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"Planet of the Apes" Television Series Episode Guide

Episode #1: Escape from Tomorrow

Airdate: 13 Sep 1974

Director: Don Weis
Writer: Art Wallace

Hurled eons into the future by a time warp, two astronauts become fugitives from a race of intelligent apes that have come to control Earth.

Cast
Galen: Roddy McDowall (continuing his movie role)
Virdon: Ron Harper
Burke: James Naughton
Zaius: Booth Colman
Urko: Mark Lenard

Guest Cast
Farrow.........................Royal Deno
Aron.........................Bobby Porter
Veska.....................Woodrow Parfrey
Ullman........................Biff Elliot
Proto.........................Jerome Thor
Grundig...................William Beckley

 


Episode #2: The Gladiators

Airdate: 20 Sept 1974

Director: Don McDougall
Writer: Art Wallace

The astronauts are captured in a village of humans ruled by an ape. Believing that men are violent natured, the simian encourages them to participate in grisly sports similar to those of Ancient Rome.

Guest Cast
Barlow...........................John Hoyt
Dalton.........................Marc Singer
Tolar........................William Smith
Jason..........................Pat Renella
Urko...........................Mark Lenard
Gorilla Sergeant............Eddie Fontaine

 


Episode #3: The Trap

Airdate: 27 Sep 1974

Director: Arnold Laven
Writer: Edward J. Lakso

Burke and his arch enemy, the gorilla soldier Urko, must work together to survive when an earthquake traps them in the ancient ruins of a subway station.

Guest Cast
Zako..........................Norman Alden
Miller........................John Milford
Olam...........................Eldon Burke
Mema.............................Ron Stein
Lisa Miller................Cindy Eilbacher
Mary Miller...................Wallace Earl
Jick Miller.................Mickey Leclair

 


Episode #4: The Good Seeds

Airdate: Oct 1974

Director: Don Weis
Writer: Robert W. Lenski

Galen and the astronauts seek shelter at the farm of a peasant ape whose son believes that the humans have put a curse on their one precious possession--a cow.

Guest Cast
Anto........................Geoffry Deuel
Polar.......................Lonny Chapman
Remus........................Bobby Porter
Zantes...................Jacqueline Scott

 


Episode #5: The Legacy

Airedate: 11 Oct 1974

Director: Bernard McEveety
Writer: Robert Hamner

In a ruined city, the astronauts find a filmed message from scientists of their own era. If they can elude gorilla pursuers long enough to repair the ancient projector, the film will tell them why their world was destroyed.

Guest Cast
Arn.........................Zina Bethune
Kraik.................Jackie Earle Haley
Gorilla Captain..........Robert Phillips
Gorilla Sergeant............Wayne Foster

 


Epside #6: Tomorrow’s Tide

Airdate: 18 Oct 1974

Director: Don McDougall
Writer: Robert W. Lenski

When the astronauts are captured in a fishing village employing human slave labor, they must prove their worth as fishermen or be sacrificed to the gods of the sea.

Guest Cast
Hurton.................Roscoe Lee Browne
Bandor......................Jay Robinson
Soma....................Kathleen Bracken
Romar..........................Jim Storm
Gahto........................John McLaim

 


Episode #7: The Surgeon

Airdate: 25 Oct 1974

Director: Arnold Laven
Writer: Barry Oringer

After Virdon is seriously injured in an escape from gorilla soldiers, Galen enlists the reluctant aid of a chimpanzee surgeon who was once his sweetheart.

Guest Cast
Kira.....................Jacqueline Scott
Leander.....................Martin Brooks
Girl..................Jamie Smith Jackson
Travin.....................Michael Strong

 


Episode #8: The Deception

Airdate: 01 Nov 1974

Director: Don McDougall
Writers: Anthony Lawrence, Joe Ruby, Ken Spears

While hunting a band of murderous ape dragoons, Burke inadvertently wins the heart of a blind female chimpanzee, who is unaware that he is human. (Webmaster’s Note: This is the best episode of the series).

