History Film / ForbiddenPlanet

25th Dec '15 8:13:59 AM Doug86
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* TheHeartless: The id.
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* TheHeartless: The id.id monster.
14th Nov '15 8:33:57 AM DavidCowie
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* [[ArtisticLicense Artistic License - Food Hygiene]]: Cookie never removes his apron, even when he leaves the ship. This makes it much easier to tell him apart from all the other white men in uniform, but is not best practice for food hygiene. As well as protecting your clothes from the food, the apron also protects the food from your clothes. By never removing it, he risks bringing outside dirt into the kitchen. ''Alien'' outside dirt.
6th Nov '15 4:57:52 PM SpectralTime
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* GoodHairEvilHair: Dr. Morbius' goatee pegs him as close to evil, while Adams and co. are clean shaven to the point of being shiny.
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* GoodHairEvilHair: Dr. Morbius' goatee pegs him as close to evil, while Adams and co. are clean shaven to the point of being shiny. [[spoiler: Subverted eventually, however. Morbius isn't evil, just human. And his better nature ultimately wins out.]]
6th Nov '15 4:55:13 PM SpectralTime
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* BittersweetEnding: True they manage to keep Robby who is stated to be beyond state of the art, but Krell technology is thousands of years ahead of anything we have, and just from what we see they could have revolutionized agriculture, power generation and metallurgy to such a degree that it would have been one of the most important discoveries in human history. * BreakoutCharacter: JustForFun/RobbyTheRobot. Robby was re-used in many subsequent sci-fi movies not only due to his popularity but also to recoup the tremendous cost of constructing him.
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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Morbius dies, but he manages to stop his runaway Id from destroying his daughter.]] And the Forbidden Planet explodes, taking the unimaginably advanced science of the Krell with it. True they manage to keep Robby Robby, who is stated to be beyond state of the art, but Krell technology is thousands of years ahead of anything we have, and just from what we see they could have revolutionized agriculture, power generation and metallurgy to such a degree that it would have been one of the most important discoveries in human history. history. Then again, even the Krell, in all their development, ultimately proved unable to wield such power without self-destructing, and they had longer to get used to it. * BreakoutCharacter: JustForFun/RobbyTheRobot. Robby was re-used in many subsequent sci-fi movies and even television programs not only due to his popularity but also to recoup the tremendous cost of constructing him.

* CrystalSpiresAndTogas: The Krell, before the destruction of their civilization, lived in "cloud-piercing towers of glass and porcelain and adamantine steel". * DeadlyUpgrade: The doctor uses an UpgradeArtifact to become smart enough to learn the planet's secrets, but [[FinalSpeech dies in the process]]. Earlier, Morbius did the same thing and survived, but...well, [[EnemyWithout see below]].
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* CrystalSpiresAndTogas: The Krell, before the destruction of their civilization, lived in "cloud-piercing towers of glass and porcelain and adamantine steel". steel," and their culture had apparently all-but destroyed problems of prejudice and poverty. * DeadlyUpgrade: The doctor uses an UpgradeArtifact to rapidly become smart enough to learn the planet's secrets, but [[FinalSpeech dies in the process]]. Earlier, Morbius did the same thing and survived, but...but he took his time, and even then... well, [[EnemyWithout see below]].

* NoManShouldHaveThisPower: Dr. Morbius insists that humanity won't be able to handle the power granted by the Krell artifacts. Captain Adams resents Morbius setting himself up as the arbiter of this technology; when Morbius himself can't handle the power, Adams realizes this really is too much power for humanity, so he doesn't object to destroying the entire Krell laboratory. * NothingIsScarier: Most of the appearances by the id monster feature...well, nothing. The creature is invisible unless 'colored' by some sort of energy (ie, the perimeter fence, blasters, etc). In fact, the only thing seen during its entire first 'appearance' is footprints in the dust and dented stairs when it enters the ship, although one crewman can hear its breathing.
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* NoManShouldHaveThisPower: Dr. Morbius insists that humanity won't be able to handle the power granted by the Krell artifacts. Captain Adams resents Morbius setting himself up as the arbiter of this technology; [[spoiler: when Morbius himself can't handle the power, Adams realizes this really is too much power for humanity, so he doesn't object to destroying the entire Krell laboratory. laboratory.]] * NothingIsScarier: Most of the appearances by [[spoiler: the id monster feature...monster]] feature... well, nothing. The creature is invisible unless 'colored' by some sort of energy (ie, the perimeter fence, blasters, etc). In fact, the only thing seen during its entire first 'appearance' is footprints in the dust and dented stairs when it enters the ship, although one crewman can hear its breathing.

