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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 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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Though uncredited, Rod Serling wrote the original treatment and two proposed scripts for this series, essentially creating the basic format followed by the program, two astronauts and one chimpanzee pursued by the Apes civilization. See more »

Goofs

In the pilot episode (after the astronauts have been captured by Urko), Alan abrades the ropes binding his wrists against a rock. Yet in the close-up of his wrists, the ropes are not frayed where he had been rubbing them and they don't break. They just fall off his arms. See more »

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Man: [Galen is threatening a human the trio's trying to help] It is the will of the gods.
Galen: It is the will of Galen.
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Featured in Planet of the Apes: Rule the Planet (2001) See more »

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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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