Fantastic Voyage

We've known it exists
even though we never saw it.

Like the structure of the atom.
But to actually see
one of the miracles of the universe,

the engineering of the cycle of a breath...
I wouldn't call it a miracle.
Just an interchange of gases.

The end product
of 500 million years of evolution.

You can't believe all that is accidental? That
there isn't a creative intelligence at work?

Well, the creative...
- Mr Grant?
- Yes, skipper?

I'm losing pressure in the flotation tanks.
Check the manual control panel.
It's aft on the starboard side.

The left tank's losing pressure.
There must be a short
in the electrical valve circuit system.

That takes care of the valves. I suppose it
happened because of that electric shock.

- Is there any damage?
- Not to the valve.

But we've lost so much air
we can't make it the rest of the way.

What do you propose to do, Captain?
There's nothing we can do.
We can't continue without full tanks.

- Any reserve air?
- Enough to breathe, but that's all.

Just a few cells away from a vast air chamber,
one of the countless alveoli of the lung,
and we can't get enough air
to fill a microscopic tank!

Maybe we can.
- Skipper, is there a snorkel on this sub?
- Yes, there is.

Could I run a tube through that wall
without harming Benes?