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Planet of the Apes Encyclopedia: The Surgeon (reprinted from Ape Chronicles #45 by Terry Hoknes)


Breakdown of the storyline and scenes from the TV episode The Surgeon

  • 1: TV Show Opening Credits (same for all TV episodes) Astronauts Virdon and Burke are in their space craft as their ship is thrown into the future. The scene transposes to the future world of Apes with footage of the astronauts on the run from gorillas with a shot of Galen. Earth time and Ship time match dates at August 19th 1980. The latest date shown for the earth time clock is June 14th 3085. Credits read: Roddy McDowall, Ron Harper, James Naughton
  • 2: Three gorilla soldiers on horseback stop in the woods with their rifles and notice the three renegades, Virdon, Burke and Galen, walking among some rocks. The gorilla fires at them and Virdon is hit. Galen quickly leads the way on foot as Burke carries the wounded Virdon. The three gorilla soldiers on horseback race down through the trees to catch the renegades. Galen, Virdon and Burke hide in amongst some bushes and camp in a cave.
  • 3: It is now night time and a fire is burning in the cave as Virdon lays near it and Burke gives him water. Galen and Burke sit near Virdon. Virdon is badly injured from the gunshot. Burke states to Galen that they need to get Virdon to a hospital. Virdon jokes that his blue cross medical coverage expired about a 1000 years ago. Galen explains it would be safe to take Virdon to the chief surgeon at the Medical Center because he was once involved with her and had once planned to get married. He says things didn’t work out but they are still best of friends. Virdon says not to bother but Galen says he will go off on his own to the Medical Center to talk to her.
  • 4: At the Medical Center numerous humans walk around while inside Dr. Kira is inside washing her hands after a failed operation where her patient died. Her superior at the hospital, Leander, commends her on a successful operation and how much this will help science. Kira is frustrated. Leander comments that Dr. Kira is the best surgeon and the most beautiful and invites her to dinner at 8pm for Apricot Wine and Vegetable Casserole. She agrees to meet him for dinner.
  • 5: Dr. Kira walks back into her office and finds flowers on her table. Behind her is Galen. He asks her for help. Kira calls Galen a criminal and can’t understand why she would care for humans and suggests calling the police on him. Galen says that they would kill him and in anger Kira says maybe that would be a good thing. Galen reminds her that he loved her and then says he better leave. Kira stops him from leaving and asks Galen about what happened to him since he used to be a law abiding citizen. Galen states that he realized humans and apes were meant to live as equals. Kira figures to help Galen she must therefore help the humans. She says her chances for freedom are destroyed by Galen coming back into her life.
  • 6: Galen makes it back to the cave with a bag of supplies. Virdon is still lying down near the fire in the cave and in pain. Galen has brought some physician outfits and supplies as he plans to pretend to be a medical doctor to get Virdon into the Medical Center. He also has some clothes for Burke who will be his human assistant. Virdon says he is in no shape to walk to the Medical Center.
  • 7: Burke walks up to a wagon manned by a human and a gorilla soldier with rifle. Burke tells them that he must deliver grain to the Prefect and needs some help. Galen leaps onto the wagon and knocks the gorilla soldier down. The human runs away scared while the gorilla soldier and Burke fight. Burke grabs the rifle and knocks the gorilla out.
  • 8: Dr. Kira is finishing her 8pm date having dinner with Leander at the Medical Center. Her mind is distracted and Leander notices and asks her about what is worrying her. She questions him about if they had dealt too harshly with a human orderly they recently sent to Disciplinary Camp for disobeying orders. Leander says at best humans are good for basic tasks but at their worst they are just bringers of hate and violence. Dr. Stole, another chimp at the Medical Center knocks on Leander’s door and notifies them that a Dr. Adrian has arrived. Dr. Adrian is Galen in disguise. Dr. Kira goes to welcome him.
  • 9: Outside Dr. Kira welcomes Dr. Adrian and asks a human helper to bring Burke and Virdon into the humans quarters. The middle aged human servant Travin helps Burke carry Virdon in. Travin and Burke argue over the treatment humans should receive but Burke threatens to report this Travin to Dr. Kira which convinces him to give Virdon a special place in his own room.
  • 10: Burke sits with the other human men to eat supper but he does not like the food and criticizes it. Travin’s daughter Arna pours Burke some water in a cup but Travin yells at Burke to not talk to her. He says the girl Arna has no name. Jordo is another male human at the dinner table who states to Burke that the girl is Travin’s daughter.
  • 11: Galen and Dr. Kira are in her office discussing the pro’s and con’s of operating on Virdon to remove the bullet. Galen says he could find a human anatomy medical book to help with the process. He tells her humans used to write books when they ruled the world. Kira things Galen is mad. He says he has seen such books in Zaius’ study. Leander walks in and questions her about not giving a lecture she had planned. She tells him that she had postponed so she could show the facility to Dr. Adrian. Galen bluffs Leander with some fancy talk about the medical field and that the common cold has him stumped. Leander says he likes Dr. Adrian. Once Leander leaves the room Galen tells Kira she can advance medical science for apes if she had the human book.
  • 12: Virdon is becoming delirious and burning up. Burke and Travin cool him off with water. Virdon starts rambling about the world being run by apes which confuses Travin. Dr. Adrian comes in as Travin starts asking questions. Adrian says he will hold him personally responsible if Virdon, his human orderly dies.
  • 13: In the other room the young woman Arna screams as Lafer, one of the male humans starts to hit her. Burke races in and fights him until the fight ends. Lafer says he was hitting Arna because she spilled some water. Travin says his daughter Arna is evil and must be punished. He tells Dr. Adrian that humans are not allowed to carry knives in the city but Adrian tells him that his human servants do whatever he tells them. Travin doesn’t like hearing this
  • 14: In Central City, one of the rural gorilla soldiers comes in to tell General Urko that he saw an ape help a human commit a crime. The gorilla soldier was the one that Burke knocked out at the wagon. General Urko realizes it must be the humans and Galen and tells the rural gorilla soldier that he was confused and didn’t understand who attacked him to make light of the situation. Urko says he will postpone his trip into the new territories to see if anything happens here locally.
  • 15: Dr. Adrian and Burke ride out of the grounds of the Medical Center towards the home of Dr. Zaius. Gorilla soldiers stop them and Adrian states that Zaius has had a heart attack. The gorilla soldiers let them through
  • 16: Virdon is deliriously dreaming and talking out loud and calls for a Sally in his dream and tells her not to go away. Dr. Kira listens to his ramblings while she cools him off with a wet rag. Virdon asks Kira where Galen and Burke are. Kira tells him that they have gone to find a human medical book. Kira reams out Virdon saying that humans can’t control their emotions or appreciate that Galen is risking his life for him.
  • 17: Galen and Burke arrive at Zaius’ home and Galen tells Chester, the gorilla soldier not to come in to help as this is not a criminal matter. They bring an empty stretcher and go in the house and close the doors. Galen finds the medical book locked in a cabinet. The book is a 20th century printing by human author Walter Mather titled Principles of Surgery. Burke uses a big knife to open up the locked book cabinet. Galen asks Burke where he learned to pick locks and Burke states Jersey City PS103. Galen and Burke put a heavy bust statue of Dowsa, one of Zaius’ heroes and predecessors, onto the stretcher along with 2 pillows and the medical book and cover it up to carry back to the stretcher.
  • 18: Dr. Kira is flipping through the human anatomy medical book and sees diagrams of the circulatory system and surgical procedures. She doesn’t understand why Zaius wouldn’t share this book but Galen says its due to political reasons. When there is a knock at the door she hides the book in her desk. Travin comes in to tell them that Dr. Adrian’s servant is very sick.