Guest Cast
Fauna........................Jane Actman
Sestus......................John Milford
Perdix.....................Baynes Barron
Zon..........................Pat Renella
Chilot.......................Eldon Burke
Macor......................Tom McDonough

 


Episode #9: The Horse Race

Airdate: 08 Oct 1974

Director: Jack Starrett
Writers: Booker Bradshaw, David P. Lewis

In exchange for a condemned human’s freedom, Virdon agrees to ride a chimpanzee prefect’s horse in a match race, only to learn his opponent is Urko.

Guest Cast
Barlow..........................John Hoyt
Greger........................Meegan King
Martin....................Morgan Woodward

 


Episode #10: The Interrogation

Airdate: 15 Nov 1974

Director: Alf Kjellin
Writer: Richard Collins

Captured by simian pursuers, Burke faces two equally menacing possibilities: The gorilla Urko wants to kill him, and the orangutan ruler Zaius wants to use him in a brain washing experiment.

Guest Cast
Ann..........................Anne Seymour
Wanda.....................Beverly Garland
Yalu.......................Normann Burton
Dr.Malthus...................Harry Townes
Peasant.......................Eldon Burke
Nora.........................Lynn Denesch

 


Episode #11: The Tyrant

Airdate: 22 Nov 1974

The fugitives are trying to foil the plans of a tyrannical ape, who is using bribery to gain total control over a district of human farmers.

Director: Ralph Senensky
Writer: Walter Black

Guest Cast
Aboro....................Percy Rodrigues
Daku.......................Joseph Ruskin
Janor.....................Michael Conrad
Augustus......................Tom Troupe
Mikal.....................James Daughton
Gorilla Driver................Gary Combs
Gola.......................Arlen Stewart
Gorilla Gaurd..................Ron Stein

 


Episode #12: The Cure

Airdate: 29 Nov 1974

Director: Bernard McEveety
Writer: Edward J. Lakso

When an outbreak of malaria sweeps through a village of humans, the astronauts must convince a suspicious chimpanzee doctor to accept their superior methods of fighting the disease.

Guest Cast
Zoran.......................David Sheiner
Amy..........................Sondra Locke
Inta..........................Eldon Burke
Kava............................Ron Soble
Talbert....................George Wallace
Mason.........................Albert Cole
Nessa...........................Ron Stein

 


Episode #13: The Liberator

Airdate: U.S. Airdate Unknown.

Director: Arnold Laven
Writer: Howard Dimsdale

The astronauts get captured by a group of humans who turn over fellow humans to the gorillas as slaves. Written by Howard Dimsdale, directed by Arnold Laven. (This episode probably only aired in the U.K.)

Guest Cast
Brun....................... John Ireland
Miro..........................Ben Andrews
Clim.....................Peter G. Skinner
Talia.....................Jennifer Ashley
Gorilla Soldier.................Ron Stein

 


Episode #14: Up Above the World So High

Airdate: 06 Dec 1974

Director: John Meredyth Lucas
Writers: Arthur Browne Jr., Shimon Wincelberg (as S. Bar-David)

Galen’s flight on a hang glider highlights this story about the fugitives’ attempts to help a human who is determined to learn the secret of flying.

Guest Cast
Carsia......................Joanna Barnes
Leuric......................Frank Aletter
Konag.......................Martin Brooks
Council Orang..............Willam Beckley
Human Driver....................Glen Wide

 


 

Planet of the Apes TV Movies

The following "movies" were edited from the TV series. You can find then on TBS once in a while. They generally get around a star... sometimes two. Thanks to Chainsaw and JSmiley for additional info.

Back to the Planet of the Apes
Episode 1: Escape from Tomorrow
Episode 3: The Trap

Forgotton City of the Planet of the Apes
Episode 2: The Gladiators
Episode 5: The Legacy

Treachery and Greed on the Planet of the Apes
Episode 9: The Horse Race
Episode 11: The Tyrant

Life, Liberty and Pursuit on the Planet of the Apes
Episode 7: The Surgeon
Episode 10: The Interrogation

Farewell to the Planet of the Apes
Episode 6: Tomorrow's Tide
Episode 14: Up Above the World So High