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A scientist friend of Nelson has developed a device to control a rare white ape. The scientist's jealous assistant causes the beast to kill the scientist and the ape runs wild after being brought aboard Seaview causing destruction.

Director:

Jerry Hopper

Writers:

Irwin Allen (created by), William Welch
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Richard Basehart ... Adm. Harriman Nelson
David Hedison ... Capt. Lee B. Crane
Woodrow Parfrey ... Leo Brock
Terry Becker ... Chief Francis Ethelbert Sharkey
Del Monroe Del Monroe ... Kowalski
Robert Dowdell ... Lt. Comdr. Chip Morton (as Bob Dowdell)
Jon Lormer ... Dr. Pierre Blanchard
Paul Trinka Paul Trinka ... Patterson
Janos Prohaska ... Gorilla (as Janos Prohaszka)
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A scientist friend of Nelson has developed a device to control a rare white ape. The scientist's jealous assistant causes the beast to kill the scientist and the ape runs wild after being brought aboard Seaview causing destruction.

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Adventure | Sci-Fi

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Language:

English

Release Date:

5 November 1967 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The white gorilla is the same suit used as the Mugato in Star Trek: A Private Little War (1968). However, the suit is without the spikes on its head and back as the Mugato. The suit also appeared, again without the spikes, as a Garboona - a cross between a gorilla and a baboon - in Here's Lucy: Lucy's Safari (1969). All three creatures were played by Janos Prohaska. See more »

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Featured in Alien Nation: The First Cigar (1989) See more »

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A Few Unique Quirks Make This One Okay
21 August 2010 | by StuOzSee all my reviews

Leo Brock controls a big white ape and that ape is placed on Seaview (??) with tragic results for the crew.

I think the Land Of The Giants jungle set was used in the early stages of this episode, it is not the Voyage jungle we normally see and Giants was in production at this stage of the game...so it makes sense that this is the Giants jungle. This is just one of a few quirks that make this Republic-serial-type episode - Fatal Cargo - rather pleasing. The Leo Brock character and the white ape give the hour a unique goofy feel. A feel never seen in season three Voyage/Sea.

Adding to this, Nelson and Sharkey make amusing reactions to the non-sense that is going on around them, such as Nelson's: "Who is hunting who?" Adding to this, a great bit with the Seaview crashing into rocks.

But the whole hour is damaged by the fact that the ape simply does not look real.


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