by WILLIAM EMMS
first broadcast - September 18th 1965
STEVEN: Okay, but we've got to get off here somehow!
THE DOCTOR: It's imperative that we leave at once!
STEVEN: Why is that that? The Drahvins did say fourteen dawns.
THE DOCTOR: Two dawns! Tomorrow is the last day this planet will ever see.
(VICKI is alone. She goes over to the observation window and looks out.)
STEVEN: We've gotta get back - get Vicki away from the Drahvins!
(STEVEN crosses over to THE DOCTOR.)
The doors, Doctor! Can we see the scanner?
(THE DOCTOR operates the scanner. A CHUMBLEY is moving towards the TARDIS, carrying a black vial-shaped object supported on two wires. Sound of the CHUMBLEY--humming and whistling.)
STEVEN: (oov) What's that it's got?
THE DOCTOR: (oov) I wish I knew.
(The CHUMBLEY moves right in, bumping into the side of the police box, then drops the vial. The CHUMBLEY chatters, turns about, and moves off. As it does so, two wires can be seen in its grip, running back to the vial. The CHUMBLEY moves away to a safe distance, turns to face the TARDIS and halts, holding the ends of the wires a few inches apart.)
STEVEN: (oov) Perhaps it's just going to stand guard there.
THE DOCTOR: (oov) No. No! It's...it's waiting for something.
STEVEN: (oov) But what?
THE DOCTOR: (oov) i can't quite see. Hmm.
STEVEN: Doctor, I... I think it's holding a couple of wires.
THE DOCTOR: (Mumbles) Oh, yes.
STEVEN: Look out!
(There is a loud explosion. The TARDIS shakes and then is still again. STEVEN gets up and shakes his head to clear it.)
STEVEN: (Breathlessly) Doctor? Doctor, where are you?
(THE DOCTOR sits up from behind the control console. STEVEN goes over and helps THE DOCTOR to his feet. THE DOCTOR pants. THE DOCTOR and STEVEN take a few steps. Then there is another explosion. Both cry out. Afterwards, they both try again to catch their breaths.)
THE DOCTOR: (Panting) Oh, thank you. Oh! Oh! I think Guy Fawkes must have been resurrected!
STEVEN: Oh, please, Doctor! You all right?
THE DOCTOR: Yes, well. Are you alright dear boy, hmm?
STEVEN: (Breathlessly) Yes, fine, thanks. Do you think it's done any damage?
THE DOCTOR: No, no, no. no, no, no, no. It'd take more than that to get in here.
(Sound of a CHUMBLEY--bumping and sliding and humming and whistling.)
STEVEN: It's alright, Doctor. I think it's just come to investigate.
THE DOCTOR: (With annoyance) Yes. Well, it's going to be disappointed, isn't it?
(STEVEN and THE DOCTOR move across the scanner. THE DOCTOR nods to himself and motions towards the screen.)
Look! You see! There they go! (Gleefully) Look, away into the distance. Empty-handed! Ha, ha!
STEVEN: Yes, they've given up.
THE DOCTOR: Yes! Yes. Unless I... they come back with a piece more trouble, I wonder. Come on, we must go. So... so little time.
STEVEN: Two dawns, hmm?
THE DOCTOR: (Whispers) Two dawns. Come on! Come on!
(THE DOCTOR opens the TARDIS door, and they leave.)
(MAAGA sits at a table, eating.)
MAAGA: Are you sure you won't eat?
VICKI: No. Thank you.
MAAGA: (With her mouth full) It's very good.
(VICKI looks in disgust at what MAAGA is eating.)
VICKI: It looks like leaves to me.
MAAGA: It is leaves.
VICKI: Leaves? Is that what you eat?
MAAGA: (With her mouth full) Of course!
MAAGA: Everything that lives must eat.
(VICKI interrupts and rises.)
VICKI: (Worried) They've been gone ages! It must be at least two hours!
MAAGA: They'll be back soon.
VICKI: Not if a Chumbley gets them first!
MAAGA: They won't allow themselves to be caught. They're much too worried about you.
VICKI: That's why you've kept me here, isn't it?
(MAAGA eats but does not respond.)
MAAGA: You're safe here.
VICKI: (With a sarcastic chuckle) Safe!
