Gilligan's Planet

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Gilligan's Planet
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Premiere September 18, 1982
Finale December 11, 1982
Creator Sherwood Schwartz
Network/Provider CBS
Style 30-minute animated comedy
Company Filmation Associates
Seasons 1
Episodes 13
(List of episodes)
Origin USA

Gilligan's Planet is an animated comedy that aired on CBS.

Gilligan's Planet is based on the premise that the Professor had managed to build an operational interplanetary spaceship to get the castaways of the original series off the island. True to form of the castaways' perpetual bad luck, they rocketed off into space and crash-landed on an unknown planet that supported human life. In many ways the planet was like the island but with a strangely colored and cratered surface with more land to get around. The rocket was severely damaged in the crash, thus the castaways were still stranded, and the Professor resumed his attempts to repair their only way home.

Overall, Gilligan's Planet re-presented the source material of the original live-action series with "space" and "alien" themes. Encounters with "headhunters" and other shipwrecked people became encounters with alien creatures. A new character named Bumper was added, who appeared as a cute, reptilian alien pet/sidekick for Gilligan and company.



Actor Character Duration
Main Cast
Bob Denver Gilligan 1
Natalie Schafer Mrs. Howell 1
Russell Johnson The Professor 1
Dawn Wells Mary Ann 1
Ginger 1
Alan Hale, Jr. The Skipper 1
Jim Backus Mr. Howell 1


Season Premiere Finale #
Season One September 18, 1982 December 11, 1982 13


DVD Releases

Title Release Date #
Complete Series
The Complete Series July 22, 2014 (WA) 2

WA--Through Warner Archive.

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