"In times long past, this planet was the home of a mighty, noble race of beings who called themselves the Krell. Ethically and technologically they were a million years ahead of humankind, for in unlocking the mysteries of nature they had conquered even their baser selves, and when in the course of eons they had abolished sickness and insanity, crime and all injustice, they turned, still in high benevolence, upwards towards space. Then, having reached the heights, this all-but-divine race perished in a single night, and nothing was preserved above ground."
-Dr. Edward Morbius
1956 saw the release of one of the greatest science fiction films of all time. Based on Shakespeare's The Tempest, Forbidden Planet was the first Hollywood film to take place entirely on a different planet. Oh, and speaking of heavenly bodies, there's also Anne Francis, and her...um, let's say her space wiles. ed. note: see pic below to find out just what Leslie Nielsen and his space-weary crewmen found behind the local planetary flora.