Before Star Trek, There was… FORBIDDEN PLANET!
On Saturday, July 27th, Svengoolie showed Forbidden Planet. The movie is a technologically savvy film that dared to take a look at future events. I really enjoyed assessing the film’s ideas of modern culture and modern technology from today’s perspective. Within the first few minutes of FP you immediately realize that you’re watching the model on which the series Star Trek was based. In opening scenes the handsome and swashbuckling Captain, played by Leslie Nielsen identifies his vessel as a member of the federation of planets. Ever heard that before? The ship on which they travel through the vastness of space has a good and well seasoned crew of officers and men. And science is their motivation, as they boldly go where no space crew has gone before.
Forbidden Planet also introduces us to the famed Robby the Robot. Robby has a whole…
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