It's almost as if the device was designed
to flourish inside the human body.

Will you still be needing it?
Needing what?
I'm sorry to say there's nothing left.

A little while after the last test,
it disintegrated before my eyes.

I took it to be some sort
of internal self-destruct mechanism.

It's clever and effective.
Not a trace remains.

Gene, do you remember
what you told me about these?

You said some people
in the desert showed them to you.

Can you tell me about the people?
I can't tell you that, Doc.
They said it would be better.

What about the desert?
Can we talk about that part?
Yeah, yeah, I guess
I can tell you about the desert.

I was stationed there...
New Mexico, '73.
Did anything happen in the desert?