A line from the classic science fiction film "The Day the Earth Stood Still". Basically, it is used to tell the robot Gort to go find Klaatu and fix him up, but not to kill any puny humans yet.

Also, the magic words that Bruce Campbell just can't remember correctly in "Army of Darkness".

It's obvious that George Lucas had watched "The Day the Earth Stood Still a little too often before he came up with Jabba The Hutt's band of outlaws -- the reptilian guards with black unblinking eyes featured on Jabba's sail barge in Return of the Jedi belong to the Nikto race, and his personal chief of security, Barada, belongs to the Klaatooinian race (he's the brown-skinned creature that looks like a strange cross between a humanoid reptile and a seal).

Pseudo_Intellectual informs me that "Klaatu Barada Nikto!" is also the command word for the Sea Swine in Toys.

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