Friday, October 30, 2015


As promised, here's my Special Super Sci-Fi Halloween Eve post, a movie my dad took me to see in 1956 when I was a whopping 8 years old, and, wow, I would never be the same again!.. This movie is undoubtedly the very best of what came out in the fifties. Also, this is the movie that Eegah!! and I used to compare all movies to, it is virtually flawless...

I have a sound clip for your approval, sooooo, you can push the big red 'GO' button located there by our Robby The Robot model, NOW, Rufus The Gnat!.. Here are some great moments from... FORBIDDEN PLANET!

Here's the C-57D saucer landing on Altair 4 to investigate what happened to the previous crew, there to colonize the planet.

Our heroes are greeted by Robby The Robot, and, he gives them a wild ride in his Robomobile when taking them to meet Dr. Morbius.

Morbius invites them into his amazing home, when he enables the protective shutters, it happens so quickly that the guys react by drawing their blasters.

Anne Francis was so damn beautiful, almost angelic. She plays Altaira, daughter of Morbius.

Doc tries out the mind boost machine and fails miserably, Morbius can make it go up quite a bit higher on the scale. A teen Krell was expected to send it all the way to the top!

Then, Morbius takes Commander Adams and Doc on a tour of the mighty subterranean array of machines that power the planet.

Earl Holliman is the cook, he gets Robby to make him 60 gallons of booze.

Doc makes a cast of one of the terrifying footprints they found near the saucer.

Then, the thing shows up again and the crew's ready for... Whatever! The blasted ID monster is invisible, but, we can see its outline in the electrical field.

Look at this spectacular still I got showing Robert Dix being stomped by the thing.

Then, loveable Jerry is grabbed and thrown to the ground!

Finally, Morbius realizes that his boosted evil subconscious has created the monster and he's helpless to stop it!

Morbius faces to evil and is wounded. The monster is gone now and he tells Commander Adams how to destroy the planet and all the destruction it could create...

We'll end with this very nice Mexican lobby card. Eegah!! will finish up Halloween Countdown tomorrow, be there!


Fran said...

I first saw this movie on TV when I was seven and the creepy scene with the invisible monster leaving its footprints scared the pants off me. I agree with you -- probably the quintessential sci-fi flic of the fifties. Aesthetically speaking it's almost lysergic.

Eegah!! and Tabonga! said...

Thanx Fran! Yeah, "Forbidden Planet" was, is, and will always be, one of our favourite movies ever, period! It has it all!

TABONGA! said...

I think what really got me was the, I guess you'd call it, music.

Richard S. said...

The "electronic tonalities" were created by Louis and Bebe Barron. Originally, they were just supposed to make a little incidental sound, but when the moviemakers and test audiences were blown away by it, they got to do the entire score!

Alas, since they were not members of the Composers' Union, they couldn't be listed in the credits as composers of the soundtrack, and were thus ineligible to be considered for the Oscar for Best Score/Soundtrack. They never worked for Hollywood again.

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