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The Academy Award for Best Visual Effects is an Academy Award given for the best achievement in visual effects.
The Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars, are a set of 24 awards for artistic and technical merit in the American film industry, given annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), to recognize excellence in cinematic achievements as assessed by the Academy's voting membership.
An album is a collection of audio recordings issued as a single item on CD, record, audio tape or another medium.
Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock (13 August 1899 – 29 April 1980) was an English film director and producer, widely regarded as one of the most influential filmmakers in the history of cinema.
Allen Adler (December 25, 1916 – January 30, 1964) was an American writer, also involved in theater in various ways.
Altair, also designated Alpha Aquilae (α Aquilae, abbreviated Alpha Aql, α Aql), is the brightest star in the constellation of Aquila and the twelfth brightest star in the night sky.
The American Film Institute (AFI) is an American film organization that educates filmmakers and honors the heritage of the motion picture arts in the United States.
The term analogue is used in literary history in two related senses:, Analog.
Animation is a dynamic medium in which images or objects are manipulated to appear as moving images.
Anne Francis (also known as Anne Lloyd Francis; September 16, 1930 – January 2, 2011) was an American actress known for her role in the science fiction film Forbidden Planet (1956) and for having starred in the television series Honey West (1965–1966), which was the first TV series with a female detective character's name in the title.
Arthur Lonergan (January 23, 1906 – January 23, 1989) was an American art director.
Artificial intelligence (AI, also machine intelligence, MI) is intelligence demonstrated by machines, in contrast to the natural intelligence (NI) displayed by humans and other animals.
Astrophysics is the branch of astronomy that employs the principles of physics and chemistry "to ascertain the nature of the astronomical objects, rather than their positions or motions in space".
Babylon 5 is an American science fiction television series created by writer and producer J. Michael Straczynski, under the Babylonian Productions label, in association with Straczynski's Synthetic Worlds Ltd.
Beatnik was a media stereotype prevalent throughout the 1950s to mid-1960s that displayed the more superficial aspects of the Beat Generation literary movement of the 1950s.
Bebe Barron (June 16, 1925 – April 20, 2008) and Louis Barron (April 23, 1920 – November 1, 1989) were two American pioneers in the field of electronic music.
Bellerophon (Βελλεροφῶν) or Bellerophontes (Βελλεροφόντης) is a hero of Greek mythology.
William Bond "Bill" Warren (April 26, 1943 – October 7, 2016) was an American film historian, critic, and one of the leading authorities on science fiction, horror, and fantasy films.
Blu-ray or Blu-ray Disc (BD) is a digital optical disc data storage format.
The United Planets Cruiser C-57D is a fictional starship featured in MGM's 1956 science fiction film Forbidden Planet.
The Capacitance Electronic Disc (CED) is an analog video disc playback system developed by RCA, in which video and audio could be played back on a TV set using a special needle and high-density groove system similar to phonograph records.
Austin Cedric Gibbons (March 23, 1890 – July 26, 1960) was an Irish-American art director and production designer for the film industry.
CinemaScope is an anamorphic lens series used, from 1953 to 1967, for shooting widescreen movies.
Culver City is a city in Los Angeles County, California.
Cybernetics: Or Control and Communication in the Animal and the Machine is a book written by Norbert Wiener and published in 1948.
A cyclorama is a large curtain or wall, often concave, positioned at the back of the apse.
Cyril Hume (March 16, 1900 – March 26, 1966) was an American novelist and screenwriter.
David Rose (June 15, 1910 – August 23, 1990) was an American songwriter, composer, arranger, pianist, and orchestra leader.
David Neil Twohy (born October 18, 1955) is an American film director and screenwriter.
Doctor Who is a British science-fiction television programme produced by the BBC since 1963.
Isadore "Dore" Schary (August 31, 1905 – July 7, 1980) was an American motion picture director, writer, and producer, and playwright who became head of production at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and eventually president of the studio during the 1950s.
DreamWorks Pictures (also known as DreamWorks SKG or DreamWorks Studios, commonly referred to as DreamWorks) is an American film production label of Amblin Partners.
