GALAXY FOUR

EPISODE 4


THE EXPLODING PLANET

by WILLIAM EMMS

first broadcast - October 2nd 1965


1. INTERIOR OF THE DRAHVIN AIRLOCK.

(STEVEN is now much the worse for wear. With his mouth wide open, he gasps for air.)

MAAGA: Why do you not give up, Earthman?

STEVEN: (With heavy breathing) I'd rather face the Chumblies than you any day.

(He stares in hatred at MAAGA through the porthole, fighting for breath. He almost drops his gun but manages to retain it. He staggers against the wall and rests his forehead and palms against it. He tries to push the outer door button.)

MAAGA: (With evil laughter) That will not work now. The pressure has locked the door. You must surrender, or die!

(The dial is now very low. It drops further. STEVEN starts to slide down against the wall.)


2. EXTERIOR OF THE DRAHVIN SPACESHIP.

(One of the CHUBMLIES moves toward the spaceship.)


3. INTERIOR OF THE DRAHVIN SPACESHIP.

DRAHVIN TWO: He cannot live much longer, Maaga. Soon he will die.

MAAGA: We do not wish him dead.

DRAHVIN TWO: But he is our enemy!

MAAGA: Also our hostage!

DRAHVIN THREE: Machine with bomb approaching!

MAAGA: Quick! Take cover!

(As she speaks, a projectile crashes through the porthole and lands on the floor and immediately begins to discharge a thick cloud of ammonia.)


4. EXTERIOR OF THE DRAHVIN SPACESHIP.

(STEVEN appears at the window, near collapse. A CHUMBLEY fires its gun at the door. The door flies open, there is a hissing of air, and STEVEN tumbles out. He draws back at the sight of the CHUMBLEY.)

CHUMBLEY: Stand clear! Alright, it's safe now.

(VICKI rushes over to STEVEN.)

VICKI: Steven?

(STEVEN is gasping for breath.)

(THE DOCTOR hurries over.)

THE DOCTOR: Come along, my boy! Up on your feet! Quickly! Come along. Come on! Come on! Ah. Oh, put your head down. Now breathe deeply! Come along!

VICKI: They nearly killed him in there. Come on, let's get away from there in case they come out.

THE DOCTOR: Steady. Take it easy. You're with friends.

VICKI: Are you all right?

THE DOCTOR: Yes, and thanks to the Chumblies. They did the trick. I don't know what those Drahvins were going to think. Ah. Come on. Keep breathing. Keep breathing. In and out. In and out. Come on!

(STEVEN continues to gasp for air.)


5. INTERIOR OF THE DRAHVIN SPACESHIP.

(The DRAHVINS are standing before MAAGA, who is furious. All are coughing.)

MAAGA: Guns ready.

(The DRAHVINS bring up their guns.)

Door.

(DRAHVIN TWO runs over and presses the button.)

After them, and kill!

(They head for the opening door.)


6. EXTERIOR OF THE DRAHVIN SPACESHIP.

THE DOCTOR: Be all right in a minute.

(The DRAHVINS surge out of the airlock.)

CHUMBLEY: Stop!

(The DRAHVINS come to a halt as they see the CHUMBLEY's ray-run pointing at them.)

If you move at all, we shall fire! Do not mistake our intention. You will not interfere!

(The DRAHVINS remain still. One of the CHUMBLIES bumps into THE DOCTOR.)

Doctor, please lead your party away.

THE DOCTOR: I certainly will. Can you walk? Come on, my boy, on your feet. Come along! That way! That way! Come on! Keep breathing hard. In and out.

(STEVEN stands, swaying a little. VICKI supports him.)

(The CHUMBLEY turns and the three travellers follow. One of the other CHUMBLIES stand guard over the three DRAHVINS. MAAGA appears at the doorway, careful not to show herself to the CHUMBLEY.)

CHUMBLEY: Maaga, you will take your soldiers back into the ship, and you will stay there.

(MAAGA glares out at the scene before her.)

Until now we have spared you, although you have attacked us time and time again. But we will always defend our friends.

(MAAGA mutters scornfully under her breath.)

MAAGA: Friends!

CHUMBLEY: We will prevent any attempt on your part to leave the ship. I am resolute! Now go back into your spaceship.

