Doctor Who (1963–1989): Season 3, Episode 6 - Temple of Secrets - full transcript

The TARDIS lands in the middle of the Trojan War, where the Doctor is mistaken for the god Zeus.

Are you wondering how healthy the food you are eating is? Check it -
You should be used
to tight spots by now!

Where are we? The end of the line.

No place like it.


You took me home.
Back to the morning after we left.

So you've only been gone about
twelve hours. No time at all, really!

But all the stuff we've done...
Shakespeare, New New York,
Old New York!

Yep. All in one night.

Relatively speaking. Everything
should be just as it was. Books,


So, back where you were. As promised.

This is it?

Yeah, I should probably, um...

'Hi, I'm out. Leave a message.'
I'm sorry.

Martha? Are you there?
Pick it up, will you?

It's Mum. It'll wait.

All right then. Pretend
that you're out, if you like.

I was only calling to say
that your sister's on TV.

On the news, of all things! Just
thought you might be interested.

The details are top secret.

How could Tish end up on the news?

But I can tell you that, tonight,
I will demonstrate a device...

She's got a new job.
PR for some research lab.

With the push of a single button,

I will change what it means

to be human!

Sorry. You were saying...

You should?

Yes, yes. I should.

One trip is what we said. Yeah.

I suppose things just,
kind of, escalated. Mmm.

Seems to happen to me a lot.

Thank you.

For everything.

It was my pleasure.



No, I'm sorry.

Did he say he was going to
change what it means to be human?

Are you sure it's safe? There were
some issues. They've been resolved.

Your concern is touching.

The people in that room will
represent billions of pounds
worth of potential investment.

Mr Saxon wants to be sure
they'll like what they see.

Don't worry. Our friend
will get his money's worth.

You wanted to see the guest
lists for tonight, Professor.

Yes, thank you, Letitia.

That's an interesting perfume.

What's it called? Soap.

Oh, black tie. Whenever I wear this,
something bad always happens.

That's not the outfit,
that's just you.

Anyway, I think it suits you...

in a James Bond kinda way.

James Bond? Really?

Oh, look, they've got nibbles!

I love nibbles.



You look great!

Impressive, isn't it? Very.

And two nights out in a row for you?

That's a social life! I'll end up
in all the gossip columns.

You should keep an eye out for
photographers. And Mum. She's
even dragging Leo along with her.

Leo? In black tie?

That I must see!

This is, er, The Doctor.


Is he with you? Yeah.

But he's not on the list.
How did he get in?

He's my plus one.

So, this Lazarus, he's your boss?

Professor Lazarus, yes.
I'm part of his executive staff.

She's in the PR department. I'm head
of the PR department, actually.

You're joking?!
I put this whole thing together.

So, do you know what the Professor's
going to be doing tonight?

That looks like it might be a
sonic micro-field manipulator.

He's a science geek. I should've
known. Got to get back to work now.

I'll catch up with you later.

That you're obsessively
enthusiastic about it.

Ah. Nice.

Your father's caused me enough
heartache already with his menopause
and his trophy girlfriend.

Yeah, Mum. It was just something
he said last night. Martha!


All right. What's the occasion?

What do you mean?

I'm just pleased to see you, that's
all. But you saw me last night.

I know, I just...missed you.

You're looking good, Leo.

If anyone asks me to fetch them
a drink, I'll swing for them.

You disappeared last night. I...

I just went home.

On your own?

This is a friend of mine,
The Doctor. Doctor what?

No, it's just The Doctor.

We've been doing some work together.

All right, mate? Lovely to meet you,
Mrs Jones. Heard a lot about you.

Have you? What have you heard, then?

Well, you know, that
your Martha's mother and...

Um, no, actually, that's about it.

We haven't had much time to chat,
you know? Been busy. Busy?
Doing what, exactly?


You know...stuff.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

I'm Professor Richard
Lazarus and tonight
I'm going to perform a miracle!

It is, I believe,
the most important advance
since Rutherford split the atom.

The biggest leap
since Armstrong stood on the moon.


you will watch and wonder.

But tomorrow,
you will wake to a world
which will be changed forever.

