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10 – Thirty Days Part One Written By LuigiEspadachin Revised by LuigiEspadachin Based on Doctor Who © BBC
EXT.DESERT PLANET, DAY ONE [Sounds of desert winds blowing against the sands] NARRATOR Day one of the fabled storm. The planet of Calugenia ravages its sandy plains with intense winds. The temperature of the planet is obscenely cold, even if the planet is practically a desert. A middle aged male is at his sanity’s end, from his clothing he was an explorer or a researcher, even with a mask to protect himself. The oxygen tank that’s connected to his mask by a flimsy elastic cord is threatening to snap at any second. He looks around, desperate to find a water source. EXPLORER (panicked) It’s still following me..!!! WHY DON’T YOU LEAVE ME ALONE?! (A female voice suddenly rings the air. She sings to the tune of Pop Goes The Weasel. ) FEMALE VOICE Round and round the desert land The hunter chased the man The man thought he was going mad Pop Goes The Man A dune for a leg A dune for an arm That’s how the chase goes Pop Goes The Man NARRATOR A loud, thunderous roar echoes through the air as the explorer runs. He leads a desperate struggle trying to get away from his attacker. Inevitably, fate stands in the way as he trips and falls down another sand dune. He groans and shivers to recover from the fall to the sound of complete silence. EXPLORER (exasperated)…..Is it gone....? A sigh of relief befalls the explorer. NARRATOR As he turns to retreat, the thunderous roar strikes again, him jumping in fright. It turns into a silent growl as an unknown force leaps and bounds towards him. He looks in sheer fear and utter terror as the creature jumps at him. EXPLORER No…no…NO!!!! AHHHH!
(Sound as if the explorer's collapsed on the sand) NARRATOR A familiar figure runs towards the explorer as his body lays there, it begins to become buried by the sand as if it were fading away. This familiar figure is the Doctor, coughing and spluttering and masking his mouth with his jacket to help him breathe. He looks rather confused… DOCTOR (muffled)….Poor fellow…. Roaring sound. NARRATOR Sprinting as fast as his long alien legs could carry him, his hearts pounding at a massively high rate, perhaps even unhealthy for a Time Lord. Eventually, he manages to make his way to the blue box as he can hear breath coming down his neck.
INT. TARDIS CONTROL ROOM, DAY ONE (Sounds of TARDIS door slamming and a quieter, yet intimidating roar) DOCTOR Well, I think it’s safe to say it isn’t wise to go out there. Unless you’re me, in which case always investigate dangerous places. [Doctor Who theme] INT. TARDIS CONTROL ROOM, DAY TWO NARRATOR Day Two of the storm. The Doctor peers towards the TARDIS. The Time Rotor moves painstakingly slowly, as if the TARDIS is struggling to move away from the planet. The control panels rotated and hummed rather quietly in contrast, perfectly normal for the TARDIS. He's spent the last several hours pondering to himself, now deciding to make his thoughts known. DOCTOR The storm clouds contain heavy pockets of nitrous oxide in the air…a hallucinogenic gas used by dentists, “laughing gas” as it’s known on Earth. Hm, no pollen this time I see… Calugenia is typically known as an uninhabitable planet…well, Time Lord respiratory methods should help at least for a while if I have to go out there…ah…the atmosphere outside of the storm clouds is an oxygen atmosphere, and it does push through when it can… but you wouldn’t be able to stick around in the atmosphere for long before you’d succumb to the effects of the storm clouds. Okay, so long as I stay to maintain control about any potential hallucinations, I should be okay. What year is this…? (checks the screen) 2478. Hmm….well, makes a change from constant visits to the 24th century. Even if it is just 100 years…
(Silence for a few moments) ..Blimey, new record for how long I can talk to myself for. That's not good. [Sounds of pressing buttons, pulling levers. TARDIS humming] NARRATOR The Doctor takes a look around the TARDIS. The slow hums of the engines fill the room. The orange lighting of the ship is more dimmed than usual. He glanced back over to the console. Something was missing. Or is missing. In a sudden sharp burst of realisation, the Doctor hurries and glances around the TARDIS. DOCTOR Alicia...where is she?! She could be anywhere…in the ship, on the planet, or somewhere offworld or another time! [Pressing console sounds] [Time Rotor sounds...warped to sound faulty. Maybe sparks or explosions] DOCTOR Come on! Come on! NARRATOR The TARDIS groans again. Bang, smash! Sparks fly from the TARDIS console as the Time Rotor comes to a complete and dead stop. The Doctor presses the button to stop the engine and looks towards the doors. He ponders, thinks, and wonders what the planet has in store for him INT. TARDIS CORRIDORS, DAY THREE NARRATOR Day Three. The Doctor , after the scanner fails him time and time again, starts his search. He wanders down the orange, dimly lit corridors of the TARDIS searching for Alicia.. The corridor he wanders through is flickering, the multiple lights fading in and out exceptionally slowly. DOCTOR Just my luck. TARDIS scanners offline, lighting power is on the blink, who knows what else is about to give…absolute epic fail …… (He looks around) I should think before I recite human catchphrases… [Murmurs, whispers] In, and out, in and out. [Sounds of a clock and water drops] Tick tock, drip drop… The Doctor perks his ears up at the noise. Tick tock, drip drop.
