Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Terror Tuesday - The Phantom Planet

In the category of films so bad that that their really bad that, "I've got to get together with my friends & make fun of this" is The Phantom Planet

The plot from Wiki - 
The lead character, astronaut Frank Chapman, played by Dean Fredericks, while traveling through space encounters a race of tiny people on a distant planet. Due to the planet's unusual atmosphere, he is shrunk to six inches in size. Before he finds the remedy to this situation, he is lured by two beautiful women and decides to help the inhabitants of the planet battle an invading race of monsters known as the Solarites.

The year is 1980 & man has mastered space flight. The astronauts are on a routine patrol when they encounter the planet Rheton (Those coming near the planet must make a piloting roll or be drawn in by the gravity generators of the planet). Rheton is surrounded by asteroids! 
Rheton as seen from space! 

Those exposed to the planet's atmosphere must make a save verus poison or shrink six inches tall! The save must be made every 1d4 rounds! 

The Rhetonites..

These  Rhetonites are on the run from a race of beings called the, "Solarites. They have become a soft yet honorable people. They are a 4 on the galactic civilization scale & retain a fair degree of gravity based technology. They use a gravity projector which does 3d10 damage with a 2 light year range. They also use hand gravity projectors for 1d6 points of damage with a range of 70'. These are never used on their own people. 

                                                         Great Saturday night flick to make fun of with friends! 
Watch it now! 

Duels of honor are common among the Rhetonites. The loser isn't around long. The Rhetonites keep their  gene pool fresh with captured galactic travelers.

Galactic Patrol Intersystem Ship 
Inter system Patrol Ship 
Tons: 500 
Drive: Ion Drive Rocket 
Infogulator: Mark 1 
Captain Frank Chapman, pilot of the Pegasus 4. Astronaut 4th level 

The philosophical Lieutenant Ray Makonnen 2nd level astronaut

The Monster   Errm Alien! 


No. Enc.: 1d20 (10d20)
Alignment: Neutral
Movement: 120’ (40’)
Armor Class: 7 (4 vs. primitive weapons)
Hit Dice: 6
Attacks: 1
Damage: by weapon
Morale: 8
Intergalactic bullies & thugs this race of primitive warriors has been terrorizing dozens of systems  for years. They raid for high technology & resources. They use a wide variety of weapons & are considered a menace by polite interstellar society. They have clashed with the Human Empire a dozen times & have  been beaten countless times. They seek the secret to gravity based technology.


  1. That death duel looks reminds me of Star Trek episode "Gamesters of Triskelion." I can almost hear the fight music playing. Good write-up!

  2. It does look like the "Gamesters of Triskelion." doesn't it! Thanks for the comment & there will be more to come! Stay Tuned!


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