Koenig is finishing a staff meeting and Commissioner Simmonds speaks up, complaining that they're more focused on adapting to their existing circumstances then finding a way to return to Earth. Koenig points out that it's impossible and Dr. Russell doesn't want to encourage false hope. Simmonds insists they should focus on going home to boost morale, but Koenig refuses to entertain his suggestions. Sandra calls in to report they've detected a manned spacecraft approaching the Moon. Koenig orders Alan to intercept the object and two Eagles depart. ..Read the full recap
Koenig: Simmonds, we can't afford to waste our time on something scientifically impossible.
Commissioner Simmonds: Impossible? The impossible takes just a little longer, that's all, Commander.
Commissioner Simmonds: Koenig. I think I'd better come too.
Koenig: Commissioner, right now I need a doctor and a scientist out there. Not a politician.
Captain Zantor: On Earth, you freeze food to keep it fresh, do you not?
Dr. Russell: Yes. We do here.
Captain Zantor: But the flavor fades.
Dr. Russell: The problem's the same all over the universe.
Captain Zantor: Exactly. The flavor of life itself is lost.
Commissioner Simmonds: Look, Koenig, I ought to be the one to go. I mean, I have no place here on Alpha. No function.
Koenig: Believe me, Simmonds, if I could rig that computer, it would shout out your name. But you take your chance like the rest of them.