Farewell To The Master

Did you ever see the movie The Day The Earth Stood Still? It’s an fifties sci-fi film in every sense of the word fifties and, at least in my opinion, is just so-so. Though the rating on the IMDB is actually quite high.
But when I was a kid I had seen the film and just by chance in a book I read a short story one time that I suddenly realized must be what they started from when making the movie. It had the same characters and some of the same opening but they had actually changed almost everything else and very much for the worse. So, if someday you would like to read a good science fiction short story and you’ve got a little time, take my recommendation and read this one and try to imagine that movie in your head instead.