, fed up with not hearing any news, marches into the Control room and right up to the Black Dalek.)

(Trantis retreats, step by step, as the Black Dalek moves towards him.)

(Trantis now looks terrified.)


6.  SPAR

(Some time later, the Doctor is looking at the scanner.)

(The Doctor turns to Vyon in concern.)

(Vyon points out a grid pattern on a computer screen, one finger tapping a particular mark.)

(The Doctor, Steven and Vyon look at each other.)


7.  GUARDIAN'S OFFICE

(In his beautifully appointed office, Mavic Chen's curved desk separates him from his Security Chief, Karlton.  Below Karlton are the workplaces of his two main agents, Lizan, a female and Teknix.  Lizan is standing in front of Mavic Chen's desk with a sheaf of papers, while Chen himself looks at a monitor.  On the monitor revolves an identity projection of Bret Vyon.  Karlton is standing next to Lizan. )

(He turns his chair and stares balefully at Lizan.)

(Mavic Chen gives a slight smile at this.)

(Mavic Chen thinks about it for a little while and then leans forward to address the two agents.)

(Karlton speaks for the first time.)

(Lizan makes a note of this on her papers.)

(Mavic Chen sighs.  Lizan, a great admirer of Chen, gazes at him with sympathy.  Mavic Chen catches her gaze.)

(He looks at Karlton, who replies.)

(Mavic Chen turns off the monitor and Lizan waits for orders.)

(Lizan nearly runs from the room to carry out the orders but Mavic Chen calls her back.)

(Lizan makes another note of this and leaves the room.  Mavic Chen and Karlton look at each other in satisfaction.)

(Mavic Chen stares at Karlton with a stern face.)

(This seems to please Mavic Chen.)

(Karlton makes a gesture of apology and steps back.)

(Mavic Chen looks away and a faint smile appears over Karlton's face.)


8.  SPAR

(Vyon looks worriedly over the controls .)

(The Doctor appears, carrying the core - he heard Steven's last words.)

(The ship powers down as they touch down at the Experimental Station, but unfortunately they damage the controls.)


9.  GUARDIAN'S OFFICE

(Mavic Chen turns round to confront Karlton, as the Security Chief enters his office.)

(He walks across the room.)

(Mavic Chen stops pacing and explodes.)

(His features turn into a wicked leer.)

(Chen stalks past Karlton triumphantly, and Karlton bows his head.)

(Something about Karlton's tone brings Mavic Chen's attention to the present crisis.)

(Mavic Chen thinks about this.)

(Karlton gave Mavic Chen a significant look.)

(Mavic Chen's face changes to one of absolute delight.)

(Karlton bows.)

(A buzzer arouses them.  Karlton crosses to the door, where a series of buttons operate communicators.  He presses one and listens to the information issuing from a special ear-piece.)

(He presses another button to disconnect.)

(Mavic Chen's pleased expression vanishes.)


10.  EXPERIMENTAL STATION

(The place looks deserted as the three men disembark.)

(They hurry through the plant in search of Vyon's friend, Daxtar.)


11.  GUARDIAN'S OFFICE

(Mavic Chen waits alone for the next development, writing on some papers at his desk.  Soon, the door buzzes and Karlton appears.)

(A young, beautiful, red-haired woman enters the room.  Sara Kingdom has fascinating green eyes and high cheekbones.  She stands to attention in front of Mavic Chen.  Her SSS uniform fits her like a glove and the long, well-polished boots add to the trim figure.)

(Sara's voice is clear and as cold as ice.)

(Mavic Chen raises his hand with the little finger extended, beckoning her to stand beside him.)


12.  EXPERIMENTAL STATION

(The Doctor, Vyon and Steven now stood in the central plant.)

(The Doctor hurrumphs absently, still pacing around the room.)

(A door opens and a man in his early fifties enters the room.)


13.  GUARDIAN'S OFFICE

(Mavic Chen finishes giving his instructions to Sara.)

(Sara turns and marches from the room.)


14.  EXPERIMENTAL STATION

(Daxtar has been briefed over the situation.)

