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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 83 min.)) : sound, color.
  • Publisher: [United States] : Cinedigm : 1961.

Content descriptions

Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Directed by William Marshall.
Participant or Performer Note:
Dean Fredericks, Dolores Faith, Francis X. Bushman, Tony Dexter, Coleen Gray and Richard Kiel.
Summary, etc.:
Set in the distant future of 1980, The Phantom Planet is a glorious sci-fi trip. Dean Fredericks plays an astronaut sent by the government to investigate a mysterious asteroid. Before he can say B-movie cliché, his ship is caught in a meteor shower, his partner floats away and a tractor beam begins to pull him in. Soon Fredericks is shrunk down to the same size as the asteroid's tiny inhabitants, and that's where the fun starts! The Phantom Planet finds our hero put on trial, caught in a love triangle, and conscripted to fight the terrifying alien menace that is the Solorite (led by character actor Richard Kiel), all before he can return home. It's a hilarious journey into the future of the past and it is presented here is beautiful color for the very first time!
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Interplanetary voyages > Drama.
Life on other planets > Drama.
Human-alien encounters > Drama.
Astronauts > Drama.
Genre: Feature films.
Fantasy films.
Science fiction films.

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