DVD (an abbreviation of "digital video disc" or "digital versatile disc") is a digital optical disc storage format invented and developed by Philips and Sony in 1995.
Henry Earl Holliman (born September 11, 1928) is an American actor.
Earth is the third planet from the Sun and the only astronomical object known to harbor life.
Eastmancolor is a trade name used by Eastman Kodak for a number of related film and processing technologies associated with color motion picture production.
Electrical engineering is a professional engineering discipline that generally deals with the study and application of electricity, electronics, and electromagnetism.
Electronic music is music that employs electronic musical instruments, digital instruments and circuitry-based music technology.
Electronics is the discipline dealing with the development and application of devices and systems involving the flow of electrons in a vacuum, in gaseous media, and in semiconductors.
Fallout: New Vegas is a post-apocalyptic action role-playing video game.
Ferris Webster (April 29, 1912 – February 4, 1989) was an American film editor with approximately seventy-two film credits.
A film poster is a poster used to promote and advertise a film.
A film score (also sometimes called background score, background music, film soundtrack, film music, or incidental music) is original music written specifically to accompany a film.
A first-person narrative is a mode of storytelling in which a narrator relays events from their own point of view using the first person It may be narrated by a first person protagonist (or other focal character), first person re-teller, first person witness, or first person peripheral (also called a peripheral narrator).
Forbidden Planet Explored is a double album by Jack Dangers.
In speculative fiction, a force field, sometimes known as an energy shield, force shield, defence shield or deflector shield, is a barrier made of energy, plasma, or particles.
Frankie Darro (born Frank Johnson, Jr.; December 22, 1917 – December 25, 1976) was an American actor and later in his career a stuntman.
Fred McLeod Wilcox (December 22, 1907 – September 23, 1964) was an American motion picture director.
Eugene Wesley Roddenberry (August 19, 1921 – October 24, 1991) was an American television screenwriter and producer.
George Dewey Wallace (June 8, 1917 – July 22, 2005) was an American stage and screen actor.
George Joseph Folsey, A.S.C. (July 2, 1898 – November 1, 1988) was an American cinematographer who worked on 162 films between 1919 and his retirement in 1976.
A goatee is a style of facial hair incorporating hair on a man's chin but not his cheeks.
TCL Chinese Theatre is a movie palace on the historic Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6925 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California, United States.
In the television series Babylon 5, The Great Machine is an enormous technological complex of networked machines beneath the surface of the planet Epsilon III.
Greenwich Village often referred to by locals as simply "the Village", is a neighborhood on the west side of Lower Manhattan, New York City.
A hardcover or hardback (also known as hardbound, and sometimes as case-bound) book is one bound with rigid protective covers (typically of Binder's board or heavy paperboard covered with buckram or other cloth, heavy paper, or occasionally leather).
Harrison's Reports and Film Reviews is the 15-volume reprint of the complete run of the weekly magazine Harrison's Reports from its founding in 1919 to its demise in 1962.
HD DVD (short for High Definition Digital Versatile Disc) is a discontinued high-density optical disc format for storing data and playback of high-definition video.
Helen Rose (February 2, 1904 – November 9, 1985) was an American costume designer and clothing designer who spent the bulk of her career with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.
The Henley College is a sixth form college in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, England.
Hollywood is a neighborhood in the central region of Los Angeles, California.
Hubris (from ancient Greek ὕβρις) describes a personality quality of extreme or foolish pride or dangerous overconfidence, often in combination with (or synonymous with) arrogance.
The id, ego, and super-ego are three distinct, yet interacting agents in the psychic apparatus defined in Sigmund Freud's structural model of the psyche.
Joseph Michael Straczynski (born July 17, 1954), known professionally as J. Michael Straczynski and informally as Joe Straczynski or jms, is an American television and film screenwriter, producer and director, and comic book writer.
Jack Dangers (born John Stephen Corrigan) is an electronic musician, DJ, producer, and remixer best known for his work as the primary member of Meat Beat Manifesto.
John Augustus "Jack" Kelly Jr. (September 16, 1927 – November 7, 1992) simply known as Jack Kelly, was an American film and television actor most noted for the role of "Bart Maverick" in the television series Maverick, which ran on ABC from 1957-62.
