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Land of the Giants 

A spaceship from Earth crash-lands on an Earth-like planet on which everything, including the human-like inhabitants, is twelve times the size of its counterpart on Earth.

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Irwin Allen
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1970   1969   1968  
Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Gary Conway ...  Capt. Steve Burton 51 episodes, 1968-1970
Don Matheson ...  Mark Wilson 51 episodes, 1968-1970
Stefan Arngrim ...  Barry Lockridge 51 episodes, 1968-1970
Don Marshall ...  Dan Erickson 51 episodes, 1968-1970
Deanna Lund ...  Valerie Scott 51 episodes, 1968-1970
Heather Young ...  Betty Hamilton 51 episodes, 1968-1970
Kurt Kasznar ...  Alexander B. Fitzhugh 51 episodes, 1968-1970
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Storyline

The Spindrift, a sub-oribital spaceship on a flight from Los Angeles to London, became lost when it passed through a strange cloud in the ship's orbit around Earth. It landed on an alternate Earth-type planet, where the inhabitants were roughly twelve times the size of the Spindrift's passengers. Our heroes include the ship's captain (Steve Burton), co-pilot (Dan) and stewardess (Betty); an arrogant engineer (Mark); a sexy jet-setter (Valerie); a young boy (Barry) and his dog Chipper; and a mysterious rogue known as Commander Fitzhugh. Together they battle the planet's totalitarian government, try to avoid capture, and attempt to repair the Spindrift so they can get back home. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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Mini-people - playthings in a world of giant tormentors!

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Sci-Fi

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 September 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tierra de gigantes See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(51 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In the second season, devices such as a laser torch and a periscope were used by the castaways. See more »

Goofs

Throughout the series, the Little People and the Giants would not have it so easy to communicate it to each other. The Little People's vocal cords, in relation to the amount of oxygen in their lungs, would not produce sound waves long enough for the giants to hear - even if they yelled. By the same token, the giants, with much larger vocal cords coupled with large volumes of oxygen from their lungs, would produce sound waves deafening to the Little People - even at a whisper. See more »

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2 women, 4 men, a boy and a dog in a strange world .....
25 August 2004 | by b_e3KpiSee all my reviews

I first watched this Irwin Allen sci-fi series when it was shown in the late 80s on Channel 4 in the UK. I found it a lot more entertaining than Allen's other creations "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea", "Lost in Space", etc.

Yes, the special effects and props used were basic, but this was obviously in line with what was available in 1968-70.

In my view, it was mostly the late Kurt Kasznar's acting that carried the series. Kurt played the role of Alexander Fitzhugh, one of the stranded Spindrift's passengers. He formed a close fatherly bond with Barry (played by child actor Stefan Arngrim), the youngest member of the stranded group. Fitzhugh was seldom co-operative with other members of the party. He loved his wisecracks, was always hungry, and was rather selfish. He was understandably desperate to return to Earth, but with or without the others (including Barry!).

It was quite obvious that actors Gary Conway, Don Marshall, and some of the others performed most, if not all, of their own stunts. This provided a touch more realism to the series.

I'll always remember guest star Michael Ansara's evil laugh in the episode "On a clear night you can see Earth". I watched the whole series again when it was rerun on BSkyB's sci-fi channel. Excellent entertainment for all age groups!

My rating : 8.5 out of 10!


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