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Land of the Giants S1 EP2 Ghost Town


Land of the Giants was an hour-long American science fiction television program lasting two seasons beginning on September 22, 1968, and ending on March 22, 1970. The show was created and produced by Irwin Allen. Land of the Giants was the fourth of Allen's science fiction TV series. The show was aired on ABC and released by 20th Century Fox Television. The series was filmed entirely in color and ran for 51 episodes. The show starred Gary Conway and special guest star Kurt Kasznar.

Set fifteen years in the future, in the year 1983, the series tells the tale of the crew and passengers of a sub-orbital transport ship named Spindrift. In the pilot episode, the Spindrift is en route from Los Angeles to London, on an ultra fast sub-orbital flight. Just beyond Earth's boundary with space, the Spindrift encounters a magnetic space storm, and is dragged through a space warp to a mysterious planet where everything is twelve times larger than on Earth, whose inhabitants the Earthlings nickname "the Giants." The Spindrift crash-lands, and the damage renders it inoperable.

Very little is known about the home planet of the Giants. This is partially because the Spindrift crew very seldom leave the area where their spaceship crashes in the opening episode. Only two other (unidentified) giant societies are ever seen, in the episodes "The Land of the Lost" and "The Secret City of Limbo."

No name is ever established for the mysterious planet, but the inhabitants seem to know of Earth, Venus and Mars, referring to them by name in one episode. Exactly where the planet is located is also never made clear. In the episode "On a Clear Night You Can See Earth," Captain Steve Burton (Gary Conway) claims to have seen Earth through a set of infrared goggles invented by the giants, implying that the two planets are indeed separate worlds, but near enough to be able to see one from the other. The only established method by which Earth people may reach the giants' planet is high-altitude flight, passing through what one giant calls a "dimension lock" (a term whose meaning is obscure).

2 2 "Ghost Town"

Nathan Juran Gilbert Ralston (t),

William Welch (t),

Anthony Wilson (s) September 29, 1968

Barry is zapped by a force field and knocked unconscious. When the others search for him, they discover an abandoned town built to human scale, but soon learn it is an elaborate model created by an old man named Akman. The man wants the little people to stay and live in his miniature village, but they are tormented by his sadistic granddaughter, who attempts to kill them after they get her into trouble. Ultimately, they escape and the granddaughter is punished again for ruining the model village. Note: It is revealed in this episode that the characters are in fact on another planet, when Akman tells his granddaughter the little people are from Earth.

Guest Stars: Percy Helton (Akman), Amber Flower (Granddaughter), Raymond Guth (Tramp)

Lying, manipulative evil can start at an early age. I remember some from my youth. Was this what Hillary Clinton was like as a child? 

Posted by Conspiracy Cafe on October 17, 2017 at 10:32 AM 790 Views