  • 19: In the humans quarters Virdon is having severe hallucinations and Dr. Kira tells Galen and Burke its probably too late to operate as the bullet must have moved closer to a nerve and that he could die. Burke suggestions a blood transfusion but Kira says that Leander had tried it a few years ago with a human and it failed and the other human died quickly. Burke suggests the blood types were probably not a match.
  • 20: Blood tests are taken from the 11 humans at the Medical Center but Burke asks for the blood from the 12th human on the list which is Arna, the girl with no name. Galen pulls Burke aside and questions whether they should tamper with the taboo’s of these humans. Burke says that Virdon’s blood type is AB Negative and says there is a chance of only 1 in 10 of finding a matching donor. Galen asks for the girl, Arna. Burke goes down the hallway to speak to Arna who is sweeping the floor. He asks if she would donate blood.
  • 21: In the lab Burke says there are only 2 out of 12 potential compatible donors. One has AB Negative and the other has O Negative. Galen and Burke are assisted by a middle aged female human named Brigid. Burke asks to find the guy named Lafer that he had fought with earlier. Brigid storms out nervously but Galen stops her and asks again. Brigid says that Lafer had ran away scared assuming they were going to take all of his blood. Burke goes to get Arna who is the other compatible donor.
  • 22: Burke asks Arna to donate her blood and she says no. Arna runs out of the building and Burke chases her. Arna says she cannot help because she is evil. Her father Travin comes out and tells Arna to explain to Burke what happened. Arna says she killed her brother who was only 16. Her brother had been in a hunting experiment and he was taken to the hospital for a blood transplant. Travin gave permission for the ape doctors to experiment to try to save the dying son. Arna had killed her brother with her evil blood. Burke tells them that her blood was not evil just incompatible.
  • 23: In the operating room Arna and Virdon lay on tables while Burke, Dr. Kira and Dr. Adrian are ready to run the blood transfusion. Leander walks in and Dr. Adrian explains how this is a new process of his. Leander says it didn’t work with Arna the last time they tried a blood transfusion. Adrian has Leander put on a face mask. Leander notices Burke hiding a book.
  • 24: Dr. Kira says that she can’t get to the bullet. Burke reads in the book to make a second incision. Leander is angry that the human orderly is giving orders to Kira. Leander asks for the book. Leander says its treason and Kira says the book exists and to ignore it is madness.
  • 25: General Urko and Dr. Zaius meet at Zaius’ home where there has been a break-in and the statue is missing. Urko asks for the key to open the book cabinet. Zaius says one of these days these books will save them but Urko says one day these books will enslave them. Urko notices a book is missing and Zaius says the book missing is a book on surgery.
  • 26: In the operating room Leander says it looks like the blood transfusion is working. But then Virdon’s heart stops beating and Leander revives him. Kira pulls out the bullet. Burke tells Arna that Virdon will be alright. They all hear horses approaching the medical center.
  • 27: Urko comes in and asks Travin about three renegades. Leander comes out and tells Urko to stop shouting in the hospital. Urko asks for the astronauts. Leander says they were there but they had gone. Leander says Urko better leave since the black plague has hit the hospital and seven have died in the past few days which is why the renegades left. Leander comes back to the operating room and Kira asks why he helped the humans. He said they may have found the book and imprisoned Kira.
  • 28: Virdon, still recovering from his operation, lays in the back of a wagon and asks for the name of the girl who saved his life. Her father gives her permission to reveal her name as Arna. Her father goes with the renegades to help them leave the Medical Center. Galen says goodbye to Kira. Kira says she understands about his relationship with the humans and sees its influence even on Leander. A flag is on the wagon showing a black skull symbolising the Black Plague Death from the Medical Center.
  • 29: TV Show Closing Credits - text appearing overtop image of gorilla on horseback holding gun in background.

A-Z reference of all characters and items from the classic 1974 TV episode

  • 1974 - Copyright year for the TV episode "The Surgeon"
  • 1988 AUGUST 19 - Earth time and Ship time when their ship begins flying into the future as seen in the opening credits
  • 3085 JUNE 14 - Date that clock stopped at in ship in opening credits
  • 8:00 PM DATE - Leander comments that Dr. Kira is the best surgeon and the most beautiful and invites her to dinner at 8pm for Apricot Wine and Vegetable Casserole. She agrees to meet him for dinner Later that evening Dr. Kira is finishing her 8pm date having dinner with Leander at the Medical Center. Her mind is distracted and Leander notices and asks her about what is worrying her. She questions him about if they had dealt too harshly with a human orderly they recently sent to Disciplinary Camp for disobeying orders. Leander says at best humans are good for basic tasks but at their worst they are just bringers of hate and violence.
  • ABORT MISSION - Words across screen in Opening Credits sequence of each TV show episode
  • ADRIAN, DR. - Alias given by Galen to fool everyone at the Medical Center. He always uses this name with Dr. Kira and Leander and the human servants.
  • AMPTP - used for creation of episode “Tomorrow’s Tide” logo given in final credits
  • ANATOMY BOOK, THE - Chapter 9 on DVD for “The Surgeon”
  • AN EVIL GIRL - Chapter 7 on DVD for “The Surgeon”
  • APRICOT WINE - Leander comments that Dr. Kira is the best surgeon and the most beautiful and invites her to dinner at 8pm for Apricot Wine and Vegetable Casserole. She agrees to meet him for dinner Later that evening Dr. Kira is finishing her 8pm date having dinner with Leander at the Medical Center. Leander asks her if she enjoyed her meal and she says yes.
  • ARNA - Young beautiful female human woman, long blonde hair. Sad, lonely and doesn‘t speak to anyone. (Full name Prunella Alexandrina given in the paperback book) Daughter of Travin. Burke sits with the other human men at the Medical center to eat supper. Travin’s daughter Arna pours Burke some water in a cup but Travin yells at Burke to not talk to her. He says the girl Arna has no name. Another man at the table tells Burke that she is Travin’s daughter. Later Arna screams as Lafer, one of the male humans starts to hit her. Burke races in and fights him until the fight ends. Lafer says he was hitting Arna because she spilled some water. Travin says his daughter Arna is evil and must be punished. Later blood tests are taken from the 11 humans at the Medical Center but Burke asks for the blood from the 12th human on the list which is Arna, the girl with no name. Galen pulls Burke aside and questions whether they should tamper with the taboo’s of these humans. Burke says that Virdon’s blood type is AB Negative and says there is a chance of only 1 in 10 of finding a matching donor. Galen asks for the girl, Arna. Burke goes down the hallway to speak to Arna who is sweeping the floor. He asks if she would donate blood. In the lab Burke says there are only 2 out of 12 potential compatible donors. One has AB Negative and the other has O Negative. Burke goes to get Arna who is a compatible donor. Burke asks Arna to donate her blood and she says no. Arna runs out of the building and Burke chases her. Arna says she cannot help because she is evil. Her father Travin comes out and tells Arna to explain to Burke what happened. Arna says she killed her brother who was only 16. Her brother had been in a hunting experiment and he was taken to the hospital for a blood transplant. Travin gave permission for the ape doctors to experiment to try to save the dying son. Arna had killed her brother with her evil blood. Burke tells them that her blood was not evil just incompatible. In the operating room Arna and Virdon lay on tables while Burke, Dr. Kira and Dr. Adrian are ready to run the blood transfusion. Leander walks in and Dr. Adrian explains how this is a new process of his. Leander says it didn’t work with Arna the last time they tried a blood transfusion. Adrian has Leander put on a face mask. Leander notices Burke hiding a book. In the operating room Leander says it looks like the blood transfusion is working. But then Virdon’s heart stops beating and Leander revives him. Kira pulls out the bullet. Burke tells Arna that Virdon will be alright. They all hear horses approaching the medical center. Later Virdon, still recovering from his operation, lays in the back of a wagon and asks for the name of the girl who saved his life. Her father gives her permission to reveal her name as Arna. Her father goes with the renegades to help them leave the Medical Center.
