THE DALEKS' MASTER PLAN - EPISODE 6

first broadcast - 18th December 1965


CORONAS OF THE SUN

Written by
DENNIS SPOONER

From an idea by
TERRY NATION


1.  JUNGLE

(The Daleks surround them.)


2.  OVERVIEW OF THE JUNGLE

(The episode titles are shown over a panning view of the jungle.)


3.  JUNGLE

(The Doctor leads Steven and Sara out to stand before the squad of Daleks.  The patrol Dalek advances.)

(The Doctor draws himself up.)

(Another Dalek, with a metal device replacing the usual sucker-hand, reports.)

(Sara strides forward to stand beside the Doctor.)

(She is menaced by the Dalek's guns.)

(The Doctor assumes his most haughty air.)

(As the Dalek swings out of the line of fire, a roaring cacophony erupts behind the group.)

(The Daleks start to spin about trying to locate the Visians.)

(All the Daleks fire their blasters, and the Visians briefly become visible as some of them die in the Dalek's rays.  Meanwhile, the Doctor, Sara and Steven sidle along the rocky outcrop, climb the tumbled rocks and elude both sets of alien creatures.)

(The Doctor, Steven and Sara humans disappear from view.  The battle is short. The Visians are no match for the Daleks.)

(They move off.)


4.  DALEK CITY CONTROL ROOM, KEMBEL

(The Black Dalek enters as one of the control room Daleks turns from its communications panel.)


5.  DALEK SHIP, JUNGLE

(The heavy casing of the Dalek ship has sunk several inches into the Miran mud.  The ship is a classic saucer shape, with a raised dome, and stands on long legs.  A central pod hangs below the body - the exit door is still open.  From the door, a ramp leads to the ground, and at the top a Dalek stands on guard.  Looking through the leaves at the ship, the Doctor and Steven complete the final stages of a plan.)

(The Doctor moves away from the group, allowing Sara to move next to Steven.)

(Sara looks around herself at the jungle.)

(Steven looks round at the jungle.)

(Both Steven and Sara start to move forward in their stage of their plan.  The Dalek guard has moved near the Pursuit ship, protecting the ramp.  The sentry sweeps the immediate area with his eyepiece, which stops to focus on the Doctor, walking towards the ship, with his hands raised in the air.)

(The guard slowly advances to face the Doctor, some way from the ramp.)

(He carefully extracts the Core and displays it to the guard.)

(Behind the guard, Steven and Sara steal forward, Steven holding a large rock in both hands.)

(The Doctor raises his voice to cover Steven's approach.)

(This allows Steven to get close enough, undetected, to bring the rock crashing down onto the Dalek's eyestalk.  The Doctor, Steven and Sara all dive to the floor and up the ramp into the Dalek ship.  Blinded, the guard swings from side to side.)

(The Dalek guard starts firing randomly.  It is in danger of exterminating its leader, when the full Dalek patrol arrives at the Pursuit ship's site.)

(Through the open hatch the Doctor and Steven are visible, desperately trying to close the doors.)


6.  PURSUIT SHIP

(Sara is anxiously looking round the vessel.  Outside, the Daleks shout orders to each other.)

(Sara studies the strange controls, telling him.)

(The Doctor is busy with a bank of switches.)

(Sara throws the levers that the Doctor points to.)

(The Doctor looks over at Steven, who is guarding the ramp.)

(The battle-cry grows louder and the first of the Daleks leads the way up the ramp into Steven's defending fire, which is swiftly returned.  Steven backs out of range and suddenly the meter reading on the lock reaches five hundred and the doors close - right in front of the leading Dalek.)

(The Doctor reads off some dynopower readings to Sara.)

(The Doctor presses an array of switch keys.)

(They grip the bolted-down safety rails and the Dalek Pursuit ship blasts off Mira's surface, leaving the Daleks stranded.)


7.  DALEK CITY CONTROL ROOM, KEMBEL

(Mavic Chen, is getting a hostile reception on Kembel.)

(Mavic Chen folds his arms at this.)

(Mavic Chen out-stares the Black Dalek as he explains his logic.  Soon, the Black Dalek swings towards a group of Daleks as news of the Doctor's escape starts to come through.)

(The Black Dalek's voice rises a couple of tones.)

(This humiliation of the Daleks spurs Mavic Chen onto the offensive.)


8.  PURSUIT SHIP

(The Doctor and Steven help Sara remove the special eye-shade, having shown Sara the Taranium Core.  The Doctor has a plan - to make an exact double of the Taranium Core in case they are captured again.)

(A bleeping noise comes from the controls.)

(Sara rushes to the console and reads the instruments.)

(The Doctor examines the controls.)

(Steven joins the others and looks at the automatic controls.)

(He picks up a piece of pipe from a desk and hits the automatic controls, which explode with a small bang.)


9.  DALEK CITY CONTROL ROOM, KEMBEL

(The Comm. Dalek turns from its readings.)

(A 'shaking' bleeping noise starts up in the room.)

(The Black Dalek moves off swiftly, leaving Mavic Chen laughing quietly under his beard.)


10.  PURSUIT SHIP

(The Doctor appears from the laboratory carrying another cylinder, with what looks like another Taranium Core.  There is, however, one final problem - the copy doesn't glow like the real Core.)

(Steven spots the copy.)

(He picks it up.)

(Steven examines the two cylinders.)

(The Doctor's puzzled face gives Steven an idea.)

(He points to a control bank.)

(The Doctor walks off into the lab as a grinning Sara turns to Steven.)

(She turns on her heel, her hair tossed back jauntily.)

