Planet Of The Apes: The Series
Collector's Edition
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 1974
Directors: Don Weis, Don McDougall, Arnold Laven, Bernard McEveety, Jack Starrett, Alf Kjellin, Ralph Senensky, John Meredyth Lucas
Rating: NR(Television)
UPC [Locale]: 024543-025221
Running time: 10:44 (644 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC, 1.33:1, Full Frame
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Single-Layered
Released: November 20, 2001
Collection type: Owned (#1789)
Status: Available
Purchase date: June 01, 2005
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 8 / 10
Review (video): 6 / 10
Overview
Four-Disc Collector's Edition

Based on the enormously popular and successful Planet of the Apes movies, the 1974 TV series has become a true cult classic. Now all 14 episodes (including The Liberator, which never aired during the show's original run) have been compiled and are available to own for the first time.

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 named 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.

Episodes:
1... Escape From Tomorrow (Don Weis, 1974)
Passing through a time warp, astronauts Virdon and Burke land back on earth in an unimaginable future. Captured by gorillas, they find an ally in the chimp Galen, who is fascinated by their origin. He helps them escape back to their spaceship where Virdon retrieves a magnetic memory disc that might help them return to the past, and the three become fugtives.

2... The Gladiators (Don McDougall, 1974)
The loss of the precious magnetic disc causes Burke and Virdon to become involved with gladiators, the burly Tolar and his son Dalton. 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.

3... The Trap (Arnold Laven, 1974)
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 in Old San Francisco. Virdon and Galen get the ape soldiers to cooperate in a rescue. Meanwhile in a tunnel, Urkp goes ape when he sees an old zoo poster showing caged apes being fed peanuts.

4... The Good Seeds (Don Weis, 1974)
When Galen is wounded, 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, which goes into a difficult labor to give birth to twins. While they win their hosts over by teaching them valuable lessons about farming and saving the cow.

5... The Legacy (Bernard McEveety, 1974)
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. They are aided in part by a young woman, Arn, and a street urchin, Kraik.

6... Tomorrow's Tide (Don McDougall, 1974)
When the astronauts are captured by the chimp head in a fishing village employing human slave labor, they must prove their worth as fishermen or be sacrificed to the gods of the sea.

7... The Surgeon (Arnold Laven, 1974)
After Virdon is shot and seriously injured in an escape from gorilla soldiers, Galen enlists the reluctant aid of a chimpanzee surgeon Kira, who was once his sweetheart.

8... The Deception (Don McDougall, 1974)
While hunting a band of murderous ape dragoons, Burke becomes the object of the affections of a blind female ape, Fauna, who is unaware that he is human.

9... The Horse Race (Jack Starrett, 1974)
Under Urko's very nose, Virdon manages to run a horse race, winning, as part of the stakes, the life of a blacksmith's young son.

10. The Interrogation (Alf Kjellin, 1974)
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. Galen and Virdon work out a rescue plan with the help of Galen's parents, Ann and Yalu.

11. The Tyrant (Ralph Senensky, 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. The trio help remove Aboro from office, even though they have to risk an encounter with Urko to do it.

12. The Cure (Bernard McEveety, 1974)
The astronauts come across a village devastated by malaria, and manage to help the local medical officer, Zoran, to discover a cure.

13. The Liberator (Arnold Laven, 1974)
Galen and the astronauts get captured by a tribe of humans who turn over fellow humans to the gorillas as slaves.

