||Astra's scientist father is abducted by a "horrible being" while in the midst of experimenting on the dangerous element X090. If he isn't rescued, X090 may destroy Earth. Father Astra is taken to the planet Pyrotis, ruled by Igno, who demands the secret of X090. Rick and the others arrive and foil Igno's plans, but are too late to prevent X090 from blowing up the Earth. However, the whole story was Stringbean's nightmare.