Lavish TechniColor? SciFi
movie. Stars LeslieNielsen?
, Anne Francis as Altaira, and RobbieTheRobot
. Loosely based on WilliamShakespeare
(Robbie plays the Ariel role).
Really, I thought the girl in the short dresses played Ariel?! This would make Robbie a suitable Caliban: the monster in the play. (or is that the role of the ID?
The woman is in the role of Miranda (Prospero's daughter). The roles of Ariel and Caliban seem to be shared over the id monster and Robbie (Prospero shows off Ariel just as the doctor shows off Robbie, but it's Ariel who chases the crew invisibly, and Caliban who gets drunk with Stephano ( = the cook in FP)). The plot isn't quite the same.
As Altaira says in the film "I can see that was probably very clever, but I don't seem to understand it".
Thanks for this clarification! Quite a number of years ago now I played Trinculo in a Sixth Form version of The Tempest....and am still playing the fool years later
. -- MartinNoutch
So ... is there a missing shot at the end of this flick or what? First we see MrId
burning through the big door, and then suddenly Morbius is down dying in the dust. What happened?
My favorite line: I'll bet any quantum mechanic ... would give the rest of his life for a chance to fool around with this gadget
My question is, how did Roddenberry et al get away with ripping so much off from this film? smj
See also Return To The Forbidden Planet
RTTFP is a musical based on ForbiddenPlanet
Billed as "Shakespeare's Long-lost Science Fiction Rock-n-Roll Musical", it has music of the 50s & 60s and much more WilliamShakespeare
than the film :o). All the songs are takeoffs on rock classics, and all the dialogue is in IambicPentameter?
. ("Sir, the Iambic Pentameter is registering off the chart!")
Warning: Do Not Reverse Polarity!
- Tongue firmly in cheek and with bad puns, great music and an incredibly funny script, this is an absolute must-see show.
- Unfortunately, though this show came to NYC around 1995 and was a great hit, it seems the only place you can reliably catch it is in the UK. But if you get a chance to see it, don't pass it up! (I've often thought of taking the trip to London myself just to see it again...) :)
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