MAAGA: You have polluted the air with your bomb!

CHUMBLEY: It will have cleared by now. The ammonia bomb was only a warning. Go inside.

(MAAGA turns, realizing that for now, she is powerless.)

MAAGA: (Softly) Come.

(The DRAHVINS reenter their spaceship. The CHUMBLEY stands watch outside.)


7. INTERIOR OF THE DRAHVIN SPACESHIP.

(MAAGA crosses to a porthole and looks out as the three DRAHVINS enter.)

MAAGA: It's still there.

DRAHVIN TWO: We cannot escape.

MAAGA: Quiet!

DRAHVIN ONE: But Maaga, we...

MAAGA: We cannot escape yet! But we will. No Drahvin is defeated until dead. Is that so?

(The three DRAHVINS reply in unison.)

DRAHVINS: Yes, Maaga.

MAAGA: We are still alive. It depends how long that machine will be. (To DRAHVIN ONE) You failed in your mission of patrol.

DRAHVIN ONE: (With fear) I was outnumbered.

MAAGA: You will be dealt with. Failure is never tolerated.

(Looking at DRAHVIN THREE) You - does the forward hatch still work?

DRAHVIN THREE: Yes, Maaga.

MAAGA: Silently?

DRAHVIN THREE: Yes, Maaga.

MAAGA: It is now dim light. Soon it will be night. The last night this planet will ever know. We must capture the Rill spaceship before then. When I give the order, you will steal silently through the forward hatch. You will then creep round behind the Rills' machine. Understood?

DRAHVIN THREE: Yes, Maaga.

MAAGA: And you will destroy it.


8. INTERIOR OF THE RILL CENTRAL CHAMBER.

(THE DOCTOR, STEVEN, and VICKI enter. THE DOCTOR immediately moves across to where the cable is with a CHUMBLEY.)

STEVEN: Ugh!

VICKI: It's that ammoniac gas we were telling you about.

STEVEN: I'd rather they breathed it than me.

(VICKI leaves STEVEN and moves across to THE DOCTOR.)

VICKI: Doctor?

THE DOCTOR: Hmm?

VICKI: There can't be much time left now, is there?

THE DOCTOR: About six hours, child.

(To the CHUMBLEY) Have you finished that conversion?

CHUMBLEY: Yes, we have. But it will take some time to transfer the power of your ship to ours.

THE DOCTOR: Oh, nonsense, nonsense!

CHUMBLEY: We are concerned for your safety.

VICKI: And we're concerned for yours.

THE DOCTOR: Oh, indeed, that's very noble of you all. It's a matter of urgency. Come along. Let's have the cable in please at once.

CHUMBLEY: Very well.

THE DOCTOR: Quickly! Quickly!

(The cable is dragged.)

Quickly, child. Here. Yes, that'll do. Splendid!

STEVEN: What is going on, Doctor?

THE DOCTOR: Hmm?

STEVEN: What are you trying to do?

THE DOCTOR: I'm going to try to transfer power from my ship into the interior of the Rill ship here.

STEVEN: Oh, I see.

THE DOCTOR: Now if you suspect that any trouble whilst I'm working, I want you to contact me at once, understood?

STEVEN: But, you want me to stay here?

THE DOCTOR: Yes, I want you to stay here with the leader of the Rills and try and have some rest. Get some!

(STEVEN silently protests.)

So, contain yourself.

(STEVEN gives in.)

Now then. Right! Off you go.

VICKI: Can I come with you, Doctor?

THE DOCTOR: Yes, child, if you wish. Come along! Hurry! Hurry! Hurry!

VICKI: See you later, Steven..

THE DOCTOR: Come along!

(THE DOCTOR and VICKI leave. STEVEN walks around the chamber.)

CHUMBLEY: You have not gone with your friends.

STEVEN: No.

(A long silence follows.)

CHUMBLEY: You are interested in our place?

STEVEN: Yes, quite.

(A brief pause, then STEVEN speaks.) So the Doctor trusts you?

CHUMBLEY: Why shouldn't he?

STEVEN: No reason. I suppose you gave right ethical reasons for him, so naturally he does trust you.

CHUMBLEY: We rescued you from the Drahvins, but you still don't trust us?

STEVEN: Oh, you could be the same as them - using us for your own salvation.

