The Phantom Planet

December 20, 2011 at 1:59 am (6 Heads, Phantom Planet) (, , , )

The Phantom Planet – 1961- United States

Inexplicably, The Phantom Planet opens to familiar footage of the Operation Crossroads Bikini Atoll bomb test. The year 1980: a rocket jock from Earth’s lunar military base wrecks on a phantom asteroid. Breathing the asteroid’s air, he shrinks rat-sized and meets the equally small Rhetons. The Rhetons are technologically advanced human-like aliens who live in caves and settle disputes via deadly tug-of-war duels. The hard-assed rocket jock isn’t impressed and immediately plots to escape. His scheme is complicated by invasion from the monstrous Solarites and true love.

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