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After being buried underground after an earthquake, Burke must work with General Urko to escape.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x3
Production Number: B-505
Airdate: Friday September 27th, 1974

Director: Arnold Laven
Writer: Edward J. Lakso

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Starring Roles
Mark Lenard
As General Urko

Guest Stars
John Milford
As Miller

Co-Guest Stars
Cindy Eilbacher
As Lisa Miller
Mickey Leclair (1)
As Jick Miller
Wallace Earl
As Mary Miller
Gail Bonney
As Old Woman

Ron Stein
As Mema
Eldon Burke
As Olam
Main Cast
Ron Harper
As Alan Virdon
James Naughton
As Peter Burke


The trio are fleeing for their lives from Urko and his men and manage to lose them temporarily by sending fake heliograph signals. They take refuge in a village and the astronauts notice that a girl, Mary, is wearing a necklace made out of electrical components. She tells them she found it in a nearby city that belonged to humans back before they were wiped out, but the villagers warn them not to go there because of the frequent earthquakes...

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Episode Quotes
Urko: When I ask you a question, don't tell me something I already know!

Pete: Well, come on, Urko.
Urko: What you’re doing is human labor. I’m not someone who does human labor.
Pete: Are you someone who enjoys suffocating?
Urko: I’ll make an exception in this case.

Other Episode Crew

Main Title ThemeLalo Schifrin
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