Land of Giants: Full Series [DVD]  [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
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After their sub-orbital space craft is drawn into a space warp, the passengers and crew of the Spindrift, crash into a planet where everything is 12 times its normal size!
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Fans and critics alike feel that Allen was influenced by the respective films "Dr. Cyclops" (1940) and "The Incredible Shrinking Man" (1957) and that is a fair assessment. The show deals with the crew and passengers of a suborbital flight in the year 1983 that is somehow transported to a realm where they are "six inch oddities" in a land of gargantuan proportions. The setting allowed the creative staff to place the seven principal cast members in all sorts of situations/dangers, making for possibly Allen's most visually striking and "serious" endeavor. Though geared toward a young audience, the show occasionally showcased more adult themes than either of the producer's other three television efforts. Such change may have been the result of the influence of NBC's "Star Trek" which was in the last season of its three-year run when "Land of the Giants" debuted.
It also appears that some aspects of the show were more innovative than it was then perceived. One is in the casting. Don Marshall, who played co-pilot "Dan Erickson," was one of the few black Americans on network television with a pivotal role. The character was sometimes allowed to be the decision maker and shared close quarters with white female co-stars Deanna Lund ("Valerie") and Heather Young ("Betty"), something that was revolutionary in the late sixties-early seventies. Allen may not have considered that in his hiring of Marshall but it does elevate the actor to "trailblazer status.Read more ›
On 12th June 1983 a sub orbital commercial flight from America to London hits a mysterious cloud storm and crash lands on a planet just like earth. The only thing is that the people on this earth are 12 times bigger in height. The series follows the space travellers attempts to repair their space craft the "spindrift" and return home while tackling giant insects and animals or fleeing from the giants who having discovered the existence of the little people want to catch them usually to experiment on them.
The crew are Captain Steve Burton, his co pilot Dan Erickson, and stewardess Betty Hamilton.Read more ›
I highly recommend buying this as it will give you many hours of great enjoyment and this is so much better than watching reality tv rubbish or celebrity this and that, go on treat yourself to some classic tv
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Truly excellent - would recommend... I thoroughly enjoyed watching this.
This is the sort of quality material that used to help promote good imaginations in children;... Read more
I loved this series as a kid! A real flip back to the 60's - though the SFX are somewhat dated now (my partner does an evil impression of the giant gopher). Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
One of the best sci-fi series of its time, Created by Irwin AllenPublished 2 months ago by bfc197012
I like the Land Of The Giants Series, but this two series box set came down with all the episodes jumbled up across the DVDS's. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Nicholas De La Haye
Great series spoiled mainly by the main actor controlling everyone all the time not allowing them to hardly give an opinionPublished 4 months ago by A. Murphy