VICKI: Look! Can't I go and look for them?
MAAGA: If they're not back soon, we will go and look for them.
VICKI: (With desperation) But, let me go now!
MAAGA: No, I can't let you do that, because you might all escape in your spaceship. And we need your help.
VICKI: Whether we want to give it or not.
(MAAGA gives VICKI an unpleasant smile.)
MAAGA: Oh, I'm sure that all of you want to help us.
(MAAGA then continues eating.)
(THE DOCTOR and STEVEN approach the spaceship.)
STEVEN: Well, we've made it Doctor. You know, this is a pretty strange kind of spaceship.
(THE DOCTOR nods, his attention is on the spaceship. STEVEN follows his gaze.)
THE DOCTOR: Are you talking to yourself dear boy, hmm?
STEVEN: I was just saying that it's a strange kind of spaceship - old-fashioned.
THE DOCTOR: Yes, yes. I don't think much of it. It's not very well advanced, is it? In fact, as you say, it's old-fashioned. (laughs) Yes! I don't think these Drahvins are very intelligent, do you?
(THE DOCTOR begins searching through his pockets.)
STEVEN: Yeah, but it's the metal, I mean, Doctor, you know. Well, it's inferior!
(THE DOCTOR pulls out a small screw driver, approaches the spaceship, scratches the metal hull with it, and then peers at the metal.)
THE DOCTOR: Hmm. Yes, well, it's tough, but, ah, it's not impregnable. No, it's very common metal really. Yes, its... it's nothing unusual, nothing unusual. Well, I suggest that we go in instead of standing around here admiring the scenery. Come along.
STEVEN: (Surprised) Well, what are you talking about Doctor?! It's you who stopped to fiddle around _____.
THE DOCTOR: (Very annoyed) But, you brought up the subject! Now don't argue, please! Don't argue! (Stutters) I've never heard such rubbish! Oh!
(STEVEN and THE DOCTOR go inside the airlock.)
(There is a knocking on the door. Someone runs ahead and opens it while VICKI turn expectantly toward it.)
MAAGA: Your friends. Safe, you see?
VICKI: No thanks to you, though, is it?
(THE DOCTOR and STEVEN enter. VICKI runs toward to them.)
STEVEN: Alright Doctor?
THE DOCTOR: Yes, yes, yes, yes!
VICKI: (With great happiness and relief) Oh, Doctor, you're alright!
THE DOCTOR: Yes, my child, I'm alright.
VICKI: But, you were away so long!
(THE DOCTOR and STEVEN speak at once. STEVEN wins out.)
STEVEN: Yes. Well, we'd have been a lot quicker if it hadn't been for the Doc... We got held up by a Chumbley.
THE DOCTOR: It tried to blow us up inside the TARDIS.
(He then laughs.)
MAAGA: (Worriedly) It didn't succeed?
THE DOCTOR: (Angrily) Well of course he didn't! My ship's not made of tin like this old trash!
(THE DOCTOR laughs.)
Oh, oh! Good gracious me! Seems if I cough too loud, maybe the whole thing would fall to pieces, Heh, heh!
MAAGA: It served its purpose.
THE DOCTOR: Ah, yes. Whatever that might be, hmm. Hmm, hmm.
(MAAGA pulls a lever on the wall and the door shuts.)
THE DOCTOR: Is that necessary?
MAAGA: We have to protect ourselves against the machines.
THE DOCTOR: Hmm.
MAAGA: Did you find out about this planet?
THE DOCTOR: Yes.
MAAGA: Will it explode?
THE DOCTOR: I'm afraid so.
THE DOCTOR: Exactly when the Rills said it would! In fourteen dawns time.
(STEVEN goes to speak, then decides against it.)
MAAGA: (Softly) Fourteen dawns.
VICKI: Well, we should go, shouldn't we? We should...
(VICKI stops speaking. THE DOCTOR sits down at the table.)
THE DOCTOR: Hmm.
MAAGA: Will you help us?
THE DOCTOR: Ah, to do what, exactly?
MAAGA: To capture the Rill spaceship so that we can escape?
(THE DOCTOR starts laughing, but then speaks with annoyance.)
THE DOCTOR: And how do I do that, hmm? What happens then, hmm?
