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  Forbidden Planet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Forbidden Planet is a classic 1956 science fiction film and a subsequent novelization by W.J. Stuart.
Forbidden Planet is clearly based on Aristotle's rules for tragedy.
Forbidden Planet is one of the many classic science fiction films mentioned in the song "Science Fiction Double Feature", which is the opening song of The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
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 Forbidden Planet: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Forbidden Planet is a classic 1956 science fiction film[Click link for more facts about this topic] and a subsequent novelization by W.J. Stuart[Follow this hyperlink for a summary of this subject].
The krell were natives of the planet altair iv in the film forbidden planet....
Return to the forbidden planet is a musical by director bob carlton based on shakespeares the tempest (play)the tempest and the 1950s science fiction...
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/f/fo/forbidden_planet.htm   (3639 words)

  
 Blackmoor Vituperative » Forbidden Planet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
By today’s standards, of course, Forbidden Planet is silly, cliched, and melodramatic, but that’s mainly because it was a trend setter.
You need to remember that when Forbidden Planet was made, Sputnik had yet to be launched, and Star Trek was a decade away.
Forbidden Planet is part of an intermittent series of films in honor of the local late-night movie host, Doctor Madblood (a childhood hero of mine).
www.blackgate.net /blog/index.php/2005-03-14/forbidden-planet   (246 words)

  
 Forbidden Planet
Forbidden Planet was another 1950's science fiction box office success, containing a mixture of technological paranoia (computers and technology ultimately destroyed the galaxy's most advanced race) and optimism (space flight is ubiquitous, mankind is flourishing, and Robby the Robot is every housewife's dream come true).
At the end of the film, the planet of Altair IV is destroyed, along with all of its high technology.
Its neverending energy source is the core of the planet, and it has been running for thousands of years.
www.umich.edu /~umfandsf/film/films/forbidden_planet.html   (1104 words)

  
 Geological Time Termination of a SciFi Biosphere: An Alternative View of The Forbidden Planet
Telotte's viewpoint on Forbidden Planet is okay although, strangely, he does consistently misspell "Krell" as "Krel", which is evidence that he's probably never read Hume's typescript used by the film's Director and actors-actresses.
Sinning in Forbidden Planet's Krell cyberspace - the spiritism counseled against in Deuteronomy 10:10-12, Galatians 5:19-21 and Revelation 21:8 -- was fatal: "Each one is tempted when, by his own evil desire, he is dragged away and enticed." (James 1:14-15).
Forbidden Planet ought to be apprehended as an impressive mene-tekel warning: our self-created near-term future VR must be used selectively so that unhealthy appetites are not promoted in Homo sapiens (Daniel 5:25-28).
www.daviddarling.info /encyclopedia/F/ForbPlan_Cathcart.html   (2109 words)

  
 Forbidden Planet (bookstore) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Forbidden Planet is a science fiction, fantasy and horror bookshop in London, England, with a chain of smaller stores across the British Isles, named after the movie Forbidden Planet.
On September 30, 2003 the London store moved to even bigger premises at the eastern end of Shaftesbury Avenue.
The original chain split into two rival firms, called Forbidden Planet International and Forbidden Planet Scotland.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Forbidden_Planet_(bookstore)   (171 words)

  
 Forbidden Planet at Binary Bonsai   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In my exaltation of having put up a Forbidden Planet poster at my office yesterday, I rounded up a bunch of pretty nice promotion stills and posters from 1956, when Forbidden Planet was first released.
And there's a lot more where that came from in the Forbidden Planet flickr set.
I believe it was I who introduced you to Forbidden Planet and Cherry 2000 a while back.
binarybonsai.com /archives/2005/10/05/forbidden-planet   (455 words)

  
 FPO:Robby
Forbidden Planet is arguably the best science fiction movie of the 1950's.
In an era where Cold War fears materialized in mutated, giant insects, or alien invaders subverting all that was American, Forbidden Planet worked as all good science fiction does: it examines ourselves.
The story of Forbidden Planet holds up so well because it is lifted almost straight from Shakespeare's The Tempest.
www.forbidden-planet.org /Robby   (432 words)

  
 Forbidden Planet
The new ship is able to travel in hyper speeds, during which the men on board the vessel stand in stasis chambers.
Upon reaching Altair-IV, one of the men aboard claims that there will be nothing to do on the planet; in fact he states that the ship's crew will only be able to "throw rocks at tin cans." Later the rocks will become lasers and the tin can will be the most powerful machine ever created.
It is only after a machine tells them that they are being scanned by radar that they are spoken to by those on the planet.
www.wsu.edu /~delahoyd/forbiddenplanet.html   (1064 words)

  
 Forbidden Planet
It's digitally transferred and is a "deluxe remastered edition." In the year 2257 on the planet Altair-IV, Professor Morbius, "a fugitive superscientist," lives with his daughter Altaira, and Robby the Robot.
Now, you and I know from that movie, that Bill can work kung fu fights into his stories and it will be clear from this movie that he is equally adept at working in flying saucers, spacemen in grody uniforms, and giant robots into his stories.
All this communicating is going to take some time and keep the crew and Adams on the planet awhile, so Morbius offers Robby's assistance to help them build their big space cell phone.
monsterhunter.coldfusionvideo.com /ForbiddenPlanet.html   (2297 words)

