A meticulously crafted, cult classic that’s an uncompromising character study destined to stand the test of time and not an unstructured, low-grade B-movie cobbled together over an unscheduled three day weekend.
Forbidden World (1982) Plot
In a galaxy far away…
like a gagillion miles from here on the post-apocalyptic hellscape of planet Xarbia…
You know, I won’t bore you. I’m sure you’ve got Instagram to check.
Basically…group of scientists isolated on a far off planet…beset by an alien life form. If you’ve ever seen Alien or absorbed the basic gist of the plot through osmosis you know this.
Takeaway Points of Forbidden Planet
1) The movie was yet another feather in the cap of legendary movie mogul & lifelong good tipper Roger Corman.
2) Despite all of the film’s derivative hokum, the production and brazen release of Forbidden Planet did pave the way for a 1991 sequel Dead Space starring the dewy fresh face of a certain mister Bryan Cranston.
It also starred Marc Singer.
Forbidden World (1982) Gallery
When I was in high school I would actually sign up for junk mail. It didn’t matter what it was: newspapers, magazines, anything. I’d get at least three free newspapers every day that I would never read. I’d just collect them and store them in boxes. I loved getting junk mail. It made me feel…important.
And then a couple of years later I discovered aromatherapy and things got better for me.