Planet of the Apes
Saturdays at 5 AM
eastern (on most MeTV stations)
After their spacecraft enters a time warp, crash-landed astronauts Colonel Alan Virdon (Ron Harper) and Major Peter J. Burke (James Naughton) awaken to find that they have traveled more than 1,000 years into the future. The good news: They’re on Earth. The bad news: Apes are now the dominate species. Together with human sympathizer Galen (Roddy McDowall), the three fugitives rove the ruins of the former United States, avoiding capture by government officials and finding adventure at every turn.
Ep 1: Escape from Tomorrow
Two astronauts, Virdon and Burke, are thrown through a time warp in space and end up on a planet ruled by apes in the year 3085.
Ep 2: The Gladiators
Virdon and Burke fight to stay alive when they're forced into gladiator games by the governor of an ape village.
Ep 3: The Trap
After being buried underground after an earthquake, Burke must work with General Urko to escape.
Ep 4: The Good Seeds
A young ape boy believes the humans have cursed his family's cow when Virdon, Burke and an injured Galen take shelter in his home.
Ep 5: The Legacy
Virdon and Burke find a message left by scientists in their own time while exploring an ancient city.
Ep 6: Tomorrow's Tide
If Virdon and Burke can't prove themselves as fishermen, the apes will sacrifice them to the sharks.
Ep 7: The Surgeon
Galen shares a book on human anatomy with an old love who is now a surgeon when Virdon is injured.
Ep 8: The Deception
The blind daughter of a recently murdered ape falls in love with Burke, not knowing he's human, as Galen and the astronauts try to hunt down the murdering apes.
Ep 9: The Horse Race
Attempting to bargain for the life of a condemned human, Virdon saddles up for a horse race.
Ep 10: The Interrogation
After being captured by the apes, will Burke be killed by Urko or brainwashed?
Ep 11: The Tyrant
Galen, Virdon and Burke may be forced into a confrontation with General Urko while trying to disrupt the plans of an ape who is trying to take over a group of human farmers.
Ep 12: The Cure
Will the humans help find a cure for a disease-ridden village before General Urko burns it down?
Ep 14: Up Above the World So High
Unaware of her deadly intention, the astronauts help construct a hang glider for a chimpanzee scientist.
Ep 13: The Liberator
Virdon and Burke try to convince a group of humans to rebel against the apes instead of selling their own kind into slavery.