Capt. Morton: [code phrase] There's a fire, sir. [last lines] Senator from Vermont: You're absolutely sure it worked? You better be! Dr. Jeremy Stone: All reports continue to indicate that the experiment was successful, Senator. Senator from Vermont: Then we can feel confident your so-called "biological crisis" is over? Dr. Jeremy Stone: As far as Andromeda is concerned, yes. We have the organism at Wildfire, and we continue to study it. We know now beyond a doubt that othe forms of life exist in the universe. Senator from Vermont: Thanks to Scoop? Dr. Jeremy Stone: Yes. [pause] Dr. Jeremy Stone: However, with this new knowledge, there is no guarantee that another so-called "biological crisis" won't occur again. Senator from Vermont: Hmm. What do we do about that? Dr. Jeremy Stone: Precisely Senator. What do we do? Dr. Jeremy Stone: According to this there'll be a super-colony of Andromeda over the entire southwest in... Dr. Charles Dutton: Jeremy! These are biological *warfare* maps! Dr. Jeremy Stone: Why, yes... so they are... uh... but... Simulations, Charlie. Defensive... it's just a scenario. Dr. Ruth Leavitt: That's not the POINT for God's sake! Wildfire was built for germ warfare! Wildfire AND Scoop! And you knew, Stone! YOU KNEW IT! Dr. Jeremy Stone: That's not true Ruth! I learned about Scoop the same time you did! Dr. Charles Dutton: They already have Andromeda programmed! The purpose of Scoop was to find new biological weapons in outer space, and then use Wildfire to develop them! Dr. Ruth Leavitt: It STINKS, Stone! Dr. Jeremy Stone: You're blowing yout tops! We have no proof... Dr. Charles Dutton: The MAP! Dr. Jeremy Stone: DON'T BE AN ASS! That map only shows what Andromeda *could* do in the hands of an enemy! Dr. Charles Dutton: Enemy? We did it to OURSELVES! Dr. Mark Hall: Most of them died instantly. A few had time to go quietly nuts.
Dr. Jeremy Stone
: When the bomb goes off there'll be a thousand mutations! Andromeda will spread everywhere! They'll never be rid of it! Dr. Jeremy Stone: Stick to established procedures. Dr. Ruth Leavitt: Establishment gonna fall down and go boom. Dr. Rudolph Karp: Fools! They refuse to believe life exists in meteorites. I showed them at the astrophysics conference what I just showed you. But no! Even with a microscope they are blind! What do I have to do? Hit them over the head? Dr. Jeremy Stone: [handing out suppositories] Umm... stop by your rooms and insert these before taking the elevator. Dr. Ruth Leavitt: I have risked drowning in that foul bath! I have been par-boiled, irradiated and xenon-flashed! and now you suggest I... Dr. Jeremy Stone: I HAVE to! We haven't done a thing about the G.I. tract yet. On level five we must be as nearly germ-free as possible. Dr. Ruth Leavitt: [eyeing suppository sheepishly] Anyone care to join me for a "smoke"? Dr. Jeremy Stone: Hall? Take a look at this. [gestures to dead man with peaceful facial expression] Dr. Jeremy Stone: Are you sure this isn't coronary? Dr. Mark Hall: No, coronary is painful. They should grimace. Dr. Jeremy Stone: If it was fast, they wouldn't have time. Dr. Mark Hall: Fast? These people were cut down in mid-stride! [arriving at the virus site via helicopter] Dr. Jeremy Stone: If anything happens to us, you have your orders. Dempsey: Yes sir. Proceed directly to Wildfire, and then uh [makes slashing motion across neck] Dempsey: -zzZZTT! Dr. Jeremy Stone: [to Hall] If we're eliminated, the aircraft and pilot'll have to be sterilized. Dempsey: Uh wait a minute. That's not what they told me. Just "incinerated". Jackson: Hell of a way to run a hospital. [Jackson grabs the nurse's thigh while being examined] Karen Anson: Feeling "better" aren't you, Mr. Jackson? Jackson: ee-YEP! [pause] Jackson: You always have to wear that "iron suit"? Karen Anson: [imitating Jackson] ee-YEP! Dr. Mark Hall: Tell us what happened, Mr Jackson. Jackson: I don't wanna think about it. Dr. Mark Hall: You know what people will say: "Piedmont was bad, that's why it was punished." First the town went crazy and then was destroyed... Jackson: YOU'RE crazy! Folks at Piedmont was good, decent, normal folks. Dr. Mark Hall:
The man we found all dressed up in his doughboy's uniform, call that normal?