A TV sci-fi series inspired by the classic movies. Three Astronauts take off from Earth in 1981, are caught in a "time warp" and crash back to a devastated Earth in 3085 only to discover it has been taken over by a militaristic civilization run by Apes and Gorillas! They try to find a way back to their own time while being hunted by the Apes.
Last Episode01x14 Up Above The World So High Aired: Dec. 20, 1974
Burke and Virdon join forces with Leuric, a human attempting to fly by building himself a hang glider.
Series Fun Facts
- Eight other episodes were planned but never filmed. These never filmed episodes were: 1-Episode One (written by Rod Serling as his version of pilot episode) 2-Episode Two (written by Rod…
[show]Eight other episodes were planned but never filmed. These never filmed episodes were: 1-Episode One (written by Rod Serling as his version of pilot episode) 2-Episode Two (written by Rod Serling as follow-up to his pilot episode) 3-Hostage (written by Stephen Kandel) 4-A Fallen God (written by Anthony Lawrence) 5-The Trek (written by Jim Byrnes) 6-Freedom Road (written by Arthur Rowe) 7-The Mine (written by Paul Savage) 8-The Trial (written by Edward J. Lakso)
- This was Roddy McDowall's first starring role in a television series. He later played the regular character Dr. Jonathan Willoway in The Fantastic Journey, another short-lived science fiction series.
- In the Planet of the Apes movie series, it is said that humans began using apes as pets following the extinction of dogs and cats. Dogs still exist in the television series.