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<p>FORBIDDEN PLANET, 1956, Warner Brothers, 98 min. Dir. Fred Wilcox. The movie that launched a thousand ships, from STAR TREK to STAR WARS. One of the most influential films ever made, the first big budget science fiction blockbuster is a space opera with its roots in Freud, Jung and Shakespeare. With Walter Pidgeon, Leslie Nielson (as the prototype for Captain Kirk) and the beautiful Anne Francis.</p> <p>FANTASTIC PLANET (LA PLANETE SAUVAGE), 1973, Argos Films, 72 min. French director and animator Rene Laloux’s masterpiece is an astonishingly beautiful and otherworldly vision of a far-distant planet where humans are kept as pets by a race of gigantic, blue-skinned overlords called The Traags.</p>