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.
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.