McCauley goes to the office of a publisher, Morrison, asks if his reporters will be represented in the drawing with the others. Morrison says that his top reporter, Jimmy Manx, has been delayed and asks McCauley to stall for a few minutes. McCauley informs him that he’s just drawing the names of the two reporters chosen to go to the moon. Jimmy’s secretary, Joyce Lynn, arrives and tells her employer that she couldn’t find Jimmy. Morrison tells her to try a few more spots and Joyce takes off...Read the full recap
Joyce Lynn: Honestly, Jimmy, you promised Mr. Morrison you'd be there.
Jimmy Manx: I didn't say I'd be on time, did I?
Paul Carlson: Ah, all the comforts of home.
Jimmy Manx: Park Avenue penthouse.
McCauley: Yeah, except for the engineering genius who wanted to make me this moonbase is adequate for a thousand Park Avenue penthouses.
Jimmy Manx: Colonel McCauley, you made many missions to the moon. Now, how does this one compare with the others?
McCauley: Umm, pretty much the same, although it hasn't become routine and I don't think it ever will. The awesome and terrible beauty of the moon is just as overpowering as it was the first time.
Jimmy Manx: Anything else?
McCauley: And of course, the eternal vigilance just to survive is always with us.
Morrison: Well, Colonel, I can only repeat to you personally what we've already told the world. We apologize for the actions of Jimmy Manx.
McCauley: What's going to become of him?
Morrison: I don't know. He's through forever in this business. No one will ever have anything to do with him.
McCauley: Yeah, he tried to fake life on the moon. Now he's going to have to try and find a new life here on earth.