A teletype machine begins printing on screen:
WILDFIRE ALERT HAS BEEN CALLED
POTENTIAL DIRECTIVE 7-12
THE FOLLOWING AMERICAN
CITIZENS PLACED ON ZED
KAPPA STATUS. NAMES:
STONE, JEREMY 81
LEAVITT, RUTH 04
DUTTON, CHARLES 51
KIRKE, ALEXANDER 39
HALL, MARK 142
TOP SECRET CLEARANCE
END MESSAGE END MESSAGE
At the Stone household, the Stones are hosting a party for academics. The door buzzes, and Mrs. Stone goes to answer the front door.
She’s confronted by an Air Force officer and an Air Force MP.
“We’d like to see Doctor Jeremy Stone, please,” says the officer.
“Well, I’m Mrs. Stone, and we are having a party,” explains Mrs. Stone. “May I -” She looks to the street, where an armed Air Force sentry is walking next to a waiting car.
“Does that man have a gun?” asks Mrs. Stone.
“Ma’am,” replies the officer, “we must see Doctor Stone.”
“What is this?” asks Mrs. Stone.
“Please call Doctor Stone to the door,” says the officer, sternly.
“Otherwise,” says the MP, “we’ll go get him, ma’am.”
“Just a minute,” says Mrs. Stone.