A Forbidden Planet Krell laboratory power gauge panel

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Lot 62W
A Forbidden Planet Krell laboratory power gauge panel

US$ 10,000 - 15,000
£ 7,600 - 11,000
The W.E. "Wes" Shank Collection of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Memorabilia
A Forbidden Planet Krell laboratory power gauge panel
MGM, 1956. Four semi-circular lights with clear plastic triangular accents around the perimeter, housed in a silver-painted wooden structure known as a "power panel." These panels are prominently seen in the Krell laboratory and according to Cinefantastique magazine, "represent in powers of ten the amount of energy in use from the Krell furnace." Each gauge provides ten times as many amperes of energy as the one before, to infinity. In the film, when Dr. Morbius is napping and his subconscious is active, the power gauges increase in illumination. Art director Arthur Lonergan strove for a design that would be futuristic but also logical, one which would allow audiences to understand the magnitude of the Krell's intelligence and power; thus, the gauges are an integral part of the plot and action of the film. Accompanied by a vintage photo showing several Krell lab panels in the film.
16.75 x 36 x 47.75 in.
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A Forbidden Planet Krell laboratory power gauge panel
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