I was 5 years old when it first was on the telly and I remember begging my folks to please let me stay up to watch it. They went next door to play pinochle with the neighbors and I was allowed to babysit my sister and watch this movie. Was a defining moment in my young life and I always regard this night to be my wake up moment. I remember being so mad at the government for the military action against these visitors. HA!!! Well 54 years later and not much has changed.
Barnhardt: One thing, Mr. Klaatu: suppose this group should reject your proposals. What is the alternative? Klaatu: I'm afraid there is no alternative. In such a case, the planet Earth would have to be... eliminated Barnhardt: Such power exists? Klaatu: I assure you, such power exists.
The Honorable Senator DooDoo - Representing the Great State of Dinarland