  • ASTRONAUTS - General Urko comes in to the Medical Center and asks Travin about three renegades. Leander comes out and tells Urko to stop shouting in the hospital. Urko asks for the astronauts. Leander doesn’t understand the term Astronaut but understands who Urko is referring to. Leander says they were there but they had gone. Leander says Urko better leave since the black plague has hit the hospital and seven have died in the past few days which is why the renegades left.
  • AUGUST 19 1988 - Earth time and Ship time when their ship begins flying into the future as seen in the opening credits
  • BACON, ARCH - Art Director for “The Surgeon”
  • BLACK PLAGUE FLAG - Urko comes into the Medical Center and asks Travin about three renegades. Leander comes out and tells Urko to stop shouting in the hospital. Urko asks for the astronauts. Leander says they were there but they had gone. Leander says Urko better leave since the black plague has hit the hospital and seven have died in the past few days which is why the renegades left. Later Virdon, still recovering from his operation, lays in the back of a wagon. Travin goes with the renegades to help them leave the Medical Center. A flag is on the wagon showing a black skull symbolising the Black Plague Death from the Medical Center
  • BLOOD TEST, THE - Chapter 10 on DVD for “The Surgeon”
  • BLUE CROSS - Virdon jokes that his blue cross medical coverage expired about a 1000 years ago.
  • BOULLE, PIERRE - original creator of POTA, “The Surgeon” based upon characters created
  • BRIGID - Middle aged brunette female human at the Medical Center. Galen and Burke are assisted by Brigid. Burke asks her to find the guy named Lafer that he had fought with earlier. Brigid storms out nervously but Galen stops her and asks again. Brigid says that Lafer had ran away scared assuming they were going to take all of his blood.
  • BROOKS, MARTIN - Actor, plays the role of LEANDER in “The Surgeon”
  • BURKE, Pete - young astronaut, brown hair, white male one of 2 human astronauts. He travels with astronaut Virdon and renegade chimp Galen. Three gorilla soldiers on horseback stop in the woods with their rifles and notice the three renegades, Virdon, Burke and Galen, walking among some rocks. The gorilla fires at them and Virdon is hit. Galen quickly leads the way on foot as Burke carries the wounded Virdon. The three gorilla soldiers on horseback race down through the trees to catch the renegades. Galen, Virdon and Burke hide in amongst some bushes and camp in a cave. Later It is night time and a fire is burning in the cave as Virdon lays near it and Burke gives him water. Galen and Burke sit near Virdon. Virdon is badly injured from the gunshot. Burke states to Galen that they need to get Virdon to a hospital. Virdon jokes that his blue cross medical coverage expired about a 1000 years ago. Galen explains it would be safe to take Virdon to the chief surgeon at the Medical Center because he was once involved with her and had once planned to get married. He says things didn’t work out but they are still best of friends. Virdon says not to bother but Galen says he will go off on his own to the Medical Center to talk to her. Later Galen makes it back to the cave with a bag of supplies. Virdon is still lying down near the fire in the cave and in pain. Galen has brought some physician outfits and supplies as he plans to pretend to be a medical doctor to get Virdon into the Medical Center. He also has some clothes for Burke who will be his human assistant. Virdon says he is in no shape to walk to the Medical Center. Burke walks up to a wagon manned by a human and a gorilla soldier with rifle. Burke tells them that he must deliver grain to the Prefect and needs some help. Galen leaps onto the wagon and knocks the gorilla soldier down. The human runs away scared while the gorilla soldier and Burke fight. Burke grabs the rifle and knocks the gorilla out. Later Dr. Kira welcomes Dr. Adrian and asks a human helper to bring Burke and Virdon into the humans quarters. The middle aged human servant Travin helps Burke carry Virdon in. Travin and Burke argue over the treatment humans should receive but Burke threatens to report this Travin to Dr. Kira which convinces him to give Virdon a special place in his own room. Burke sits with the other human men to eat supper but he does not like the food and criticizes it. Travin’s daughter Arna pours Burke some water in a cup but Travin yells at Burke to not talk to her. He says the girl Arna has no name. Another man at the table tells Burke that she is Travin’s daughter. Later Virdon is becoming delirious and burning up. Burke and Travin cool him off with water. Virdon starts rambling about the world being run by apes which confuses Travin. Dr. Adrian comes in as Travin starts asking questions. Adrian says he will hold him personally responsible if Virdon, his human orderly dies. In the other room the young woman Arna screams as Lafer, one of the male humans starts to hit her. Burke races in and fights him until the fight ends. Lafer says he was hitting Arna because she spilled some water. Travin says his daughter Arna is evil and must be punished. He tells Dr. Adrian that humans are not allowed to carry knives in the city but Adrian tells him that his human servants do whatever he tells them. Travin doesn’t like hearing this. Dr. Adrian and Burke ride out of the grounds of the Medical Center towards the home of Dr. Zaius. Gorilla soldiers stop them and Adrian states that Zaius has had a heart attack. The gorilla soldiers let them through. Galen and Burke arrive at Zaius’ home and Galen tells Chester, the gorilla soldier not to come in to help as this is not a criminal matter. They bring an empty stretcher and go in the house and close the doors. Galen finds the medical book locked in a cabinet. The book is a 20th century printing by human author Walter Mather titled Principles of Surgery. Burke uses a big knife to open up the locked book cabinet. Galen asks Burke where he learned to pick locks and Burke states Jersey City PS103. Galen and Burke put a heavy bust statue onto the stretcher along with 2 pillows and the medical book and cover it up to carry back to the stretcher. Later in the humans quarters Virdon is having severe hallucinations and Dr. Kira tells Galen and Burke its probably too late to operate as the bullet must have moved closer to a nerve and that he could die. Burke suggestions a blood transfusion but Kira says that Leander had tried it a few years ago with a human and it failed and the other human died quickly. Burke suggests the blood types were probably not a match. Blood tests are taken from the 11 humans at the Medical Center but Burke asks for the blood from the 12th human on the list which is Arna, the girl with no name. Galen pulls Burke aside and questions whether they should tamper with the taboo’s of these humans. Burke says that Virdon’s blood type is AB Negative and says there is a chance of only 1 in 10 of finding a matching donor. Galen asks for the girl, Arna. Burke goes down the hallway to speak to Arna who is sweeping the floor. He asks if she would donate blood. In the lab Burke says there are only 2 out of 12 potential compatible donors. One has AB Negative and the other has O Negative. Galen and Burke are assisted by a middle aged female human named Brigid. Burke asks to find the guy named Lafer that he had fought with earlier. Brigid storms out nervously but Galen stops her and asks again. Brigid says that Lafer had ran away scared assuming they were going to take all of his blood. Burke goes to get Arna who is the other compatible donor. Burke asks Arna to donate her blood and she says no. Arna runs out of the building and Burke chases her. Arna says she cannot help because she is evil. Her father Travin comes out and tells Arna to explain to Burke what happened. Arna says she killed her brother who was only 16. Her brother had been in a hunting experiment and he was taken to the hospital for a blood transplant. Travin gave permission for the ape doctors to experiment to try to save the dying son. Arna had killed her brother with her evil blood. Burke tells them that her blood was not evil just incompatible. In the operating room Arna and Virdon lay on tables while Burke, Dr. Kira and Dr. Adrian are ready to run the blood transfusion. Leander walks in and Dr. Adrian explains how this is a new process of his. Leander says it didn’t work with Arna the last time they tried a blood transfusion. Adrian has Leander put on a face mask. Leander notices Burke hiding a book. Dr. Kira says that she can’t get to the bullet. Burke reads in the book to make a second incision. Leander is angry that the human orderly is giving orders to Kira. Leander asks for the book. Leander says its treason and Kira says the book exists and to ignore it is madness. Leander says it looks like the blood transfusion is working. But then Virdon’s heart stops beating and Leander revives him. Kira pulls out the bullet. Burke tells Arna that Virdon will be alright.
