For some reason when I enter Meteor Falls and encounter the two grunts and the professor, there is no scene that occurs. By that I mean the two grunts just stand there and don't say anything, I can't interact with them and they don't flee with the meteorite. I can interact with the professor but he says the same thing every time (something about Mr. Chimney).
I am able to leave Meteor Falls and then go back to where the cable car should be but the grunts are still blocking the entrance to it.
Did I miss a critical step which would keep the story progressing ? If so, I can't seem to figure out what that is. Thanks for the help. Here is a link to the screengrab when I'm in Meteor falls