  
 The DVD Journal: Forbidden Planet
On the planet, Adams and his crew are met not by Morbius, but by cinema's most iconic mechanical manservant, a robot "monitored to respond to the name Robby." A useful tool as well as a loyal Jeeves, Robby charms right from the get-go.
Forbidden Planet was a product of 1956, so it can't help but reflect mainstream American values and sensibilities of the time.
Forbidden Planet's special effects received a major assist from Disney animator Joshua Meador, the only time during this period that a Disney animator worked on a non-Disney project.
www.dvdjournal.com /reviews/f/forbiddenplanet.shtml   (2801 words)

  
 Forbidden Planet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Forbidden Planet spins a fairy tale, a cautionary tale, a love story, a parable of good versus evil, and a mystery thriller in the narrative container, widely noted, of Shakespeare’s final play
Forbidden Planet stands as the Technicolor, major studio jewel in the crown of the handful of intelligent, dissenting polemical counterpoints of the decade.
The Belerephon expedition, led by Commander Adams (Leslie Nielson, during his early days as a dramatic lead), travels to Altair IV (the “forbidden” planet) to determine what has happened to a colonizing party which has disappeared.
www.culturevulture.net /Movies4/ForbiddenPlanet.htm   (354 words)

  
 DVD Empire - Item - Forbidden Planet / DVD-Video
Forbidden Planet is the grandaddy of tomorrow, a pioneering work whose ideas and style would be reverse-engineered into many cinematic space voyages to come.
i have seen virtualy every sc-fi film ever made, i thought forbidden planet was the best when first released, and i still think it is the best.
Forbidden Planet is often credited as being the first big budget science fiction film.
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 Forbidden Planet (1956)
Dr Morbius shows them the marvels of the Krell, the race that once inhabited the planet - colossal energy wells stretching to the planet's core and a mind-boosting device that has enabled him to understand their devices and build an all-purpose robot Robbie as his servant.
Altaira, who has never met another man, proves temptation too hard to resist for the crewmen who try to educate her as to what a kiss is. But then at night an invisible energy field enters the ship, destroying equipment and killing men.
Other 1950s films like Riders to the Stars (1954), The Quatermass Xperiment/The Creeping Unknown (1955) and The Angry Red Planet (1959) all come undercut with the sense that any venture out into other worlds comes at too high a human cost or is entering into a realm that humanity is better off not venturing into.
www.moria.co.nz /sf/forbiddenplanet.htm   (1336 words)

  
 DVDFILE.COM: Forbidden Planet review
The complex was built by the planet's extinct native inhabitants, the Krell.
But Forbidden Planet is a classic science fiction motion picture whose influence on more modern sci-fi offerings is remarkably clear.
Forbidden Planet belongs in any film buff's collection.
www.dvdfile.com /software/review/dvd-video/forbiddenplanet.htm   (904 words)

  
 Classic Sci-Fi Reviews: Forbidden Planet
He has labored to fathom the ruins of the advanced culture of the planet, and is assisted by the only other inhabitants of Altair-IV -- Robby, the Robot, and his daughter, Altaira (Francis), who was born on this strange world.
Morbius is uneasy, fearing the effect that such advanced works will have on an immature humanity, and fearing that same humanity's effect on the isolation and beauties of this mysterious planet.
As Adams' crew prepares to relay their discoveries to Earth and receive further instructions, the events of 20 years past seem to be repeating themselves.
www.scifi.com /sfw/issue39/classic.html   (504 words)

  
 fUSION Anomaly. Forbidden Planet
He had been reconstructing the history, and some of the minor technologies (such as Robby) of the Krell, the planet's native race, who had all died in one mysterious night of total destruction, a quarter of a million years before.
Things get interesting for the captain when he meets Morbius' beautiful but extremely naive daughter Altaira (Anne Francis); now nineteen years old, she is very curious about human relations, and the captain, establishing the tradition so avidly followed by James T. Kirk, enlightens her on some aspects of this.
Forbidden Planet is also the name of a science fiction and fantasy bookshop in London, England, that began life as a small store and susequently expanded into much larger premises on New Oxford Street, then added a chain of smaller shops across the UK and Ireland.
fusionanomaly.net /forbiddenplanet.html   (1260 words)

  
 Blogcritics.org: Forbidden Planet
Forbidden Planet (1956) was one exception in which Hollywood took a chance on a lavish production.
Forbidden Planet also introduces us to a highly advanced alien civilization in which a god is never mentioned.
Forbidden Planet is a classic of the genre and remains one of SF's most intelligent films.
blogcritics.org /archives/2004/08/07/103029.php   (1826 words)

  
 EMF Institute: Forbidden Planet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
They started by developing circuits to generate sounds, then worked with John Cage and David Tudor in assembling sounds for the Project for Music for Magnetic Tape, then wrote electronic films scores for Bells of Atlantis in 1953 and Forbidden Planet in 1956.
Forbidden Planet is known as the first film with an entirely electronic score.
The photo at the left shows a flying saucer landing in Forbidden Planet.
emfinstitute.emf.org /exhibits/forbiddenplanet.html   (83 words)

