Friday, June 27, 2008

Silver Scream Spook Show: Forbidden Planet

Posted By on Fri, Jun 27, 2008 at 3:25 PM

On Sat., June 28, The Silver Scream Spook Show at The Plaza Theatre presents 1958's classic technicolor space opera, Forbidden Planet. It looks pretty kitschy these days, especially because The Naked Gun's Leslie Nielsen (referred to as "talented Leslie Nielsen" in the trailer) plays the heroic starship captain, a clear role model for William Shatner's James T. Kirk. Forbidden Planet gets extra points, though, for a thoughtful premise and for being an extremely loose remake of William Shakespeare's The Tempest, with Robby the Robot substituting for the play's fairy-servant Ariel. Showtimes are at 1 and 10 p.m. Here's the vintage trailer: "Sir, we're being radar-scanned."

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