Timmie is a typical ten-year-old boy: he loves fun and mischief and hates to study. When his scientist father, in an attempt to improve Timmie's mind, plops him in front of the Super Computer, the boy learns more than how to beat his dad at chess. With designs on world domination, the computer has Timmie reactivate Robbie the Robot and directs the metal hulk to do his bidding. But while Robbie is an efficient minion, can he be made to harm the boy who gave him life? Written by
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Robby the Robot's appearance in the film was partly because it was so expensive to build him for Forbidden Planet (1956) that MGM felt obliged to use him in another project. See more »
In the scene where Dr. Bannerman pronounces Colonel Macklin dead, tape marks denoting the actors' positions are clearly visible on the floor as the camera pulls out and the cast members obligingly stand up. See more »
A ten-year-old boy and Robby the Robot team up to prevent a Super Computer from controlling the Earth from a satellite.
I just wanted to call attention to the Les Baxter score. Not saying it is remarkable, but Baxter did some great work back in the day and I feel he should be recognized for his contributions.
What I love about these old science fiction films is the nonsense put in them that seems silly by today's standards. Somehow they managed to build a computer that holds all the world's knowledge... before they figured out how to launch a satellite into space. Pretty strange.
If only they had made more movies with Robby the Robot... Robby in the future could have found the Robby of the past!
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