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The Phantom Planet  (1961)
William Marshall's The Phantom Planet
Nomination Year: 2000
SYNOPSIS: It's the far future (okay, it's 1980, but they have spaceships). An astronaut on a search-and-rescue mission lands on a strange asteroid where the atmosphere makes you shrink. There, little people with control over gravity fight a battle against the stupid-looking Solonites. The square-jawed hero meets a couple of space-babes there, but eventually plots to escape back home. He does so with the aid of his former rival, and in the end, we're all left to wonder: Is This Only The Beginning???? (No, I don't understand it, either.)
Bryan Cassidy
Smithee Award Nominations
"Wanna Run That By Me Again?"
All Things Trite and Troublesome
The "good and beautiful" speech.
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Stupidest-Looking Monster
The Solarites
The "Solarites" are really stupid-looking bear-like things. They look so sad.
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Smithee Award Winner!MegaMetaSmithee Award Winner! Worst Science
One Breath Makes You Grow Larger; One Breath Makes You Grow Smaller
They have different (denser!) oxygen on their planet, so when he breathes it, he will shrink to match their size. And when he returns to his own planet and its oxygen, he will return to his regular size. And there's this bridge, in Brooklyn....
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Worst Science
"Our Entire Culture Is Based on Bad Science"
They talk about their use of Gravity, Atoms, Heat, and Time. Also, they bring up the shrink gas again, and the food is really bad.
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Crummiest Ending
The BeginnEnd
Sorry, I mean THE BEGINNING.
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Worst Picture
What Do You Know? They Were Right.
The unconscious hero breathes the atmosphere and, yes, there's shrinkage.
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Directors
Director Claim to Fame
William Marshall  
Cast
Actor Character Claim to Fame
Dean Fredericks <Not Yet in Database>  
Colleen Gray <Not Yet in Database>  
Anthony Dexter <Not Yet in Database>  
Dolores Faith <Not Yet in Database>  
Francis X. Bushman <Not Yet in Database>  
Richard Weber <Not Yet in Database>  
Richard Kiel <Not Yet in Database> "Jaws" from James Bond (Moonraker
Allyson Ames <Not Yet in Database>  
Warrene Ott <Not Yet in Database>  
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