Something's wrong. It's overloading.

Somebody stop him!
Get him away from those controls!

If this thing goes up it, it'll
take the whole building with it!

Get it open!

Ladies and Gentlemen,

I am Richard Lazarus.

I am 76 years old.

And I am reborn!

He did it.

He actually did it!

That can't be the same guy.
It's impossible. It must be a trick.

Oh, it's not a trick.

I wish it were.

What just happened then?

He just changed
what it means to be human.

Excuse me.

That was the most astonishing thing
I've ever seen.

Look at you!

This is only the beginning.

We're not just making history,
we're shaping the future, too.

Think of the money we'll make!

People will sell their souls
to be transformed like that.

And I'll be first in line!


Richard! I'm famished.

Energy deficit. Always happens
with this kind of process.

You talk as if you see this
every day, Mr...? Doctor.

And no, not every day, but I
have some experience of this kind of
transformation. That's not possible.

Using hyper-sonic sound waves to
create a state of resonance?
That's inspired.

You understand the theory, then?

You couldn't possibly have allowed
for all the variables.

No experiment is
entirely without risk.

The thing nearly exploded! You might
as well have stepped into a blender!

You're not qualified to comment.

If I hadn't stopped it,
it would've exploded.

Then I thank you, Doctor. But
that's a simple engineering issue.

What happened inside the capsule was
exactly what was supposed to happen.

No more. No less.
You've no way of knowing that
until you've run proper tests.

Look at me! See what happened.
I'm all the proof you need.

The device will be properly
certified before we start to
operate commercially. Commercially?!

You are joking! That'll cause chaos.

Not chaos.

Change. A chance for
humanity to evolve, to improve.

This isn't about improving,
this is about you and your
customers living a little longer.

Not a little longer, Doctor,

a lot longer. Perhaps indefinitely.

Richard, we have things to discuss.

Upstairs. Goodbye, Doctor.

In a few years, you'll look back
and laugh at how wrong you were.

Ooh, he's out of his depth. He's no
idea the damage he might have done.

So what do we do now?

Now? Well, this building must
be full of laboratories,
I say we do our own tests.

Lucky I've just collected a DNA
sample then, isn't it? Oh, oh, oh!

Martha Jones, you're a star!

I grew up over there.

Tiny flat above a butcher's shop.

It'll have a blue plaque soon.

"Richard Lazarus lived here."

It's gone.

Destroyed in the war. The bombing.

Of course.

1940. Do you remember?

Night after night...



Fire storms.

My parents had sent me
to the country by then.

When the sirens went,
we'd go to the cathedral there.

People used to shelter in the crypt.

The living, cowering among the dead.

But look what you've built here now.

You've laid the foundations
for an empire.

An empire we can rule together.

What's wrong?


Look at yourself, woman.

Amazing. What?

Lazarus's DNA.

I can't see anything different.
Look at it.

Oh, my God! Did that just change?

But it can't have!

It did. It's impossible.
Two impossible things
we've seen so far tonight.

Don't you love it when that happens?

That means Lazarus has changed
his own molecular patterns.

Hyper-sonic sound waves to
destabilise the cell structure.

Then a metagenetic programme
to manipulate the coding.

He hacked into his own genes
and instructed them to rejuvenate.

But they're still mutating now.

Because he missed something.

Something in his DNA's been activated
and won't let him stabilise.

Something's trying to change him.

Change him into what? I don't know,
but I think we need to find out.

That woman said they
were going upstairs. Let's go.

It's me who made all this possible.

This is my triumph, and I will not
be denied. Not by you.

Not after everything I've done.

You backed me because you saw
profit. Your concern was financial.

You want the money as much as I do.

We had a plan.

When the device is ready,
I'll be rejuvenated too.

We could
be rich and young and together.

You think I'd waste
another lifetime on you?

Did that process make you
even more cruel?

No, my love,
that I learned from you.

You have a gift for it.

Then you'll know that I'll protect
my involvement in the project.

I'm sure
Mr Saxon will be interested.

What's going on?

It must just be...

What is it?

I'll be fine in a moment.

It's probably just cramp.


