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June 9, 2021

Episode 523: Planet of the Apes (1968)

Guest Co-Hosts: Edward G. Pettit, Richard Hatem

A planet where apes evolved from men?

Sci-Fi Month continues with a look at the landmark 1968 film Planet of the Apes. Based on the novel by , it’s the story of a quartet of astronauts who arrive on a strange planet where three species of apes -- Orangutans, Chimpanzees, and Gorillas -- are the ruling species while bands of mute, primitive humans hide in the forests, occasionally stealing the apes’ crops, and generally being a nuisance.

Richard Hatem and Edward G. Pettit join Mike to discuss the original quintet of films, the Tim Burton misfire, and the more recent trilogy.

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"Stop The Planet of the Apes, I Want to Get Off" - Troy McClure and Cast
"The Hunt" - Jerry Goldsmith



  1. What a fantastic episode regarding one of the all-time great film franchises. Thanks!

  2. You are crushing it this month, one opus after another and these themed episodes helped me realize that my favorite genre is sci-fi. Mike, I don't know how you produce the profilic content you do while still holding down a day job. It's inspired.

  3. "You Got What You Wanted Tiger,How's It Taste?"-George TaylorChuck Heston in one of many amazing things in Waynes World 2 ,including the ghost of Jim Morrison,Chris Walken,Chris Farley,Rip Taylor,Aerosmith&Ed O'Neill&Ralph Brown re-prising his Withnail&I character & once again when I'm flush with cash I need to Patreon The Projection Booth as a dyed in the wool Cinefile!!:)

  4. That Goldsmith commentary - now you know the pain of many a Goldsmith fan... he wasn't one who'd go into his process directly.