Land of the Giants

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Flight insurance is no consolation: Seven travelers to London wind up in a space warp and land on a planet whose inhabitants are 12 times their size.
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  1. 1. The Crash
    September 23 1968
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    The year: 1983. A suborbital flight to London is mysteriously diverted to a land inhabited by giants.
  2. 2. Ghost Town
    September 30 1968
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    The travelers are trapped in a human-sized village, where they become the playthings of an inventor (Percy Helton) and his sadistic grandchild (Amber Flower).
  3. 3. Framed
    October 7 1968
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    The travelers dodge a killer---and the police---to report a murder they witnessed.
  4. 4. Underground
    October 29 1968
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    The travelers are forced to participate in a highly dangerous mission for the giant leader of an underground political movement.
  5. 5. Terror-Go-Round
    November 4 1968
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    The earthlings are captured by a sinister gypsy who plans to feature them in his carnival.
  6. 6. Flight Plan
    November 11 1968
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    The travelers rescue a normal-sized man from the giants, but become increasingly suspicious of his friendship.
  7. 7. Manhunt
    November 18 1968
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    The earthlings unwillingly participate in a manhunt when an escaped convict uses their ship for his getaway.
  8. 8. The Trap
    November 25 1968
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    Two giant scientists who need "little people" for an experiment build an elaborate trap---which Betty and Valerie fall into.
  9. 9. The Creed
    December 1 1968
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    When Barry is stricken with appendicitis, the earthlings and a giant doctor (Paul Fix) battle time---and possible discovery by the police---to save his life.
  10. 10. Double Cross
    December 8 1968
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    Amnesic Fitzhugh is captured by giant thieves who persuade him to steal a priceless ruby.
  11. 11. The Weird World
    December 23 1968
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    The travelers encounter a half-crazed astronaut whose captured spaceship could provide a means of escape.
  12. 12. The Golden Cage
    December 30 1968
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    Mark is lured into danger by a beautiful girl---an earthling whose home is with the giants.
  13. 13. The Lost Ones
    January 6 1969
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    Four young hoodlums, addicted to violence, are convinced that their fellow earthlings are enemies.
  14. 14. Brainwash
    January 12 1969
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    The travelers try to elude capture by giants armed with brainwashing serum.
  15. 15. The Bounty Hunter
    January 20 1969
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    A giant camper zeroes in on the earthlings when he learns that a reward has been offered for their capture.
  16. 16. On a Clear Night You Can See Earth
    January 27 1969
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    Steve and Fitzhugh are threatened with death when they get involved with a mad giant inventor and his latest contraption.
  17. 17. Deadly Lodestone
    February 3 1969
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    Unless the earthlings can remove a piece of metal embedded in Dan's leg, they face discovery by the giant's new detection device.
  18. 18. Night of the Thrombeldinbar
    February 16 1969
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    Two orphans capture Fitzhugh, mistaking him for an elf who can grant their wishes.
  19. 19. Seven Little Indians
    February 24 1969
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    The earthlings are captured one by one, victims of an ingenious trap offering no likely chance of escape.
  20. 20. Target: Earth
    March 3 1969
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    Mark's hopes of escape depend on the integrity of a suspect giant scientist.
  21. 21. Genius at Work
    March 10 1969
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    A secret formula created by a 12-year-old gives Fitzhugh a giant-sized problem.
  22. 22. Return of Indu
    March 17 1969
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    The earthlings stumble into the eerie dwelling of a master magician (Jack Albertson) whose terrifying tricks belie a kind nature.
  23. 23. Rescue
    March 24 1969
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    The travelers risk their lives to help the giants rescue two children trapped by a cave-in.
  24. 24. Sabotage
    March 31 1969
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    A fanatical plot is developing to turn the giants against little people.
  25. 25. Shell Game
    April 14 1969
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    Captured by a deaf teen-ager, the travelers represent valuable booty to his parents---who need the reward money to cure their son.
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1969
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Kid IcarusReviewed in the United States on April 30, 2018
4.0 out of 5 stars
amazon always "Generalizes" but this is a mix of season 1 great! good for collector and season 2 awful need to take to dumpster!
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to be clear, this show I base only on season 1 as that is all that counts really for LoG. Moving, good writing very emotional at times and characters worked in a relatable way from situation to situation! no this is not for the Harlan Ellison Obsessive-compulsive All science FICTION must adhere to 20th century hard fact! "puritan" crowd but, instead it was believable if not realistic(and it wasn't meant to be, it is a kid's show!) the giants played a good role too, and so did the relations with crew. you actually felt for everybody, excellent antagonist too!(Kevin Hagan-inspector Dobbs Kobek the pursuing giant who would not stop stalking them.)
season 2, on the other hand was written by amaturs, in fact, the fat kid with a video camera could make a better plot for his teenage highschool project in his back yard!
and the most obsurd motive for plot as Deanna Lund getting stuck in a atomaton cogwheel for likely 15 (her time) minutes while Betty calls the police(why do you need the police! Valery's foot would have been cut off within seconds of the giant's mechanzim clockworks!) or the giant vet working on a dog the size of a pencil eraser. this and a lot of lazy half-baked ideas pressured for no reason, also the reason Betty(Heather young) was so ill used was because the actress was pregnant. not the reason to quit the series but tell tale to its down fall in the midst of the bad writing of season two. I'd say "Choose your own adventure" children's books were written better. Valery always being put in a penny jar. that was mine(LOL) but the dancing doll in a cage or the "big star" in a doll house with a broken hasbeen (the great John Carradine) reflects the pathetic writing for this portrayal of a out of his luck actor.(good irony) as this wasn't the acting or even the production of season 2 which was good, it was the horrid plot motives! very amatur! if I went to the studio agent and said "hey why not put Valerie and Fitzsu in a gumball machine and sell them for giant pennies and have Steve, Mark and Dan rescue them with their paperclip and periscope" they would probably accept it with all the other losers! not in season one they wouldn't! get it for season 1 do not bother with 2!
PMGBReviewed in the United States on November 5, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Brings back memories
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Loved the show, I watched the show when I was little, is nice to have the opportunity to buy it in a digital format
K. BryantReviewed in the United States on February 18, 2021
3.0 out of 5 stars
Just OK
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A lot cheesier than my husband remembered. I'm not a fan of the show.
Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on May 12, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
LAND OF THE GIANTS SEASON 1
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I REMEMBER THIS AS A KID AND I LOVE WATCHING IT
Joe CarrierReviewed in the United States on May 13, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Love the little people
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Again loved watching this show as a kid
Reginald D. GarrardReviewed in the United States on August 10, 2007
5.0 out of 5 stars
So what if it's not "Masterpiece Theatre"
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Irwin Allen went to his grave with several titles: "The Master of Disaster," "A schlockmeister," and "a visionary." Well, the labels may or may not have been warranted but one can't help but give him credit for making fare that was popular during its day.