MAAGA: What do you mean?
THE DOCTOR: Well, I mean, what happens to the Rills, hmm?
MAAGA: Well, they remain on this planet.
VICKI: (With surprise) To be blown up?
MAAGA: (Softly) They are murderers!
STEVEN: Well, why couldn't you take them up with you?
MAAGA: (Softly) Because they're evil! You only have to see them to know. Evil!
THE DOCTOR: We only have your word for that. In any case, I can't help you.
MAAGA: (With desperation) Why not?
THE DOCTOR: (Shouting) In the first place, madam, I never kill anything! Neither do my friends.
MAAGA: Well, either the Rills die or we do!
THE DOCTOR: Or, as the young man suggests, why don't you both go off together, hmm?
THE DOCTOR: Hmm, hmm.
STEVEN: Come on, what's so impossible about it? Have you ever tried being friendly?
THE DOCTOR: Yes, a very good question, dear boy.
VICKI: It seems to me you want to be enemies.
MAAGA: The situation was forced upon us.
STEVEN: Or maybe they killed your soldier by mistake.
MAAGA: (Angrily) There's no mistake about it!
STEVEN: Well, you seem pretty sure for someone who was half unconscious after the crash!
MAAGA: You, too, doubt my word.
VICKI: We'd be pretty stupid not to.
THE DOCTOR: Yes, all these objections sum up mine! It's none of our business. It's impossible. I'm afraid we can't help you.
(Annoyed) And it does appear to me that, ah, none of you have tried to help yourselves!
STEVEN: Too busy fighting.
MAAGA: You will not change your mind?
THE DOCTOR: No.
(MAAGA pulls a hand weapon from her belt and points it at THE DOCTOR.)
MAAGA: This is your last chance.
THE DOCTOR: Hmm, hmm. Very likely.
MAAGA: You may not realize it, but at first I point this at your hand and then I pull the trigger and...
(From the first moment when MAAGA drew the gun, STEVEN has been judging his distance. Suddenly, he leaps and grabs the gun with both hands, forcing it upwards. They sway to and fro while VICKI and THE DOCTOR watch in consternation. MAAGA proves much stronger than STEVEN expected and is thus forced back.)
(The three DRAHVINS, who have been on patrol, move toward the spaceship and into the airlock, making sure the area is clear of CHUMBLIES.)
(As the DRAHVINS enter into the room, they see MAAGA and STEVEN struggling, and they immediately draw their guns. VICKI shouts a warning to STEVEN.)
(STEVEN sees the guns and gives up the struggle.)
THE DOCTOR: A very good attempt, my boy. Never mind.
MAAGA: You'll help us now?
THE DOCTOR: Yes, uh, I don't seem to have much chance.
MAAGA: You have none whatsoever! The Rills are repairing their spaceship. They have fourteen dawns in which to complete it.
(STEVEN and THE DOCTOR glance at each other, which MAAGA notices. There is a brief silence.)
It is 14, isn't it?
THE DOCTOR: Oh, ah, yes, quite.
MAAGA: (Doubtfully) You sure?
THE DOCTOR: Yes, quite sure!
MAAGA: (Softly) Suddenly, I don't believe you!
THE DOCTOR: (Chuckling) Oh, but, ah, why should I lie, hmm?
MAAGA: _____ to trick us or something. When is this planet due to explode?
THE DOCTOR: (Emphatically) Fourteen dawns time!
MAAGA: Very well. We shall kill the girl!
(MAAGA nods her head and two of the DRAHVINS seize VICKI. The third points her gun at her.)
THE DOCTOR: Two dawns.
(MAAGA is clearly stunned.)
MAAGA: (Softly) As soon as that? Well, you'll have to work quickly. The Rill spaceship is that way.
(MAAGA points into the distance.). You will capture it for us!
THE DOCTOR: It may not be ready yet.
STEVEN: If it were, they'd have taken off by now.
MAAGA: I'm sure that the Doctor can cope with that.
THE DOCTOR: Oh, you have great faith in me, haven't you, hmm? Hmm, hmm, hmm.
MAAGA: Yes, I have, because I shall keep one of you here. I shall keep the girl!
STEVEN: Oh no you won't. You'll keep me!
