GORT

Today I am reblogging a post from 2011 because it is quite timely. It contains a message from GORT the interstellar enforcement robot (The Day the Earth Stood Still, 1951).
Certain world leaders should take note.

1951 Club

GORT

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A huge 1951 Club welcome to interstellar law enforcement officer  GORT ,  the eight-foot humanoid star of the 1951 film The Day the Earth Stood Still.
Now you may be wondering where GORT has been hanging out these past 60 years since 1951. ( I can’t hear you wondering … but I’m going to tell you anyway! )  GORT is currently to be found at The Science Fiction Hall of Fame within Seattle’s splendid  EMP Museum. And before this … well let’s just say that he’s been keeping an eye on things.

I recently wrote a letter to GORT c/o the very helpful assistant Curator at the museum, Brooks Peck. It is a 1951 Club rule that agreement to membership has to be in writing. Fortunately Gort wrote back.

Dear Gort

Hello. My name is Kris and I am an Earthling living in Ayrshire, Scotland. It’s not every day…

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11 responses to “GORT

    • Yes. And when you think about it, nature itself is demonstrating how easily it could wipe us out, what with hurricanes, tornadoes, eruptions, flooding, earthquakes etc.
      + disease and epidemics and hunger. We should destroy all nuclear weapons and just keep the good science. I like your blog because you write about courage and bravery in the face of great adversity.

  1. Nice one, Chris. I mentioned Gort in a recent blog about transhumanism and artificial intelligence. It’s quite a movie.

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