Land of the Giants: Season 1, Episode 1

The Crash (22 Sep. 1968)

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In this, the pilot episode, a sub-orbital aircraft named the Spindrift flying from New York (Los Angeles in later episodes) is pulled into a space warp which transports its crew and ... See full summary »



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In this, the pilot episode, a sub-orbital aircraft named the Spindrift flying from New York (Los Angeles in later episodes) is pulled into a space warp which transports its crew and passengers into another dimension. The ship eventually lands on a planet where everything is 12 times larger than normal. In their first night on the planet they are attacked by a giant cat and two of their party , Captain Steve Burton and jet set heiress Valerie Scott, are captured by a pair of giant scientists but are eventually rescued by the rest of the castaways. Unfortunately, they soon realize that for the time being they are stuck on this strange world. Written by Brian Washington <>

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22 September 1968 (USA)  »

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The Spindrift, on London-bound suborbital flight 612, crashed on June 12 1983. The flight number refers to the birthday of creator 'Irwin Allen(I)'of 6/12/16. See more »


When the giant scientist is prodding Valerie Scott (Deanna Lund) with a pencil, the pencil's eraser changes color from green to red depending on whether the shot shows Valerie (green) or the giant (red). See more »


[first lines]
Capt. Steve Burton: [into radio microphone] Come in, London. Do you read me?
Capt. Steve Burton: This is Flight Six-Twelve to London Control A. We've hit a solar turbulence area and it's jamming your radio band. Can you switch to an alternate range? Over.
[more static - slams down microphone]
Capt. Steve Burton: Nothing.
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The Arrival on this Strange Planet
14 April 2006 | by (Montreal, Canada) – See all my reviews

Arriving from America on the way to London, seven passengers on a spaceship called "Spindrift" arrived on a strange land. While commander Burton tries to confort each and everyone, including a strange rogue called Fitzhugh, they discover that all what's around them are 10 times bigger than their actual size.

And their first challenge: during another field trip, Burton and Valerie are trapped on a box put by a scientist. The rest of the crew must rescue them, despite the fact that the Spindrift is attacked by a cat, then threatened by a panicked Fitzhugh, then have to hide from a howling dog during the daring rescue...

A good introduction to the series. Especially at the end, commander Burton says to Fitzhugh that "Unfortunately, this is our world, now"

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