Rush: Welcome aboard the Hammond, Eli. Yes, that is planet Earth and yes, you are on a spaceship. We need your help, Eli. To be honest, I don't know how long it's gonna take.
Eli: I should call my mom ... uh, tell her where I am.
(Takes his cellphone out of his pocket.)
Rush: That's probably not gonna work up here.
Eli: Right, right!
Rush: You can speak to her on the way. There's a cover story you'll have to follow.
Eli: I'm sorry, um, on the way to ...?
Rush: To another planet, twenty-one light years from here.
Eli: I can't go. I ... I have things that ...
Rush: We know about your mother's condition.
Eli: You just know everything, don't you?
Rush: We also know that you are currently unemployed and that your mother's medical coverage is, um, an ongoing issue. We'll see she gets the best available care while you're gone.
Eli: And if I don't sign, what? You're gonna erase my memory?
Rush: Something like that.
(Eli realizes that he's wearing pajama bottoms.)
Eli: Can I get some pants?