Operation: Ape Revival

Contributed by Lori

CBS cancelled the Planet of the Apes TV show during its initial run in Fall 1974. As had been done for Star Trek almost a decade before, there was an attempt by fans to get CBS to change their minds by urging fans to write letters to various entities. The campaign was run under the name Operation: Ape Revival, and thanks to Lori, here are scans of the letter sent out to people interested in writing letters on behalf of the show. The letter was postmarked January 22, 1976, which was a bit late, considering the show went off the air in Decemeber 1974! Still, the organizer said she received "tremendous response" at up to 30–40 letters a day, but that wasn't anything close to the effective Star Trek campaign.

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Responses to Lori's letters

Being a massive Apes fan, Lori wrote her own letters to various entities inquiring about the existence of a Planet of the Apes fan club.

She received responses from:

  • Producer Stan Hough (April 29, 1975)
  • SRS Merchandising (May 8, 1975)
  • Marvel Comics Group (June 19, 1975)
  • Marvel Comics Group (June 25, 1975)

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Producer Stan Hough (April 29, 1975)
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SRS Merchandising (May 8, 1975)
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Marvel Comics Group (June 19, 1975)
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Marvel Comics Group (June 25, 1975)
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