Monday, January 21, 2019

Forbidden Planet VS Star Trek and Star Wars

Forbidden Planet is one of the greatest Sci Fi classics starring Leslie Nielsen and Robbie the Robot. This film has elements of William Shakespeare's 'The Tempest' showing Nielsen's cool spaceship landing on a rich, strange new world. Here the Silver age represents hope and prosperity - Sci Fi has grown up. CGI forget about it.
C 57 D SPACE CRUISER FROM FORBIDDEN PLANET

 Instead Disney artisans (Joshua Meador) used their ingenuity and craftsmanship during 1956 to make it so. Who did our brave explorers find amidst the huge panorama scenery to greet them? Dr Morbius, his daughter Alta and robbie the Robot of course but all was not what it seemed... For viewers today Robbie might seem a bit trite but in 1956 Robbie's sophistication was revolutionary and a true delight in the cinema.

ROBBIE THE ROBOT


 7% of the movies budget $125,000 went into making Forbidden Planets most memorable character and it was a lot of dough for the time. But heres an interesting video for you to geek out over trekkers. Curiously I'd swear that F P's set was really quite similar to Star Trek's and Star Wars! Why? Simple really - heres my comparison,

FORBIDDEN PLANET WAS FIRST WITH STAR TREK AND STAR WARS FOLLOWING.

1)The Scientist - Dr Morbius (Walter Pidgeon in black uniform) powerful mind projects a monster. This guy resembles Darth Vader from (Star Wars)

ALTA (ANNE FRANCIS)
2) Spaceship Captain Leslie Nielson - Captain Kirk (Star Trek)

3) Alta (Anne Francis) plays a gorgeous spacebabe in a miniskirt (Star Trek+Star Wars) have lots of sexy women in minis. Spain stupidly banned Forbidden Planet for over a decade because of this controversy.

4) F. P's events took place in the 23rd century so did Star Treks.

5) Forbidden Planets "Main Title" theme was ripped off some say - Star Wars "main title" is similar.

6) Mercury changed to Altair IV sound similar?



7) Frank Darro, Frankie Carpenter uncredited for playing Robbie. Marvin Miller uncredited for the voice.
Conversely Kenny Baker received worldwide acknowledgment for playing R2D2.

8) Doors in F.P. swish like the ones in Star Treks USS Enterprise 1701

What do you believe? - see that button down there? make yourself heard!




Is Forbidden Planet one of the greatest science fiction movies of time? Why?
Do you think Robbie is bound by Isaac Asimov's three laws of Robotics?

LIVE LONG AND PROSPER MY FRIENDS

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

STAR TREK 4 - FIVE YEAR MISSION

 Star Trek 4 has been shelved. On January 8th, 2019, Deadline reported Paramount Pictures "shelved"  the fourth Star Trek film. Therefore when contract negotiations collapsed between Pine, Hemsworth, and Paramount, the studio hopes ended with Star Trek 4 boldly going nowhere -

CHRIS PINE, CHRIS HEMSWORTH


USS ENTERPRISE NCC 1701

Good things change, even the USS Enterprise NCC 1701 5 year mission doesn't last as confirmed by Deadline. Add to this hellulva cosmic explosion, director S.J. Clarkson (Star Trek's second last hopeful for Star Trek4) who beamed away to direct HBO's Game of Thrones. So what in red Vulcan is going on?

S J CLARKSON


IO9 reports Paramount Pictures had no comment to make about Star Trek 4 which might be shelved. Conversely IGN raises interesting points about "the troubled Star Trek 4" stalemate stating the movie is reportedly cancelled.

The most famous starship in Earth history, seen here won't be navigated by our favorite Russian, Chekov in the Kelvin timeline ever again. (J.J. Abrams) This is tragic news and without Captain Kirk to command the starship Enterprise? Now what are they going to do...


ANTON YELCHIN


 J.J. Abrams said Anton Yelchin's character "Pavel Chekov" would not be recast for the fourth film. Set against a budget of $185 million ST Beyond's reboot grossed $343 million worldwide. Some say these numbers are disappointing but I believe deciding how to solve Star Trek's problems is a bit like deciding which part of your brain you want amputated.





QUENTIN TARANTINO

Lets look at it this way, the starship USS Enterprise NCC 1701 is in dry-dock and the crew supposed to operate the ship some say, all want pay hikes. There is hope on the horizon, Quentin Tarantino's Star Trek could still happen if the R-Rated classification changes.




MULTIPLE CHOICE Q and A : TRY ANSWERING

Should studio Paramount Pictures, replace the crew of the USS ENTERPRISE NCC 1701? 


IS IT TIME FOR PARAMOUNT TO SEARCH FOR A YOUNGER CHEAPER CREW? 

How would Quentin Tarantino's Star Trek play out under Captain Kirk's (Kelvin Timeline) USS Enterprise 1701 and her crew? 

A: Lets join hands and unite the Federation of Planets in Peace! or

B: No! No! Never, Never, we want all out War! -  Klingons never surrender and never trust a Romulan. The Vulcans have an axe to grind with their most sacred holy temples of Amonak, T'Panit and Spocks Mount Seleya now blown to spacedust.

What do you think Tarantino will do? 
Who will Paramount Pictures get to direct Star Trek 4?
Who do want to see holding the directorial reigns?
Would you go to a R-Rated Star Trek movie?

Live Long and Prosper.

Monday, January 07, 2019

HAPPY NEW YEAR TREKKERS



Happy New Year Trekkers!  It was Isaac Asimov who created "positronic" used in conjunction with so many other words for example positronic supercomputer, positronic robot, positronic brain and of course the android, Star Treks Mr Data, but I wonder which came first?

The word or the android?

POSITRONIC OR ANDROID? What do you think?


Live Long and Prosper


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