Doctor Who (1963–1989): Season 9, Episode 26 - The Time Monster: Episode Six - full transcript

The Doctor enters the labyrinth to try and protect Jo from the minotaur but the Master has seized control of Atlantis and prepares to summon Kronos again.

Open the door and let me out!


DALIOS: What is it?
CRITO: Come back!

Forgive me, Lord King, forgive me!

- Tell us, child.
- Your pardon, lord.

Lord Hippias and the High Priest
have gone into the lair of the Guardian

- followed by the Lady Jo!
- What?

Seize this intruder!

Sorry to hold you up like this, Krasis,
but I need that key!

Jo? Jo? Jo?

Jo, where are you?

Stay back!




- Doctor, are you all right?
- Yes. Look out, Jo!


Hippias! He saved my life.

I'm afraid he's dead, Jo.

The crystal!
It's the crystal of Kronos!

There you are, Jo.

That's what all the fuss
has been about.

It's beautiful

but at the same time, horrible.

- It gives me a funny feeling.
- Well, cheer up, Jo.

Now that we've found the crystal,
the Master's little game is at an end.

Not quite!
The game is just beginning.

A pity you will not live
to see the end.

And that's where
you're mistaken, Krasis.

And if you value your own life,
you will take me to see the King, now!

But I am the King.

Oh, didn't he tell you?

(CHUCKLES) Oh, he's a jolly fellow,
our friend, Krasis. He loves a joke.

Does he really?

A complete success,
our little palace revolution.

What happened to King Dalios?

Why, certainly.

And treated honourably.

Even though Dalios is an old man,
the King is still the King.

And now it appears that
I have to thank you both.

What for?

For giving me the crystal.

You don't mean to say that
you still intend going ahead...

Tomorrow you will both receive
a suitable reward,

an introduction
to the mighty Kronos.

And this time, Doctor,
there will be no mistake.

I wouldn't count on that.

Right, lady, I have a lot to do
so you must leave me, too.

Must I, indeed?

You would question my decision?

Perhaps. It depends
what you mean to do.

You must learn to obey, my love.

To do my will.

To carry out my commands
without question, like a soldier.

You mean like a servant girl?

And you must learn, my love,
that Galleia is a queen.

DOCTOR: Any luck?

Funnily enough,
they didn't include Atlantean chains

in my escapology course.


No, it's no good.

Doctor, what are we going to do?

Well, we'll just have to
play it by ear, won't we?

What happens
if the Master wins?

Well, the whole of creation is very
delicately balanced in cosmic terms, Jo.

If the Master opens the floodgates
of Kronos's power,

all order and all structure
will be swept away

and nothing will be left but chaos.

Makes it seem so
pointless, really, doesn't it?

I felt like that once
when I was young.

It was the blackest day of my life.


Ah, well, that's another story.
I'll tell you about it one day.

The point is that day was not only
my blackest, it was also my best.

Hmm? Well, what do you mean?

Well, when I was a little boy,
we used to live in a house

that was perched halfway
up the top of a mountain.

And behind our house,

there sat under a tree an old man.
A hermit, a monk.

He'd lived under this tree for
half his lifetime, so they said,

and had learnt the secret of life.

So, when my black day came,
I went and asked him to help me.

And he told you the secret?
Well, what was it?

Well, I'm coming to that, Jo,
in my own time.

Ah, I'll never forget
what it was like up there.

All bleak and cold, it was.

A few bare rocks with some weeds
sprouting from them

and some pathetic little patches
of sludgy snow.

It was just grey.

Grey, grey, grey.

Well, the tree the old man sat under
was ancient and twisted,

and the old man himself was...

He was as brittle and dry
as a leaf in the autumn.

But what did he say?

Nothing. Not a word.

He just sat there silently,

and he listened whilst I poured out
my troubles to him.

I was too unhappy
even for tears, I remember.

And when I'd finished, he lifted
a skeletal hand and he pointed.

- Do you know what he pointed at?
- No.

A flower.

One of those little weeds.
Just like a daisy, it was.

Well, I looked at it for a moment

and suddenly I saw it through his eyes.

It was simply glowing with life,
like a perfectly cut jewel,

and the colours...

The colours were
deeper and richer

than anything you can
possibly imagine.

Yes, it was the daisiest daisy
I'd ever seen.

And that was the secret of life?
A daisy?

(SCOFFS) Honestly, Doctor!

Oh, yes, I laughed too
when I first heard it.

So, later, I got up
and I ran down that mountain

and I found that the rocks
weren't grey at all.

They were red, brown, purple and gold.

And those pathetic
little patches of sludgy snow,

they were shining white.

Shining white in the sunlight.

