TMTYR Episode #2: Can I Get An Ape-men? (Planet of the Apes)

In Episode #2, the damned, dirty Pavement Pounders delve into the classic 1968 film Planet of the Apes.

Also discussed are the Pierre Boulle novel on which it’s based, and the unfortunate re-adaptation/remake starring Marky Mark, with a brief conversation about Rise of the Planet of the Apes and the new franchise it’s started.

Along the way, they manage to segue from talking about remakes, reboots, and readaptations into a discussion of Batman.  Because he’s Batman!!!

Pounder Rankings!!!

James:

  • Planet of the Apes novel
  • Rise of the Planet of the Apes
  • Planet of the Apes (1968 film)
  • Planet of the Apes (2001 film)

Colin:

  • Planet of the Apes (1968 film)
  • Planet of the Apes novel
  • Rise of the Planet of the Apes (even without having seen it!)
  • insurmountable and unnamed chasm of other fictional things
  • Planet of the Apes (2001 film)

Seth:

  • Planet of the Apes (1968 film)
  • Planet of the Apes novel
  • Rise of the Planet of the Apes
  • Planet of the Apes (2001 film)

Bonus Ranking, or Seth Ranks the Whole Franchise!

  • Planet of the Apes (1968 film)
  • Planet of the Apes novel
  • Escape From the Planet of the Apes
  • Rise of the Planet of the Apes
  • Conquest of the Planet of the Apes
  • Battle for the Planet of the Apes
  • Beneath the Planet of the Apes
  • Planet of the Apes (2001 film)

(note that this list differs from what Seth said on the podcast)

Notes:

  • Seth’s review of the Planet of the Apes novel.
  • Interesting tidbit about how the actors in ape makeup during the filming of the 1968 film instinctively segregated themselves into group of similar apes.
  • Hilarious Serta commercial featuring everyone’s favorite male scientist chimpanzee:

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