Trevor Howard: 1st Elder
Military Officer : The energy input to Jor-El's quarters is now in excess. Our data indicates the loss is due to a mis-use of power.
First Elder : Investigate.
2nd Elder : And if our suspicions prove correct?
First Elder : He knew the penalty he faced, even as a member of this Council. The law will be upheld.
First Elder : [following the trial and sentencing of General Zod and Company] An unpleasant duty has been masterly performed, Jor-El. They have received the fate they deserve: isolation in the Phantom Zone, an eternal living death.
Jor-El : A chance for survival, nonetheless... as opposed to us, if we continue to ignore these facts. It's suicide! No, it's worse. It's GENOCIDE!
First Elder : Be warned, Jor-El. The Council has already evaluated this outlandish theory of yours.
Jor-El : My friends, you know me to be neither rash nor impulsive. I'm not given to wild, unsupported statements. And I tell you that we must evacuate this planet immediately!
First Elder : Jor-El, you are one of Krypton's greatest scientists.
2nd Elder : Ah, yes, but so is Vond-Ah.
Vond-Ah : It isn't that we question your data. The facts are undeniable. It's your conclusions we find unsupportable.
Jor-El : This planet, and its red sun with it, will destabilize and burst within thirty days... likely within seven.
Vond-Ah : I tell you Krypton is simply shifting its orbit.
2nd Elder : Jor-El, be REASONABLE.
Jor-El : My friend, I've never been otherwise. This madness is yours.
First Elder : [after the Council of Elders has voted unanimously against Jor-El's desperate proposal] Any attempt by you to create a climate of fear and panic among the populace must be deemed by us an act of insurrection.
Jor-El : You would accuse me of insurrection? Has it now become a crime to cherish life?
First Elder : You would be banished to endless imprisonment in the Phantom Zone, the eternal void which you yourself discovered.