  • CENTRAL CITY - Main ape city ruled by Dr. Zaius. Populated by apes and dangerous for the 3 renegades (Virdon, Burke, and Galen) to enter.
  • CHESTER - Gorilla soldier who initially stops Galen and Burke from going to Zaius’ house but they tell him Zaius has a heart attack. Chester leads them to the house but Galen tells him to wait outside.
  • CHIEF SURGEON - Dr. Kira at the Medical Center outside Central City.
  • COLMAN, BOOTH - Actor, plays the role of ZAIUS in “The Surgeon”
  • DELUXE - Color by for “The Surgeon”
  • DERWIN, BILL - Assistant Director for “The Surgeon”
  • DIMSDALE, HOWARD - Executive Story Consultant for “The Surgeon”
  • DISCIPLINARY CAMP - Dr. Kira is finishing her 8pm date having dinner with Leander at the Medical Center. Her mind is distracted and Leander notices and asks her about what is worrying her. She questions him about if they had dealt too harshly with a human orderly they recently sent to Disciplinary Camp for disobeying orders. Leander says at best humans are good for basic tasks but at their worst they are just bringers of hate and violence
  • DOSWA - Orangutan, head of the high council. Deceased predecessor of Dr. Zaius. Zaius keeps a bust statue of Doswa in his home. Galen and Burke break in to Zaius’ home and put a heavy bust statue of Doswa, onto the stretcher along with 2 pillows and the medical book and cover it up to carry back to the stretcher pretending it’s the body of Zaius.
  • DR. KIRA - Chapter 3 on DVD for “The Surgeon”
  • END TITLES - Chapter 16 on DVD for “The Surgeon”
  • ENEMIES OF THE STATE - Term used by Virdon showing how they are renegades wanting by the government.
  • EVADING URKO - Chapter 14 on DVD for “The Surgeon”
  • EVANS, MARK - Production Supervisor for “The Surgeon”
  • EVIL BLOOD - Chapter 11 on DVD for “The Surgeon”
  • FINNERMAN, GERALD PERRY (A.S.C.) - Director of Photography for “The Surgeon”
  • GALEN - Young adult male chimpanzee. Considered a renegade by other apes. He travels along with the human astronauts Virdon and Burke. He is wanted by Zaius and Urko. Three gorilla soldiers on horseback stop in the woods with their rifles and notice the three renegades, Virdon, Burke and Galen, walking among some rocks. The gorilla fires at them and Virdon is hit. Galen quickly leads the way on foot as Burke carries the wounded Virdon. The three gorilla soldiers on horseback race down through the trees to catch the renegades. Galen, Virdon and Burke hide in amongst some bushes and camp in a cave. Later during night time a fire is burning in the cave as Virdon lays near it and Burke gives him water. Galen and Burke sit near Virdon. Virdon is badly injured from the gunshot. Burke states to Galen that they need to get Virdon to a hospital. Virdon jokes that his blue cross medical coverage expired about a 1000 years ago. Galen explains it would be safe to take Virdon to the chief surgeon at the Medical Center because he was once involved with her and had once planned to get married. He says things didn’t work out but they are still best of friends. Virdon says not to bother but Galen says he will go off on his own to the Medical Center to talk to her. Dr. Kira walks into her office and finds flowers on her table. Behind her is Galen. He asks her for help. Kira calls Galen a criminal and can’t understand why she would care for humans and suggests calling the police on him. Galen says that they would kill him and in anger Kira says maybe that would be a good thing. Galen reminds her that he loved her and then says he better leave. Kira stops him from leaving and asks Galen about what happened to him since he used to be a law abiding citizen. Galen states that he realized humans and apes were meant to live as equals. Kira figures to help Galen she must therefore help the humans. She says her chances for freedom are destroyed by Galen coming back into her life. Galen makes it back to the cave with a bag of supplies. Virdon is still lying down near the fire in the cave and in pain. Galen has brought some physician outfits and supplies as he plans to pretend to be a medical doctor to get Virdon into the Medical Center. He also has some clothes for Burke who will be his human assistant. Virdon says he is in no shape to walk to the Medical Center. Burke walks up to a wagon manned by a human and a gorilla soldier with rifle. Burke tells them that he must deliver grain to the Prefect and needs some help. Galen leaps onto the wagon and knocks the gorilla soldier down. The human runs away scared while the gorilla soldier and Burke fight. Burke grabs the rifle and knocks the gorilla out. Later Dr. Kira welcomes Dr. Adrian and asks a human helper to bring Burke and Virdon into the humans quarters. The middle aged human servant Travin helps Burke carry Virdon in. Travin and Burke argue over the treatment humans should receive but Burke threatens to report this Travin to Dr. Kira which convinces him to give Virdon a special place in his own room. Later Galen and Dr. Kira are in her office discussing the pro’s and con’s of operating on Virdon to remove the bullet. Galen says he could find a human anatomy medical book to help with the process. He tells her humans used to write books when they ruled the world. Kira things Galen is mad. He says he has seen such books in Zaius’ study. Leander walks in and questions her about not giving a lecture she had planned. She tells him that she had postponed so she could show the facility to Dr. Adrian. Galen bluffs Leander with some fancy talk about the medical field and that the common cold has him stumped. Leander says he likes Dr. Adrian. Once Leander leaves the room Galen tells Kira she can advance medical science for apes if she had the human book. Later Dr. Adrian and Burke ride out of the grounds of the Medical Center towards the home of Dr. Zaius. Gorilla soldiers stop them and Adrian states that Zaius has had a heart attack. The gorilla soldiers let them through. Galen and Burke arrive at Zaius’ home and Galen tells Chester, the gorilla soldier not to come in to help as this is not a criminal matter. They bring an empty stretcher and go in the house and close the doors. Galen finds the medical book locked in a cabinet. The book is a 20th century printing by human author Walter Mather titled Principles of Surgery. Burke uses a big knife to open up the locked book cabinet. Galen asks Burke where he learned to pick locks and Burke states Jersey City PS103. Galen and Burke put a heavy bust statue onto the stretcher along with 2 pillows and the medical book and cover it up to carry back to the stretcher. Later Dr. Kira is flipping through the human anatomy medical book. She doesn’t understand why Zaius wouldn’t share this book but Galen says its due to political reasons. When there is a knock at the door she hides the book in her desk. Travin comes in to tell them that Dr. Adrian’s servant is very sick. In the humans quarters Virdon is having severe hallucinations and Dr. Kira tells Galen and Burke its probably too late to operate as the bullet must have moved closer to a nerve and that he could die. Burke suggestions a blood transfusion but Kira says that Leander had tried it a few years ago with a human and it failed and the other human died quickly. Burke suggests the blood types were probably not a match. Blood tests are taken from the 11 humans at the Medical Center but Burke asks for the blood from the 12th human on the list which is Arna, the girl with no name. Galen pulls Burke aside and questions whether they should tamper with the taboo’s of these humans. Burke says that Virdon’s blood type is AB Negative and says there is a chance of only 1 in 10 of finding a matching donor. Galen asks for the girl, Arna. Burke goes down the hallway to speak to Arna who is sweeping the floor. He asks if she would donate blood. In the lab Burke says there are only 2 out of 12 potential compatible donors. One has AB Negative and the other has O Negative. Galen and Burke are assisted by a middle aged female human named Brigid. Burke asks to find the guy named Lafer that he had fought with earlier. Brigid storms out nervously but Galen stops her and asks again. Brigid says that Lafer had ran away scared assuming they were going to take all of his blood. Burke goes to get Arna who is the other compatible donor. Later in the operating room Arna and Virdon lay on tables while Burke, Dr. Kira and Dr. Adrian are ready to run the blood transfusion. Leander walks in and Dr. Adrian explains how this is a new process of his. Leander says it didn’t work with Arna the last time they tried a blood transfusion. Adrian has Leander put on a face mask. Leander notices Burke hiding a book. Dr. Kira says that she can’t get to the bullet. Burke reads in the book to make a second incision. Leander is angry that the human orderly is giving orders to Kira. Leander asks for the book. Leander says its treason and Kira says the book exists and to ignore it is madness. Leander says it looks like the blood transfusion is working. But then Virdon’s heart stops beating and Leander revives him. Kira pulls out the bullet. Burke tells Arna that Virdon will be alright. Later Galen says goodbye to Kira. Kira says she understands about his relationship with the humans and sees its influence even on Leander.
