34 TIME LORD MEETING ROOM.
Every one of us on Home Planet have
How many invaders are left in
Then we will continue the war once
we have rebuilt! This is only the
beginning! What of The Lost?
They have stopped, waiting for
Then give them this order... Half
of them will converge on Gallifrey
and kill the Time Lords... The
other half will kill The Author!
Also... I have investigated The
Lost’s properties. The power they
possess... if united... Could
produce mass invasion!
What do you propose?
I will leave and join the invader
Battlefleet! There I will
integrate myself with the
Supreme invader and other remainaing invaders teleport away.
Then, THE EXPERIMENTER gets to his feet.
(in very visible pain)
As I said, invaders... I’m not
called... The Experimenter... for
He goes to the Dead President, and pulls out the Book of
Memories from his pocket.
But... I can’t extend... my life...
indefinitely... Only The Author...
can save us... from the mass
He limps out into the corridor.
I must be faster...
He gasps, in pain.
If I can steal a Tardis... make
it... my own...
He falls to his knees.
No! I... Will... Go... ON!!
35 EXT. YANGAMA.
The Tardis materialises as a WOODEN CRATE.
Why a wooden crate? The chameleon
circuit must have been forcibly
stuck - still, I’ll fix it. If we
Don’t say that, Author.
Come on, you’ve seen what we’re
facing! Nothing can stop The Lost,
they devour and kill everything
they find. That, and the
And the Time Lords.
I wouldn’t worry about them. The
invaders will have killed the
President by now, and the rest will
be cowering for their lives.
They go into the building.
36 INT. YANGAMA. INFORMATION ROOM.
The equipment is still
online! That’s a good sign!
Well, no, it’s a terrible
sign. But it means I’m right, and
that’s always a plus.
The Author runs about the computers, checking the screens
with his SONIC DEVICE.
No, there are only hints here.
He runs to the door, then turns back.
How are you feeling, John?
I’m not being possessed just now,
sorry. It’s only me.
Oh, well... I prefer you as you
anyway. But there’s one place I
need to go!
He runs out of the room. Gem and John follow.
37 SPACE. YANGAMA.
Several million Lost fly through space, approaching
38 INVADER SPACESHIP.
The Lost have nearly found The
Excellent! Soon he will be killd!
39 YANGAMA CHAMBER ROOM.
JOHN, GEM and THE AUTHOR run in.
No, not here...
It has as terrible memories for me
as it does you, John.
The Author ignores them, and runs to one of the cells.
Can you smell that?
Yes... It’s sort of... a chemically
JOHN AND THE AUTHOR
The author opens one of the cells, and a clump of white
powder pours out.
That confirms it then, I know what
The Lost are. Oh Gem, I’m sorry...
The Lost... are your people. When
I killed them, their bodies were
already being broken apart and sent
to Gallifrey to be used as
energy. But I stopped it, and a
bunch of particles, and maybe a
couple of atoms, were left floating
through the Time Vortex... Who
knows what could have happened to
But wait, if they’re my people, and
they’ve killed everyone on Earth...
They’re killing their ancestors!
True, but like I half explained
earlier, they don’t stay dead.
John looks up.
I don’t understand.
That chamber in Gallifrey-
FLASHBACK OF CHAMBER.
-is storing anyone that dies on
Earth. That’s how you got there,
because you did die, in the
flames. Everyone else on Earth is
dieing too, and being taken there.
Either way, they’re still never
going to colonise Salvation now.
You never know, we might win... But
even if the human race is killed,
or turned into Lost, or whatever
happens to them... The Lost are
creatures of Time now, invincible
creatures... Something as simple as
a paradox can’t stop them
now. Right now, they have enough
power to rip apart the fabric of
You mean they could be even
stronger? They’re already
I’m afraid so. But unless they
have a collective intelligence,
they couldn’t possible do
anything. We don’t need to worry.
But surely the invaders would try
to control them, Author?
The Author realises.
He is scared. Very scared.
They run out of the room.
40 EXT. YANGAMA.
They run to the WOODEN CRATE TARDIS.
When... The Lost swarm down from the sky.
They’ve found us!! RUUN!!!
They run to the Tardis, faster than ever before.
They reach the Tardis.
The Author charges into the Tardis, and then JOHN
But... One of The Lost flies onto GEM!!