* PapaWolf: A shipload of sex starved spacemen sniffing around his daughter brings out Morbius' 'creature from the id' eventually endangering even her with its unreasoning possessive rage.
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* PapaWolf: A shipload of sex starved spacemen sniffing around his daughter has the doctor understandably upset. [[spoiler: It also brings out Morbius' Morbius's long-dormant 'creature from the id' id,' eventually endangering even her with its unreasoning possessive rage.]]

* RagnarokProofing: Averted, and not. In the words of Doctor Morbius, ''"...seemingly on the threshold of some supreme accomplishment which was to have crowned their entire history, this all-but-Divine race [the Krell] perished in a single night. In the two thousand centuries since that unexplained catastrophe, even their cloud-piercing towers of glass, and porcelain, and adamantine steel have crumbled back into the soil of Altair IV, and nothing, absolutely nothing remains above ground"''. He said, '''''above''''' ground...
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* RagnarokProofing: Averted, and not. In Subverted. Krell stuff ''was'' built to last, as the underground complex beneath Morbius's house demonstrates, but, in the words of Doctor Morbius, ''"...seemingly on the threshold of some supreme accomplishment which was to have crowned their entire history, this all-but-Divine race [the Krell] perished in a single night. In the two thousand centuries since that unexplained catastrophe, even their cloud-piercing towers of glass, and porcelain, and adamantine steel have crumbled back into the soil of Altair IV, and nothing, absolutely nothing remains above ground"''. He said, '''''above''''' ground...ground."''

* RealityHasNoSoundtrack: Instead of a conventional score, the film uses electronic sounds to suggest an otherworldly atmosphere.
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* RealityHasNoSoundtrack: Instead of a conventional score, the film uses electronic sounds to suggest an otherworldly atmosphere. Hollywood composers, following the town's usual treatment of new styles and ways of doing things, panicked that these electronic musicians would put them all out of work, and had the couple that produced the music blacklisted for the rest of their careers.

* SeeTheInvisible: The monster's tracks can be seen, and its outline becomes visible when it moves between the energy-fence's pylons.
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* SeeTheInvisible: The monster's tracks can be seen, and its outline becomes visible when it moves between the energy-fence's pylons.pylons or has raygun fire splash off of it.

* SeeTheInvisible: The monster's tracks can be seen, ServileSnarker: Robbie the Robot draws on the ancient tradition of snarky butlers and its outline becomes visible when it moves between the energy-fence's pylons.other house-servants.

* SpockSpeak: The robot.

* ThouShaltNotKill: The robot is programmed to shut down should he be ordered to harm any "rational being". This feeds directly into a LogicBomb, when the robot is ordered to do exactly that.
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* ThouShaltNotKill: The robot is programmed to shut down should he be ordered to harm any "rational being". This feeds directly into a LogicBomb, when the robot is ordered to do exactly that.that, though this is to demonstrate that he is harmless and friendly to an audience used to [[RobotWar more-traditional robots]].

* VirginPower: Altaira's communion with the animals. She loses the ability as soon as she starts to enjoy kissing Commander Adams.
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* VirginPower: Altaira's communion with the animals. She loses the ability as soon as she starts to enjoy kissing Commander Adams. [[spoiler: Rather than a Garden of Eden allegory, it represents her jealous father's internal resentment of her leaving him.]]
5th Oct '15 9:30:15 PM Sheora
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* BittersweetEnding: True they manage to keep Robbie who is stated to be beyond state of the art, but Krell technology is thousands of years ahead of anything we have, and just from what we see they could have revolutionized agriculture, power generation and metallurgy to such a degree that it would have been one of the most important discoveries in human history.
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* BittersweetEnding: True they manage to keep Robbie Robby who is stated to be beyond state of the art, but Krell technology is thousands of years ahead of anything we have, and just from what we see they could have revolutionized agriculture, power generation and metallurgy to such a degree that it would have been one of the most important discoveries in human history.

