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Land of the Giants: The Unsuspected

While fleeing the giants, Steve is exposed to hallucinogenic mushroom spores and becomes a raving paranoid who makes an alliance with Inspector Kobick to turn in his fellow little people.

Episode Info
Episode number: 2x5
Production Number: 4707
Airdate: Sunday October 19th, 1969

Guest Stars
Kevin HagenKevin Hagen
As Inspector Kobick
Leonard StoneLeonard Stone
As Sergeant Eson
Main Cast
Gary Conway (1)Gary Conway (1)
As Captain Steve Burton
Don MathesonDon Matheson
As Mark Wilson
Stefan ArngrimStefan Arngrim
As Barry Lockridge
Don Marshall (1)Don Marshall (1)
As Dan Erickson
Deanna LundDeanna Lund
As Valerie Ames Scott
Heather YoungHeather Young
As Betty Hamilton
Kurt KasznarKurt Kasznar
As Commander Alexander B. Fitzhugh


In the park, Steve and Dan are fleeing Sgt. Eson of the SID when Steve trips and twists his ankle. Dan has Steve hide under a nearby toadstool and leads Eson off. However, when Steve bumps the toadstool stem, spores spill down on him. Eson crouches down to look for Steve, but fails to see Steve. He calls Kobick and reports that he's on the trail of Steve and another Earthling and says he'll have them captured within five minutes. Dan tries to whisper to Steve but Eson spots him and the co-pilot runs off...

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Episode Quotes
Inspector Kobick: Obviously one of our little people has already come into contact with these spores. Whichever one of it is, is going to make a mistake. A giant mistake in our favor.

Steve: Now you're sure you know nothing about this plot to turn me over to Inspector Kobick?
Fitzhugh: I know nothing of such a plot. On my honor!
Steve: Come on, Fitzhugh. Your honor isn't good enough.

Inspector Kobick: It's nice to see you again, Captain.
Steve: I've come to make a deal. So no tricks.
Inspector Kobick: Heh. You know you can trust me.
Steve: Yeah. I've learned a lot about trust.

Fitzhugh: Steve...
Steve: (suffering from paranoid delusions) Watch yourself. Because I'm going to try and remember that you're worth more to the giants alive, Fitzhugh.

Steve: Again, I'm sorry. I...
Mark: Ah, forget it. You do make a good Jekyll and Hyde, though. But it's all over now.
Dan: Not quite. Not until both of you, Jekyll and Hyde, takes a bath.

Episode Goofs
When Steve opens the heating vent, the opposite wall is a shallow alcove.

However, when he takes Valerie and Betty inside, the opposite wall becomes an open passageway.

Steve is holding Fitzhugh quiet with one hand and covering his mouth with another, while Dan and Mark stand a few feet away.

But in a matter of seconds, Steve has managed to put a gag on Fitzhugh without making any noise.

When Dan calls Fitzhugh on his radio, his voice comes out over the radio, a few feet.

However, the radio is only a few feet away. Despite that, neither Dan nor Mark hear it.

Cultural References
Mark: You do make a good Jekyll and Hyde, though.

Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is a story written by Robert Louis Stevenson. The work is well known for its portrayal of a split personality.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorIrwin Allen
ProducerIrwin Allen
Associate ProducerBruce Fowler, Jr.
Unit Production ManagerTed Butcher
MusicRichard Lasalle
Music SupervisorLionel Newman
Set DecoratorWalter M. Scott  |  Raymond Paul
Post Production SupervisorGeorge E. Swink
Director of PhotographyFrank G. Carson
Story EditorRichard P. McDonagh
Production SupervisorJack Sonntag
Art DirectorJack Martin Smith  |  Rodger Maus
Main Title ThemeJohn Williams (3)
Film EditorGeorge Watters
Assistant DirectorGil Kissel
Assistant To The ProducerPaul Zastupnevich
Special Photographic EffectsL.B. Abbott  |  Art Cruickshank
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