Sunday July 3, 2005
Book 6: Resident Mad Scientist — Part V: Instant Replay


Narrator: Aboard the Parrot's Dead
Director P'sloon: I am Director P'sloon. I have been told that you want us to shut our project down?
Captain Kevyn: Yes! Immediately!
Captain Kevyn: Once that core reactor is active, a new Universe will be born and it will consume this Galaxy as it expands, destroying -
Director P'sloon: It's already active and we don't see a problem.
Captain Kevyn: It's what?
Director P'sloon: Already active. It has been for days now. Our closest points of observation are just over seventy light-hours from the core, though, so we haven't directly observed its activity.
Director P'sloon: If your new Universe were truly expanding faster than light, thought, our innermost nodes would have gone silent already.
Director P'sloon: So you see, there is no problem. More especially, there is no reason for you to begin an attack on our installations.
Director P'sloon: Oh, and please don't begin harassing the Pa- The Dark Matter Observers. Your gravitic drives and Teraports irritate them.
Captain Kevyn: Wait, the Dark Matter what?
Director P'sloon: This situation is well in hand, Captain. Goodbye.
Captain Kevyn: No, wait!
Captain Kevyn: Aaargh! He had information we could have used.
Petey: He still does.
Captain Kevyn: Yes, well I don't think he'll answer if I call him back.
Petey: No, he won't.
Petey: And that is because a company of Marines from Chicxlub will be collecting him momentarily for a mind-rip.
Captain Kevyn: We just crossed a line somewhere, I can tell.