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Planet of the Apes: 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.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x4
Production Number: B-501
Airdate: Friday October 04th, 1974

Director: Don Weis
Writer: Robert W. Lenski

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Starring Roles
Mark Lenard
As General Urko

Guest Stars
Jacqueline Scott
As Zantes
Bobby Porter
As Remus
Fred Lerner
As Gorilla

Co-Guest Stars
Eileen Dietz
As Jilla
Dennis Cross
As Gorilla Officer
John Garwood
As Police Gorilla
Michael Carr
As Patrol Rider
Main Cast
Ron Harper
As Alan Virdon
James Naughton
As Peter Burke


The trio is fleeing through the wilderness with a gorilla patrol in hot pursuit. Galen is exhausted and they’re forced to slow down. However, they quickly pick up the pace by traveling at night since Alan uses an improvised compass and the gorillas can’t travel by the stars when the clouds are out. However, Galen stumbles in the dark and falls off a small hillock, breaking his leg. The guys are forced to take Galen to a nearby farm run by a chimpanzee, Polar. A delirious Galen barely manages to spin a story about how he was injured and Alan and Pete are his human slaves. Polar’s wife Zantes overrules his objections and insists that they let Galen stay...

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Episode Notes
This is the only episode where no humans are seen other than Pete and Alan.

Episode Quotes
Urko: These humans are dangerous. They stir up trouble. They think they’re as good as we are.

Arno: I was wondering if you could tell me what they look like.
Police Gorilla: All humans look alike – you know that.

Anto: I named the bulls - one Burke, the other Virdon.
Alan: Hey!
Pete: Just watch the heifers around the one named "Burke."

Other Episode Crew

Main Title ThemeLalo Schifrin
Warning: Planet of the Apes season 1 episode 4 guide may contain spoilers
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