Planet of the Apes (1974– )

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

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This is not an original made-for-TV movie, but two episodes of the 1974 TV series "Planet of the Apes" edited together.

Directors: Arnold Laven, Don Weis
Stars: Roddy McDowall, Ron Harper, James Naughton
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 Galen (14 episodes, 1974)
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 Alan Virdon (14 episodes, 1974)
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 Pete Burke (14 episodes, 1974)
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 Urko (11 episodes, 1974)
Ron Stein ...
 Gorilla Guard / ... (10 episodes, 1974)
Booth Colman ...
 Zaius (6 episodes, 1974)
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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13 September 1974 (USA)  »

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El planeta de los simios  »

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(14 episodes)

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Takes place roughly 1000 years after the events of Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973). See more »

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In many of the interior close-up shots, the actors' own teeth are visible behind the teeth of their ape masks. See more »

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Pete Burke: [coming around after crash landing on Earth] It's like a hangover without the pleasure of booze.
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Referenced in I Love the '70s (2003) See more »

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Enjoyable stuff!
11 January 2003 | by See all my reviews

The Planet of the Apes TV series is often unfairly criticised (as are the four film sequels) for falling far short of the epoch-making original movie.

However, there is much to be enjoyed for PotA devotees and the less committed alike. The three leading characters of Galen, Virdon and Burke are all instantly likeable and well acted, Mark Lenard is superb as their pursuer Urko, who is second as a Gorilla commander only to James Gregory's peerless performance as Ursus in "Beneath") and Booth Colman evokes Maurice Evans as Zauis (although this Zauis cannot be the same ape as played by Evans in the first two films). Many fine and memorable guest roles throughout and interesting - if slightly repetitive - storylines add up to a satisfying series.

The only downside is the somewhat corny dialogue - especially certain lines spoken by Burke - which rob a number of scenes of their effectiveness.






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