EXT, A BURNED OUT CITY, NIGHT
The camera is trained on a scene of mass chaos. Daleks are
everywhere, as are even more Ogron and Robomen foot soldiers.
Bombed out ruins are prominent in the foreground. It is
raining, and thunder and lightening are present. Also, in the
background, can be heard the sounds of distant small arms fire.
EXT, SEVERAL VEHICLES AMID THE RUINS
The camera settles on a line of vehicles stopped because of the
weather. Most are rugged, thickly armored affairs with heavy
weapons prominent, or troop transports of some kind. However,
the camera soon settles on one small, insignificant vehicle,
almost forgotten in the hustle and bustle.
INT, SMALL VEHICLE
The camera is now looking in at the vehicle, starting on the
passenger (camera left) side. Sitting in the vehicle in the
front passenger seat with a dim light shining on him is THE
MASTER, who looks very disconcerted.
The camera then starts to pan from left to right, to reveal the
rest of the group inside the vehicle. Behind THE MASTER sits
PSYCHO NYSSA, calmly pointing THE MASTER's own TCE device at
his head. Beside them both and sitting behind the vehicle
controls is ADRIC, who is carefully looking outside the front
window at the mess outside. Each of them is quiet.
The small vehicle with the three can be seen on the left side
of the screen in the foreground. On the right and coming
towards the camera from behind the vehicle is DALEK #1. The
eyestalk on this Dalek is shuttling from side to side, looking
things over and periodically issuing orders at the weary Ogrons
in the convoy, all of whom seem to be ignoring it completely.
MOVE! THIS CON-VOY MUST MOVE IM-MED-I-ATE-LY!! THE DAL-EK
RACE WILL NOT BE STOPPED!! MOVE!
As DALEK #1 says the latter, its eyestalk momentarily shuttles
toward ADRIC before continuing on along the vehicle side.
THIS CON-VOY MUST....
Suddenly, the Dalek stops what it is saying, as it suddenly
realizes that something appears to be just a tad wrong.
Slowly, it turns its eyestalk back toward the being in the
EXT, SMALL VEHICLE
ADRIC stares back at the Dalek with a completely neutral look.
INT, SMALL VEHICLE (ADRIC POV)
The Dalek starts agitating excitedly.
AT-TEN-TION!! HU-MAN IN-TRU-DORS!! AT-TEN.....!!!
ADRIC has seen enough. He guns the vehicle straight into the
Dalek, then turns away into the bombed out city. No one
bothers to even pursue him. As he does so, the first bars of
music can be heard (Burning Bridges, by Mike Curb
INT, THIS TIME ROUND
The bar is in a shambles. The sound of gunfire and fighting
can be heard in the distance. A number of the usual denizens
are present, but all are huddled to the ground or otherwise
taking cover. It is obvious that a huge battle is being waged
outside, which everyone is trying to avoid.
ADRIC has sit THE MASTER down at a seat. A couple surviving
members of the ADF have their guns trained on the timelord.
ADRIC is examining a briefcase THE MASTER was carrying. His
attention settles on some data discs. He pops the data discs
into a portable reader, and examines the read out.
Tsk, tsk, tsk. And what's all this stuff, I wonder...
(trying to sound suave and confident)
Just passes and letters of transport through the Dalek lines.
ADRIC shuffles through some of the discs, then looks up.
Hey, Zoe? Can you come over here for a moment?
(to THE MASTER)
Selling us out again, I see. What, have you and the Daleks
come to another understanding?
THE MASTER fidgets.
Yes, something like that.
So, going to tell us what the Daleks have got you doing?
Not particularly, no.
One of the ADF troopers cocks their weapon.
Oh, just overseeing the transport of some necessary
ADRIC looks at him dubiously.
Yes, files... clerical...
ADRIC gives him a "you've got to be shitting me" look.
Clerical, huh? (Pause) So, mind telling me what you were doing
Oh, perhaps I was looking for some power modules for my TARDIS.
I can't move, after all, without my TARDIS...
ZOE arrives. ADRIC hands her the portable reader.
You can read Dalek machine code, right? (indicating data
discs) Translate some of this for me, will 'ya?
ADRIC looks once more into the briefcase and finds several
heavy bars. He starts to examine them. THE MASTER looks at
What are these?
Uh, lead bars.
Uh, yes. The bag was suppose to be dropped into the water when
captured. Er, um, unfortunately, you surprised me...
(looking at reader)
All of this has something to do with materials for a prototype
of some kind of anti-Cybermen weapon. Codename is
As ZOE reads, ADRIC gives one of the bars a very close look.
Suddenly, he notices that some of the grey is scratched off...
and beneath is something very shiny and gold colored. ADRIC
suddenly realizes what it is he is holding. ZOE continues.
(looking at reader)
ADRIC looks up from the bar.
That's enough, Zoe.
