Capt. Malcolm Reynolds: [First lines, camera pans around Serenity in re-entry and a panel flies off the nose] What was that?
Hoban ‘Wash’ Washburn: Did you see that?
Capt. Malcolm Reynolds: Was that the primary buffer panel?
Hoban ‘Wash’ Washburn: It did seem to resemble…
Capt. Malcolm Reynolds: Did the primary buffer panel just fall off my gorram ship for no apparent reason?
Hoban ‘Wash’ Washburn: [Checks his instruments] Looks like.
Capt. Malcolm Reynolds: I thought Kaylee checked the entry couplings. I’ve a very clear recollection of it.
Hoban ‘Wash’ Washburn: Well, if she doesn’t get us some extra flow from the engine room to offset the burn-through, this landing is gonna get pretty interesting.
Capt. Malcolm Reynolds: Define “interesting.”
Hoban ‘Wash’ Washburn: [Deadpan] Oh God, oh God, we’re all gonna die.
Capt. Malcolm Reynolds: [Grabs PA microphone] This is the captain. We’re having a little problem with our entry sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence and then… explode. [Hangs up microphone]
Capt. Malcolm Reynolds: Can you shave the vector?
Hoban ‘Wash’ Washburn: I’m doing it, it’s not enough.
Capt. Malcolm Reynolds: Well, just get us on the ground.
Hoban ‘Wash’ Washburn: That part’ll happen pretty definitely.
— Serenity (2005), written by Joss Whedon
The Daily Dialogue theme for the week is witty banter, suggested by kevinpgoulet. Today’s suggestion by plinytheelder_t.
Trivia: Mal mentions a poem that he has read about an albatross. It’s “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner,” by Samuel Taylor Coleridge.
Dialogue On Dialogue: Witty banter like this reminds me… man, I miss the TV series “Firefly”.