Forbidden Planet (1956)

Forbidden Planet

What exactly are the cook’s intentions with Robby the Robot? Why was this movie groundbreaking? And where can you see Robby the Robot today? Listen now to find out! Scott Croco and Mike Young unhack Forbidden Planet (1956) in this podcast episode.

When a space-traveling crew lands on a planet to find only one surviving member of an expedition, they must unravel the mystery while fighting off a monster. Leslie Nielson, Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis, and Robby the Robot star in Fred Wilcox’s Forbidden Planet (1956)!

Episode Log:

  • March 1956 trivia (1:45)
  • Summary of Forbidden Planet‘s story/plot (2:35)
  • The cook is quite a character (6:10)
  • Groundbreaking musical score (20:15)
  • Star Trek influence (26:00)
  • The spaceship’s tech (32:35)
  • Krell technology (36:35)
  • Robby the Robot tech (40:35)
  • Robot Hall of Fame (46:40)
  • Budget, Box Office, Critics’ reactions (51:30)
  • “Fiction or Fake?” game (55:00)

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Episode 052 – Forbidden Planet (1956) unhacked!
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