written by Mario Puzo, David Newman, Leslie Newman, and Robert Benton, from comic created by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster

Lara (Susannah York): Have you finished?
Jor-El: Nearly. It's the only answer, Lara. If he remains here with us, he will die as surely as we will.
Lara: Why Earth, Jor-El? They're primitives, thousands of years behind us.
Jor-El: He will need that advantage to survive. Their atmosphere will sustain him.
Lara: He will defy their gravity.
Jor-El: He will look like one of them.
Lara: He won't be one of them.
Jor-El: No. His dense molecular structure will make him strong.
Lara: He will be odd. Different.
Jor-El: He will be fast. Virtually invulnerable.
Lara: Isolated. Alone.
Jor-El: He will not be alone. He will never be alone. [Kal-El is placed in the spacecraft, Jor-El also places the powerful crystal within the capsule] You will travel far, my little Kal-El. We will never leave you, even in the face of our deaths. The richness of our lives shall be yours. All that I have, all that I have learned, everything I feel, all this and more, I bequeath to you, my son. You will carry me inside you all the days of your life. You will make my strength your own, see my life through your eyes, as your life will be seen through mine. The son becomes the father, and the father, the son. This is all I - all I can send you, Kal-El.

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