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After their spacecraft travels through a time warp, two astronauts (Ron Harper, James Naughton) from 1981 crash-land back on Earth in the year 3085 - a time when intelligent apes rule and humans have been reduced to servants or pets. Captured by the apes and sentenced to death, they are saved by a curious chimpanzee name Galen (Roddy McDowall). But now all three are on the run, trying to keep one step ahead of the gorilla army led by General Urko (Mark Lenard), who is determined to kill the renegades.
Those immersed in the Planet of the Apes universe will go bananas for this DVD-only boxed set containing all 14 episodes of this obscure 1974 TV series based on the 1968 sci-fi classic. Ron Harper and James Naughton star as two astronauts who crash-land on the simian-ruled planet. Roddy McDowall (Cornelius in the Apes films) is Emmy-worthy as "renegade ape" Galen, who befriends them and helps them elude capture by the relentless General Urko. At its best, this series presented thoughtful stories in which the fugitives bridged the human-ape gap ("The Deception"). Of special interest is the episode "The Liberators," which was never broadcast during the series' fleeting run. Notable guest stars include Marc "Beastmaster" Singer ("The Gladiators"), Roscoe Lee Browne ("Tomorrow's Tide"), Sondra Locke ("The Cure"), and a pre-Bad News Bears Jackie Earle Haley ("The Legacy"). --Donald LiebensonSee all Editorial Reviews
Grab the kids and show them how the TV shows of the 1970's taught about good social values. Special effects and props have little to do with this show although some episodes do... Read morePublished 18 days ago by JimDandie98
Was so excited to get this set! I immediately began to watch it, and I am ready to watch it again! Brought back lot's of childhood memories watching these!Published 2 months ago by Angela Waguespack
I watched the TV show when it aired on TV when I was a kid now I bought the CDs and I enjoyed watching the show all over againPublished 2 months ago by Maurice E. Wirth
This set is complete and a very good copy. As to the series itself, it was done at a time before CGI and with very limited budget, but with actors such as Mark Lenard (Sarek of... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Lizzie
We could have learned more about how human civilization self destructed and how apes developed theirs. Read morePublished 6 months ago by LD
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The discs and their contents are the same as in the previous set. The major difference is that the discs are contained in two dual-disc "thinpak" cases, packaged in a cardboard sleeve. It takes up less shelf-space than the previous release which held the discs in a bigger, bulkier...
Jan 12, 2007 by A. Frerichs | See all 2 posts