Land of the Giants

Season 2 Episode 16


Aired Sunday 7:00 PM Jan 04, 1970 on ABC

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  • Not one of the strongest episodes of the series, but had some good parts.

    In an attempt to repair the ship using parts supplied by Andre (a giant scientist who befriended the little people), the crew of the Spindrift are inadvertently exposed to radiation. The initial result of this is that they appear invisible to the giants, although eventually the giants become invisible to them. In addition, members of the crew begin to apparently disappear one by one. While searching for an antidote to the effects of the radiation, Steve is transported to a strange location with invisible cars, neon lights, and a staircase, whereas Dan appears to have transported to a 'regular sized' laboratory. In the meantime, Inspector Kobick is on the hunt for the little people, and catches Valerie, who subsequently manages to escape thanks to the invisibility side-effect of the radiation. After some trippy sequences in the 'alternate world' where Steve, Dan and Mark have now been transported, the effects of the radiation eventually wear off by themselves, and everyone is returned to the land of the giants. This episode is a bit confusing at times, as it's not entirely clear where about the crew disappeared to, what the alternate dimension was - was it the subconcious of the cabin crew? If so, why did they disappear infront of each other? Why did the giants appear invisible when they weren't exposed to the radiation? Lots of unanswered questions, although this episode did have some good moments, such as the fight between Steve and Mark in slow-motion, even if it was just a hallucination. Whilst not one of the strongest episodes of season 2, this episode is at the very least distinct from the others, with a lot of the sequences taking place in the alternate dimension/subconcious.