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Sci-Fi The Forbidden Planet (1956)

Discussion in 'Movies' started by Tom, Jan 27, 2005.

  1. Tom

    Tom An Old Friend

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    Forbidden Planet is on TCM tonight, It starts in about 1 hr. Sorry I didnt see it earlier so you could have heads up but I just found it.
     
  2. Tom

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    Forbidden Planet (1956)
    69 TCM: Thursday, January 27 11:15 PM
    1956, G, ***1/2, 01:38, Color, English, United States,

    An astronaut (Leslie Nielsen) and crew land on Altair-4 in 2200 and find a mad doctor (Walter Pidgeon), his daughter (Anne Francis) and Robby the robot.

    Cast: Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis, Leslie Nielsen, Warren Stevens, Jack Kelly, Richard Anderson, Earl Holliman, George Wallace, Robert Dix, Jimmy Thompson, James Drury, Harry Harvey Jr., Roger McGee, Peter Miller, Morgan Jones, Richard Grant Director(s): Fred M. Wilcox Producer(s): Nicholas Nayfack

    Get more movie info at My Way Movies

    Future Airings:
    TCM Thursday, January 27 11:15 PM
     
  3. Kevin

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    Aaaahhh, shoot! I've been sick all week so I'm half-asleep as I type this. :( I'll have to catch it another night.
     
  4. Tom

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    "Would 60 gallons be enough"

    "Nothing personal, just a kiss"

    'Just a little healthy stimulation from some hugging and kissing"

    "Sorry miss, I was giving myself an oil job"
     
  5. Tom

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    Yup, I still enjoy that show. Sorry if ya missed it. It's still good scifi even now!
     
  6. Robby

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    J. Michael Straczynski To Pen ‘The Forbidden Planet’ Remake

    (via MTV Movie Blog)
     
  7. Kevin

    Kevin Code Monkey Staff Abductee

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    Somewhere there is a tall robot who would shed a tear if he could over the sadness of this movie being remade.
     
  8. Viktor Kuprin

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    I had always believed there were many story possibilities for a great Forbidden Planet sequel, not a remake. Leslie Nielsen could have had a cameo role as Captain J. J. Adams, much like Captain Pike did in Star Trek TOS. And I expect that a new version probably won't portray the C-57D anything like in the original movie, which always reminded of airmen from a WWII or early 1950's bomber crew.

    Actually, there was a sequel ... well, sort of. In the second movie that Robby the Robot appeared in, The Invisible Boy (1957), there is a brief appearance of a photograph from the future, taken at the Chicago Spaceport in 2242 AD. It's supposedly Robby exiting the C-57D, no doubt after its return to Earth from the rescue mission to Altair IV. Despite the appearance of this movie poster, the film was pretty much a standard hokey 1950's kiddie story.

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    And here's a great piece of digital art by Paul Carrick. Robby on a solo mission?

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  9. Altair4

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    Hello all, just incase you cant tell from my user name Im a big "Forbidden Planet" and "Robby the Robot" fan. Too bad we cant upload our own avatars here because I have a great pic of Robby.

    Does anyone know where I can get free or not, MP3 downloads of Forbidden Planet sounds? And Robby the Robot quote's? For my MP3 player? I would especialy like to get Robby saying "Welcome to altair 4 gentlemen"
     
  10. recall

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    Go to IMDB there are many quotes there.
    Classic show, a trend setter & benchmark for future efforts.
    Google Robby the Robot/Forbidden Planet "images". You'll be able to save many.
    Make as your Avatar.

    I know nothing about MP3's.
     
  11. Kevin

    Kevin Code Monkey Staff Abductee

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    Welcome to Cool Sci-Fi! (y)

    Hhhhhmm.... I did not realize that new members could not upload their own avatars right away. Fixed. ;) Please try again.
     
  12. Altair4

    Altair4 Cadet

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    How's that! Merry Christmas!!
     
  13. Altair4

    Altair4 Cadet

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    Recall, I went there and they dont have what Im looking for, BTW I cant quite make it out but is that the "monster from the ID" (also from forbidden planet) in your avatar? NICE!
     
  14. Tom

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    While reviewing the old topics in Forums > To Serve Man... > Movies I came across this tidbit of cinematic promise that is yet ANOTHER J. Michael Straczynski dissappointment.
    Forbidden Planet - IMDb
    Reveals yet another potentially 'Good' movie stuck in Development Hell because JMS can't stand by his word.

    A quick google search reveals a few tidbits on the issue:

    In 2014 I09 published a piece called
    Concept Art for the Forbidden Planet Remake That Never Was
    Here is some of that art (visit the source for the rest)

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    Script Shadow published a script/screenplay Review of the remake at
    Screenplay Review – Forbidden Planet (Remake) on January 13th , 2015

    You can read more at the source link.

    Movie Pilot writes this about the Remake on July 16th, 2015
    Read More at this SOURCE

    Finally, The SciFi Movie Page writes
    Read the entire article at this SOURCE

    I'm kinda irritated at the whole ordeal. I WANT a new Forbidden Planet movie, Not because there was anything wrong with the original but because I find the concepts intriguing. Stop getting us fans all worked up then leaving us wanting.
     