(head just looking out of
John falls backwards into the Tardis.
41 INT. TARDIS.
John is unconcious.
42 EXT. TARDIS.
The Author stretches out and grabs Gem from the grasp of The
Lost. He pulls her inside, and slams the door shut.
43 INT. TARDIS.
He lets go of Gem, who falls to the floor near John.
The Author runs around the Tardis, and pulls the lever.
44 EXT. TARDIS.
45 INVADER SPACESHIP.
The Author has escaped alive! He
is heading to Earth!
We will meet him there. Bring some
Lost to meet him, also.
46 INT. TARDIS.
The Author catches his breath.
He gets down, and looks at her, scanning with the SONIC
She’s breathing... Good. John?
John doesn’t move.
John, what’s wrong? It didn’t
Then, John’s eyes spring open.
He snaps out of it.
The Author gets up and then helps him up.
Time to end this. I know what The
Lost are now. And the humans...
What about Gem?
I don’t know, and I’m sorry. But
there are more important things to
He goes out of the Tardis.
John looks back at Gem, then also leaves.
47 JOHN’S VILLAGE.
JOHN and THE AUTHOR emerge from the wooden crate.
It doesn’t look right, does it?
No... People is what makes Earth
What? Oh, sorry, I was referring
to the Tardis. I’ll end up killing
myself soon, out of frustration of
having the Tardis being some stupid
Author, I don’t care about the
Tardis. What I do care about is
the fate of the Universe. Can The
Lost rip apart the fabric of
With the invaders controlling them,
Then how do you intend to stop
I was going to ask you that.
John looks confused.
Vworp Vworp... Woosh...
A TIME CAPSULE appears.
And out of it falls THE EXPERIMENTER.
You! I thought you’d died!
He tries to sit up, and fails. He reaches into his pocket
and throws out the BOOK OF MEMORIES.
I... got that... for you. I
even... stole... A Tardis.
I... Thank you.
Not long now... I cannot...
sustain... my life...
The Author looks down, in respect.
Definitely dead this time.
He looks at the book.
My... memories... In here?
That is the book I found at The
I know... But what will I become
when I open it?
Maybe The real Author would side
with the invaders. Can I take that
You have no choice!
The Author opens it...
Then rips it open!
Feel any different?
Not at all. It hasn’t worked!
Everything gets dark. They look up.
THE invader SPACESHIP is hovering above them.
Cries of ’kill The Author!’ call down to them.
Then come THE LOST, flying around them. They land, forming
a circle around them.
We can’t win, can we Author?
No John... This is truly the end.
Stop saying that!
THE SUPREME invader flies down from the sky, and lands in
front of THE AUTHOR.
Soon Author, time will cease to
I’d figured that out myself.
You will be the last to die in The
Time War. Everything else will
merely cease to exist.
I know that! ... Get on with it.
The Supreme invader points its GUN at The Author.
(but not his voice)
The Supreme invader turns to look at him.
Increased levels of Power
It fires at John, but nothing happens.
You’ve been possessed again?
Correct. By you. By The
Author. By the man you used to be.
What is the meaning of this?
The Author’s memories are not fully
in that book. They were split into
a physical and psychic
entities. The physical is the
book, and the psychic went into...
The Author realises.
But it had trouble possessing you,
because of the Asaecians!
I appeared to be the perfect host,
but it turned out I was not. Too
many people have been killed.
The Lost stay, motionless.
It was a bad idea taking control of
all the Lost. It was a bad idea
uniting their wavelegnths.
I’ve spent time in the Yangama
chamber, some of my atoms and
particles were taken to ultimately
become Lost. A bit of me is in
every Lost. And by dying on Earth
and going to the Gallifrey Chamber,
and becoming a part of the
system... I was able to awaken the
part of me that is in every Lost.
The Time War isn’t ending any time
soon. It will continue until the
end, and the Universe will go on
It’s better that way.
The Author looks at him. He is scared of who he once was.
But both Physical and Psychic parts
of The Author’s memories must be
active for you to continue your
control! I will destroy the book!
It fires at the book. Again, nothing happens.
You would have to fire at both me
and at the book both at once to
invaders! Join me!
But now I control The Lost... and I
command them destroy you!
He throws his arms into the air, and The Lost fly up into
the sky. Very soon, no invader spaceship is left.
But the invaders will go to
The Time Lords will do what they
want to them.