You still frightened, Jo?

No, not as much as I was.

That's good.

I'm sorry
I brought you to Atlantis.

I'm not.

Thank you.


Inside, old man!

I demand to be taken
to the Lady Galleia!

You'll do as you're told.

How dare you lay your hands on me?
I shall see the Queen!

Out of my way, slave!


Dalios! Dalios!

(WEAKLY) Who would have thought it?

My sweet Queen...

Is the Master responsible for this?


But 'tis no matter. Come close.

- What is it?
- There's so little time. So little.

I tell you the vision of a dying man.

Atlantis is doomed.

You are a true philosopher.

The world must be...

must be saved!

And you are the one to do it.

The only one.

Who'd have thought it?

My lovely Galleia...

DOCTOR: Dalios!


We won't fail you, Dalios.




The Lady Galleia, Queen of Atlantis,
now speaks.


Brethren of the Council,
my faithful few.

Our troubles are now at an end.

No longer shall we fret beneath
the hand of an old, defeated king.

I shall present to you
his holiness,

the most venerable Lord Master.



- Quite above himself, isn't he?
- Silence!

Greetings to you, my brothers.

I grieve to see
the Council is so small.

And yet I rejoice that you,
the few who have put me here,

have come to claim
your just reward.

Today, you shall see
the mighty one himself,

Kronos, the most terrible.


Krasis, the High Priest,
will assist me.

Prepare, Krasis.

What happened
to the rest of the Council?

- Yes, where are they?
- Are they alive?

The point is academic, Doctor.

In a few moments,
it'll be of no further interest to you.

Then satisfy my curiosity now.

Are they indeed alive,

or are they dead like King Dalios?

- The King is unharmed!
- The King is dead, Madam!

It's true. We were there
when he died this morning.

You were there?

You saw him?

Is this true?

Is this true?

Is the Lord Dalios, your King,
no longer alive?

Answer me!

He died this morning.
He was an old man.

And you were responsible
for his death!

GUARD: Quiet!

You promised.

I promised you power
and you shall have it.

Power to realise your most
ambitious dreams!

You promised
he should not be harmed!

He was an old man,
and he was stubborn!

Oh, you!

Seize him! Seize him!

Krasis, the switch!

No, stop him! Stop him!

Kronos! I, the Master, welcome you!


I, the Master,
bid you do my will!


I command you
to destroy this man!

Do you hear me?
I command you!

I order you to obey!

He'll never obey you! Don't you
understand yet what you've done?

He's uncontrollable!


Jo! Jo, come back!

Jo! Jo!

Come back, Jo! Come back! Jo! Jo!


Galleia, release me!




There, Miss Grant.

I think we've seen
the last of the Doctor.

Buried for all time
under the ruins of Atlantis.


You know,
I'm going to miss him.

- He's not finished. I just know it!
- Of course he is.

No, you're the one who's finished!

Do you think that that creature
out there will ever let you control it?

I do so already.

He came when I called,
you saw that yourself.

Like a tiger comes
when he hears a lamb bleating.

Nicely put, my dear.

You know, that was worthy of
the late lamented Doctor himself.


You know, I could kick myself for not
having polished him off long ago.

(CHUCKLING) Just think of the future.

Dominion over all time and all space.

Absolute power forever!

And no Doctor to ruin things for me.


- Don't worry, Jo.
- Doctor!

I'll soon sort him out for you.



Well, you must be as indestructible
as that wretched Tardis of yours.

And how exactly do you propose
to sort me out?

By making you see reason,
and making you destroy that crystal.

Huh? Why should I?

I have my Tardis,
I have Kronos and I have Miss Grant.

Now, my reason tells me
that I hold all the cards.

Ah, there's one card
that you've forgotten.

- Huh?
- The trump card.

I could stop you
whenever I please.

You are bluffing, Doctor.

Am I? How about time ram?

Time ram?

You couldn't do it
in that old crock!

The two Tardises are operating
on the same frequency,

and our controls are locked together.
See for yourself.



You know what'll happen if that control
goes over the safety limit, don't you?

Tell him, Jo.

The two Tardises occupy
exactly the same space and time

and that means that you...

I know very well what it means!

- Do you?
- Yes! Oblivion.

Top of the class. Extinction.

Total annihilation for you,
the Tardis and the crystal.

And for you and Miss Grant.

Oh, yes, of course.

But by then, Kronos will be free
and the universe will be saved.

Very well. Go ahead.

- What?
- Go ahead. Time ram!

You can't be serious?

Do you think I'm going to
dance to the Doctor's tune

like some performing poodle?

Look, Doctor,
you want to stop me? Try!

Very well. Goodbye, Jo.

