Fans of the silver screen and science fiction won’t want to miss the 37th Tribute to Classic Films event in Omaha later this month. Film Historian Bruce Crawford says the featured film is the 1956 Forbidden Planet starring Walter Pidgeon, Leslie Nielsen and Anne Francis.
Crawford says this is the greatest science fiction movie ever made. He says, “It was ahead of its time. It paved the way for all the science fiction we see today – some good and some not so good. Without “Forbidden Planet” you wouldn’t have the Star Trek series. You wouldn’t have the films. You wouldn’t have Star Wars or 2001 Space Odyssey for that matter.”
There will be a special appearance by actor Robert Dix who played Crewman Gray in the film. He will be the guest speaker before the showing of the film on October 23rd at the Joslyn Art Museum’s Witherspoon Theater. Crawford says there will also be a display of models and kits that became popular featuring the film’s best “actor”, Robby the Robot.
Tickets are available at all metro area Hy-Vee stores. They are $24 each with proceeds benefitting the Nebraska Kidney Association.