January 1, 2010
#683: Science Montage
Movie Science Montage
[[One scientist passes a test tube to another, who’s sitting at a machine. They’re both wearing lab coats and goggles. Lights and screens are shining, and there’s a hamster ball and a Newton’s cradle on a shelf behind them.]]
[[There’s a glowing sample next to a rat in a cage. One of the scientists is holding a glowing implement; she has another rat in her hand and one on her head. The other scientist is on the phone.]]
Caged Rat: Squeak!
[[One of the scientists pulls levers on another machine, which is shooting some kind of ray downwards a a sample.]]
[[The other scientist is operating a machine with a scope, flasks, coils, and bubbles.]]
Scientist (in panel): Paint flecks from the killer’s clothing match an antimatter factory in Belgrade!
Scientist (off panel): Let’s go!
Actual Science Montage
[[Two scientists in lab coats and goggles place a sample into a machine. There’s a clock on the wall.]]
[[Time has passed.]]
[[Time has passed. One of the scientists has removed his goggles.]]
[[They examine the sample.]]
Male Scientist: Okay, we’ve determined there’s neither barium nor radium in this sample.
Female Scientist: Probably.