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 »

Quotes

Pete Burke: [coming around after crash landing on Earth] It's like a hangover without the pleasure of booze.
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Follows Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971) See more »

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Apes rule!
3 February 2000 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

Wow, canceling this show after 13 episodes was a tragedy. William Smith was awesome in this show. One of the most unheralded actors in the business. For Roddy Mcdowell to stay on with Heston and the other stars gone was truly commendable.


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