Forbidden Planet +TALK: Inviting Worlds

FPOriginal poster design // Aleesha Nandhra
Prints // shop

A rescue team from Earth travels to the distant planet Altair IV to discover the fate of a missing scientific expedition sent there decades earlier. But when Commander John J. Adams (Leslie Nielsen) and his crew arrive, they discover only two people – Dr. Morbius (Walter Pidgeon) and his daughter, Altaira (Anne Francis), who was born on the remote planet. Soon, Adams and his men are attacked by an invisible intruder, and he begins to unravel the mystery of what happened on Altair IV, and why Morbius and Altaira are the sole survivors…

Fred M. Wilcox // USA 1956 // U // 98mins

“A smart script and-ahead-of their-time effects elevate this one from a cult classic to a landmark of the genre.”

“An ingenious script, excellent special effects and photography, and superior acting, make it an endearing winner.”
Time Out

“Dazzling and subversive, and an influence on most major space opera science fiction.”
Den of Geek

“The cutting-edge special effects and cavernous sets influenced numerous other films.”

“One of the best science fiction movies from its decade, with certainly one of the most intelligent ideas.”
Science Fiction Film Source Book

“One of the finest science fiction films ever made.”
Radio Times

The film will be preceded by a talk from Dr Glyn Morgan, project curator for science fiction at the Science Museum, who will take us on a lightspeed tour through the history of the film, its innovations, and the works it inspired.

Where: The Castle Cinema, First Floor, 64-66 Brooksby’s Walk, E9 6DA
When: Tuesday 23rd July 2019 // doors 6:45pm, talk 7:00pm, film 7:15pm