The best Doctor Who scene of all time.
That's impossible. I know those ships... they were destroyed.
Obviously, they survived.
Who did? Who are they?
Two hundred ships. More than two thousand on board each one. That's just about half a million of them.
Half a million what?
A Dalek enters an area on the spaceship, where several others are crowded.
Alert! Alert! We are detected!
It is the Doctor! He has located us!
Rose, huddled against the foot of the wall, stares around at them all, her eyes wide.
Open communications channel!
Dalek #2 swivels around to face Rose.
The female will stand. Stand!
Rose stands. The Dalek looks up and an an image materializes in mid-air - the Doctor, Jack, Lynda, the Male Programmer and the Female Programmer all staring back at Rose and the Daleks.
INT. FLOOR 500/INTERCUT WITH SPACESHIP
The Doctor is grim, looking at the three Daleks flanking Rose with distaste.
I will talk to the Doctor.
Oh, will you? That's nice. Hello!
He waves at them mockingly, his fake grin fading rapidly.
The Dalek Stratagem nears completion. The Fleet is almost ready. You will not intervene.
Oh, really? Why's that then?
We have your associate. You will obey or she will be exterminated.
Rose, shaking, looks up at the Doctor on the screen.
As one, Jack, Lynda, the Male Programmer and the Female Programmer jerk their heads in his direction. Rose stares, mouth slightly open. What's he doing?
(clearly not having anticipated this answer)
I said 'no'.
What is the meaning of this negative?
It means 'no'.
But she will be destroyed.
(standing in his passion)
No! 'Cos this is what I'm gonna do - I'm gonna rescue her.
Rose listens, the pride evident in her eyes. The others glance at him in awe.
THE DOCTOR (CONT'D)
(true hero, fiery)
I'm gonna save Rose Tyler from the middle of the Dalek Fleet, and then I'm gonna save the Earth, and then just to finish off, I'm gonna wipe every last STINKING Dalek outta the sky!
But you have no weapons! No defences! No plan!
Yeah. And doesn't that scare you to death? Rose?
I'm coming to get you.
He clicks the device, and the communication line closes.