• Short Summary

    A talking robot, called Klatu, has flown from the United States to Switzerland, where he will be attending a management conference.

  • Description

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    SV Klatu the robot and stewardess seated in plane ZOOM INTO tray of airline food in lap of robot and stewardess kissing robot (2 shots)
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    2.
    SV PAN Photographers taking pictures of Klatu in airport building, Zurich
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    3.
    SV Klatu approaches fruit stall in market and owner offers him orange
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    4.
    SV Klatu being interviewed by reporter on love and peace
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    5.
    SV Klatu moving around in circles and slows to a halt
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    KLATU: "I am not hungry, thankyou. Give me a kiss."



    KLATU: "You are beautiful. Thank you. What is your name? What is your name?"



    SHOPKEEPER: "Lillian".



    KLATU: "4 Lillian, I love you."



    REPORTER: "What will you talk to them about?"



    KLATU: "We will talk about love and peace."



    REPORTER: "You will talk to businessmen about love and peace?"



    KLATU: "That is correct."



    REPORTER: "What will you say to them about love and peace?"



    KLATU: "If they do not produce love and peace I will destroy them."



    KLATU: "I am getting tired."



    Klatu weighs eighty-two kilograms (nearly thirteen stone). When programmed by a computer in response to a voice signal his vocabulary can be increased to about five thousand words. He was invented by Mr. Anthony Reichert, who is president of Quasar Industries of Rutherford, New Jersey.




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A talking robot, called Klatu, has flown from the United States to Switzerland, where he will be attending a management conference. The one point six metre high (five feet three inches) robot was immediately surrounded by newsmen and a police escort on his arrival in Zurich. He caused a small sensation when he announced in metallic tones: "I love to be in Switzerland. Where are the pretty girls?" Klatu didn't eat much on the nine and a half hour flight from New York. But he did prove to be demanding in other ways.

    SYNOPSIS: Invented by an American businessman Klatu has an instant vocabulary of two hundred and fifty words -- many of these designed to flatter attractive women.

    Klatu will address a conference of some four hundred and fifty businessmen, economists and politicians at the fashionable winter sports resort of Davos -- provided his batteries don't run out.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5JY2VU3JDVZRJ55MRGKMOK91H
    Media URN:
    VLVA5JY2VU3JDVZRJ55MRGKMOK91H
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/02/1979
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:53:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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