|Planet of the Apes|
|Episode||Up Above the World So High|
|Air Date||December 6th, 1974|
|Director||John Meredyth Lucas|
|Writer||Arthur Browne Jr., Shimon Bar-David|
| Previous Episode: "The Liberator"
|“||If you mean what I think you mean, I think you are jumping to premature conclusions ....which may be correct.||”|
"Up Above the World So High" was the final episode of the Planet of the Apes TV series. TV Guide lists its broadcast as the thirteenth episode of the series on December 6, 1974 (as reaffirmed by the Twentieth Century Fox DVD release), but the books Planet of the Apes As American Myth: Race, Politics, and Popular Culture (1996) and Planet of the Apes Revisited (2001) maintain that in some markets the 'lost' episode The Liberator was aired on that date as originally scheduled, with this following as the fourteenth and final episode broadcast on December 20, 1974.
- Mark Lenard as Urko
- Booth Colman as Zaius
- Joanna Barnes as Carsia
- Frank Aletter as Leuric
- Martin E. Brooks as Konag
- William Beckley as council orang
- Ron Stein as gorilla guard
- Eldon Burke as second trooper
- Glenn Wilder as human driver
- [unknown] as Robar
- Assistant Director ... Gil Mandelik
- Music ... Lalo Schifrin
- Film Editor ... J. Frank O'Neill
The group stumbles onto Leuric, a human attempting to fly by building himself a hang-glider. When he is captured, lady chimp scientist, Carsia, is sent by the High Council to investigate. Galen romances her, but is disturbed to find that she has an agenda all her own in wanting to make Leuric fly again.
- Galen used the alias 'Protus'.
- This episode formed the second half of the fifth TV movie Farewell to the Planet of the Apes (paired with Tomorrow's Tide), originally broadcast in 1981.
- The final episode to be broadcast (either 6 December or 20 December in the USA, 19 January 1975 in the UK), this was also the fourteenth and final episode filmed, chronologically, according to the Production Code.
Behind the ScenesEdit
Ron Harper recalled: "A favorite spot was north of Malibu, on the Pacific Coast - the episode with the hang glider ('Up Above the World So High') and the shark episode ('Tomorrow's Tide') were shot over there."
Stuntman Hubie Kerns jnr. recollected: "we shot that scene down south in Palos Verdes, which is by San Pedro - the seaport for Los Angeles. It involved Freddie Waugh and Dick Ziker - a keen hand-glider."
- Planet of the Apes (TV Series) at the Internet Movie Database (IMDB)
- Planet of the Apes (TV Series) index at TV.com
- ↑ I Talked with a Zombie: Interviews With 23 Veterans of Horror and Sci-Fi by Tom Weaver (2008)
- ↑ A rough guide to getting blown up, shot at and falling off things, with Hubie Kerns jnr., by Dean Preston - 'Simian Scrolls' #16 (2010)
|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"|