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Painting of Robbie the Robot and Altaira from 1956 film Forbidden Planet by artist Russell Spencer
Robbie Assists Altaira In The Library, 2012-12-05
By Russell Spencer
Acrylic on Canvas, 759 x 765 mm


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Forbidden Planet is a surprisingly watchable science fiction film from 1956. A spaceship commanded by Leslie Nielsen visits the planet Altair 4, the sole inhabitants of which are Dr Morbius played by Walter Pidgeon, his hotty daughter Altaira played by Anne Francis, and Robby the Robot. This painting is based on one of a series of publicity pictures featuring Robby and Altaira.