Marines aren’t the be-all-end-all when it comes exploiting the resources of the galaxy. That’s where civilian contractors come in.
Burke: I’m Burke. Carter Burke. I work for the company. But don’t let that fool you, I’m really an okay guy. I’m glad to see you’re feeling a little better. They, uh, they tell me that all the weakness and disorientation should pass soon. It’s just natural side effects of such an unusually long hypersleep, or something like that.
In his excitement to get this document out to you, Luke forgot to include the Marine Nature questions in the last PDF. Here’s an updated version so you can make it clear what you think of this chickenshit outfit.
Bishop: Is there a problem?
Burke: I’m sorry. I don’t know why I didn’t even — Ripley’s last trip out, the syn-… the artificial person malfunctioned.
Burke: There were problems and a… a few deaths were involved.
Bishop: I’m shocked. Was it an older model?
Burke: Yeah. The Hyperdine System’s 120-A2.
Bishop: Well, that explains it then. The A2s always were a bit twitchy. That could never happen now with our behavioral inhibitors. It is impossible for me to harm or by omission of action allow to be harmed a human being.
How many drops is this for you, Lieutenant?
Jared Sorensen and Luke have a present for you all.
All right, sweethearts, what are you waiting for? Breakfast in bed? Another glorious day in the Corps! A day in the Marine Corps is like a day on the farm. Every meal’s a banquet! Every paycheck a fortune! Every formation a parade! I LOVE the Corps!
Thor & Luke