|from BEGINNING OF THE END
Reporter: I spoke to him, but I
guess he didnt hear me.
Scientist: Oh. Hes a deaf-mute. Working with radiation can be dangerous
Scientist: Nothing to worry
about! Just a slight catastrophe!
Reporter: Do you have these catastrophes often?
Scientist: Ha, ha! All the time!
Scientist: Its hard to
keep these little things from getting in. These are snails. Last summer it was
caterpillars. After that, it was grasshoppers by the drove! and just
last week, it was beetles!
Reporter: How do they get so
Scientist: Well, radiation causes photosynthesis that is, the growing
process to continue night and day. The radioisotopes act as a---sort of an
artificial sun; a sun that never sets!
Reporter: Tell me:
whats he doing?
Scientist: Well, thats plant food; essential minerals. Keeps the plants from
burning themselves out. They have to be fed constantly. Actually, the fruit would be much
larger if we didnt limit the stimulation!
Scientist: What do you want
me to do?
Reporter: Just ride out there with me and take a look.
Scientist: I dont understand what good thatll do. The authorities
investigated it thoroughly.
Reporter: The sheriff thinks in terms of crime and publicity. Youre a scientist.
You think in terms of cause and effect. Maybe youll see something he missed!
Scientist: Ive got your
explanation for you, Tom! Now, listen: youve known me ever since I came to Paxton.
You know Im not given to hysteria, and youve got to listen to me with an open
Colonel: Take it easy, Ed!
Colonel: What are you talking about?
Scientist: Im talking about giant locusts! Giant locusts are responsible for
Scientist: You have to
believe us! Listen: youve seen the giant plants out at the lab---
Colonel: Are you trying to tell me you bred these things!?
Scientist: In a sense I did, yes
. Some locusts must have gotten into
the lab and they ate some of the plants, or some of the radioactive plant food. So
their cell division accelerated immediately that is, they started to grow
Scientist: Each one of them
has the strength of ten men! There are probably two or three hundred of them!
Colonel: So last night, not satisfied with eating grain, they came to Ludlow?
Colonel: Ha, ha! Even if I went for your story about their size, itd be hard
to believe theyd attack people!
Scientist: We saw Frank
Johnson killed by a giant locust!
Colonel: Sure, and there are reliable people whove also seen flying saucers
and weird little men from Mars!
Colonel: Where would I get
off calling for the regular army to handle some oversized grasshoppers? Why, theyd
Section Eight me right out of the service!
Scientist: Wait a minute.
We cant drive them not drive but we could attract them
attract! If we could reproduce their call, General, it might work! It just might work!
General: What do you need?
Scientist: Well, let me see. I need--- Uhhh, I need--- I need an audio-oscillator.
I need an audio--- Two! Two audio-amplifiers! The most powerful you can get! I need
an ostilloscope! I need some high frequency radio equipment! And a boat! A fast
Scientist: I just attached
the wires from the ploygraph to the two copper strips at the bottom of the cage. Now, the
locust, like every other living thing, has galvanic reflexes, or electrical charges, in
direct ratio to its activity, or emotional stimulation!
Brain From Planet Arous (1958)
Scientists fiancée: You know
its three oclock and you mad scientists havent even stopped for lunch?
Scientist: No wonder Ive been getting insulting messages
from my stomach!
First scientist: Dan, were going over to
Second scientist: Not before we eat!
Scientist: Theres a hot blast of gamma
coming from Mystery Mountain! Thats cause enough for any scientist to go into the
desert. Lucky its intermittent. If it was constant, wed be fried!
First scientist: Turn the Geiger on again, will
Second scientist: It is on. Suddenly its as cool as a
Scientist: Who are you? What do you want?
Evil alien brain: I am Gor! I need your body as a dwelling-place
while I am here on your planet Earth.
Scientist: Why me?
Evil alien brain: Because you are a recognised nuclear scientist.
Because you have entrée to places on Earth I want to go. I chose your body very
carefully, even before I knew about Sally a very exciting female!
Scientist: Leave Sally out of this!
Evil alien brain: Why? She appeals to me! There are some aspects
of the life of an Earth savage that are exciting and rewarding! Things that are missed by
the brains on my planet, Arous.
Scientist: If you so much as touch Sally, Ill---!
Evil alien brain: It is you who are touching her! Even I
must have some interest to spur me on! Shell do very nicely!
Evil alien brain: None of your puny weapons
will affect me!
Evil alien brain: Your feeling of helplessness
is your best friend, savage! When I am occupying your body, or in my present transitory
form, I am without substance and indestructible! You are fortunate that Gor, one of the
greatest intellects in a world where intelligence is all, has chosen to use your body! I,
Gor, in your stupid body, will have the power of life and death over this civilisation.
Through me, you shall have power such as no man has seen before in the history of your
planet! The power of pure intellect!
