Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Watching Theology: Forbidden Planet (1956)

Forbidden Planet (1956)
Watching Theology
Hosts: Joe and Melissa

1950's science fiction is a wonderful place for finding heavy-handed propaganda. The stories are often parables and metaphors with shiny gadgets and planet-size catastrophes. 1956's Forbidden Planet is an example of great moral lessons buried in the luster of special effects and lasers. Forbidden Planet also has the distinction of being the finest blending of Shakespeare and Freud ever put onto celluloid. So join us as we travel back fifty years and explore the secrets of the id.

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