MAAGA: I said I shall keep...
STEVEN: (Angrily) Do you want our help or don't you?
THE DOCTOR: (Angrily) You will do as the young man suggests, hmm?!
MAAGA: (Softly but with disgust) Very well, we'll keep him.
THE DOCTOR: Come along Vicki! We have very little time.
(VICKI follows THE DOCTOR who gives an appreciative nod to STEVEN. THE DOCTOR reaches the closed airlock and taps it with his stick.)
(To MAAGA) Madam, do I begin by walking through this, hmm?
(MAAGA presses the switch and the door of the spaceship opens. THE DOCTOR and VICKI look back at STEVEN and then leave.)
STEVEN: Do you honestly believe that they can capture the Rills' spaceship all by themselves?
MAAGA: Either they succeed or we all die together.
(VICKI and THE DOCTOR are outside the DRAHVIN spaceship. THE DOCTOR gazes up at the sky, deep in thought.)
VICKI: Doctor, come on. What are you standing there for?
THE DOCTOR: Oh, (Stutters) I was just ruminating about the night and day. I was wondering when it was going to get dark, then I just realized that there's three suns on this planet. Hmm, hmm.
VICKI: What, you don't think they have night here at all?
THE DOCTOR: Oh yes, they must, my dear, they must, otherwise this, ah, Maaga woman wouldn't be talking about dawns. Hmm, hmm. Probably lasts about two hours, hmm. Hmm, hmm.
(As THE DOCTOR moves off, his eyes wander to where he scratched the spaceship wall with his screwdriver. VICKI follows his gaze, sees the mark, and crosses to it. THE DOCTOR comes back to join her.)
VICKI: Two hours?
THE DOCTOR: You remember when we were captured by those, ah, Chumblies, hmm?
VICKI: (Slightly chuckling) Yes, I do.
THE DOCTOR: That ray gun--why did they use it on the ship? I mean, if the Rills are such enemies of the, ah, Drahvins, why don't they just wipe them out, hmm?
VICKI: Maybe their rays can't cut through metal or...
THE DOCTOR: Oh, don't you believe that, my dear. Don't you believe that for one minute! Heh, heh! No! That... ah, that ray gun could go through this like a piece of paper.
VICKI: Oh. They don't even seem to have tried.
THE DOCTOR: Hmm? No, it's all very odd, isn't it? Hmm, hmm! Yes, it's very odd.
VICKI: Come on, Doctor, you said we haven't much time.
THE DOCTOR: (Exhausted) Oh. Yes, of course, nearly one dawn. Yes, we must start that journey. Are you nervous?
(VICKI shudders as she recalls the DRAHVIN's description of the RILLS.)
VICKI: Well, they sounded a bit nasty, didn't they?
THE DOCTOR: Hmm, heh!
(THE DOCTOR and VICKI begin their journey.)
(STEVEN goes over to DRAHVIN TWO and touches her gun. Then he goes over to DRAHVIN ONE and takes her gun. To his surprise he realizes that both are non-functional. He then returns it.)
STEVEN: Yes, well, it still won't work, but at least it looks prettier now. Can I have some food?
(DRAHVIN ONE offers him a plate with twigs and leaves on it.)
Is this all there is?
DRAHVIN ONE: That is our food.
STEVEN: Ugh. Does Maaga eat this?
DRAHVIN ONE: No! She is our leader.
STEVEN: Well, then I'll have some of what she eats.
DRAHVIN ONE: You cannot! It is food for our leaders only.
STEVEN: Well, that hardly seems fair, does it?
DRAHVIN ONE: Fair?
STEVEN: Yeah, I mean that, you know, she should have special food, and you have to eat this?
DRAHVIN ONE: It is food.
STEVEN: Does... uh, does Maaga have other special things?
DRAHVIN ONE: She is our leader and has leader's things.
STEVEN: What leader's things?
DRAHVIN ONE: Her gun.
STEVEN: Her gun?
DRAHVIN ONE: Her food. A leader's gun can destroy anything.
STEVEN: What, even the Chumblies?
DRAHVIN ONE: Even the machines!
STEVEN: Well, then, you know, surely it would be better if... uh, if you all had these guns. Well then you wouldn't have to fear the machines.
