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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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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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Country:

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English

Release Date:

13 September 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El planeta de los simios See more »

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$3,500,000 (estimated)
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(14 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone Sound Recording)

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

This was Roddy McDowall's first starring role in a television series. He later played the regular character Dr. Jonathan Willoway in The Fantastic Journey (1977), another short-lived science fiction series. 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

Man: [Galen is threatening a human the trio's trying to help] It is the will of the gods.
Galen: It is the will of Galen.
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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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This series was not as good as the films,but is still worth watching.
29 May 2000 | by AngelisSee all my reviews

The television series of The Planet Of The Apes is not as good as the films, but is still worth a watch.It lacks the originality of the films. The series is set 893 years before the original film and it seems that in this time humans can talk, this means that over the next 893 years humans lose the power of speech and become more wild. One thing i did notice, though, is that dogs are alive...Now this is impossible considering the movie fact that dogs(along with cats) died out, thus opening up the way for apes to become pets, and eventually servants, and soon became intelligent like humans.This series of Planet Of The Apes was released on video in two limited edition box sets in Australia. I now own all five films and all thirteen episodes on video.I am now eagerly awaiting the release of Return To The Planet Of The Apes (the animated series) on video. I am also looking for the Behind The Scenes Video about the films.


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