The enemy was encoding secret messages in plant DNA, so they “captured” a greenhouse.
The first decoded messages were recipes for various dishes.
It was slow going: the greenhouse only grew savory herbs.
The Leader asked, “Have you found anything good, yet?”
The lab tech said, “Only thyme will tell.”
“This DVD will show us the future!” he said.
“What did you waste your money on, now? Some self-help guru’s prognostications? Some crackpot financial analyst’s get-rich-quick scheme?” she said.
“No, this will be actual footage, from the future! Watch!”
He starts it.
Footage from the lab.