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  • 1982
  • 1 Season
  • 6.6  (194)

GILLIGAN'S PLANET was a science fiction comedy television series that aired from 1982 to 1983. It starred Bob Denver as Gilligan, Alan Hale Jr. as the Skipper, and Jim Backus as Thurston Howell III. The show followed the adventures of the castaways from the original series, as they are unexpectedly transported from their deserted island to a far-off planet. The planet is inhabited by a variety of alien species, each with its own unique characteristics and abilities. The castaways must adapt quickly to their new surroundings and make alliances with the friendly aliens in order to survive and find a way back to Earth.

Gilligan, the lovable and accident-prone first mate, is as endearing as ever. He's always on the lookout for a way to help his friends and improve their situation, but his schemes often backfire and complicate matters. The Skipper, ever the voice of reason, tries to keep the group in line and focused on their goals. His rough exterior belies a heart of gold, and he's always there to lend a hand when needed.

Thurston Howell III and his wife, Lovey, were their usual wealthy and clueless selves, but they also brought a level of practicality to the group as they tried to make life on the planet more comfortable. The rest of the castaways, including the Professor, Ginger, and Mary Ann, also made appearances throughout the series.

One of the most entertaining aspects of GILLIGAN'S PLANET was the array of strange and quirky alien species the castaways encountered. From the bird-like Floogle to the shape-shifting Zonians, each species had its own distinct characteristics and cultural norms. The castaways often had to navigate the customs and traditions of these aliens in order to gain their trust and form alliances.

Another highlight of the show was the imaginative technology and futuristic set design. From the spaceships to the gadgets, the show was ahead of its time in terms of its creativity and design. The special effects and makeup were also impressive, considering the era in which the show was produced.

Overall, GILLIGAN'S PLANET was a fun and lighthearted sci-fi series that offered a new twist on the beloved characters from the original series. It combined goofy humor with creative science fiction elements to create a world that was both entertaining and engaging. While it only lasted for one season, it remains a cult classic among fans of the original series and sci-fi comedies alike.

GILLIGAN'S PLANET is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (13 episodes). The series first aired on September 12, 1982.

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Gilligan's Army
13. Gilligan's Army
December 11, 1982
Captain Quantum and Sgt. Tyrano land on the planet expecting to find army volunteers from Aridia, whom they are to train. Instead, they find the castaways and put them through basic training.
Super Gilligan
12. Super Gilligan
December 4, 1982
Gilligan stumbles into a cave and meets the Mystic Sage who gives Gilligan a Cosmic Cape which has super powers for the owner. But Gooniac has been searching the universe for the Cosmic Cape, and he's not about to let Gilligan fly away with it.
11. Wings
November 27, 1982
An unmanned space probe lands on the planet, and the castaways think they can use it to send one of them back to Earth. But which one? The Professor devises a testing and training session to determine the pilot of the ship.
Invaders Of The Lost Birque
10. Invaders Of The Lost Birque
November 20, 1982
The castaways have found a map leading to the lost Barque, a spaceship that could take them back to Earth. But the tiny Quarks, the owners of the Barque, are also looking for it so they can return to their own planet.
Space Pirates
9. Space Pirates
November 13, 1982
Gilligan discovers a "size transformer" which was left on the planet by pirates. In a struggle for control of the cube, the castaways are accidentally miniaturized. The pirates return for their loot, and the tiny castaways must outwit them.
Too Many Gilligans
8. Too Many Gilligans
November 6, 1982
Gilligan discovers a cloning device and the planet is soon overpopulated.
Road To Boom
7. Road To Boom
October 30, 1982
Bumper hides a quartz rock in the Professor's radar device. The quartz throws off the device, and the castaways think the planet is headed for a space hole.
Bumper To Bumper
6. Bumper To Bumper
October 23, 1982
Bumper is kidnapped by aliens who worship his species. It is up to castaways to find and rescue him.
Amazing Colossal Gilligan
5. Amazing Colossal Gilligan
October 16, 1982
Gilligan falls into a strange lake which causes him to grow 50 feet tall. He is kidnapped by P.C. Barnaby, who wants Gilligan to be the main attraction in his circus.
Journey To The Center Of Gilligan's Planet
4. Journey To The Center Of Gilligan's Planet
October 9, 1982
Gilligan is bonked on the head by a moon melon, and has a nightmare about a world beneath the planet which is populated by aliens.
Let Sleeping Minnows Lie
3. Let Sleeping Minnows Lie
October 2, 1982
The castaways build a boat for the Skipper. On their maiden voyage they are pursued by a sea serpent and shipwrecked on an island.
Turnabout Is Fair Play
2. Turnabout Is Fair Play
September 25, 1982
Skipper refuses to do "women's work," preferring instead to do the "man's job" of defending the camp from aliens. But when aliens capture the Skipper, it's the women who rescue him.
I Dream of Genie
1. I Dream of Genie
September 12, 1982
Gilligan discovers a robot who is programmed to fulfill his master's wishes. Soon the castaways are planning ways to take over the robot to serve each of them.
GILLIGAN'S PLANET is available for streaming on the website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch GILLIGAN'S PLANET on demand at Amazon, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    September 12, 1982
  • IMDB Rating
    6.6  (194)