  • GIRL - Generic name given to Arna, the young beautiful female human woman, long blonde hair. Sad, lonely and doesn‘t speak to anyone. Daughter of Travin. Burke sits with the other human men at the Medical center to eat supper. Travin’s daughter Arna pours Burke some water in a cup but Travin yells at Burke to not talk to her. He says the girl Arna has no name. Another man at the table tells Burke that she is Travin’s daughter. Later Arna screams as Lafer, one of the male humans starts to hit her. Burke races in and fights him until the fight ends. Lafer says he was hitting Arna because she spilled some water. Travin says his daughter Arna is evil and must be punished. Later blood tests are taken from the 11 humans at the Medical Center but Burke asks for the blood from the 12th human on the list which is Arna, the girl with no name. Galen pulls Burke aside and questions whether they should tamper with the taboo’s of these humans. Burke says that Virdon’s blood type is AB Negative and says there is a chance of only 1 in 10 of finding a matching donor. Galen asks for the girl, Arna. Burke goes down the hallway to speak to Arna who is sweeping the floor. He asks if she would donate blood. In the lab Burke says there are only 2 out of 12 potential compatible donors. One has AB Negative and the other has O Negative. Burke goes to get Arna who is a compatible donor. Burke asks Arna to donate her blood and she says no. Arna runs out of the building and Burke chases her. Arna says she cannot help because she is evil. Her father Travin comes out and tells Arna to explain to Burke what happened. Arna says she killed her brother who was only 16. Her brother had been in a hunting experiment and he was taken to the hospital for a blood transplant. Travin gave permission for the ape doctors to experiment to try to save the dying son. Arna had killed her brother with her evil blood. Burke tells them that her blood was not evil just incompatible. In the operating room Arna and Virdon lay on tables while Burke, Dr. Kira and Dr. Adrian are ready to run the blood transfusion. Leander walks in and Dr. Adrian explains how this is a new process of his. Leander says it didn’t work with Arna the last time they tried a blood transfusion. Adrian has Leander put on a face mask. Leander notices Burke hiding a book. In the operating room Leander says it looks like the blood transfusion is working. But then Virdon’s heart stops beating and Leander revives him. Kira pulls out the bullet. Burke tells Arna that Virdon will be alright. They all hear horses approaching the medical center. Later Virdon, still recovering from his operation, lays in the back of a wagon and asks for the name of the girl who saved his life. Her father gives her permission to reveal her name as Arna. Her father goes with the renegades to help them leave the Medical Center.
  • GLASSMAN, RICHARD - Unit Production Manager for “The Surgeon”
  • GORILLA SOLDIERS - Three gorilla soldiers on horseback stop in the woods with their rifles and notice the three renegades, Virdon, Burke and Galen, walking among some rocks. The gorilla fires at them and Virdon is hit. Galen quickly leads the way on foot as Burke carries the wounded Virdon. The three gorilla soldiers on horseback race down through the trees to catch the renegades. Galen, Virdon and Burke hide in amongst some bushes and camp in a cave. Later Burke walks up to a wagon manned by a human and a gorilla soldier with rifle. Burke tells them that he must deliver grain to the Prefect and needs some help. Galen leaps onto the wagon and knocks the gorilla soldier down. The human runs away scared while the gorilla soldier and Burke fight. Burke grabs the rifle and knocks the gorilla out. Later in Central City, one of the rural gorilla soldiers comes in to tell General Urko that he saw an ape help a human commit a crime. The gorilla soldier was the one that Burke knocked out at the wagon. General Urko realizes it must be the humans and Galen and tells the rural gorilla soldier that he was confused and didn’t understand who attacked him to make light of the situation. Urko says he will postpone his trip into the new territories to see if anything happens here locally. Dr. Adrian and Burke ride out of the grounds of the Medical Center towards the home of Dr. Zaius. Gorilla soldiers stop them and Adrian states that Zaius has had a heart attack. The gorilla soldiers let them through. Galen and Burke arrive at Zaius’ home and Galen tells Chester, the gorilla soldier not to come in to help as this is not a criminal matter. They bring an empty stretcher and go in the house and close the doors. Galen finds the medical book locked in a cabinet. Galen and Burke put a heavy bust statue onto the stretcher along with 2 pillows and the medical book and cover it up to carry back to the stretcher to fool the gorilla soldiers.
  • HALE, DIANA - Actor, plays the role of BRIGID in “The Surgeon”
  • HARPER, RON - Actor, plays the role of ALAN VIRDON in “The Surgeon”
  • HIRSCHMANN, HERBERT - Executive Producer for “The Surgeon”
  • HOUGH, STAN - Producer for “The Surgeon”
  • HUMAN ANATOMY - Chapter 6 on DVD for “The Surgeon”
  • HUMAN’S QUARTERS, THE - Chapter 5 on DVD for “The Surgeon”
  • JACK COLE FILM GROUP - Titles designed for “The Surgeon”
  • JACKSON, JAMIE SMITH - Actor, plays the role of GIRL in “The Surgeon”
  • JERSEY CITY PS 103 - Galen and Burke arrive at Zaius’ home. Galen finds the medical book locked in a cabinet. Burke uses a big knife to open up the locked book cabinet. Galen asks Burke where he learned to pick locks and Burke states Jersey City PS103.
  • JORDO - Male human at the Medical Center. Burke sits with Jordo and other human men to eat supper but he does not like the food and criticizes it. Travin’s daughter Arna pours Burke some water in a cup but Travin yells at Burke to not talk to her. He says the girl Arna has no name. Jordo states to Burke that the girl is Travin’s daughter.
