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Lt. Harper: One thing's sure. Inspector Clay is dead. Murdered. And somebody's responsible!

Danny: [to Jeff] We've got thirty-three passengers back there that have time to be preoccupied. Flying this flybird doesn't give you that opportunity.

Edith: I can't resist your charm, Danny Boy.

Tanna: Eros! Eros everything's on fire! Hurry, wake up Eros! Eros, Eros, wake up, wake up! Eros! Eros wake up, Eros! God wake up!

Danny: Holy mackeral.
Operator: Burbank Tower to American Flight 812, are you in trouble?
[Edith enters]
Edith: Trouble?
Danny: Take a look for yourself.
Edith: [seeing a flying saucer] What in the world...
Danny: That's nothing from this world.

Gravedigger #1: You hear anything?
Gravedigger #2: Thought I did.
Gravedigger #1: Don't like hearing noises, especially when there ain't supposed to be any.
Gravedigger #2: Yeah, kinda spooky-like.
Gravedigger #1: Maybe we're getting old.
Gravedigger #2: Well, whatever it is, it's gone now.
Gravedigger #1: That's the best thing for us too, gone.
Gravedigger #2: Yeah, let's go.

Lt. Harper: What're you gonna do?
Clay: Look around a little.
Lt. Harper: Once you get beyond those lights you won't be able to see your hand in front of your face.
Clay: I will get one of the flashlights from the patrol car.
Lt. Harper: You be careful Clay.
Clay: I'm a big boy now, Johnny.

Paula: You seem to still be up there somewhere.
Jeff: Maybe I am.
Paula: I don't think I've ever seen you in this mood before.
Jeff: I guess it's because I've never been in this mood before.
Paula: Something about your flight?
Jeff: Yeah.
Paula: What happened, Jeff?
Jeff: I saw a flying saucer.
Paula: A saucer? You mean the kind from up there?
Jeff: Yeah, or its counterpart. I was shaped like a huge cigar. Dan saw it too. When it passed over, the whole compartment lighted up with a blinding glare. Then there was a tremendous wind that practically knocked us off our course.
Paula: Well did you report it?
Jeff: Yeah, radioed in immediately and they said well keep it quiet until you land. Then as soon as we landed, big army brass grabbed us and made us swear to secrecy about the whole thing. Oh, it burns me up. These things have been seen for years. They're here, it's a fact. And the public oughta know about it.
Paula: There must be something more you can do about it.
Jeff: Oh no there isn't. Oh, but what's the point of making a fuss. Last night I saw a flying object that couldn't possibly have been from this planet. But I can't say a word. I'm muzzled by army brass! I can't even admit I saw the thing!

Lt. Harper: Get back up to the car and get on the radio. Tell the coroner he's gotta make another trip out here.
Kelton: Well how 'bout the lab boys?
Lt. Harper: Well who do you think we left back at the car, boy scouts?

Soldier: Quite a sight, wasn't it Sir?
Col. Edwards: A sight I'd rather not be seeing.
Soldier: Are you worried about them, Sir?
Col. Edwards: Well, they must have a reason for their visits.
Soldier: Visits? Well that would indicate visitors! Are big guns the usual way of welcoming visitors?
Col. Edwards: We haven't always fired at them.
Soldier: Oh?
Col. Edwards: For a time we tried to contact them by radio, but no response. Then they attacked a town. A small town, I'll admit. But nevertheless a town of people. People who died.
Soldier: I never heard about that, Sir.
Col. Edwards: Well, it was covered up by the higher echelon. Take any fire, any earthquake, any major disaster, then wonder. Flying saucers, Captain, are still a rumour. Officially.
Air Force Captain: Looks like we beat them off again, Sir.
Col. Edwards: What do they want...where are they from...where are they going...
Air Force Captain: They, Sir? Who? Oh, this is a training maneuver, Sir. We only did a little practice firing at the clouds.
Col. Edwards: Yeah. I wonder what their next move will be.
Criswell: What will their next move be?

Ruler: You have your report?
Eros: We had to pull in here to Space Station 7 for regeneration. We're returning to the planet Earth immediately thereafter.
Ruler: What progress has been made?
Eros: We contacted government officials. They refuse our existence.
Ruler: What plan will you follow now?
Eros: Plan 9. It's been absolutely impossible to work through these Earth creatures. Their soul is too controlled.
Ruler: Plan 9...ah yes. Plan 9 deals with the resurrection of the dead. Long-distance electrodes shot into the pinion pituitary glands of recent dead. Have you attempted any of this plan as yet?
Eros: Yes Excellency.
Ruler: How successful has it been?
Eros: We have risen two so far. We shall be just as successful on more.
Ruler: The living...they have no suspicion of your movements?
Eros: We had to dispose of one policeman. However, none of those risen have been seen. At least, not by anyone who still remains alive.
Ruler: It's too bad it must be handled this way. However it must. Those who take from the grave will lead the way for our other operations.
Eros: Yes, Excellency.