CHUMBLEY: The Doctor offered to help us. We needed his help.

STEVEN: So did the Drahvins.

CHUMBLEY: What are you getting at?

STEVEN: Nothing.

CHUMBLEY: Yes, you are.

STEVEN: All right. You said it would take hours to charge this ship properly.

CHUMBLEY: The Doctor said he could do it in time.

STEVEN: Yes. But supposing, just this once, you're right, and he's wrong. Would you take us with you, or would you allow us to leave in our own ship?

CHUMBLEY: In your own ship, if possible.

STEVEN: (With disbelief) Come off it! I mean, if you don't get this charged in time, you aren't going to let us go just like that.

CHUMBLEY: We are strange beings to you. You've never met anything like us. You come from Earth, a planet we don't know, but clearly it is a planet which still knows conflict.

STEVEN: What? So?

CHUMBLEY: If we are right and the power-charge is going to take too long a time, then the Doctor, the girl, and you must leave. We believe in self-preservation.

STEVEN: (With a sarcastic laugh) Oh yeah, I'm sure...

CHUMBLEY: But if there is a choice, the Doctor must go. He travels further than we can. And everything he has shown he stands for is what we believe in; so it is better that he goes.

STEVEN: (A brief pause) Oh, I'm sorry. You can't blame me, though, for being suspicious. In that case, there's something you ought know. Whilst I was in the Drahvin ship, they said they intended to leave this planet in yours.

CHUMBLEY: We are prepared to take them with us.

STEVEN: Well, that's not what they mean. They take your ship, you stay here!

CHUMBLEY: We must hope they do not succeed.

STEVEN: Yes, well, there's so little time left. They're going to be desperate. I'll tell you what. Why not let me fix the cable for you at this end?

CHUMBLEY: Thank you! The machine will help you. It will be quicker.

STEVEN: It's got to be!


9. INTERIOR OF THE DRAHVIN SPACESHIP.

(DRAHVIN THREE is opening the hatch. MAAGA stands nearby.)

DRAHVIN THREE: I'm ready, Maaga.

MAAGA: Then go.

(She puts an iron bar about three feet long by four inches thick into DRAHVIN THREE's hands.)

And do not fail!

DRAHVIN THREE: I shall not.

(She exits through the hatch.)


10. EXTERIOR OF THE DRAHVIN SPACESHIP.

(DRAHVIN THREE emerges and drops silently to the ground. She pauses, grasps the bar firmly, looks about, then moves off. The hatch door is closed again from within. At the other side of the ship, the CHUMBLEY stands guard, unaware of what has just occurred.)


11. EXTERIOR OF THE TARDIS.

(THE DOCTOR and VICKI approach the TARDIS, followed by the CHUMBLEY, the cable snaking out behind him. THE DOCTOR moves to the door of the police box and searches for his key. VICKI looks around.)

VICKI: It's getting darker, Doctor.

THE DOCTOR: Hmm? Oh, it's nothing to worry about, my dear. I think the evenings last here for about four hours.

(THE DOCTOR finds his key and opens the door.)

VICKI: It's strange.

THE DOCTOR: Hmm?

VICKI: To think that at dawn all this will explode into nothing.

THE DOCTOR: No, not just... nothing, child. Hydrogen gas that springs itself out like molten silver against the other stars in the same galaxy. Hmm. Hmm, hmm! Yes, well, let's have the cable, please.

(The cable is dragged.)


12. INTERIOR DRAHVIN SPACESHIP.

(DRAHVIN ONE and DRAHVIN TWO are seated at the table. MAAGA stares out through a porthole.)

MAAGA: She's out of sight.

DRAHVIN ONE: She will die willingly.

MAAGA: She will not die until she has destroyed the machine.

DRAHVIN TWO: Will we escape, Maaga?

MAAGA: Yes, when we have destroyed the machine we will escape!

(As she speaks, the ship rocks violently.)

DRAHVIN TWO: Oh! What is happening?

MAAGA: (With fear and desperation) It's first warning of the explosion. We have only five hours left. She must act quickly!


13. EXTERIOR OF THE DRAHVIN SPACESHIP.

(DRAHVIN THREE creeps towards the CHUMBLEY. She comes up behind it and, raising the bar high over her head, brings it crashing down with murderous force.)