In and out, in and out. NARRATOR Eventually, the lights of that section fade away completely. The Doctor looks around, trying to find the previous section that had light in it to move his way back to the control room. There was one quite a walk away from where he had just come from. Cautiously, the Doctor begins to move his way towards the corridor, taking out his Sonic Screwdriver and using the emitted green beam as a light source to guide his way. However, when he activates the Sonic Screwdriver, the corridor is suddenly even further away than he thinks it is. Was it the dark playing tricks on his eyes? Was it an optical illusion? He turns the Screwdriver off and turns back around, when he moves back towards the corridor it is closer to him again. Turning the Screwdriver on again, it was further away. DOCTOR I better be careful… NARRATOR Nevertheless, the Doctor started walking towards the corridor slowly. The corridor keeps getting further….and further…and further away…the Doctor eventually breaks into a run, and it keeps getting further. Suddenly, it looks as if there was nothing but pitch black behind him and the Doctor heard an odd noise…it sounded like whirring…as if something was moving towards him. He could feel it getting rather close to him, until he whips the Screwdriver and all the light seems to reveal is the all too familiar eyestalk and a white round saucer for a head… DALEK EXTERMINATE! NARRATOR The Doctor recoils in panic as he notices the Dalek. He tries to run, but the corridor keeps moving further and further away from him. Eventually, he trips over something and drops his screwdriver, leaving him entirely in the dark… It just lugs towards him, death ray at the ready, until… [Dalek Death Ray sound] INT. TARDIS CORRIDORS, DAY THREE NARRATOR He seems to wake up as if from a bad dream. He was in the exact same corridor, but it was brightly lit again. The Doctor gets up and proceeds to the console room. He peers at the console, deep in thought. DOCTOR How did the Daleks get aboard the TARDIS? More to the point, what are they doing on Calugenia? …no, think logically Doctor, you must’ve inhaled some of the atmosphere on the
planet, so you may going a bit loopy-loop and may just simply be hallucinating. Your main concern is finding Alicia. Finding Alicia, yes… [Loud sounds] KNOCK KNOCK, CRASH CRASH! DOCTOR All in your head, all in your head... KNOCK KNOCK, CRASH CRASH! NARRATOR The Doctor jumps in alarm at the sounds and pinpoints the noise as coming from outside the TARDIS. The police box doors were almost threatening to buckle at the intense force being pounded on them. Immediately finding a desperate solution, the Doctor yet again covered his mouth with his jacket and opened the doors to find….
EXT. DESERT PLANET, DAY THREE [Desert sounds] NARRATOR Nothing but endless sands. The Doctor steps out of the TARDIS and takes a quick look around. DOCTOR …Not as if anyone on this planet is keen to play knock and run…something is definitely wrong here… INT. TARDIS CONTROL ROOM, DAY SIX NARRATOR Day Six of the Storm. The Doctor moves towards the console trying to examine the inner workings. DOCTOR (sounds clearly unnerved, nevertheless nonchalant) Dimensional stabilizers at 24.57 percent… the Vortex Loop is non functional. Atom Accelerator spinning topsy turvy. Spent about three days fixing this to no avail…! There’s no civilisation visible whatsoever beyond our location. Six days into the storm, and it’s intensified…wow, I'm a genius, I shall treat myself to fish and chips. The doors of the TARDIS are banged upon once again, but with far less force this time. DOCTOR N-no…not falling for that again….
