Land of the Giants

Wild Journey

Season 2, Ep 24, Aired 3/8/70
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  • Episode Description
  • Using a device stolen from time-travelling researchers, Steve and Dan return to the day of the Spindrift's launch and try to alter history and stop the ill-fated flight.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Don Marshall

    Dan Erickson

  • Deanna Lund

    Valerie Ames Scott

  • Heather Young (I)

    Betty Hamilton

  • Don Matheson

    Mark Wilson

  • Kurt Kasznar

    Commander Alexander B. Fitzhugh

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  • Notes (5)

    • Steve gives LA airport's coordinates as 34 degrees-3 minutes-15 seconds north, and 118 degrees-14 minutes-28 seconds west. This is actually fairly accurate. (So why the heck couldn't they look up the original crash date and get it right?!?)

    • The Spindrift exterior is not seen in this episode, and the interior shots are simply reused footage from the pilot episode.

    • Sheila Mathews (aka Mrs. Irwin Allen) had previously played a different role as a giant in the first season episode "Deadly Lodestone."

    • Bruce Dern is arguably the "biggest" guest star the series ever had, having been nominated for an Oscar for his Supporting Role in Coming Home (1978) and having appeared in some major pictures (as well as some real turkeys) throughout his career, and doing numerous TV guest appearances in the 50s, 60s and 70s.

    • Series regular Stefan Arngrim is not in this episode. During the scenes in the VIP lounge in the past, a stand-in closer to Arngrim's original height is tucked away behind the other passengers so as to not be identifiable. Arngrim had grown about a foot since the premiere episode two years' earlier. The footage of him in the ship's cabin is from the original episode - not a reshoot.

    Trivia (12)

    • Steve and Dan's hairstyles are noticeably different in the clips used from the pilot episode.

    • Trivia: The original ship that was to make the trip was called the Shamrock.

    • Instead of acting like a jerk and stealing their STM, why doesn't Steve just ask Thorg and Berna to teleport everyone back to Earth in the present? All they ever say is that they can't alter "history". There seems to be no reason they can't alter the "present". But if the "present" is their history, then they kill a giant guard which presumably violates their mandate too.

    • So Berna and Thorg aren't Earthlings, and they're not giants. Who are they?

    • Miss Collier seems oddly unconcerned about the fact that Steve threw a chair through her window!

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