14. EXTERIOR OF THE TARDIS (NIGHT).

(The cable leads from the door of the TARDIS out across the landscape.)


15. INTERIOR OF THE RILL CENTRAL CHAMBER.

(The cable runs from the passageway into the chamber.)

STEVEN: Well, it's all fixed up here, Doctor. Any snags at the TARDIS?

THE DOCTOR: Everything under control, my dear boy.

STEVEN: Oh good. Good.

THE DOCTOR: Switch on your motors, please.

CHUMBLEY: Start control! Full intake! Cable guard stand by!

VICKI: Is that the power being transferred?

THE DOCTOR: Yes, it is, my dear.

VICKI: How long will it take?

THE DOCTOR: Oh, three to four hours, I think.

STEVEN: Oh, but this planet's due to explode in less than five hours.

THE DOCTOR: (Annoyed) I fully appreciate that fact, young man.

(THE DOCTOR is cut short by a loud noise from the control panel.)

VICKI: There's that alarm again.

STEVEN: Oh, what's happened now?

(A CHUMBLEY moves toward them. THE DOCTOR turns round.)

CHUMBLEY: Silence, please! Emergency message coming through! The Drahvins have escaped and destroyed the Chumbley outside their spaceship!

VICKI: Oh, no!

THE DOCTOR: And the Chumbley outside my TARDIS?

CHUMBLEY: In the position he has taken up he is in no danger. Continue, Doctor.

THE DOCTOR: Thank you, thank you.

CHUMBLEY: There will be no more incidents.

STEVEN: Oh, they won't go after the TARDIS anyway, Doctor. It's this ship they want, and us.


16. EXTERIOR OF THE DRAHVIN SPACESHIP.

(MAAGA, DRAHVIN ONE, and DRAHVIN TWO climb through the hatch. MAAGA looks round, peering into the night. DRAHVIN THREE moves to join her.)

MAAGA: You have done well.

DRAHVIN THREE: Thank you, Maaga.

MAAGA: I will see that you are mentioned. Did you see any other machines?

DRAHVIN THREE: The only one there I destroyed.

MAAGA: Good.

DRAHVIN THREE: It will not move again.

(DRAHVIN ONE and DRAHVIN TWO nod in pleasurable understanding.)

MAAGA: We are going to attack the Rill spaceship. You will follow close behind me. Understood?

DRAHVINS: (in unison) Yes, Maaga.

When we get nearer, I will give you further orders. Come.

(They move off across the planet, holding their guns at the ready.)


17. INTERIOR OF THE RILL CENTRAL CHAMBER.

(THE DOCTOR is trying to calm STEVEN who is very agitated.)

THE DOCTOR: Oh, do stop worrying, dear boy, and stand still.

CHUMBLEY: Stand still.

(THE DOCTOR, STEVEN, and VICKI stand still as the CHUMBLIES stream this way and that.)

STEVEN: Look, Doctor, I know exactly what they intend to do. And as soon as they see this cable, they're going destroy it!

CHUMBLEY: Do not worry. I am prepared for that.

THE DOCTOR: Splendid! Splendid! Is the power still coming through?

CHUMBLEY: It is.

STEVEN: And how long's it going to take?

CHUMBLEY: Another two hours, at least.

STEVEN: Oh.

THE DOCTOR: That should be enough.

VICKI: Just.

STEVEN: Look, isn't it possible to charge any faster?

THE DOCTOR: Utterly impossible, dear boy. There's great danger of the panel blowing.

STEVEN: Yes, well, we're going to be lucky to get back to the TARDIS in time.

THE DOCTOR: Hmm?

STEVEN: Well the Drahvins are still out to get us.

CHUMBLEY: Do not worry. We will ensure that you return safely to your ship.

(VICKI tilts her head as she hears the sound of gun-fire outside. She moves toward the exit.)

VICKI: Look! _____.

STEVEN: Well, they don't waste time, do they?

(The hissing of guns grows louder, then drops a little. Suddenly DRAHVIN THREE enters the chamber and points her gun at STEVEN and VICKI, who are standing apart from THE DOCTOR, who is by the door to the RILLS' chamber.)

