Forbidden Planet (1956)

This science fiction film set in the 23rd century follows a crew on an expedition to a strange and distant world, filled with such advanced technology as "Robby the Robot." But perhaps most advanced are the devices the characters use to communicate with each other: handheld, wireless instruments that act a lot like telephones. Sound familiar? Someone must have thought these guys were onto something, because less than 20 years later, the first mobile phone was invented.

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  1. Polly • September 14, 2018 @ 1:42 PM

    Nadream70 its definitely been proven that reality tv didn’t actualy become “mainstream” til the 2000’s. So yeah there’s been reality tv BEFORE truman but it didn’t become super relevant in our society til just after.

    it’s aslo fair to say that we indulge in reality tv just like the watchers of truman did because something like the real world was more like entertainment, but now we watch things like real house wives or kardashian whatever and we’re actually invested like we think we know these people, their our friends, ect. we buy their products, we make them famous on social media. Its a completely different realm you know? very interesting….

  2. Nadream70 • September 14, 2018 @ 10:44 AM

    Re: The Truman Show – have you heard of The Real World on MTV. This reality show pre dates TTS by, at least, five years.

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