Tanna: I feared His Excellency wouldn't take our report this well.
Eros: Well had he been dealing with our own people his reaction would have been completely different. He understands the difficulties of the Earth race.
Tanna: What do you think will be the next obstacle the Earth people will put in our way?
Eros: Well, as long as they can think we'll have our problems. But those whom we're using cannot think. They are the dead. Brought to a simulated life by our electrode guns. You know, it's an interesting thing when you consider...the Earth people, who can think, are so frightened by those who cannot: the dead. Well, our ship should be regenerated, we'd better get started.

Jeff: I still think you oughta go in town and stay with your mother until I get back.
Paula: This is our home and nothing's going to take me from it. Besides, most men try and keep their wives from going home to Momma.
Jeff: That's not the point.
Paula: That's all the point there's going to be. Now toddle off and fly your flying machine, Darling. But if you see any more flying saucers, will you tell them to pick another house to buzz? Don't worry about me.
Jeff: Oh you're the only thing I do worry about. Oh forget about the flying saucers. They're up there. But there's something in that cemetery, and that's too close for comfort.
Paula: The saucers are up there. And the cemetery's out there. But I'll be locked up in there. Now off to your wild blue yonders.
Jeff: You promise you'll lock the doors immediately?
Paula: I promise. Besides, I'll be in bed before half an hour is gone, with your pillow beside me.
Jeff: My pillow?
Paula: Well, I have to have something to keep me company while you're away. Sometimes in the night when it does get a little lonely, I reach over and touch it, then it doesn't seem so lonely anymore.
Jeff: A crazy kid. I do love you, Darlin'.

Danny: Hey Edie, how about you and me balling it up in Albuquerque?
Edith: Albuquerque? Have you read that flight schedule, boy?
Danny: What about it?
Edith: We land in Albuquerque at 4 am. That's strictly a nine o'clock town.

Larry: What do you suppose that noise was?
Lt. Harper: Whatever it was it's no more strange than the other things happening around this cemetery.
Larry: Spirits like Old Farmer Caulder talked about?
Lt. Harper: Heh. Maybe.
Larry: The only spirits he saw tonight were those I smelled on his breath.
Lt. Harper: Well don't forget Mrs. Trent claims to have seen them too. She didn't have anything on her breath.
Larry: She was hysterical.
Lt. Harper: Well true, she was frightened, and in a state of shock. But, don't forget that torn nightgown and the scratched feet.
Larry: Yeah I hadn't thought of that. I guess that's why you're a detective lieutenant and I'm still a uniformed cop.
Lt. Harper: Sometimes it's only the breaks, Larry.

Lt. Harper: It was a saucer.
Poiliceman: A flying saucer?
Larry: What makes you say that?
Lt. Harper: You remember the noise we heard the other night?
Larry: We were knocked to the ground, how could I forget?
Lt. Harper: Exactly, but you're not remembering that sound.
Larry: There you're wrong, Lieutenant. I'm with the fact the sound is similar, but what about the blinding light?
Lt. Harper: Well haven't you heard? Many times a saucer hasn't had a glow, or a light of any kind for that matter.
Larry: That proves it.

Larry: Strange. If someone had broken in, the dirt should be piled up here somewhere. It looks like it's fallen in, into the grave.
Lt. Harper: Larry, you'll be out of that uniform before you know it.

Gen. Roberts: Sit down. I understand, Colonel, you've been on tap for many of our saucer attacks.
Col. Edwards: I'm in charge of field operations, Sir.
Gen. Roberts: You believe there are such things as flying saucers, Colonel?
Col. Edwards: Yessir.
Gen. Roberts: You've seen them?
Col. Edwards: Yessir.
Gen. Roberts: You realize there's a government directive stating that there is no such thing as a flying saucer?
Col. Edwards: Yessir.
Gen Roberts: Do you stand by your statement that you've seen flying saucers?
Col. Edwards: Well, uh, yessir.
Gen. Roberts: This could mean a court marshall. Admitting this against direct orders.
Col. Edwards: General Roberts, may I speak freely?
Gen. Roberts: You may.
Col. Edwards: How could I hope to hold down my command if I didn't believe in what I saw and shot at?
Gen. Roberts: I, uh, like you Colonel.
Col. Edwards: Thank you, Sir.
Gen. Roberts: There are flying saucers. There's no doubt they are in our skies. They've been there for some time.
Col. Edwards: What're we going to do about them?
Gen. Roberts: Who knows?

