Planet of the Apes
The Deception
Episode The Deception
Season 1
Production Number B-510
Air Date Friday, November 01st, 1974
Network CBS
Director Don McDougall
Writer Anthony Lawrence, Joe Ruby, Ken Spears
Continuity TV Series
Previous Episode: "The Surgeon"

Next Episode: "The Horse Race"

"The Deception" is the eighth episode of Planet of the Apes.



Guest Starring:

Production Crew

  • 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 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.[1]

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!'"[2]

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