Is it some kind of seizure?

What should I do?

I don't understand what's happening.




Have you seen Martha and that
doctor anywhere?

Not since the demonstration.

Do you know anything about him? Has
she mentioned him before? Not to me.

The way she followed him.
She's a doctor just doing her job.
She's not a doctor yet.

Never will be if she
doesn't stay focused.

Look, she's found a bloke. So what?

There's something's going on, Leo.

I can feel it.

Letitia Jones!

I'd recognise the smell of
that soap anywhere! Professor.

I'm sorry, ladies and gentlemen,
you'll have to excuse me while
I take care of Letitia here.

I've been neglecting her.

This is his office, all right.

So where is he?

Don't know. Let's try back at the...

Is that Lady Thaw?

Used to be.

It's just a shell, had all the
life energy drained out of her.

Like squeezing the juice
out of an orange. Lazarus!

Could be. So he's changed already.

Not necessarily.
You saw the DNA, it was fluctuating.

The process must demand energy.
This might not have been enough.

So he might do this again? Mmm.

You seem very young to have
such a responsible position.
Have you much experience?

Not really,
but the interview panel thought
I had all the necessary attributes.

How perceptive of them.

So, where are you taking me? Up
to the roof. It's a lovely evening.

I thought I would show you the view.
It's extraordinary.

Like a lot of things
round here, then.


I can't see him.
He can't be far. Keep looking.

Hey, you all right, Marth?
I think Mum wants to talk to you.

Have you seen Lazarus anywhere?
Well, he was getting cosy with Tish
a couple of minutes ago.

With Tish?! Ah, Doctor.

Where did they go?
Upstairs, I think. Why?

Doctor... I'm speaking to you!
Not now, Mum!

I think you need one of these.

Thank you. That's very kind of you.

Do you know that man?

No. He's a friend of my daughter's.

Perhaps she should choose
her friends more carefully.

Where are they? The fluctuating
DNA'll give off an energy signature.

I might be able to pick it up.

Got him. Where?

But this is the top floor. The roof!

That clock tower is beautiful,
all lit up like that.

It's Southwark Cathedral, one
of the oldest churches in London.

Been around even longer than I have.

You're looking pretty
good for your age!

Thank you.

Can I...?

Of course.

I still can't take it in.

I'm still adjusting, myself.

I've been working toward it
for so many years.

It's hard to believe
the moment's finally arrived.

And is it like you expected?

I find that nothing's ever
exactly like you expect.

There's always
something to surprise you.

"Between the idea and the reality,
between the motion and the act."

"..Falls the shadow."

So, the mysterious Doctor
knows his Eliot. I'm impressed.

Martha? Tish, get away from him!
What? Don't tell me what to do.

You had time for poetry, Lazarus,
even being so busy defying the laws
of nature? You're right, Doctor.

One lifetime's been too short
for me to do everything I'd like.

How much more I'll get done
in two or three or four.
It doesn't work like that.

Some people live more
in 20 years than others do in 80.

It's not the time that matters,
it's the person.

But if it's the right person,

what a gift that would be!
Or what a curse.

Look at what you've done to yourself.

Who are you to judge me?

Over here, Tish. You have to spoil
everything, don't you?

Every time I find someone nice,
you have to try and find fault.

He's a monster! The age thing's
a bit freaky, but it works
for Catherine Zeta Jones!


What is that?



Are you OK? I was gonna snog him!


Security one. Security one.

Security one.

What's happening? An intrusion.

It triggers a security lockdown,
kills most of the power, stops
the lifts, seals the exits.

He must be breaking
through that door.

The stairs, come on!


He's inside!
We haven't got much time.

Tish, is there another way out?
There's an exit in the corner,
but it'll be locked now. Martha!

Setting 54. Hurry.

Listen to me!

You people are in serious danger. You
need to get out of here right now!

The biggest danger here
is choking on an olive!



Mum, get back!

Over here! This way. Everyone
down the stairs, now! Hurry!

No! Get away from her!





Leave them alone!

Martha. Come on, stay with me.

What's the point? You can't control
it. The mutation is too strong.

Killing those people won't help you.
You're a fool.

