Space colonists from Pilgrim I, Earth's first spaceship to colonize the outer regions, have spent 30 years in their new home. It's a lonely barren place and they are waiting for a ship from to arrive to transport them home. Some of the colonists are at their wits end and another one, the 9th in six months, commits suicide. They are led by William Benteen, who they call Captain, a tough no-nonsense type who does his best to keep the together. They rejoice when the ship arrives and are given three days to prepare for their departure. As the day approaches however, Benteen assumes the community will stay together on Earth. When he realizes that most in the community will go their own way once they get home, he decides they should stay. When the group decides otherwise, Benteen is left with only one option. Written by
2 May 1963 (USA)
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Captain Benteen tells one boy about the magnificent beauty of clouds as he had never seen one. At the end, however, we see a sky filled with white, fluffy clouds. See more
[addressing colonists who are no longer there
Well, my friends - any business to transact today? No business?
Jo-Jo. Jo-Jo. Nothing from you today? Don't you want me to tell you about the Earth, Jo-Jo? Don't you want to hear about the rivers and the seas, the blue skies in the night? The stars and the moon? Don't you want to hear about all those things today?
[outside, the Galaxy 6 begins blasting off
There's color on the Earth, Jo-Jo. The change of the seasons. The wind. The wind ...
Edited from Forbidden Planet