Thaal Sinestro: So...this is the human. When I learned Abin Sur’s ring had chosen you, I said there had to be a mistake. I see nothing to change my mind. I’ll take it from here, Kilowog. The Corps is only as strong as its weakest link. And I will tolerate no weak links. You understand me? Are you afraid, human? Are you afraid?
Hal: Don’t. Don’t do that.
Thaal Sinestro: Shall we?
Thaal Sinestro: A sword? How human. I do believe I smell fear. I’m a Green Lantern. I fear nothing. Fear is the enemy of will. Will is what makes you take action. Fear is what stops you and makes you weak. Makes your constructs feeble. You must ignore your fear. When you’re afraid, you can’t act. When you can’t act, you can’t defend. If you can’t defend, you die. You reek of fear, Hal Jordan. Abin Sur was a great warrior. Mymentor. My friend. You insult his memory by wearing his ring.
Hal: I’m done. He’s right. I’m only human. We’re not ready to defend the universe. A few days ago, we thought we were the only ones in the universe.
Tomar-Re: The ring chose you. It wouldn’t have if it hadn’t seen something in you.
Hal: Oh, yeah?
Tomar-Re: Something you yourself don’t yet see. The ring never makes a mistake.
Hal: This time it did.
Hector: --that until recently, we didn’t realize that many of these little critters that we’ve been calling bacteria weren’t bacteria at all. They were an entirely different type of primitive prokaryotic cell. These little buggers, called archaeans, are still poorly understood. Um... But might turn out to be different from bacteria-- But might turn out to be as different from bacteria as bacteria is from us. Some call them extremophiles because they live in the most extreme environments on Earth, such as...
Michael thinking: God, he’s so boring.
Hector: ...the boiling waters of a geyser.
Michael thinking: What a loser.
Hector: What did you say?
Michael: I didn’t say anything.
Hector: Did you just call me a loser?
Michael thinking: What kind of freak is this guy?
Hector: "Freak"?! Class dismissed.