Abby Maitland: [on seeing her first giant spider in a tunnel] Does anybody have a really big slipper?
Connor Temple: The same thing happened to me once with Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I admit she's a fictional character but, you know, when it feels real... then she starts hanging around with this badly animated dog and it all got a bit... weird. They always break your heart in the end, don't they?
Connor Temple: [having told incredulous fellow students of his episode 1 adventure] I saw a Gorgonopsid... But it's all true! All right: I swear on my Empire Strikes Back first edition poster signed by Luke Skywalker and Dave Prowse.
Tom: Careful! That's invoking a sacred relic.
Duncan: Yeah, like the Bible.
Connor Temple: Yeah, I know what a sacred relic is, Duncan. I have seen Raiders of the Lost Ark.
Duncan: He's lost it.
Tom: Totally! That's the saddest thing I've seen since Matrix Revolutions.
Connor Temple: Look, if I don't come back you can have my Star Trek Next Generation Top Trumps.
Abby Maitland: I'll treasure them.
Connor Temple: D'you know what? On second thoughts I think you should bury them with me.
Connor Temple: Oh, God! You know what? All my life I've wanted to be in a crime-busting gang! And now I am. So... I don't suppose you'd consider giving me a cool nickname, would you?
Connor Temple: I thought not.
James Lester: I don't like anyone to whom the term "maverick" can be applied. Cutter practically owns the copyright.
Claudia Brown: That's the problem with heroic gestures. Succeed, and you look wonderful. Fail, and all you do is leave the bloody mess for everyone to clear up.
Professor Nick Cutter: They don't even know what they're looking for.
Stephen Hart: There can't be that many types of venomous predator under the Aldwych.
Claudia Brown: You should see the last tube home on a Friday night.
Connor Temple: You never know. We could find a new little playmate for Rex. They could get together and talk about... *really* old times.
Claudia Brown: The Forest of Dean is completely clear. I've left Ryan in charge of mopping up. There's been a lot of Internet chatter but we've got natural disbelief on our side.
James Lester: Eyewitnesses?
Claudia Brown: The schoolteacher's in shock. I'm positive we can keep her away from the papers. And the boy will be no problem.
James Lester: Pity the monster didn't eat them both. That would have been the neatest solution.
[Claudia gives him a look]
James Lester: Joke.
Abby Maitland: Maybe this wasn't such a great idea.
Connor Temple: You can hold my hand if you're frightened.
Abby Maitland: And how is that going to make me feel better?
Professor Nick Cutter: So tell me the plan.
Claudia Brown: What plan? What else can we do?
Professor Nick Cutter: Well, we could start off by telling everyone the truth.
Claudia Brown: Ah, no.
Professor Nick Cutter: Why?
Claudia Brown: Right now, this is just a rumour mill for Internet conspiracy freaks and we can contain that. The alternatives are panic, hysteria and potential lawlessness. Simply unviable.
Professor Nick Cutter: A cover up. Connor will be thrilled.
Claudia Brown: It's not a cover up. Well, okay, it is. But we have to do it.
Stephen Hart: There's something I have to tell you.
Professor Nick Cutter: Ah, you're not dying. It can wait.
Stephen Hart: Helen is alive! She was here. She gave me a message.
Professor Nick Cutter: What message?
Stephen Hart: She's waiting on the other side of the anomaly. She said, she said if you wanna know the truth you've got to come for it.
Connor Temple: Ok, Carboniferous, so it's probably a Arthropleura. That's an centipede on steroids basically. It's more less blind, and good sense of smell and touch. I mean this thing is pretty big and scary looking, but it's more or less timid. It's the kind of bug that'd stick to the kitchen at parties.
Claudia Brown: This one must have a personality disorder.