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I wish this were real.

I wish this were real.

Forbidden Planet

Forbidden Planet

Robby The Robot

Robby The Robot

Art by Eric Joyner

Art by Eric Joyner

It’s no secret that “Forbidden Planet” (1956) greatly…

It’s no secret that “Forbidden Planet” (1956) greatly influenced “Star Trek”. But this one is almost certainly just a coincidence.

Via Nash Mau

Via Nash Mau

If Old School Sci Fi had a soundtrack, these two would be the…

If Old School Sci Fi had a soundtrack, these two would be the composers. Meet Bebe and Louis Barron, pioneers in the field of electronic music. Before synthesizers and computers made electronic music easy, innovators like the Barrons had to invent not just the sound but the technology to make a new form of music possible.

Perhaps best known for their score for Forbidden Planet (1956), a series of otherworldly melodies in which music and sound effects melt into one another, legal entanglements forced the duo’s credit for the film to read “Electronic Tonalities” rather than music, robbing the couple of consideration for an Oscar.

Very nice circa 1986 drawing of Dr. Morbius from “Forbidden…

Very nice circa 1986 drawing of Dr. Morbius from “Forbidden Planet” (1956) by sci fi fan and writer Bruce Cook.

Check out Mr. Cook’s sci fi forum – on which he appears to go by the nom de clavier Bud Brewster – here: http://www.allsci-fi.us/phpbb/index.php

With no disrespect to Walter Pidgeon, Orson Welles as Morbius…

With no disrespect to Walter Pidgeon, Orson Welles as Morbius would have been awesome.

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