A vain, old man
who thought he could defy nature.

Only Nature got her
own back, didn't she?

You're a joke, Lazarus!

A footnote in the history of failure.


What's the Doctor doing? He's trying
to buy us some time. Leo,
focus on me. Let me see your eyes.

He's got concussion. Mum,
you'll need to help him downstairs.

This'll keep the swelling down.

Go, I'll be right behind you.

Tish, move!
We need to get out of here.

It's no good, Doctor.

You can't stop me.

Is that the same arrogance you
had when you swore that nothing
had gone wrong with your device?

The arrogance is yours. You
can't stand in the way of progress.

You call feeding on
innocent people progress?

You're delusional!

It is a necessary sacrifice!

That's not your decision to make.

We're trapped!
There must be an over-ride switch.
Where's the security desk? Tish!



Oh. Hello.

I've got to go back.

You can't! You saw what that
thing did. It'll kill you.
I don't care. I have to go.

It's that Doctor, isn't it?

That's what's happened to you.
That's why you've changed.

He was buying us time, Martha.

Time for you to get out too.
I'm not leaving him.




More hide and seek, Doctor?

How disappointing.


Why don't you come out and face me?
Have you looked in the mirror lately?

Why would I want to face that, hmm?

What are you doing here?
Thought you might need this.
How did you...?

Heard the explosion. I blasted
Lazarus. Did you kill him?

More, sort of, annoyed him, I'd say.

She'll be all right.

The Doctor and her,
they'll look out for each other.

She turned her back on us,

went in there with that thing.

For him.

He must be some guy.

Maybe she loves him.

She just met him!

Is your daughter still in there
with The Doctor? Do you know him?

He's dangerous.

There are things you should know.

What things?


What now?
We've just gone round in a circle.

We can't lead him outside.
Come on, get in.

Are we hiding?

No, he knows we're here,
but this is his masterpiece.

I'm betting he won't destroy it,
not even to get at us.

But we're trapped. Well, yeah,
that is a slight problem.

You mean you don't have a plan? Yes.
The plan was to get inside here.

Then what? Well, then
I'd come up with another plan.

In your own time, then.

Hey! Sorry, sorry, sorry.

Ah. Here we are.
What are you going to do with that?



I still don't understand where
that thing came from. Is it alien?

No. For once, it's
strictly human in origin.

Human? How can it be human?

Probably from dormant genes in
Lazarus's DNA. This reactivated them.

Now it looks like they're becoming
dominant. So it's a throwback.

Some option that evolution rejected
millions of years ago.
But the potential is still there,

locked away in your genes, forgotten,
until Lazarus unlocked it by mistake.
It's like Pandora's box.

Exactly. Nice shoes, by the way.


Doctor, what's happening?
He's switched the machine on.

That's not good, is it? I was hoping
it would to take him a bit longer.

I don't want to hurry you, but...
I know, I know. Nearly done.
Well, what are you doing?

Setting the capsule to reflect energy
rather than receive it.
Will that kill him?

When he transforms, he's three times
the size, spreading himself thin.

We're going to end up like him!
Just one more.

I thought we were going to go
through the blender then.

It really shouldn't take that long
just to reverse the polarity.

I must be a bit out of practice.

He seems so....

human again.

It's kind of pitiful.

Eliot saw that too.
"This is the way the world ends

"Not with a bang, but a whimper."

She's here! Oh, she's all right!

Mrs Jones!
We still haven't finished our chat.

Keep away from my daughter.
Mum, what are you doing?

Always the mothers! Every time!

He's dangerous.
I've been told things.

What are you talking about?

Look around you.
Nothing but death and destruction.
This isn't his fault.

He saved us. All of us!

And it was Tish who invited everyone
to this thing in the first place.

So I'd say, technically,
it was her fault.


Leave him.


Not you, too.


Lazarus, back from the dead.

Should've known, really.
Where's he gone?

That way.

The church. Cathedral.

It's Southwark Cathedral.

He told me.

Do you think he's in here?
Where would you go, if you
were looking for sanctuary?


I came here before.

A lifetime ago.

I thought I was going to die then.

