Bridger: The U.E.O. is very unhappy about a science officer who was able to call up the full fire-power of the seaQuest.
Westphalen: What was I supposed to do? We had a crisis.
Bridger: I know, I know, but, uh, you tore up a mile and a half of the ocean floor. You fired off nine torpedoes when five would've been enough.
Westphalen: I didn't know.
Bridger: That's my fault. Admiral Noyce and I are still arguing. He wants to know who's going to pay for the four unauthorized torpedoes.
Westphalen: You know what I say. Damn the torpedoes and full steam ahead.