Return to the Planet of the Apes (1975–1976)

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While on a mission, three astronauts in their space ship get caught in a time vortex. They return to Earth in the year A.D. 3979 and discover that intelligent apes are now the highest form of life.

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 Jeff Allen (13 episodes, 1975)
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 Dr. Zira (13 episodes, 1975)
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 General Urko (13 episodes, 1975)
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 Dr. Zaius (13 episodes, 1975)
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 Dr. Cornelius (13 episodes, 1975)
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 Bill Hudson (13 episodes, 1975)
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While on a mission, three astronauts in their space ship get caught in a time vortex. They return to Earth in the year A.D. 3979 and discover that intelligent apes are now the highest form of life.

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Old fashioned 70's Sci-Fi Cartoon Series
15 April 2000 | by (Toronto, Ontario) – See all my reviews

I remember seeing this as a kid, and I finally got myself a copy of the complete series on video. The cartoons series is a laugh to watch now, especially since some of the language used may not be politically correct according to year 2000 standards. Nether the less, the series was fun to watch. The whole cartoon tv-series focuses on a "cat and mouse chase", whereby three stranded astronauts are chased across the four corners of the earth by superior intelligent apes.


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