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  1. Planet of the Apes: Directed by Franklin J. Schaffner. With Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter, Maurice Evans. An astronaut crew crash-lands on a planet in the distant future where intelligent talking apes are the dominant species, and humans are the oppressed and enslaved.

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  2. Planet of the Apes is a 1968 American science fiction film directed by Franklin J. Schaffner and loosely based on the 1963 French novel La Planète des Singes by Pierre Boulle. Written by Michael Wilson and Rod Serling, it stars Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter, Maurice Evans, James Whitmore, James Daly and Linda Harrison.

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    Taylor taking his last smoke before going into stasis pod

    It begins in a spaceship carrying four passengers. The skipper, Taylor speaks of how their ship is traveling 700 years into the future but they are not aging. He and three colleagues, fame-seeker Landon, man of science Dodge and 'future Eve' Stewart, have been in space for six months, having departed in January 1972. The deep space experiment involves Dr. Hasslein's theory in which the astronauts age only a few years while the citizens of

    Primary Cast:

    Charlton Heston as George Taylor

    Roddy McDowall as Dr. Cornelius

    Kim Hunter as Dr. Zira

    Maurice Evans as Dr. Zaius

    Linda Harrison as Nova

    See also: Planet of the Apes Concept Art & Costume Tests

    King Brothers & Rod Serling

    According to Michael Wilson's shooting script, the clock indicating Earth Time reads 2105 just before Taylor enters hibernation, and 3975 when he awakes. The corresponding dates on screen were 2673 and 3978 respectively. Marvel Comics' adaptation of the movie was based on this script, and it - and Marvel's other Apes stories - used 3975 as the date of the first movie.

    As Taylor and the primitive humans are held in Zira's laboratory, a scene in Wilson's script showed them being given building blo

    Astronauts Taylor, Dodge and Landon physically age about twelve months while in cryogenic sleep aboard the Icarus / Liberty 1. When they awaken, they have each grown full beards and moustaches, yet their hair has not grown in length at all. In fact, the beards were a late addition suggested by Charlton Heston: "Because of the device of seeing the w...

    The long build-up to the appearance of the apes onscreen was an idea supported by Arthur P. Jacobs, who felt that the device had worked well in building suspense in the film King Kong.

    The famous courtroom scene was inspired by a 1920's court case in which a Tennessee schoolteacher was arrested for teaching Darwin's theory of evolution, a case which later inspired the classic film Inherit the Wind.

    Taylor: And that completes my final report until we reach touchdown. We're now on full automatic in the hands of the computers. I've tucked my crew in for the long sleep, and I'll be joining them...soon. In less than an hour, we'll finish our six months out of Cape Kennedy. Six months in deep space...by our time, that is. According to Dr. Hasslein'...

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    The Making of Planet of the Apes, by J. W. Rinzler (HarperCollins, 2018)

    Planet of the Apes (1968) at Wikipedia

    Planet of the Apes (1968) at the Internet Movie Database

    40 Years Later: Rod Serling's Planet of the Apes - Settling the Debate over Who Wrote What, and When, by Gordon C. Webb - 'Ape Chronicles' #41 (2008) at Hunter's Planet of the Apes Archive

    Planet of the Apes review

    Film Apes (a history of ape monster movies) - 'Movie Monsters' #1 (1974) at Hunter's Apes Archive

    Planet of the Apes (1968) from Apes Wikia

    ↑ Overview of the Movie by Octavio Ramos Jr.

    ↑ 2.0 2.1 Debbie Reynolds Collection auction catalogue (18 June 2011)

    ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Marvel Planet of the Apes', UK Issue 12 (1975)

    ↑ 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 4.11 4.12 4.13 4.14 Cinefantastique 'Planet of the Apes' Issue (1972)

    ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 Filming 'Planet of the Apes', by Herb A. Lightman - 'American Cinematographer' (April 1968)

    ↑ 'Final Production Information Guide' (1968) at Hunter's Planet of the Ape

  4. Contents. 2.1 Planet of the Apes (1968) 2.2 Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970) 2.3 Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971) 2.4 Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972) 2.5 Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973)

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