(VICKI and STEVEN stand frozen with fear. THE DOCTOR goes to move toward them, but before he can move, the RILLS' door opens and the CHUMBLEY pushes him through. DRAHVIN THREE still has VICKI and STEVEN in her sight.)

DRAHVIN THREE: Stand still. You have escaped once; you will not do so again.

STEVEN: And be killed?

DRAHVIN THREE: Death does not frighten me. I die a warrior Drahvin.

(She starts to pull the trigger. As she does so, a CHUMBLEY chitters in from one of the passageways and as it does so, it fires. DRAHVIN THREE stiffens, as though paralyzed for a moment, then crumples to the floor.)

VICKI: Oh, Steven.

STEVEN: What have you done?

CHUMBLEY: Do not worry, she is completely paralyzed. I told you there would be no further incidents.

(VICKI suddenly realizes that THE DOCTOR is not with them.)

VICKI: (With concern) Doctor? Where's the Doctor?

(THE DOCTOR's voice comes from within the RILLS' chamber.)

STEVEN: Oh, there he is

THE DOCTOR: (oov) Hello, I'm in here. Come in. Come in.

CHUMBLEY: You may enter. But be prepared for a shock.

(VICKI looks at STEVEN.)

VICKI: Do you think we ought to go in?

THE DOCTOR: (oov) Come along. Come along. Come along.

(STEVEN and VICKI move toward the door, followed by the CHUMBLEY.)


18. EXTERIOR.

(MAAGA, DRAHVIN ONE, and DRAHVIN TWO are on a ridge, resting. MAAGA looks around. DRAHVIN TWO is keeping watch.)

MAAGA: We've driven them off.

DRAHVIN ONE: But we have not destroyed one.

MAAGA: Don't worry, we will.

(DRAHVIN TWO suddenly points.)

DRAHVIN TWO: More machines!

MAAGA: Again!

(Several CHUMBLIES move across the landscape.)


19. INTERIOR OF THE RILL INNER CHAMBER.

(Behind a glass partition are the RILLS. They are enveloped in a dense, smoky gas. THE DOCTOR turns as VICKI and STEVEN enter the chamber.)

CHUMBLEY: Now you know what we look like.

THE DOCTOR: I do. And I, for one, am glad of it.

CHUMBLEY: We apologize for the glass partition, but you will understand we must keep our atmosphere in here.

THE DOCTOR: Yes, of course, of course.

(The CHUMBLEY moves toward him.)

CHUMBLEY: Our appearance shocks you?

THE DOCTOR: Not now. I must admit, it did at first.

STEVEN: Well, I don't see why the Drahvins should hate you.

VICKI: I know. I mean, after all, we must look just as strange to you.

CHUMBLEY: To the Drahvins, we are ugly, so they become frightened.

THE DOCTOR: You are different from us, of course, but at least you are intelligent.

STEVEN: Yes, what difference does it make what your form is?

THE DOCTOR: Importance lies in the character and to what use you put this intelligence. We respect you as we respect all life.

(Without warning, VICKI stumbles. STEVEN catches her.)

STEVEN: Doctor!

THE DOCTOR: What's the matter, my child? Hmm?

VICKI: I suddenly feel terribly ill.

STEVEN: It's the ammoniac gas escaping.

THE DOCTOR: Oh dear, dear, dear, yes, I...

CHUMBLEY: You had better return to the other chamber. Our atmosphere is not good for you.

THE DOCTOR: Ah, yes, thank you.

(To STEVEN) Young man. Young man.

VICKI: (Weakly) I suppose we won't meet again.

CHUMBLEY: It is improbable.

VICKI: (Weakly) Goodbye.

CHUMBLEY: Goodbye.


20. INTERIOR OF THE RILL CENTRAL CHAMBER.

STEVEN: How much longer, Doctor?

THE DOCTOR: One hour.

STEVEN: And how long until the explosion?

THE DOCTOR: One hour and a half.

STEVEN: Hmm. Well, let's hope no more Drahvins get in here.


21. EXTERIOR OF THE PLANET LANDSCAPE.

(MAAGA, DRAHVIN ONE, and DRAHVIN TWO take cover on top of the ridge. The CHUMBLIES fire on them, and they fire back but to no avail. MAAGA throws her gun to the ground in frustration and despair.)

