Doctor Who Script - When The Sun Goes Down

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It has been 50 years since The Doctor left Amy and Rory. After a call from UNIT, The Doctpor arrives in the year 2259 to find a new assistant is being forcibly given to him - one who is just as reluctant to travel with him as he is to take a new assistant on board.

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2. Part 1

We see The Doctor sitting across a desk from the Brigadier. The office they are in is small, and there are piles of papers on the Brigadier’s desk. A photo frame in which we can’t see the picture sits on the desk facing the Brigadier. The Brigadier looks exhausted.
 

 

Brigadier:
 Doctor, we need you.

 

Doctor:
 You always need me. But normally it’s more saving-the-earth-y.

 

Brigadier:
 And you’re willing to help out then, Doctor! This is child’s play compared to that!

 

Doctor:
 It’s not child’s play. You never give me child’s play. I doubt you even have a Lego set.

 

Brigadier:
 Doctor, please!

 

Doctor:
 I don’t get why you can’t just court-martial her. That’s what you normally do, isn’t it?

 

Brigadier:
 Because she has potential. You can see that from her file. She’s just a bit too…

 

Doctor, leaning back in his chair:
 Unpredictable? You can deal with unpredictable; you’ve worked with me.

 

Brigadier:
 Hotheaded. She doesn’t follow orders, she simply does whatever she feels like and damn the consequences. Six months ago she was in the Sahara, taking out a Sontaran infestation, and she just ran straight towards them. She was almost killed, and would have been if not for another one of her platoon.

 

Doctor:
 So what do you need me to do? Babysit? I did that once before. The baby didn’t like it.

 

Brigadier:
 We need you to

rein her in
, so to speak.

 

Doctor:
 What do you want me to do?

 

Brigadier:
 Do what you did with Miss Smith and Miss Jones. Take her around, train her to be a soldier.

 

Doctor:
 I didn’t do that! I didn’t turn Martha into a soldier!

 

Brigadier:
Well whatever you did Doctor, Martha Jones was one of the best UNIT soldiers we’ve ever recruited. And I want you to do the same with Miss Arlock. And besides, Doctor, you’ve been travelling alone for a while. You need her as much as we need you.

 

Doctor, sighing:
 Fine, I’ll do it. But Brigadier, I am not turning her into a weapon. I’m taking her on one trip, and if you don’t think she’s right for the job when she returns then that’s your problem.

Muttering
 and I guess it’ll be nice to have someone to talk to. I’m getting tired of monologuing.

 

Brigadier sighs then speaks into intercom on his desk:
 Samantha, come in please.

 

The door to the office opens. Samantha walks in and stands just in front of the open door behind The Doctor, arms crossed, an annoyed look on her face.
 

 

Sami, annoyed:
 My name is Sami, not Samantha.

 

Brigadier rolls his eyes at The Doctor:
 Samantha, this is The Doctor.

 

Doctor, turns around and beams at Sami:
Hello!

 

Sami:
 Oh yeah, I’ve heard of him. He’s the old alien guy, right?

 

Doctor, mouthing at Brigadier:
 Old alien guy?

 

Brigadier:
 He’s a Time Lord from Gallifrey. Roughly 1000 years old, yes.

 

Sami:
 Well, what about him?

 

Brigadier:
 You’re going on an exchange with him.

 

Sami:
 Exchange?

 

Brigadier:
 Yes. You’re on leave.

 

Sami:
 Leave? But I want to stay in UNIT!

 

Brigadier:
 It’s compulsory.

 

Doctor:
 But don’t worry! I can show you worlds, shining, shimmering, sple- no sorry, that’s Aladdin.

 

Brigadier gives the Doctor “the look”.
 

 

Doctor:
 I’ll just go and get the TARDIS. Shouldn’t be more than a few minutes.

 

Doctor rushes off out of the room, leaning back in after he’s left to give the Brigadier a thumbs up and a beaming smile.
 

 

Sami, once she’s sure The Doctor is out of earshot:
 Is he always like that?


 

Brigadier:
 Yes. You get used to it after a while though. Or so I’ve been told.

 

Sami, desperately:
 Look, sir, I promise to do whatever you say if you don’t send me off with that man.

 

Brigadier:
 Samantha, you are going with The Doctor. End of discussion.

 

Sami:
But-

 

Sami is interrupted by the sound of the TARDIS materialising in the corner of the Brigadier’s office. The papers on the Brigadier’s desk are thrown up by the wind cause by the TARDIS.
 

 

After a second, the TARDIS door opens and the Doctor leans out, still beaming.
 

