Forbidden Planet

Forbidden Planet (1956)

Dr. Edward Morbius (Walter Pidgeon) knows the secret of the Forbidden Planet.

Video: Forbidden Planet movie trailer.
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“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.

Forbidden Planet
Forbidden Planet

The Incredible Hulk TV series

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 New Spock

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.
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iLimb Prosthetic Skywalker Hand

iLimb bionic hand

Star Wars Luke Skywalker Hand

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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