Forbidden Planet is about a crew from Earth who land their starship, the C57-D, on the planet Altair IV, ruled by the mysterious Dr. Morbius. Robby the robot servant was designed, built & programmed by Morbius using knowledge gleaned from his study of the Krell, a long extinct race of highly intelligent beings that once populated Altair IV.
Forbidden Planet’s plot has been loosely compared to William Shakespeare’s play 'The Tempest', with Dr. Morbius for Prospero & Robby as Ariel, the enslaved spirit.
Robby is in fact a seven foot tall mechanical suit designed by the MGM props department. He's a science fiction icon & was inducted into the Robot Hall of Fame in 2004.
MAX MUMBLES says; "Who wouldn’t want to hang ‘round with a robot that can duplicate alcohol?"