Communists, Monsters, and Forbidden Planets: Science Fiction Films in the Postwar Era

    When World War II ended on September 2nd, 1945, the world had been changed.  Europe had been decimated, America emerged as a world superpower, and Berlin was about to split into the East and the West.   The atomic bomb had been dropped on Japan and the Soviet Union had successfully developed their own … More Communists, Monsters, and Forbidden Planets: Science Fiction Films in the Postwar Era