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Series regulars or semi-regulars in 'Planet Of The Apes' in the 1970s:



1970s Episode Guide for 'Planet Of The Apes':


(Episodes with dates prior to 1970 aired as reruns during the '70s.)

September 13, 1974: Escape From Tomorrow
Season 1, episode 1
W: Art Wallace   D: Don Weis

With Mark Lenard (Urko), Booth Colman (Zaius), Royal Dano (Farrow), Woodrow Parfrey (Veska), Bobby Porter (Arno), William Beckley (Grundig), Biff Elliot (Ullman), Jerome Thor (Proto), Alvin Hammer (Man).
Series debut. Hurled through the time barrier when their spaceship malfunctions, two astronauts crash land on a futuristic planet where apes rule humans and regard these men from a past civilization as enemies. The show is based on the 20th Century-Fox movie, with Roddy McDowall recreating his movie role. In the first episode, the astronauts are given refuge from searching gorilla patrols by another human.

September 20, 1974: The Gladiators
Season 1, episode 2
W: Art Wallace   D: Don McDougall

With Mark Lenard (Urko), William Smith (Tolan), Marc Singer (Dalton), John Hoyt (Barlow), Pat Renella (Jason), Andy Albin (Man), Eddie Fontaine (Gorilla Sgt.).
Astronauts Alan and Pete are taken to the village prison compound where Barlow, the chimp ruler, keeps his human subjects peaceful by staging blood battles with their champion, Tolan.

September 27, 1974: The Trap
Season 1, episode 3
W: Edward J. Lakso   D: Arnold Laven

With John Milford (Miller), Cindy Eilbacher (Lisa Miller), Norman Alden (Zako), Mickey LeClair (Jick Miller), Eldon Burke (Olam), Mark Lenard (Urko), Wallace Earl (Mary Miller), Gail Bonney (Old Woman).
Closely pursued by the relentless Urko and his patrol, Galen and the astronauts venture into an area shaken by earthquakes to explore for evidence of advanced human science.

October 4, 1974: The Good Seeds
Season 1, episode 4
W: Robert W. Lenski   D: Don Weis

With Mark Lenard (Urko), Geoffrey Deuel (Anto), Jacqueline Scott (Zantes), Lonny Chapman (Polar), Bobby Porter (Remus), Eileen Dietz (Jilla), Dennis Cross (Gorilla Officer), John Garwood (Police Gorilla), Michael Carr (Patrol Rider), Fred Lerner (Gorilla).
An ape family reluctantly hides Galen, Virdon and Burke from gorilla pursuers and gets unexpected help for their rundown family.

October 11, 1974: The Legacy
Season 1, episode 5
W: Robert Hamner   D: Bernard McEveety

With Mark Lenard (Urko), Booth Colman (Zaius), Zina Bethune (Arn), Jackie Earle Haley (Kraik), Robert Phillips (Gorilla Captain), Jon Lormer (Scientist), Victor Kilian (Human), Wayne Foster (Gorilla Sergeant).
Galen, Burke and Virdon search a ruined city for the hiding place of a vital collection of human knowledge, only to be separated when gorilla patrols capture Virdon.

October 18, 1974: Tomorrow's Tide
Season 1, episode 6
W: Robert W. Lenski   D: Don McDougall

With Jay Robinson (Bandor), James Storm (Romar), John McLiam (Gahto), Frank Orsatti (Human), Kathleen Bracken (Soma), Roscoe Lee Browne (Hurton).
When Virdon and Burke disregard Galen's warning and defy ape custom to rescue an old man put out to die, they are put to a fiery test in shark-infested waters.

October 25, 1974: The Surgeon
Season 1, episode 7
W: Barry Oringer   D: Arnold Laven

With Mark Lenard (Urko), Booth Colman (Zaius), Jacqueline Scott (Kira), Martin E. Brooks (Leander), Michael Strong (Travin), Jamie Smith-Jackson (Arna), David Naughton (Dr. Stole), Diana Hale (Brigid), Phil Montgomery (Jordo), Raymond Mayo (Human).
Virdon's life hangs in the balance as Galen tries to persuade his former fiancee, a skilled chimpanzee surgeon, to disregard the fact that Virdon is merely a human and perform emergency surgery on the wounded astronaut.

