The Mark of KaneBy Alan Stevens, David Tulley
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|Part One: War Crimes takes place between the Season Two episodes Voice from the Past and Gambit.
Part Two: Friendly Fire takes place approximately eight months before the final episode, Blake.
(THE DREAM. ECHOS, SOUND OF PEOPLE RUNNING.
SHOUTS AND SCREAMS MINGLE WITH GUNFIRE. THEN... A ROARING BLAST FROM
A FEDERATION SIDEARM)
TRAVIS: (SHOUTS) Blake!
(FADE IN ON THE WORD "BLAKE" THE
FEDERATION PURSUIT SHIP BACKGROUND ATMOSPHERE)
MUTOID 1: (ECHOING
SLIGHTLY) Commander? (A PAUSE THEN WITHOUT REVERB) Commander?
TRAVIS: (COUGHS) Uh? Have
we achieved co-ordinates?
MUTOID 1: We are
positioned exactly one thousand spacials from the perimeter of
the defence zone.
TRAVIS: Start sending the
MUTOID 2: The ident signal
is all ready being transmitted.
TRAVIS: Then turn it up,
so I can hear it.
(THE SOUND OF THE IDENT SIGNAL FROM THE
SPEAKER FILLS THE FLIGHT DECK)
TRAVIS: We haven't
received a reply yet, I take it?
MUTOID 2: No.
TRAVIS: How long have we
MUTOID 2: Thirty-five
TRAVIS: Is it possible
that the defence zone is blocking our trans... No, it's not that.
(TRAVIS IS INTERRUPTED BY THE REPLY
TRAVIS: That's it, open
voice channel. Ready?
MUTOID 2: Voice channel
TRAVIS: My name is.... My name
is Travis. I am a fugitive from the Federation. I believe our
interests coincide and I can help you.
(BURST OF STATIC COMES FROM SPEAKER -
TRAVIS: Look I know you're
out there! You've answered the signal.
TRAVIS: All right. Have it
your way, but ever heard of Monopasium 239? That ore is going to
give the Federation an intergalactic drive, and once they have
that, they'll do to you exactly what you're planning to do to
(STILL STATIC FROM SPEAKER)
TRAVIS: Turn the ship
about. Let's get out of here.
(SOUND OF BUTTONS BEING PRESSED AND POWER
VOICE: (THROUGH HEAVY
TRAVIS: (SOFTLY TO MUTOID)
Cut engines. (THEN IN ANSWER) Yes?
VOICE: How did you obtain
the signal identification code?
TRAVIS: You had a
beachhead on a frontier world called Auros. I was the Space
Commander who wiped it out. Course your lot had shape-shifted.
Infiltrated the civilian population. So I had to shoot a lot of
them as well, to make sure. So when I came across the ident
signal and rendezvous point, I kept it to myself.
TRAVIS: There were five
thousand colonists on that planet, and the news got out about
what happened to them. The news about me killing them
all that is, not about your presence there. Anyway, I was
suspended, but the enquiry never happened and eventually I was
given back my commission. A political decision, I think. They
didn't want the masses to find out about you.
VOICE: How can you help
TRAVIS: I believe that I
may be able to find a way to deactivate the anti matter minefield
TRAVIS: I've still got a
few contacts who can lead me to Federation Central Control.
That's the set-up which looks after all of the Federation's main
facilities, climate control, computer flight co-ordination,
(SLYLY) probably even this defence zone. If it does, then I can
bring the barrier down from there.
VOICE: How do we know we
can trust you?
TRAVIS: You don't, but
then you don't have to. I do all the work; you just prepare, and
VOICE: You will tell us
the location of Control?
TRAVIS: Yes, that as well.
VOICE: How will this
TRAVIS: That's my concern.
VOICE: We can provide you
with power, you can rule
Don't give me that! There won't be anything left to rule when
VOICE: We do not trust you
TRAVIS: (CUTTING IN) Have
we got a deal?
VOICE: Yes, we agree.
Contact us again when you have secured the location co-ordinates.
TRAVIS: (SWITCHES OFF
COMMUNICATION) Right! Move out, but make sure nothing follows us.
MUTOID 2: The
communication did come from behind the defence zone.
TRAVIS: I know, but they
must have some way to get through, or they couldn't have been on
Auros. That defence zone's been there for... well it's been there
MUTOID 2: (CUTTING IN)
Then why do they require your help?
TRAVIS: Because they want
to invade, and while they may be able to pilot a scout-craft
through the zone, that won't work for a fleet. Have the scanners
picked up anything?
MUTOID 2: All scans are so
MUTOID 1: What course
shall I lay in?
TRAVIS: I've got to find
Docholli. Set a course for the planet Cynra in Sector 5. He
spends a lot of them drunk, and I know a bar where we might pick
up his trail.
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