Jan 4, 2010 2:09 PM by Bea Karnes

Classic sci-fi film kicks off space films and lectures in Colorado Springs

The 1956 sci-fi classic, Forbidden Planet, will be screened Tuesday at the Fine Arts Center in Colorado Springs in conjunction with the FAC's gallery exhibits for NASA--ART: 50 Years of Exploration.

Based on Shakespeare's The Tempest, Forbidden Planet is about a spaceship crew threatened by a sinister invisible force when it lands on another planet. Forbidden Planet is one of the most influential science fiction movies ever made. Its clearly influenced  Star Trek, Lost in Space and others. Watch it Tuesday, Jan. 5 at 6 p.m. in the historic Music Room. Cost: $5 (FAC Members); $7 (non-members).

Forbidden Planet is the first offering in a film and lecture series aimed at enhancing the gallery exhibit. The Lecture Series will include an astronaut, a scientist and an artist.

Here is a complete listing of the films and lecture--


Forbidden Planet Tuesday, Jan. 5, 6 p.m.
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) Tuesday, Jan. 19, 6 p.m.
For All Mankind (1989) Tuesday, Feb. 2, 6 p.m.
Wallace and Gromit: A Grand Day Out (1990) Saturday, Feb. 6, 1 p.m.
Deep Space Homer (1994) Saturday, Feb. 6, 1 p.m.
Wall-E (2008) Saturday, Feb. 6, 3 p.m.
Apollo 13 (1995) Tuesday, Feb. 16, 6 p.m.
Alien (1979) Tuesday, March 9, 6 p.m.


The Honorable Richard H. Truly, astronaut Saturday, Jan. 16, 2 p.m.
Dr. David Grinspoon, scientist Saturday, Jan. 30, 2 p.m.
Monica Petty Aiello, artist Saturday, Feb. 13, 2 p.m.


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