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Forbidden Planet
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Forbidden Planet 1956

From Amazon: This 1956 pop adaptation of Shakespeare's The Tempest is one of the best, most influential science fiction movies ever made. Its space explorers are the models for the crew of Star Trek's Enterprise, and the film's robot is clearly the prototype for Robby in Lost in Space. Walter Pidgeon is the Prospero figure, presiding over a paradisiacal world with his lovely young daughter and their servile droid. When the crew of a spaceship lands on the planet, they become aware of a sinister invisible force that threatens to destroy them. Great special effects and a bizarre electronic score help make this movie as fresh,...

Directed By:
No image existsFred M. Wilcox
Written By:
No image existsCyril Hume
No image existsWalter Pidgeon
No image existsAnne Francis
No image existsLeslie Nielsen
No image existsWarren Stevens
No image existsJack Kelly
No image existsRichard Anderson
No image existsEarl Holliman
No image existsGeorge D. Wallace
No image existsRobert Dix
No image existsFrankie Darro

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Forbidden Planet Movie Review by Derringer (2/17/2009)


How I wish that Robby The Robot had been given a whole lot more camera time in FORBIDDEN PLANET, the fab, Sci-Fi, classic from the freaky 50's. Believe me - He deserved it.

In my opinion - Robby The Robot was, by far, the most all-round interesting 'character' in this entire flick. He was so friggin'...

(complete Forbidden Planet review by Derringer)

Forbidden Planet Movie Review by Movie Addict (2/3/2008)

This is a special film due to the Special Effects by A. Arnold Gillespie, Irving G. Ries, and Wesley C. Miller. For 1956, they were awesome!

But there was also some good acting in this film. For once, I got to see Leslie Nielsen before he made those ridiculous movies like The Naked Gun 2.

Walter Pidgeon (Oscar...

(complete Forbidden Planet review by Movie Addict)

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