The Land of the Giants was one of the Popular Shows that also aired on Iranian TV before the Revolution. It had a boyscout feeling to it and was so creative. To see the characters evolve in a larger scale world and sadistic kids who played with them as toy soldiers disregarding their humanity and feelings was what made the series so appealing to kid’s imagination I suppose. It had some dazzling Special Effects and a sexy female cast also. Does anyone remember the Persian Title ?
Part of an episode:
Set in the then-future year of 1983, the series tells the tale of the crew and passengers of a sub-orbital transport spaceship called the Spindrift. In the pilot episode,The Spindrift, a space tourism vehicle, is en route from Los Angeles to London via the ultra-fast route of Earth orbit. Just beyond Earth’s boundary with space, the Spindrift encounters a strange space storm or wormhole, and is transported to a mysterious planet where everything is twelve times larger than its counterpart on Earth. The Spindrift crew calls the inhabitants “the giants”. If an average Earth human is about six feet tall, an average “giant” would be about 72 feet tall. Everything on their planet is built to their scale — buildings, cars, animals, etc. The Spindrift crashes on this planet and becomes inoperable.
These giants are humanoid in form, but their society is a dictatorship of which not too many details are given, and that employs no symbols. The giant government has offered a reward for the capture of the tiny Earth people, presumably because of the Earth people’s superior technology. Episodes often have the plot of giants capturing one of the passengers or crew, with the rest having to rescue the captured one. The Earth people avoid capture most of the time because their spaceship is hidden in a forest outside the city.
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