September 26, 2007

Wednesday Wisdom

Just once, I wish we would encounter an alien menace that wasn't immune to bullets.

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7 comments:

  1. I think I said that ;-)

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  2. Not so fast Cubicle!

    Take a number.

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  3. Surely the source of that quote is the Brigadier Lethbridge Stewart from Doctor Who?

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  4. That would make it a fiction.

    Silly boy.

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  5. Anonymous10:59 PM

    There was once an alien who was not immune to bullets. But he was a good guy alien who was just trying to give humankind a present to study the universe. And it was 1951. And he was backed up by a pretty awesome robot who WAS immune from bullets.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Day_the_Earth_Stood_Still

    "Klaatu (Michael Rennie) arrives in a flying saucer-like spaceship and lands on the Ellipse in President's Park, Washington, DC. He declares he has come in peace on a mission of goodwill; he holds up and activates a small device that opens with a snap. Before he can explain what it is, Klaatu is shot and wounded by a nervous soldier, who assumes the device is a weapon. In response, a large robot called Gort steps out of the spaceship and melts all weapons present without harming the soldiers, until the wounded Klaatu orders him to cease. A wounded Klaatu explains the "weapon" was a gift to the President and could have been used to study the other planets."

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  6. Klaatu barada nicto.

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  7. Sounds like you've had much experience in using that phrase Cubicle.

    Geoff - nice pick up; but cheesy story line, non?

    The: "humans are the most "evil" species in the entire universe" has a long, long, long history, doesn't it.

    Why are we always the arseholes, and the aliens are the cute, peace loving cherubs?

    (Well, except some pretty cool modern era films where we get to kick the crap out of nasty alien types.)

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