James Best (born Jewel Franklin Guy; July 26, 1926 – April 6, 2015) was an American television, film, character, voice, and stage actor, as well as a writer, director, acting coach, artist, college professor, and musician, whose career spanned seven decades of television.
James Francis CameronSpace Foundation.
James Child Drury Jr. (born April 18, 1934) is an American actor best known for his success in playing the title role in the 90-minute weekly Western television series The Virginian, broadcast on NBC from 1962–71.
Joel Silver (born July 14, 1952) is an American film producer, most well known for action films including the ''Lethal Weapon'' series, ''The Matrix'' trilogy, the first two Die Hard movies, and Predator.
Joshua Meador (March 12, 1911 - August 24, 1965) was an animator, special effects artist, and animation director for the Disney studio.
Kansas City is the largest city in the U.S. state of Missouri.
In the classic 1956 science fiction film Forbidden Planet, the extinct race of advanced beings of the planet Altair IV are known as the Krell.
Labor Day in the United States is a public holiday celebrated on the first Monday in September.
LaserDisc (abbreviated as LD) is a home video format and the first commercial optical disc storage medium, initially licensed, sold and marketed as MCA DiscoVision in the United States in 1978.
The Laurence Olivier Awards, or simply the Olivier Awards, are presented annually by the Society of London Theatre to recognise excellence in professional theatre in London at an annual ceremony in the capital.
Lester Tremayne (16 April 1913 – 19 December 2003) was a radio, film and television actor.
Leslie William Nielsen (11 February 192628 November 2010) was a Canadian actor, comedian, and producer.
The Library of Congress (LOC) is the research library that officially serves the United States Congress and is the de facto national library of the United States.
Marvin Elliott Miller (July 18, 1913 – February 8, 1985) was an American radio, film, and voice-over actor.
A mathematician is someone who uses an extensive knowledge of mathematics in his or her work, typically to solve mathematical problems.
A matte painting is a painted representation of a landscape, set, or distant location that allows filmmakers to create the illusion of an environment that is not present at the filming location.
Mercury is the smallest and innermost planet in the Solar System.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (initialized as MGM or hyphenated as M-G-M, also known as Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer or simply Metro, and for a former interval known as Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, or MGM/UA) is an American media company, involved primarily in the production and distribution of feature films and television programs.
Metrocolor is the trade name used by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer for films processed at their laboratory.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Home Entertainment LLC is the home video arm of the American media company Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.
Moog synthesizer (pronounced; often anglicized to, though Robert Moog preferred the former) may refer to any number of analog synthesizers designed by Robert Moog or manufactured by Moog Music, and is commonly used as a generic term for older-generation analog music synthesizers.
Morgan Adair Jones (June 15, 1928 – January 13, 2012) was an American film and television actor.
The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) is an American trade association representing the six major film studios of Hollywood.
MTV (originally an initialism of Music Television) is an American cable and satellite television channel owned by Viacom Media Networks (a division of Viacom) and headquartered in New York City.
Naivety (or naïvety or naïveté) is the state of being naïve, that is to say, having or showing a lack of experience, understanding or sophistication, often in a context where one neglects pragmatism in favor of moral idealism.
The National Film Registry (NFR) is the United States National Film Preservation Board's (NFPB) selection of films deserving of preservation.
Nelson Roosevelt Gidding (September 15, 1919 – May 1, 2004) was an American screenwriter specializing in adaptations.
New Line Cinema is an American film production studio a part of Warner Bros. Entertainment.
The City of New York, often called New York City (NYC) or simply New York, is the most populous city in the United States.
Nicholas Nayfack (January 27, 1909 – March 31, 1958) was an American movie producer whose notable works include Forbidden Planet and The Invisible Boy.
Norbert Wiener (November 26, 1894 – March 18, 1964) was an American mathematician and philosopher.
A novelization (or novelisation) is a derivative novel that adapts the story of a work created for another medium, such as a film, TV series, comic book or video game.
On the Avenue is a 1937 American musical film directed by Roy Del Ruth and starring Dick Powell, Madeleine Carroll, Alice Faye, George Barbier, and The Ritz Brothers.