KILARA Hello?! Is there a man in there?! Please let me in! NARRATOR The Doctor then takes that as his cue to leap into action, Sonic Screwdriver at the ready . He hurries quickly to open the TARDIS door and a figure who resembles a nineteen year old female humanoid, in a spacesuit with an oxygen tank, bursts into the TARDIS as the Doctor shuts the doors. (Thud) DOCTOR Sorry! Are you alright? NARRATOR The female takes her helmet off from behind to reveal an appearance similar to Alicia's, from behind, almost humanoid appearance, sharing her hair, her height, and her posture. DOCTOR Alicia…? NARRATOR She then turns around to reveal a crystal-skinned alien, her skin glistening and even more so in the TARDIS lighting. Her hands resemble smooth carpets with lines trimmed through them rather than palms and fingers. She looks up at the Doctor, and then turns in amazement. Her face, although while crystallised, bears a strong resemblance to Alicia. She has a strange bottle of a gas on her belt. KILARA Do I look like your girlfriend? DOCTOR Ah…obviously not…and she’s not my girlfriend…sorry. KILARA Thank you so much…but…who are you…and...(looks at the TARDIS in shocked amazement)…what is this place…? DOCTOR I’m the Doctor. And this is my ship, the TARDIS (concerned). Who are you? KILARA Oh…my apologies…I’m Kilara…I’m a Dlarch…this ship…its bigger on the inside…on the outside it’s just a box… DOCTOR Yes, I’ve heard them all. So, the Dlarch…the species that like everything clean, smooth, relaxed and calm, even though your atmosphere is so toxic it’s unbelievable. (smiles, more optimistic) It’s nice to see a friendly face like that.
KILARA Oh, you flatter me Doctor… DOCTOR But that leads to another question…what are you doing on a planet like this? KILARA I am a part of the Dlarch Science Division. They were looking for another planet to colonise after several visits from other species polluted our world…and…well…you’ve probably seen it…. DOCTOR It? You mean the storms? KILARA ...Oh…how long have you been here…? DOCTOR Not long…about six days… KILARA Ah…well… [Cloister Bell sounds] DOCTOR What now old girl?! (he frantically presses buttons to find out the problem) KILARA What is that…? DOCTOR It’s the Cloister Bell...it lets me know if there’s something wrong in or with the TARDIS… KILARA And what is wrong? DOCTOR I’m not sure…c’mon dear stop being so vague! Tell me what’s the matter! NARRATOR The screen just cracks and fizzles as it showed the TARDIS. All it shows is a strange, cube white shape and marked something in red. The Doctor grabbed the screen and eyed it. DOCTOR Gotcha! In the library pool… KILARA The what?
DOCTOR Oh, it’s a swimming pool in the library. It shifts around so often it’s hard to catch it. KILARA (Confused, yet intrigued) I…see…. NARRATOR The Doctor runs off into the upper levels of the TARDIS into another room. Before Kilara follows him, she peers glaringly at the Time Rotor, more particularly, in the direction of the Cloister Bell. She then walks to catch up with the Doctor, trailing her hand across the console and flicking a switch when it makes a noise. She jumps, thinking she’s done something wrong, but calms down when nothing seems to happen. As she leaves hurriedly, putting her sample of gas on the console, two pink, misty, glowing figures stare at the console as the cloister bell begins to rumble… the bottle falls and the gas seeps with a painful hissing sound. Tick tock, drip drop INT. TARDIS LIBRARY POOL, DAY SIX, APPROACHING DAY SEVEN NARRATOR It dawned on Day Seven of the storm outside on the planet's surface. Meanwhile, in the TARDIS, the Doctor and Kilara run towards the giant library with the ocean like-swimming pool in the middle. It is quiet in the library, an uncomfortable silence for Kilara's taste. And digesting the impossible combination. KILARA How do these two things possibly mesh together…? DOCTOR Never wanted a little bit of relaxation while you read? Sofa isn’t a bit boring for you? KILARA (confused) What..? DOCTOR Nevermind…now, to find what the Cloister Bell was warning about… NARRATOR The Doctor goes over to what appears to be a metal door in the library and digs out his Sonic Screwdriver. KILARA And what is that? DOCTOR It’s a Sonic Screwdriver. KILARA And what does it do?
