The original series of five films (1968–1973) were produced by Arthur P. Jacobs, based on Boulle's original novel premise, and released by 20th Century Fox. They chronicle the fall of mankind and the rise of intelligent apes. Followed by two television series in the 1970s, a 2001 remake (of the 1968 ...

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Planet of the Apes (1968): What was the original mission supposed to be?

What was the intended mission of the astronauts in the original Planet of the Apes (1968)? At one point, Taylor mentions that Stewart was supposed to be their "Eve", as if they were going to populate ...
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Why didn't they follow the water in Planet of the Apes (1968)?

I finally got around to watching the original Planet of the Apes and the first thing Heston and his team do, after deciding there is no life, is to march into the desert away from water. Why do that? ...
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Why was Ulysse the first human to speak?

In Pierre Boulle's novel Planet of the Apes (aka Monkey Planet), Humans had been used as Ape slaves and exposed to their speech for generations, possibly since the long distant Ape apocalypse. Speech ...
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Why does Charlton Heston's character not realize he's on Earth when he hears apes speaking English?

In the original Planet of the Apes movie, long before Charlton Heston's character, Taylor, has his big moment of realization at the base of the remains of the Statue of Liberty, he encounters a bunch ...
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Where is the moon in Planet of the Apes (1968)?

In the original Planet of the Apes (1968), Charlton Heston discovers at the end of the movie But he surely could know it sooner if the moon were present in the sky. When he abandons the sinking ...
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How did the virus turn the chimps' eyes green?

One of the side effects of the agent used to make chimps smart was turning their eyes green. Is there any explanation for how that may have happened?
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Were the zoo apes intelligent in Rise of the Planet of the Apes?

Near the end of the movie, when the zoo apes were freed, they seemed to have joined the revolt to escape to freedom. Were they somehow intelligent by any means? They all left in unison and their ...
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How did Jacobs know who Caesar was?

In Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Jacobs (the executive from Gensys) says that the leader of the apes how did Jacobs know who Caesar was and what he looked like? The movie makes it blatantly ...
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What is the meaning of Planet of the Apes(2001) movie ending?

In the last scene of the movie, How the heck did this happen? What is the meaning of this ending?
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How is Caesar physically able to speak in 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes'?

This wikipedia link says, Sign language and computer keyboards are used in primate language research because non-human primates lack vocal cords and other human speech organs. However, ...
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Is the setup of humans who can't speak shown in 'Planet of the Apes(1968)' plausible?

In the original (1968) Planet of the Apes movie the humans are depicted as if they can't speak any language. Is that plausible? How can humans lose their ability to speak? One can see that humans ...