14. Up Above the World So High
(John Meredyth Lucas, 1974)
The Astronauts help a human, Leuric, to make a working hang glider, arousing the unwelcome interest of a lady chimp scientist, Carsia.
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Genres
Television
Studios
Production Studios:
 • 20th Century Fox
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital Mono
French  Dolby Digital Mono
Subtitles
English
Spanish
Tags
TV
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Episodes 01-04
2Episodes 05-08
3Episodes 09-12
4Episodes 13-14
Features
 • Scene Access
Crew
 1. Escape From Tomorrow
Direction
Don Weis....Director
Writing
Art Wallace....Writer
Pierre Boulle....Original Characters By
Production
Herbert Hirschman....Executive Producer
Stan Hough....Producer
Cinematography
Gerald Perry Finnerman....Director of Photography
Film Editing
J. Frank O'Neill....Film Editor
Music
Lalo Schifrin....Composer
Art
Arch Bacon....Art Director
 2. The Gladiators
Direction
Don McDougall....Director
Writing
Art Wallace....Writer
Pierre Boulle....Original Characters By
Production
Herbert Hirschman....Executive Producer
Stan Hough....Producer
Cinematography
Gerald Perry Finnerman....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Axel Hubert....Film Editor
Music
Lalo Schifrin....Composer
Art
Arch Bacon....Art Director
 3. The Trap
Direction
Arnold Laven....Director
Writing
Edward J. Lakso....Writer
Pierre Boulle....Original Characters By
Production
Herbert Hirschman....Executive Producer
Stan Hough....Producer
Cinematography
Gerald Perry Finnerman....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Axel Hubert....Film Editor
Music
Richard LaSalle....Composer
Lalo Schifrin....Song Writer
Art
Arch Bacon....Art Director
 4. The Good Seeds
Direction
Don Weis....Director
Writing
Robert W. Lenski....Writer
Pierre Boulle....Original Characters By
Production
Herbert Hirschman....Executive Producer
Stan Hough....Producer
Cinematography
Gerald Perry Finnerman....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Clay Bartels....Film Editor
Music
Lalo Schifrin....Composer
Art
Arch Bacon....Art Director
 5. The Legacy
Direction
Bernard McEveety....Director
Writing
Robert Hamner....Writer
Pierre Boulle....Original Characters By
Production
Herbert Hirschman....Executive Producer
Stan Hough....Producer
Cinematography
Gerald Perry Finnerman....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Clay Bartels....Film Editor
Music
Earle Hagen....Composer
Lalo Schifrin....Song Writer
Art
Arch Bacon....Art Director
 6. Tomorrow's Tide
Direction
Don McDougall....Director
Writing
Robert W. Lenski....Writer
Pierre Boulle....Original Characters By
Production
Herbert Hirschman....Executive Producer
Stan Hough....Producer
Cinematography
Gerald Perry Finnerman....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Axel Hubert....Film Editor
Music
Lalo Schifrin....Song Writer
Earle Hagen....Composer
Art
Arch Bacon....Art Director
 7. The Surgeon
Direction
Arnold Laven....Director
Writing
Barry Oringer....Writer
Pierre Boulle....Original Characters By
Production
Herbert Hirschman....Executive Producer
Stan Hough....Producer
Cinematography
Gerald Perry Finnerman....Director of Photography
Film Editing
J. Frank O'Neill....Film Editor
Music
Lalo Schifrin....Song Writer
Art
Arch Bacon....Art Director
 8. The Deception
Direction
Don McDougall....Director
Writing
Anthony Lawrence....Screenwriter
Ken Spears....Screenwriter
Joe Ruby....Screenwriter
Anthony Lawrence....Original Material By
