Forbidden Planet (1956)
Dr. Edward Morbius (Walter Pidgeon) knows the secret of the Forbidden Planet.
Video: Forbidden Planet movie trailer.
“What’s a bathing suit?”
In this trailer we see:
- Receding text in the opening credits, just like Star Wars.
- A starship with a captain and crew exploring space, just like Star Trek.
- A mysterious planet with an ancient secret, just like Total Recall.
- Robbie the Robot.
This movie also refers to some Freudian notions without too much psychobabble.
Dr. David Banner (Bill Bixby) is a physician and scientist. He accidentally received a gamma radiation overdose in the lab. Afterward, he would transform into the Hulk (Lou Ferrigno) each time he got angry.
Video: The Incredible Hulk TV Series – Intro ( Extended )
Don’t make me angry, you wouldn’t like me when I’m angry.
The medical effects of Gamma radiation. Gamma Rays: The Incredible, Hulking Reality.
The Time Tunnel is a 1966-1967 science fiction TV series.
Physicist Dr. Tony Newman (James Darren) and scientist Dr. Doug Phillips (Robert Colbert) are lost in time.
Dr. Ann MacGregor (Lee Meriwether) and Dr. Raymond Swain (John Zaremba) operated the control room.
Behind the Scenes – Part 1 video
Zachary Quinto looks like an excellent sparring target for the new Dr. McCoy (Karl Urban). I hope Quinto masters the unilateral eyebrow maneuver, the obligatory response seen whenever Dr. McCoy annoys Spock. The Vulcan hand salute is not as important.
Video: Zachary Quinto and Leonard Nimoy - The new Spock and the vintage Spock talk Trek.
Video: Star Wars PSA: Lightsabers.
A public service announcement from the Jedi Council.
Bionic Hand Unveiled in Britain [nationalgeographic.com]
“A new hope has arrived for amputees that would make Luke Skywalker feel right at home: a highly advanced bionic hand controlled by a patient’s mind and muscles.”
New Prosthetic Hand So Nimble an Amputee Can Type [livescience.com]
“Unlike similar models that allowed gripping with just the thumb and one or two fingers, the i-LIMB allows a user to grab something with all five.”
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image 2 from http://starwars.wikia.com
Teenager David Lightman (Matthew Broderick) unknowingly hacks a Pentagon computer to play a game.
Dr. Stephen Falken (John Wood) helps them to stop “Global Thermonuclear War.”
Dr. John McKittrick (Dabney Coleman) is a government official.
Video: WarGames movie trailer.
Re-enacted by bunnies at AngryAlien.com.
Video link: The War of the Worlds (1953) in 30 seconds.
In the end, the Martians were killed by our own germs…
Starting with the second season of Battlestar Galactica, we can read the human survivor count in the opening credits. The number decreases with each episode as people die. Sometimes it goes up, like when the Pegasus appears.
How accurate is this count?
Quantum Leap and Star Trek: Enterprise get a remix with Scott Bakula.
Video: Star Trek Quantum Leap.
Dr. Ruth on Quantum Leap