Land of the Giants

Season 1 Episode 2

Ghost Town

Aired Sunday 7:00 PM Sep 29, 1968 on ABC
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Episode Summary

The Earthlings find themselves trapped in an Earth-sized town run by a giant eccentric and his sadistic granddaughter.

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    Don Marshall

    Don Marshall

    Dan Erickson

    Deanna Lund

    Deanna Lund

    Valerie Ames Scott

    Heather Young (I)

    Heather Young (I)

    Betty Hamilton

    Stefan Arngrim

    Stefan Arngrim

    Barry Lockridge

    Don Matheson

    Don Matheson

    Mark Wilson

    Kurt Kasznar

    Kurt Kasznar

    Commander Alexander B. Fitzhugh

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (7)

      • Barry flashes through the force field in about a second and is knocked out until the next day. Fitzhugh is stuck in the field for several long moments--not once, but twice--and is only shaken up for a brief time. Steve is also only shaken up when he goes to Fitzhugh's aid. The giant tramp hits the field and is killed. And while retrieving Barry, the grandfather seems not to have noticed the dead body lying just inches away.

      • The remote controlled truck looks totally different in the shots of it as a model in the hands of the giant than in does when shown as full sized with the little people. Noteable differences include the shape of the front end and grill, and even the shade of the blue paint.

      • After the giant girl pours gasoline around Steve and sets light to it, Dan jumps over the flames to rescue him when he could have walked around the short line of flame (which he did once he'd picked Steve up).

      • 50-year technology gap: In several episodes it is cited that the Land is 50 years behind Earth, technologically (about 1933, given the premiere's cited date). In this episode, the giant grandfather has electronic forcefields.

      • Within walking distance: a scale model of a Earth town

      • When the Earthlings go into the saloon to find Barry, they don't seem to notice that the ceiling is missing!

      • Rather unbelieveably, the town is far too detailed for the audience to believe that the giant constructed it based on magazines found in the wreckage of the crashed Earth plane.

    • QUOTES (0)

    • NOTES (2)

      • Don Marshall dislocated his shoulder while diving over a fire. As a result, his character is wearing a sling in the next episode in production order, "Brainwash."

      • The first time, but not the last, that the writers mention another Earth vessel that got stuck in the Land of the Giants.

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