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

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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 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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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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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

The 24-foot plywood spaceship from the first movie appears for the last time, in the pilot episode. See more »

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It is clear from the numerous shots of the palms of Galen's hands that they are gloves, though the character doesn't wear gloves. 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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Follows Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971) See more »

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Simply Amazing!
1 January 2004 | by mike-635See all my reviews

At the beginning of a new century, this series remains one of the finest shows ever produced for television. It's academic appeal, combined with it's superior scriptwriting, easily resulted in a classic work of art. Although action packed, the screenwriters always assumed that the audience had a high degree of intelligence. Typically, this show was cancelled after only 13 episodes. A sad comment on our society, who allowed FULL HOUSE to run over 12 years.


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