written by Mario Puzo, David Newman, Leslie Newman, and Robert Benton, from comic created by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster
Jor-El: This is no fantasy. No careless product of wild imagination. No, my good friends, these indictments I have brought you today, the specific charges listed herein against the individuals, their acts of treason, their ultimate aim of sedition! These are matters of undeniable fact! I ask you now to pronounce judgment on those accused. On this, this mindless aberration, whose only means of expression are wanton violence and destruction. On the woman Ursa, whose perversions and unreasoning hatred of all mankind have threatened even the children of the planet Krypton. Finally, General Zod, once trusted by this Council. Charged with maintaining the defense of the planet Krypton itself! Chief architect of this revolution and author of this insidious plot, to establish a "New Order" amongst us, with himself as absolute ruler! You have heard the evidence! The decision of the Council will now be heard!
[A chorus of guilty verdicts follow, overlapping one another]
[General Zod addresses Jor-El as the courtroom goes dark and Jor-El slowly leaves.]
Zod (Terence Stamp): The vote must be unanimous, Jor-El. It has therefore now become your decision. You alone will condemn us if you wish, and you alone will be held responsible by me. Join us. You have been known to disagree with the Council before. Yours could become an important voice in the New Order, second only to my own! I offer you a chance for greatness, Jor-El! Take it! Join us! [Jor-El walks away without a word] You will bow down before me, Jor-El! I swear it! No matter that it takes an eternity, you will bow down before me! Both you and then one day, your heirs!
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