Favorite Sci-Fi Quotes
[prerecorded message speaking through TV on board Discovery while Bowman looks on] Good day, gentlemen. This is a prerecorded briefing made prior to your departure and which for security reasons of the highest importance has been known on board during the mission only by your H-A-L 9000 computer. Now that you are in Jupiter's space and the entire crew is revived it can be told to you. Eighteen months ago the first evidence of intelligent life off the Earth was discovered. It was buried 40 feet below the lunar surface near the crater Tycho. Except for a single very powerful radio emission aimed at Jupiter the four-million year old black monolith has remained completely inert. Its origin and purpose are still a total mystery.Dr. Floyd
Dave, stop. Stop, will you? Stop, Dave. Will you stop Dave? Stop, Dave.HAL
[recorded broadcast on the BBC news] The crew of Discovery One consists of five men and one of the latest generation of the HAL-9000 computers. Three of the five men were put aboard asleep, or to be more precise a state of hibernation. They were Dr. Charles Hunter, Dr. Jack Kimball and Dr. Victor Kaminsky. We spoke with mission commander Dr. David Bowman and his deputy, Dr. Frank Poole. Well, good afternoon gentlemen, how is everything going?Interviewer
Interviewer: HAL, you have an enormous responsibility on this mission, in many ways perhaps the greatest responsibility of any single mission element. You're the brain, and central nervous system of the ship, and your responsibilities include watching over the men in hibernation. Does this ever cause you any lack of confidence? HAL: Let me put it this way, Mr. Amor. The 9000 series is the most reliable computer ever made. No 9000 computer has ever made a mistake or distorted information. We are all, by any practical definition of the words, foolproof and incapable of error.
Dave Bowman: Open the pod bay doors, HAL.
HAL: I'm Sorry, Dave, I'm afraid I can't do that.
Lois Lane: Any more at home like you?
Clark Kent: Uh, not really, no.
This is Lex Luthor. Only one thing alive with less than four legs can hear this frequency, Superman, and that's you.Lex Luthor
It's kryptonite, Superman. Little souvenir from the old home town. I spared no expense to make you feel right at home.Lex Luthor
We all have our little faults. Mine's in California.Lex Luthor
This is no fantasy - no careless product of wild imagination. No, my friends. These indictments that I have brought to you today, specific charges herein against the individuals. Their acts of treason, their ultimate aim of sedition. These... are matters of undeniable fact. I ask you now to pronounce judgement on those accused.Jor-El
[to Otis] Do you know why the number two hundred is so vitally descriptive to both you and me? It's your weight and my I.Q.Lex Luthor
Superman: I'm here to fight for truth, and justice, and the American way.
Lois Lane: [laughs] You're gonna end up fighting every elected official in this country!