Pierre Boulle....Original Characters By
Production
Herbert Hirschman....Executive Producer
Stan Hough....Producer
Cinematography
Gerald Perry Finnerman....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Bill Martin....Film Editor
Music
Lalo Schifrin....Song Writer
Art
Arch Bacon....Art Director
 9. The Horse Race
Direction
Jack Starrett....Director
Writing
David P. Lewis....Writer
Booker Bradshaw....Writer
Pierre Boulle....Original Characters By
Production
Herbert Hirschman....Executive Producer
Stan Hough....Producer
Cinematography
Gerald Perry Finnerman....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Axel Hubert....Film Editor
Music
Lalo Schifrin....Song Writer
Art
Arch Bacon....Art Director
 10. The Interrogation
Direction
Alf Kjellin....Director
Writing
Richard Collins....Writer
Pierre Boulle....Original Characters By
Production
Herbert Hirschman....Executive Producer
Stan Hough....Producer
Cinematography
Gerald Perry Finnerman....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Bill Martin....Film Editor
Music
Lalo Schifrin....Song Writer
Art
Arch Bacon....Art Director
 11. The Tyrant
Direction
Ralph Senensky....Director
Writing
Walter Black....Writer
Pierre Boulle....Original Characters By
Production
Herbert Hirschman....Executive Producer
Stan Hough....Producer
Cinematography
Gerald Perry Finnerman....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Clay Bartels....Film Editor
Music
Lalo Schifrin....Song Writer
Art
Arch Bacon....Art Director
 12. The Cure
Direction
Bernard McEveety....Director
Writing
Edward J. Lakso....Writer
Pierre Boulle....Original Characters By
Production
Herbert Hirschman....Executive Producer
Stan Hough....Producer
Cinematography
Gerald Perry Finnerman....Director of Photography
Film Editing
J. Frank O'Neill....Film Editor
Music
Lalo Schifrin....Song Writer
Art
Arch Bacon....Art Director
 13. The Liberator
Direction
Arnold Laven....Director
Writing
Howard Dimsdale....Writer
Pierre Boulle....Original Characters By
Production
Herbert Hirschman....Executive Producer
Stan Hough....Producer
Cinematography
Gerald Perry Finnerman....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Clay Bartels....Film Editor
Music
Lalo Schifrin....Song Writer
Art
Arch Bacon....Art Director
 14. Up Above the World So High
Direction
John Meredyth Lucas....Director
Writing
S. Bar-David....Screenwriter
Arthur Browne, Jr.....Screenwriter
S. Bar-David....Original Material By
Pierre Boulle....Original Characters By
Production
Herbert Hirschman....Executive Producer
Stan Hough....Producer
Cinematography
Gerald Perry Finnerman....Director of Photography
Film Editing
J. Frank O'Neill....Film Editor
Music
Lalo Schifrin....Song Writer
Art
Arch Bacon....Art Director
Cast
 1. Escape From Tomorrow
Roddy McDowall....Galen
Ron Harper....Alan Virdon
James Naughton....Peter Burke
Royal Dano....Farrow
Woodrow Parfrey....Veska
Mark Lenard....Urko
Booth Colman....Zaius
Biff Elliot....Ullman
Bobby Porter....Arno
Jerome Thor....Proto
William Beckley....Grundig
Alvin Hammer....Man
 2. The Gladiators
Roddy McDowall....Galen
Ron Harper....Alan Virdon
James Naughton....Peter Burke
William Smith....Tolar
John Hoyt....Barlow
Marc Singer....Dalton
Mark Lenard....Urko
Pat Renella....Jason
Andy Albin....Man
Eddie Fontaine....Gorilla Sergeant
Nick Dimitri....A Gorilla
Ron Stein....1st Gorilla
Jim Stader....2nd Gorilla
 3. The Trap
Roddy McDowall....Galen
Ron Harper....Alan Virdon
James Naughton....Peter Burke
Norm Alden....Zako
