The Phantom Planet (1961)

The Phantom Planet





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In this off-beat sci-fi adventure an astronaut must make a forced landing upon a remote asteroid. His ship is damaged and he must breathe the planet's atmosphere. Soon he begins shrinking and once he gets down to six inches discovers the place populated by diminutive people who have turned the flying rock into a ship. He soon joins forces with the little people to defeat the monstrous solarites, terrifying creatures out to eat them. The leader of the wee-folk is Francis X. Bushman who was once a … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Fred De Gorter, William Telaak, Fred de Gortner, Fred Gebhardt
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 9, 2001
American International Pictures (AIP)


as Liara

as Capt. Frank Chapman

as Lt. Makonnen

as Judge Eden

as Col. Lansfield

as Pilot Leonard

as Lt. White

as Capt. Beecher

as Lt. Cutler

as Navigator Webb

as Communications Offic...

as Radar Officer

as Solarite

as Ispalata
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All Critics (3)

It's actually quite compelling.

Full Review… | May 28, 2011
Goatdog's Movies

I could say it's laughable, embarrassing, woefully inept, and absolutely Ed Woodsian in style and presentation, but why bother?

Full Review… | June 17, 2006

August 2, 2005

Audience Reviews for The Phantom Planet

This is the worst sci-fi ever! Plan 9 is a true masterpiece if compare with this. Poor Richard Kiel as the Solarite.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer


This movie is stupid and nonsensical, the guy lands on some planet and shrinks to the tiny size of the rest of the people there, and they put him through some crazy trials and then need his help against their enemy, and other sci-fi type stuff happens, but you keep wondering what the point is and when the story is going to get anywhere, but it doesn't. This is a horrible movie.

Aj V

Super Reviewer

Seems much longer than it actually is due to it being so incredibly boring. Like most sci-fi around this time, the "special effects" are cheesy and the story is dime-a-dozen and lame. Since it sucks, you can expect Richard Kiel to be in it somewhere...and there he is!

Derek Daniels

Super Reviewer

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