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Krell race same as Forbidden Planet?

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So, I've only just now heard about Skyward and Sanderson's alien race called the Krell. However, the Krell are also the alien race from the old Forbidden Planet movie from the 50's.

Did Sanderson do this on purpose? Is this the same race? Or a coincidence and mistake? 

I searched all over the Forum and couldn't find any mention of this.  Forbidden Planet is a pretty famous movie, so I am kind of surprised it hasn't come up. (Or my GoogleFu is not very good... which is more likely.)

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1 hour ago, frett said:

So, I've only just now heard about Skyward and Sanderson's alien race called the Krell. However, the Krell are also the alien race from the old Forbidden Planet movie from the 50's.

Did Sanderson do this on purpose? Is this the same race? Or a coincidence and mistake? 

I searched all over the Forum and couldn't find any mention of this.  Forbidden Planet is a pretty famous movie, so I am kind of surprised it hasn't come up. (Or my GoogleFu is not very good... which is more likely.)

It could always just be a homage; I can't say I've seen the film, so no idea how relevant they might to Skyward.

...though it could also just be a coincidence, of Brandon deciding on a word which fits for his race without intending to comment on the film at all. I'm pretty sure I've seen Krell (or slight variations of it) used as generic, fantasy-themed stuff before. 

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Yes, the Krell are also a race in Marvel, and there is a 40k character named Krell, and a Star Wars character.

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23 hours ago, Ark1002 said:

Yes, the Krell are also a race in Marvel, and there is a 40k character named Krell, and a Star Wars character.

I think you're remembering the Kree from Marvel comics.

I'm just kind of wondering if this was a subconscious mistake--like when Sanderson originally named Elantris "Adonis". 

Maybe someone can ask him at his next signing. 

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Yeah, I was. The other two are real.  Also, in the future, don't double post. Just edit your old post. 

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On 9/20/2018 at 2:54 PM, Ark1002 said:

Yeah, I was. The other two are real.  Also, in the future, don't double post. Just edit your old post. 

Sorry. I'll try not to do that again. 

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The krell is also the name of a species of animal found on First of the Sun. I think Brandon just thinks the name sounds cool. 

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Not gonna lie, that would be awesome.  Love that movie.

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On 9/20/2018 at 1:58 PM, frett said:

Maybe someone can ask him at his next signing.

He's been doing AMAs on Reddit each week since the preview chapters went up. Lucky for you, someone already asked him about it.

 

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On The Orville, the enemy space aliens are called the Krill - any connection there?

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Maybe? The word Krell is one of those ones that pops up in SF now and then, as an homage to The Forbidden Planet. (Which is why I chose it.)

I can see a network being more worried about using the actual name, and making the creators go with something similar but not the same. You'd have to ask them.

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