Fantastic Voyage

- I insist on taking my technician.
- You'll take along who I assign.

Don't tell me who I'm going to work with -
not on this operation.

I'll do what I think is best
without interference!

Dr Duval has relied
on Miss Peterson for years.

And since she wants to come along,
I think it's for the best, Dr Reid.

Well, I disagree with you.
Since you're in charge, do as you please.
But I want it on record I'm against it.

Grant, Colonel Reid, operational commander.
You met our medical chief.

- Dr Duval, head surgeon.
- I've heard of you.

Miss Peterson, his assistant.
And Captain Bill Owens,
designer of an experimental submarine

for the Navy's research programme.
- Out of your element, Captain?
- Sort of.

- That makes two of us.
- Grant is uniquely suited to this mission.

He's a communications expert
and he was a frogman during the war.

Besides, he brought Benes into this country.
The fewer people who knowthat, the better.
You'll find Grant invaluable should anything
go wrong once you're underway.

OK, Don.
Here's the overall target area.
Benes's brain.
As near as we can map it stereotaxically.

The clot is right here.
It's impossible to get at
without damage to the intervening tissue,

which would prove fatal to Benes.
The only way to reach it
is via the arterial system.

Phase one calls for
miniaturising a submarine,

with crew and surgical team,
and injecting it into the carotid artery.

How small will it be?
About the size of a microbe.
We're putting Benes in deep hypothermia.

That's freezing him
as low as is compatible with human life.

It'll slow down his heartbeat, circulation
and all other physical processes.

Even so, Colonel, because of our size -
I mean, the lack of it -
we'll still be cruising pretty fast.

We'll be smashed to bits
if there's turbulence.

The only danger of turbulence
is in the heart,