A scout vessel crash-lands on the surface of a planet, sending up a towering plume of smoke. A scout designated "Eighty-Six", wearing a life-support suit, emerges from the crater, and embarks upon a walk across the planet's surface. Reaching a formation of standing stones, the scout experiences a problem with his oxygen feed, and is forced to take off his mask. However, he discovers the atmosphere is breathable, and reports back to his commanding officer. Overseer Togh, situated in the command vessel above the planet, requests a status update; Eighty-Six reports that the world is habitable, and Togh congratulates him on a successful mission. However, when the scout requests evac, Togh denies him, again offering his congratulations and declaring that he can "rest". Eighty-Six finally realizes that his usefulness has ended, and rages against the Overseer. Unmoved, Togh triggers a signal that shuts down the scout's genetically-modified brain, and the scout falls to the ground, dead. The ...
Scout Eighty-Six has landed. Scout Eighty-Six is awaiting evac. There is no evac.