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Wed, Jun 22


Nashua Public Library

Science Goes to the Movies! Forbidden Planet

The Brian S McCarthy Foundation presents “Science Goes to the Movies” a compilation of some of the best (and occasionally worst) Science Fiction and science inspired movies through the years.

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Science Goes to the Movies! Forbidden Planet
Science Goes to the Movies! Forbidden Planet

Time & Location

Jun 22, 2022, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Nashua Public Library , 2 Court St, Nashua, NH 03060, USA

About the Event

Science Fiction Films are usually scientific, visionary, imaginative, and usually presented through unique

settings, advanced technology (i.e., robots and spaceships), scientific developments, or by the use of fantastic

special effects. Sci-Fi films are complete with heroes, shadowy villains, and unknown or inexplicable forces.

Quite a few examples of science-fiction cinema owe their origins to writers Jules Verne and H.G. Wells.

Our film series will open with Forbidden Planet. (1956). This film inspired the look of many future films and

works, notably TV's Star Trek by Gene Roddenberry and Star Wars creator George Lucas. Shot in

CinemaScope and color, its Academy Award nomination was for its impressive Best Visual Effects, and it also

featured an all-electronic music score.

Forbidden Planet (1956)

The story of a journey by astronauts of United Planets Cruiser C-57D led by their commanding officer

(Leslie Nielsen in one of his earliest roles) to a distant planet, Altair-IV, to investigate the fate of a colony

established 20 years before.

The film stars Walter Pidgeon as Dr. Morbius of the ill-fated Krell laboratories, and his pretty 19 year-old

daughter Altaira (Anne Francis), who has never seen any man but her father, Robby the Robot (in his first film

appearance) a lumbering robot, fluent in 188 languages, built by Dr. Morbius, and an invisible Id-monster that

attacks and penetrates the electric force-field fence set up around the spaceship's perimeter.

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