Princess and Keyop enjoy a vacation

The enemy saucers appear

The Phoenix comes under attack

Mir fighter jets come to the rescue



Ghost Ship of Planet Mir

Written by: Jack Paritz
Alternate Title: None known
Production Number: 5
Airing Number: 40
Script Completion Date: 9/18/78
Episode Completion Date: 10/26/78
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Official episode synopsis

..To force Earth to send non-polluting technology to Spectra first..

..To protect the Federation's new energy complex on planet Mir.

Stay tuned! Coming up next on Battle of the Planets!
G-Force is called away from their peaceful vacation to soar across the starry void, and protect the distant planet of Mir from alien invaders! The energy complex on Mir has been attacked by treacherous space pirates from the war-mongering planet of Spectra! Will the Cerebonic super-powers of G-Force be of any use against the mysterious and lethal ghost ships of planet Mir?
Be sure to watch this exciting episode, coming up next!

On Center Neptune, 7-Zark-7 monitors a new center being built on planet Mir. The new underwater center is a nonpolluting food and energy complex that is being completed in an area referred to as the "Graveyard of Ships." Four supply ships have been lost in the past week that have been servicing the complex.

President Kane tells Chief Anderson the loss of the ships will delay the completion of the base for at least a month. Kane goes on to say 7-Zark-7 had reported seeing a spaceship in the area and he suspects the deposed leader of Mir, named Brok, has joined forces with Zoltar to regain control of his planet.

Elsewhere, Zoltar contacts Brok who is on board a submarine hidden in the Graveyard of Ships. He compliments Brok on his efforts, yet now wishes for the new complex to be destroyed. By destroying the base, Zoltar wants to force Earth to send all technology regarding the construction of these new complexes to Spectra first.

G-Force meanwhile is vacationing on Sunset Island. Keyop proves he cannot ski jump, while Princess manages quite well. Tiny, on the beach, complains to Jason that they are not seeing any of the fun. While Mark is getting ready to take off in his airplane, Chief Anderson contacts him and informs him the Energy Complex is in danger. He orders G-Force to report to Planet Mir.

The Phoenix quickly arrives on Mir. Once there, they head directly under the sea to find the submarine. They notice the base has been badly damaged, but there is no sign of Spectra's sub. The Phoenix's infra scanners are able to find the sub and Brock reports to Zoltar that G-Force has discovered him and are following, just as they planned.

7-Zark-7 tells G-Force he thinks the submarine is luring them into a trap. He requests they leave the ocean since they're too vulnerable, and Mark orders Tiny to take them into the air. Once in the air, they are caught in a heavy, strangely colored fog Mark believes is manmade. Suddenly, a ghost ship appears and fires on the Phoenix. Tiny pulls out of range of the guns, then Mark orders Tiny to turn on the infra probes and they promptly discover a fog machine.

Jason is given permission to destroy the machine, firing an excessive amount of missiles to take it out. The fog quickly dissipates revealing a fleet of ghost ships. Jason quips he can "pick 'em off easy!" as they are only robot controlled... Again, he fires an overabundance of missiles to destroy them.

After his salvo, the ships appear to sink and blow up, but they then notice smaller crafts appearing from the wreckage. The crafts lift off and begin firing beam weapons at the Phoenix. Once again, Jason mans the missile with a heavy finger. But as fires away, the Phoenix runs out of missiles. With many, many more enemy ships remaining, the Phoenix attempts to escape by diving underwater. But luckily for G-Force a squadron of Mir fighter jets appear on the scene and complete the task of destroying the Spectran aircraft.

President Kane and Chief Anderson discuss the fine job that G-Force does and President Kane thanks the team by giving them time to finish their vacation.



Name: Flying Saucers
Type: Mechanical Aircraft
Body Shape: Saucer
Origin: Planet Spectra
Sighting: Planet Mir

Weapons: Laser beams
Flight Capable: Yes
Crew: Yes
Status: Destroyed

Multitudes of these flying saucers emerged from the hulls of phony ghost ships, after G-Force attacked the fleet with missiles. They were themselves easy to dispatch with missiles, but there were too many for the Phoenix to deal with before it ran out of ammunition. Although the saucers were highly maneuverable, they were not that powerful. The Phoenix was able to easily withstand their laser attacks. The fleet of saucers was eventually destroyed by fighter jets from Planet Mir.

President Kane is not only responsible for Earth, but for all the peaceful planets in the Intergalactic Federation

Note: This episode begins with a story sequence, not a 7-Zark-7 sequence.



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