Forbidden Planet

Plot hole: Krell doorways and equipment suggest they are short, wide and 2-3 times larger than a human. Yet the shuttle pod the Commander, Doctor and Morbius ride in is designed for human size beings.

Grumpy Scot
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Plot hole: Morbius says no physical representation of the Krell remains. Yet later he shows the Commander a screen that contains the total sum of the Krell's scientific knowledge. So didn't the Krell study their own biology?

Grumpy Scot
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Continuity mistake: During the alien's assault on the ship, one crewman is seen near the spaceship's stairs firing a weapon. However, the weapon is pointed at a forty-five to sixty degree angle - at this angle, he would hit the bottom of the ship, not the alien that is much farther out.

Phoenix
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Lt. 'Doc' Ostrow: You ought to see my new mind... it's up there in lights.

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Trivia: This movie was based on William Shakespeare's play "The Tempest."

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Question: Can someone explain how all the special effects were done, such as the electronic blasters rays, and the sound effects? As the film was from 1956 there were no electronic keyboards then and the sounds are very futuristic.

Answer: Many of the sound effects use an electictronic instrument called a theremin which was invented in 1919. You may hear it used more musically in The Beach Boys song "Good Vibrations." The visual effects would have been animated composites as used in Star Wars and Ghostbusters.

Myridon
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