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Mace (Character)
from Sunshine (2007)

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Sunshine (2007)
[from trailer]
Kaneda: It's a two person job, fixing the shield. Harvey you're second in command, you're not coming.
Trey: I volunteer.
Mace: No! *I* volunteer...
Kaneda: Alright.
Mace: I volunteer Capa.
Capa: [after long pause] ... alright...

Pinbacker: I am Pinbacker, Commander of the Icarus One. We have abandoned our mission. Our star is dying. All our science. All our hopes, our... our dreams, are foolish! In the face of this, we are dust, nothing more. Unto this dust, we return. When he chooses for us to die, it is not our place to challenge God.
Mace: Okay, that make sense to anyone?

Mace: When the Icarus Two was broken apart from Icarus One, there's something we weren't thinking about. The computer was down. The airlock was decoupled manually.
Corazon: I was on the flight deck with Cassie the whole time.
Capa: And I was with Mace and Searle in the observation room.
Mace: And I think we can all... assume it wasn't Harvey. That leaves one possibility.
Corazon: Trey.
Capa: But why would Trey do it? He blames everything on himself, he sleeps twenty-three hours a day, he's clinically depressed... Why'd he do it?
Mace: We don't know, but we can't discard it as a possibility.
Corazon: And there's something else.
[slides forward a piece of paper]
Corazon: With Searle and Harvey gone, we lost two breathers. We have enough oxygen for four crew to make it to the payload delivery point.
Capa: So we'll do it.
Mace: I'll do it. I'm not passing any bucks.
Corazon: Well, then...
Mace: We'll vote this time. Unanimous decision required.
Mace: Well, you know where I stand.
Corazon: [draws back the piece of paper] And me.
Mace, Corazon: [look at Capa]
Capa: What are you asking? That we weigh the life of one man versus the future of all mankind?
Capa: Kill him.
Mace: [looks at Cassie] Cassie...
Cassie: [a tear slides down her face] No.
Mace: Cassie...
Cassie: I know the argument. I know the logic. You're saying you need my vote. I'm saying you can't have it.
Mace: [long pause]
[gets up]
Mace: Sorry, Cassie...
Cassie: [crying] Oh God... Make it easy for him. Somehow.

Searle: It's invigorating. It's like... taking a shower in light. You lose yourself in it.
Corazon: Like a floatation tank?
Searle: Actually, no. More like... In psych tests on deep space, I ran a number of sensory deprivation trials, tested in total darkness, on floatation tanks - and the point about darkness is, you float in it. You and the darkness are distinct from each other because darkness is an absence of something, it's a vacuum. But total light envelops you. It becomes you. It's very strange... I recommend it.
Mace: What's strange, Searle, is that you're the psych officer on this ship and I'm clearly a lot saner than you are.

Mace: We should split up.
Harvey: I'm not sure that's such a good idea...
Mace: You're probably right. We might get picked off one at a time by aliens.

Searle: May I make a counter-argument?
Mace: No!

Searle: There is something on board the Icarus I that may be worth the detour. As you pointed out, Mace, we have a payload to deliver. *A* payload, singular. Now, everything about the delivery and effectiveness of that payload in entirely theoretical. Simply put, we don't know if it's gonna work. But what we do know is this: If we had two bombs, we'd have two chances.
Capa: You're assuming we'd be able to pilot Icarus I.
Searle: Yes.
Kaneda: Which is assuming that whatever stopped them wasn't a fault or damage to the spacecraft.
Searle: Yes.
Mace: That's a lot of assumptions.

Trey: I'd need to look at all of the carefully, very carefully. But if I had to make a guess right now, I'd say we could adjust our trajectory. We could fly straight to them.
Mace: But we're not going to do that. Just to make it absolutely clear there's no way we're going to do that. Do I have to spell it out for you? We have a payload to deliver to the heart of our nearest star. We are delivering that payload cause that star is dying and if it dies, we die, everything dies. So that is our mission, there is nothing, literally nothing more important than completing our mission. End of story.

Mace: Were screwed... one of us isn't anyway.
Harvey: What happened?
Mace: The airlock's destroyed. There's only one suit. Capa's taking it.
Harvey: ...Why Capa?
Mace: Because the rest of us are lower priority.
Harvey: I'm Not A Low Priority.
Mace: You're a comms officer on a ship that has no means of communication.
Harvey: I am the captain!, The mission needs a captain to hold it together.