At the Earth's Core (1976)
Dr. Abner Perry: Oh, they're so excitable, like all foreigners.
Ra: The Mahars are all-seeing, all evil.
David Innes: Ra, why haven't you risen up and fought the Mahars?
Ra: You do not know the Mahar. You have not really seen their power. They're evil!
David Innes: Mm. Ra, if your tribe and the others was joined together, you could defeat the Mahars.
Ra: Yes, good thought, but come with me. I'll show you, then you'll understand.
Dr. Abner Perry: I have a firm grip upon your trousers, David.
David Innes: Well, if we're not on Earth, Doc, then where the hell ARE we?
Dr. Abner Perry: From my observations, dear friend, I can positively state that we are under it.
David Innes: Those prisoners look human.
Dr. Abner Perry: Yes, and they appear to be intellectually superior to our captors. I do find that interesting. They seem a pretty sub-human species yet the master race.
David Innes: Isn't that always the way?
Dr. Abner Perry: Yes, the power of aggression, my dear boy, brawn before brains.
Dr. Abner Perry: The Mahar is limited vocally but has been endowed with mesmeric powers and a high degree of telepathy. Hmm. That's quite the combination for a bird.