No... NO!! NOOOOO!!! FAILURE IS
NOT AN OPTION FOR A
invader!! VICTORY WAS ALREADY
I can’t hold on for much longer...
Author... Bring back... my
The link is broken!
It fires at the book, which explodes.
The Author falls backwards.
A LOST falls onto the Supreme invader, and it disappears.
The Lost then stay held up in space, not moving.
Then they burst into flames.
Of course, John - no, him - no,
me... I, will have set them to self
destruct once they destroyed the
invaders. They are too dangerous,
and... I couldn’t have saved them.
Then, out of the flames, crystals fall from the sky.
He picks up some that have fallen onto the ground.
White point stars! All of
them! The Lost have been converted
into diamonds! Time effective
diamonds, which would explain
He realises John isn’t responding.
John wakes up.
I... was I possessed again?
Can you remember anything?
Come on, let’s bring the humans
48 GALLIFREY CHAMBER.
The Tardis materialises as a WOODEN CRATE.
THE AUTHOR and JOHN step out.
I will fix the chamealeon circuit
soon! But now...
The Author goes to a control panel, and messes with it. He
presses a button.
There we go... Done!
Humans appear everywhere!
50 GALLIFREY CHAMBER.
I can’t believe... we’re still
I know! I really thought it was
What about the Time Lords?
Oh, they’ll come out of hiding...
elect a new, hopefully better,
president... This is only the
beginning of The Time War. I hope
to stay well out of it.
But what about your memories?
The Author looks sad.
The invader destroyed the
book. They’re gone.
I’m sorry Author.
It may have saved you. Now there
is nothing left possessing your
And what about Gem?
They go into the Tardis.
51 INT. TARDIS.
THE AUTHOR and JOHN walk in.
GEM is still on the floor.
I don’t know what will happen to
her. She might never wake up.
What will you do with her?
Keep her in the Tardis until she
wakes up, I suppose. I-
In background, John doubles over and falls.
-could set up an al... John?
He looks over.
He pulls out the SONIC DEVICE and scans John.
Author... what... Help me!
No... No! This can’t happen!
Ignoring John’s cries of pain, The Author presses the return
button and takes the Tardis to Earth.
52 EARTH. JOHN’S VILLAGE.
THE AUTHOR helps JOHN out of the Tardis. John recovers.
I was right.
This is the end.
John looks fearful.
What... do you mean?
I’ve told you before, The Tardis
gives off background
radiation. You are infected by The
Lost, which would normally be
harmless... But coming in contact
with the Tardis’s radiation for too
long could kill you.
But you can fix it, right?
The Author says nothing.
You very nearly didn’t survive. If
you go into the Tardis again, you
No... No! You mean... I have to
stop travelling with you?
The Author again says nothing.
But... No! I can’t go back to a
normal life now! I can’t!
You think it will be easy for
me? You and Gem are my only
Please Author, can’t you do
I could take you to a future
advanced hospital which would cure
you. Except you’d have to go in
the Tardis. I could take you to
the Tardis’s Zero room and
decontaminate you. But you’d have
to go through the Tardis. There is
nothing I can do.
Gem screams, and runs out of the Tardis.
Where am I?
She looks at John.
I... recognise you... No... I...
The Author covers his face with his hands.
She survived being attacked by that
Lost... but her mind won’t be the
same. Her neural circuits have
been broken. She won’t remember a
lot of stuff.
Can you help her?
You know how powerful The Lost
And that answers his question.
Will you be okay?
The Author doesn’t answer. He turns to The Tardis.
Don’t go... please...
The Author opens the door...
No, Author, no!
He goes into the Tardis and closes the door.
John runs up to the door and throws himself against it, but
obviously nothing happens.
The Tardis dematerialises.
John looks back at Gem, who is still unconcious.
Then he looks to the sky.
Why did he have to leave like
that? He never even said
53 INT. TARDIS.
The Author falls into the chair, sad.
John, Gem... I’ll...
I should have said goodbye...
The Author sighs, having made up his mind.
He runs to the door, and pulls them open.
John, Gem, I...
He looks out. The Tardis is falling through the time
The Tardis is knocked, and the Author falls back in as the
doors close. He gets to his feet-
An explosion comes from the console.
The Author runs to it, trying to regain control throughout
It’s out of control-
54 END CREDITS.
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