THE TENTH PLANET

BY KIT PEDLER

EPISODE 2


first broadcast - 15th October 1966
running time - 23mins 15secs


1.  POLAR LANDSCAPE

(A Cyberman is inspecting the body of a dead guard.  The Cyberman's hands are human.)


2.  TRACKING ROOM

(Cutler is talking to the Doctor and Ben in the observations room.  Polly and a Guard are watching.)

(Cutler walks into the tracking room.  Barclay is looking at a clipboard and various technicians are milling about.)

(Cutler walks over to the radar screen.)

(The Technician indicates a blip on the radar screen.)

(Cutler walks over to a nearby monitor and takes a radio from underneath it.  He speaks into it.)

(On the monitor screens Glyn and Bluey can be seen.)

(Cutler puts the radio back and moves away.  He sees Barclay drinking something.)


3.  POLAR LANDSCAPE

(The three Cybermen put on the guards' fur cloaks and move towards the trapdoor.  Some of the dead guards can be made out through the thick blizzard, their bodies just protruding through the snow.)


4.  ISC, GENEVA

(Wigner is sitting behind his desk.  A Technician is at a control desk and two international aides are by him.)

(Wigner looks behind himself for a moment and then switches on a television on his desk.  A reporter with an American accent appears on the screen.)


5.  INTERNATIONAL TELEVISION NEWS STUDIO

(A reporter is sitting behind a desk.  A plaque behind him and in front of him both say "International Television News".  A large microphone sits nearby.)

(The reporter is passed a sheet of paper, which he reads from.)

(A picture of the new planet appears.)

(The picture of the planet disappears, to be replaced by the reporter.)


6.  ISC, GENEVA

(The report is still playing on Wigner's television.)

(Wigner turns the television off.)


7.  TRACKING ROOM

(Barclay is sitting by the microphone.  He speaks into it.)

(Everyone listens to him.)

(In the observation area, The Doctor, Ben and Polly have been listening to Barclay.)

(The Doctor walks into the tracking room.  As he does he sees three Cybermen dressed in the guards cloaks on the landing.  He taps General Cutler urgently on the shoulder.)

(The Doctor turns to Barclay.)

(Cutler sees the three Cybermen and mistakes them for the soldiers.)

(Cutler walks over to the `Sergeant'.)

(The Cyberman takes off his cloak and turns to Cutler.  Polly screams.  Cutler turns and sees the other two Cybermen.)

(Suddenly, the Sergeant who had been guarding the Doctor, Ben and Polly rushes towards the Cyberman with his gun raised.  The Cyberman at the top of the landing aims it's gun unit at him and fires.  It glows and emits a strange noise.  Smoke emerges from the guard's body, which falls lifelessly to the ground.)

(Polly tries to go over to the dead man.  Ben and the Doctor stop her.)

(The Cyberman opens it's mouth to speak, and keeps it wide open as it talks.)

(The Cyberman's voice is strange and mechanical.  The emphasis and pronunciation is wrong. Everyone says "Not return?" in disbelief.)

(Cutler tries to hold the Cyberman's arm but it knocks him away.)

(Polly rushes over to the Cyberman.)

(Suddenly Cutler moves towards the communications desk and presses a button.)


8.  ISC, GENEVA

(As ever, Wigner, the technician and his two international aides are here.  Wigner stands up and begins walking around.)


9.  TRACKING ROOM

(Cyberman 1 is looking at Cutler, who is by the communications desk.  Polly and Dyson are nearby.)

(Cyberman 2 walks over to Cutler and moves it's hands towards its' chest unit.  Suddenly it puts its' hands against Cutler's head and he collapses.  He is lifted by two Cybermen onto a bunk in front of the landing.)

(Barclay sits down at the communications console.)

(It points at Dyson.)

(Dyson indicates the monitor links to Zeus 4.)

(Cyberman 1 walks over to the controls and the men by them.)

(Barclay stands up.)

