(Romana goes outside. Itís light but thereís a great wave of
black on the horizon.)
Hello? Anyone out there?
name is Romana. Who are you?
Ah, hello. Iím Pandak.
Youíre Gallifreyan arenít you?
Yes, a Time Lord. And so are you.
what are you doing here?
Oh Iím a scout. The High Council sent me to monitor that.
My final mission.
Final? What is it?
(He's pointing at the wave on the horizon. A line of
black sky, sucking the surrounding area into it.)
That my dear is the relentless onset of death. A wave of raw
entropy slowly eroding all matter. In time it will envelope the
surely something can stop it.
Myths speak of a key that could halt it. Stop the universe for
an instant, restore balance.
key to time!
What? Youíre privy to the records of the High Council?
a guess. What else could such a device be called?
TIME LORD- I
this key to time, in the right hands it could stop this entropy
It would turn back the tide. Restore the universe to factory
settings as it were.
we got rid of it before it could be used.
Speak up dear. Going deaf in my old age.
age? But you donít look a day over 600.
Iím not. Iíve been here 40 days and in that time Iíve seen the
entropy wave creep round half this planet. And in that time Iíve
gone from my first regeneration to my last. Iím afraid this
planet is to be my last resting place.
but you must get away from here!
Entropy erosion is not a pleasant death. In fact itís very
painful. At least it was the first two times.
TIME LORD- I
refused to die like that again. I told it: "You wonít kill me.
Iíd rather do it myself." So at the first sign of erosion I
effected my own regeneration.
can do that?
Oh yes. Itís actually quite fun. You enter a sort of flux where
you can take on a physiognomy at will, just for a short time.
Believe it or not I chose to look like this.
loud trumpet sound the Entropy wave moves forward)
Itís getting stronger. You have to leave. I can already feel its
(His skin is becoming charred and blackened.)
you must come with us.
TIE LORD- Oh
Iíd love to but you see my dear, itís a bit too late for me.
final words he decays and dies.)