When Adams and his crew are sent to investigate the silence from a planet inhabited by scientists, he finds all but two have died. Dr. Morbius and his daughter Altaira have somehow survived a hideous monster which roams the planet. Unknown to Adams, Morbius has made a discovery, and has no intention of sharing it (or his daughter!) with anyone. Written by
Robert Kinoshita, who is credited as building Robby the Robot, was also Art Director for the TV series Lost in Space (1965). Many of the Lost in Space Robot's features are similar to Robby's: glass "head" with animated elements; rotating antenna "ears" (although LiS Robot's ears rarely moved after the pilot episode); flashing light "mouth"; chest panel with more animated elements. For that matter, much of the layout of Forbidden Planet's spaceship is mirrored by LiS's Jupiter 2: saucer shape; integral landing gear/entry stairs; lower external dome with animated lights; central, plexi-domed navigation station; vertical hibernacula arranged along perimeter. In addition, Robby and the LiS Robot had a couple of "family reunions" in two LiS episodes: Lost in Space: War of the Robots (1966) and Lost in Space: Condemned of Space (1967). See more »
When Altaira is swimming - apparently naked - in the pool, she is wearing a skin-colored strapless dress as she emerges from the pool. See more »
Sorry "Star Wars"--the greatest Science Fiction film ever
Sure Star Wars (a movie I have seen at least fifty times) beats all the others in special effects, but this film has every thing else!
It has horror(non-graphical), romance, robots, witty repartee, intelligence, (surprisingly good) special effects, and drama.
I saw this film a couple of years ago in a revival with a newly struck print, and I was amazed at how well it held up today. I thought the old 40's style electronics would look hokey, but they somehow looked futuristic and moderne.
Ann Francis in here (mostly) short skirts and bare feet with a girlish innocence that is hard to beat still gets a rise out of me.
The Krell monster appearing in the ray beams still scares the bejebees out of me.
Of course we all know that the "Great Bird of the Galaxy" probably modeled much of "Star Trek" from this movie.
No one has yet to beat Robby, the Robot, in terms of personality
(sorry, R2D2 and C3PO).
This movie, overall, is the standard that all other Science Fiction films will have to measure up to!
Honorable mention for the haunting electronic score which kept us all on pins and needles.
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