Farewell to the Planet of the Apes (1974)

Genres - Adventure, Science Fiction  |   Run Time - 95 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Not an entry in the Planet of the Apes theatrical-movie series, Farewell to the Planet of the Apes is made up of two episodes from the spin-off TV series of the same name. Originally telecast from September 13 to December 27, 1974, the Apes TV weekly stars Ron Harper and James Naughton as astronauts Alan Virdon and Pete Burke, who like Charlton Heston before them have been hurled 2000 years into the future, and smack dab in the middle of an Earth ruled by articulate apes. Roddy McDowall, prosthetic ape makeup and all, repeats his Planet of the Apes characterization as sympathetic simian Galen. The title of this "feature film" is slightly misleading. Although it incorporates the final episodes of Planet of the Apes, the astronauts don't get to go home.



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