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Is there an explanation given for humans lost capacity for speech in so short a time evolutionarily speaking?

(Note, I realize that later versions had the anti-alzheimer's virus which increased ape intelligence ironically damaged human minds. How neatly explained that was -- I am interested in the original ...
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Is there an explanation for how Taylor returned to Earth?

Planet of the Apes (1968) spoilers Cpt Taylor and his crew launched towards the Orion constellation and at some point of their journey they put themselves into artificial sleep. At the time Taylor ...
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Was any reviewer critical of the depiction of ape behavior when the films came out?

I believe Planet of the Apes and sequels basically have chimps as the intellectual and more compassionate species while gorillas are shown as militaristic. It is possible that in the 1960s and early ...
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In the Mark Wahlberg version of Planet of the Apes, who was the Great Emancipator?

The final scene of the 2001 production finds Wahlberg being arrested on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, behind him the statue of the Ape Lincoln. In that time-line, who did The Great Emancipator ...
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Where do the guns and ammo come from in Planet of the Apes (1968)?

In the 1968 Charlton Heston movie Planet of the Apes, the ape civilization appears to be relatively primitive, yet they have modern-looking guns (at least by 1968 standards). Even if we assume they ...
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Was Caesar always called Caesar in Conquest of the Planet of the Apes?

Was there ever a cut of the 1972 movie Conquest of the Planet of the Apes in which Armando addressed Roddy McDowall's character as "Milo" at the beginning? I could swear that the first time I saw ...
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What happened to Earth in the 1968 Planet of the Apes?

The ending in Boule's Book is different and I think the ending of the film is one of the great masterpieces of the adaptation. But whats supposed to happen in the film's Earth? What lead to the ...
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What was the relationship between Nova and the human soldier?

When Caesar and the apes first find Nova, she seems to be travelling/hiding with a human soldier, whom the apes are forced to kill after he tries to shoot them. It's later understood that this ...
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How did Maurice know the dying soldier can't speak?

In War for the Planet of the Apes (2017), The apes and Nova pass through the snowy mountains. They find the bodies of three soldiers shot in the snow. One of them is still alive but is slowly dying. ...
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How can the apes understand Caesar's English?

In War for the Planet of the Apes (2017), Caesar speaks English to his ape army, but how Apes can understand English too?
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Who is "them" in Lake's dialogue?

In War for the Planet of the Apes (2017), After Caesar gets arrested by the Colonel's soldiers, Lake said the following words to Caesar in prison: Caswer: Lake... Lake: Forgive them. We've ...
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What is with the lack of orangutans?

The most recent Planet of the Apes trilogy is truly great cinema. As I was watching the most recent entry, I came to wonder why there are not many orangutans. The landscape is primarily lived upon by ...
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Do we know how far Caesar traveled with the main group?

In War For the Planet of the Apes, When the main group of apes and Caesar all travel together, do we know how far they actually traveled? Early in the movie, Caesar's son and Rocket indicated that ...
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How did this character die in "War for the Planet of the Apes"?

Can someone explain Did it become infected or something? Seems very odd.
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In what order should I watch the original Planet of the Apes film series?

Given that the original Planet of the Apes film series features time travel both ways and some later films tie back to the first film in the series, in what order should I watch the films? Is it ...
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How did Koba justify imprisoning the apes loyal to Caesar to everyone else?

Spoilers for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes below. Given that the other apes supported Caesar so much that they went to war when they believed he had been killed, how was Koba able to justify ...
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How come Zera asks Cornelius if he likes chocolate?

In “Beneath The Planet of The Apes", Zera asks Cornelius if he likes chocolate, then says “No, of course you don't... ...But I do" Why?
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In original Planet of the Apes, is the statue's head really the only remnant of the city?

In original Planet of the Apes film, could it really be possible that the only remnant of the city would be the statue's head? Aren't there a lot of structures that would be more likely to survive ...
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Why was Abraham Lincoln an ape? [duplicate]

In Tim Burton's Planet of the Apes... what is up with the final scene? It was my favorite scene in the movie but is there actually a plausible explanation for it?
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Where did the apes find another Icarus spaceship to return to Earth?

Where did the apes find another Icarus spaceship to return to earth? How did they have the knowledge to pilot it?
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How many apes can speak?

This question is specifically about the 2014 film Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. In the film, we know that certain non-human apes can speak. We also know that Caesar was the first of them to do so. ...
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Inconsistent science in Planet of the Apes

In the original Planet of the Apes, the reason for their travel forward in time is their near light speed travel, which causes time to move slower for them. This is scientifically accurate, allows ...
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Does the “Planet of the Apes” book end like the movie series?

I've watched the Planet Of The Apes movies before, the 1960s-1970s ones. And I thought the series ending wasn't very good. I'm thinking about reading the book, but if it ends in the same terrible way, ...
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Was this line in the original Pierre Boulle book?

Take your stinking paws off me, you damn dirty ape! Was this in the original Pierre Boulle's book or did someone invent it for the movie? Mr Heston perhaps? Taylor escapes and during his ...
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Was the 1998 John Glenn Planet of the Apes prank executed?

In 1998 there was an internet joke going around that proposed: "Pssssst. This is a secret. When John Glenn returns from space, everybody dress in Ape Suits. Pass it on." Did this Planet of the ...
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Why don't the Oberon's ruins resemble the space station?

In the 2001 Planet of The Apes, at the beginning of the movie, the Oberon space station looks huge. Thousands of years after its crash, its wreckage does not resemble the original space station. The ...
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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, primates ...
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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 ...
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