I think the 1956 "Forbidden Planet" universe should be an (80-year later) 'sequel' to the 1970 "Colossus: The Forbin Project" movie. Like this... Colossus forces mankind into a united Earth - as seen in the "Colossus: The Forbin Project" movie. Afterwords... * Colossus' knowledge continues to self-increase. * From the super knowledge of Colossus, we are given the technical knowledge to build hyperspace saucers - the Bellerophon being one of these. These ships are given for humans to explore and colonize the distant star systems. * Eventually, the United Planets Federation is formed from the human-colonized star systems, and functions under the on-going direction of Colossus. I like this concept for the following reasons: * It provides deep background to the development of the FP's "United Planets Federation". All the way back to the year 1970. * It differentiates the Forbidden Planet universe from the Star Trek universe. Because the ST federation does not answer to any computer. That would be anti-Roddenberry. * It makes use of another great sci-fi concept: the Colossus ('World Control') super-computer. * Dr. Charles Forbin becomes the FP equivalent of the ST Dr. Zefram Cochrane. * Colossus redeems it's self, by 'giving mankind the stars'. * The irony... humans build a machine that saves them from themselves; the Krell build a machine with which they destroy themselves. Anyone else like the concept of an anti-Roddenberry Star Trek - in which human affairs are governed by a man-made (logic-based) super-brain, rather than elected human representatives?