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Why did you come here?
I came to save the world.
So is it a machine or a living thing?
Both. Or neither.
What do you mean 'neither'?
It seems to be some sort of silicone-based hybrid. We're calling it GORT: Genetically-Organized Robotic Technology.
The military and their acronyms...
It's alright. He's here to help.
There's another side to you. I feel it now.
(referring to large, black cloud) Is that how it ends?
You can't stop it?
I don't know. It would come at a price, to you and your way of life.
But we can change, you know that now. Please, please, just give us a chance.
I'll try. I must get back to the city.
(to Helen) Your professor is right. At the precipice we change.
I'm going to ask you a series of control questions. Are you currently in a seated position?
Are you human?
My body is.
Do you feel pain?
My body does.
Are you aware of an impending attack on the planet earth?
You should let me go.
I'll repeat the question. (he touches the machine and gets a shock)
What gate did you use to enter this base?
East loading door.
How do I get there?
100 yards left from the back of this building.
Is there a security code?
What size is that suit?
Take it off.
There must be alternatives. You must have some technology that could solve our problem.
Your problem is not technology. The problem is you. You lack the will to change.
Then help us change.
I cannot change your nature. You treat the world as you treat each other.
But every civilization reaches a crisis point eventually.
Most of them don't make it.
Yours did. How?
Our sun was dying. We had to evolve in order to survive.
So it was only when your world was threated with destruction that you became what you are now.
Well that's where we are. You say we're on the brink of destruction and you're right. But it's only on the brink that people find the will to change. Only at the precipice do we evolve. This is our moment. Don't take it from us, we are close to an answer.
You've been out of contact for a long time.
I had a dangerous assignment. This is hostile territory.
I've noticed. I was hoping I could reason with them.
I'm afraid they are not a reasonable race. I've been living amongst them for seventy years now. I know them well.
Any attempt to intercede with them would be futile. They are destructive, and they won't change.
Is that your official report?
The tragedy is, they know what's going to become of them. (Both Klaatu and Wu turn to look at Helen, Jacob and Wu's grandson who are seated at another table)
They sense it. But they can't seem to do anything about it. (They switching to speaking English)
You can't stay here.
I can and I will.
If you stay, you'll die.
I know. This is my home now.
You yourself called them a destructive race.
That's true. But still, there is another side. You see, I... I love them. It is a very strange thing. I... I... I can't find a way to explain it to you. For many years I cursed my luck for being sent here. Human life is difficult. But as this life is coming to an end... I consider myself lucky... to have lived it.
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