DRAHVIN ONE: There is only one gun. Maaga has that gun. As she is leader.
STEVEN: You could take it with you when you went on patrol.
DRAHVIN ONE: (Enlightened) Yes.
STEVEN: Doesn't it seem right that you should?
DRAHVIN ONE: Only if Maaga says so!
STEVEN: Yes, but I mean if you took it, and you... you went out and you destroyed the machine, Maaga would be pleased?
(DRAHVIN ONE does not react.)
Maaga would be pleased if you destroyed the machine.
DRAHVIN ONE: (Enlightened) Yes.
STEVEN: Well, then you should take it.
DRAHVIN ONE: (Enlightened) Yes.
STEVEN: Well, I'll tell you what. You give me your gun, whilst you go and fetch Maaga's, and then we can both fight the machines together.
DRAHVIN ONE: (Enlightened) Yes.
(Suddenly MAAGA enters the room without being noticed.)
MAAGA: You're trying to be too clever! (To DRAHVIN ONE) You have done badly. You will be punished. This is a prisoner. You must not talk to him!
DRAHVIN ONE: He was talking!
MAAGA: He was trying to trick you like the machine.
DRAHVIN ONE: I have done wrong. I did not understand.
MAAGA: Go to your quarters.
(DRAHVIN ONE leaves.)
You must keep out of our way.
STEVEN: I don't particularly want to be here at all.
MAAGA: You don't have to be.
MAAGA: You could easily escape from this planet.
STEVEN: (Laughs) Oh, could I?
MAAGA: In your own ship.
STEVEN: Oh, taking you with me, of course.
MAAGA: Well, you wouldn't expect us to stay behind?
STEVEN: No, I suppose not.
MAAGA: All you have to do is to take us off this planet and you are free!
STEVEN: What, just like that?
MAAGA: It's a fair offer.
STEVEN: Oh yes. Yes. But, even assuming I believed you - that on the way you didn't decide that I was eating too much food - there is a snag.
MAAGA: What's that?
STEVEN: I can't operate it.
I couldn't if I tried. Only the Doctor could do that. It's his ship. Why don't you try making an offer to him? Or is it that you think he might be just a little bit too clever for you. I'm the gullible one, is that it? I'm not much help, am I?
MAAGA: I could make you help us.
STEVEN: No you couldn't. Not even I can do the impossible. So sorry.
MAAGA: (Angrily) Get over there and stay there!
(MAAGA points to a padded area in the corner of the room.)
STEVEN: That's an order, is it?
MAAGA: (Softly) Yes, it is.
(With a last contemptuous stare at MAAGA, STEVEN permits himself to be hauled off into the corner. First he sits, then lies down after taking another look at the DRAHVINS who are sitting at the table. There is silence. Then DRAHVIN THREE nervously asks a question.)
DRAHVIN THREE: Maaga!
MAAGA: What is it?
DRAHVIN THREE: Why do we not kill him now?
MAAGA THREE: (Softly) I will let you kill him when I am good and ready.
(STEVEN, of course, overhears this.)
(THE DOCTOR and VICKI are lying down looking over a ledge several feet high. The noise of the CHUMBLIES can be heard nearby, and the RILLS' spaceship is obviously close at hand. As they watch, a CHUMBLEY moves along the ground below them. THE DOCTOR and VICKI both draw back instinctively. The CHUMBLEY goes past and out of sight.)
VICKI: Doctor, we'll never get past those sentries.
THE DOCTOR: Hmm, hmm. Fascinating things to watch, ay? Huh, huh. I wonder what the principal of the operation is? I suppose it's quite simple once you know, hmm?
THE DOCTOR: Hmm?
VICKI: How are we going to get past them?
THE DOCTOR: Ah, yes, yes, that is quite a problem, my child, isn't it, hmm?
VICKI: You're telling me it is!
THE DOCTOR: Well, now don't lose patience, you see! Now look, in this case, first we must observe, note, collate, and then conclude. After that, perhaps we can act, hmm!
VICKI: Yeah. Well, with the time we've got you have to all that in ten minutes flat!
THE DOCTOR: Shh, shh, shh! Quiet, quiet!
(Another CHUMBLEY approaches.)
(Chuckling) Hmm, hmm. Hmm.
