Watch the trailer. When Adams and his crew are sent to investigate the silence from a planet inhabited by scientists, he finds all but two have died. Morbius and his daughter Altaira have somehow survived a hideous monster which roams the planet. Unknown to Adams, Morbius has made a discovery, and has no intention of sharing it or his daughter! Written by Rob Hartill. Argue, if you must, that movies like "The Day the Earth Stood Still", "Them" and "Five Million Years to Earth" are the cerebral grand-fathers of the film genre and I won't disagree with you , but for "science-fiction-as-plot-driven-action-epic," this is it. This is the one. It's so unerringly on target, in fact, that it still plays very well even today. The modern audience has to overcome the "Leslie Nielsen Factor" and it is difficult to watch him in a totally straight role , but once you do, the movie is pure enjoyment. Forget about dated plots and special effect.
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Shot in Eastmancolor and CinemaScope , it is considered one of the great science fiction films of the s,  a precursor of contemporary science fiction cinema. The characters and isolated setting have been compared to those in William Shakespeare 's The Tempest ,  and the plot contains certain analogues to the play, leading many to consider it a loose adaptation. Forbidden Planet pioneered several aspects of science fiction cinema. It was the first science fiction film to depict humans traveling in a faster-than-light starship of their own creation. In , the picture was entered into the Library of Congress ' National Film Registry , being deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant". In the 23rd century, the starship CD reaches the distant planet Altair IV to determine the fate of an Earth expedition sent there 20 years earlier. Edward Morbius, one of the expedition's scientists, warns the relief ship not to land, saying he cannot guarantee their safety, but CD Commander John J. Adams ignores his warning. Morbius describes how, one by one, the rest of the expedition was killed by a "planetary force" and that their starship, the Bellerophon , was vaporized as the last survivors tried to lift off. Only Morbius, his wife who later died of natural causes , and their daughter Altaira were somehow immune.