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Return to the Planet of the Apes 

While on a mission, three astronauts in their spaceship get caught in a time vortex. They return to Earth in the year 3979 A.D. and discover that intelligent apes are now the highest form of life.
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Series cast summary:
...  Jeff Allen 13 episodes, 1975
Philippa Harris ...  Dr. Zira 13 episodes, 1975
...  General Urko 13 episodes, 1975
Richard Blackburn ...  Dr. Zaius 13 episodes, 1975
Edwin Mills ...  Dr. Cornelius 13 episodes, 1975
...  Nova / ... 13 episodes, 1975
Tom Williams ...  Bill Hudson 13 episodes, 1975
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While on a mission, three astronauts in their spaceship get caught in a time vortex. They return to Earth in the year 3979 A.D. and discover that intelligent apes are now the highest form of life.

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Henry Corden, who voiced General Urko, also took over as the voice of Fred Flintstone after Alan Reed's death in 1977. See more »

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Follows Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970) See more »

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Old fashioned 70's Sci-Fi Cartoon Series
15 April 2000 | by See all my reviews

I remember seeing this as a kid, and I finally got myself a copy of the complete series on video. The cartoons series is a laugh to watch now, especially since some of the language used may not be politically correct according to year 2000 standards. Nether the less, the series was fun to watch. The whole cartoon tv-series focuses on a "cat and mouse chase", whereby three stranded astronauts are chased across the four corners of the earth by superior intelligent apes.


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