Planet of the Apes

Season 1 Episode 3

The Trap

Aired Unknown Sep 27, 1974 on CBS
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Episode Summary

The Trap
In a ruined city, Burke and Urko are trapped underground and must reluctantly work together to escape, while Alan and Galen must deal with Urko's gorilla patrol in the streets above.

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  • A thriller of an episode when The goodies and the Baddies come together to help the trapped Urko and Burke. The setting is underground and clostrophobic leading to a tense race against time to save Petes life. Overall a good episode.moreless

    I have seen this episode so many times it is hard for me to judge it, I've seen it more than any other POTA episode soo something about it must be good. This was the first episode when I realised this was a great show. The first episode was OK, the second one better and true to form this one is the best thus far. It has a great theme, good acting, a nice plot (even if it is a little streched) and a good change of setting. Overall I would recomend this episode, its definatley a better episode in the seriesmoreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • The set for the BART station lacks the basics any subway station would have, such as tracks and elevated passenger platforms. The end of the train protruding from a tunnel is only a few feet away from several steps cutting directly across its path, so it could not have come any further out of the tunnel.

    • Trivia: We find out Urko has a wife – Elta. This is the first and only time we've heard of her.

    • They forget to blacken the skin around the eyes of the heliograph guards - in a close-up shot as he talks to Galen, you can clearly see his human skin around the edges of the eyeholes.

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Urko: When I ask you a question, don't tell me something I already know!

    • (during an earthquake)
      Urko: Where are you running?
      Trooper: The earth – we'll be killed!
      Urko: You will be killed – by me!

    • Pete: Well, come on, Urko.
      Urko: What you're doing is human labor. I'm not someone who does human labor.
      Pete: Are you someone who enjoys suffocating?
      Urko: I'll make an exception in this case.

  • NOTES (2)