MAAGA: Oh, it's no good! Our guns can't harm them!

DRAHVIN ONE: Then we must use bars, as Three did!

(She looks around, then points.)

MAAGA: No, we will go that way. Head for the spaceship part of the building. We must concentrate on that. Come.

(The DRAHVINS nod and set off. MAAGA retrieves her gun and in desperation fires again at the CHUMBLIES.)


22. INTERIOR OF THE RILL CENTRAL CHAMBER.

STEVEN: Can't take much longer!

THE DOCTOR: Oh, patience, dear boy, patience!

VICKI: Dawn will be here in half an hour now.

STEVEN: Yes, and when dawn comes this planet explodes like a bomb!

THE DOCTOR: Oh, really, you two! Huh, huh.

(Suddenly there is a high-pitched sound.)

VICKI: What's that? What is it?

THE DOCTOR: Ah! That is a signal that the spaceship is now fully charged, unless I'm very much mistaken.

STEVEN: Well, it's about time, too.

(The sound stops.)

CHUMBLEY: You are right, Doctor. We are ready to disconnect.

(THE DOCTOR, STEVEN, and VICKI all sigh with relief. A CHUMBLEY comes in with the end of the cable.)

THE DOCTOR: Oh, good. Good. Now, uh, you have sufficient power?

CHUMBLEY: Enough to get us well out into space, where we can recharge from a sun.

THE DOCTOR: Splendid. Splendid. Then I don't think there's any more for us to do. We will go.

CHUMBLEY: A Chumbley will escort you back to your ship.

THE DOCTOR: And yourself?

CHUMBLEY: We will wait until you are safely there.

THE DOCTOR: Oh, we shall be quite all right. It is you that needs to be out of range, not us. The moment I start my motors, we shall be out of range in time.

STEVEN: We (stutters)... we don't need space.

VICKI: Go now, please.

CHUMBLEY: Very well. In a moment we shall leave here and enter the ship. From that time we will not be able to talk with you. The Chumbley with you will escort you back to your ship. He will protect you and obey your commands. Once you have gone he will destroy himself.

VICKI: No!

CHUMBLEY: It will be painless. Merely putting itself out of action.

THE DOCTOR: Yes, I think I understand, and thank you very much.

CHUMBLEY: It is easy to help others when they are so willing to help you. Though we are beings of separate planets, you from the solar system and we from another space, our ways of thought, at times, do not seem all that different. It has been an honor to know you and serve you.

VICKI: Good luck.

CHUMBLEY: Thank you. We shall give you time to get clear before we take off. Now we are going. Goodbye. We wish you well!

(There is a click, a humming noise starts, and the chamber trembles.)

THE DOCTOR: (Excitedly) They've started the motors!

STEVEN: Yes, and we've got less than half an hour, Doctor.

THE DOCTOR: (Excitedly) Yes, you're quite right. Quickly! Quickly! Come! Come!


23. EXTERIOR.

(MAAGA, DRAHVIN ONE, and DRAHVIN TWO are sitting on the ground, dirty and dishevelled.)

DRAHVIN ONE: (As if in pain) Where are the machines?

DRAHVIN TWO: There are none!

MAAGA: Listen!

(There is a humming sound which gradually increases to a roar.)

(Horrified) They're escaping!

(They leap to their feet. As they do the roar reaches a climax, and as they squint up into the sky, a brilliant light flickers over them.)


24. EXTERIOR.

(Nearby THE DOCTOR, STEVEN, and VICKI are looking up into the sky, also bathed in the flickering light, and deafened by the roaring of the spaceship's engines.)

STEVEN: There they go!

THE DOCTOR: (With happiness) Isn't it amazing? What a wonderful sight! Oh!

(THE DOCTOR appears lost in thought. VICKI, mindful of how little time is left, urges THE DOCTOR on.)

VICKI: Doctor!

THE DOCTOR: Yes. Yes, of course.

(They turn away as the roaring gradually fades away.)


25. EXTERIOR.

(MAAGA and the DRAHVINS see THE DOCTOR, STEVEN, and VICKI.)

MAAGA: (With desperation) The Earth people! We can catch them!

