Transcript For Strip 61
Cut to the city Xīn Xīān on the planet Huǒxīng, or Mars. We are focusing on a building in the hub of this city of almost 2 million.
Caption: Xīn Xīān, on Huǒxīng (Mars).
Voice from building: <… and after settlement of other good-name accounts, the remainder of the estate is to be … shared between my nephews … >
Now we're inside an office, with a close 2-shot on old Master Po Xu-ke's nephews, Tong Xie Po and Ma Bo Nu. Tong is lean and intellectual; Ma is muscular and not intellectual.
Voice (OP) : <… Tong Xie Po and Ma Bo Nu.>
Pull back to show everyone on this office room. There are, besides the newphews, the lawyer Bei Shuang-kuang, and the android Veronica, plus two other individuals, one man and one woman.
Veronica steps towards Bei. She is alarmed and confused.
Bei ignores Veronica and snaps at Tong, who merely raises an eyebrow.
Tong holds up a device that looks like a present-day remote car-key switch, and thumbs a button. Veronica reacts by suddenly jerking stiffly upright, as if someone had pulled a string coming out of the top of her head.
Ma sizes up the now immobile Veronica like a wolf contemplating its fresh kill, while Tong stands by.
The nephews walk towards the exit, with Veronica following blank-eyed in their wake.