|Planet of the Apes|
|Air Date||Friday, November 01st, 1974|
|Writer||Anthony Lawrence, Joe Ruby, Ken Spears|
| Previous Episode: "The Surgeon"
Next Episode: "The Horse Race"
"The Deception" is the eighth episode of Planet of the Apes.
- Roddy McDowall as Galen/Phoebus
- Ron Harper as Alan Virdon/Alar
- James Naughton as Peter Burke/Pargo (Pago)
- Jane Actman as Fauna
- Pat Renella as Zon
- John Milford as Sestus
- Hal Baylor as Jasko
- Baynes Barron as Perdix
- Eldon Burke as Chilot
- Tom McDonough as Macor
- Ron Stein as Krono / Gorilla worker
- Assistant Director ... Gil Mandelik
- Music ... Lalo Schifrin
- Film Editor ... Bill Martin
Lucian, father of the blind chimp Fauna (Jane Actman), has been killed by humans. A lynch-mob of apes, the Dragoons, terrorises the local humans, killing them and burning their homes. These maniac ape supremacists are infiltrated by Galen, leading to a certain unavoidable suspense. Fauna, in the meantime, is deceived to believe that the astronauts are apes, and she manages to fall in love with Pete, who needless to say does not return the favour.
- The Deception, together with The Surgeon, was adapted as Planet of the Apes #2: Escape to Tomorrow by George Alec Effinger, and published by Award Books.
- The eighth episode to be broadcast (1 November in the USA, 1 December in the UK), this was the tenth episode filmed, chronologically, according to the Production Code.
Behind the ScenesEdit
Ron Harper later recalled the scene in which Virdon and Burke try to break into Perdix' garrison: "There was a funny moment when we had to sneak into a gorilla guard house. Jim [Naughton] was supposed to whisper, 'No noise'. So Jim knocks out the gorilla with a judo chop and yells at the top of his lungs, 'No noise!' I cracked up and fell to the floor. I said, 'Jim, I think you've just defeated the purpose of your line!'"
- Planet of the Apes (TV Series) at the Internet Movie Database (IMDB)
- Planet of the Apes (TV Series) index at TV.com
|Planet of the Apes TV Series|
|"Escape from Tomorrow"||"The Gladiators"||"The Trap"||"The Good Seeds"||"The Legacy"||"Tomorrow's Tide"||"The Surgeon"|
|"The Deception"||"The Horse Race"||"The Interrogation"||"The Tyrant"||"The Cure"||"The Liberator"||"Up Above the World So High"|