Forbidden Planet: Star Anne Francis Dead At 80

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Anne Francis, star of FORBIDDEN PLANET lost her battle with cancer on Sunday, January 2nd, 2011. Diagnosed with lung cancer in 2007, Francis died of complications due to pancreatic cancer at a retirement home in Santa Barbara, California. The actress was 80 years old. A New York native, Francis co-starred alongside Leslie Nielsen in the classic science-fiction film, FORBIDDEN PLANET, and was awarded a Golden Globe for her portrayal of ‘Honey West.’ Francis also starred … Continue reading

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Robby The Robot

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For over fifty years Robby The Robot has remained one of the most famous and widely recognised movie robots of all time. Making his film debut in Forbidden Planet (1956), he went on to star in The Invisible Boy (1957) and later forged a lengthy career in television, guest starring in The Thin Man, Lost In Space, The Twilight Zone, The Addams Family, Ark II, The Love Boat, Columbo, Mork And Mindy, and Clueless. Based … Continue reading

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Film Review: Forbidden Planet (1956)

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SYNOPSIS: “An expedition is sent from Earth to Altair in the constellation of Aquilae (some seventeen light years from Earth) to discover what happened to a colony of settlers on its fourth planet, Altair IV. What they discover is how and why an alien race of geniuses destroyed itself overnight while leaving their technology intact at some point in the distant, distant past.” (courtesy IMDB) REVIEW: “Another one of them worlds. No beer, no women, … Continue reading

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