 

Doctor:
Well come on then! We haven’t got all day!

 

Sami rolls her eyes and steps into the TARDIS.
 

 

 

ROLL TITLES
 

 

 

As Sami enters the TARDIS, her eyes widen in surprise for just a second, and then go back to their usual look of disdain.
 

 

Doctor, standing in front of the console, smiling at Sami:
Well, do you have something to say?

 

Sami:
 If you’re 1000 years old, then it’s not surprising a race that lives as long as you do has grasped the concept or trans-dimensional meta-physics.

 

The smile disappears from The Doctor’s face. He now looks disappointed, and a little bit sad.
 

 

Doctor:
 Oh. I don’t like UNIT in the future. You’re all too clever for your own good.

 

Sami laughs meanly.
 

 

Doctor:
 Well, where do you want to go?

 

Sami:
Nowhere.

 

Doctor:
 I’m offering you the whole of time and space, and you want to stay here? That’s boring.

 

Sami:
 I don’t really care. At least take me away from this boring old UNIT HQ. I joined UNIT to have fun, not to sit behind a desk and write reports on why having fun is bad.

 

Doctor:
 You want to have fun? Ok then!

 

The Doctor dances around the console, flipping switches, pressing buttons and spinning spinny things. He flips the main lever and the column starts moving, the TARDIS sound echoing through the control room.
 

 

Doctor:
 The year 39 thousand and 46, the space ball interplanetary league on the planet Octorn! The final went down in history as the best game of space ball EVER.

 

Sami:
 Can we join in?

 

Doctor:
 Erm… No. I don’t think Brigadier Crixton would be happy if I brought you back with a broken leg. And we can’t join the teams because

starts speaking fast
 they’re already set and if we changed it then it might not be the best game ever meaning I wouldn’t be able to take you back and that would create a paradox which could-

 

Sami:
 So that’s a no?

 

Doctor:
Yes.

 

Sami:
Yes, we can join in?

 

Doctor:
 No, that’s a yes that’s a no.

 

Sami, looking confused:
 What?

 

Doctor, sighing:
 No, we can’t join in.

 

Sami:
 Oh. Then no, I don’t want to do that.

 

Doctor:
 Oh.

 

There’s a silence, with only the humming noise of the TARDIS audible.
 

 

Doctor:
 I’ve got an idea.

He presses a few buttons, continuing talking.
 What do you think of mysteries?

 

Sami, sarcastically:
 Like what, who killed JFK?

 

Doctor:
 No, that was the Zygons. I’m talking about a PROPER mystery.

 

Sami: pauses
 Go on?...

 

The Doctor
 

swings the monitor around to show Sami the words on it – “Little Rodenville, January 1858”
 

 

Sami:
 Little Rodenville?

 (pronounced like “Roadenville”)
 

 

Doctor:
 The mystery of Little Rodenville!

(pronounced like Rodenville)
 

 

Sami:
 What on earth is that?

 

Doctor:
 I don’t know, that’s what we’re going to find out!

 

Sami unfolds her arms and looks exasperated, taking a few steps towards the central console so she is now standing in front of the steps on the glass floor.
 

 

Sami:
 I meant, what is this “mystery”?

 

Doctor stops for a second:
 Oh.

Continues spinning around the console, and flips the lever with a extravagant arm movement. The lights slowly start to dim as The Doctor tells the story.
 Little Rodenville was a mining town in old America, in Idaho. They survived quite happily from the reports, but there wasn’t much contact with the outside world. There never was in those days. But they still communicated, and there was a cart that they sent off every so often with money and the minerals they’d mined to the closest town-

 

Sami, sarcastically:
Let me guess… Big Rodenville?

 

Doctor looks at her, surprised:
 Yeah, how did you guess?

Pauses
 But one time, the cart from Little Rodenville didn’t arrive at the market. The curious inhabitants of Big Rodenville decided to go and see what had happened, so they made their way over to Little Rodenville. And when they got there, they discovered that it was empty. Everyone had disappeared without a trace, taking nothing with them. They even say the soup was still hot, left on the stove to cook. They didn’t take anything, they just… disappeared.

 

Sami stands there, hands on hips, unimpressed:
 If you’re trying to make me interested, it’s not working.

 

The Doctor’s face falls. He presses a button on the console, and the light come back up.
 

 

Doctor:
 Well what do you want to do then? I’m giving you the whole of time and space and you don’t want to go anywhere!

 

Sami, sighing:
 Fine, we’ll go to this Rodenville place. Just don’t expect me to like it.

 

 

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