Tomorrow's Times

Mir You Afraid of the Dark?

Season 2 Episode 3

The Toymaker makes a bargain with Dr Perry and Reddford. They play a game, should they win he will lower the number of fighters that Redford must compete against to gain all their freedom. The Toymaker suggests a scenario from a role playing game. Soon Red and Perry are pieces on a board, then their surroundings change. They are aboard the ReTardis in orbit of Earth. Near the space station Mir.
p. Aboard Mir the 3 cosmonauts have been plagued with rashes and begin to experience some power failures. One, Nikoli, takes a spacewalk to repair a relay on the outside of the station. Meanwhile a solar eclipse starts. Soon communication is lost. Another cosmonaut, Yuri, goes out to check on his comrade. He finds a suit with a skeleton in it.
p. The ReTardis crew see the space station and decide to take a walk and visit the station. The cosmonauts are terrified of something in the dark and despite their fears and concerns they bring in the new arrivals. Just in time as a shadow covers the ReTardis. The ReTardis goes into emergency mode and shuts and locks the door, cutting the line to the Time’s Team.
p. Perry and Red are brought up to date with what happened with the Russians. The group decide to work together to try to stay safe. Reddford begins to develop a rash. The eclipse begins to cover the space station.
p. Emergency hologram Ned tries a couple of times to send warning of Vashta Nerada to the team, but is only partially successful as the Vashta Nerada are trying to get into the ReTardis.
p. Dmitri and Perry work on keeping the inside of the station lit while Yuri and Red go out and try to remove and re angle the solar panels to direct more light onto the station. While out the two are attacked by the skeleton suited Nikoli. Yuri’s suit is torn and must get into the station. Red manages to fight off Nikoli. The skeleton finds a new target…the ReTardis.
p. The shadow drifts more over the station. Dmitri and Perry do their best, to keep the station powered and lit, but some of the lights can’t handle the strain the shadows put. The lights begin to explode and go out. Dmitri is soon trapped. Perry tries to help him, but in the end can’t and soon the cosmonaut is consumed but not before being used as a vessel to issue a warning “We like our meat to run.” Perry runs taking Yuri with him. Yuri’s arm where the rash is now needing medical attention. The rashes are from the Vashta Nerada slowly consuming, until they can step out of the light.
p. Reddford meanwhile has directed some light onto the ReTardis. This is enough to drive Nikoli to the backside of the craft. Ned appears and gives a thumbs up. Red then begins to redirect more light onto the ship.
p. Perry and Yuri are running from the dark end of Mir, when Ned appears and tells Perry the ReTardis is extending the shield to the space station and that they need to get to the ship for safety. THe light continue to go out aboard the station and the shadows quickly follow.
p. The 3 survivors are soon pursued the skeleton suit of Dmitri. they are soon aboard the time ship when the shadows consume Mir and crush it. The shadows and skeleton suits decend onto the Tardis.
p. It is resoned that if they don’t somehow contain the Vashta Nerada, then they will consume the Earth. The team figuires if they can open a port to the EYE of Harmony (a black hole that powers every Tardis) they can suck and contain the shadows. Only problem is that whoever opens the port will get suck in with it. Yuri volunteers as he wants retribution for his fallen comrads. The port is openned from the console and the shadows, skeleton suit, and Yuri are all sucked in. The ReTardis then closes the port.
p. The duo is now back onto the board then back into the realm of the Toymaker. He says they failed the game as they lost all the cosmonauts. The two argue that they had saved the entire Earth, and therefore won the game. Given this logic and the type of game they played he conceeds. He offers to eleiminate 4 of the 10 fighters that Red must compete against, or they can choose just the two of them to leave and the others will be his puppets. The team says they will accept the 4 less fighters and stay with their friends.

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