Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
He perished in the destruction of Altair IV.. In the final dramatic scene, Dr. Morbius reluctantly acknowledged that he was, in fact, the source of the monster that destroyed their original expedition. In order to prevent the potentially deadly technology of the Krell from reaching Earth, Dr. Morbius told Commander Adams how to initiate the Krell self-destruct device. We saw Robby at the controls, Altaira embracing the commander, and the destruction of the planet, from the viewscreen of the ship, as it began its journey back to Earth.
|What happened to Dr. Ostrow when he used the "plastic educator"?||Forbidden Planet
He died from the effect.. Unfortunately, Doctor Ostrow, while temporarily able to significantly enhance his I.Q., even beyond that reached by Dr. Morbius, succumbed to the same fate as the Bellerophon captain. However, with his dying words, he revealed the secret of the Krell's demise as well as the secret of the monster that had been creating havoc. "Monsters from the id."
|In a hilarious scene, James Dirocco, the ship's cook, (Earl Holliman) wanted to know if the robot could get him some of the "real stuff". What did he want?||Forbidden Planet
bourbon. The ship's cook wanted to know where he could get some bourbon. He had a bottle, apparently his last, that he gave to Robby. After taking a big gulp, the cook gave the bottle to Robby, who poured the remainder of the bottle into his analyzer. The cook, mortified to see the last of his liquor drain into Robby's analyzer, exclaimed, "You low-living contraption! I oughta take a can opener to you!" Nevertheless, later in the film, Robby, as promised, produced 480 pints (60 gallons) of "genuine Kansas City bourbon," for the cook. Naturally, the cook was eternally grateful. "Any time you're hard up for lube oil, let me know."
Yes. Commander Adams and Lt. Ostrow had been discovered skulking around in the laboratory of Dr. Morbius, looking for an answer about the sabotage of their Klystron monitor. Dr. Morbius decided to share information about the Krell civilization with them. "Long before the dawn of man's history, they had walked our Earth." Throughout the film, we can see that some animals had been brought back to Altair IV by the Krell, like the tiger, birds and deer.
|Which actress played the beautiful, yet naive daughter of Dr. Morbius?||Forbidden Planet
Anne Francis. Anne Francis had appeared in 16 or so films before landing her memorable role in "Forbidden Planet." Altaira had never seen any other people except for her father, until the arrival of Commander Adam's expedition.
philologist. Dr. Morbius (Walter Pidgeon) was a doctor of philology. His expertise in languages and linguistics allowed him to decipher the writings of the Krell and thus allowed him to acquire some of their scientific knowledge.
Krell. The Krell were a highly, technologically advanced society, unfortunately having engineered their own doom more than 2000 centuries ago.
Robby. I was thrilled to see Robby the Robot in this movie. Robby was "tinkered together" by Dr. Morbius. Even though a bit on the clunky side, Robby demonstrated superior intelligence and interestingly enough, conformed to Asimov's 'laws of robotics.' Upon arrival to greet the crew, Robby said that, "If you do not speak English, I am at your disposal with 187 other languages along with their various dialects and subtongues."
|What was the name of the planet that the crew had been assigned to investigate?||Forbidden Planet
Altair IV. The crew had been assigned to investigate the fate of the members of the Bellerophon mission to Altair IV. Altair is the brightest star in the Aquila constellation.
Leslie Nielsen. Although more popularly known for his roles in movies such as "Airplane!" and "The Naked Gun", Leslie Nielsen played a more serious role as the commander of the rescue ship in this film. Later, in the film, Dr. Morbius chided the commander by saying that it really didn't take any brains to be the commander, just a loud voice.
|When the crew of the Bellerophon leaves the planet, do they take Robbie the robot with them?||Forbidden Planet
yes. At the end when Adams and Altaira are looking back at the planet, the camera pans over to the ships control station. Robbie is helping to navigate the ship.
|Which character said, "No beer, no women, no pool parlors, nothing. Nothing to do but throw rocks at tin cans, and we gotta bring our own tin cans."?||Forbidden Planet
Cookie. The ship's cook does not seem as impressed with Altiar IV as some of the officers are. With his supply of liquor running low, he may have felt restless and impatient to have the mission completed and get back to Earth.
yes. There are five casualties in this film. The first is Chief Quinn. Jerry Farmer and another crew member are killed when the mysterious force attacks the Bellerophon. Dr. Ostrow dies after trying to get a "brain boost" from one of Morbius' discoveries, and lastly Dr. Morbius succumbs to the malevolent power of the Krell.
|Does Doctor Ostrow think all of the discoveries that Dr. Morbius found on Altair IV should be shared with the people on Earth?||Forbidden Planet
no. Commander Adams is enthusiastic about all the marvels that Morbius shows to him and Doctor Ostrow. As Adams starts to rhapsodize about bringing the knowledge to Earth, Ostrow interrupts him and directs his attention elsewhere. This implies that Ostrow thinks they should move slowly in this matter since Earth may not be ready for such technical knowledge.
|What comestible does Robbie the robot produce for the ship's cook?||Forbidden Planet
whiskey. When the ship's cook (Earl Holliman) asks Robbie where he can get some "good stuff", Robbie is at first confused as to what the cook means. Robbie is given a sample, which he quaffs down and analyzes. Later, he manages to make 60 gallons (480 pints) of whiskey for the cook.
Fred Wilcox. Wilcox directed less than a dozen movies between 1938 and 1960. Along with "Forbidden Planet" he supervised the filming of "The Secret Garden" (1949), "Lassie Come Home" (1943) and his last movie, "I Passed for White" (1960). Wilcox passed away in 1964 at age 56.
|To please Commander Adams, what gems does Altaira have Robbie the Robot make as an accessory for her new dress?||Forbidden Planet
emeralds. Commander Adams reprimands Altaira for her choice of clothing designs with really high hemlines, feeling it is too skimpy to wear around his crew (remember this was the 1950s). She has Robbie design and manufacture more "modest" attire which includes emerald gemstones that the robot also manufactures.
|After Commander Adams kisses Morbius' daughter, Altaira (Anne Francis), which of her animal "friends" tries to attack them?||Forbidden Planet
a tiger. At the tiger approaches, Altaira thinks it is still friendly, but when it growls and leaps off a cliff on the attack, the gallant commander blasts it into oblivion. Altaira doesn't understand at first what had happened to change its behavior.
|What character actor played Chief Quinn, an engineer on the spaceship, Bellerophon?||Forbidden Planet
Richard Anderson. Anderson had a brief movie career appearing in minor roles in several 1950s "B" movies and as a guest on many TV dramas and anthology programs. He is probably best known for portraying Oscar Goldman on the popular '70s action/adventure TV shows "The Six Million Dollar Man" and "The Bionic Woman".
|When Morbius demonstrates that his robot is incapable of harming intelligent life forms, at which character does he have the robot point the blaster?||Forbidden Planet
Commander Adams. The robot is first ordered to blast a plant, which it does. Then Morbius (Walter Pidgeon) tells Robbie to kill Commander Adams (Leslie Nielsen). Robbie is conflicted between a direct order and his inability to harm a human being. He starts to short circuit, but Morbius cancels the order before any damage is done to the robot.