A Sound of Thunder (2005) (part 5 of 13)

Inside the cavernous Time Safari facility, jump technician Payne is fiddling with the jump gear under the not-very-watchful eye of government agent Derris. Payne is kidding Derris about being a boring civil-servant type. He imagines that Derris gets his freak on at home: “Lampshade on your head, chicken feet, whips. I know it.”

Chicken feet? Thank God for the PG-13 rating!

Hatton enters with Eckles and Middleton, and introduces them to the Time Safari jump team.

Hatton gives the rundown on everyone’s jobs: Jenny does the holo-disk recording (with her picto-camera, I assume), Payne is the technician responsible for the equipment and weapons, Dr. Lucas “keeps everyone ticking”, and Ryer is apparently just along because he’s a famous scientist that everyone has heard of.

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Mark M. Meysenburg

Mark teaches at Doane College, a liberal arts college in Crete, Nebraska. Most of his teaching involves computer science, but Mark also occasionally teaches mathematics and the history of science; he has also been known to offer three week courses on the worst movies ever made. Mark's bad movie obsession was kindled in the early 1980s by the Medved brothers, then fanned to full flame by late-night showings of Plan 9 from Outer Space. Who could have predicted the long term effects of satin-pajama-clad, mincing alien menace? Mark's other interests include homebrew beer and wine, and practicing and teaching martial arts.

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