DOCTOR Lots of stuff…. even open any doors! Like this metal door right here. NARRATOR The Doctor uses the Sonic Screwdriver while Kilara just stares obliviously. He then goes to open the door. Kilara realises what the Doctor just said and speaks. KILARA Wait, did you just say metal? Doctor that’s[Thud] KILARA ….wood. NARRATOR The Doctor then gets up and knocks on the seemingly “invisible” door; it was clearly a wood surface his fist was touching. He waves his hand through the metal door that he’d just opened, he felt a wood like surface. He runs his screwdriver over it. DOCTOR Hm. Illusion, hallucination? Or quite possibly a perception filter? KILARA Why didn’t it work? DOCTOR Something’s visually deceived me into thinking that was a metal door. When it was really a wood one. Which the Sonic Screwdriver doesn’t do. KILARA …I thought you said it can open any door? DOCTOR Yeah…I lied. Sorry. KILARA Right… DOCTOR Right then! No key, time to do things the old fashioned way. NARRATOR The Doctor takes a run up, and shoulder barges the door, causing it to swing open to come face to face with two magneta coloured, misty, shrouded aliens. They’re faceless, almost emotionless with bright glowing heads and slimy, slithering and spasming bodies, as they stare at the Doctor.
DOCTOR Oh hello…! Who are you then? ALIEN 1 (whispering) Who’s afraid…. ALIEN 2 (whispering)…of the big bad bogeyman? DOCTOR Well, I used to be, then the hermit I used to talk to help me get over it…hang on, what did you say? ALIEN 1 The Big Bad Bogeyman on the Dead Planet… ALIEN 2 …is afraid of the dark. DOCTOR Oh, cryptic riddles… and what do you call yourselves then? KILARA Doctor, I’ve seen those things before… DOCTOR What are they? KILARA My people simply called them ‘Calcs’. Nothing much else is known about them… DOCTOR Calcs, eh? So…natives of this planet then….? KILARA Precisely… ALIEN 1 The big bad bogeyman on the dead planet… ALIEN 2 …is afraid of the dark. Or possibly the bogeywoman… ALIEN 1 AND ALIEN 2 ….with all his scary friends… NARRATOR The Calcs disappear in a shroud of smoke. The Doctor and Kilara gaze in utter bemusement.
DOCTOR Well...that was weird…alien twins who can finish each other’s sentences… KILARA So what now…? DOCTOR We wait until they show up again. No matter how long that may take… [Alicia's whimpering] DOCTOR Alicia?! KILARA It sounded like it was coming from that door over there! NARRATOR The Doctor shoulder rushes the door again, not taking any chances. He was expecting to find Alicia there, instead, he finds a rusted, decomposing and rusting Cyberman standing there. DOCTOR Oh, hello! I believe this isn’t the right time to sayCYBERMAN Delete! NARRATOR The Doctor quickly slams the door. He then mulls for a moment. He then reopens the door to find…no one there. Both relieved and disappointed, he enters the room to search for Alicia Kilara follows him; both unaware what surprises will befall them in the TARDIS…
INT. TARDIS CONSOLE ROOM, DAY TEN [Tick tock, drip drop] [Tick tock, drip drop] [Sounds of laser blasts and sparks] NARRATOR Day Ten of the Storm. The Doctor and Kilara are running for their lives. The same rusted Cyberman is stomping after them uttering its chilling catchphrase. Alicia is nowhere to be found. CYBERMAN Delete! DOCTOR This isn’t real...this isn’t real…this isn’t real…. KILARA If this isn’t real then how come we’ve spent three days playing ‘hide and seek’ with this Cyberman?! DOCTOR You know I was there at the very first game of hide and seek. Was told I was a bit far too old though. (sniffs) What’s that smell?! NARRATOR The Doctor had picked up the smell of the gas. KILARA That doesn’t matter right now! NARRATOR They run past the Cloister Bell as it starts smoking and oozing strange green liquid. Neither of them notice because they are too busy running. They’re stopped by blue laser fire preventing them frommoving any further and turn to face the Cyberman. CYBERMAN Delete…Delete! KILARA Can’t we just keep trying to take our minds off it and it will go?! DOCTOR You feel like thinking when your hearts are pounding a mile a minute?!
