Re: Fact-Checking Inside Star Trek: The Real Story
It can be inspired by Shakespeare's work without necessarily imitating the details. Perhaps when plotting Forbidden Planet out, they saw The Tempest as a convenient framework on which to hang the characters and ideas they wanted to develop. It's also a quick verbal shorthand to describing the plot: "It's The Tempest in outer space!"
, saying that your interpretation is correct and that 57 years of film criticism is wrong seems a rather ambitious proposition.
Dr. Howard, Dr. Fine, Dr. Howard: For duty and humanity! --Men in Black (1934)