Written By: Ken Hulsey
Movie Info From Wikipedia
It's that time once again ladies and gentlemen, time to take a look at a fine collection of monster movie posters selected by yours truly. Since this is the fifth installment of this feature that I started a few months back I decided to go a little cerebral this time around. In other words I decided to make all of you think for change. Hope you don't mid?
As a author and webmaster of a fine Internet destination it is my job to both educate and entertain, and that's exactly what I intend to do today.
Don't freak out it will be fun!
Since this is the fifth (or pentagonal) edition (ah-ha see!) I have selected five posters (and the sum of them will be five). Four of these posters share one element in common. The fifth one does not. See if you can figure out what that fifth poster has, or doesn't have, in common with the others?
Once you get it, post a response or tell all your friends how damn cool and smart you are!
Now some trivia about the number five:
"Five is the second Sierpinski number of the first kind, and can be written as S2=(22)+1"
Forbidden Planet (Above)
One of the greatest science fiction films of all time with an equally great poster to boot!
Forbidden Planet is a 1956 science fiction film directed by Fred M. Wilcox, with a screenplay by Cyril Hume. It stars Leslie Nielsen, Walter Pidgeon, and Anne Francis. The characters and its setting have been compared to those in William Shakespeare's The Tempest, and its plot contains certain story analogs. Forbidden Planet was the first science fiction film that was set entirely on another planet in deep space, away from the planet Earth. It is considered one of the great science fiction films of the 1950s, a precursor of what was to come for the science fiction film genre in the decades that followed.
- And it has Anne Francis too!
Tobor The Great
Big bad robot does big bad things!
Tobor the Great is a 1954 science fiction film, written by Carl Dudley & Philip MacDonald, and directed by Lee Sholem. It stars Charles Drake, Karin Booth, and Billy Chapin.
Dr. Ralph Harrison, a member of the new government-appointed Civil Interplanetary Flight Commission, resigns in protest against the inhumane treatment being inflicted upon spaceship pilots. His colleague Professor Nordstrom develops an alternative robot spaceman, "Tobor" (the reverse anagram of "robot"), which is stolen by enemy agents. Only the scientists' psychic link with the robot can save it from being reprogrammed for evil purposes.
"While polynomial equations of degree 4 and below can be solved with radicals, equations of degree 5 and higher cannot generally be so solved. This is the Abel–Ruffini theorem. This is related to the fact that the symmetric group Sn is a solvable group for n ≤ 4 and not solvable for n ≥ 5."
Invasion Of The Saucer-Men
Damn big-headed space reptiles always coming to Earth to destroy our cities and run off with our dames! Great poster ... and ... and ... um ... Is that woman not wearing any underwear? Doesn't look like it! How did they get that past the censors?
Invasion of the Saucer Men (also known as Invasion of the Hell Creatures, working title - Spacemen Saturday Night) is a 1957 sci-fi comedy film starring Steven Terrell and Gloria Castillo and personally produced by James H. Nicholson for his American International Pictures (AIP). The screenplay by Robert J Gurney Jr and Al Martin was based on the 1955 short story "The Cosmic Frame" by Paul W. Fairman. The film was released as a double feature with I Was a Teenage Werewolf.
"Five is also the number of Platonic solids"
Still worked up about that underwear thing ...
The Monolith Monsters
Filmed here locally at "Dead Man's Point" in Lucerne Valley. A great place to go rock climbing. Bring the kids!
The Monolith Monsters (1957) is a science fiction film directed by John Sherwood and starring Grant Williams and Lola Albright. It is based on a story by Jack Arnold and Robert M. Fresco with screenplay by Fresco and Normal Jolley.
"A polygon with five sides is a pentagon. Figurate numbers representing pentagons (including five) are called pentagonal numbers. Five is also a square pyramidal number."
The Amazing Colossal Man
Hey you give us bald guys a dose of high-level radiation and we go nuts chugging beers, grabbing girls and running around in the desert in our underwear.
Okay we don't need the radiation ...
The Amazing Colossal Man is a 1957 black-and-white science fiction film, directed by Bert I. Gordon and starring Glenn Langan. The film revolves around a 60 foot mutant man produced as the result of an atomic accident.
"Five is the only prime number to end in the digit 5, because all other numbers written with a 5 in the ones-place under the decimal system are multiples of five. As a consequence of this, 5 is in base 10 a 1-automorphic number."
So do you feel any smarter? Were you entertained?
I am so smart ... S-M-R-T!
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