A surveying crew approaches a planet. The mineralogist, Chatterton, is eager to get started while the archaeologist, Driscoll, is eager to simply explore. They touch down safely and confirm that the planet supports life, but there's no sign of dangerous animals. They step out onto a perfect unblemished landscape, and Chatterton is suspicious that it's too peaceful. He orders the captain, Forester, to be ready, and reminds the officer that his company pays the bills. As Chatterton steps onto the planet, a brief quake shakes the area, much to Driscoll's amusement. The mineralogist orders them to start drilling immediately but Forester tells him to follow procedure and explore first. As they disembark, they're unaware that someone seems to be watching them from the woods...Read the full recap
Chatterton: And here there by tygers, my friend. Don't you forget that.
Chatterton: "Here there by tygers." What old explorers would write on their charts to identify dangerous places.
Forester: Lets say I go along with you. The planet is alive. It's a race unto itself.
Driscoll: And a living thing must have a purpose. So suppose the purpose of this world is to make someone--us--happy. Well, what good is a bag full of miracles if you have no one to share it with?