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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
Great episodes, great memories. Too bad it didn't continue.Published 13 days ago by Amazon Customer
I watched this series when I was 14 when it came out in 1974. I never missed one. watched it every Friday night. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Shelly Ducker
Came as advertised. Also included multiple language support which I wasn't expecting but was a nice touch.Published 1 month ago by Ben Wilson
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 2 months 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 3 months ago by Angela Waguespack
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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