(THE DOCTOR, STEVEN, and VICKI hasten across the landscape. A CHUMBLEY chitters about them. Suddenly the CHUMBLEY stops, turns around, and fires as the DRAHVINS attack. There is a bright flash and the DRAHVINS fling themselves to the ground.)


26. EXTERIOR OF THE TARDIS.

(STEVEN and VICKI run towards the ship, clearly out of breath.)

STEVEN: Come on, Doc!

(THE DOCTOR runs up, panting for breath, grasping the side of the police box to steady himself. The CHUMBLEY is just behind him.)

Here they come!

(THE DOCTOR pushes open the door and they go in, avoiding the cable that leads away from the ship. STEVEN comes out again with the end of the cable and tosses it to the ground. The door closes again. The DRAHVINS rush towards the ship, their guns blazing. It is getting lighter now as dawn fast approaches. The TARDIS gradually dematerializes. MAAGA and the DRAHVINS stagger back, clasping their hands over their ears, surprised by the sound it makes. The planet starts to shake, more violently than ever. MAAGA and the DRAHVINS look around, fear etched on their faces. As the planet begins to break up, the noise is deafening.)


27. INTERIOR OF THE TARDIS.

(THE DOCTOR is busy manipulating the controls of the ship. STEVEN and VICKI are looking very relieved at their escape.)

STEVEN: Can we see the disintegration on the scanner, Doctor?

THE DOCTOR: No, I'm afraid not, dear boy. We've dematerialized from that galaxy...

(VICKI still looks up at the scanner and then groans. THE DOCTOR watches her and moves to join her.)

VICKI: Oh!

THE DOCTOR: ...a long time ago.

VICKI: Oh!

THE DOCTOR: What's the matter, child, hmm?

VICKI: I've hurt my ankle.

THE DOCTOR: (Looking her ankle over) Oh... yes, I'm afraid we shall--yes, we'll just have to put a cold compress on that. Oh dear, dear, dear! You know, I wish we could stop somewhere for a while and take stock of ourselves, instead of being surrounded by dangers all the time.

(VICKI points up at the scanner, which shows whole galaxies of stars.)

(THE DOCTOR smiles and turns to STEVEN.)

THE DOCTOR: Just put that, uh, switch forward, would you? Thank you.

(STEVEN does so. THE DOCTOR turns back to VICKI.)

VICKI: Look at that planet. I wonder what's going on there?

THE DOCTOR: Yes. Yes, I wonder, hmm.

(A million stars fill the screen, then the scanner fills with a closer shot, as a planet, not the one they have just left, is isolated.)


28. EXTERIOR OF A JUNGLE (NIGHT).

(GARVEY lays on his back on the floor of the jungle, barely conscious. There is a terrifying animal screech, and he opens his eyes with a start.)

GARVEY: (In a low voice) I remember now. I must. I must kill. I must kill. I must kill.


NEXT EPISODE - MISSION TO THE UNKNOWN


Doctor Who
WILLIAM HARTNELL

Vicki
MAUREEN O'BRIEN

Steven Taylor
PETER PURVES

Maaga
STEPHANIE BIDMEAD

Drahvin One
MARINA MARTIN

Drahvin Two
SUSANNA CARROLL

Drahvin Three
LYN ASHLEY

Chumblies
ANGELO MUSCAT
WILLIAM SHEARER
PEPI POUPEE
TOMMY REYNOLDS

Rill voice
ROBERT CARTLAND

Rills
BILL LODGE
BRIAN MADGE
PETER HOLMES
BILL MCALLISTER

Garvey
BARRY JACKSON


Produced by
VERITY LAMBERT

Directed by
DEREK MARTINUS

Script Editor
DONALD TOSH

Production Assistant
ANGELA GORDON

Assistant Floor Manager
MARJORIE YORKE

Secretary
SUE WILLIS

Floor Assistant
NICK WRIGHT

Wardrobe Supervisor
DAPHNE DARE

Make-up Supervisor
SONIA MARKHAM

Designer
RICHARD HUNT

Vision Mixer
CLIVE DOIG

Technical Operations Managers
RALPH WALTON
DEREK HOLIDAY
BERNARD FOX

Sound Supervisor
GEORGE PRINCE

Special Sound
BRIAN HODGSON

Grams Operator
RICHARD WORB

Camera Crew
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Transcribed by
SANDRA WILEY

Corrections
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