A rarity among 1950s sci-fi flicks, Forbidden Planet is a big-budget, thoughtful, and inventive film (loosely adapted from Shakespeare’s The Tempest) with startlingly imaginative special effects. Not to mention it marks the debut of the greatest movie robot of all time: Robby the Robot, who would appear in countless other films and TV programs. Inspired by Forbidden Planet and other films of its kind, author Matthew Buchholz rewrites history to include monsters, robots, zombies, and more with his new book Alternate Histories of the World (out on October 1 through Perigee).
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This screening will be introduced by Matthew Buchholz, author of the new book Alternate Histories of the World. The film will be followed by a book signing and a party at The Way Station (683 Washington Ave, Brooklyn) featuring 1960s monster music and sci-fi videos.