(Sara saunters off, leaving Steven glowering after them both.)

(Meanwhile, over at the controls, Sara reads the dials again.)

(The Doctor hurries over to join her and examines the instruments.)

(Steven quickly picks up the false Core.)

(He opens up a panel containing the Gravity-force outlet.  He pulls all the switches on to maximum and carefully places the Core inide the panel.  As he closes it, a loud crackling buzz sounds and a brilliant flash leaps from the outlet, engulfing Steven in an expanding beam of light.  With a scream, he collapses unconscious on the floor.  Hearing this, the Doctor and Sara rush over to him from the controls.)

(The Doctor listens for Steven's heart-beat.)

(Sara points to the pulsating G-Force outlet and they both realise what Steven has done.)

(The Doctor sits back on his heels and mops his brow with a large handkerchief.)

(Sara closes off the switches and opens the G-Force panel.  She removes the Core cylinder and carefully begins to open it.  A bright glow radiates from it and she closes the cylinder quickly.)

(The Doctor gets to his feet, looking down at Steven with a mixture of sorrow and jubilation.)


11.  DALEK CITY CONTROL ROOM, KEMBEL

(The Comm. Dalek turns from the security panel.)

(Mavic Chen is watching the scanners.)

(The Black Dalek's eyepiece almost prods Mavic Chen as it advances angrily upon the traitor.)

(The two leave.)


12.  PURSUIT SHIP

(Sara watches the Pursuit ship's instruments as it prepares for landing.)

(Steven is now propped up in a corner, his eyes wide open but unseeing, his whole being now shielded within the field generated by reliance power and G-Force.)

(He raises his voice to Steven.)

(There is no answer.)

(He pulls Sara away so that they can talk privately.)

(Sara does so.)

(He shows the Core to Steven.)

(Steven tries to move his head.)

(Steven manages to close his eyes.)


13.  LANDING POINT

(A group of Daleks including the Black Dalek and Mavic Chen is standing in front of a landing pad.)

(The noise of the Pursuit ship's drive starts to fill the air.)

(The Pursuit ship comes down and lands on the site with a loud bang.)


14.  PURSUIT SHIP

(The final stages of a plan was being put into operation.)

(Sara throws the switches.  The inner door to the outside opens.)

(Steven starts forward at a very slow pace, carrying the fake Core.)

(Steven slowly moves towards the door.)


15.  LANDING PAD

(The outer door opens and the ramp lowers itself to the ground.  Sara stares at Mavic Chen, who is surrounded by Daleks.  Steven moves forward first, behind him stand the Doctor and Sara.  Mavic Chen looks at the fake Core, and he stretches out his hand.)

(Nothing happens.  Steven stands perfectly still.)

(The Daleks move forward.)

(As Steven leads the Doctor and Sara down the ramp, the Doctor gives Mavic Chen a look of total disgust.  As Sara passes Mavic Chen, he speaks to her.)

(Sara, with a contemptuous glance at Mavic Chen, takes Steven's arm.  The Doctor leads the way from the landing site through the remaining jungle, to the TARDIS.)


16.  JUNGLE

(By the TARDIS, the Doctor gives Sara the key to the TARDIS.)

(Sara does so and steps just inside the police box and watches the Doctor.)

(The Daleks ranged behind Mavic Chen and the Black Dalek aim their guns at the trio, as the Doctor steps inside, joining Sara.  He closes the door behind him but doesn't lock it.  The disembodied voice of the Doctor comes from the TARDIS.)

(Stiffly, Steven walks towards Mavic Chen, extending his hand with the cylinder.  Eagerly, Mavic Chen seizes the fake Core then, quickly shielding his eyes, opens it and peers inside.  The fierce glow that comes from the interior satisfies the Guardian.)

(The Black Dalek swings towards his troops.)

(All the Daleks fire at Steven.  To Mavic Chen's and the Black Dalek's total amazement, Steven continues to walk stiffly into the TARDIS, which immediately starts to dematerialise from Kembel.  Steven's gravity force-field has saved his life.)


17.  TARDIS, CONSOLE ROOM

(The Time Rotor is moving up and down.  While the Doctor throws switches and pushes the TARDIS to go faster and faster, Sara checks on Steven, as he stands leaning against the closed doors.)

(Steven shakes his dazed head.)

(Steven muses over the situation.)

(It doesn't work.)

(Sara, meanwhile, has been watching the unfamiliar time column which is slowly coming to rest.)

(The Doctor presses the scanner switch and the picture appears - totally covered in static.)

(He puts his hand on the door control lever.)

(Steven looks at the dials on the console, peering at the readings.  Sara hurries to see for herself.)

(He pulls a grim face.)


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Dalek Voices
WILLIAM HARTNELL
PETER PURVES
JEAN MARSH
KEVIN STONEY
GERALD TAYLOR
KEVIN MANSER
JOHN SCOTT MARTIN
ROBERT JEWELL
PETER HAWKINS
DAVID GRAHAM
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Directed by
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RON GRAINER and the
BBC Radiophonic Workshop
TRISTRAM CARY
RAYMOND CUSICK
JOHN WILES
DOUGLAS CAMFIELD
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Visian FRANCIS WHILLEY
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Visual Effects
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Film Cameraman
Film Editor
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
FRANCES ALCOCK
CHRIS POCOCK
TWELVE
JOHN GREEN
JOHN NEWMAN
ROGER BAMFORD
JOHN LOPES

Transcribed by
LEE HORTON

Special Thanks to
GARY ZIMMER
ROSEMARY HOWE
SIMON HUNT
BRUCE ROBINSON

Corrections by
MAL