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:
 Capt. Steve Burton (51 episodes, 1968-1970)
 Mark Wilson (51 episodes, 1968-1970)
 Barry Lockridge (51 episodes, 1968-1970)
 Dan Erickson (51 episodes, 1968-1970)
Deanna Lund ...
 Valerie Scott (51 episodes, 1968-1970)
 Betty Hamilton (51 episodes, 1968-1970)
 Alexander B. Fitzhugh (51 episodes, 1968-1970)


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!







Release Date:

22 September 1968 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Tierra de gigantes  »

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(51 episodes)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The cabin chairs used in the Spindrift are the same design as those used in the cabin of the spaceship seen in Planet of the Apes (1968), also in production at 20th Century-Fox in the summer of 1967. See more »


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 »


Referenced in Lost in Space Forever (1998) See more »

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We were all in a Land of Giants
1 May 2007 | by (NYC) – See all my reviews

Having just read all the comments I had an idea of why this show made such a strong impression on so many.

It seems many of the people that were fans were kids when this first aired (I was six, probably became truly imprinted on my neural circuits in early syndication). I believe this show connected so much with its audience because as young children we all felt in some way that we were living in a Land of the Giants and so we identified very much with all the characters.

Anyway, sorry for the cheesy pop psychiatry, but that's my theory and I'm sticking with it.

Now if I can only figure out why I loved so many other 60's/70's TV sci-fi (Star Trek, Lost In Space, UFO, Space 1999, etc)

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