Plan 9 from Outer Space

Plan 9 from Outer Space quotes

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Criswell
Eros
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My friend, you have seen this incident based on sworn testimony. Can you prove that it didn't happen? Perhaps on your way home, you will pass someone in the dark, and you will never know it, for they will be from outer space. Many scientists believe that another world is watching us this moment. We once laughed at the horseless carriage, the aeroplane, the telephone, the electric light, vitamins, radio, and even television! And now some of us laugh at outer space. God help us... in the future.


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: [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.

[on tape] This is Eros, a space soldier from a planet of your galaxy. I fully realize our language differences, however I also know you finally have perfected the dictorobitary, or as you on Earth put it, the language computer. So you can now understand that which I speak. Since the beginning of your time, we have been far beyond your planet. It has taken you centuries to even grasp what we developed eons of your years ago. Do you still believe it impossible we exist? You didn't actually think you were the only inhabited planet in the universe? How can any race be so stupid? Permit me to set your mind at ease. We do not want to conquer your planet. Only save it. We could have destroyed it long ago, if that had been our aim. Our principal purpose is friendly. I admit, we have had to take certain means which you might refer to as criminal, but that is because of your big guns which have destroyed some of our representatives. If you persist in denying us our landings, then we must only accept that you do not want us on friendly terms. We then have no alternative but to destroy you before you destroy us. With your ancient, juvenile minds, you have developed explosives too fast for your minds to conceive what you were doing. You are on the verge of destroying the entire universe. We are part of that universe.

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

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.

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.

Greetings, my friend. We are all interested in the future, for that is where you and I are going to spend the rest of our lives. And remember my friend, future events such as these will affect you in the future. You are interested in the unknown, the mysterious, the unexplainable. That is why you are here. And now, for the first time, we are bringing to you the full story of what happened on that fateful day. We are giving you all the evidence, based only on the secret testimonies of the miserable souls who survived this terrifying ordeal. The incidents, the places, my friend we cannot keep this a secret any longer. Let us punish the guilty, let us reward the innocent. My friend, can your heart stand the shocking facts about grave robbers from outer space?

The grief of his wife's death became greater and greater agony. The home they had so long shared together, became a tomb. A sweet memory of her joyous living. The sky to which she had once looked, was now only a covering for her dead body. The ever-beautiful flowers she had planted with her own hand, became nothing more than the lost roses of her cheeks. Confused by his great loss, the old man left that home, never to return again.

Residents near the cemetery paid little attention to the blast of thunder and the flash of lightning. But from the blast, arose the moving figure of the dead old man.

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.

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.

All of us on this earth, know that there is a time to live, and that there is a time to die, yet death is always a shock to those left behind. It is even more of a shock, when death, the proud brother, comes suddenly without warning. Just at sundown, a small group, gathered in silent prayer around the newly-opened grave of the beloved wife of an elderly man. Sundown of the day, yet also the sundown of the old man's heart, for the shadows of grief clouded his very reason. The funeral over, the saddened group left the graveside. It was when the gravediggers started their task that strange things began to take place.

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.

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?