Modeler and special effects man Terwilliger arrives for the screening of his stop motion dinosaur animation audition for a tyrannical film producer, the wheelchair-bound Joe Clarence. Clarence's lawyer Glass is impressed and even Clarence briefly admits that Terwilliger is competent. The producer warns that they only have $2,000 for the budget and demands an immediate answer. Terwilliger agrees and Glass takes him out, and warns that Clarence is big in the business. The model worker insists he's an artist, not a slave, but tells Glass he'll sign the contract the next day...Read the full recap
Terwilliger: My beauties. Not alive but alive. Dead but not dead. Clay under liquid rubber. Yes, oh yes. I moved you and then frame by frame photographed you. And god, even now, I can't believe I made you walk and fly and live.
Terwilliger: Okay, now, plant the King of Lizard in ancient summer wilds, to wade in swamps of teeming material life.
Joe Clarence: How'd you like to be fired?
Glass: I quit years ago.
Changes from the short story:
* In the short story, Clarence is a dwarf. Here he is a wheelchair-bound ogre with a large lump on his forehead.
* Glass' daughter asks for Clarence's autograph at the end in the story. In the episode, it is his niece.