Pan and scan is a method of adjusting widescreen film images so that they can be shown in fullscreen proportions of a standard definition 4:3 aspect ratio television screen, often cropping off the sides of the original widescreen image to focus on the composition's most important aspects.
A paperback is a type of book characterized by a thick paper or paperboard cover, and often held together with glue rather than stitches or staples.
Perspecta was a directional motion picture sound system, invented by the laboratories at Fine Sound Inc.
Philip MacDonald (5 November 1900, London – 10 December 1980, Woodland Hills, California) was a British author of thrillers.
A phonograph record (also known as a gramophone record, especially in British English, or record) is an analog sound storage medium in the form of a flat disc with an inscribed, modulated spiral groove.
Planet of Evil is the second serial of the 13th season of the British science fiction television series Doctor Who.
Planetary geology, alternatively known as astrogeology or exogeology, is a planetary science discipline concerned with the geology of the celestial bodies such as the planets and their moons, asteroids, comets, and meteorites.
Profiles in History is an auction house in Los Angeles.
Return to the Forbidden Planet is a Jukebox musical by playwright Bob Carlton based on Shakespeare's The Tempest and the 1956 science fiction film Forbidden Planet (which itself drew its plot loosely from The Tempest).
Richard Norman Anderson (August 8, 1926 – August 31, 2017) was an American film and television actor.
In electronics, ring modulation is a signal-processing function, an implementation of frequency mixing, performed by multiplying two signals, where one is typically a sine wave or another simple waveform and the other is the signal to be modulated.
Robby the Robot is a fictional character and science fiction icon who first appeared in the 1956 film Forbidden Planet.
A robot is a machine—especially one programmable by a computer— capable of carrying out a complex series of actions automatically.
The Robot Hall of Fame is an American hall of fame that recognizes notable robots in various scientific fields and general society, as well as achievements in robotics technology.
Rodman Edward "Rod" Serling (December 25, 1924 – June 28, 1975) was an American screenwriter, playwright, television producer, and narrator known for his live television dramas of the 1950s and his science-fiction anthology TV series, The Twilight Zone.
Roger L. McGee (April 30, 1922 – October 27, 2013) was an American film actor whose career spanned from the 1930s to the 1950s.
Science fiction film (or sci-fi film) is a genre that uses speculative, fictional science-based depictions of phenomena that are not fully accepted by mainstream science, such as extraterrestrial lifeforms, alien worlds, extrasensory perception and time travel, along with futuristic elements such as spacecraft, robots, cyborgs, interstellar travel or other technologies.
"Science Fiction/Double Feature" is the opening song to the original 1973 musical stage production, The Rocky Horror Show as well as its 1975 film counterpart The Rocky Horror Picture Show, book, music and lyrics by Richard O'Brien, musical arrangements by Richard Hartley.
Set construction is the process undertaken by a construction manager to build full-scale scenery, as specified by a production designer or art director working in collaboration with the director of a production to create a set for a theatrical, film or television production.
In music, a single, record single or music single is a type of release, typically a song recording of fewer tracks than an LP record, an album or an EP record.
In common usage, a sound stage is a soundproof, hangar-like structure, building, or room, used for the production of theatrical film-making and television productions, usually located on a secured movie or television studio property.
Spellbound is a 1945 American film noir psychological mystery thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
Star Trek is an American media franchise based on the science fiction television series created by Gene Roddenberry.
A starship, starcraft or interstellar spacecraft is a theoretical spacecraft designed for traveling between planetary systems, as opposed to an aerospace-vehicle designed for orbital spaceflight or interplanetary travel.
Stereophonic sound or, more commonly, stereo, is a method of sound reproduction that creates an illusion of multi-directional audible perspective.
Stirling Dale Silliphant (January 16, 1918 – April 26, 1996) was an American screenwriter and producer.
The Criterion Collection, Inc. (or simply Criterion) is an American home video distribution company which focuses on licensing "important classic and contemporary films" and selling them to film aficionados.