(Barclay sits down and activates the link to ISC Geneva.)

(Barclay cuts the link off.)

(Barclay walks over to Cyberman 1, who is by the Zeus 4 monitor links.)

(Barclay rushes back over to the communications desk.)

(Cybermen 2 and 3 pick up the soldier.  Ben watches, while the Doctor comforts Polly.)

(By the dead guard is his fallen gun.)

(Barclay continues to talk to Zeus 4.  Ben sees the gun.)

(Ben picks up the gun.)

(Cyberman 1 appears on the landing and aims its gun unit at Ben.)

(Ben walks slowly towards the Cyberman.  The other two Cybermen appear behind him and push him forward.  Cyberman 1 walks down and gives Cyberman 2 his gun unit.  Cyberman 2 points it at Ben.)

(The Cyberman takes the gun off of Ben and bends it completely.  It then drops the now useless gun.)

(Cyberman 3 escorts Ben out through the door at the top of the landing and into the corridor.)


10.  PROJECTION ROOM

(Ben is shoved into the room by the Cyberman.  It closes the door and stays on guard outside. Ben tries to open the door but he can't.)

(Ben looks around.  There is a projector opposite door, and several shelves against the walls with film cans on them.)


11.  ZEUS 4 INTERIOR

(Bluey looks at Glyn, who nods conformation that he is ready.)

(Bluey uses the altitude control.  Both men move as Zeus 4 adjusts its position.)

(Bluey holds onto a lever, ready to move it.)

(Bluey fires the retro rockets.)

(Bluey does a velocity check and turns to Glyn, alarmed.)

(Bluey fires the retros again.)

(Bluey puts on his helmet.)


12.  TRACKING ROOM

(Dyson rushes over to the radar screen and looks at it.)

(Everyone is looking on distraught at the pictures on the monitors as Glyn puts on his helmet, except the two Cybermen who are watching impassively.)

(On the radar the blip representing Zeus 4 is moving rapidly away from the Earth.)


13.  ZEUS 4 INTERIOR

(Smoke is bellowing out of everything. Glyn struggles to fasten his helmet on securely.)


14.  TRACKING ROOM

(Suddenly the monitors flash white and then go black.  All the base crew look away, clearly upset. Polly watches, puzzled.)

(The Cyberman produces a small microphone and it holds it in front of everyone.)

(The Cyberman walks towards Dyson and holds the microphone towards him.)

(The Cyberman turns the microphone towards Barclay.)


15.  PROJECTION ROOM

(Ben tests a screwdriver against a tabletop.  It is useless.)

(Ben drops the screwdriver and sighs.  He walks over to the projector and looks at it.)

(Ben pushes the projector round so that it faces the door.)

(Ben walks over to the light switch and puts the lights off.  He then goes back over to the projector and turns it on.  An old western appears.  He aims the image towards the top of the doorframe.)

(Ben walks back over to the door and starts banging against it.)

(The Cyberman opens the door and is blinded by the light from the projector.  Ben snatches it's gun unit off while it attempts to cover its' eyes.)

(Ben dashes over to the other side of the room, by the projector.  The Cyberman moves out of the light.)

(The Cyberman can now see and advances towards Ben, smashing some boxes as it goes.)

(The Cyberman is only six feet away from Ben.)

(The Cyberman is a few feet away from Ben now.)

(The Cyberman is about to attack Ben.  Ben is forced to fire the gun unit.  The Cyberman dies.)


16.  TRACKING ROOM

(The Cyberman turns to face Polly.)

(Cutler suddenly wakes up.  He looks around.)

(Cyberman 2 turns away from Cutler.)

(The Doctor stands up.  Polly walks over to Cyberman 1.)

(Ben has appeared unseen at the top of the landing.  Cutler sees him and signals for Ben to pass him the gun unit.  Ben does so.)

(Cutler stands up and fires the gun unit at Cyberman 2.  The Cyberman collapses dead to the ground.  Cutler rushes over to Cyberman 1 and kills it also.)

