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Star of Forbidden Planet
About the movie
The opening sound clip is from the movie
How come the hero always gets the blonde? - anyway its all in the poster painter's mind - not a scene in the movie.
Sex to sell toys?
in the 60's there was Dr
weren't a patch on Robby - No legs for a start, let alone the whirly
bits. (Anyway they weren't robots at all, just machines to carry mutant's
Leaving more to the imagination was the BBC serial Journey Into Space, of the mid 1950's also.
Here's a fragment from that (Click > to play)
My other space fantasy of the 50's was Dan Dare in the British comic Eagle. Apparently there was a radio version too - on Radio Luxembourg - beamed at the UK, but it was never played in New Zealand.
Biggles-like space spin-off, also by W E Johns, starting with Kings
of Space, was part of my reading too, but I preferred Biggles.
I first saw the movie in the Regent Theatre, The Octagon, Dunedin, New Zealand - - I would have been 11. (see http://www.regenttheatre.co.nz/)
Blew me away! Quite different from the westerns and war movies I was normally to be found at.
It was only years later I found it was a cult movie.
My eldest son is Robert - called Robbie - I wonder..........
MGM having created him had to use him some more. The first outing was The Invisible Boy:
In fact he has appeared in many subsequent films and other media. Is he a character or an actor? - the movie sites have it both ways.
Yeah alright, this site isn't a patch on http://www.the-robotman.com/ but I like it.