The Psychologist: It's destroying everything.

The Biologist: It's not destroying... It's making something new.

The Biologist: Then I have to ask: why did my husband volunteer for a suicide mission?

The Psychologist: So you're asking me as a psychologist?

The Biologist: Yes.

The Psychologist: Then, as a psychologist, I think you're confusing suicide with self-destruction, and they're very different. Almost none of us commit suicide, whereas almost all of us self-destruct. Somehow. In some part of our lives. We drink, or take drugs, or destabilize the happy job... or happy marriage.

The Biologist: [Startles, uncertain whether this was targeted at her]

The Psychologist: But these aren't decisions. They're impulses. And in fact, as a biologist, you're better placed to explain them than me.

The Biologist: What do you mean?

The Psychologist: Isn't the self-destruction coded into us? Imprinted into each cell.

Josie Radek: [to Lena, about the Shimmer] Ventress wants to face it. You want to fight it. But I don't think I want either of those things.

[last lines]

The Biologist: You're not Kane, are you?

Kane: No. I don't think so.


Kane: Are you Lena?

[first lines]

Scientist: What did you eat? You had rations for only two weeks. You were there for nearly four months.

The Biologist: I don't remember eating.

Scientist: How long do you think you were in there?

The Biologist: Days. Maybe weeks?

Scientist: Did it communicate with you?

The Biologist: It reacted to me.

Scientist: You really have no idea what it was.

Scientist: Can you describe its form?

The Biologist: No.

Scientist: Was it carbon based?

The Biologist: I don't know.

[Last lines]

The Biologist: You're not Kane, are you?

Kane: I don't think so. Are you Lena?

The Biologist: [as she examines multi-coloured flowers] These are very strange.

The Psychologist: Why?

The Biologist: Well, they're all so different. To look at them you wouldn't say that they are the same species... but they're growing from the same branch structure... so it *has* to be the same species. It's the same plant! It's like they're stuck in a continuous mutation.

The Psychologist: A pathology?

The Biologist: Well... you'd sure as hell call it a pathology if you saw this in a human.

[the team kill an alligator & examine it's mouth]

The Biologist: Lena: Whoa. It's exactly the same as the flowers. Look at the teeth. Concentric rows. Something here is making giant waves in the gene pool.

[the paramedic, Anya, holds the alligator's mouth open. She has no tattoo on her arm]

Cass Sheppard: Sharks have teeth like that, don't they?

The Psychologist: Do you think it's a crossbreed?

The Biologist: You can't crossbreed between different species.

Anya Thorensen: Lena, this is getting heavy.

[Later in the movie, Anya has acquired the tattoo]