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Dr. Tristan Adams is the owner of the Tantalus V. Observatory. He appears in the Season Two episode, "Roger Ebert Should Lay off the Fatty Foods" as the main antagonist.


In "Roger Ebert Should Lay off the Fatty Foods", Dr. Adams uses his "star machine" to hypnotize people into loving and volunteering for the planetarium.

He almost got away with it, but Eric Cartman, pissed off, breaks the machine, resulting in Dr. Adams getting a full dose of the "stars". With no one to tell him what to do, his mind was erased. Due to a bone disease, he cannot pronounce the "t" in "planetarium".


Dr. Adams has many wrinkles in his face and is balding. He wears the standard uniform at the planetarium: A black shirt with a light blue v-neck shirt with a dark cloud and sun on it.


  • Dr. Tristan Adams is a parody of psychologist and director of the Tantalus Penal Colony in the Star Trek: The Original Series (1966-1969) season one episode Ten "Dagger of the Mind".[2]
  • In the 1999 South Park video game, entering the cheat "PLANEARIUM" unlocks a "pen and ink mode", which drastically alters the game's graphics.


Minor Characters from Season Two
A 34-Year-Old Asian Man Who Looks Strikingly Similar to Ricardo Montalbán | Alanis Morissette | Alexandra Cartman | America's Most Wanted Actors | Big Black Scary Monster | Bob Denver | Bob Thomas | Book Mobile Driver | Boy with Red Shirt | Brent Musburger | Brett Favre | Buck | Buck Jr. | Buddy Ebsen | Calvin | Canadian judge | Carrot Top | Cartman's Unnamed Relatives | Celine Dion | Charles Manson | Charlie | Chinese Commentators | Chinese Dodgeball Players | COPS TV Film Crew | Cosette | Creamy Goodness | Dr. Schwartz | Dr. Katz | Dr. Tristan Adams | Dwight Schultz | Elvin Cartman | Eric Roberts | The Evil Boys | Fat Bob | Flo Kimble | Florence Cartman | Fred Cartman | Fred Savage | Frida | George Peppard | Harold Cartman | Howard Cartman | Jesus and Pals Producer | Johnnie Cochran | John Postum | John Walsh | Judge Moses | Kevin | Larry | Leslie | Lisa Cartman | Mabel Cartman | Marcus | Michael Jackson Fan | Mr. Big Record Producer | Mr. Freely | Mr. Romero | Mr. T | Mr. Twig | Mrs. Stevens | Murrey Broflovski | Nurse Gollum | Ozzy Osbourne | Peter | Phyllis | Robert Redford | Roy | Runaway Girls | Sally Dion | Scott | Shari Lewis | Sid Greenfield | Spookyfish | Steve Irwin | Stevie Wonder | Stu | Swimming Instructor | Teenage Hippies | Tiny Alien | Tom | Tom and Mary | Tommy Fritz | Toto | Ugly Bob | Uncle Stinky | Underpants Gnomes | Unplanned Parenthood Counselor | Van Gelder | Washington Dodgeball Players | Young Hippie

More information: List of Minor Characters from Season Two | Season Two