A Sound of Thunder (2005) (part 6 of 13)

Back in 2055, the post-hunt party at Time Safari isn’t going so well, as you might imagine. Middleton is pissed, threatening to sue the pants of Hatton. But Hatton is able to use some verbal jujitsu to defuse the situation. He points out that for every other Time Safari client, the outcome was never in doubt. Eckles and Middleton, however, faced death for real, and managed to come out alive.

Hatton then goes back on script, seamlessly incorporating the bit about standing shoulder to shoulder with Columbus, Armstrong, and Brubaker. Ryer is shocked by Hatton’s cynical performance. Or maybe he’s just mad because there won’t be any client-banging action after this particular jump.

Or will there? Hmmmm.

Hatton keeps on stroking the egos of Middleton and Eckles, and as the scene ends, it seems they probably won’t sue Time Safari after all.

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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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