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Episode Attack from the Clouds
Season 1
Production Number DFE10
Air Date November 8, 1975
Network NBC
Director Doug Wildey
Writer Larry Spiegel
Continuity Animated Series
Previous Episode: "Trail to the Unknown"

Next Episode: "Mission of Mercy"


During the night, Ape City is awakened by the sound of a huge flying object overhead. The Ape Police ready themselves for an attack as Urko arrives. He believes that it is his stolen plane being used in a secret plot to have him overthrown. Zaius later tells the Senate that the flying object has been scared off and that Urko has been given one last chance to find 'Blue Eyes'. In New Valley, Bill and Judy prepare to leave and return with the aircraft. As they look over their herd of cattle, a flying monster swoops down and carries one of the calves away, then disappears after entering a cave. Meanwhile, Urko is readying another attack on the humanoids. His aides assure him that the plane is being searched for. During the night, Bill and Judy spot an ape patrol searching for the plane. The next day, they reach the aircraft exactly where they left it. Judy has trouble starting the engine just as the gorillas approach but is able to lift off at the last minute.

Monster Bird

Back at the human settlement, the monster has attacked again, causing a stampede. Nova is nearly trampled. The herd is chased into a cave, safe from the monster for the moment. Jeff plans to cut an opening in the hillside so that food can be taken to the herd. Bill and Judy have to risk flying over Ape City in order to conserve fuel. Urko spots the plane and is furious, but Zaius tells Zira and Cornelius that he is glad the aircraft is out of Urko's hands. Bill and Judy reach New Valley just in time to engage the monster in an air battle. After several perilous moments, the plane strikes the monster with its landing gear and the beast plummets into the lake below. Bill and Judy land safely, but the monster has survived the fall.[1]



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"Flames of Doom" "Escape from Ape City" "The Unearthly Prophecy" "Tunnel of Fear" "Lagoon of Peril" "Terror on Ice Mountain" "River of Flames"
"Screaming Wings" "Trail to the Unknown" "Attack from the Clouds" "Mission of Mercy" "Invasion of the Underdwellers" "Battle of the Titans" Return to the Planet of the Apes