Updated: May 27, 2023
GIANT'S PHOTO GALLERY #14
The Spindrift, a sub-oribital spaceship on a flight from Los Angeles to London, became lost when it passed through a strange cloud in the ships orbit around Earth. It landed on an alternate Earth-type planet, where the inhabitants were roughly twelve times the size of the Spindrifts passengers. Our heroes include the ships captain ( Steve Burton ), co-pilot ( Dan ) and stewardess ( Betty ); an arrogant engineer ( Mark ); a sexy jet-setter ( Valerie ); a young boy ( Barry ) and his dog Chipper; and a mysterious rogue known
as Commander Fitzhugh. Together they battle the planet's totalitarian government, try to avoid capture, and attempt to repair the
Spindrift so they can get back home.
Throughout the series, the Little People and the Giants would not have it so easy to communicate it to each other. The Little
Peoples vocal cords, in relation to the amount of oxygen in their lungs, would not produce sound waves long enough for the giants
to hear - even if they yelled. By the same token, the giants, with much larger vocal cords coupled with large volumes of oxygen from
their lungs, would produce sound waves deafening to the Little People - even at a whisper.
Starting in March 2008, the American Life TV Network has aired second season prints that use the first seasons theme music in the main title sequence while retaining the second season titles visuals.
At a cost of over $250,000 per episode, "Land of the Giants" was the most expensive show of its time. ( As well as the highest rated ) when it premiered in October of 1968 ). That money was well spent on impressive visual effects, camera tricks, and enormous realistic props that had the audience believing they were watching 7 space travellers accidentally stranded on a world where everything was twelve times the size of the equivalent things on earth. This show remains visually quite impressive and is well remembered by those of us old enough to have seen it during its first run. Gary Conway and Don Marshall lead the cast as the pilot and co-pilot of the ill-fated 'Spindrift' spacecraft and and Kevin Hagen is extremely effective in several episodes as the
government agent of the giant world with the assigned task of hunting the earthmen down.