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When they are buried alive, underground, in an ancient San Francisco subway station during an earthquake, Burke and General Urko are forced to work together. Above ground, Galen and Virdon ... See full summary »


Arnold Laven


Edward J. Lakso, Pierre Boulle (characters)




Episode cast overview:
Roddy McDowall ... Galen
James Naughton ... Pete Burke
Ron Harper ... Alan Virdon
Norman Alden ... Zako (as Norm Alden)
John Milford ... Miller
Mark Lenard ... Urko
Cindy Eilbacher ... Lisa Miller
Mickey LeClair Mickey LeClair ... Jick Miller
Wallace Earl Laven Wallace Earl Laven ... Mary Miller (as Wallace Earl)
Gail Bonney ... Old Woman


When they are buried alive, underground, in an ancient San Francisco subway station during an earthquake, Burke and General Urko are forced to work together. Above ground, Galen and Virdon try to figure out a way to help Burke, with the assistance of several gorilla soldiers. Written by Ape Freak

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Release Date:

27 September 1974 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone Sound Recording)



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Production number of this episode is B-502. See more »


A dog follows the trio into the ruined city. If, as Cornelius stated in 'Escape from the Planet of the Apes', a plague had wiped out all cats and dogs, where did this dog come from...? See more »


Edited into Back to the Planet of the Apes (1980) See more »

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Two Enemies but only one choice until further notice.
16 May 2015 | by Stebaer4See all my reviews

Yes upon an earth quake's resulting in Burke's and Urko's only hope for survival that they must work together.

Earlier what lead Urko to find Burke was that upon leaving the home of that Human Family and Urko in response to another gorilla's query of how he knew they lied that you just always know that humans are lying.Then he said"I'll have to remember that."But upon being trapped underground when Burke tells Urko a story of how humans with telephone could call average distances Urko didn't like hearing that and so Burke then changed it from real human history to fake ape history.He Saw The Zoo sign of The Gorilla in the cage but still hoped to distract Urko from seeing it but with no luck.When Virdon,Galen,and that other superior gorilla soldier and the other gorillas showed up right above and Virdon used Morse code tapping on the Beam to ask Urko's Wife's name and he said Ulda and then Burke relayed that message right after that when Urko was about to show Burke The Poster that he couldn't distract him from seeing he then Said "So I Lied."Then he said to him."Listen Urko I lied to you just to keep you from getting mad at me so that I could continue to help you to get out of here,you find out I'm lying and you still get mad at me.Now listen Urko because you didn't want to know the truth that my ancestors were a superior race to your ancestors who were an inferior race "Then Urko used his knife Burke planned it go straight into the socket of the solar powered lamp of , Then lo and behold it did and part of the agreement was fulfilled that not just that they'd be set free Burke was then pulled out after Urko but he also told how Urko needed help immediately and so after going unconscious but knowing then that he put his knife into the bulb of the solar lamp which when he was made almost all the way unconscious Then Burke got pulled out and Virdon said "You said you'd set us free.After Urko was being taken away on a rolling bed"Then that gorilla had said upon answer to one of the other soldiers "I'll take care of the execution and took them around the corner and shot his rifle 3 times and then said "No Bargains with humans but I gave my word,go before I change my mind."Then he looked at the Zoo Poster of the Gorilla in the cage and The children looking at him so then upon doing so he ripped it up.While Galen and Virdon had Burke resting upon their shoulders to hold him steady while he'd walk between them.

Truly,Stephen "Steve" G. Baer a.k.a. "Ste" of Framingham,Ma.USA

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