2016-08-01 23:28:29 UTC
The Doctor and his companions try to take cover from the rebel fighters
but the attack cannot be stopped. They are able to deflect a few early
blows but soon they will be totally surrounded.
The UNIT officers with him tell the Doctor that their only chance it to
surrender and hope the rebels ask them to join their side.
The members of the special forces refuse to join the rebels and are
taken to be executed. The Doctor, Lara and UNIT agree to join the rebels.
Around the capital more and more troops begin to amass laying siege to
the city and forcing back the defenders whenever they come out in the open.
The army with Rani is now being trained to fight on skyships. The idea
is for the ships to ram each other and the fighters to jump onto the
enemy ship and kill the enemy fighters and commandeer their ship while
300 meters up in their air. Force fields prevent missile attacks. The
rebels only have two ships but they intend to make them more by
capturing those of the main city.
Mike tells Rani that's it's effectively a suicide mission. Both armies
will die as the real goal is to take out the enemy's ability to control
the skies. Other fighters who were gamers that transported to the planet
agree with Mike. They did not expect such brutality from the native
fighters who behave as if their feelings had all been taken away.
The rebels that captured the Doctor, Lara and the UNIT troops arrive
with them at the huge camp that is starting to surround the city. Rani
looks out to see what's going on and recognizes the Doctor and Lara and
runs to greet them. They all embrace.
They make plans to escape by getting posted to one of the skyships,
hijacking it and flying it through one of the sub space portals to Ogis
The main city decides to take on the rebels in the air. It sends out all
of this skyships for once last battle.
The ships from both sides speed towards each other and engage.
The ships ram each other and fighters jump or run on planks from one
ship to another fighting the enemy with their swords and spears.
The ship carrying the UNIT soldiers, the Doctor, Rani, Lara, Mike,
Stefan and the other mutineers heads for one of the enemy ships first
chasing it and then letting it chase them leading each other round in
circles, but with a purpose since it is leading both ships in the
direction of a sub space portal. The mutineer ship eventually rams the
other ship from behind and starts pushing it over the city towards the
subspace portal. Enemy fighters jump on board the mutineer ship and
fighting ensues. The UNIT soldiers try to protect Mike who is piloting
as he forces both ships towards a sub space portal which leads to Ogis.
Both ships tear into the sub space portal and emerge at the other side.
UNIT forces by now have defeated the enemy fighters on their ship and
storm the other ship and defeat it's occupants who are disorganized and
A new threat emerges as enemy fighter craft from Ogis take to the air
and head in their direction. The weapons are more sophisticated and able
to penetrate the force fields easily. The Doctor takes the controls and
sets up the auto pilot to take the original ship in the direction of the
fighters, getting the remaining crew to transfer over on to the new ship
and join UNIT. Once on board the other ship he activates the auto pilot
on the first ship using his sonic screwdriver and pilots the new ship
rapidly to the ground so it is under the Ogis radar making it look like
it is crashing. Parts of it are already burning so the illusion looks
The fighter craft blow up the rebel ship heading for them with several
missiles and then return to base thinking the other ship has crashed
after being critically damaged by the rebels.
The Doctor now lands his ship close to a massive plant which he believes
to be the transmat beam generator which is being used to transport
gamers from other planets to Kyr to join the rebel armies.
While UNIT guards the ship and the gamers put out the fires and make
repairs the Doctor and his companions go to investigate the transmat
machinery. The compound is guarded by robed Cybermen and it is
impossible to get inside. Ogis is in league with them. They return to
The Doctor collects all the fighters together and tells them that they
are going to raid the transmat site. It's not guarded by that many
soldiers but once the attack begins reinforcements will be sent
immediately. During that interval the Doctor hopes he can sabotage the
They set out for the transmat site and wait until nightfall before they
attack, using their huds to guide them. Bullets fly but are absorbed by
the guards' forcefields. The UNIT commandos using forcefields charge and
over power the guards and enter the building. The Doctor finds the
transmat controls and sets it to overload, frying the controls with his
sonic screwdriver. He says that's the best that he can do without
explosives. The full overload will take several days to occur and will
probably be disabled when the reinforcements arrive but it will take
much longer for them to repair the controls, meaning no more recruits
will be transported to Kyr or any other part of the Cyber Realm of from
the Cyber Realm to anywhere else.
They quickly return to the ship and take off before the reinforcements
can catch up with them.
The ship heads for the nearest city where they think they will be safe
and they sell it as scrap and spare parts in return for passage to
Selles since the ship being open topped obviously was not designed for
They cross by the refugee route into Selles on a condemned space ship
deemed unfit for travel. Along the way the ship begins to collapse and
the Doctor has to make repairs to the bulkheads and structural integrity
field. Just as the ship is about to fall to pieces they reach Selles
space and are rescued by the Sellenic Navy.
Everyone is arrested and the Doctor tries to explain he is a friend of
Eleni their prime minister and he must see her at once. They're not
buying it so the Doctor demands his free phone call. He calls Eleni and
tells her where he is, asking her to send the relevant release papers
for him, his companions, the UNIT commandos and the escaped gamers.
Meanwhile in the Federation of Hathiken, terrorist attacks have been
mounting up. In Tuiscon one terrorist wielding an axe attacks hundreds
of passengers on a skytrain. Another terrorist who is mentally disturbed
goes on a shooting spree killing hundreds at a fast food restaurant. Yet
another stabs a pregnant woman to death and in Samoth one murders a
doctor at his hospital slashing his throat and stomach with a knife. All
of these terrorists claimed to be refugees and some were in the process
of being deported when they carried out their attacks.
At the same time thousands of cyber clinics have been opening on every
planet in Hathiken offering bionic upgrades and implants to make people
smarter, stronger, faster and better and the terrorists have been seen
attending these clinics.