KILARA Good point! NARRATOR The Cyberman activates his wrist gun and opens fire on the Doctor and Kilara. They take cover behind the TARDIS Console as bits of it start coming apart due to the gunfire, wiring starts becoming exposed and sparks start flying. The Doctor and Kilara start looking around for a solution. Eventually, they both see the bronze plaque on the side of the console is coming off. The Doctor and Kilara look at it. DOCTOR Right, on the count of three, you distract the Cyberman, I’ll throw the plaque at it to knock it out. KILARA Certainly Doctor! I’ll go and distract this metal creature that’s terrorising us that we’re not even sure is real and give myself a heart attack in the process! Lovely! DOCTOR Try a double heart attack. Its not good. NARRATOR The Doctor runs for the plaque as Kilara stands up, waving her arms around madly and dodging Cyberman fire. Although because of the room being limited around the console, she finds herself bending backwards and forwards to avoid Cyberman fire. Eventually, the Doctor uses his screwdriver to unscrew the plaque using the Sonic Screwdriver, taking it off; he then swings his arm back to throw the plague. DOCTOR Delete this! NARRATOR He throws the plague at the Cyberman. Surprisingly, it falls down immediately down the stairs to the lower level. When the Doctor and Kilara, inching towards it, blink, it disappears as if it were never there. But not before shooting one last shot which the Doctor and Kilara avoid….and it hits the bottom of the TARDIS Console, giving the finishing blow and it shuts down, flaming up. [Fire sounds] DOCTOR No, no, no, no NO!!! s. NARRATOR The flames soon disappeared, but the damage was real. They then turn to find the TARDIS console, utterly wrecked and destroyed. Smoking, wires exposed, the screen is still functional, but only just barely. The Time Rotor’s shelter is cracked. The Doctor runs over to the console as the console room’s lights dim. The power of the TARDIS is dying.
DOCTOR …..No, no… NARRATOR He rushes down to the lower level to search for something. He eyes the power cells barely flickering. The Doctor then shook his head and casually walked upstairs, hanging his head. DOCTOR (solemn) The TARDIS is damaged…barely any power is coming from it… KILARA Are you sure? This could easily be a hallucination too… DOCTOR Wouldn’t it have disappeared when the Cyberman did? KILARA True…. The Doctor starts coughing. KILARA Doctor, are you okay? DOCTOR Yeah…just feel kind of sleepy… KILARA Try to stay awake. We need to figure out what’s happening here… INT. TARDIS CONSOLE ROOM, DAY TWELVE NARRATOR The Doctor and Kilara are sitting at the console room musing over what to do and hopelessly stare at each other. The TARDIS’ faint, flickering humming is the only real sound in the room until the Doctor speaks. DOCTOR (shivering, growing more uneasy than the previous few days) We’ve been here for almost two weeks, well, I’ve been here with you for about a week and you haven’t told me much about yourself Kilara… KILARA I’ve told you more about me other than my favourite... DOCTOR -that's all I need to know. KILARA Tell me...why do they call you Doctor?
