Forbidden Planet

Space Modern Painting

Acrylic painting, 36″ x 48″

After I sold the Boxer painting, Kari asked me to create another painting that was similar. Never one to follow instructions, I decided to cast new characters with Robby the Robot and Altaira from the 1956 science-fiction film classic “Forbidden Planet”.

If you don’t know the movie, Forbidden Planet is loosely based on Shakepeare’s “The Tempest” and was one of the grandest sci-fi films of it’s time.

A spaceship is exploring the fate of a deep space expedition that has been lost for 20 years.  What they find is that a strange planetary force has killed the expedition team, with the exception of one slightly-mad scientist – Dr. Morbius, his daughter Altaira, and Robby the Robot (who speaks 188 languages and is armed with a blaster). The movie also features a secret underground alien laboratory, mind-control machines, a massive spaceship, and an invisible alien. And the professor has a hot daughter. 


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