Time of the Apes is a compilation film of the Japanese TV series Army of the Apes (SFドラマ 猿の軍団 Saru no Gundan) based on Pierre Boulle's Planet of the Apes.
Produced by Tsuburaya Productions, the series ran for 26 episodes, running on the Tokyo Broadcasting System from October 6, 1974 to March 30, 1975.
In 1987, television producer Sandy Frank edited together several episodes of Army of the Apes, including the first and last episodes, into a movie called Time of the Apes. Syndicated to broadcast and cable outlets, this compilation film was also released on home video in mid-1988.
Time of the Apes would later be featured twice on Mystery Science Theater 3000, originally on KTMA in 1989, and then later as part of season 3 in 1991 on Comedy Central. Due to time constraints, the Comedy Central version has even more of the movie cut than the previous one; as such, it makes even less sense.
|Image||Character||Original Name||Original Actor||English Voice|
|Johnny||Jirô Sakaki||Masaaki Kaji||?¿|
|Caroline||Yurika||Hiroko Saito||Barbara Barnes|
|Catherine||Kazuko Izumi||Reiko Tokunaga||Liza Ross|
|Gôdo||Tetsuya Ushio||Garrick Hagon|
|Gebâ||Baku Hatakeyama||Jesse Vogel|
|Pepe||Kazue Takita||Stacey Gregg|
|Kouko Kagawa (voice)|
|Commander||Minister Bippu||Hitoshi Ômae||?¿|
|Doctor Lee||Professor Sakaki||Toshiaki Amada||Constantine Gregory|
- Bob Sherman - Searcher
|Celebrity Home Entertainment||1989||NTSC||United States|
In addition, the Mystery Science Theater 3000 riffed version of the film is available on the Mystery Science Theater 3000 - XXII DVD Set, released by Shout! Factory in 2011.