More than twenty years later, Robert Dyke and Tex Ragsdale launched a fundraising campaign for a Moontrap 2 graphic novel that would be adapted into a movie. According to them the purpose of the project was "to act as a presentation device to show potential backers of the hoped-for film what it's going to be about. More effective than a script alone in that it not only tells the story but shows what the film will look like." However due to lack of contributions the project was cancelled.
If your interested in reading the comic book of Moontrap its up on Tex Ragsdales site right : Here
Was there something in the air back in the 80s & 90s that gave us cool,interesting,original movies? I don't know but I do know that Moontrap should be getting more then its share of respect for a grade B or hard C picture. Game wise there is a lot to cover here.
We have two alien races on the Moon.
We've got Mera's people who have been mostly extinct or gone for 15,000 years because of a war with the Kaalium. A race of alien cyborgs.. They seem to be mostly brain surrounded by biomechanical Giger technology..
The pods go something like this
Kaalium Brain pod
Hit Dice: 8+2
% In Lair: 100%
These pods will act to build themselves a body out of any technology within range of their claws with 1d20 rounds they will have assembled a body as per a 3rd level science or 5th level expert.
They are armed with an electro blaster that does 1d4 points of damage to anything it hits!
Mera's People are over 14,000 years old & may be Atlantis survivors, ancient astronauts, or a surviving colony from the future where the Kaalium are a menace. There may be thousands with preservation tanks or stasis pods..
The Public Domain Equivalent To Moon Trap
There have been countless science fiction stories centered upon ruins on the moon. However the extensive ruins might be from the peoples of A Visit To The Moon part of the Honeymoon In Space Series.
There are several pyramids & structures similar to what we see in Moon Trap. The plot was thus:
Honeymoon in Space saw his newly married adventurers exploring planets in different stages of geological and Darwinian evolution on an educational odyssey which drew heavily on earlier cosmic voyages by Camille Flammarion, W. S. Lach-Szyrma, and Edgar Fawcett. Its illustrations by Stanley L. Wood have proved more significant, providing the first depictions of slender, super intelligent aliens with large, bald heads — the archetype of the famousGreys of modern science fiction. You can down load the complete story Here
The plot of Moon Trap could be applied to any of the science fantasy retroclones with ease. From a menace in Mutant Future to a twisted fantasy setting in Labyrinth Lord.