Gen. Roberts: You ever been to Hollywood?
Col. Edwards: Oh a couple of times. A few years ago.
Gen. Roberts: You're going to be there in the morning. Just a few minutes from Hollywood, in the town of San Fernando, reports have come in of saucers flying so low the exhaust knocked people to the ground. There have even been stated claims of saucer landings. Major Carlson will replace you while you're out there. You're the best man for the job of attempting to contact them. Find them, Colonel. See what in hell it is they want!

Eros: [about Clay] Stop him Tanna! He's close enough! Turn off your electrode gun! No! No! Stop him Tanna!
Tanna: I can't get it, it's jammed!
Eros: Stop him you fool!
Ruler: Drop the gun to the floor, Tanna! The metal will break contact!
Eros: [Gasping] That was too close!

Ruler: The old one must be sacrificed. Re-land on Earth. Send the old one to enter a dwelling. Then cut off the electrokinetic and turn on your ship's decomposure ray. The result will astound those watching. Astound them enough to delay their attention until you have gained your other recruits from the cemetery.
Eros: Yes, Excellency. It'll be done.
Ruler: Report to me when this has been accomplished. Eros, the Earth people are getting to that which we fear. Since they will not listen or respect our existence, they cannot help but believe our powers when they see their own dead walking 'round again, brought about by our advancement in such things. As soon as you have enough of the dead recruits, march them on the capitals of the Earth, let nothing stand in your way. Their own dead will be used to make them accept our existence, and believe in that fact.

Col. Edwards: This is the most fantastic story I've ever heard.
Jeff: And every word of it's true, too.
Col. Edwards: That's the fantastic part of it.

Kelton: Did you see that thing? Did you get it?
Lt. Harper: We got it.
Kelton: What was it? It didn't fall...I fired every bullet I had.
Lt. Harper: So did I. I don't know what it was or what happened, but unless that bag of bones can reassemble itself, it's out of the running now.

Lt. Harper: [at the cemetery] Colonel I've been out here so often you'd think I'd taken a lease on this place.
Col. Edwards: Not a long lease, I hope.
Lt. Harper: I see what you mean. But you know, I can't help but feel the answer's out here somewhere.
Col. Edwards: Is the, uh, girl safe?
Lt. Harper: Mrs. Trent you'd better stay with the car.
Paula: Stay here alone? Not on your life.
Lt. Harper: Modern women...
Col. Edwards: Yeah, they been that way all down through the ages. Especially in a spot like this.

Jeff: Now you stay close to the officer, Honey.
Paula: I'd feel safer with you.
Jeff: Now the Lieutenant knows best.
Paula: Oh I don't like it, but I guess there isn't much I can do about it.

Col. Edwards: [at Clay's grave] Looks to me like someone had broken out instead of in.
Lt. Harper: I figured that, but that's impossible!
Col. Edwards: I wonder.
Lt. Harper: Look, Colonel, some things just can't happen.
Col. Edwards: Yeah, well after that apparition that was draped across Mr. Trent's patio, I would say we should keep our minds open to anything.
Lt. Harper: Look, Colonel, I'm a policeman. I've got to deal in facts. But, I guess I'll have to go along with you. You know I bet my badge right now we haven't seen the last of those weirdies.

Jeff: You goin' in that thing?
Col. Edwards: That's what we're here for.
Jeff: I don't know, the way these things speed around we might just get in there and pft! Off it goes.
Col. Edwards: That's a chance we take.
Lt. Harper: Well, I took a chance on those earlier airplanes. Might just as well see what the inside of one of these looks like. Got your guns ready?
Jeff: I tell you one thing, if a little green man jumps out at me I'm shooting first and asking questions later.

Tanna: Eros, do we have to kill them?
Eros: Yes.
Tanna: It seems such a waste.
Eros: Well, wouldn't it be better to kill a few now than, with their meddling, permit them to destroy the entire universe?
Tanna: You're always right, Eros.
Eros: Of course. But those are not my words, those are the words of the Ruler.

Lt. Harper: Now you two stay right where you're at.
Eros: We will do as you command. For the moment.
Lt. Harper: No for the moment about it. You just do as I tell you.
Eros: You do not need guns. They would be of no use to you now.
Lt. Harper: They've been mighty useful before on flesh and blood, and you two look like you've got a lot of both.
Eros: True, they would be effective upon us. If you were to have the opportunity to use them.
Jeff: Mister, if you don't get away from that control board I'll show you just how effective they can be.