  
 Forbidden Planet Movie Review at Hollywood Video
On a distant planet, space explorers battle a mysterious force that seems to have destroyed all of the previous settlers except a man, his daughter, and their robot, Robbie.
Structured from William Shakespeare's The Tempest, Forbidden Planet follows United Planets Space Cruiser C57D, helmed by Commander J.J. Adams (Nielsen), sent to rescue a lost expedition on desolate planet Altair-4.
Forbidden Planet comes on a dual-layer disc, with both standard and 2.35:1 widescreen formats; the latter thankfully preserves the film's original Cinemascope aspect ratio.
www.hollywoodvideo.com /movies/movie.aspx?MID=412   (590 words)

  
 Star Wars Origins - Forbidden Planet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Released in 1956, Forbidden Planet is arguably the most influential science fiction film ever made.
Like 2001: A Space Odyssey twelve years later, Forbidden Planet taught the mainstream that science fiction is more than adventure stories for children.
There are many more visuals Star Wars seems to share with Forbidden Planet, including the Energy Monster burning through a Krell door (Qui-Gon burning through the Trade Federation door) and Robbie's red force-screen (the red force-screen in Phantom Menace).
www.jitterbug.com /origins/forbidden.html   (193 words)

  
 Amazon.co.uk: Forbidden Planet (REGION 1) (NTSC): DVD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
When the crew of a spaceship lands on the planet, they become aware of a sinister invisible force that threatens to destroy them.
Shakespeare's "The Tempest" is transposed to the stars, with the island becoming a planet.
Except, the planet is possibly, probably dangerous, as the extinct former inhabitants aren't so extinct after all, or have very strong ghosts.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/B00004RF9B   (955 words)

  
 Planet of the Apes: The Forbidden Zone
Planet of the Apes: The Ultimate Collection on DVD this year, which not only contains all five original films and the Tim Burton film, but also the TV series and, for the first time ever, the Animated Series.
When Charlton Heston crash lands at the beginning of PLANET OF THE APES, it isn’t an alien planet as it first appears, it’s the good ol’ USA; Lake Powell, Utah/Arizona to be specific.
Planet of the Apes is screening Friday, August 24, in a natural amphitheater.
theforbidden-zone.com   (760 words)

  
 Forbidden Planet
Forbidden Planet's monster was created by Joshua Meador, the head of the Disney animation effects studio.
Forbidden Planet is somewhat confined by an elaborate sound stage landscape (although I'll take it over those foam rubber Star Trek "on location" boulders any day).
Rose decided that "with excercise, dieting, health and beauty consciousness, the human body, especially the female body was getting more and more beautiful...I had been nurturing a costume idea for over twenty years, ever since I did the special show for (ballroom dancers) Fanchon and Marco when I painted the performers with gold paint.
www.moviediva.com /MD_root/reviewpages/MDForbiddenPlanet.htm   (943 words)

  
 Parallax Reviews: 'Forbidden Planet', Forbidden Fruit   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In 1956, the last flickering hope for the eventual colonization of Venus died when the planetary surface temperature was measured, via emitted microwaves, to far exceed the boiling point of water.
Of course Bellerophon, in an ominous bit of foreshadowing, was the Corinthian hero in Greek mythology who defeated the chimera with Pegasus, only to dramatically prove that humans are not gods as he plunged to his death trying to reach Mount Olympus.
Like a forbidden fruit, the Forbidden Planet contained knowledge and technology that far surpassed human responsibility (or Krell responsibility, as they too were destroyed by their own devices), providing a not-so-subtle societal warning about the instability of human nature, especially in regards to destructive technology.
www.space.com /sciencefiction/parallax_forbidden_planet_991123.html   (944 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Forbidden Planet (1956) : Video   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Forbidden Planet is inspirational, in my opinion, because it presents an well developed and thought out story above and beyond the usual `scary alien' fare we saw in the early 50's.
To occupy his time, he studies the vanished civilization that one lived on the planet and builds miraculous devices such as the robot.
Please remember that "Forbidden Planet" is from 1956 and so understandably has dated aspects, like the sound effects, small portions of goofy dialogue, etc. Regardless, it must be HAILED as the honored blueprint for numerous sci-fi films and TV series to come.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/079074404X?v=glance   (2446 words)

  
 Forbidden Planet
Translation: top-priority NASA targets … for another tax-payer-funded mission to the Planet Mars which, based on our experience of the last 30 years, is again not going to show us what’s important after it arrives … unless we politically demand it.
Mars is, indeed, the “Forbidden Planet” of the solar system … as we shall demonstrate.
Outraged, Fisher blasts away at the potato-like invaders who emerge from the landing aircraft, offering them a taste of their own ‘medicine.’ Appalled by the wanton destruction, Fisher eventually locates a hidden stronghold of the surviving members of the race of Martian giants.
www.enterprisemission.com /forbidden-planet.htm   (3310 words)

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