The world is shocked by the appearance of three talking chimpanzees, who arrived mysteriously in a U.S. spacecraft. They become the toast of society, but one man believes them to be a threat to the human race.
In a futuristic world that has embraced ape slavery, Caesar, the son of the late simians Cornelius and Zira, surfaces after almost twenty years of hiding out from the authorities, and prepares for a slave revolt against humanity.
J. Lee Thompson
Ten years after a worldwide series of ape revolutions and a brutal nuclear war among humans, Caesar must protect survivors of both species from an insidious human cult and a militant ape faction alike.
J. Lee Thompson
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>
Interestingly, there were no female gorillas or orangutans shown. The only ape species where females were featured were the chimpanzees, although we almost saw female gorillas, as the ape family depicted in "The Good Seeds" was originally scripted as gorillas. See more »
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 »
[coming around after crash landing on Earth]
It's like a hangover without the pleasure of booze.
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In 1981, selected episodes were re-edited into five made for TV movies: Back to the Planet of the Apes (1981) Forgotten City of the Planet of the Apes (1981) Treachery and Greed on the Planet of the Apes (1981) Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of the Planet of the Apes (1981) Farewell to the Planet of the Apes (1981). One episode, "The Liberator," was not aired during the original network run, but was aired in the UK and made its US debut in the 1990s. See more »
This was a great show. Too bad the networks didn't allow this show to play out. If it had I would have loved to have seen how the characters would have developed as well as what the characters would have found in their travels. Also, this was my first exposure to Roddy McDowell, who was one of the most reliable actors in the history of film. Even though he took a lot of criticism for playing in both the films and the television series, he brought a lot of depth to the character of Galen.
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