01 February 2007

Radar Blips - Forbidden Planet

The Year: 1956 (10 years before Star Trek)

The Players: Leslie Nielsen, but don't call him Shirley

The Take: $3 million

Is the Planet Really Forbidden?: Only if you are against have your limbs torn asunder by invisible monsters.

Why you should see it: This is a classic sci-fi film. It must have been a heavy inspiration for Star Trek as it features the standard interstellar crew complete with womanizing captain who land on a planet equipped with advanced alien technology. It also introduces the iconic Robby the Robot. The sets, effects, and story all hold up incredibly well 50 years later.





1 comment:

j said...

Hmm...looks decent. It was weird to see Leslie Nielson looking so young, but with nearly the same voice as now.