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"Doctor Who" Vengeance on Varos: Part One (TV Episode 1985) Poster

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Arak: When did they last show something worth watching, eh? When did we last see a decent execution?

Etta: Last week.

Arak: What?

Etta: The blind man.

Arak: That was a repeat.

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The Doctor: What is the matter with you?

Peri: Well, every time you sound confident nowadays, something terrible seems to happen.

The Doctor: Does it? Whadda you mean?

Peri: Well, since we left Telos, you've caused three electrical fires, a total power failure, and a near collision with a storm of asteroids.

The Doctor: Oh, pffft!

Peri: Not only that, you twice managed to get yourself lost in the TARDIS corridors, wiped the memory of the flight computer and jettisoned three quarters of the storage hold. You even managed to burn dinner last night.

The Doctor: Well, I have never said I was perfect.

Peri: If you recall, last night I was supposed to have a COLD supper.

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Governor: We're expanding into entertainments and communications with some success.

Sil: How?

Governor: The Punishment Dome. We sell tapes of what happens there.

Sil: Ahhh. That IS enterprising.

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Chief Officer: Congratulations, sir. You survived the vote.

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Bax: Governor, may I suggest you do something to please - to entertain, to please the people - just to give yourself time to recover your strength. Why not give them the life of the rebel Jondar? After all, it's his death or yours.

Governor: It would have to be something different.

Bax: I thought, perhaps, by laser obliteration, sir. By a concentrated build-up of power. Neutralize the cue-switch. That way, the random laser emitter builds up to a giant pulse of light - an explosion of focused laser energy that would wipe the prisoner out of existence.

Governor: We have never shown that style of dispatch.

Chief Officer: It's too quick. It would be over too soon. We'd never be able to sell so swift an execution.

Bax: It's the uncertainty. No one knows quite when the power will blow. We can get at least ten minutes of tension out of his apprehension and fear.

Chief Officer: It's novel, I suppose.

Bax: I'm sure the video of his execution would sell.

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The Doctor: [walking in on an execution] Hello.

Peri: Hi.

The Doctor: Not interrupting anything?

Maldak: I know how this place works. I know you are but a product of my mind, and I choose to resist you to know that you can not exist.

The Doctor: Quite right.

Maldak: [into his communicator as the Doctor approaches] Control! Control! My anti-hallucinagen switch is suffering malfunction. Permission to withdraw.

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Jondar: Why should you want to help me?

The Doctor: 'Cause you're the only person I've encountered so far who hasn't tried to destroy us.

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Etta: [watching the Doctor on TV] I like that one, the one in the funny clothes.

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