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Forbidden Planet (1956) was a Mystery - Science Fiction Film directed by Fred M. Wilcox and produced by Nicholas Nayfack.

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Forbidden Planet (1956)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Jul 11, 2018 From 4 Star Films

We’re all part monsters in our subconscious. ~ Leslie Nielsen as Commander Adams I couldn’t help?but recall Han Solo’s line about the Millenium Falcon in the original Star Wars in response to Luke’s derision. After giving?his pride and joy?an affectionate pat he defends her r... Read full article


“Monsters! Monsters from the Id!”: Forbidden Planet (1956)

on Sep 26, 2016 From True Classics

The Wonders in the Dark sci-fi countdown rolls on, and here’s another contribution from yours truly: at #25, it’s the 1956 deep-space classic?Forbidden Planet: MGM, the studio that produced Forbidden Planet, threw a couple million dollars into the production of the film, and it shows in ... Read full article


Project X: A Bit of Mission: Impossible, a Pinch of Forbidden Planet, and a Dash of Jonny Quest

By Rick29 on Aug 25, 2016 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

Chris George as Hagan Arnold. One of William Castle's final films as a director, the seldom-shown Project X is a science fiction film brimming with innovative ideas--perhaps too many. Set in 2118, it has a team of scientists trying to retrieve a forgotten secret from deep inside the mind of gove... Read full article


Project X: A Bit of Mission: Impossible, a Pinch of Forbidden Planet, and a Dash of Jonny Quest

By Rick29 on Aug 25, 2016 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

Chris George as Hagan Arnold. One of William Castle's final films as a director, the seldom-shown Project X is a science fiction film brimming with innovative ideas--perhaps too many. Set in 2118, it has a team of scientists trying to retrieve a forgotten secret from deep inside the mind of gove... Read full article


The Brave New World of FORBIDDEN PLANET (1956)

By Jennifer Garlen on May 23, 2014 From Virtual Virago

This post is part of the CMBA Blogathon: Fabulous Films of the 50s. Visit the Classic Movie Blog Association's website for links to all of the participating blogs! The 1956 science fiction classic Forbidden Planet is like one of those desserts that secretly has spinach or wheat germ in it. On the... Read full article


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Robby: Quiet please. I am analyzing.


Dr. Edward Morbius: Altaira, I specifically asked you not to join us for lunch.
Altaira: Lunch is over. You didn't say anything about not coming in for coffee. Well, you didn't, did you?


Dr. Edward Morbius: Yes, a single machine, a cube 20 miles on each side.


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Robby the Robot currently resides in the private collection of director William Malone
The model of the "flying saucer" style Earth space cruiser was retained by the MGM prop department and subsequently used in a number of productions on the MGM lot, including the "To Serve Man" of the The Twilight Zone. Robby the Robot, his ground transporter, and crew uniforms would be used on that show as well.
Studio chief Dore Schary and producer Nicholas Nayfack were unsure about releasing the film with a solely electronic score by Louis Barron and Bebe Barron. A rough cut of the film was previewed with the electronic score. The audience reaction to the film overall was so favorable that Dore Schary ordered the rough cut to be released with the electronic score and no further editing.
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