"Klaatu barada nikto" is a phrase originating from the 1951 science fiction film The Day the Earth Stood Still. "Klaatu" refers to a name of the humanoid alien protagonist of the film. Klaatu (Michael Rennie) commanded Helen Benson (Patricia Neal) that, were anything to happen to him, she must utter the phrase to the robot Gort (Lockard Martin). In response, Gort relented from destroying the Earth and resurrected Klaatu from death.
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“If anything should happen to me, you must go to Gort. You must say these words: Klaatu barada nicto.”
—Edmund H. North (19111990)