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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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[to Altaira]
Commander John J. Adams: I'm in command of 18 competitively selected super-perfect physical specimens with an average age of 24.6 who have been locked up in hyperspace for 378 days. It would have served you right if I hadn't... and he... oh go on, get out of here before I have you run out of the area under guard - and then I'll put more guards on the guards!


Commander John J. Adams: Nice climate you have here. High oxygen content.
Robby the Robot: I seldom use it myself, sir. It promotes rust.


Dr. Edward Morbius: My poor Krell.


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Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry has been quoted as saying that this film was a major inspiration for the series. Perhaps not accidentally, Warren Stevens, who plays "Doc" here, would later be a guest star in 1968's By Any Other Name, where the true shape of the alien Kelvans, like the Krell in this movie, was implied to be extremely non-humanoid but never shown.
The trailer for this film was narrated by Marvin Miller, who also provided the voice for 'Robby The Robot'.
The scene in which the image of Altaira appears in the Krell's "plastic educator" device was achieved with several special effects, including superimposed film footage of the charge from an electrical generator, hand-drawn animation, and a traveling matte cut from film footage of Anne Francis.
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