  • JUNE 14 3085 - Date that clock stopped at in ship in opening credits
  • KIRA, DR. - Female Chimpanzee, Doctor and Surgeon at Medical Center outside Central City. Past fiancée of Galen. Currently dating another doctor Leander. Virdon is badly injured from a gunshot. Burke states to Galen that they need to get Virdon to a hospital. Galen explains it would be safe to take Virdon to the chief surgeon at the Medical Center because he was once involved with her and had once planned to get married. He says things didn’t work out but they are still best of friends. Virdon says not to bother but Galen says he will go off on his own to the Medical Center to talk to her. At the Medical Center Dr. Kira is inside washing her hands after a failed operation where her patient died. Her superior at the hospital, Leander, commends her on a successful operation and how much this will help science. Kira is frustrated. Leander comments that Dr. Kira is the best surgeon and the most beautiful and invites her to dinner at 8pm for Apricot Wine and Vegetable Casserole. She agrees to meet him for dinner. Dr. Kira walks back into her office and finds flowers on her table. Behind her is Galen. He asks her for help. Kira calls Galen a criminal and can’t understand why she would care for humans and suggests calling the police on him. Galen says that they would kill him and in anger Kira says maybe that would be a good thing. Galen reminds her that he loved her and then says he better leave. Kira stops him from leaving and asks Galen about what happened to him since he used to be a law abiding citizen. Galen states that he realized humans and apes were meant to live as equals. Kira figures to help Galen she must therefore help the humans. She says her chances for freedom are destroyed by Galen coming back into her life. Later Dr. Kira is finishing her 8pm date having dinner with Leander at the Medical Center. Her mind is distracted and Leander notices and asks her about what is worrying her. She questions him about if they had dealt too harshly with a human orderly they recently sent to Disciplinary Camp for disobeying orders. Leander says at best humans are good for basic tasks but at their worst they are just bringers of hate and violence. An orderly knocks on Leander’s door and notifies them that a Dr. Adrian has arrived. Dr. Adrian is Galen in disguise. Dr. Kira goes to welcome him. Outside Dr. Kira welcomes Dr. Adrian and asks a human helper to bring Burke and Virdon into the humans quarters. The middle aged human servant Travin helps Burke carry Virdon in. Travin and Burke argue over the treatment humans should receive but Burke threatens to report this Travin to Dr. Kira which convinces him to give Virdon a special place in his own room. Galen and Dr. Kira are in her office discussing the pro’s and con’s of operating on Virdon to remove the bullet. Galen says he could find a human anatomy medical book to help with the process. He tells her humans used to write books when they ruled the world. Kira things Galen is mad. He says he has seen such books in Zaius’ study. Leander walks in and questions her about not giving a lecture she had planned. She tells him that she had postponed so she could show the facility to Dr. Adrian. Galen bluffs Leander with some fancy talk about the medical field and that the common cold has him stumped. Leander says he likes Dr. Adrian. Once Leander leaves the room Galen tells Kira she can advance medical science for apes if she had the human book. Later Virdon is deliriously dreaming and talking out loud and calls for a Sally in his dream and tells her not to go away. Dr. Kira listens to his ramblings while she cools him off with a wet rag. Virdon asks Kira where Galen and Burke are. Kira tells him that they have gone to find a human medical book. Kira reams out Virdon saying that humans can’t control their emotions or appreciate that Galen is risking his life for him. Later Dr. Kira is flipping through the human anatomy medical book and sees diagrams of the circulatory system and surgical procedures. She doesn’t understand why Zaius wouldn’t share this book but Galen says its due to political reasons. When there is a knock at the door she hides the book in her desk. Travin comes in to tell them that Dr. Adrian’s servant is very sick. In the humans quarters Virdon is having severe hallucinations and Dr. Kira tells Galen and Burke its probably too late to operate as the bullet must have moved closer to a nerve and that he could die. Burke suggestions a blood transfusion but Kira says that Leander had tried it a few years ago with a human and it failed and the other human died quickly. Burke suggests the blood types were probably not a match. Later in the operating room Arna and Virdon lay on tables while Burke, Dr. Kira and Dr. Adrian are ready to run the blood transfusion. Leander walks in and Dr. Adrian explains how this is a new process of his. Leander says it didn’t work with Arna the last time they tried a blood transfusion. Adrian has Leander put on a face mask. Leander notices Burke hiding a book. Dr. Kira says that she can’t get to the bullet. Burke reads in the book to make a second incision. Leander is angry that the human orderly is giving orders to Kira. Leander asks for the book. Leander says its treason and Kira says the book exists and to ignore it is madness. In the operating room Leander says it looks like the blood transfusion is working. But then Virdon’s heart stops beating and Leander revives him. Kira pulls out the bullet. Burke tells Arna that Virdon will be alright. They all hear horses approaching the medical center. Leander comes out and tells Urko to stop shouting in the hospital. Urko asks for the astronauts. Leander says they were there but they had gone. Leander says Urko better leave since the black plague has hit the hospital and seven have died in the past few days which is why the renegades left. Leander comes back to the operating room and Kira asks why he helped the humans. He said they may have found the book and imprisoned Kira. Later Galen says goodbye to Kira. Kira says she understands about his relationship with the humans and sees its influence even on Leander.
  • KIRA’S REASONS - Chapter 8 on DVD for “The Surgeon”
  • LAFER - Young adult human male at the Medical Center. Arna screams as Lafer, one of the male humans starts to hit her. Burke races in and fights him until the fight ends. Lafer says he was hitting Arna because she spilled some water. Later in the lab Burke says there are only 2 out of 12 potential compatible donors. One has AB Negative and the other has O Negative. Galen and Burke are assisted by a middle aged female human named Brigid. Burke asks Brigid to find the guy named Lafer that he had fought with earlier. Brigid storms out nervously but Galen stops her and asks again. Brigid says that Lafer had ran away scared assuming they were going to take all of his blood. Burke goes to get Arna who is the other compatible donor.
  • LAVEN, ARNOLD - Director for “The Surgeon”
  • LEANDER - Middle aged male Chimpanzee, Head Doctor and Surgeon at the Medical Center outside Central City. Love interest of Dr. Kira. Leander comes into Dr. Kira’s room and commends her on a successful operation and how much this will help science. Kira is frustrated. Leander comments that Dr. Kira is the best surgeon and the most beautiful and invites her to dinner at 8pm for Apricot Wine and Vegetable Casserole. She agrees to meet him for dinner. Later Dr. Kira is finishing her 8pm date having dinner with Leander at the Medical Center. Her mind is distracted and Leander notices and asks her about what is worrying her. She questions him about if they had dealt too harshly with a human orderly they recently sent to Disciplinary Camp for disobeying orders. Leander says at best humans are good for basic tasks but at their worst they are just bringers of hate and violence. An orderly knocks on Leander’s door and notifies them that a Dr. Adrian has arrived. Dr. Adrian is Galen in disguise. Dr. Kira goes to welcome him. Later Leander walks into Dr. Kira’s office while she is talking with Dr. Adrian. Leander walks in and questions her about not giving a lecture she had planned. She tells him that she had postponed so she could show the facility to Dr. Adrian. Galen bluffs Leander with some fancy talk about the medical field and that the common cold has him stumped. Leander says he likes Dr. Adrian. Later in the operating room Arna and Virdon lay on tables while Burke, Dr. Kira and Dr. Adrian are ready to run the blood transfusion. Leander walks in and Dr. Adrian explains how this is a new process of his. Leander says it didn’t work with Arna the last time they tried a blood transfusion. Adrian has Leander put on a face mask. Leander notices Burke hiding a book. Dr. Kira says that she can’t get to the bullet. Burke reads in the book to make a second incision. Leander is angry that the human orderly is giving orders to Kira. Leander asks for the book. Leander says its treason and Kira says the book exists and to ignore it is madness. Leander says it looks like the blood transfusion is working. But then Virdon’s heart stops beating and Leander revives him. Kira pulls out the bullet. Burke tells Arna that Virdon will be alright. They all hear horses approaching the medical center. Urko comes in and asks Travin about three renegades. Leander comes out and tells Urko to stop shouting in the hospital. Urko asks for the astronauts. Leander says they were there but they had gone. Leander says Urko better leave since the black plague has hit the hospital and seven have died in the past few days which is why the renegades left. Leander comes back to the operating room and Kira asks why he helped the humans. He said they may have found the book and imprisoned Kira. Later Galen says goodbye to Kira. Kira says she understands about his relationship with the humans and sees its influence even on Leander. A flag is on the wagon showing a black skull symbolising the Black Plague Death from the Medical Center.
  • LENARD, MARK - Actor, plays the role of URKO in “The Surgeon”
  • MAIN TITLES - Chapter 1 on DVD for “The Surgeon”
  • MATHER, WALTER (FACS) - Human author of the book Principles of Surgery. Book kept in private by Dr. Zaius. 20th Century book. Dr. Walter Mather, F.A.C.S., of the Hanson Clinic develops a reputation as one of the greatest surgeons of his era. Peter Burke is familiar with his work. (from the novelisation of “The Surgeon” from Planet of the Apes #2: Escape to Tomorrow). Dr. Mather writes a medical reference book entitled Principles of Surgery, containing detailed explanations of human anatomy, as well as a variety of advanced surgical techniques
  • MAYO, RAYMOND - Actor, plays the role of HUMAN in “The Surgeon”
  • MEDICAL CENTER - Hospital outside Central City that Galen suggests they take Virdon to for his gunshot wound.