VICKI: (All excited) _____.
(THE DOCTOR tries to hush up VICKI. As it moves past, she gets an idea. She gives a sideways glance at THE DOCTOR and decides to act. She picks up a rock, weighs it in her hand, and hides it from him. The CHUMBLEY moves closer. VICKI licks her lips and raises the rock. THE DOCTOR is giving all his attention to the CHUMBLEY. The CHUMBLEY moves beneath them and VICKI suddenly throws the rock down behind it. It does not react and continues on its course.)
THE DOCTOR: What are you doing?
VICKI: Doctor, I thought...
THE DOCTOR: Are you trying to get us killed?
VICKI: Didn't you see? They only pick up sounds in front of them. If we keep immediately behind them, we... they won't know we're there.
THE DOCTOR: (Grudgingly) Yes, yes yes, you may appear to be right, but it's dangerous, and it's... it's very risky!
VICKI: That was no risk.
THE DOCTOR: Hmm!
VICKI: I noted, observed, collated, concluded, and (VICKI smiling wickedly) then I threw the rock.
THE DOCTOR: Oh yes, yes, yes, quite so, yes, yes. You about finished?
(THE DOCTOR smiles at her in spite of himself.)
THE DOCTOR: This time I'll t... I'll give you the benefit of the doubt! But, well now... now, I suppose we've got to make a run for it!
(THE DOCTOR struggles to get up.)
VICKI: Are you sure you can manage?
THE DOCTOR: I think I can drag my aged limbs... limbs in some sort of semblance of a run! Go on!
(THE DOCTOR and VICKI run across the landscape, running and dodging, making sure they remain behind any CHUMBLIES. The sound of THE CHUMBLIES humming and beeping is heard.)
(The DRAHVINS are still seated at the table, but each one now rigidly holds her gun in front of her. MAAGA is before them. STEVEN is in the background.)
MAAGA: Power units!
(The DRAHVINS clap their hands to the power units of their guns.)
(They click them off.)
(Their right hands return to the guns.)
(The guns come down in unison on the table, the DRAHVINS still rigidly holding them.)
(Their hands move to the power units.)
(Each DRAHVIN looks at the small dial on their gun's power unit.)
DRAHVIN ONE: 397!
DRAHVIN TWO: 394!
DRAHVIN THREE: (Weakly) 386.
MAAGA: Get it charged, Three.
(DRAHVIN THREE gets up and goes to the wall. She plugs her gun into a connection and presses a switch. There is a whine of power.)
All guns must be perfect. If any one is found defective, the owner will be severely punished!
(The DRAHVINS stare stonily ahead.)
Because soon, now, we will use them. I, Maaga, will see to it. Soon, now, we will break into the Rills' spaceship.
(The DRAHVINS look at each other and nod meaningfully.)
And the Rills, they will all be wiped out!
(STEVEN tilts his head slightly and looks at the DRAHVINS.)
(THE DOCTOR and VICKI move in and crouch down out of sight. THE DOCTOR studies something in front of him, as VICKI takes in their surroundings.)
VICKI: (Breathlessly) So far, so good!
THE DOCTOR: (Breathlessly) Look!
(He points )
That looks like the home of the Rills. Huh.
(VICKI looks in the direction THE DOCTOR is pointing, toward a pillbox-shaped object, made of quarried rock. On the left of it is a vast black sphere. A little to the right and front of the pillbox is what looks like a drill rig. One can hear the sound of THE CHUMBLIES humming and beeping.)
VICKI: That must be their space ship over there.
THE DOCTOR: Yes. And what's, what's that other thing?
VICKI: It looks like a... a drill rig.
THE DOCTOR: Yes, it does, doesn't it. What could they be drilling for, hmm?
VICKI: Oil? Gas?
THE DOCTOR: Yeah. Well, there's only one way to find out. Go on!
(They get up and more toward it.)
(Near a narrow entrance, affixed to the wall, is a piece of machinery of some kind. A CHUMBLEY emerges from the entrance and comes to rest. Then it swings around and goes back in again. THE DOCTOR and VICKI creep forward and THE DOCTOR examines the wall.)
VICKI: What on earth will we do if another one of those things comes out?
