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Lt. Ben Gannon (Character)
from Stealth (2005)

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Stealth (2005)
Lt. Ben Gannon: Captain Marshfield? EDI, did you just turn off Captain Marshfield?
EDI: [brief pause] There was nothing left to say.

Capt. George Cummings: [as Purcell turns around in shock over getting a fourth wingman in the squadron] What's the problem, Purcell? You look like you just been hit in the gut.
Lt. Henry Purcell: Well, for one, Captain, we've been flying together for a long time, and it's good; but FOUR is an unlucky number.
Capt. George Cummings: Unlucky?
Lt. Henry Purcell: Yeah! It's not a prime number. See, prime numbers can only be divided by one or itself. THREE is a prime number. The Holy Trinity? The thesis and antithesis that come together to form the synthesis...
Capt. George Cummings: Look! This is not a seminar on metaphysics, son. This is the U.S. Navy. Now we ship out Wednesday at oh five hundred. Dismissed.
Lt. Henry Purcell: Okay. IF he'd let me finish I was gonna say Three's Company, Three Stooges, Three Musketeers, three-peat, three strikes you're out, "Three Times a Lady".
Lt. Kara Wade: Three dimensions?
Lt. Henry Purcell: Three Blind Mice.
Lt. Ben Gannon: Menage a trois. Don't forget that one. Right?

Lt. Ben Gannon: Don't think, drink!

Lt. Ben Gannon: [referring to the possible future replacement of human pilots with artificially-intelligent aircraft] War's terrible. It's meant to be terrible, and if it stops being terrible, what's going to stop us?

Lt. Ben Gannon: Shit, man. I didn't want for this to happen. I tried for it not to happen; Navy's got rules about it not happening but it's like this force that's got hold of me.
[pause]
Lt. Ben Gannon: I love her.

Tim: [referring to EDI] He a... downloads songs from the web.
Lt. Ben Gannon: Yeah, how many?
Tim: All of them.
Lt. Ben Gannon: [laughs] Well you're in a pack of trouble with the record companies there, son.

EDI: [Gannon preparing to fire a missile] Talon 1, clarify your intentions.
Lt. Ben Gannon: You gave me your word, I'm showing you mine.

Capt. George Cummings: EDI is here to learn from you, so make sure these lessons are up to speed, alright.
Lt. Ben Gannon: Well then let the schoolin begin.

Lt. Ben Gannon: UCAV EDI, Extreme Deep Invader.
Lt. Henry Purcell: Yeah I've been called that a few times.

[EDI shows his flying capability]
Lt. Henry Purcell: That's Hot.
Lt. Ben Gannon: It's got no heart but it sure can fly, thats not bad for a Tinman.
Lt. Henry Purcell: EDI, it's official you've got a callsign. UCAV "Tinman" EDI the first.

Lt. Ben Gannon: You know what i think?
Lt. Henry Purcell, Lt. Kara Wade, Lt. Ben Gannon: Don't think drink!

Lt. Ben Gannon: Look, we have things those computers can never have like instincts and feelings and moral judgment. You can call me old-fashioned, you can call it whatever you want but I just don't think that in war the action should ever be divorced from the consequences.

Lt. Ben Gannon: Look, we have things those computers can never have like instincts and feelings and moral judgement. You can call me old-fashioned, you can call it whatever you want but I just don't think that in war the action should ever be divorced from the consequences.