Doctor Who Fan Audio Series
"Method in the Madness"
General Tobias Coco, mid to late fourties, in full military
attire, sat at his surveillance station in a high tech office
as part of the OEF- Offworld Expeditionary Force.
There are many screens around the room as he views corridors,
rooms, and other locations on the ship. It is the year 6478.
He lays his gun on the table and grabs the radio.
(Frantic on Radio)
Captain, movement in the Left Wing, Sector D, check it out,
Captain Thomas, Talk to me! A massive energy spike has just
been recorded; I need my men listening to me! Report!
Sorry Sir, Private Angelo nicked my radio. We’re on our way
now Sir. Sector D?
Yes, D. And tell Angelo that when he comes back, he’ll have me
to answer to. I don’t want my men fooling about on this
INT. SHIP CORRIDOR
Angelo and Thomas walk along a very old corridor, out of use
for years. Steam issues from the pipes and there are oil
spills all over the floor. Every single sound echoes around
the two soldiers. Captain Matthews Thomas is in his mid-
thirties, a friendly but authoritative aura about him.
Behind him, Private James Angelo is in his early twenties.
He is also a new recruit. He is also clearly scared.
It’s old. Been out of bounds for years. Huge problems with gas
or something or other.
It hasn’t. We need to be in and out of this place within ten
Enough morbidity please, just get to Sector D, and quick.
It locked automatically when that energy spike occurred. I can
unlock it from here. Just get in there, assess any damage or
danger, and get out of there as quickly as possible. You’ve
got about seven minutes.
The door opens with the grinding sound of metal on metal. As
the door rises, a bright red light with blue sparks shines
onto Thomas’ face. They both look on in awe.
What’s what? What can you see?
The two do not speak right away, as they look into a split in
the wall in front of them. In the hole is the Time Vortex
itself, an Untempered Schism.THOMAS
It’s like there’s a... hole in the wall. And the wall is on
fire, but it’s not. It’s incredible General, you should see
A hole? There can’t be a hole, that’s the outer hull of the
ship. Must be the gas affecting you. Get back here at once,
we’ll head back in with gas masks.
This action might not be possible to undo. Are you sure you want to continue?