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Challenge #01983-E159: The Secret

A human led crew of ragtag aliens get captured and are being held separately for interrogation.

The issue isn’t getting them to talk.

The issue isn’t even getting them to shut up. In fact, they’ve been perfectly cooperative.

The only issue?

They’re all telling equally terrible, completely contradictory lies. -- Anon Guest

You know the scene. You know the cuts. You've seen it so many times. Multiple people are asked the same question, and the audience is treated to cuts of the answers. This one had to be the most ludicrous of them all. Even something as simple and verifiable as "What is your ship's designation?" was going to earn several different answers.

"Boaty McBoatface." / "The Intrepid." / "Hollowpoint." / "The Scythe." When it was clear to anyone who could read Galstand that it was The Numbat.

They had to know that Ganz had access to their records, but the truth seemed to elude them all the same. He'd read their diaries. He knew who they were, and what they were doing here, for the most part... but he had to get them to trust him with their truths before he went after his secrets. And in this case, it was starting to look like a lost cause.

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