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(1956) dir Fred M. Wilcox w/Leslie Nielsen, Anne Francis, Walter Pidgeon [98 min]
Truly one of the great sci-fi adventures of the 1950s, FORBIDDEN PLANET is a fun, sometimes campy version of Shakespeare’s The Tempest shot into orbit. The magician Prospero here becomes the scientist Dr. Morbius who is isolated on a distant planet with his daughter Altaira. A crew from Earth, lead by the handsome Commander Adams (a pre-comedic Leslie Nielsen), lands on the planet looking for a lost colony and encounters not only the human inhabitants but also Robby The Robot (the film’s version of Ariel) as well as a terrifying unseen monster that threatens them all.