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    Feb 19, 2012, 4:36 PM - Forbidden Planet Flight Suit reused in 1960's The Time Machine #1

    Well Iíll be damned !

    I'm just rewatching George Palís 1960 film The Time Machine for the 100th time when I recognised a familiar costume in the scene where Rod Taylor witnesses a nuclear war. Several futuristic wardens were wearing a grey flight suit with ribbed chest details and a distinctive relief design on the shoulders.

    Then I recognised it !

    It was the same flight suit that Leslie Neilson wore in Forbidden Planet in 1956.



    Both films were made by MGM.
    Mentor Huebner is credited by IMDB as being in Art Department for both classic films.

    Helen Rose is listed as the costume designer on Forbidden Planet but I canít find any record of her working on The Time Machine......but they are definitely the same costume !!....

    Did anyone else notice this ?
    I canít find any reference on the interwebs?

    Do I get a Geek medal or at least an Honorary mention on the Big Bang Theory ?
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    Feb 19, 2012, 4:42 PM - Re: Forbidden Planet Flight Suit reused in 1960's The Time Machine #2

    Nice find!

    You've got my vote!
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    Feb 19, 2012, 4:46 PM - Re: Forbidden Planet Flight Suit reused in 1960's The Time Machine #3

    There are actually a few other movies that use that too. i think theres even a twilight zone episode too that uses the same suit.
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    Feb 19, 2012, 4:53 PM - Re: Forbidden Planet Flight Suit reused in 1960's The Time Machine #4

    Look closely around the room where George uses the talking rings.

    What else do you see?
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    Feb 19, 2012, 4:59 PM - Re: Forbidden Planet Flight Suit reused in 1960's The Time Machine #5

    Have you seen The Queen Of Outer Space?
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    Feb 19, 2012, 5:23 PM - Re: Forbidden Planet Flight Suit reused in 1960's The Time Machine #6

    IEDBOUNTYHUNTER said: View Post
    i think theres even a twilight zone episode too that uses the same suit.
    i saw that ep last week and noticed the FP suits. you beat me to it, haha!

    the episode is called "the little people" from season 3.
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    Feb 19, 2012, 5:24 PM - Re: Forbidden Planet Flight Suit reused in 1960's The Time Machine #7

    micdavis said: View Post
    Look closely around the room where George uses the talking rings.

    What else do you see?




    Ahhhhhhhhh...



    ...the C-57D navigation globe...

    Well, if you're going to pick a classy classic Sci-fi flick to reuse Props from Forbidden Planet is about as iconic as they come...
  8. micdavis is offline micdavis
    Feb 19, 2012, 5:57 PM - Re: Forbidden Planet Flight Suit reused in 1960's The Time Machine #8

    Unfortunately it is for this reason that Kubrick wanted to have all the stuff from 2001 destroyed. So it wouldn't turn up in "B" movies later.

    Take a look at some other "famous" props.

    http://sturgeon.css.psu.edu/~mloewen/Q7/
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    Feb 19, 2012, 6:24 PM - Re: Forbidden Planet Flight Suit reused in 1960's The Time Machine #9

    Did anyone else notice this ?


    I guess I took it for granted this would be common knowledge.
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    Feb 20, 2012, 2:15 AM - Re: Forbidden Planet Flight Suit reused in 1960's The Time Machine #10

    The silver suit in the first photo was made for FP. Originally they were going to have all of the crew wear radiation armor to remove C-57-D's main core, so they designed and made a costume. The studio then decided that it would be too expensive to make that many suits of radiation armor, so they just wore the duty costumes for the scene.

    They also used a FP uniform in "Atlantis, the Lost Continent", but dyed brown.

    David.
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    Feb 20, 2012, 8:01 AM - Re: Forbidden Planet Flight Suit reused in 1960's The Time Machine #11

    Many episodes of the Twilight Zone as well as numerous other movies re-used props and costumes from Forbidden Planet.
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    Feb 20, 2012, 6:18 PM - Re: Forbidden Planet Flight Suit reused in 1960's The Time Machine #12

    I wonder if that big globe was also used in The Day The Earth Stood Still? That one showed up on Star Trek, in the 'double universe ships'.

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