In an attempt to foil the plans of a tyrannical gorilla lieutenant, who is using bribery to replace the chimpanzee Prefect, and gain complete control over a human farming district; Galen, ... See full summary »

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In an attempt to foil the plans of a tyrannical gorilla lieutenant, who is using bribery to replace the chimpanzee Prefect, and gain complete control over a human farming district; Galen, Virdon and Burke risk an encounter with Urke, forcing Urko and Burke to work together, once again (previously in The Trap - Air date: 9/27/74). Written by Ape Freak

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This episode takes place in 3085. See more »

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Although the characters of Janor and Mikal are supposedly brothers, the actors portraying them have a 25-year age difference making them look more like father and son. See more »

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Edited into Treachery and Greed on the Planet of the Apes (1981) See more »

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Galen takes centre stage
4 May 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

When Galen, Burke and Virdon come across Aboro, a tyrannical gorilla who mistreats the local humans even by ape standards Galen suggests they report him to the local prefect. This isn't as crazy as he is Galen's cousin. Unfortunately shortly afterwards Aboro turns up claiming that he has been promoted to the position of prefect and Galen's cousin is to be transferred. Galen then comes up with a new plan; he visits Aboro, claiming to be Dr Zaius's assistant, and suggests that Zaius is thinking of replacing Urko with him… if he can prove Urko is corrupt. Aboro has a better idea; he will kill Urko! Now Galen will have to let Urko know of the plot and find a way for them to get away again.

Most episodes see Burke and/or Virdon taking the lead so it makes a nice change to see Galen as the main character; Roddy McDowall did a fine job in the roll. The scenes where he is pretending to be Zaius's assistant are particularly good. Guest star Percy Rodrigues was great as the duplicitous Aboro and Mark Lenard is fun as chief antagonist Urko. The story is enjoyable; there is some action but for the most part this is about plotting; Aboro plotting to gain promotion and Galen's scheme to expose Aboro's corruption. It certainly made a nice change to have an episode that didn't feature Virdon and Burke demonstrating their superior knowledge to the apes.


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