The Phantom Planet (1961)

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AUDIENCE SCORE

Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.

Movie Info

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.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Drama , Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By:
In Theaters:
 wide
On DVD:
Runtime:
Studio:
American International Pictures (AIP)

Cast

Coleen Gray
as Liara
Dean Fredericks
as Capt. Frank Chapman
Richard Weber
as Lt. Makonnen
Al Jarvis
as Judge Eden
Dick Haynes
as Col. Lansfield
Michael Marshall
as Lt. White
Earl McDaniel
as Pilot Leonard
Mike Marshall
as Lt. White
John Herrin
as Capt. Beecher
Mel Curtis
as Lt. Cutler
Jimmy Weldon
as Navigator Webb
Akemi Tani
as Communications Officer
Lori Lyons
as Radar Officer
Richard Kiel
as Solarite
Warrene Ott
as Ispalata
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Critic Reviews for The Phantom Planet

All Critics (3)

It's actually quite compelling.

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

No excerpt available.

Full Review… | February 14, 2007
DVD Verdict

No excerpt available.

Full Review… | February 14, 2007
Sci-Fi Movie Page

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
DVDTalk.com

No excerpt available.

August 2, 2005
EmanuelLevy.Com

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

½

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
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
Derek Daniels

Super Reviewer

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