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Destination Moon (film) Quotes

Destination Moon (film) is a TV show that first aired in 1970 . Destination Moon stopped airing in 1970.

It features George Pal as producer, and Leith Stevens in charge of musical score.

Destination Moon (film) is recorded in English and originally aired in United States. Each episode of Destination Moon (film) is 91 minutes long. Destination Moon (film) is distributed by Eagle-Lion Classics Inc..

The cast includes: John Archer as Jim Barnes, Warner Anderson as Dr. Charles Cargraves, Tom Powers as General Thayer, Grace Stafford as Woody Woodpecker, and Dick Wesson as Joe Sweeney.

Destination Moon (film) Quotes

Grace Stafford as Woody Woodpecker

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Tom Powers as General Thayer

  • (Tom Powers) "On the Moon. Jim, Doc, we're on the Moon."
  • (Dick Wesson) "And we're alive; holy cow. General, the next time you tell me you can get to the Moon, I'll believe you."
  • (Tom Powers) "I know one thing: unless these pills work, space travel isn't going to be -- popular."

John Archer as Jim Barnes

  • (John Archer) "Here's the reason. The vast amount of brains, talents, special skills, and research facilities necessary for this project are not in the government, nor can they be mobilized by the government in peacetime without fatal delay. Only American industry can do this job. And American industry must get to work, now, just as we did in the last war."
  • (Industrialist) "Yes, but the government footed the bill."
  • (John Archer) "And they'll foot this bill, too, if we're successful; you know that. If we fail, we'll take a colossal beating. So we can't fail. Not only is this the greatest adventure awaiting mankind, but it's the greatest challenge ever hurled at American industry. And General Thayer is going to tell you why."
  • (Tom Powers) "The reason is quite simple. We are not the only ones who know that the Moon can be reached. We're not the only ones who are planning to go there. The race is on; and we'd better win it, because there is absolutely no way to stop an attack from outer space. The first country that can use the Moon for the launching of missiles -- will control the Earth. That, gentlemen, is the most important military fact of this century."
  • (Industrialist) "Now listen, fella, I've known you from way back. Two-engine planes weren't fast enough: you had to go in for four. Then props weren't fast enough: you had to go in for jets. Now you've got a hold of something else, something that'll go higher and faster than anything that ever existed before. You can't swing it alone, so you're trying to rope us in on it. Well, before we go along with you, you'll have to tell us: what's the payoff?"
  • (John Archer) "Dollars and cents? I don't know. I want to do this job because it's never been done. Because I don't know. It's research, it's pioneering. What's the Moon? Another North Pole; another South Pole; our only satellite, our nearest neighbor in the sky."
  • (Industrialist) "But why go there, Jim?"
  • (John Archer) "We'll know when we get there; we'll tell you when we get back. It's a venture that I don't want to be left out of."
  • (John Archer) "Say, Doc, the ship's about ready to take off, isn't she?"
  • (Warner Anderson) "Except for tests and minor adjustments."
  • (John Archer) "Well, what's the next favorable time?"
  • (Warner Anderson) "About a month from now."
  • (John Archer) "No, I don't mean that. What's the next favorable time this month?"
  • (Warner Anderson) "The only favorable time this month is about 17 hours from now."
  • (John Archer) "All right, that's it then. We take off in 17 hours."
  • (Tom Powers) "Are you out of your mind?"
  • (John Archer) "I will be, if we run into any more red tape. Now look, there's no law against taking off a spaceship: it's never been done, so they haven't got around to prohibiting it. If we ask for permission, they'll find a way to block us. So we go now, as soon as we can."
  • (Tom Powers) "In an untested ship?"
  • (John Archer) "How do you test a thing of this kind? It either works or it doesn't."

Warner Anderson as Dr. Charles Cargraves

  • (Warner Anderson) "You can't buck public opinion; I've tried. Have you seen this?"
  • (Tom Powers) "That isn't public opinion; it's a job of propaganda."
  • (John Archer) "You're almighty right it is. Manufactured and organized; with money and brains. Somebody's out to get us."

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