Favorite Sci-Fi Quotes
It can only be attributable to human error.HAL
Just what do you think you're doing, Dave?HAL
Look Dave, I can see you're really upset about this. I honestly think you ought to sit down calmly, take a stress pill, and think things over.HAL
I know I've made some very poor decisions recently, but I can give you my complete assurance that my work will be back to normal. I've still got the greatest enthusiasm and confidence in the mission. And I want to help you.HAL
[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
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