  • MONTGOMERY, PHIL - Actor, plays the role of JORDO in “The Surgeon”
  • McDOWALL, RODDY - Actor, plays the role of GALEN in “The Surgeon”
  • NAUGHTON, DAVID - Actor, plays the role of DR. STOLE in “The Surgeon”
  • NAUGHTON, JAMES - Actor, plays the role of PETE BURKE in “The Surgeon”
  • NEWMAN, LIONEL - Music Supervision for “The Surgeon”
  • NEW TERRITORIES - Urko says he will postpone his trip into the new territories to see if anything happens here locally. New Territories might refer to uncharted and unvisited parts of the country or might refer to new areas where Urko plans to take control.
  • NO PULSE - Chapter 13 on DVD for “The Surgeon”
  • OCTOBER 25th 1974 - Original air date on TV of “Tomorrow’s Tide”
  • O’NEILL, J. FRANK - Film Editor for “The Surgeon”
  • OPERATION, THE - Chapter 12 on DVD for “The Surgeon”
  • ORINGER, BARRY - Writer for “The Surgeon”
  • PAIGE, MARVIN - Casting for “The Surgeon”
  • PLAGUE EXPRESS, THE - Chapter 15 on DVD for “The Surgeon”
  • PRINCIPLES OF SURGERY - Title of 20th Century Book written by Dr. Walter Mather, F.A.C.S., of the Hanson Clinic develops a reputation as one of the greatest surgeons of his era. Peter Burke is familiar with his work. (from the novelisation of “The Surgeon” from Planet of the Apes #2: Escape to Tomorrow). Dr. Mather writes a medical reference book entitled Principles of Surgery, containing detailed explanations of human anatomy, as well as a variety of advanced surgical techniques. Book kept in private by Dr. Zaius.
  • PRUNELLA ALEXANDRINA - Full given name of Arna, young beautiful female human woman, long blonde hair. Sad, lonely and doesn‘t speak to anyone. (Full name Prunella Alexandrina given in the paperback book) Daughter of Travin.
  • RCA PHOTOPHONE - Sound Recording for “The Surgeon”
  • REISS, STUART A. - Set Decorator for “The Surgeon”
  • RUBY, JOE - Story Consultant along with Ken Spears for “The Surgeon”
  • SALLY - Virdon is deliriously dreaming and talking out loud and calls for a Sally in his dream and tells her not to go away. Dr. Kira listens to his ramblings while she cools him off with a wet rag.
  • SCHIFRIN, LALO - Theme Music for “The Surgeon”
  • SCOTT, JACQUELINE - Actor, plays the role of KIRA in “The Surgeon”
  • SILVER, JOSEPH (A.C.E.) - Post Production Supervisor for “The Surgeon”
  • SPEARS, KEN - Story Consultant along with Joe Ruby for “The Surgeon”
  • STOLE, DR. - Chimp at the Medical Center. He knocks on Leander’s door and notifies them that a Dr. Adrian has arrived. Dr. Adrian is Galen in disguise.
  • STRIEPEKE, DAN - Makeup Artist for “The Surgeon”
  • STRONG, MICHAEL - Actor, plays the role of TRAVIN in “The Surgeon”
  • TELEVISION CODE - code approved for “The Surgeon” with logo given in final credits
  • TRANSPORTING THE PATIENT - Chapter 4 on DVD for “The Surgeon”
  • TRAVIN - Middle aged human male. Works and lives at the Medical Center. Follows the rules set by the apes. Father of Arna. His young son died due to mismatch of blood in experimental blood transfusion. Dr. Kira welcomes Dr. Adrian and asks a Travin to bring Burke and Virdon into the humans quarters. The middle aged human servant Travin helps Burke carry Virdon in. Travin and Burke argue over the treatment humans should receive but Burke threatens to report this Travin to Dr. Kira which convinces him to give Virdon a special place in his own room. Burke sits with the other human men to eat supper but he does not like the food and criticizes it. Travin’s daughter Arna pours Burke some water in a cup but Travin yells at Burke to not talk to her. He says the girl Arna has no name. Another man at the table tells Burke that she is Travin’s daughter. Later Virdon is becoming delirious and burning up. Burke and Travin cool him off with water. Virdon starts rambling about the world being run by apes which confuses Travin. Dr. Adrian comes in as Travin starts asking questions. Adrian says he will hold him personally responsible if Virdon, his human orderly dies. In the other room the young woman Arna screams as Lafer, one of the male humans starts to hit her. Burke races in and fights him until the fight ends. Lafer says he was hitting Arna because she spilled some water. Travin says his daughter Arna is evil and must be punished. He tells Dr. Adrian that humans are not allowed to carry knives in the city but Adrian tells him that his human servants do whatever he tells them. Travin doesn’t like hearing this. Later Dr. Kira is flipping through the human anatomy medical book when there is a knock at the door she hides the book in her desk. Travin comes in to tell them that Dr. Adrian’s servant is very sick. Later Arna says she cannot help with the blood transfusion because she is evil. Travin tells Arna to explain to Burke what happened. Arna says she killed her brother who was only 16. Her brother had been in a hunting experiment and he was taken to the hospital for a blood transplant. Travin gave permission for the ape doctors to experiment to try to save the dying son. Arna had killed her brother with her evil blood. Burke tells them that her blood was not evil just incompatible. After Virdon’s operation Travin gives his daughter permission to reveal her name as Arna. He goes with the renegades to help them leave the Medical Center.
  • TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX - Opening credits show 20th Century Fox logo, Copyright holder for "The Surgeon” All Rights Reserved
  • URKO - Head gorilla General in Central City. Works with Dr. Zaius. His biggest goal is to catch the renegades: Galen, Virdon and Burke. In Central City, one of the rural gorilla soldiers comes in to tell General Urko that he saw an ape help a human commit a crime. The gorilla soldier was the one that Burke knocked out at the wagon. General Urko realizes it must be the humans and Galen and tells the rural gorilla soldier that he was confused and didn’t understand who attacked him to make light of the situation. Urko says he will postpone his trip into the new territories to see if anything happens here locally. Later General Urko and Dr. Zaius meet at Zaius’ home where there has been a break-in and the statue is missing. Urko asks for the key to open the book cabinet. Zaius says one of these days these books will save them but Urko says one day these books will enslave them. Urko notices a book is missing and Zaius says the book missing is a book on surgery. Later Urko comes into the Medical Center and asks Travin about three renegades. Leander comes out and tells Urko to stop shouting in the hospital. Urko asks for the astronauts. Leander says they were there but they had gone. Leander says Urko better leave since the black plague has hit the hospital and seven have died in the past few days which is why the renegades left.
  • VEGETABLE CASSEROLE - Leander comments that Dr. Kira is the best surgeon and the most beautiful and invites her to dinner at 8pm for Apricot Wine and Vegetable Casserole. She agrees to meet him for dinner Later that evening Dr. Kira is finishing her 8pm date having dinner with Leander at the Medical Center. Leander asks her if she enjoyed her meal and she says yes.
