"I know that some of you were on tough assignments, or in the middle of some very delicate experiments in your case, Commander Sinclair, so let me again commend all of you on your dedication to the ASA."


 "The BASE network is standing by for your orders, Sir. "


 "My ship is on alert."



 "We're all in our places with bright shiny faces, so why don't you just tell us what's going on, Edvard?"

 "Yes, for once I'm with George. What's all this secret meeting stuff about? As you mentioned, I need to get back to my plasmic mold cultures on Asteroid Hyperbole 9 as soon as possible! We are at a critical stage in the primary growth cycle, where the mutation is..."

"Yes, yes... maybe it is best that we get right down to business then..."