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YMMV: Forbidden Planet

Forbidden Planet provides examples of:

  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Robby, who went on to sci-fi fame.
  • Retroactive Recognition: Yes, that is, in fact, a young Leslie Nielsen, in his most famous "serious" role (and only his second-ever movie appearance).
  • Strangled by the Red String: Altaira goes from hating the Captain to deep, unbreakable love for him for no reason whatsoever.
  • Tear Jerker:
    • Jerry's death, horrific? Vey much so...
    • Poor Doc Osgrow sacrificing himself to help everyone.
  • Unfortunate Implications: The captain, after sending a lieutenant away from her, states considering the way Altaira is dressed, it would "serve her right if he-" before losing his nerve while talking to her.
  • Visual Effects of Awesome: The monster, when visible, remains unforgettable to this day.
    • Try watching this film on a plasma, the backdrops are amazing!

The musical includes, in addition to the above:


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