JO: Goodbye.


Well? Why have you stopped?

To give you one last chance.

Nonsense! You can't bring yourself
to destroy her. Now, admit it!

It's that fatal weakness of yours,
Doctor, pity, compassion!


You know, for a moment there,
you almost had me believing you.

Don't listen to him, Doctor!

Think of all those millions of people
who'll die!

Think of all those millions of people
who'll never be born.

Do it, Doctor, quickly!

But, Jo, there may be another way.

Of course there is.
The way to unimaginable glory!

Goodbye, Doctor!

- Don't do it!
- No!

JO: Too late!


(SOFTLY) Doctor...





Jo. You all right?

I'm fine.
Dead, of course, but I'm fine.


What are you talking about?
You're no more dead than I am.

Well, that's just it.
I mean, that's what I mean.

I mean, you're dead, too,
and so is the Master.

And I suppose
we're all in heaven?

Yeah, or somewhere.
Hey, come take a look.

Come on.

Groovy, isn't it?

Yes. Yes, it's fascinating.

But somehow I don't think
we're in heaven.

Well, where are we, then?

Well, that's just it.
I don't know myself.

You shouldn't have put us
into time ram, Jo.

In any case,
I was just about to do it myself.

- Oh, really?
- Now, look, Jo, I...


No, not really.


DOCTOR: Greetings.


Your courtesy is always
so punctilious, Doctor.

You know me?

Of old.

Well, you must forgive me, but, um...
I can't quite place you.

I am Kronos.

You? But you're a girl.

Well, shapes mean nothing.

But a little while ago you were a...
a raging monster and an evil destroyer.

I can be all things,
a destroyer, a healer, a creator.

I'm beyond good and evil
as you know it.

Well, where exactly are we?

On the boundary of
your reality and mine.

You brought yourselves here.

DOCTOR: Oh, yes, the time ram.

At the moment of impact,
I was released.

That saved you and took you
to the threshold of being.

(SIGHS) Well, what now?

I owe you a debt of gratitude
nothing could repay.

What would you wish?

- To go home?
- In the Tardis?

You shall.

- Thank you.
- But what about the Master?

He stays.

And what will happen to him?

Torment, of course!

The pain he has given so freely
will be returned to him, in full.

No! Doctor, please!

Please help me, I can't bear it!
Please, Doctor, please!

Mighty Kronos, may I ask
one last favour of you?

Name it.

His life, his freedom.

He made a prisoner of me.

Yes, I know.

But would you allow us to
deal with him in our way?

I do not understand you,

but if that is your desire,
so let it be.

Thank you, Doctor.

Don't thank me.
You're coming back to Earth with us.

Yes, of course.



Kronos! Stop him!
Stop him! Kronos!

You asked for him to be given
his freedom, he has it.

Here we go again.


Come on, baby Benton.
Come on, get it down you.

RUTH: What are you
feeding him on now?


The remains of my lunchtime sandwiches
mashed up with some cold tea.

Well, stop playing mothers and fathers
and come give me a hand.

- I think I'm nearly there.
- What are you trying to do?

Well, if I'm on the beam,

we should be able to close up
the gap in time for good.

- Right. Switch on, Stu.
- Okay.

(SIGHING) But why?
I mean, why did you even ask?

Jo, would you condemn anybody
to an eternity of torment,

even the Master?

No. No, I guess I wouldn't.

No. Well, neither would I.

Even though he was responsible
for the destruction of Atlantis.

It's so terrible, though,
when you think about it,

all those people.


Right, Jo, we're about to
land back in Cambridge.

Just think, it all happened
3,500 years ago.

3.0, 3.5, 4.0...


STUART: Suffering catfish!
RUTH: Increasing power.

- But Ruth, look!
- Yes, it must be the Doctor.

Now, concentrate, Stu.
Increasing power!

4.5, 5.0...

RUTH: Isolate matrix scanner.
STUART: 5.5, check!

- What's going on here?
- 6.0, 6.5, 7.0...

See if it's working, Stu.

STUART: Hey! Yes, it is!
RUTH: Good.

It seems to be
working a bit too well.

It's running away again.

Ruth, everybody, get down.
It's going to go up!

You'll just have to start
right at the beginning again.

No, I couldn't.
Not without the professor.

Just as well, I guess.

Well, it's done its job.
Everything's now back to normal.

Right, stand quite still, everyone!

Uh... Where's the Master?

A very good question, Brigadier.

Doctor, glad to see you're back.

Miss Grant, what on earth are you
doing in that extraordinary get-up?

And where, for heaven's sake,
is Sergeant Benton?

The baby! We forgot the baby!

Would somebody please mind telling me
exactly what's happening around here?