G | | Adventure, Sci-Fi
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.
All five original "Planet of the Apes" movies were number one at the U.S. box office when released. "Planet of the Apes" spent three weeks as the number one top grossing film: the week of Feb. 11, 1968 it made $3,683,823, the week of Feb. 18, 1968 it made $3,384,838, and the week of Feb. 25, 1968 it made $3,173,536.
And that completes my final report until we reach touchdown. We're now on full automatic, in the hands of the computers. I have tucked my crew in for the long sleep and I'll be joining them soon. In less than an hour, we'll finish our sixth month ...
Taylor claims the talking doll is proof humans could once talk, asking, "Would an ape make a human doll that could talk?" Actually , humans make a lot of animal dolls that talk, so the reverse from apes is not all that unlikely. (Taylor's remark is taking into consideration the apes' attitude toward humans, which would be considered sacrilege to construct a talking human doll).
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