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Planet of the Apes 

Two astronauts and a sympathetic chimp friend are fugitives in a future Earth dominated by a civilization of humanoid apes.

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Anthony Wilson
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Roddy McDowall ...  Galen 14 episodes, 1974
Ron Harper ...  Alan Virdon 14 episodes, 1974
James Naughton ...  Pete Burke 14 episodes, 1974
Mark Lenard ...  Urko 11 episodes, 1974
Ron Stein ...  Gorilla Guard / ... 10 episodes, 1974
Booth Colman Booth Colman ...  Zaius 6 episodes, 1974
Eldon Burke Eldon Burke ...  Chilot / ... 5 episodes, 1974
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Television series about a group of astronauts who travel in time and become marooned on a planet. Unbeknownst to them, they are actually on future Earth. The astronauts encounter an advanced civilization run by apes, but supported by enslaved human workers. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

13 September 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El planeta de los simios See more »

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Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

(14 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone Sound Recording)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

Virdon and Burke's Air Force rankings were colonel and major respectively. See more »

Goofs

It is clear from the numerous shots of the palms of Galen's hands that they are gloves, though the character doesn't wear gloves. See more »

Quotes

Urko: These humans are dangerous, don't you understand that? They think that they're as good as we are!
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Alternate Versions

In 1981, selected episodes were re-edited into five made for TV movies: Back to the Planet of the Apes (1981) Forgotten City of the Planet of the Apes (1981) Treachery and Greed on the Planet of the Apes (1981) Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of the Planet of the Apes (1981) Farewell to the Planet of the Apes (1981). One episode, "The Liberator," was not aired during the original network run, but was aired in the UK and made its US debut in the 1990s. See more »

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1 May 2003 | by GURNEYRAMPARTSee all my reviews

PLANET OF THE APES was a show that stressed dialouge over brawn; Talk over heft and firepower. The tv show was big on words and had some good art direction yet alas, only lasted 14 episodes. The series featured creative people who worked on STAR TREK and had a quality to it seen prominently in the episode about the prison fishermen. The show at times had a flair of genius in production values and props. PLANET OF THE APES was a genre show in a era before big syndicated sci fi had found a market (except SPACE 1999). The series as a whole was not bad but it was not all it could have been either. There were questions raised in the films left unexplored that could have been delved into by the series. I recommend the DVD set to serious fans.


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