Strip 275 -- First Seen: 2009-10-02
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Exterior shot, the Transport trundling across the dark Martian Polar surface enroute to the Array. The surface is black except where the Transport's lights illuminate a small area around itself and a larger, brighter ovoid area in front. We can make out that it is following a rough trail blazed by the hundreds of Transport trips that have come before. The illuminated surface is icy and cracked. Above the horizon, a starry sky.
Reggie (inside Transport): Is it much farther?
Irina: No. About 3 centimes.
Inside the Transport, Irina is driving while Reggie rides shotgun. He's trying to be light and jolly but she's completely deadpan.
Reggie: That Dr. Peña, what a guy. It took some doing to talk him into letting me stay at the Array for a decaday shift.
Irina speaks, but she's still deadly serious. Reggie is a bit surprised by what she says.
Irina continues driving in silence.
Irina: You did not mention the music.
Reggie: No, of course not! A promise is a promise.
Reggie sits there wondering how to get through Irina's shell.
Reggie: You know, Irina, a smile will not break your face.
Reggie: Let's see if a little joke will get at least a teensy smile.
Irina: Clean, please.
Show exterior of the Transport, perhaps from ¾ rear view for variety.
Reggie: Yes, of course.
Reggie: A man comes into a restaurant and sits down and says, 'Waiter! Get me a cup of coffee without the cream ...'
Inside the transport again. Now Irina bursts out laughing, taking Reggie by surprise.
Irina: HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!
Irina: You stole joke from 'Ninotchka!'
Irina: Is my favorite movie of all time. Garbo laughs!
Same shot. Irina is still smiling.
Reggie: Okay, uh, your turn. Got any good jokes?
Irina: I am afraid I stink at jokes.
Exterior of the Transport, following its headlights, trundling away towards the black polar horizon.
Irina: I like economics. We can discuss maybe dialectical materialism and the labor theory of value?
Reggie: Uh, sure.
Reggie (thought): Oh well, better than silence.