Thursday, April 5, 2012


RIP to veteran character actor Warren Stevens, passed on at 92. Though he appeared in movies like The Barefoot Contessa and Phone Call from a Stranger and on TV shows ranging from Star Trek to Mission: Impossible to I Spy to Bonanza, even though he appeared in the original Broadway production of Brecht’s Galileo in 1947, he’s still best remembered as “Doc” Ostrow in 1956’s Forbidden Planet.

So, in his honor…

Monster-of-the-Week: …this week let’s turn our attention once again to Forbidden Planet, and honor the menace which Doc, at the expense of his own life, identifies: The Monster From the Id—the Freudian fury from Walter Pidgeon’s subconscious, manifested as a rampaging, invisible beast.

Here’s said Monster’s big scene, but if you’ve never watched the whole movie, you should. Here’s an article I wrote about it for New Times a few years ago.

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