  15. BudBrewster

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    I’ve been watching Forbidden Planet since I was eight years old in 1956 and saw it in a downtown Atlanta theater. Since that day so long ago, I’ve seen it about, oh . . . a gazzillion times.

    And yet I occasionally notice things I’ve missed in the last half-century — or things somebody else spotted and pointed out to me.

    Here’s a good example.

    Orzel-w on All Sci-Fi noticed that the right stairway in the night scene shown below was painted incorrectly. Fans of the movie are aware that the entire upper half of this scene, along with the right half of the lower section, are actually a painting. Only the lower left-hand quarter is a real set on a sound stage.

    It’s a beautiful painting — but the right stairway is not quite in the proper place and not at the proper angle. And the bottom of the stairway comes down too far.


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    Being an amateur artist who has a little skill with a pencil, a brush, and — yes — a computer mouse, I set to work and fixed the problem. Notice that in my version below, the stairway looks much more correct.


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    By the way, if you’re wondering why the second picture has several other noticeable differences compared to the first one, it’s because I couldn’t resist adding a bit more landscape on the left, and I filled in the left half of the moon. And, oh-what-the-hell, I painted in a big moon behind the small one on the right. :D

    I guess there’s a little bit of George Lucas in all of us . . .

    Once I got started on this project I went plumb wild. In the funeral scene shown below, the middle stairway is significantly further to the right than it is in the night scene — which means the ship is turned a few more degrees counterclockwise (relative to the viewer) than it is in the night scene.

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    That means the right stairway should be showing even more of the underside than it does in the night scene, because it’s positioned even further around towards the rear of the ship. And the angle should be steeper than the one on the left, since it’s tilted partially away from the viewer.

    In short, the right stairway looks way too much like the left stairway, as if the middle stairway was pointed dead on. If it was, the two stairways on the sides would look the same — when in fact the ship is turned counterclockwise enough to cause the right and left stairs to look significantly different . . . if they had been done correctly.

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    The right one really ought to look like the wire frame version shown on the left in the CAD image below (rendered by Orzel-w, the guy who spotted the error in the stairway in the “night scene”). Compare it to the cropped shot from the movie on the right and you'll see what I mean. Note the differences in the angles and the widths of the stairways.

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    I painted out the ramp in the picture on the left and then pasted in the wire frame version of the ramp. Just like in the earlier scene of the ship at night, a large portion of the funeral scene — including the right side of the ship and the entire upper half — is a matte painting, and apparently the artist just didn't quite get that stairway right. Again.

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    But these minor errors in the ways the stairways were painting is nothing compared to the Mystery of the Big Gray Partition which an All Sci-Fi member named Robert Day spotted about a year ago.

    In the scene that takes place shortly after the ship lands, Robby greets the ship’s three ranking officers, and there’s a shot of the men facing Robby which has something strange in the background.

    What in the hell is this weird gray patrician, visible in the background? It’s only in this one shot. It is not the underside of the stairway in the back!


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    A close examination shows that it’s a vertical “wall” between the ship’s supporting pedestal and the edge of the rear staircase, blocking our view of the desert terrain beyond the ship.

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    What the scene would have looked like if that odd gray partition hadn’t been there is this.

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    However, the picture above is more of my tricky artistic shenanigans. I just painted out that crazy gray partition and painted in a desert landscape!

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    It looks pretty good if you don’t zoom in too close and discover that what I did looks like one of those paint-by-number kits they used to sell.

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    But I sure had fun doing it. :D

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  16. Tom

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    Isn't that what really matters...in all things?
     
  17. BudBrewster

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    Thanks, Tom!

    For the record, this post incorporates the best ideas from several posts I've done for All Sci-Fi, the Science Fiction Message Board, and the Classic Horror Film Board.


    I wanted to contribute a really special thread for Forbidden Planet to Alien Soup, so I put together the most interesting observations about the movie I've come up with over the years. As the post above describes, several dedicated fans of the film have spotted some interesting anomalies in this great classic.

    I hope some of the members will add their own unique observations to the thread.

    Bud

    * I've added this thread to The Multi-Board Alphabetical Index.

     
  18. Tom

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    Did anyone notice the guy standing at the center main support?
    It looks like he is wearing his hat over his right eyebrow but the shadow on the ship shows his hat tilted up? His shadow is also facing the wrong direction?
    I don't have very good eyes - Can someone with better peepers take a look?
     
  19. BudBrewster

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    Who knows what evil lurks in the heart of the man with the tilted hat?

    His shadow knows . . . :wideeyed:
     
  20. sci-fi-dude

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    Remember Leslie Nielson's black hair? Remember Robby the robot creating booze for the Irish cook? Fascinated by the Krell's underground city, boy I was, then this is the thread for you! Collectables? Books?, Maybe a new film in the works? One featuring the Krell before humans landed there. Maybe when the good evil doctor landed there and what really happened to his crew? Chime in sci-fi brothers![​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG][​IMG]
     

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