Sep. 22, 1968
60 min.
ABC TV Network

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1x01 The Crash

First Aired: Sep. 22, 1968 on ABC

Summary: On June 12, 1983, sub-orbital passenger flight 612 (aka Spindrift), on its way from Los Angeles to London, encounters a bizarre storm and is forced to make a crash landing. Those aboard – the crew: pilot Capt. Steve Burton (Gary Conway), co-pilot Dan Erickson (Don Marshall), stewardess…
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Main Characters in this Episode

Guest Stars

Giant Female played by Anne Dore
Giant Entomologist played by Don Watters
Boy played by Pat Michenaud

Episode Quotes

Capt. Steve Burton: [into radio microphone] Come in, London. Do you read me? [static] This is Flight Six-Twelve to London Control A. We've hit a solar turbulence area and it's jamming your radio band. Can you switch to an alternate range? Over. [more static - slams down microphone] Nothing.
Capt. Steve Burton: From now on, that's just the way it's gonna be in this world.


  • Goof (continuity error): When the giant scientist is prodding Valerie Scott (Deanna Lund) with a pencil, the pencil's eraser changes color from green to red depending on whether the shot shows Valerie (green) or the giant (red).


  • The Spindrift, on London-bound suborbital flight 612, crashed on June 12 1983. The flight number refers to the birthday of creator 'Irwin Allen(I)'of 6/12/16.
  • At the time, it was the most expensive pilot ever filmed.
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