A. There’s a Pack’ for That

Neo: “Can you fly that thing?”

Trinity: “Not yet.” (cell phone call)

Tank: “Operator.”

Trinity: “Tank, I need a pilot program for a B212 helicopter.” (fast learning download) “Alright, let’s go.”

—KEANU REEVES AS NEO, CARRIE-ANNE MOSS AS TRINITY, AND MARCUS CHONG AS TANK IN The Matrix (1999)

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