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Old 02-19-17, 05:00 PM
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Forbidden Planet - 8/8

Classic science fiction film that proves Gene Roddenberry didn't have an ounce of imagination when he "created" Star Trek. Much ahead of it's time with interesting special effects for when it was made in 1956. Great story which borrows from Shakespeare! Don't be put off by Leslie Nielsen in the title role - he plays it straight. The thing that strikes you is that there is NO music score beyond a series of bizarre sounding tonal notes. Enhances the eerie character of the film.

I've always wondered why they haven't remade Forbidden Planet and I guess the answer is they have but always call it something else. You can see it's influence on a lot of the last quarter century of science fiction TV & movie making.
One of my favorites. "Forbidden Planet" set the bar high for sci-fi flicks more than 60 years ago. It has aged extremely well and is still worth watching today.

SPOILER ALERT BELOW:







Altaira (Anne Francis) goes swimming on the Forbidden Planet...nekkid...well, sorta nekkid.
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