Evil alien brain: We will take the young female
for a ride in your car. I will enjoy being you tonight! She gives me a very strange, very
Possessed scientist: Im going to the
atomic bomb tests at Indian Springs. Im going to watch the tests with Colonel
Froghley and Professor Tate, and then Im going to introduce my discovery. Itll
make the atomic bomb look like a firecracker!
iancée: You frighten me when you talk like that!
Fiancée: Were going to be rich?
Possessed scientist: Mmm, richer than that! Pictures in the paper,
royalty calling on you---
Fiancée: You scare me when you talk like
CAT-WOMEN OF THE MOON
Commander: We have passed the 2000 mile level,
are travelling in space. Speed: 7 miles per second; motors: smooth; fuel consumption:
point oh-eight-six-five; temperature of atom chamber: unchanged; nitrate pictrate acid:
Mission control: Wait a minute, Commander! Theres
a world full of people listening in! Are you all right? Could we have a few words from the
Co-pilot: Were weighed down at the right
somethings embedded in our rear section!
Commander: The atom chamber!
Engineer: Heat radiation going up fast!
Navigator: Must be a meteor can we shake it?
Commander: Maybe centrifugal force will dislodge it!
Co-pilot: Im okay. Go talk to Laird.
Co-pilot: Go on. After all, youre his girl.
Navigator: For the duration of this trip, the only relationship I have with the
Commander is a scientific one. This is no time to tamper with the emotions.
Co-pilot: I bet you got that from him.
Navigator: Its true.
Co-pilot: Its hooey! You cant turn love on and off like a faucet!
Believe me, baby, if I ever fell in love with you, Id chase you across the world,
around the moon, and all the way stations in between! Aw, go on, beat it!
Commander: Helen, who is Alpha?
Commander: On the radio you said, Alpha, were on our way.
Navigator: I dont remember saying that!
Commander: Probably just a touch of space madness!
Co-pilot: Without any oxygen, what can you possibly want with
Navigator: I feel more at home carrying them.
Co-pilot: Ha, ha, ha, ha!
Commander: Almost as silly as that gun, Kip. You know theres no life on the
Co-pilot: I guess Im like Helen: I feel more at home that way!
Navigator: I wish youd tell him not to, Laird! Either were on a
scientific expedition, or were a bunch of boy scouts on an outing!
Co-pilot: Laird, look! Moisture!
Radio operator: How can there be water without atmosphere!?
Commander: Impossible! Maybe its something that only looks like water!
Co-pilot: The scientist doesnt know enough to come in out of the rain! Laird,
did it ever occur to you that maybe this is atmosphere?
Commander: On the moon!?
Co-pilot: Could be why its hard for us to walk! Where theres
atmosphere, theres got to be gravitational pull to hold it! Even I know that!
Commander: Magnetic field on the dark side
.gravitational pull, if
. A special one
wed have to
Engineer: And this is a natural decompression chamber, isnt it, sir?
[Douglas Fowley earns his "Dialogue Director"s credit]
Cat-Woman [falling in lurrve]: Id like that "driving
down to the beach" bit stretching out on the sand just a boy and a girl
together and and maybe what you call a "Coke".
Co-pilot: Now, then, which side are you on?
Navigator: I didnt know we had sides!
Co-pilot: Im convinced you deliberately led us into this! Id be very
happy if youd unconvince me!
Navigator: I dont know what you mean!
Co-pilot [grabbing her by the shoulders]: Look, Helen I have a very high
regard for you! Youre smart, you have courage and youre all
woman! and if it hadnt been for Laird, I would have tried to make it you and
me a long time ago!
Navigator: Flattery will get you no place!
Co-pilot: Helen! [He grabs her hand]
Navigator: Get your big hands off me!!
Co-pilot: Not until you level with me! [She moans, collapsing against him] Oh,
come on, now! Im not hurting you that much!
Navigator: Dont let go, Kip!
Co-pilot: Helen, whats the matter?
Navigator: Danger, Kip! They want to kill you! Theyll take the ship, and
theyll make me go with them!
Co-pilot: Well, how?
Navigator: They can, Kip! They control me!
Co-pilot: Control you!?
Navigator: Even with Laird! I liked you best but Laird knew more, so
they wanted me with him!
Co-pilot: They dont control you now, do they?
Navigator: No! But hang on! Hold on tight!
Co-pilot: Youre doggone right I will! Youre doggone right! [They
Cat-Woman [demonstrating her knowledge of the rocketship]: In
other words this controls this, in a ratio of six-to-one; the speed
control retardant; the stabiliser; and the cut-off!
Engineer: Youre too smart for me, baby I like em stupid!
[Its okay, everyone: she stabs him to death shortly afterwards. Its
First Cat-Woman: Four of us will be enough! We will get their
women under our power and soon we will rule the whole world!
Second Cat-Woman: But I dont want to rule the world! I want to live on it,
just like the Earth people do!
First Cat-Woman: Lambda, we are coming into a new situation. We must bring
our culture to Earth!
Second Cat-Woman: No!
Third Cat-Woman: Shes fallen in love with her radio operator!
First Cat-Woman: Is that true?
Second Cat-Woman: What if it is?
