Dr. Helena Russell: John, who did the computer finally choose?
Cmdr. John Koenig: Simmonds.
Cmdr. John Koenig: Simmonds, if that suspended animation process works, the computer will make a choice. An unbiased choice of one passenger from Alpha. You'll be eligible like all the others.
Commissioner Simmonds: Including yourself, of course.
Cmdr. John Koenig: No.
Commissioner Simmonds: What?
Cmdr. John Koenig: No, and don't try to understand why.
Cmdr. John Koenig: Paul, order a crash unit to Launch Pad Three immediately, and call Carter in. I want him to fly it.
Paul Morrow: Yes, sir.
Cmdr. John Koenig: And tell Professor Bergman to meet us there. Kano, any readings of life signs from the crash site?
David Kano: Negative, Commander.
Cmdr. John Koenig: Paul, get security to join us.
Paul Morrow: Right.
Cmdr. John Koenig: Dr. Russell, I'd like you to come with us.
Commissioner Simmonds: Koenig, I think I'd better come, too.
Cmdr. John Koenig: Commissioner, right now I need a doctor and a scientist out there, not a politician.
Commissioner Simmonds: Alright, just a minute. Well, once again, I've sat in at a command conference and listened to a cozy round of self congratulations. Aren't we doing well? Hmm? Adapting, adjusting, coming to terms. And, once again, I am shocked that we've not discussed a serious attempt to locate Earth and return there.