Saturday, 20 December 2014

The Return Of Galen

Roddy McDowall's final appearance in ape makeup.

"When the Planet of the Apes telefilms entered syndication, ABC's owned and operated stations, who picked them up for their afternoon movie programs (under titles such as The 4:30 Movie), called upon Roddy McDowall to re-create his role of Galen in a series of new openings and closings specifically for these stations, billed as "The New Planet of the Apes." The introductions originally created by 20th Century Fox to open each film were replaced by a now-aged Galen (McDowall) looking back on the events of the telefilms. The openings and closings revealed Virdon and Burke's final fates: "They found their computer in another city and disappeared into space as suddenly as they'd arrived." According to "TV Zone Special" (1995 issue) McDowall filmed these "wraparounds" in 1980. The ABC openings and closings of these telefilms were neither aired on other stations nor included on any home media release." - Wikipedia

watch all the New Planet Of The Apes TV wraps here.

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