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Planet of the Apes 

Two astronauts and a sympathetic chimp friend are fugitives in a future Earth dominated by a civilization of humanoid apes.

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Anthony Wilson
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Roddy McDowall ...  Galen 14 episodes, 1974
Ron Harper ...  Alan Virdon 14 episodes, 1974
James Naughton ...  Pete Burke 14 episodes, 1974
Mark Lenard ...  Urko 11 episodes, 1974
Ron Stein ...  Gorilla Guard / ... 10 episodes, 1974
Booth Colman Booth Colman ...  Zaius 6 episodes, 1974
Eldon Burke Eldon Burke ...  Chilot / ... 5 episodes, 1974
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Storyline

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>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 September 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El planeta de los simios See more »

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Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

(14 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone Sound Recording)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Urko: These humans are dangerous, don't you understand that? They think that they're as good as we are!
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Alternate Versions

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 »

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Follows Planet of the Apes (1968) See more »

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Fantastic
14 October 2002 | by DeckardB2364See all my reviews

This television series following on from the classic Apes films, is just about perfect. I'll admit that when i first started to watch it i thought it would be just a cheesy rip off to cash in on the popularity of the films but I was dead wrong. The cast is perfect with Apes veteran Roddy Mcdowall back as sympathetic intellectual "Galen." The storylines are good also as is the makeup, once again this is great!


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