He shuts the reader down before Zoe can read any more.
ADRIC ignores her. Instead, he turns back to THE MASTER, who
now knows that ADRIC has figured something out. For a moment
ADRIC considers what to do. Then he points to a table off to
one side, and man-handles THE MASTER in that direction.
Come along, timelord. I think we'd like to have a few words
As he escorts THE MASTER, he passes PSYCHO NYSSA.
Uh, Nys. Could you please hand me that bottle of Brandy over
PSYCHO NYSSA looks at him as if he were crazy.
What do you want to give the good brandy to _him_ for, Swamp
Never mind, just give me the Brandy, will 'ya?
I must protest... this is no way to treat an important
character such as...
Sure it is, timelord. You and I, we're just going to have a
ADRIC starts to pour a glass out for THE MASTER. A really,
really, big glass.
A nice, sociable drink...
INT, A STOCK ROOM
This stock room is situated in a building far behind the front
lines. Some UNIT personnel can be seen, but mostly it's just
a place where large amounts of ammunition and supplies have
The stock room is filled with various items, not all of which
are what you would expect to find in a supply depot. Besides
guns and ammo can be seen numerous bottles of alcohol, a few
racy magazines, and a Confederate flag. Country music can be
heard being piped in from somewhere. In the middle of the room
is a man sitting at a table (NUMBER ONE). In front of NUMBER
ONE is a box of jewelry, which he is currently closely
examining with a jewelers eyeglass. Also visible in the room
is another person, who is quietly moving boxes around.
ADRIC goes up to the man at the table.
(still examining jewelry)
Yeah, whaddya want?
I want to talk to you for a couple of minutes.
NUMBER ONE stops what he is doing, and looks up at ADRIC
ADRIC sits down on some boxes.
I have this deal I've been working on, thought you might be
interested in helping me out.
Oh? What kind of deal?
ADRIC glances pointedly at the other person in the room.
A _private_ deal.
(To other guy in room)
Hey, Darren. Go get yourself a haircut.
DARREN nods and leaves the room. NUMBER ONE starts putting the
Heard the Docs have got themselves a yacht and are taking it to
ADRIC nods in the affirmative. NUMBER ONE shakes his head.
What the hell does he need a yacht for? What's he going to
_do_ with a yacht?
Who cares, so long as it keeps him out of our hair for a few
NUMBER ONE looks ADRIC over critically.
OK, kiddo. What is it? What is it you want?
Well, to start off with.... I need fifteen plasma rifles, two
50k energy cannons, two rocket launchers, and enough food and
power packs to keep a squad of Companions in the field for
Oh. Is that all?
No. I also need the intelligence reports for this entire
sector and I need them all within the next two hours.
That's nice. And what's in it for me?
A piece of the action.
What kind of action?
ADRIC pulls one of the gold bars from out of his knapsack. He
hands it over to NUMBER ONE, who is very impressed.
WHOA!! Come to daddy!
NUMBER ONE looks it over, puts it on a scale, then picks up a
Hey, Izzy? Yeah, it's me. Look, can you get me the price of
gold on the Gallifrey exchange? Yeah, now, and hurry it up..
NUMBER ONE puts down the communicator and begins weighing the
How many more where this came from?
NUMBER ONE's eyes begin to bulge.
140,000?!?? _140,000_?!!!! Kid, have yourself a bottle of
booze, you're beautiful!! (checking readout on scale) Where is
In a bank.
NUMBER ONE stops what he's doing, and turns to ADRIC.
A bank? You're getting pretty ambitious there, kid. I mean, I
know you're pissed off at the Docs and all, but do you really
think you can blow a bank and get away with it?
It's behind enemy lines.
NUMBER ONE contemplates that bit of information.
Behind enemy lines... this could be the perfect crime!
The communicator beeps. NUMBER ONE picks it up.
Yeah... yeah, right Izzy... (writing something down on paper)
Ok, I got it. Thanks!
NUMBER ONE does some quick calculations. Then he whistles.
Sixty million credits. SIXTY MILLION CREDITS!!!
What else do you need?
Suddenly, a voice from above (FITZ) sounds.
You can probably use some armor!
Francois have orders. This bank not fall into hands of Doctor
Of course not. It's not going to fall into the Doctor's hands.
It's going to fall into _our_ hands. You see, we're just
something of a private enterprise operation here.
But... you all mostly Companion people...
No, we're not quite, not this time. (pause) Do you know what's
inside that bank?
FRANCOIS nods negatively.
There's six hundred million credits worth of gold in that bank.
FRANCOIS's eyes start to bulge.
That's about six-point-two-seven-eight _Billion_ Ogron
FRANCOIS's eyes bulge even farther. He looks at the three in
And just so you understand, all you have to do to get an equal
share of that money is to crank that turret around, and blow a
hole through that door...
--excerpts from "Adric's Heroes"