History Film / ForbiddenPlanet

16th Nov '17 7:56:48 AM Kitchen90
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''Forbidden Planet'' is a 1956 {{Science Fiction Film|s}} directed by Fred M. Wilcox, and starring Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis, and Creator/LeslieNielsen. How to best sum up the film? [[Creator/WilliamShakespeare Shakespeare]]...'''[[AC:[[RecycledInSpace IN SPACE!]]]]'''

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''Forbidden Planet'' is a 1956 {{Science Fiction Film|s}} directed by Fred M. Wilcox, and starring Walter Pidgeon, Creator/WalterPidgeon, Anne Francis, and Creator/LeslieNielsen. How to best sum up the film? [[Creator/WilliamShakespeare Shakespeare]]...'''[[AC:[[RecycledInSpace IN SPACE!]]]]'''
15th Oct '17 9:12:45 AM MarkLungo
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By the way, if you watch it and can't help but think it feels completely like a ''Series/{{Star Trek|The Original Series}}'' episode without Mr. Spock, it's no accident - Gene Roddenberry fully admitted that it was his inspiration for his series. It also gave some Japanese creators their momentum, and its elements can be found again in Anime/SpaceBattleshipYamato and Anime/SpaceRunawayIdeon.

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By the way, if you watch it and can't help but think it feels completely like a ''Series/{{Star Trek|The Original Series}}'' episode without Mr. Spock, it's no accident - Gene Roddenberry Creator/GeneRoddenberry fully admitted that it was his one inspiration for his series. It also gave some Japanese creators their momentum, and its elements can be found again in Anime/SpaceBattleshipYamato ''Anime/SpaceBattleshipYamato'' and Anime/SpaceRunawayIdeon.
''Anime/SpaceRunawayIdeon.''



* 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, 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. 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.

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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 True, the protagonists 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. 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.



* {{Homage}}: Creatures similar to the id monster have appeared in series as diverse as ''Series/TheOuterLimits1963'' ("[[Recap/TheOuterLimits1963S1E4TheManWithThePower The Man with the Power]]") and ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' ("[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E2AllBottledUp All Bottled Up]]").

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* {{Homage}}: Creatures Besides the tributes listed above, creatures similar to the id monster have appeared in series as diverse as ''Series/TheOuterLimits1963'' ("[[Recap/TheOuterLimits1963S1E4TheManWithThePower The Man with the Power]]") and ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' ("[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E2AllBottledUp All Bottled Up]]").
7th Sep '17 6:32:42 AM fruitstripegum
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* OnlySixFaces: The space crew can seem this way, since they're all clean shaven, brown-haired men with similar haircuts and identical uniforms (with the exception of the cook). A slightly darker shade of grey on the Captain's outfit to make him stand out or a patch with medical insignia on the ship's doctor might have helped a bit.



* OnlySixFaces: The space crew can seem this way, since they're all clean shaven, brown-haired men with similar haircuts and identical uniforms (with the exception of the cook). A slightly darker shade of grey on the Captain's outfit to make him stand out or a patch with medical insignia on the ship's doctor might have helped a bit.
12th Jun '17 10:22:09 PM MarkLungo
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* {{Homage}}: Creatures similar to the id monster have appeared in series as diverse as ''Series/TheOuterLimits1963'' ("The Man with the Power") and ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' ("[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E2AllBottledUp All Bottled Up]]").

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* {{Homage}}: Creatures similar to the id monster have appeared in series as diverse as ''Series/TheOuterLimits1963'' ("The ("[[Recap/TheOuterLimits1963S1E4TheManWithThePower The Man with the Power") Power]]") and ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' ("[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E2AllBottledUp All Bottled Up]]").
2nd Jun '17 12:24:02 PM HighCrate
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* FriendToAllLivingThings: Altaira, until she first feels sexual desire, at which point it shuts off like a light switch. The captain is weirdly GenreSavvy about this.

