Land of the Giants
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Land of the Giants

Argentina:60 min | USA:60 min (51 episodes)
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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 nomination
Country: USA
Release Date: 1968-09-22
Filming Locations: Stage 21, 20th Century Fox Studios - 10201 Pico Blvd., Century City, Los Angeles, California, USA
Glenn Corbett
Gary Conway
Capt. Steve Burton
Don Matheson
Mark Wilson
Stefan Arngrim
Barry Lockridge
Don Marshall
Dan Erickson
Deanna Lund
Valerie Scott
Heather Young
Betty Hamilton
Kurt Kasznar
Alexander B. Fitzhugh
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Although the series ran for two years (1968 thru 1970), the first 12 episodes were filmed in the summer and fall of 1967 to meet the original planned start of the series which would have been January, 1968. The network was originally planning to use "Giants" as a mid-season replacement show. Since nothing needed replacing on their schedule, the series's premiere date was pushed back to Fall 1968 where it inevitably replaced Irwin Allen's "Voyage" series on the schedule. The 1967 start of the series' filming helps explain the difference in appearance of actor Stephen Arngrim from year one to year two, because in actuality THREE years have transpired over the course of the series 51 episodes!
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Throughout the run of the show, the actors performed their own stunts and stunt doubles were rarely used unless it was absolutely necessary.
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The props used in this show, (such as the computers and guns) also were used in Lost in Space (1965), The Time Tunnel (1966), Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1964), and "Batman" (1966).
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In the first episode, the Spindrift departed from New York on its flight to London. In later episodes, the departing city is changed to Los Angeles.
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In the first several episodes of the series, during daylight hours at the spaceship campsite, the sound of tropical birds can be heard. This was an obvious mistake on the part of the sound editor - on seeing the abundant foliage around the campsite, he probably assumed that the ship had crashed in a jungle setting (as per the series it was established as a giant city park). This sound track was removed in later first season episodes.
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Photos from cast
Jack Chaplain Gene Dynarski Harry Lauter
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