Land of the Giants

Season 2 Episode 19

Panic

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Aired Sunday 7:00 PM Jan 25, 1970 on ABC

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  • Trivia

    • The opening soundtrack is off on this episode: the opening music is actually out of sync with the credits, so that it ends about a second before the final "LAND OF THE GIANTS" appears on screen, resulting in dead air.

    • What's the relationship of the teleporter viewscreen to what it teleports? Apparently the user brings up a picture of what is being sent, but when they lock on to Earth presumably they are bringing up the picture of what they are teleporting to.

    • The title, perhaps the shortest and most generic possible, has no connection or relationship to the contents of the episode.

    • Kirmus' boarding room interior bears a suspiciously close resemblence to the Senator's study from the episode "Pay the Piper".

    • Dr. Kirmus refers to "solar system charts". There is technically only one solar system (i.e., the system that orbits the star Sol).

    • Dr. Kirmus has never heard of Earth. This seems a bit odd, given the giants know about Mercury and Venus (in "Target: Earth") and occasionally refer to the little people as "Earthlings".

  • Quotes

    • Fitzhugh: How does it work?
      Dr. Kirmus: It's quite complicated, but very simple if you know how.

    • Marad: You know, my colleagues consider me a coldly ambitious man with no conscience. I think you might consider that an appropriate description.

    • Fitzhugh: The first rule of self-preservation is to help yourself.

  • Notes

    • ABC put out a promotional packet to some of its affiliates related to this episode: a sheet containing a "warning" and having a little squeaky-type "panic button" attached. The sheet states, "PRESS!...on the "PANIC" button for suspense on Sunday, January 25th, when the LITTLE PEOPLE are captured by a giant with an experimental terror machine in the "PANIC" episode on...Irwin Allen's LAND OF THE GIANTS on ABC Sunday, January 25, 1970 (followed by a list of cast members).

    • Betty and Valerie both get new light-colored summer-style dresses, although Betty's subseqently proves inconvenient when she is locked in the freezing chamber.

    • Diane McBain is specifically credited as "Mrs. Evers".

    • Jack Albertson played a somewhat different character in "Return of Inidu". However, in both episodes he manages to play an elderly giant who can teleport things and is sympathetic to the Earthlings.

    • Series regular Stefan Arngrim is not in this episode.

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