In fact, I was sure of it.

I sat here...

just a child.

The sound of planes
and bombs outside. The Blitz.

You've read about it? I was there.

You're too young.

So are you.


In the morning, the fires had died,

but I was still alive.

I swore I'd never face
death like that again... defenceless.

I would arm myself, fight back.

Defeat it.

That's what you were trying to
do today? That's what I DID today.

What about the other people who died?
They were nothing.

I changed the course of history.

Any of them might've done too.
You think history is only
made with equations?

Facing death is part of being human.

You can't change that. No, Doctor.

Avoiding death, that's being human.

It's our strongest impulse, to cling
to life with every fibre of being.

I'm only doing what everyone
before me has tried to do.

I've simply been more successful.


Look at yourself. You're mutating.

You've no control over it. You call
that a success? I call it progress.

I'm more now than I was.

More than just an ordinary human.

There is no such thing
as an ordinary human.

He's going to change
again any minute.

I know. If I could get him up into
the bell tower somehow, I've an idea
that might work. Up there?

You're so sentimental, Doctor.

Maybe you are older than you look.

I'm old enough to know that a longer
life isn't always a better one.

In the end, you just get tired.

Tired of the struggle.

Tired of losing everyone
that matters to you.

Tired of watching everything...
turn to dust.

If you live long enough, Lazarus,

the only certainty left
is that you'll end up alone.

That's a price worth paying.

Is it?


I will feed soon.

I'm not going to let that happen.

You've not been able to stop me
so far! Leave him, Lazarus.

He's old and bitter.

I thought you had a taste
for fresher meat? Martha, no!

What are you doing? Keeping you out
of trouble. Doctor. The tower!


Did you hear that?

He's changed again. Keep moving.
We've got to lead him up.

Where are they?


Doctor! Take him to the very top
of the bell tower! Do you hear me?

Up to the top?
Martha? And then what?

Martha, come on!

Hyper-sonic sound waves. Inspired.

There's nowhere else to go.

This is where he said to bring him.
So then we're not trapped. We're
bait! He knows what he's doing.

We have to trust him. Ladies!

Stay behind me.

If he takes me, make a run for it.
Head back down the stairs. You
should have time. But... Just do it!


I hope there's a good
acoustics in here!




Get away from her!


We need to turn this up to eleven!


I've got you! Hold on!


I'm OK.

We're both OK!

Thanks. It's your Doctor
you should be thanking.

I told you he'd think of something.

He cut it a bit fine, though! He
always does. It's more fun that way.

Who is he?


He's the Doctor.

I didn't know you could play.

Oh, well, if you hang around
with Beethoven, you're
bound to pick a few things up.

Especially about playing loud.


Something else that just
kind of escalated, then.

I can see a pattern developing. You
should take more care in the future.

And the past. And whatever other
time period you find yourself in.

It's been fun, though, hasn't it?

So what do you say, one more trip?

No. Sorry. What do you mean?
I thought you liked it?

I do, but I can't go on like this.

"One more trip." It's not fair.
What are you talking about?

I don't want to be just a
passenger any more, someone that
you take along for a treat.

If that's how you still see me,
well then, I'd rather stay here.

OK, then. If that's what you want.

Right. Well, we've already
said goodbye once today.

It's probably best if you just go.

What is it?

What? I said, OK. Sorry?


Oh, thank you! Thank you!

Well, you were never really
"just a passenger", were you?

'Hi, I'm out leave a message.'

Martha? It's your mother.

'Please phone me back.

'I'm begging you,
I know who this Doctor really is.

'I know he's dangerous.
You're gonna get yourself killed.

'Please, trust me, this information
comes from Harold Saxon himself.

'You're not safe.'

We need a time lord.

Martha, you trust me, don't you? Of
course. Cos it all depends on you.

I mean it this time.
Tell me about it!


It all took
place in the future. ..Whoa!

God help him! Doctor, what do we do?

Don't look away, and don't... RUN!

Doctor! What exactly do you do
for him? Why does he need you?

Martha! Was someone kissing me?

He's fire and ice.

And rage. He's like the night,

and the storm in
the heart of the sun.

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