It Came from Outer Space

Look, there was a time when
people thought the earth
was a level plane...

between two mountains
that were set there
to hold up the sky...

and that the stars
were lamps hung from that sky.

Then a better idea
came along and people
were willing to listen.

Be realistic,John. We've
worked together before.

In the meantime, you can
do an article for us.

Yeah. Here.
I already have.
An intense young man.
Yeah, and an odd one too.

More than odd, Bob.
Individual and lonely, a
man who thinks for himself.

"Report on the
Arrival of Strangers
from Outer Space."

Been hopin' I'd run
into you, Putnam.

What's the matter, Matt ?.
Did I break a law ?.
You might call it that.

Ellen's supposed to be
teachin' school today.
I told her to stay out of this.

You know Ellen.
Yeah, I know Ellen, also knew
her father. I was his deputy.

I mean to keep an eye on her.
Trouble is, she keeps trailin' afteryou.

See this town doesn't
understand you pokin' around
out here in the desert,

squintin' up
at the stars, and now
you come up with this story.

This town !
The reason I came out
here to the desert...

was to try and get away
from that kind of thinking.

you frighten 'em.

And what frightens 'em
they're against,
one way or another.

Look, Matt,
I'm frightened too.

You want to
destroy yourself,
that's your lookout.

But leave Ellen alone.
She needs her job.

Come on, Miss Fields,
give us a story.
Smile, please, Miss Fields.

Joe, get it, will ya ?.
What about this monster
you ran into last night ?.

Come on, fellows, stop
bothering her, will ya ?.

We're just checkin'
your story.
What are ya tryin' to prove ?.

That's what I was gonna askyou.
Maybe getting publicity
for a new bookyou're writing ?.