THE DOCTOR: We'd be in trouble! You know, this is a nice piece of building! Hmm.
VICKI: It looks very temporary to me.
THE DOCTOR: It's most impressive! Yes! Heh, heh. Most impressive!
(THE DOCTOR moves on and notices the machinery.)
And what's this, I wonder? Hmm?
(He examines it and draws a conclusion.)
You know, I think these Rills are far more advanced than I thought they were, hmm?
(VICKI looks at the machinery.)
VICKI: It looks like some kind of air purifier.
THE DOCTOR: Yes, or some kind of machinery for converting air into something else. Hmm, Hmm. Yes, it's most interesting.
(VICKI is peering in to the passage. THE DOCTOR moves to join her.)
Can you see anything?
THE DOCTOR: I'll lead the way.
(They walk a bit.)
(THE DOCTOR and VICKI pause, looking about themselves.)
THE DOCTOR: Ho, ho, ho! You know, this looks as though it was built by the Chumblies.
VICKI: (Giggling) A Chumbley-shaped corridor.
THE DOCTOR: Hmm, hmm, hmm.
THE DOCTOR: Hmm?
VICKI: If this one is for the Rills...?
THE DOCTOR: Hmm. Hmm!
(THE DOCTOR and VICKI look around.)
Can you smell anything?
(VICKI sniffs and pauses.)
VICKI: Very faint though, isn't it.
THE DOCTOR: Hmm. What is it?
VICKI: I don't know, but I... I feel as though I ought to.
THE DOCTOR: Yes, so should I. Hmm. Come on! Hmm.
(THE DOCTOR and VICKI walk down the corridor.)
(THE DOCTOR and VICKI come into view. They are now deeper inside the RILL center. THE DOCTOR pauses to examine the wall, running his hand over it.)
THE DOCTOR: Well, I must say, it's a... astonishing shape and design. Hmm, hmm. Marvelous work! Marvelous!
(VICKI continues on. She stops and turns back to THE DOCTOR.)
VICKI: That smell is getting stronger, you know.
THE DOCTOR: It what? Hmm?
(They both freeze. They hear an approaching CHUMBLEY. The sound grows louder and then fades away again as the CHUMBLEY moves off down some other passage. THE DOCTOR and VICKI relax and, realizing the need for silence, signal to each other to move off down the corridor.)
Oh, Doctor! I thought they'd heard us.
THE DOCTOR: Heh, heh. What's it doing, listening or smelling. Hmm. Come on. Come on.
(VICKI laughs and then the two walk away.)
(THE DOCTOR and VICKI enter a large space and look about them. Here and there, neatly stacked are various constructional pieces; items of equipment and repair. There are several exits. One wall is black. It is the side of the RILLS' spaceship. THE DOCTOR sees the black wall. The sound of machinery is heard humming in the background.)
THE DOCTOR: A spaceship!
(He walks over to it and examines it.)
(Impressed) And you can't scratch the metal! Hmm, hmm. Isn't that astounding? Yes, it's far superior, far superior! Wonderful stuff for a spaceship. Hmm, hmm.
THE DOCTOR: Hmm?
VICKI: I know what that smell is now.
THE DOCTOR: (Sniffs) Hmm?
(A CHUMBLEY comes into view, then moves into the passageway and out of sight.)
(THE DOCTOR and VICKI are still examining the chamber.)
THE DOCTOR: Hmm?
VICKI: What do you think this thing is here?
THE DOCTOR: Well, I should say this is, ah, some sort of repair shop, hmm.
(THE DOCTOR points.)
Yes, and that's a... What? A Chumbley attachment?
(THE DOCTOR and VICKI both chuckle. VICKI then notices a deactivated CHUMBLEY, its domes collapsed together, making it look smaller than the others.)
Yes, a revelation, a revelation! Hmm! Ah.
THE DOCTOR: Hmm?
VICKI: (Whispering) Do you think it's a baby one?
(THE DOCTOR looks over the small CHUMBLEY. He taps it, it makes a dull sound, and nothing else happens.)
THE DOCTOR: Not awake just yet. Hmm, hmm. Well, hmm, hmm. Ah, heh, heh. Hmm.
(VICKI laughs but then turns, her eyes reacting in horror to what she sees. She screams.)
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