  • VIRDON, Alan - older astronaut, blonde hair, white male, one of 2 human astronauts. He travels with astronaut Burke and renegade chimp Galen. Three gorilla soldiers on horseback stop in the woods with their rifles and notice the three renegades, Virdon, Burke and Galen, walking among some rocks. The gorilla fires at them and Virdon is hit. Galen quickly leads the way on foot as Burke carries the wounded Virdon. The three gorilla soldiers on horseback race down through the trees to catch the renegades. Galen, Virdon and Burke hide in amongst some bushes and camp in a cave. Later it is night time and a fire is burning in the cave as Virdon lays near it and Burke gives him water. Galen and Burke sit near Virdon. Virdon is badly injured from the gunshot. Burke states to Galen that they need to get Virdon to a hospital. Virdon jokes that his blue cross medical coverage expired about a 1000 years ago. Galen explains it would be safe to take Virdon to the chief surgeon at the Medical Center because he was once involved with her and had once planned to get married. He says things didn’t work out but they are still best of friends. Virdon says not to bother but Galen says he will go off on his own to the Medical Center to talk to her. Later Galen makes it back to the cave with a bag of supplies. Virdon is still lying down near the fire in the cave and in pain. Galen has brought some physician outfits and supplies as he plans to pretend to be a medical doctor to get Virdon into the Medical Center. He also has some clothes for Burke who will be his human assistant. Virdon says he is in no shape to walk to the Medical Center. Later Dr. Kira welcomes Dr. Adrian and asks a human helper to bring Burke and Virdon into the humans quarters. The middle aged human servant Travin helps Burke carry Virdon in. Travin and Burke argue over the treatment humans should receive but Burke threatens to report this Travin to Dr. Kira which convinces him to give Virdon a special place in his own room. Later Virdon is becoming delirious and burning up. Burke and Travin cool him off with water. Virdon starts rambling about the world being run by apes which confuses Travin. Dr. Adrian comes in as Travin starts asking questions. Adrian says he will hold him personally responsible if Virdon, his human orderly dies. Later Virdon is deliriously dreaming and talking out loud and calls for a Sally in his dream and tells her not to go away. Dr. Kira listens to his ramblings while she cools him off with a wet rag. Virdon asks Kira where Galen and Burke are. Kira tells him that they have gone to find a human medical book. Kira reams out Virdon saying that humans can’t control their emotions or appreciate that Galen is risking his life for him. Later in the humans quarters Virdon is having severe hallucinations and Dr. Kira tells Galen and Burke its probably too late to operate as the bullet must have moved closer to a nerve and that he could die. Burke suggestions a blood transfusion but Kira says that Leander had tried it a few years ago with a human and it failed and the other human died quickly. Burke suggests the blood types were probably not a match. Later in the operating room Arna and Virdon lay on tables while Burke, Dr. Kira and Dr. Adrian are ready to run the blood transfusion. Leander walks in and Dr. Adrian explains how this is a new process of his. Leander says it didn’t work with Arna the last time they tried a blood transfusion. Adrian has Leander put on a face mask. Leander notices Burke hiding a book. Dr. Kira says that she can’t get to the bullet. Burke reads in the book to make a second incision. Leander is angry that the human orderly is giving orders to Kira. Leander asks for the book. Leander says its treason and Kira says the book exists and to ignore it is madness. Leander says it looks like the blood transfusion is working. But then Virdon’s heart stops beating and Leander revives him. Kira pulls out the bullet. Burke tells Arna that Virdon will be alright. They all hear horses approaching the medical center. Leander comes out and tells Urko to stop shouting in the hospital. Urko asks for the astronauts. Leander says they were there but they had gone. Leander says Urko better leave since the black plague has hit the hospital and seven have died in the past few days which is why the renegades left. Leander comes back to the operating room and Kira asks why he helped the humans. He said they may have found the book and imprisoned Kira. Virdon, still recovering from his operation, lays in the back of a wagon and asks for the name of the girl who saved his life. Her father gives her permission to reveal her name as Arna. Her father goes with the renegades to help them leave the Medical Center. A flag is on the wagon showing a black skull symbolising the Black Plague Death from the Medical Center.
  • WILSON, ANTHONY - Developed the Planet of the Apes series for Television for “The Surgeon”
  • WOUNDED - Chapter 2 on DVD for “The Surgeon”
  • ZAIUS - Head Orangutan of Central City. Works alongside General Urko to catch the three renegades: Galen, Virdon and Burke. Galen and Burke ride towards the home of Dr. Zaius. Gorilla soldiers stop them and Galen lies and states that Zaius has had a heart attack. Later General Urko and Dr. Zaius meet at Zaius’ home where there has been a break-in and the Zaius’ statue is missing. Urko asks for the key to open the book cabinet. Zaius says one of these days these books will save them but Urko says one day these books will enslave them. Urko notices a book is missing and Zaius says the book missing is a book on surgery.
  • ZAIUS’ HOUSE - Home of Dr. Zaius. Contains a large library of books written by humans in the 20th Century that Zaius keeps in secret. Galen and Burke ride towards the home of Dr. Zaius. Gorilla soldiers stop them and Adrian states that Zaius has had a heart attack. The gorilla soldiers let them through. Galen and Burke arrive at Zaius’ home and Galen tells Chester, the gorilla soldier not to come in to help as this is not a criminal matter. They bring an empty stretcher and go in the house and close the doors. Galen finds the medical book locked in a cabinet. The book is a 20th century printing by human author Walter Mather titled Principles of Surgery. Burke uses a big knife to open up the locked book cabinet. Galen asks Burke where he learned to pick locks and Burke states Jersey City PS103. Galen and Burke put a heavy bust statue onto the stretcher along with 2 pillows and the medical book and cover it up to carry back to the stretcher. Later General Urko and Dr. Zaius meet at Zaius’ home where there has been a break-in and the statue is missing. Urko asks for the key to open the book cabinet. Zaius says one of these days these books will save them but Urko says one day these books will enslave them. Urko notices a book is missing and Zaius says the book missing is a book on surgery.
Planet of the Apes (TV Series)
Main Characters
Alan Virdon | Peter Burke | Galen | Urko | Zaius
Supporting Characters
Aboro | Anto | Arn | Augustus | Bandor | Barlow | Carsia | Daku | Dalton | Farrow | Fauna | Gahto | Hurton | Jillia | Jones | Kava | Kira | Kraik | Leander | Leuric | Lucian | Miller | Olam | Perdix | Polar | Remus | Scientist | Sestus | Tolar | Veska | Chris Virdon | Sally Virdon | Wanda | Yalu | Zako | Zandar | Zantes | Zilo | Zon | Zoran
Animals
Horse
Locations
Alpha Centauri | Farrow's Shelter | Central City | Borak | Chalo | Delphi | Hathor | Kaymak | Numai | Trion | Venta | Oakland | San Francisco | Council
Episodes
Escape from Tomorrow | The Gladiators | The Trap | The Good Seeds | The Legacy | Tomorrow's Tide | The Surgeon | The Deception | The Horse Race | The Interrogation | The Tyrant | The Cure | The Liberator | Up Above the World So High
Unmade Episodes
Episode One | Episode Two | A Fallen God | Hostage | The Trek| Freedom Road | The Mine | The Trial
Annual / Comic Strips
Brown & Watson 'Planet of the Apes' Annual, 1975 | Brown & Watson 'Planet of the Apes' Annual, 1976 | Brown & Watson 'Planet of the Apes' Annual, 1977 | Pit Of Doom | The Arsenal | Ship Of Fools | Raiding Party | A Promise Kept | Blow For Blow | Breakout | Depth | Flight From Terror | From Out Of The Past | From Out Of The Sky | Galen's Guerrillas | Journey Into Terror (Brown & Watson) | New Life... On The Old Planet | Power Play | Rockets | Swamped | The Beach Of Time | The Captive | The Circus | The Gods Of The Stars | The Marksman | The Master Of The Forests | The Prophet | The Scavangers | The Wandering Jew | The Zombies | Ultrasonic | When The Earth Shakes | When The Ghosts Walk
Encyclopedias
Planet of the Apes Encyclopedia: The Legacy | Planet of the Apes Encyclopedia: The Surgeon | Planet of the Apes Encyclopedia: Tomorrow's Tide
Audio Episodes
Volcano | Battle of Two Worlds | Dawn of The Tree People | Mountain of The Delphi | Values

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