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“Suits me,” says Dutton. He stands. “Before turning in, shouldn’t we file for a code name?”

“Yeah, good idea,” says Stone, sipping his nutrition supplement.

“NINE OVER FOUR OVER EIGHT, OVER ONE SIX SEVEN POINT TWO NINE,” says an announcement. “AUTO CHECK IN GRADE. AUTO CHECK IN GRADE.”

Stone starts typing on an TeleType machine.

WILDFIRE TO CENTRAL CODES

The computer returns:

SEND

Hall starts looking at the sheaf of old teletype messages next to the terminal.

Stone types:

HAVE ISOLATED ORGANISM WISH CODING

The Teletype responds:

MESSAGE FROM CENTRAL CODES FOLLOWS

OPENING NEW CATEGORY

CODE FOR YOUR ORGANISM WILL BE ANDROMEDA

CODE WILL READ OUT ANDROMEDA STRAIN

END MESSAGE

“Why Andromeda?” asks Dutton.

“Andromeda’s our constant – -” begins Leavitt.

“Stone?” interrupts Hall, tearing off a part of the long sheaf of paper.

In This Episode:

  • David Wayne     as Dr. Charles Dutton
  • Kate Reid     as Dr. Ruth Leavitt
  • Arthur Hill     as Doctor Jeremy Stone
  • James Olson     as Dr. Mark Hall
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