The Man from Earth

Synopsis: An impromptu goodbye party for Professor John Oldman becomes a mysterious interrogation after the retiring scholar reveals to his colleagues he has a longer and stranger past than they can imagine.
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Director(s): Richard Schenkman
Production: STARZ MEDIA LLC.
  5 wins & 1 nomination.
87 min

There are over-the-counter

remedies for that, John.

( Laughs )

So there is a problem.


I just like to move on now and then.

It's a personal thing.

Well, not to pry.

I'm sorry I don't

have more to offer you.

Got conversation, some

seats for your behinds,

And, uh...

Is he ducking out on us again?

...I do have this.

Oh ho ho! Johnny Walker Green!

( Laughs ) didn't even

know they made it in green.

What do they pay you?

Nothing is too good for my friends.

But I'm sorry-- We are

down to plastic cups now.

That's a sacrilege I'll tolerate.

I will do the honors.

Oh, come to papa.

Ooh! Here, cups, cups.

There we go.

Step on in here.

There ya go...

one for the birthday

boy-- Excuse me. Art?

No, not for me.

Oh, no, I don't drink.

( Laughs ) we're not

gonna card you, darling.

All right, here, join

the circle at least.

Well, to long life and good fortune

To our esteemed friend

And colleague, John Oldman.

May he find undeserved bliss

Wherever he goes.

Here, here.

Skael. Na zdorovye.

One off the top, John.

Mm! Oh, that's good.

Excuse me.

John, we're all sorry to see you go.


Okay. Now we're done with that,

What do we do for the

rest of the afternoon?

Anyone got a good topic?

Like this, maybe? Heh.

What is that?

It's a burin of a parrot beak.

Inclined chisel point...

probably early magdalenian.

May I see that? Sure.

Yes indeed, that's what it is.

What's a burin?

A burin is a flint tool

For grooving wood and

bone, antlers especially,

To make spear and harpoon points.

Magdalenians weren't

noted for flint work,

So this is a very nice specimen.

Okay, what's a magdalenian?

A later Cro-magnon,

Without gettin' technical.

It's the final culture

of the upper paleolithic.

If stones could speak, eh, Art?

So where'd you get that, John?

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Jerome Bixby

Drexel Jerome Lewis Bixby was an American short story writer, editor and scriptwriter, best known for his work in science fiction. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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