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Last updated: 1 July 2015

the cast of Planet of the Apes, the television series

Astronauts Alan Virdon (Ron Harper) and Peter Burke (James McNaughton) are thrown 1100 years forward in time to 3085 AD to find evolved apes have become the dominant species and humans their apathetic slaves. Feared by the ape authorities, their plight turns the head of a promising young chimpanzee named Galen (Roddy McDowall), who adopts the heretical idea that maybe humans aren't a lower species and can co-exist with apes as equals. As the three struggle to survive life on the run, a bond of friendship grows between them like an intricate tapestry woven right before our eyes, a multi-threaded miracle born of compassion, respect, and the desire to replace fear with understanding.

Aired 1974 on CBS (14 episodes).


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