Friday, 15 March 2019

They’re Coming to Get You, Barbara






BARBARA: 

Did you see that, Jenny? That's the way they control the Robomen. 


DALEK 3: 

Herd all humans to galleries to nine, ten and fifteen. 


JENNY: 

Perhaps we could put it out of action? 


BARBARA: 

We could do better than that, we could give it new orders. 

Tell them to turn on the Daleks. 


JENNY: Yes! That's a great idea. 


DALEK: They are the prisoners that reported the imminent revolt. 


BLACK: Speak! 


BARBARA: (reading Dortmun's notes.) 

This bomb is the one with which —


BLACK: 

We are not interested in the bomb. 

Give your information! 


BARBARA:

 Right. This revolt is timed to start almost immediately. 

As in the case of the Indian mutiny, which I am sure —


BLACK: 

Indian mutiny? 

We are the Masters of India! 


BARBARA: 

I was talking about Red Indians in disguise! 

The plan will run parallel with the Boston Tea Party. Naturally, you already have information about this. 


BLACK: 

Wait! Why have I not been informed of this? 


DALEK 2: 

There has been no information. 


BARBARA: 

Good! That means the first part of the plan is a success. 

Now, I warn you, General Lee and the four, the fifth cavalry are already forming up to attack from the north side of the crater. 

The second wave, Hannibal's forces, will of course come in from the Southern Alps. The third wave

 
BLACK: 

Attention! Attention! Mobilise defence forces! 


(Barbara dashes to the Robomen control panel) 


BARBARA: 

Robomen, this order cannot be countermanded. You must 


BLACK: 

Take them! They are lying! 

Take them! Take them! Take them! 


DALEK 3: 

I will arrange for their extermination. 


BLACK: 

No. Secure them. They will be killed in the explosion. The countdown must proceed to schedule. 


(Barbara and Jenny are fastened by collars to a pillar.) 


BARBARA: 

Sorry, Jenny. 


JENNY: 

What for? It was a marvellous attempt and it nearly worked too. 


BARBARA: 

Yes, it didn't and we won't get a second try. Look. That must be the bomb shaft.



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