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Year
1956
Runtime
98 min.
Director
Fred M. Wilcox
Genres
Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Rating *
7.6
Votes *
39,221
Checks
6,955
Favs
451
Dislikes
37
Favs/checks
6.5% (1:15)
Favs/dislikes
12:1
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  1. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    Forbidden Planet is, quite specifically, the template for Star Trek's original pilot The Cage, and for the series that followed, and an inspiration both directly and indirectly for loads of science fiction, including Lost in Space (the same robot), Time Tunnel (the underground base) and Terry Nation's episodes of Doctor Who (as well as the program's electronic music score). The story feels very old-fashioned today, but in the same way those shows do. The sexual politics are primitive by our standards, the acting fairly limited in texture, and the story so full of now well established tropes, it can't help but feel dated. Forbidden Planet's LOOK, however, still stands up. The sets, matte paintings, effects (animation and rotoscoping, etc.) all look great, and are all the more impressive for having been achieved in the 1950s. Watching it today is like being an archaeologist; you'll dig up the precursors of everything you love in SF. 3 years 5 months ago
  2. acoltismypassport's avatar

    acoltismypassport

    I'm not the most enthusiastic sci-fi fan, but I absolutely loved this. 5 years 5 months ago
  3. mathiasa's avatar

    mathiasa

    Claims an IQ of 186 but says stuff like "Ten, raised almost to the power of infinity" .

    I really liked this one. Some sci-fi from this area has become stale, but this aged well.
    6 years 7 months ago
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