The 13th Floor
written by Josef Rusnak and Ravel Centeno-Rodriguez, from the novel by Daniel F. Galouye
Douglas Hall: No Ashton, I'm not really a god. I'm just like you. Just a bunch of electricity. It's all smoke and mirrors. Just like your world, Ashton. We're nothing but a simulation on a computer. It's like a machine. Like this arcade game over here. You've got your players... and you put your nickel in...this one pitches, this one runs around the bases, you've got a bat, you've got a ball, they play, they score. All following preprogrammed movements generated by electrical energy. Of course, we've improved on this model since then. Now the players can beat the shit out of and try to drown one another. Which is always fun.
Jerry Ashton: But the letter... it said...
Douglas Hall: That everything was fake. yes, well the letter was meant for me. Fuller was talking about my world.
Jerry Ashton: So what're you saying? You're saying that there's another world on top of this one?
Douglas Hall: That's right.
Jerry Ashton: I don't understand...
Douglas Hall: Fuller found out and they killed him.
Jerry Ashton: Then why didn't they kill you?
Douglas Hall: Maybe they will. Maybe that's why you're pointing a gun at my head right now. I'm sorry Ashton. I'm stuck here. You and me. And the rest of us.
Jerry Ashton: I wanna see it.
Douglas Hall: See what?
Jerry Ashton: The arcade game.
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