Land of the Giants (1968–1970)

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A spaceship from Earth crash-lands on an Earth-like planet on which everything, including the human-like inhabitants, is twelve times the size of its counterpart on Earth.

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Complete series cast summary:
Gary Conway ...
 Capt. Steve Burton (51 episodes, 1968-1970)
Don Matheson ...
 Mark Wilson (51 episodes, 1968-1970)
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 Barry Lockridge (51 episodes, 1968-1970)
Don Marshall ...
 Dan Erickson (51 episodes, 1968-1970)
Deanna Lund ...
 Valerie Scott (51 episodes, 1968-1970)
Heather Young ...
 Betty Hamilton (51 episodes, 1968-1970)
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 Alexander B. Fitzhugh (51 episodes, 1968-1970)
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The Spindrift, a sub-oribital spaceship on a flight from Los Angeles to London, became lost when it passed through a strange cloud in the ship's orbit around Earth. It landed on an alternate Earth-type planet, where the inhabitants were roughly twelve times the size of the Spindrift's passengers. Our heroes include the ship's captain (Steve Burton), co-pilot (Dan) and stewardess (Betty); an arrogant engineer (Mark); a sexy jet-setter (Valerie); a young boy (Barry) and his dog Chipper; and a mysterious rogue known as Commander Fitzhugh. Together they battle the planet's totalitarian government, try to avoid capture, and attempt to repair the Spindrift so they can get back home. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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Mini-people - playthings in a world of giant tormentors!

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Actress Heather Young, who played stewardess Betty Hamilton, was pregnant for much of the show's second season resulting in her either being filmed mostly from the waist up, wearing baggy outfits or being written out of several episodes altogether. See more »

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In the first episode, the Spindrift departed from New York on its flight to London. In later episodes, the departing city is changed to Los Angeles. See more »

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Underrated
14 February 2003 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

This has to be one of my favorite shows. Sure, many people see it primarily as a carbon copy of Irwin Allen's other classic "Lost in Space", but this show had a little more depth than its more successful cousin. I say this because this was probably the only Irwin Allen production that dealt with a serious issue, totalitarianism. Even though it rarely was mentioned, the planet of the giants could have passed for the Soviet Union and, ironically, the show debuted a few weeks before Soviet tanks rolled into Czechoslovakia and crushed the "Prague Spring". In fact, the show was very popular in countries that were behind the Iron Curtain.


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