John Milford....Miller
Mark Lenard....Urko
Cindy Eilbacher....Lisa Miller
Mickey Leclair....Jick Miller
Wallace Earl....Mary Miller
Gail Bonney....Old Woman
 4. The Good Seeds
Roddy McDowall....Galen
Ron Harper....Alan Virdon
James Naughton....Peter Burke
Geoffrey Deuel....Anto
Lonny Chapman....Polar
Jacqueline Scott....Zantes
Mark Lenard....Urko
Bobby Porter....Remus
Eileen Dietz Elber....Jillia
John Garwood....Police Gorilla
Dennis Cross....Gorilla Officer
Michael Carr....Patrol Rider
Fred Lerner....Police Gorilla
 5. The Legacy
Roddy McDowall....Galen
Ron Harper....Alan Virdon
James Naughton....Peter Burke
Zina Bethune....Arn
Jackie Earle Haley....Kraik
Robert Phillips....Gorilla Captain
Mark Lenard....Urko
Booth Colman....Zaius
Jon Lormer....Scientist
Victor Kilian....Human
Wayne Foster....Gorilla Sergeant
 6. Tomorrow's Tide
Roddy McDowall....Galen
Ron Harper....Alan Virdon
James Naughton....Peter Burke
Roscoe Lee Browne....Hurton
Jay Robinson....Bandor
John McLiam....Gahto
Jim Storm....Romar
Kathleen Bracken....Soma
Larry Ellis....Drayman #2
Frank Orsatti....Human (uncredited)
 7. The Surgeon
Roddy McDowall....Galen
Ron Harper....Alan Virdon
James Naughton....Peter Burke
Jacqueline Scott....Kira
Michael Strong....Travin
Martin Brooks....Leander
Mark Lenard....Urko
Booth Colman....Zaius
Jaime Smith Jackson....Girl
David Naughton....Dr. Stole
Raymond Mayo....Human
Diana Hale....Brigid
Phil Montgomery....Jordo
 8. The Deception
Roddy McDowall....Galen
Ron Harper....Alan Virdon
James Naughton....Peter Burke
Jane Actman....Fauna
Pat Renella....Zon
John Milford....Sestus
Hal Baylor....Jasko
Baynes Barron....Perdix
 9. The Horse Race
Roddy McDowall....Galen
Ron Harper....Alan Virdon
James Naughton....Peter Burke
Morgan Woodward....Martin
John Hoyt....Barlow
Richard Devon....Zandar
Mark Lenard....Urko
Henry Levin....Prefect
Russ Marin....Damon
Meegan King....Gregor
Wesley Fuller....Kagan (uncredited)
 10. The Interrogation
Roddy McDowall....Galen
Ron Harper....Alan Virdon
James Naughton....Peter Burke
Beverly Garland....Wanda
Anne Seymour....Ann
Normann Burton....Yalu
Mark Lenard....Urko
Booth Colman....Zaius
Lee Delano....Officer Gorilla
Wayne Foster....Lt. Gorilla
Lynn Benesch....Susan
Harry Townes....Dr. Malthus
 11. The Tyrant
Roddy McDowall....Galen
Ron Harper....Alan Virdon
James Naughton....Peter Burke
Percy Rodrigues....Aboro
Michael Conrad....Janor
Joseph Ruskin....Daku
Mark Lenard....Urko
Klair Bybee....Sam
Arlen Stuart....Gola
James Daughton....Mikal
Gary Combs....Gorilla Driver (uncredited)
Tom Troupe....Augustus (uncredited)
 12. The Cure
Roddy McDowall....Galen
Ron Harper....Alan Virdon
James Naughton....Peter Burke
Sondra Locke....Amy
David Sheiner....Zoran
Ron Soble....Kava
George Wallace....Talbert
Mark Lenard....Urko
Booth Colman....Zaius
Biff Elliot....Orangutan
Albert Cole....Mason
Ron Stein....Neesa
Charles Leland....Dying Man
 13. The Liberator
Roddy McDowall....Galen
Ron Harper....Alan Virdon
James Naughton....Peter Burke
John Ireland....Brun
Ben Andrews....Miro
Jennifer Ashley....Talia
Peter G. Skinner....Clim
Mark Bailey....Villager
Ron Stein....1st Gorilla Guard
Tom McDonough....2nd Gorilla Guard
 14. Up Above the World So High
Roddy McDowall....Galen
Ron Harper....Alan Virdon
James Naughton....Peter Burke
Joanna Barnes....Carsia
Frank Aletter....Leuric
Martin Brooks....Konag
Mark Lenard....Urko
Booth Colman....Zaius
William Beckley....Council Orang
Ron Stein....Gorilla Guard
Eldon Burke....2nd Trooper
Glenn Wilder....Human Driver