Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Series 3: Mission to the Unknown

Jeff Garvey is lying on the ground. He wakes and sits up. He twists his face in agony and when the pain passes he stands. He starts repeating “Kill, kill.” Meanwhile Marc Cory and Gordon Lowery are attempting to repair their ship, it isn’t going very well. Lowery is wondering why Cory landed on the planet Kembel in the first place. They are also wondering where Garvey is.

Garvey is watching the two men working on the ship, still repeating “kill, kill.” He keeps behind the ship to make sure that neither of the men sees him. Garvey raises his gun to fire at Lowery, but Cory shoots Garvey first. Garvey is in a lot of pain and then lies still. Cory pulls a long Varga thorn out of Garvey from behind the ear. He says be careful to Lowery because if he stung himself on it he would have to kill him too.

Cory and Lowery go into the spaceship leaving Garvey's body. Garvey’s hand begins to twitch and hair starts to grow all over his body and so do Varga thorns. He is becoming a Varga plant. Cory has a license to kill from the Space Security Service and he enlists Lowery to help him. Cory explains that the Daleks have been gaining control of many planets and that a Dalek space ship was spotted in the Solar System.

Garvey is twitching with life as spines are growing all over his body. Cory tries to contact the rendezvous ship, but they can’t get through and now it has dawned upon Cory and Lowery that they can’t repair the ship. Cory believes the Daleks have a base on Kembel and that is why he and Lowery are there. He also explains that the Varga plant is native to the Daleks' home planet Skaro and that you become a Varga plant if you prick yourself on it. This is another reason why the Daleks could be there. There are Daleks on Kembel!

In the Dalek city on Kembel, the Dalek Supreme waits to be updated on the latest developments. He is updated and told that the representatives from the seven planets will be arriving soon and their meeting can start. He also tells a Dalek to destroy Cory and Lowery.

Cory and Lowery are observed by three Varga plants. Lowery is making a rescue beacon. Elsewhere, in the Kembel jungle the Daleks are discussing tactics on how to exterminate the humans. Cory and Lowery however are more concerned with the Varga plants than the Daleks. Lowery continues to make the rescue beacon. A spaceship flies above them and the Daleks are planning something big.

Lowery finishes the rescue beacon and just needs to record a message. Cory and Lowery notice something moving in the jungle and duck behind some bushes four Daleks glide into the landing area. They destroy Lowery’s space ship. Cory and Lowery head deeper into the jungle and Lowery discovers a Varga thorn deeply embedded in his hand, he pulls it out and frantically attempts to suck out the poison. They continue to walk deeper into the jungle.

In the Dalek city, the representatives from the seven galaxies have gathered in a conference room. They are worried about the humans, they believe they are hostile, but the Daleks assure them that the humans will be dealt with. The representatives all agree with a treaty the Daleks have written and that they will conquer Earth first.

Lowery is in pain and is still trying to suck the Varga poison out of his hand. He realises that Varga spines are growing all over his body and quickly covers them when he hears Cory returning. Cory heard what the Daleks said on the loudspeaker and he realises that Lowery is becoming a Varga plant. He kills Lowery. Cory then picks up the rescue beacon and starts recording his message.

Elsewhere in the jungle a Dalek says that they must kill the humans. Cory is surrounded by Daleks and is exterminated; the beacon and the message, however survive. All the representatives pledge an alliance to the Dalek cause and start to repeat “Victory.”

Guest stars
Barry Jackson — Jeff Garvey
Edward de Souza — Marc Cory
Jeremy Young — Gordon Lowery
Robert Cartland — Malpha
David Graham, Peter Hawkins — Dalek voices
Robert Jewell, Kevin Manser, John Scott Martin, Gerald Taylor — Dalek operators

Production
Writer Terry Nation
Director Derek Martinus
Script editor Donald Tosh
Producer Verity Lambert
Executive producer(s) None
Production code T/A or DC
Series Season 3
Length 1 episode, 25 minutes
Episode(s) missing 1 episode, 25 minutes
Originally broadcast October 9, 1965

source: wikipedia

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