Cause you're not the first to have come here. Oh, there have been so
many. And what you have to ask yourself is... what happened to them?
Hello. I'm the Doctor. Basically... RUN.
: "What's the worst that could happen? They blow him up, we grow him big again
, they blow him up again, we grow him big again, and they blow him and we grow him, and... Lothor
: "I know the formula!"
HO HO HO! I'm your bad guy this time!! HO HO HO!
Captain, we are being hailed. I recommend we go to Red Alert
! Captain Pinchhard:
We haven't even met them! Isn't that a little premature? Lt. Barf:
Every week we encounter aliens who try to destroy or take over the ship. It would save a lot of time if we assumed the worst now.
— Sev Trek: Pus in Boots
"The world is facing its greatest threat since last week's episode!"
— Attack of the 50-Ft Half-Klingon by Odon
"Enter Geoff, the man so obviously a freak of the week and the main villain, it might as well have been his first line of dialogue. 'Hi. I'm Geoff. I'll be your meteor freak tonight.'
'Great Geoff. I'm Lo. What are your powers?'
Al and Miles...SPIN THE PLOT WHEEL!
Tic tic tic tic tic tic tic tic tic tic...tic.....tic........tic............tic......................chunk.
Paralysis! Lucky you, you almost got the guy who can eat so fast he can become super-dense, and unlucky you, you were two pegs off from Beppo, if Beppo is in actuality a gorilla as opposed to a chimp (gotta have that 'not exactly like the comics' stamp, or it just ain't Smallville)."
—Neal Bailey on Smallville
created the great SF boom of the 1950s. It offered a single, wild leap of imagination that said the stars could be humanitys for the taking. But despite the deluge of SF films that subsequently came almost none of them — excepting maybe Forbidden Planet
(1956) — accepted the implicit challenge. Instead humanitys attitude toward the stars contrarily became one that the sky was in imminent danger of falling on our heads, be it filled with alien invaders or atomic monsters.