Martin is too heavy for his spaceship, and he needs to lose 143 pounds. He devises a way to shrink himself to 6 ounces, however the shrinking process is only temporary, too temporary that ... See full summary »
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Martin is too heavy for his spaceship, and he needs to lose 143 pounds. He devises a way to shrink himself to 6 ounces, however the shrinking process is only temporary, too temporary that it won't get him all the way back to Mars. So he needs to devise a way to make it more long lasting. As an experiment, he asks Tim to cork him inside a wine bottle with the necessary gas making the shrinking process longer lasting. Martin intends to stay inside the bottle all day just to make sure it works. However the wine bottle with Martin in it gets collected with an overseas relief package destined for Baghdad. So Tim heads off to Baghdad. The package gets delivered to the home of lovesick Abu, whose girlfriend Nadja is scheduled to marry the Sultan. Abu releases Martin from the bottle, thinking Martin a genie. For releasing him, Martin intends to get Nadja back for Abu. Written by