(Daxtar raises his hands in an uncomprehending gesture.)

(Daxtar shakes his head.)

(Daxtar whips round to face the Doctor.)

(Daxtar whistles with relief.)

(He looks at his watch.)

(Busily, Daxtar gets up and hurries towards the door.)

(Daxtar is about to open the door.)

(Vyon turns and stares in annoyed astonishment at the Doctor, who stands erect, looking straight at Daxtar.)

(Vyon stares at Daxtar.)

(Both men are now nearly shouting.)

(Vyon reaches for the gun in his belt.)

(Daxtar turns to Vyon for help.)

(Daxtar points at the Doctor.)

(He pulls his gun out.  Daxtar freezes with horror and then Vyon fires.  The blast catches Daxtar full in the chest and, with a scream, he falls.  Steven and the Doctor look on, appalled.)

(Vyon looks at him as he returns his gun to the holster, unmoved.)


15.  DALEK CITY CONTROL ROOM, KEMBEL

(The Comm. Dalek turns from his console.)

(Trantis, hearing this, is furious.)


16.  EXPERIMENTAL STATION

(Vyon picks up Daxtar's body and dumps it in a corner.)

(The Doctor looks deep in thought.)

(Silence.)

(They turn to leave but before they leave, the door burst opens and Sara bursts in.)

(She pulls out her gun and covers each of the three men.)

(Vyon takes a step forward, and Sara covers him.)

(Sara's back is to the door and the Doctor and Steven manage to run out of the room.  However, Vyon isn't so lucky and he manages to get himself covered again with the gun.)

(He reaches for his gun but Sara fires and hits Vyon in his heart.)

(Vyon collapses on the floor.  Sara sighs and then runs out the door.)


17.  CORRIDOR

(Sara Kingdom runs into view.)

(Borkar, another security guard, comes running in from the other end of the corridor.)

(Borker points his gun at the body of Bret Vyon.)

(Sara says this with a little sadness in her voice.)

(They part.)


Next Episode
COUNTER PLOT
Dr. Who
Bret Vyon
Steven
Katarina
Kirksen
Trantis
Mavic Chen
Karlton
Lizan
Sara Kingdom
Daxtar
Borkar
Dalek Voices

Daleks


WILLIAM HARTNELL
NICHOLAS COURTNEY
PETER PURVES
ADRIENNE HILL
DOUGLAS SHELDON
ROY EVANS
KEVIN STONEY
MAURICE BROWNING
PAMELA GREER
JEAN MARSH
ROGER AVON
JAMES HALL
PETER HAWKINS
DAVID GRAHAM
KEVIN MANSER
JOHN SCOTT MARTIN
ROBERT JEWELL
GERALD TAYLOR
Story Editor
Title music by

Incidental music composed by
Designer
Producer
Directed by
DONALD TOSH
RON GRAINER and the
BBC Radiophonic Workshop
TRISTRAM CARY
BARRY NEWBERY
JOHN WILES
DOUGLAS CAMFIELD
BBC tv
UNCREDITED
Technix Operator
Double for Kirksen (trampoline)
DAVID FREED
ROB WALKER
Incidental Music Played by
Special Sound
Title Sequence
Visual Effects
Assistant Floor Manager

Film Cameraman
Film Editor
Trampoline Instructor
Assistant/Secretary
Grams Operator
Crew
TM2
Floor Assistant
Vision Mixer
THE EDDIE WALKER ENSEMBLE
BRIAN HODGSON
BERNARD LODGE
BILL RICHARDS [Shawcraft]
CATHERINE CHILDS (Film)
CAROLINE WALMESLEY (Film)
PETER HAMILTON
KEITH RAVEN
ROB WALKER
FRANCES ALCOCK
CHRIS POCOCK
TWELVE
JOHN GREEN
JOHN NEWMAN
JOHN LOPES

Transcribed by
LEE HORTON

Corrections by
MAL

Special Thanks to
GARY ZIMMER
SIMON HUNT
ROSEMARY HOWE
BRUCE ROBINSON