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Ringo at the Apple offices in 1969 I Photo Credit: Chris Walter

Q: “Is your interest in science fiction tied up in any way with what you feel about religion?”

RINGO: “Yes in a way, because I really can’t believe that this is the only planet with anything going on. Because there’s like– the law of averages– If there’s fifty billion planets in the solar system, I don’t know how many there are, but that’s only in OUR solar system. And then there’s like millions of other solar systems. So if you just take the ratio of– in our system of five planets, there’s the earth where there’s something living for definite, because we’re all here. So if you sort of do that, on average, there’s gotta be somebody else out there, you know.”

- Late Night Line-up  10 December 1969 BBC television