(Everyone rushes back to their posts.)

(Cutler points at the dead Cybermen.)

(Cutler walks over to the communications desk and picks up the phone.)

(Cutler turns towards Barclay, who is sitting next to him.)

(Cutler is appalled.)


17.  ISC, GENEVA

(Wigner is sitting at his desk, talking to Cutler on the phone.  His two international aides are standing by him, listening to the conversation.)


18.  TRACKING ROOM

(Cutler is shocked and looks at the phone in disbelief.)


19.  ISC, GENEVA


20.  TRACKING ROOM


21.  ISC, GENEVA


22.  VARIOUS RADAR STATIONS WORLDWIDE

(Radar dishes move into position.  A technician's hands can be seen operating controls.)


23.  TRACKING ROOM

(General Cutler is briefing everybody.)

(Everyone rushes off to their posts and murmurs "Right, sir!".)

(Cutler picks up the phone.)

(Cutler cuts off the connection.)

(Cutler re-establishes a connection.)

(Cutler puts the phone down.  Nearby, Ben, Polly and The Doctor have been listening to him.)

(Cutler walks over to them.)

(Cutler turns towards Ben.)

(Cutler storms off.)

(Suddenly the radar technician calls across to Cutler from the radar screen.)

(Barclay stands up and takes his glasses off.)

(On the radar screen hundreds of small blips have appeared.  They are moving quickly.)


DR. WHO
BARCLAY
DYSON
GENERAL CUTLER
RADAR TECHNICIAN
KRAIL
TALON
SHAV
BEN
POLLY
WIGNER
GENEVA TECHNICIAN
T.V. ANNOUNCER
WILLIAMS
SCHULTZ
CYBERMAN VOICE
WILLIAM HARTNELL
DAVID DODIMEAD
DUDLEY JONES
ROBERT BEATTY
CHRISTOPHER MATTHEWS
REG WHITEHEAD
HARRY BROOKS
GREGG PALMER
MICHAEL CRAZE
ANNEKE WILLS
STEVE PLYTAS
ELLEN CULLEN
GLENN BECK
EARL CAMERON
ALAN WHITE
ROY SKELTON
TITLE MUSIC BY

STORY EDITOR
DESIGNER
PRODUCER
DIRECTED BY
RON GRAINER AND THE
BBC RADIOPHONIC WORKSHOP
GERRY DAVIS
PETER KINDRED
INNES LLOYD
DEREK MARTINUS
BBC tv
UNCREDITED
TECHNICIAN 1
TECHNICIAN 2
TECHNICIAN 3
TECHNICIAN 4
R/T TECHNICIAN
SOLDIER A
CORPORAL
COLOURED HIGH-RANKING
OFFICER
SPANISH HIGH-RANKING
OFFICER
RICHARD LAWRENCE
MORRIS QUICK
BILL GOSLING
GORDON LANG
NICHOLAS EDWARDS
KEN MARGARVIE
ALEC JONES

CHRIS KONYILS

STANLEY DAVIES
COSTUMES BY
MAKE-UP BY
LIGHTING
SOUND
SPECIAL SOUND
TITLE SEQUENCE
TELESNAPS
SPECIAL EFFECTS

PRODUCTION ASSISTANT
ASSISTANT FLOOR MANAGER
ASSISTANT
GRAMS OPERATOR
CREW
TM2
FLOOR ASSISTANT
VISION MIXER
SANDRA REID
GILLIAN JAMES
HOWARD KING
ADRIAN BISHOP-LAGGETT
BRIAN HODGSON
BERNARD LODGE
JOHN CURA
SHAWCRAFT MODELS LTD
BILL KING, TRADING POST
EDWINA VERNER
JENNY McARTHUR
SALLY HUNT
DEREK HEAPE
NINE
FRED WRIGHT
EDDIE SHAH
SHIRLEY COWARD
TRANSCRIBED BY
BEN HAUGHTON (ian.haughton@which.net)


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