Jeff: You fiend!
Eros: I? A fiend? I am a soldier of our planet! I? A fiend? We did not come here as enemies. We came only with friendly intentions. To talk. To ask your aid.
Col. Edwards: Our aid?
Eros: Yes. Your aid for the whole universe. But your governments of Earth refused even to accept our existence. Even though you've seen us, heard our messages, you still refused to accept us.
Col. Edwards: Why is it so important that you want to contact the governments of our Earth?
Eros: Because of death. Because all you of Earth are idiots!
Jeff: Now you just hold on, Buster.
Eros: No, you hold on. First was your firecracker, a harmless explosive. Then your handgrenade. They began to kill your own people a few at a time. Then the bomb, then a larger bomb. Many people are killed at one time. Then your scientists stumbled upon the atom bomb. Split the atom. Then the hydrogen bomb, where you actually explode the air itself. Now you bring the destruction of the entire universe, served by our sun. The only explosion left is the solarbonite.
Col. Edwards: Why there's no such thing.
Eros: Perhaps to you. But we've known it for centuries. Your scientists will stumble upon it as they have all the others. But the juvenile minds you possess will not comprehend its strength, until it's too late.
Col. Edwards: You're way above our heads.
Eros: The solarbonite is a way to explode the actual particles of sunlight.
Col. Edwards: Why, that's impossible.
Eros: Even now, your scientists are working on a way to harness the sun's rays. The rays of sunlight are minute particles. Is it so far from your imagination they cannot do as I have suggested?
Col. Edwards: Why, a particle of sunlight can't even be seen or measured.
Eros: Can you see or measure an atom? Yet you can explode one. A ray of sunlight is made up of many atoms!
Jeff: So what if we do develop this Solanite bomb? We'd be even a stronger nation than now.
Eros: Stronger. You see!? You see!? Your stupid minds! Stupid! Stupid!
Jeff: That's all I'm taking from you! [leaps at Eros]
Lt. Harper: Get back here you jerk! Let him finish.
Eros: It's because of men like you that all must be destroyed. Headstrong, violent! No use of the mind God gave you.
Jeff: You talk of God?
Eros: You also think it impossible that we, too, might think of God? You, who wear the uniform of your country. You see, I wear the uniform of my country. Yes, we've had to use drastic means to get to you, but you left us no alternative. When you have the solarbonite, you have nothing. Nor, does the universe.
Col. Edwards: You speak of solarbonite, but just what is it?
Eros: Take a can of your gasoline. Say this can of gasoline is the sun. Now you spread a thin line of it to a ball, representing the Earth. Now, the gasoline represents the sunlight, the sun particles. Here we saturate the ball with the gasoline, the sunlight. Then we put a flame to the ball. The flame will speedily travel around the Earth, back along the line of gasoline to can, or the sun itself. It will explode this source, and spread to every place that gasoline, or sunlight, touches. Explode the sunlight here, Gentlemen, and you explode the universe. Explode the sunlight here, and a chain reaction will occur, direct to the sun itself. And to all the planets that sunlight touches. To every planet in the universe. This why you must be stopped. This is why any means must be used to stop you. In a friendly manner, or as it seems, you want it.
Lt. Harper: He's mad.
Tanna: Mad? Is it mad that you destroy other people to save yourselves? You have done this. Is it mad that one country must destroy another to save themselves? You have also done this. How then is it mad that one planet must destroy another that threatens the very existence-
Eros: That's enough!! In my land, women are for advancing the race, not for fighting man's battles. Life is not so expansive on my planet. We don't cling to it like you do. Our entire aim is for the development of our planet.

Larry: Holy cow! Look there. It's Clay all right, there's no mistaking that.
Kelton: And he's got Mrs. Trent!
Larry: Get your gun ready.
Kelton: From all I've seen tonight guns won't do any good. Clay is dead, and we buried him. How are we going to kill somebody that's already dead? Dead! And yet there he stands! That other one earlier I emptied a full clip into him .
Larry: I'm seeing it, that's the only reason I'm listening to you. Look, I've got an idea. Hurt him or not, we've got to try something. I'm going to sneak up behind him and whop him over the head. That oughta make him move. Follow me. Even when Clay was alive he couldn't run fast enough to catch me, so when he does, you grab Mrs. Trent and run like lightning in the opposite direction.
Kelton: Oh, you think it will work?
Larry: Know anything else to try?

Lt. Harper: Oh, I wonder if that's the last we'll see of them?
Col. Edwards: Perhaps, but sooner or later there'll be others.

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