Mar 5, 2020
The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008) (part 7 of 11)
Cut to a military base, where an army colonel with a hellaciously fake Southern accent is announcing orders for a mission. This is Robert Knepper, whom fans of the now-defunct FOX series Prison Break will know as T-Bag, and who a long time ago was Wyatt Miller in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode “Haven” (The One Where Lwaxana Forces Deanna to Marry).
This section is Rilly Dumb, so here’s the super-encapsulated version: The robot is still just standing there in Central Park showing off its wingspan, and the government (i.e., Kathy Bates) is getting unnerved by it, for no good reason. So despite having been told that the robot reacts to violence, the army tries to blow it up using sidewinder missiles fired from drone aircraft. Hilarity ensues!