(The room is a hive of activity, with technicians reclaiming control of the base. Barclay speaks to a technician.)
BARCLAY: Philips, there are two reactor rods in the
corridor. See that they're put back at once.
BEN: Hey, they've still got the Doctor and Polly.
BARCLAY: Hey, wait! If you try and tackle the spacecrafts on your own, you don't stand a chance. We don't know how many Cybermen there are left.
BARCLAY: Well, look!
(He indicates a small piece of Cyber-machinery on the floor.)
BARCLAY: Here's one of the things they use to contact each
BEN: I don't know how it works.
BARCLAY: Well then do anything, make a signal! Draw them here.
DYSON: Is that wise?
BEN: Well, if that spaceship takes off we'll never gonna see them again.
DYSON: You may bring them all in on us!
BEN: Well that's a risk we've got to take.
(He begins to fiddle with the contraption, which starts making a buzzing sound.)
BEN: That should do it. Any idea how long it'll take for
them to get here?
DYSON: You stand by with those guns.
BARCLAY: Now look, we must all get down by the other side of the room.
BARCLAY: Opposite the doors so we can face them. Use the guns.
(The lights go out.)
BEN: What now?
BARCLAY: The emergency battery's running out, I suppose.
DYSON: We can't face them in the dark!
BARCLAY: No, we shall freeze to death.
DYSON: We must get those reactor rods back!
(Ben looks through the doorway and sees Krang advancing, leading a group of Cybermen.)
BEN: Hang on, they're coming back. Look, here they are!
(Just outside the Tracking Room, Krang addresses the humans.)
KRANG: Further resistance is useless. Drop your weapons.
(Just then, Ben looks up at the monitor screen showing the planet Mondas.)
BEN: Just look at Mondas! I can't believe it!
(Everyone turns to look at the screen. The planet is alternating from light to dark much faster now, and the planet starts to distort. As they watch, huge fissures and cracks appear in the surface. Streams of white-hot lava run from the cracks and spread over the face of the planet.)
DYSON: Fantastic! It looks as if it's
BEN: It's falling to bits!
BARCLAY: The end of Mondas.
BEN: Hey, look!
(In the excitement, the Cybermen in the room have almost been forgotten. Like their planet, the Cybermen are changing visibly. Their arms drop; the Cyber-weapons fall to the floor; each teeters slightly on his feet. They slowly collapse down on one knee, then the other. Finally they pitch forward on the floor, and are still. The corpses begin to disintegrate, leaving just the crumpled silver outer shells.)
BEN: What's happened to them?
BARCLAY: They've disintegrated!
DYSON: They must have been entirely dependent on power from Mondas!
(They turn back to the monitor. The planet is now a huge corona of gas surrounding the few remaining solid segments. As they watch, the distorted flare of gas that was once the Tenth Planet grows fainter and fainter as it spins away from the Earth. As Mondas disappears, the R/T system crackles back to life. The voice of Terry Cutler can be heard.)
TERRY CUTLER: (oov) Zeus 5 to Snowcap, are you
receiving me, over?
BARCLAY: Quick Dyson, get that!
(Dyson runs over to the communications system.)
DYSON: Snowcap to Zeus 5, reading you loud and clear.
(Terry Cutler's face appears on the monitor.)
TERRY CUTLER: What happened? Where have you been?
(Barclay moves over next to Dyson.)
BARCLAY: (to Dyson) Here, let me have that.
(to Cutler) Snowcap to Zeus 5, what is your fuel
TERRY CUTLER: It's okay, everything's suddenly working normally. And what about getting me down?
BARCLAY: We've been on emergency power. We'll handle your splashdown as soon as we get full power back. (to Dyson) Start checking the base men units.
DYSON: Yes, right sir.
(Barclay uses the communications system to contact Geneva.)
BARCLAY: Hello Geneva? Geneva?
(Just then, Ben remembers his travelling companions.)
BEN: Hey! The Doctor and Polly!
BARCLAY: Snowcap here.
(The monitor switches to a picture of the Geneva office. Wigner sits at the desk, with a secretary beside him.)
WIGNER: Hello Snowcap, who is that,
BARCLAY: Yes, we've just getting full power back. The danger is apparently over.
WIGNER: The Cyberman menace has ended all over the world! Let me have a full report as soon as you can.
BARCLAY: Sir, will do. Did you hear that? He wants a full report. Where exactly shall we begin, do you think?
(In the general excitement, Ben is not noticed as he leaves the room.)