DOCTOR (Somewhat more calm now) Why do they call you Kilara? KILARA ...That’s my name… DOCTOR And Doctor is my name. KILARA No it’s not. It’s a title. DOCTOR You mentioned something several days ago about an…’It’. What did you mean by that? KILARA The object or essence controlling this planet. The person behind it even. DOCTOR Those are three different types of being. Pick one. KILARA That’s the idea. No one knows. All they know is its sentinent and its scared. All they hear is a voice and a roar. DOCTOR ‘The Big Bogeyman on the Dead Planet Is Afraid of the Dark’ … I never like not knowing. KILARA Are you familiar with the fairytale behind that saying? What do you make of it? DOCTOR Yes. Although... the last time I doubted a fairytale, I got trapped in a box….not a lot of leg room. KILARA (reserved) Yes...some naïve, brave young people came to this planet. And they came off of it cynical, broken men and women. They never saw the being within this planet. Well, and remained sane. To gaze upon him is to go mad… DOCTOR What makes you think it’s a him? They said it could be her, or as you said, it… KILARA That is true… DOCTOR This just seems too similar to another instance…I don’t know why… KILARA
What do you mean? DOCTOR I’ve had one encounters with space pollen…once that induced a dream-like state. Of course, there was also the time I was stuck in an alien computer program. It, well, allowed me to question my perception of reality. The pollen incident I'd dreamt about dying…but here, I can’t tell what is real, and what isn’t… KILARA And you’re trying to judge what’s real and what’s not and this instance… DOCTOR Exactly… KILARA There are actually several stages and events during this storm cycle… DOCTOR Oh? KILARA Firstly, the eighth and ninth days have an obscenely high temperature that affects the brain. On the thirteenth day there is also rain that compromises almost entirely of a few different kinds of acids. Mostly diethylamide, lysergic acid, phosphoryl chloride that lasts well into the fourteenth day. There is also a serious storm on the Twenty-First Day. NARRATOR The Doctor seems to suddenly fall into a deep sleep…. KILARA Doctor? ….DOCTOR?! But he can’t hear her. He drifts into a deep sleep. [FLASHBACK OF “1.7 – BOREALIS” - Or future continuity reference -] NARRATOR The Doctor and Alicia are standing alone on an unsuaul space station. The Doctor feels unrecognisable, did he regenerate? Did something happen to him? All he knew was he stood before Alicia accusingly. However, there are some quite noticeable irregularities. What should be human technology has been replaced with TARDIS components. What was once human technology is now Gallifreyan technology. It is rather subtle in the changes. Coolant pipes had simply been replaced with green TARDIS fluid links. There’s a sudden sporadic use of clocks both digital and analogue everywhere and there is a green figure observing on the table. TWELFTH DOCTOR Have you stopped to consider that maybe I need to go there? That it needs to happen? ALICIA What? Why? What possible reason could you use to justify murder?
TWELFTH DOCTOR I still don't know. But I find it difficult to believe it will be due to a mistake on my part. ALICIA I can't believe you're saying this. He was a good man. TWELFTH DOCTOR So you recall. Hardly an unbiased opinion. ALICIA ARGH, this is giving me a headache. You're impossible. TWELFTH DOCTOR I've heard. ALICIA ... that coolant TWELFTH DOCTOR Mm? ALICIA What if... something on the planet wants it and us kept here? They attack the ship to try and reclaim it? KILARA Or to find someone they’re looking for… TWELFTH DOCTOR Possible. Hm… Very possible. ALICIA Do you recognize it? You usually know every little detail about everything... TWELFTH DOCTOR No. Never seen one before. Doesn't look particularly threatening though. No toxins, no additives or otherwise deadly implications. No obvious valuable substance. Just looks like coolant to me. The Pink light aliens peek around the corner to watch… ALICIA We're not going to have forever to figure this out. DOCTOR Quite. But don't worry. I think I have it all worked out. ALICIA What? What is it?