* NeverTrustATrailer: See the poster up at the top? Not does the depicted event never happen, it's intentionally misleading. (There is a notable Robbie fake-out in the movie that works better if you've seen the poster).
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* NeverTrustATrailer: See the poster up at the top? Not does the depicted event never happen, it's intentionally misleading. (There is a notable Robbie Robby fake-out in the movie that works better if you've seen the poster).
5th Oct '15 9:26:36 PM Sheora
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* HeroicSacrifice: ** Knowing that the Krell machine could kill a human using it, The Doctor runs off when Commander Adams is distracted to use it. This could be hubris and him wanting to use it first (The Commander had insisted he go first), or taking the risk on himself to spare The Commander. Either way, he lives just long enough to reveal the nature of the id monster and provide the means of saving everyone. ** Once he realizes that the id monster is ''him'', Dr. Morbius begs Commander Adams to kill him to save his daughter. He then overloads the machine, resulting in his death.
5th Oct '15 9:19:05 PM Sheora
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!!''Forbidden Planet'' provides examples of:
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!!''Forbidden Planet'' !!This film provides examples of:

* ExactWords: In a secondary example, Cook "sneaks out" of the ship to obtain 60 gallons of liquor from Robby the Robot at their meeting place amidst the rocks. While engaged in conversation with Cook, Robby pauses and scans the area, causing the human to ask if someone's "coming this way", which Robby reassures him is not the case. [[spoiler:An invisible monster proceeds to sneak aboard the ship and kill a crewmember]]
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* ExactWords: In a secondary example, Cook "sneaks out" of the ship to obtain 60 gallons of liquor from Robby the Robot at their meeting place amidst the rocks. While engaged in conversation with Cook, Robby pauses and scans the area, causing the human to ask if someone's "coming this way", which Robby reassures him is not the case. [[spoiler:An invisible monster proceeds to sneak aboard the ship and kill a crewmember]]crew member]]

* RobotAntennae: Robby the Robot has two asymmetrical circular anntennae as "ears."
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* RobotAntennae: Robby the Robot has two asymmetrical circular anntennae antennae as "ears."

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* RobotAntennae: Robby VirginPower: Altaira's communion with the Robot has two asymmetrical circular anntennae animals. She loses the ability as "ears."soon as she starts to enjoy kissing Commander Adams.
19th Aug '15 6:24:33 AM VoxAquila
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* {{Expy}} The main characters mirror the main characters of ''Theater/TheTempest'': Morbius is Prospero, Alaira is Miranda, Robby is Ariel, the Id Monster is Caliban, the Captain is Ferdinand, and the Krell serve the position of Sycorax.
26th Jul '15 11:43:35 PM ArchTeryx
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* EldritchAbomination: The id monster.
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* EldritchAbomination: The id monster.Id Monster, to a certain extent. It doesn't drive people insane, but it's quite capable of shredding anything that gets in its way, and the Krell machinery feeding it gives it effectively ''infinite'' strength.
23rd Jun '15 7:34:36 AM Taskmaster123
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* LogicBomb: Robby's "built-in safety factor": he is compelled to obey Morbius, but is also compelled not to harm a rational being, and he shorts out if those two mandates come into conflict. Backfires when Morbius, in a panic, orders Robby to kill the Monster, and trips the failsafe instead, because Robby realizes that the Monster is being generated by the Krell machine from Morbius' own subconscious.
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* LogicBomb: Robby's "built-in safety factor": he is compelled to obey Morbius, but is also compelled not to harm a rational being, and he shorts out if those two mandates come into conflict. Backfires when Morbius, in a panic, orders Robby to kill the Monster, and trips the failsafe instead, because Robby realizes that the Monster is being generated by the Krell machine from Morbius' own subconscious. The only way for Robby to kill the monster is to kill Morbius, which the failsafe will not allow, causing Robby to freeze up and be unable to take any action.
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