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* FriendToAllLivingThings: Altaira, until she first feels sexual desire, at which point it shuts off like a light switch. The captain is weirdly GenreSavvy about this.
20th Apr '17 3:56:43 PM MarkLungo
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** 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.

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** Once [[spoiler: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.]]
* {{Homage}}: Creatures similar to the id monster have appeared in series as diverse as ''Series/TheOuterLimits1963'' ("The Man with the Power") and ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' ("[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E2AllBottledUp All Bottled Up]]").



* StealthSequel: Robby the Robot was so popular he appeared as the co-star in a B&W children's movie called TheInvisibleBoy. In an application of this trope, the movie was implied to be in the same universe as Forbidden Planet, with Robby being pulled back in time to the [[TheFifties present day]] by a scientist's experiment. Some releases of ''Forbidden Planet'' include ''The Invisible Boy'' as DVDBonusContent.

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* StealthSequel: Robby the Robot was so popular he appeared as the co-star in a B&W children's movie called TheInvisibleBoy.''Series/TheInvisibleBoy''. In an application of this trope, the movie was implied to be in the same universe as Forbidden Planet, with Robby being pulled back in time to the [[TheFifties present day]] by a scientist's experiment. Some releases of ''Forbidden Planet'' include ''The Invisible Boy'' as DVDBonusContent.



* WholePlotReference: Creatures similar to the id monster have appeared in series as diverse as ''Series/TheOuterLimits1963'' ("The Man with the Power") and ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' ("[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E2AllBottledUp All Bottled Up]]").
20th Apr '17 3:46:56 PM MarkLungo
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* WholePlotReference: Creatures similar to the id monster have appeared in series as diverse as ''Series/TheOuterLimits1963'' ("The Man with the Power") and ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' ("[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E2AllBottledUp All Bottled Up]]").
6th Apr '17 8:59:47 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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[[Creator/WilliamShakespeare Shakespeare]]...'''[[AC:[[RecycledInSpace IN SPACE!]]]]'''

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''Forbidden Planet'' is a 1956 {{Science Fiction Film|s}} directed by Fred M. Wilcox, and starring Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis, and Creator/LeslieNielsen. How to best sum up the film? [[Creator/WilliamShakespeare Shakespeare]]...'''[[AC:[[RecycledInSpace IN SPACE!]]]]'''
23rd Mar '17 10:26:44 PM ginsengaddict
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* MeaningfulBackgroundEvent: Coupled with {{Foreshadowing}}: During the id monster's big attack on the ''[=C57D=]'', the film inserts a shot of Morbius sleeping (and having a nightmare) in the Krell lab; behind him, the energy gauges of the Krell machinery are lighting up one after the other, and darken once he awakens. The same thing happens later during the climax in that same lab, when Adams is trying to convince Morbius of the monster's true source.

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* MeaningfulBackgroundEvent: Coupled with {{Foreshadowing}}: {{Foreshadowing}}; During the id monster's big attack on the ''[=C57D=]'', the film inserts a shot of Morbius sleeping (and having a nightmare) in the Krell lab; behind him, the energy gauges of the Krell machinery are lighting up one after the other, and darken once he awakens. The same thing happens later during the climax in that same lab, when Adams is trying to convince Morbius of the monster's true source.
2nd Mar '17 8:26:00 PM Nakuyabi
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* GoneHorriblyRight: The last invention of the Krell was evidently meant to be an improvement over their MatterReplicator technology that would allow them to give form and substance to anything they could imagine without having to feed a sample of it into a machine for analysis first. As the Doctor concludes, their new device was a smashing success at this, but it also DugTooDeep in a psychological sense: the Krell forgot about the irrationally evil and violent desires lurking deep in the subconscious imagination of every rational being, to which their new device ''also'' gave form and substance. These "monsters of the id" then destroyed their civilization and exterminated them all, and came close to doing the same to all the humans on the planet after Dr. Morbius took to fiddling with it.
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