Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes Pic!
I’m on my way out the door for a last minute road trip to visit… something… one state over from me, but before I jump into the Orca and head out I wanted to make sure this big boy got posted.
How could I risk being late with these pics, from one of the most iconic sci-fi scenes of all time? Today we feature The Day the Earth Stood Still directed by the great Robert Wise.
There’s a whole generation that thinks Bruce Campbell and Sam Raimi came up with Klaatu Barada Nikto, but not true good sirs and madams. That’s the “don’t kill the earth, please” password from this very film, lovingly homaged by Raimi and co in Army of Darkness.
In an era of the cheesiest of the cheesy science fiction flicks The Day the Earth Stood Still stand above the rest thanks mainly to its central message. Without being preachy about it the filmmakers just want y’all to get along… or die. It’s a great sci-fi conceit as it pits two of humanities core instincts against each other. We’re programmed to survive and to fight… so when these aliens show up and give us an ultimatum, live in peace or die, how do we reconcile that?
Below you’ll find two shots from the making of this fantastic film, both of the iconic spaceship and the equally iconic Gort, with Michael Rennie appearing in the second shot.
Thanks to Chris Murphy for sending these along! Enjoy!
If you have a behind the scenes shot you’d like to submit to this column, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tomorrow’s behind the scenes pic has been pooshing too many pan-seals.