Gilligan's Island/Meet the Meteor

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Meet the Meteor
Season 2, Episode 32
Airdate April 28, 1966
Production Number 1625-0782
Written by Elroy Schwartz
Directed by Jack Arnold
Produced by Sherwood Schwartz
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Meet the Meteor is the thirty-second episode of the second season of Gilligan's Island, and the sixty-eighth episode overall.

Starring: Bob Denver (Gilligan), Alan Hale (Skipper)

Also Starring: Jim Backus (Thurston J. Howell III), Natalie Schafer (Mrs. Howell)

and Also Starring: Tina Louise (Ginger Grant)

with Russell Johnson (The Professor), Dawn Wells (Mary Ann)


Plot Overview

A Meteor crashes on the Island.Having examined it,the Professor determines that it will cause every living thing on the Island to grow old within a week.This Meteor must be destroyed before any of the Castaways grows old.A Lightning Bolt is the answer.The Professor learns a Thunder storm is headed for their way.He will make a lightning Rod out of a Bamboo Pole,to attract the Lightning Bolt.Only one strike will destroy the Meteor.


Gilligans dream sequence comes again soon after another dream sequence from a previous episode.Both Ginger,and The Professor look the same in the dream,as elderly versions of themselves.

Arc Advancement


Gilligan,and Skipper watch as a Meteor crashes on the Island.The Howells,and the Women react to knowing that in a week they might turn old.




The Show

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

The Dream Sequence.

Memorable Moments

Gilligan,Skipper,and The Professor dressed in Gold/Silver made Suits to protect them from Radiations from the Meteor.Gilligan trips over a small sampling,and would later discover that this same sampling grew to be a full grown tree.Gilligan taking the Island made Rod to the Meteor.