Perhaps, "The Crash," the pilot for Allen's two-season-long "Land of the Giants" is his best effort as a director. It features the producer/director's signature television elements: lots of special effects, a cast of seven, a pretty decent, if implausible, story line, and a brilliant score from a young John Williams.

The download offered has crisp color and sound, actually better than the initial television airing back in 1969. The actors, though they would not go on to do things bigger, acquaint themselves well as Earth folk trapped in a world of gargantuan proportions.

Adventure was the mainstay of Allen productions and this one fills that bill nicely. In a time when most effects are handled in the computer, it's kind of refreshing to see the giant props that had to be manufactured to take viewers to the "land of the giants."

"Ghost Town," the second installment of "Land of the Giants" finds our band of seven earthlings making the acquaintance of an elderly inventor/builder (Percy Herbert) and his hellish granddaughter (Amber Flower). The younger delights in terrorizing the little people as they try to escape from a life-size town, constructed by the old man.

Impressive set pieces and an eerieness, reminiscent of a "Twilight Zone" episode are the highlights of this episode. Reworking John Williams score from the pilot episode elevate this one to classic status.

Other first season gems are "Weird World" with Glenn Corbett as a crazed Earthman, "Double Cross" with Kurt Kaszner's "Fitzhugh" suffering amnesia, and "Genius at Work," notable for the inspired casting of "special guest star" Ronny Howard and Vic Perrin, the voice of "The Outer Limits."

"Pay the Piper," from the show's second season, benefits from the one-time pairing of two of Allen's hammiest actors: Jonathan Harris (immortalized as "Lost in Space's" Dr. Smith) and Kurt Kasner ("Giants" Commander Fitzhugh). It seems as though both actors tried to see who could get away with the most scene chewery and it shows in their appearances together. Though the plot is not that intriguing, the two acquaint themselves nicely.

"Clones" allows cast member Don Marshall a moment to shine as his "Dan" character has doubts as to whether he is real or fake. "The Unsuspected" showcases star Gary Conway as his character deals with paranoia as the result of hallucinogenic mushrooms.

"Graveyard of Fools," the last episode of the series, is perfect for a show that started at the end of the "swinging sixties." It has a rather psychedelic quality about it, in lighting, special effects, and mood. Somewhat incoherent in plot, it's still representative of best (or worst) of Allen's creations.
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DCReviewed in the United States on March 21, 2020
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Huge on entertainment
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One of the greatest shows ever
fran55Reviewed in the United States on November 21, 2019
4.0 out of 5 stars
Good science fiction
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Two thumps up
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