TWELFTH DOCTOR It's you. ALICIA It's what? TWELFTH DOCTOR It's all you. Your...head. ALICIA H...huh!? Stay away from me! NARRATOR The Doctor bleeps his Sonic Screwdriver towards Alicia. Kilara was watching in the distance however, strangely enough… TWELFTH DOCTOR Don't worry. This will only hurt for a second. P.O.V TWELFTH DOCTOR NARRATOR Alicia lays on an operating table. No injuries or incision scars are there, but she remains motionless, not breathing. As the Doctor peers over. Not a sound. Then… Tick tock Drip drop Tick tock Drip drop. Just then, her image begins to rapidly turn into Kilara as she leaps up and screams at him, forcing the Doctor to wake up… [FLASHBACK OF” 1.7 - BOREALIS”] INT. TARDIS CONSOLE ROOM, DAY TWELVE The Doctor suddenly wakes up back in the console room with a cold sweat to Kilara moving her hand over him. In a very strange way. KILARA Doctor!! Are you alright?! (is shaking him) DOCTOR That...is a disturbing prospect..(Opens his eyes slowly) KILARA
DOCTOR! DOCTOR What? Five more minutes. KILARA You were unconscious… DOCTOR Ah…. [Bleeping] NARRATOR The TARDIS screen indicates something faintly, with static surrounding it. The Doctor and Kilara investigate KILARA What’s that…? *looks at the screen*…it’s found my ship…!! Incredible. DOCTOR Your ship? KILARA The ship my science team had used to get here… DOCTOR And what, it’s crashed nearby? KILARA Yes…I can program this thing to take us to it…at least, maybe I can try.. DOCTOR The TARDIS? But what can you do now with a console that damaged? And I don’t think any Dlarch can pilot the TARDIS… NARRATOR Kilara moves over to the TARDIS controls and presses a few buttons that aren’t broken to initiate a dematerialisation sequence. Surprisingly, it works extremely well for a few moments….then it grinds and comes to a complete stop again. The console then sparks knocking Kilara back a bit. The Doctor helps her up and looks towards the console. KILARA What happened? DOCTOR Felt like a time anchor… KILARA
A what? DOCTOR (while checking the TARDIS screen that’s fizziling, and date) Where a TARDIS can travel backwards or forwards in time, but they’re stuck in the exact same spot in the exact same conditions. We’ve jumped ahead three days, but we’re stuck in the exact same spot. How far is your ship from here? KILARA Can’t we just do that to pass the storm? DOCTOR We can try… NARRATOR The Doctor tries to start the TARDIS up again, but it grinds horribly and doesn’t move at all. It sparks as the Doctor coughs from the smoke erupt…but something’s different about this smoke… DOCTOR (Cough, cough) Apparently something’s lodged itself in there now. But how did that suddenly make it not move? KILARA I don’t know. DOCTOR How far is your ship from here? KILARA About forty kilometres away…and before you get out there, I can synthesise another oxygen tank suit with the materials of my own if you want. DOCTOR I’d appreciate that…but one question, how did you know how to pilot the TARDIS like that? Especially since it was damaged? And why is there suddenly something lodged in there? KILARA I just did whatever came naturally. I have some tech knowledge. Call it a pilot's instinct. NARRATOR Kilara gets to work on the materials she needs to create another suit for the Doctor, who clearly isn’t convinced by her statement, a part of her space suit, which immediately grows back after being torn away, and her oxygen tank. She moves into another room of the TARDIS, the Doctor following her. As they leave, something falls from the upper level of the TARDIS and rolls down the stairs to the lower level…it’s a Sontaran gun. The Cloister Bell also begins to ooze a rather strange liquid…
EXT. DESERT PLANET, DAY FIFTEEN NARRATOR The TARDIS arrives on Day Fifteen of the Storm. The Doctor and Kilara endure a short, yet agonising walk to find a heavily wrecked ship. Strangely, some computers are still running, even if they’re heavily damaged. Both of them are dressed in silver spacesuits like Kilara’s. One computer appears to be a databank with broken streams of data. There are also several stasis pods present, several electrical cells with components inside of them. However, compared to the tech of the twenty fifth century, the ship looks incredibly primitive. DOCTOR This ship must not be top of the line; the equipment here looks at least one hundred years old… KILARA Our division wasn’t exactly the first priority when it came to funding… DOCTOR So much so you use century old equipment? (He clearly doesn’t sound convinced) KILARA The Dlarch are a very conservative culture. They’d use equipment from a thousand years ago if they have to. Oh, mind those tubes in the corridor. They’re for data transfer. NARRATOR The Doctor and Kilara move around the ship, the Doctor avoiding the tubes as she instructs. The Doctor goes past a very familiar room that he fails to notice…it looks almost exactly like Alicia’s bedroom when she was a child. He then examines the cells. One cell contains dismantled Dalek parts, another one contains a Cyberman Cybus logo, the next one a Sontaran gun, and the final one contains something that moves him terribly. A terrible, heart wrenching object. DOCTOR My god... KILARA What...? NARRATOR It’s his blue bowtie, similar to the one he's wearing, covered in soot and rubble. Alongside it are torn shreds of his tweed jacket....The Doctor looks on, concerned. [TO BE CONTINUED]
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