Waaaaaitaminute. There are large kaiju bits on both sides of the infamous line (see it down there on the lower right?). The brain is actually on Hermann’s side.
I think Hermann’s “side” of the lab is more akin to a rapidly shrinking island. A lone desk, flanked by chalkboards, in a sea of kaiju viscera.
Yeah, I think when the PPDC work dudes rolled the brain and bits tanks in from the helipad they noticed that Newt’s side was already cram-jam-packed with stuff (autoclaves, freezers, worktables, bongos) so there was no where else to put them than Hermann’s side.
….Hermann must have been piiiissseeeed
Okay but wait though it’s not jut the Kaiju brain.
Look where Newt is standing look at the spread of the tables. This is a deliberate incursion into sovereign Gottlieb territory. And Hermann is ignoring this obvious violation of his borders? Or does he really not notice?
I think if they hadn’t been distracted by ending the apocalypse that in about a week Newt would have been a fully occupying force and Hermann wouldn’t realize it until one day he’s climbing down his ladder and he ends up on Newt’s dissection table.
Very true. But Hermann only yells about “kaiju entrails”, he doesn’t say anything about Newt or his instrument trays being on the wrong side of the line. Those organs surrounding Newt in this shot are all still technically on Newt’s side. The tables they’re on cross it, but not the tissues themselves, until … whatever that is Newt’s holding hits the floor. And the brain and whatever that is just left of center in the above.
Also, I’m probably going to have to incorporate your last sentence into a fic. Too. Funny.
I’m going to assume there’s a list of tissue, in order of offensiveness when raw, that’s not allowed over the line. I bet the entrails stink like old prawns. If the bits are in tanks it’s probably not so bad, though the brain goes behind the blackboard because it’s a little freaky. But I agree with so-i-did-this-thing that Hermann’s little citadel of CRT monitors and devastatingly well-organised files is shrinking..!
You know what always bothered me about the lab? I don’t think i’ve seen anyone mention this but its so DARK. I mean i get that its the movies look but can you imagine working on something as delicate as dissection in a lab that ill lit? Newt has to wear a HEADLAMP for gods sake. Did the PPDC spring for an overhead light when they still had funds? Were the other shatterdome’s equipped with better labs? Also that place does not look sterile in the least. It looks rusty and drippy. Won’t samples get contaminated? I also can only hope its well ventilated because ammonia fumes aren’t fun. Like not at all.I imagine Hermann has a tiny desk fan he keeps going all the time trying to stave off the smell. So…the Hong Kong lab. Does it LOOK cool? Hell yes. Is it practical iin any way shape or form? NOPE.
Not only is it dark and dirty, but I notice that Newt’s got bugger-all in the way of protective gear. I would not be handling specimens that are toxic enough to kill whilst wearing only vinyl gloves.
I can only assume that K-Science has no budget for consumables or laundry services, so Newt has no lab coat or gown, and Newt is using substandard protective gloves because that’s all he can get. And maybe he’s decided ‘fuck it, I’m more likely to die in the next couple of months than to live long enough to worry about cancer or Kaiju Blue poisoning.’
That doesn’t excuse him rolling up his sleeves, though. That’s just asking to be spattered with ick.