Thursday, July 31, 2014

Heavenly Body of the Week: Altair IV

"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, 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.

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  1. This is a great movie and who wouldn't love Robbie the Robot. Of course men are looking at Anne Francis and her outfits that her father created for her....makes one wonder about good ole dad

  2. Anne Francis... I first encountered her during her Honey West days. A heavenly body indeed. Oh, wait, that was supposed to be Altair IV?

  3. The first, but not the last, appearance of Robbie the Robot.

  4. Yup. One of my fave films...and one of my fave heavenly bodies. And yes, I am talking about Anne Francis. Thanx for stopping by, my faithful peeps.