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Planet of the Apes: The Surgeon

Galen shares a book on human anatomy with an old love who is now a surgeon when Virdon is injured.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x7
Production Number: B-509
Airdate: Friday October 25th, 1974

Director: Arnold Laven
Writer: Barry Oringer

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Special Guest Stars

Starring Roles
Mark Lenard
As General Urko
Booth Colman
As Dr. Zaius

Guest Stars
Jacqueline Scott
As Kira
Martin E. Brooks
As Leander

Co-Guest Stars
David Naughton
As Dr. Stole
Raymond Mayo
As Human
Diana Hale
As Brigid

Ron Stein
As Lafer
Main Cast
Ron Harper
As Alan Virdon
James Naughton
As Peter Burke


Galen, Alan, and Pete are making their way through the woods when an ape patrol sneaks up on them and stage an ambush. Alan is badly wounded but the other two manage to get away with him. They get to a cave and realize he’ll need medical attention, but the only hospital that can handle him is the one in Central City. Galen boasts that he knows the surgeon, Kira, there and they’re old friends...

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Episode Quotes
Galen: And don’t you worry about me being able to convince Kira. I happen to be an expert on feminine psychology.

Urko: This human who attacked you. What did he look like?
Gorilla: I don’t know, I couldn’t tell. All humans look alike.
Urko: Ah, well, that’s true.

(Pete jimmies open a lock)
Galen: Where did you learn to do that?
Pete: Jersey City, PS 103.

Other Episode Crew

Main Title ThemeLalo Schifrin
Warning: Planet of the Apes season 1 episode 7 guide may contain spoilers
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