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The Prophet

The Prophet was a short story printed in Brown & Watson's 1977 'Planet of the Apes' Annual, featuring the characters from the Planet of the Apes TV series and spot illustrations by John Bolton.

SynopsisEdit

Virdon and Burke enter a human village to find some food, but find the people gathered around an ancient-looking man. He is telling them stories about his youth, when humans had cars and aeroplanes and lived in cities. He also tells them that humans can live like this again. Virdon and Burke know that there is no way this man could remember what must have happened a thousand years before. When a troop of gorillas come to the village to question 'the prophet', the astronauts offer to warn him to stay in hiding, and in doing so solve the mystery. They find his cave containing old library tapes and machines run by nuclear battery cells. They also find the prophet, without his old-man disguise. It seems he had stumbled upon the history of his race and used the best means he could think of to inspire the village. But now he had to act: while Virdon and Burke distract the gorillas, the prophet slips back to the village and leads all the humans to the safety of the hills to start a new human settlement.

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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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