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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP13 Jan 2022 9:08 p.m. PST

"Forbidden Planet was a landmark film, one that most Trek fans consider to be a prequel of sorts to the show (certainly one of the major inspirations), and one that sci-fi fans hold dear to their hearts as one of the greatest genre movies of the 20th century. In issue 17, published November 30th, 1972, TMT finally focused on this classic with a film-book that recounted the events of the film with photos…"



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gavandjosh0213 Jan 2022 9:16 p.m. PST

great movie

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian13 Jan 2022 9:21 p.m. PST

Leslie Nielsen as Captain Kirk?

PaulB14 Jan 2022 12:42 a.m. PST

I was just ten when I saw that film, and it started me off on a love of sci-fi that has stayed with me ever since.

Wackmole914 Jan 2022 7:24 a.m. PST

Special effect by Disney pictures but they asked to not be named to save their good name from being attached to a sci fi movie. How times have changed.

alexpainter14 Jan 2022 7:45 a.m. PST

Esactly, in the '50s, and until SW, sci-fi was seen as a sort of "nerds'" ghetto. Luckily times are changed, now imagine modern boys how they'll react to an old western!

ScottWashburn Sponsoring Member of TMP14 Jan 2022 7:52 a.m. PST

Great, great movie. One of the best ever. The special effects hold up well even compared with today's CGI.

farnox14 Jan 2022 1:48 p.m. PST

A Sci-Fi classic for sure.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP14 Jan 2022 3:27 p.m. PST



bandit86 Supporting Member of TMP14 Jan 2022 10:01 p.m. PST

Always loved it but now the electronic music and background sound can be a bit annoying. But still a very watchable classic.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP15 Jan 2022 3:14 p.m. PST



Sargonarhes24 Feb 2022 6:56 p.m. PST

As far as I'm concerned you're not a sci-fi fan if you're not a fan of Forbidden Planet.

I've met Richard Andersen/Quinn from the movie, but Svengoolie pointed it out a few years ago. You look at the crew and James Best was a background crewman, never noticed him until Svengoolie said something about it.

Aleator18 Apr 2022 5:53 p.m. PST

"Leslie Nielsen as Captain Kirk?", Shirley you can't be serious? 😀

wballard22 Jul 2022 9:55 p.m. PST

No mention the movie is basically the plot of Shakespeare's play "The Tempest".

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP23 Jul 2022 5:16 p.m. PST



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