Eleni has been debating weather or not to shut these clinics down. Some
on her planet and many in others claim they they are the cause of the
terrorism. With every upgrade people lose more and more of their
emotions including fear and compassion. Hathiken has more advanced
organic bio-medical technology and doesn't require backward Cyber
technology. Other people say people have the freedom of choice which
must be respected.
The Doctor arrives and explains what has happened. Kyr has been taken
over by Cybermen along with every other star system in the vicinity to
create a Cyber Realm. The Cybermen intend to export their uncontrolled
warlike beliefs and way of life to Hathiken through setting up more and
more Cyber clinics and entering as fake refugees brining their war games
The Doctor, Eleni, Rani, Lara, Mike and Stefan travel to Tuiscon to meet
Remlek who is now President of Hathiken, along with other specially
invited leaders from the new Federation.
Remlek greets the Doctor and says that she is glad to finally meet him
The Doctor explains to them that soon the entire galaxy will be taken
over, with the Cybermen transporting gamers to the planets under their
control, indoctrinating them and then sending them back to their home
planets to set up new Cyber clinics. When their numbers grow in strength
they will then carry out attacks and begin revolutions to impose their
beliefs and way of life on everyone.
Mike explains how the gamers are radicalised by addiction to multiplayer
role play games at home and then asked to attend conventions and
transported to play the games for real before being sent back home. Some
people, mostly alts, have made the round trip several times.
The other leaders explain that the same thing has been happening in
Hathiken but how can they stop it. People have the right to free choice,
thought and expression. They can't close down all the Cyber clinics if
people want to upgrade themselves.
The Doctor says that the word cybernetics originally comes from Greek
word kybernetes meaning "steersman" and the French cybernétique, "the
art of governing." Constant change and revolution is what the Cybermen
stand for. This is how they evolve and they won't stop until they alone
are in control. They want to stamp out all other authority but that of
their individual selves, they can't even work collectively together as
they can never agree and must be stopped or there will be complete
anarchy and chaos.
At this moment Stefan springs up and starts attacking all the leaders in
the room with kicks and punches, he grabs objects from the table and
picks up chairs to use as weapons. Mike gets up to try and restrain him
but Stefan is too strong. Security guards come in and start shooting.
Eventually Stefan is killed after seriously wounding many leaders
including Remlek. On close inspection he is discovered to be Cyber
enhanced. The Doctor surmises that Stefan was planted by the Cybermen
and other Cyber enhanced people will try to get to other planets in
order to carry out similar or more brutal attacks on anyone questioning
their beliefs and way of life.
Chaster, the leader of Osterrik, who has been badly wounded demands that
all Cyber enhanced individuals must be sought out and brought to
normality. Cyber enhancement has turned them into wild animals, taking
away their morality and feelings of compassion and empathy for humanity.
Others despite their injuries dispute this and protest.
Remlek now decides that enough is enough. The Cybermen have to be
stopped and the Cyber Realm destroyed.
Eleni suggests directing a gravity wave at Kyr and the rest of the Cyber
Realm. Remlek laughs, the proximity is too far and there are no planets
under their control to focus it.
The Doctor interjects. They have the twelve star formation of Hathiken
which can be used the same way as a lens to focus the gravity wave.
Remlek points out it will not be enough to get through the transduction
barriers that have been imposed around the Cyber Realm by Vespusa and
Draconia both of which along with Priyati have been interfering in the
affairs of these planets for centuries and were responsible for bringing
about the civil war that engulfed the entire system in the first place
as well as selling their favoured sides various forms of Cyber
technology. The Doctor finally reminds everyone that even if the wave
could get through it would kill everyone on every planet.
The Doctor thinks of another idea. With a modified system they can send
out a focused Electromagnetic Pulse to every planet instead of a gravity
wave, which the transduction barriers will have no effect on and which
will only damage electrical circuitry.
Remlek gives the go-ahead for the modifications and the EMP is focused
on Ogis and every planet in the Cyber Realm one by one. On Kyr the
enhanced fighters stop in their tracks and fall down along with their
vehicles. In the capital city the household robots stop operating and
fall down too.
Standing in his office president Simha of Kyr looks at what is happening
on the screen in front of him and then seems to stumble and fall down
into his chair, then recovers.
It's all over.
The Doctor Eleni, Rani, Lara and Mike return to Selles.
Remlek arranges for the gamers from Earth to be de-cyberised and along
with the the UNIT soldiers transported back home to Earth at the point
in time at which they left.
The Hathiken Federation also agrees to de-cyberise all the refugees and
close down all the Cyber clinics.
The Doctor Rani and Lara hope that everything will now by well in
Hathiken, say their goodbyes to Eleni and enter the TARDIS.
Inside the TARDIS Rani is sad that Stefan had to die. The Doctor tells
her that he thinks Stefan sacrificed himself so as to convince the
leaders to destroy the Cyber Realm for the sake of civilisation.
The TARDIS dematerializes and flies off into the distance leaving
Hathiken behind. The ring of twelve starts making up the Hathiken
constelation recedes into the distance and is covered in the blue glow
of a nebula emerging in front of it. To the left can be seen the fifty
stars making up Vespusa surrounded by blue nebulosity and alternate red
and white stripes. To the right is the white, blue and red nebula making
up the Draconian system and below is the predominately green nebula of
the Cyber Realm.
Meanwhile back on Earth social media has been inundated with adverts for
clinics offering to heal any medial condition and give you the perfect
body and quickest mind using newly developed bio-medically enhanced
organs and implants. You can make your body look however you like and
never have to learn anything again as it will be written directly into
your mind. The streets are filled with those people who can afford it
flocking to these clinics in their droves. Soon everyone will be able to
afford it and take part in the revolution they claim.