The Gort (or Klaatu) Fan Club
Date: Tue, 26 Sep 95 13:11:38 -0700
From: Peter Langston <psl>
Subject: The Gort (or Klaatu) Fan Club
Forwarded-by: firstname.lastname@example.org (Keith Bostic)
From: email@example.com (Allan Schwartz)
Here is some "Klaatu Barada Nikto" trivia I just discovered. Apparently,
57 articles have been posted in the past month which include the words
"Klaatu Barada Nikto".
from notes on Return of the Jedi (1983) [rec.arts.movies]
- Among the aliens in Jabba the Hutt's entourage are ones named
``Klaatu,'' ``Barada'' and ``Nikto,'' after the command given to the
robot Gort in _The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)_ (qv). The aliens
are not referred to by name in the film, nor do they have any lines.
Klaatu is the character who tries to push Luke into Sarlacc.
from several postings in [rec.arts.sf.marketplace]
Apparently Klaatu/Nikto/Barada action figures fetch between $4 and $27,
depending on condition.
In case you wouldn't recognize them, in the "standard" picture of the
92 action figures, Klaatu is the 5th from the left in the fourth row;
Nikto is the 4th from the right in the fourth row; and Barada is the
7th from the left in the fifth row.
from a posting about "SF-references-in-music" in [rec.music.misc]
On "School's Out", the words "Klaatu barada nikto" occur in background
vocals near the end of "My Stars". ...
from Re: List: MOVIE TRIVIA: in-jokes, cameos, signatures in [rec.arts.movies]
# Toys (1992)
- The words used by the General in an attempt to stop
the rampaging sea creature are ``Klaatu, Barada, Nikto'', the same
words used to command the robot Gort in _The Day the Earth Stood
Still (1951)_ (qv).
# Army of Darkness (1993)
- The magic words Ash must use to claim the Book of the Dead are
``Klaatu, Barada, Nikto'', the same words used to command the
robot Gort in _The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)_ (qv).
from "Robot Kombat Games, L.A., Aug 5-6" in [comp.robotics]
Klaatu barada nikto!
Greetings Robot Builders of the World,
[ We will send a free ticket to Robot Kombat Games for anyone who e-mails
this announcement to a friend or fiends that is/are interested in
robotics and sends all addresses back to us by e-mail at:
firstname.lastname@example.org. This is a $9.00 value to you for helping us spread the
word. Limit - one per re-mailer. ]
Several posters on the Internet have "Klaatu Barada Nikto" in their
email@example.com (cooke jeffrey b)
firstname.lastname@example.org (Matt Atterbury)
Leonard.Erickson@f51.n105.z1.fidonet.org (Leonard Erickson)
email@example.com (Jason A. Miller)
firstname.lastname@example.org (BRUCE GRANT)
Jim Johnson <jimj@SMTPGATE.SSMC.NOAA.GOV>
"Daniel C. Sobral" <e8917523@ANTARES.LINF.UNB.BR>
(Just thought you would want to know...)
© 1995 Peter Langston