Want to know who’s in ruttin’ command here?

One of the great joys of good sci-fi is the writing. Smallville, in its last season, has tons of great examples. My favorite from season 10 so far came last week:

“I hate to interrupt the real housewives of Metropolis, but I need to understand the composition of this alloy.”

Some of my other favorites for this week:

“You know what the chain of command is? It’s the chain I go get and beat you with until you understand who’s in ruttin’ command here.” 
        – Jayne, “Firefly”

…which gives me an excuse to share some depictions of the brilliant Adam Baldwin as Jayne in Firefly. If you get any further than these pics, let me know what your favorites quotes are…

Caption above not actually mine, but I won't disagree...


“Peace Through Superior Firepower” 
”We endanger species” 
        – Mottos of the marines in “Aliens”

“It takes eight minutes for light to travel to the Earth from the sun… So if you wake up one morning and it’s a particularly beautiful day, you’ll know we made it.” 
        – Capa, “Sunshine”

“Step up to red alert.” 
”Sir, are you absolutely sure? It does mean changing the bulb.” 
        – Rimmer & Kryten, “Red Dwarf”

“Not something I ever expected to say on air… ‘removing the head or destroying the brain’.” 
       – Jeremy Thompson, Sky News Anchor on Z-Day, “Shaun of the Dead”

“How can you put your faith in a man whose idea of a romantic nightspot and an impregnable fortress are the same thing? This is a pub!” 
        – David, to Liz, “Shaun of the Dead

“What happens if they board us?” 
”If they take the ship they will rape us to death, eat our flesh, and sew our skins in to their clothing, and if we’re very, very lucky, they’ll do it in that order.” 
        – Simon and Zoe, “Firefly”

“To great minds” 
”Pure hearts” 
”Hard bodies.” 
        – the Gang raise a toast on “Relic Hunter”


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