|Planet of the Apes|
|Air Date||12 January, 1975 (UK)|
| Previous Episode: "The Cure"
Next Episode: "Up Above the World So High"
"The Liberator" was the thirteenth episode of the Planet of the Apes TV series. It was initially scheduled to air on December 6, 1974 in the United States, but was pre-empted by the fourteenth and final episode Up Above the World So High. However, the books Planet of the Apes As American Myth: Race, Politics, and Popular Culture (1996) and Planet of the Apes Revisited (2001) claim that CBS-TV records show it was broadcast in some markets, followed by the airing of the series finale on December 20. The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) gives this episode a US air date of 13 December 1974. In the UK this episode was broadcast on 12 January 1975.
- John Ireland as Brun
- Ben Andrews as Miro
- Jennifer Ashley as Talia
- Peter G. Skinner as Clim
- Mark Bailey as villager
- Ron Stein as first gorilla guard
- Tom McDonough as second gorilla guard
- Assistant Director ... Bill Derwin
- Music ... Lalo Schifrin
- Film Editor ... Clay Bartels
John Ireland stars as Brun, high priest of the village of Borak. Periodically five people from the village are turned over to the gorillas to work the mines; the villagers raid nearby human towns to seize prisoners to turn over to the apes, in essence collaborating. Alan and Pete of course get captured and are readied to be turned over to the gorillas. In the midst of this is a temple that apparently has the power to kill offenders of the village's law.
- Brun explained how the brutal tradition began in the village of Borak. Apes raided the village for human slaves and many were killed on both sides. An agreement was reached where the humans would provide five slaves twice a month during the Summer months for work in the mines.
- The thirteenth episode to be broadcast (12 January 1975 in the UK), this was the seventh episode filmed, chronologically, according to the Production Code.
Behind the ScenesEdit
- Planet of the Apes (TV Series) at the Internet Movie Database (IMDB)
- Planet of the Apes (TV Series) index at TV.com
|Planet of the Apes TV Series|
|"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"|