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One of the most unique and interesting science fiction-themed television programs that has aired in prime time is Land of the Giants. This American series was originally televised on the ABC TV network and is widely considered to be an influential science fiction show that maintains a timeless appeal.

Land of the Giants centers around a group of people and a dog named Chipper who were on board a commercial spaceship named the Spindrift that landed on a planet that is inhabited by human-like creatures who are more than ten times their own size. The show aired from 1968 through 1970 with more than 50 episodes produced.

The special effects on this science fiction series are incredible. On the planet where the spaceship lands the crew and passengers are tiny in size and the giants who live there are not fond of the little visitors. The smallest of objects are gargantuan in size to the crew and passengers of the Spindrift.

Led by the spaceship's captain and co-pilot the crew and passengers regularly find themselves in a host of treacherous situations and are in constant danger of being eliminated by the giants.

The cast of Land of the Giants includes Gary Conway as Captain Steve Burton, Deanna Lund as a wealthy heiress, Don Marshall as the ship's co-pilot and Heather Young as the ship's stewardess. Other cast members include Kurt Kasznar, Don Matheson and Stefan Arngrim. The creator and producer of the show was Irwin Allen who is renowned for the many notable television programs and movies that he created.

Known for its imaginative, well-written plots and attention to detail this ABC series also featured a great assortment of guest stars and regularly used compelling background music. Land of the Giants is still very popular with television fans of all ages around the world. There are fan clubs, discussion groups and conventions devoted to this classic science fiction series.

ABC
2 Seasons, 51 Episodes - Canceled
September 22, 1968
Science Fiction, Action & Adventure
7.2/10
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Land of the Giants Full Episode Guide

  • Twin brothers plot to take over the planet, and need the earthlings to recover an alien servo-actuator for them.

  • When human time travelers from the future arrive on the Land of the Giants for a research mission, Steve and Dan steal their time machine and try to return to the day of the Spindrift launch to prevent the fateful trip.

  • When the earthlings help a sympathetic Giant puppeteer as his new puppets, the circus owner becomes suspicious and plans to collect the reward for their capture.

  • A sadistic child discovers the earthlings and unleashes his mechanical toys against them.

  • After several of the little people are carried away by a balloon, they end up many miles away in a new despotic land ruled by a dictator who rules by a regime of torture and fear.

  • Dan is accused of murdering two Giants and begins acting suspiciously, arousing his crewmates' suspicions.

  • A friendly Giant scientist tries to help the earthlings with his teleporter, but the SID find out about his sympathies and set a trap.

  • The earthlings stumbles upon a miniature teleporter which gives access to the secret city of Limbo, whose inhabitants have hidden from the dictatorship of the surface people.

  • An alien Pied Piper, who claims to be the original from Earth, comes to the Land of the Giants and targets a politician's daughter.

  • Following exposure to radiation the little people become temporarily invisible to the giants.

  • O'Reilly, a superstitious Irish Giant, mistakes the little people for leprechauns and captures them so they can help him.

  • The little people find an abandoned time machine, but when Fitzhugh accidentally activates it, he and Steve end up on Earth... in the 1900s.

  • After several of the little people are carried away by a balloon, they end up many miles away in a new...

  • Two earthmen from the distant future (the year 5477) land on the giants' planet with a mission to observe.

  • A giant scientist experimenting with cloning technology succeeds in cloning Valerie and Barry.

  • A desperate actor captures the little people, and forces them to act in his new movie so he can help the director save money on special effects.

  • Diamond thieves take refuge in a wax museum, and Fitzhugh and Barry are caught in the middle.

  • When Clipper is injured by a giant dog, the little people must take him to a pet store owner, but his employee isn't so sympathetic.

  • A nephew schemes against his uncle, a collector, and captures Valerie. He forces her to pretend to be a toy ballerina... unaware that the display cage she's in is rigged with explosives.

  • A down-and-put trumpet player is in trouble with crooks, and a sympathetic Dan offers him a way out by teaching him Earth-style jazz.

  • While fleeing the giants, Steve takes a hit of hallucinogenic mushroom dust and becomes a raving paranoid who makes an alliance with Inspector Kobick to turn in his fellow little people.

  • An eccentric millionaire with an obsession for chess captures several of the little people and forces Dan and Barry to play his own twisted version of chess... with their friends as the pieces.

  • Fitzhugh comes up with a foolproof betting system to win at the tracks. However, when he convinces a giant hobo to help him place his bets, the local criminals become suspicious.

  • A giant has been framed for a murder he didn't commit and now awaits execution for the crime.

  • A giant scientist has created a super android that has gone awry and wrecked a lab, killing a giant policeman...

  • Inspector Kobick (Kevin Hagen) traps the earthlings into helping him locate a counterfeiting ring.

  • Captured by a deaf teenager, the travelers represent valuable goods to his parents---who need the reward money...

  • A fanatical plot is developing to turn the giants against little people.

  • The travelers risk their lives to help the giants rescue two children trapped by a cave-in.

  • Our heroes are befriended by a giant magician, Inidu, who is in trouble with the law. Inidu saves the little people from two rascals and then the little ones return the favor by helping Inidu from an ambitious guy, named Enoch, who wants to steal Inidu's magic book.

  • A secret formula created by a 12-year-old (Ron Howard) gives Fitzhugh (Kurt Kasznar) a giant-sized problem.

  • Mark's hopes of escape depend on the integrity of a suspect giant scientist.

  • The earthlings are captured one by one, victims of an ingenious trap offering no likely chance of escape.

  • Fitzhuge pretends to be a magical holiday elf, Thombeldinbar, to entertain two orphan childrens. But the ruse turns deadly when he discovers that the Giants ritually throw Thrombeldinbar into a fire to celebrate.

  • Lead by a new inspector, Kobick, the Giants come up with a way to track a particular Earth metal. The Spindrift crew initially manage to get rid of all of it... until they realize that Dan has a metal pin in his leg made of the stuff and they have no way to remove it. Their only hope is to seek out a Giant doctor who can do the miniaturized surgery, while staying ahead of Kobick and his men as they home in on the pin.

  • Steve and Fitzhugh are threatened with death when they get involved with a mad giant inventor and his latest contraption.

  • A giant camper (Paul Sorensen) zeroes in on the earthlings when he learns that a reward has been offered for...

  • The travelers try to elude capture by giants armed with brainwashing serum.

  • Four young hoodlums, addicted to violence, are convinced that their fellow earthlings are enemies.

  • Mark (Don Matheson) is lured into danger by a beautiful girl---an earthling whose home is with the giants.

  • The travelers encounter a half-crazed astronaut (Glenn Corbett) whose captured spaceship could provide a means...

  • Amnesic Fitzhugh (Kurt Kasznar) is captured by giant thieves who persuade him to steal a priceless ruby.

  • When Barry is stricken with appendicitis, the earthlings and a giant doctor (Paul Fix) battle time, and...

  • Two giant scientists who need "little people" for an experiment build an elaborate trap---which Betty and...

  • The earthlings unwillingly participate in a manhunt when an escaped convict (John Napier) uses their ship for...

  • The travelers rescue a normal-sized man from the giants, but become increasingly suspicious of his friendship.

  • The earthlings are captured by a sinister gypsy who plans to feature them in his carnival.

  • The travelers are forced to participate in a highly dangerous mission for the giant leader of an underground...

  • The travelers dodge a killer---and the police---to report a murder they witnessed.

  • The travelers are trapped in a human-sized village, where they become the playthings of an inventor (Percy...

  • The year: 1983. A suborbital flight to London is mysteriously diverted to a land inhabited by giants.

Most Popular Land of the Giants Episodes

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