First Cat-Woman: Lambda, there is no room in your life for love! We will choose
your man eugenically! You and Beta will have girl children fit to carry on! The best of
the Earth mongrels will be none too good!
Commander: We were just talking shop. Anything wrong with that?
Co-pilot: No, not a thing except that the Cat-Women are planning to steal
our ship, and Helens tied body and soul to them!
Navigator: Thats a lie!
Commander: I resent that, Kip! Whats your evidence?
Co-pilot: Well, for one thing, Doug got the dope from little Lambda. For another,
Helen told me herself. We were out on the terrace, and she told me to hold her tight. Not
to kiss her; just to hold her ha--- [Light dawns; he grabs her hand]
Navigator: Let go of my hand!!
Co-pilot: Not this time, baby!
Navigator [collapsing against him and moaning]: Oh
.thank you, Kip!
Co-pilot: Now lets set the record straight: are you in love with
Co-pilot: And were you bleeding him for information to pass onto Alpha?
Co-pilot: And who who do you really love?
Navigator: YOU!! [They kiss passionately]
from Amphibian Man (1961)
Far below, deep below, here we go-go
Lets drink a drink or two or three or four
Beneath the foam, make yourself at home
Where you cant be found
Sailorman, Ill tell you on the level
You have strayed too far for far too long
In my heart, theres only the Sea-Devil
Hes the one for me
Sails out, anchor up, were out in force
Nows the time to cha-cha-chart the course
Sea-Devil, we come with a keg of rum
Youd better not hold out
Sailorman, Ill tell you on the level
You have strayed too far for far too long
In my heart, theres only the Sea-Devil
Hes the one for me-ee-ee!!
from The Creeper (1948)
Good scientist: You may be right,
Jim. Logically right. But morally in my catalogue of values man comes first. Without man,
there wouldnt even be a science!
Evil scientist: The trouble with you is, youre not
a scientist! Youre a philosopher. In our world, theres no room for
Good scientist: Thats precisely whats wrong.
Theres no place for the philosopher the man whose sole function it is, just
to think. How wonderful to have nothing to do but just to think
Good scientist: Lets publish what weve learned and
let it go at that.
Evil scientist: Dont tell me you can open the door to a
great discovery actually stand on the threshold and not go any further!
Good scientist: Jim, please! Granted, were the only men to
introduce phosphorescence into living cell tissue. Nevertheless, it hasnt been the
great boon to surgery wed expected.
Evil scientist: Well, theres something bigger than that!
Cant you see it?
Good scientist: I see it all too clearly. It is big. Too big! We
cant control it! Wed be releasing energies that would result only in
mutations, monstrosities, and death!
Male scientist: [Introducing his lab mice] Come over here and
meet my favourite characters! See the fat one? Thats Gertrude. Shes a
wonderful mother. That skinny ones Ophelia. She has a suicide complex, poor thing.
That chap whos looking at you so brazenly, hes a regular old rip! See the
plump one? Thats Sandra. Shes a cute little--- [He is interrupted by the
sound of breaking glass] Whered she go?
Female scientist: Its nothing, John.
Male scientist: What do you mean, nothing? People dont just
drop glasses and run out of offices! Or maybe its me. Do you think I have five
Concerned father: You know, honey, what you need is a nice,
long vacation, away from theories, and test-tubes, and guinea-pig cats
First scientist: [Picking up cat] Here he is!
Second scientist: Where do you suppose he was?
First scientist: Probably at the end of the hallway. He loves
those little guinea-pigs. But theyre bad for him, so full of flu germs
Native: My wife! My wife, doctor, shes dead! Yesterday,
she was fine, she was happy, but tonight she turned very white and swift she died!
Female scientist: Of course, I wouldnt feel
qualified, but if I did hazard a diagnosis, I should say that there were
definite symptoms of schizophrenia. Tell me, Nora, dont you ever find yourself
awakening from some horribly realistic dream, in which you were another person? Perhaps
not even another person; an animal; a a cat? And dont you ever feel, on
awakening, that it wasnt a dream, but true? That you are two separate beings, one
the Nora we know, and the other---
[Im glad she doesnt feel qualified!]
Female scientist: Hes dead?
Male scientist: Why does this always happen to me!
Female scientist: How about taking in a movie and dinner?
Male scientist: All right, Gwenn. What time?
Female scientist: You dont want to go.
Male scientist: I didnt say I didnt want to go.
Female scientist: You dont sound very enthusiastic!
Male scientist: Please dont try to be difficult.
Female scientist: Youd rather see her, is that it?
Male scientist: Please, Gwenn! Ill pick you up in half an
Female scientist: Dontt bother! You mean to much to me
to be a burden to you.
Male scientist: Ill see you tomorrow. Maybe youll be
in a better mood.
Female scientist: Ill be working tomorrow. And Ill be
working day after tomorrow! From now on, Ill always be working! Thats all
Im good for anyway, work, work, work! I might as well resign myself to it!
[Theres a reason female scientists dont date much