November 1, 1974: The Deception
Season 1, episode 8
W: Anthony Lawrence, Ken Spears, Joe Ruby   D: Don McDougall

With Jane Actman (Fauna), John Milford (Sestus), Baynes Barron (Perdix), Eldon Burke (Chilot), Ron Stein (Krona), Pat Renella (Zon), Hal Baylor (Jasko), Tom McDonough (Macor).
Trying to stop a marauding band of man-killing apes, Galen and the astronauts meet a blind girl chimpanzee who, unaware that Burke is a human, falls in love with him.

November 8, 1974: The Horse Race
Season 1, episode 9
W: David P. Lewis, Booker Bradshaw   D: Jack Starrett

With Mark Lenard (Urko), John Hoyt (Barlow), Morgan Woodward (Martin), Richard Devon (Zandar), Meegan King (Gregor), Wesley Fuller (Kagan), Henry Levin (Prefect), Joe Tornatore (Zilo), Russ Marin (Daomon).
Virdon is tricked by a crafty chimp into riding a killer horse in a race that has been fixed. Although Virdon, Galen and Burke have a daring plan to win, they are unaware they are being double-crossed by a blacksmith who is trying to save his young son from a sentence of death.

November 15, 1974: The Interrogation
Season 1, episode 10
W: Richard Collins   D: Alf Kjellin

With Mark Lenard (Urko), Booth Colman (Zaius), Beverly Garland (Wanda), Anne Seymour (Ann), Norman Burton (Yalu), Harry Townes (Dr. Malthus), Lynn Benesch (Susan), Lee Delano (Gorilla Officer), Wayne Foster (Gorilla Lieutenant), Eldon Burke (Peasant Ape), Ron Stein (Gorilla Leader).
A brainwashing experiment by a woman chimpanzee scientist pushes the captured Burke to his physical and mental limits as Galen and Virdon try to rescue him.

November 22, 1974: The Tyrant
Season 1, episode 11
W: Walter Black   D: Ralph Senensky

With Mark Lenard (Urko), Percy Rodrigues (Aboro), Joseph Ruskin (Daku), Michael Conrad (Janor), Tom Troupe (Augustus), James Daughton (Mikal), Gary Coombs (Gorilla Driver), Arlen Stuart (Gola), Klair Bybee (Sam), Ron Stein (Gorilla).
Galen works out a dangerous scheme with Virdon and Burke to expose a corrupt gorilla leader, who has killed a friend of theirs in his climb to power.

November 29, 1974: The Cure
Season 1, episode 12
W: Edward J. Lakso   D: Bernard McEveety

With Mark Lenard (Urko), Booth Colman (Zaius), Ron Stein (Neesa), Eldon Burke (Inta), Sondra Locke (Amy), David Sheiner (Zoran), Ron Soble (Kava), George Wallace (Talbert), Biff Elliot (Oranguatang), Albert Cole (Mason), Charles Leland (Man).
An outbreak of fever in a village of humans traps Galen, Virdon and Burke in a power struggle between Zoran, a chimp doctor in charge of treating the ill, and Urko, who wants the village burned.

December 6, 1974: The Liberator
Season 1, episode 13
W: Howard Dimsdale   D: Arnold Laven

With Ron Stein (1st Gorilla Guard), John Ireland (Brun), Ben Andrews (Miro), Jennifer Ashley (Talia), Peter G. Skinner (Clim), Mark Bailey (Villager), Tom McDonough (2nd Gorilla Guard).
Betrayed by a man whose life they saved, the astronauts become prisoners in the traitor's village.

December 20, 1974: Up Above The World So High
Season 1, episode 14
W: Shimon Wincelberg, Arthur Browne Jr.   D: John Meredyth Lucas

With Ron Stein (Gorilla Guard), Eldon Burke (2nd Trooper), Mark Lenard (Urko), Booth Colman (Zaius), Frank Aletter (Leuric), Joanna Barnes (Carsia), Martin E. Brooks (Konag), William Beckley (Council Orang), Glenn R. Wilder (Human Driver).
A terrified chimp unwillingly takes to the sky when Galen flies a crude glider invented by a human the astronauts befriend. (Last show of the series.)


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