Robby from Forbidden Planet

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Some examples of poster art from Forbidden Planet, and an Anne Francis promo picture.

Here are a few of my toys!

My site has gone long enough without paying tribute to the great "Robby" from the 1956 film Forbidden Planet.  I have been wanting to add this page for quite some time, but was in need of some original pictures.  I broke down and bought the Forbidden Planet DVD, and had my good friend Mike Brokke grab some frames for me.  Thank you Mike!

I have put together a small gallery of pictures that really don't do justice to the film.  The movie was a masterpiece for it's time, and has influenced many films and people.  It will continue to to do so for years to come.  It also starred a young Leslie Nielsen as Commander John J. Adams (photo 7 above)!

I searched for the words to describe the film.  I looked at other web sites for my research and found that I could not add anything that had not already been said.  I thought that did a beautiful job, and they deserve full credit for the synopsis below.  Please check out their site when you get a chance.

Editorial Review by

"This 1956 pop adaptation of Shakespeare's The Tempest is one of the best, most influential science fiction movies ever made. Its space explorers are the models for the crew of Star Trek's Enterprise, and the film's robot is clearly the prototype for the Robot in Lost in Space. Walter Pidgeon is the Prospero figure, presiding over a paradisiacal world with his lovely young daughter and their servile droid. When the crew of a spaceship lands on the planet, they become aware of a sinister invisible force that threatens to destroy them. Great special effects and a bizarre electronic score help make this movie as fresh, imaginative, and fun as it was when first released. --This text refers to another version of this video."

Please check the links below for more information on Robby.  Fred Barton is the only person licensed to create life sized replicas of Robby for sale to the public.  Frank Decandia (CultTV Man) is an expert at modeling.  Each of the sites has something wonderful to offer!

The unofficial Forbidden Planet Homepage- Awesome!
Fred Barton's Robby The Robot- Get Your Own Lifesize Robby!
Official Anne Francis Web Site!
Internet Movie Database: Forbidden Planet
*Droog's Place: Forbidden Planet
The Robot Hut: Robby and much more!
Forbidden Planet: The Movie
CultTVman's SF Modeling- The expert Robby modeling page!
Forbidden Planet Reviews- check out the pictures!
Yesterland: Forbidden Planet
Forbidden Planet- Original MGM Soundtrack and Sound Effects Forbidden Planet