Star Wars Episode 6: Return of the Jedi Easter Egg - Klaatu Barada Nikto

This is a quote from an easter egg for the movie Army Of Darkness:

"In order to destroy the book of the dead, the hero must memorise and say the words "Klaatu barada nikto" This is a tribute to The Day the Earth Stood Still. In that movie the alien instructs the girl to memorise and say the codewords "Klaatu barada nikto" to stop the robot from attacking." submitted by Brendan (sfaraff@aol.com)

Klaatu, Barada & Nikto are also the name of 3 aliens on Jabba's sail barge.

Klaatu: Green face, brown "vest", shiny metal helmet (After Luke makes it to the top deck of Jabba's sail barge, he kills the Nikto with the large laser, and the very next alien that shoots at him is Klaatu.)

Barada: Green, pudgy face, white shirt, orange bandana. (Holding a long "staff" standing behind and to the left of chewbacca on the desert skiff, heading towards the sarlacc pit.)

Nikto: Orange face w/ smallish horns, brown helmet and "tunic". (Just before C-3PO gives Luke and company a last chance to "beg for mercy", there is a close-up of Lando's face in his guard disguise and Nikto is behind and to the left of Lando & also behind and to the right of Lando when Luke and lando exchange nods, just before the excitement begins.)

Happy Hunting. :-)

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Contributed By: Aaron on 10-19-1999
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LuckyBob1985 writes:
As a side note, this is also a cheat in SimCity 2000, Network Edition. If you want to unlock everything, you open the "Chat" window and write "klatu verada nictu" and you will hear a man say "You must go to Gort, you must say these words, Klatu Barada Niktu". Then, the chat window says "Gort: I hear and obey." You will then have all the secrets in the game unlocked
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The passage "GORT KLAATU BARADA NIKTO" also appears in the movie TRON. Twenty seven minutes into the movie Alan (TRON) returns to his cubical to wait for Flynn to forge a group 6 access so he can release his TRON program. The passage is posted on one of the walls of his cubical (left of screen).
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me writes:
Klaatu Barada Nikto was also used in two episodes of "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: the TV Series", one of the two with the alien that married the daughter (can't think of her name), and the one with the mummy
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Nanaki writes:
Oddly enough, the same sentance was in an episode of pinky and the brain. The Happy hippos or whatever episode. The guide says it.
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mstanley writes:
The Origin of Klatu Burada Nikktu (with various spellings) is from a tribe in the Amazon rain forest. The producers of the film "The Day the Earth Stood Still" used this phrase as previously stated (in this egg) and it gained cult pop status well after the film opened in 1956. The phrase has been used in various subsequent films as an homage to the original film and an IN-Crowd trivia game. In the Amazon tribe, Klatu Barada Niktu is a dance where participants enter into a trance state repeating the name over and over again. The literal meaning of the three words remain a mystery.
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reddpill writes:
This phrase was also the response given by former US Senator Alan Simpson (R-WY) when asked about a tabloid article stating that several (unnamed) members of Congress were not from this planet. It may be the only thing he ever said that I enjoyed.
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greenbeen55 writes:
This line is also uttered by Micheal Gambon in the movie TOYS when in the finale, the sea-swine has locked onto him and he wants to stop it
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Just-1-Dude writes:
Those words are also on the game "Spiderman". In the boss fight against mystero, he will say the words at one point.
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Also in the PC game Sacrifice the wizards say all three of these names when casting a spell.
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wesley58 writes:
Nikto is a jedi from Attack of the clones when on Geonosis Arena
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This line originally comes from "The Day The Earth Stood Still." Sam Raimi and George Lucas are both fans of this film.
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ITIWBS writes:
Amusing. Where's your 'maybe' button? One of the comments rated a 'maybe'.
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eddmario writes:
It was also a line in the Playstation videogame Spyro: Ripto's Rage (Spyro: Gateway to Glimmer in Europe)
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marshall writes:
"Klaatu barada nikto" (I've seen different spellings over the years) actually comes form the sci-fi, cold war, classic, "The Day the Earth Stood Still." It is the command Mr. Carpenter (the alien) gives to his Robot assistant.
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FonddU4u writes:
Wow! I wouldn't ever have noticed that. Pretty neat!
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daunrealist writes:
Klaatu, Barada and Nikto are nicknames for created players in NHL Hitz 20-02 by Midway.
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Timmster writes:
There was a band in the 80's that was called Klaatu. They had one pretty cool album, then they disappeared. I'm guessing that their name was inspired by the same movie.
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Revealer writes:
klaatu Borada Nichto has been used in a number of movies. It is common, because Jewish writers are common. Sam Raimi for example. It is part of the kol nidre prayer, alliterated. It means "God give it over on this night.." referring to the world, and the jewish concept of God conquering all of creation.
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FonddU4u writes:
The line comes from the cold war movie "The Day the Earth Stood Still." It's a good movie. You should see it.
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Edster writes:
Isn't it Evil Dead3 with the Book Of The Dead innit? The hero with the chainsaw arm forgets the words and tries to cough them out instead, then gives in and legs it with the book under one arm. Funny film. The boxed set trilogy is in a case shaped like a book made out of a human face.It's rubber and goes boing wen you poke it. disgusting.
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O.K... It seems that this phrase appears in a lot of movies... but where did it ORIGINATE from?
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