Wednesday, November 28, 2007

"Nuke it for Morbid"

In working on my Data Destruction presentation, I wanted to use that quote from Aliens. On looking it up, I learned the real dialog is;
"...take off and nuke the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure."

I liked it better as "Nuke it for Morbid". Much more poetic.

1 comment:

rlawsontx said...

I would like to see your research proving the quote is "from orbit". I have always thought that was a misquote. Ripley CLEARLY says "FOR" not "FROM" (to my ears anyway). I can see where people can hear "orbit" instead of "morbid" but watch the video and listen carefully and Ripley does NOT say "FROM". So is it "Nuke the site FOR orbit"? No obviously. Besides, why the heck would she suggest nukeing the site "from orbit"? Why from orbit? they're going to go up, orbit the planet from 500 miles above for a few cycles and THEN send down a nuke? Huh? Why? No, Ripley is saying, nuke this damn place and kill everything, "for morbid". I would LOVE to have Weaver and Cameron weigh in on this and FINALLY resolve this, but I vote "FOR MORBID".