Created by Matt Chapman (of ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' fame) and Craig Zobel (director of ''Film/{{Compliance}}'' and ''Great World of Sound''), ''[[http://www.ronplanet.com/ Ron Planet]]'' is a {{webcomic}} that takes place circa 2040. It centers on Ron Planet, the last astronaut on Earth, and his lame life (i.e., cleaning up vomit in space). However, everything changes when a now dirt-poor NASA approaches him to solve a problem related to microwave popcorn.

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!!This webcomic provides examples of:

* AntiHero: Ron is a Type II; all the other important characters fall under Type I.
* BerserkButton: Mentioning Tang around Dr. Eggleston
* CharacterTitle
* TheChewToy: Ron.
* CloudCuckooLander: Blonde Hair and Red Hair.
* CrapsackWorld: The most realistic one ever.
* DeadpanSnarker: Ron
* {{Determinator}}: Sidecar
* DontExplainTheJoke: "Ron Planet Astronauting: 'Cause planets are in space!"
** "Those were the names of some famous satellites"
* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: While there's technically no actual ''monkey'', [[http://www.ronplanet.com/screenplay.html the concept art]] features a huge gorilla...[[RuleOfFunny and claims that the word, gorilla, can be used as an adjective.]]
* GreekChorus: Blonde Hair and Red Hair
* HeKnowsTooMuch: Ron's theory on how [[spoiler:the moon people]] feel about Eggleston.
* HowTheMightyHaveFallen:
** All astronauts; once space travel became too common, the once-romanticized career became a joke.
** NASA itself has been reduced to one guy and two on-loan government agents.
* InSeriesNickname: Carlos, aka "Sidecar".
* JadedWashout: Ron fits all the criteria, with the exception of laziness.
* JumpedAtTheCall: Sidecar.
* MeaningfulName: "'Cause ''planets'' are in space!"
* MsExposition: The old lady who explains the strip's concept of an astronaut to the little boy.
* OnlySaneMan: While definitely not normal [[note]]the man agreed to a dangerous mission, provided they paid him in space ice cream![[/note]], Ron seems to have a much better grasp on the world around him than his colleagues.
* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: Seems to be going in this direction
* RefusalOfTheCall: Ron.
* ScheduleSlip
* SelfDeprecation: Ron, sometimes.
* SqueakyEyes: Dr. Eggleston. His blinks are audible.
* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: It was originally going to be a movie, and came ''this'' close to being produced; then, the financiers backed out, so Matt and Craig decided to revive it as a webcomic...in the hopes that it gets popular enough to do the movie after all.
* XMeetsY: ''Film/SpaceCowboys'' meets ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' meets ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner''.

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