The Hollywood Reporter (THR) is a multi-platform American digital and print magazine founded in 1930 and focusing on the Hollywood film industry, television, and entertainment industries, as well as Hollywood's intersection with fashion, finance, law, technology, lifestyle, and politics.
The Invisible Boy (aka S.O.S Spaceship) is a 1957 black and white American science fiction film from Metro-Goldwyn Mayer, produced by Nicholas Nayfack, directed by Herman Hoffman, and starring Richard Eyer and Philip Abbott.
"The Man with the Power" is an episode of the original The Outer Limits television show.
The Millionaire is an American anthology series that aired on CBS from 1955 to 1960.
The Outer Limits is an American television series that was broadcast on ABC from 1963 to 1965 at 7:30 PM Eastern Time on Mondays.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a 1975 musical science-fiction horror-comedy film by 20th Century Fox produced by Lou Adler and Michael White and directed by Jim Sharman.
The Thin Man is a half-hour weekly television series based on the mystery novel The Thin Man (1933) by Dashiell Hammett.
The Tommyknockers is a 1987 science fiction novel by Stephen King.
The Twilight Zone (also marketed as Twilight Zone, sans "The") is an American science fiction horror fantasy anthology television series created and presented by Rod Serling, which ran for five seasons on CBS from 1959 to 1964.
The theremin (--> originally known as the ætherphone/etherphone, thereminophone or termenvox/thereminvox) is an electronic musical instrument controlled without physical contact by the thereminist (performer).
Thermonuclear fusion is a way to achieve nuclear fusion by using extremely high temperatures.
"To Serve Man" is episode 89 of the anthology series The Twilight Zone.
Traditional animation (or classical animation, cel animation or hand-drawn animation) is an animation technique in which each frame is drawn by hand on a physical medium.
A trilogy (from Greek τρι- tri-, "three" and -λογία -logia, "discourse") is a set of three works of art that are connected, and that can be seen either as a single work or as three individual works.
Turner Entertainment Company, Inc. is a multimedia company founded by Ted Turner.
The unicorn is a legendary creature that has been described since antiquity as a beast with a single large, pointed, spiraling horn projecting from its forehead.
Variety Film Reviews is the 24-volume hardcover reprint of feature film reviews by the weekly entertainment tabloid-size magazine Variety from 1907 to 1996.
Virginity is the state of a person who has never engaged in sexual intercourse.
Visual Effects (abbreviated VFX) is the process by which imagery is created or manipulated outside the context of a live action shot in film making.
Walt Disney Pictures, Inc. is an American film studio and a subsidiary of Walt Disney Studios, owned by The Walt Disney Company.
Walter Davis Pidgeon (September 23, 1897 – September 25, 1984) was a Canadian-American actor.
Walter Plunkett (June 5, 1902 in Oakland, California – March 8, 1982) was a prolific costume designer who worked on more than 150 projects throughout his career in the Hollywood film industry.
Warner Media, LLC (formerly Time Warner Inc.), doing business as WarnerMedia, is an American multinational mass media and entertainment conglomerate headquartered in New York City and owned by AT&T.
Warren Albert Stevens (November 2, 1919 – March 27, 2012) was an American stage, screen, and television actor.
William Boyett (January 3, 1927 – December 29, 2004) was an American actor best known for his work as the low-key but authoritative Sergeant William 'Mac' MacDonald on the police drama Adam-12.
William Shakespeare (26 April 1564 (baptised)—23 April 1616) was an English poet, playwright and actor, widely regarded as both the greatest writer in the English language, and the world's pre-eminent dramatist.
Worldcon, or more formally the World Science Fiction Convention, the annual convention of the World Science Fiction Society (WSFS), is a science fiction convention.
During the 29th Academy Awards, the regular competitive category of Best Foreign Language Film was introduced, instead of only being recognized as a Special Achievement Award or as a Best Picture nominee (as in 1938).
The 34th World Science Fiction Convention carried the official name MidAmeriCon (abbreviated as MAC) and was held September 2–6, 1976, in Kansas City, Missouri, United States, at the Radisson Muehlebach Hotel and nearby Phillips House hotel.
35 mm film (millimeter) is the film gauge most commonly used for motion pictures and chemical still photography (see 135 film).