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Forbidden Planet is a 1956 MGM Eastmancolor in CinemaScope science fiction film. Directed by Fred M. Wilcox and screenplay by Cyril Hume.

Forbidden Planet is the first science fiction film in which humans are depicted traveling in a starship of their own creation.

It was also the very first science fiction film set entirely on another world in interstellar space, far away from the planet Earth.

Forbidden Planet is considered one of the great science fiction films of the 1950s, a precursor of what was to come for the science fiction film genre in the decades that followed.

The film features the first groundbreaking use of an entirely electronic musical score by Louis and Bebe Barron. It also featured "Robby the Robot", the first film robot that was more than just a mechanical "tin can" on legs; Robby displays a distinct personality and is a complete supporting character in the film.

Initial Release: March 15, 1956
Awards: Forbidden Planet features special effects for which A. Arnold Gillespie, Irving G. Ries, and Wesley C. Miller were nominated for an Academy Award; it was the only major award nomination the film received.

The film was entered into the Library of Congress' National Film Registry in 2013, being deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant." Wikipedia

Forbidden Planet 1956
Forbidden Planet 1956

IMDB Rating: 7.7

Starring: Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis, Leslie Nielsen

Director: Fred M. Wilcox

Writers: Cyril Hume

Genre: Action, Adventure, Family

Description: A starship crew goes to investigate the silence of a planet's colony only to find two survivors and a deadly secret that one of them has.

Plot Summery: [Spoiler Alert!]

When an Earth mission arrives on Altair IV, they find that Dr. Edward Morbius and his beautiful daughter Altaira are the only survivors from the original expedition that had arrived some 20 years before.

Morbius isn't exactly pleased to see them and would have preferred that they not even land their spaceship. He does his best to get them on their way but Commander Abrams and his men soon face an invisible force leading them to believe that Morbius and the girl are in danger.

Morbius claims to know nothing of other life on the planet but does reveal there once existed a far superior race, now extinct, that left a huge subterranean industrial and scientific complex.

Written by garykmcd