Return to the Planet of the Apes

Return to the Planet of the Apes

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Return to the Planet of the Apes
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Return to a world gone mad!
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Brief Synopsis:
The 1974 television series, using the episodes " Escape From Tomorrow", "The Legacy" and "The Trap", recut into a movie that now fits into the original movie series continuity.
The intent with this fan edit is twofold; one, clearly establish that this edit takes place in the movie continuity and two, craft a story that is closer in tone to the films.

To establish a clear timeline, two things have been done:
- A prologue has been created (using new fx and using movie footage) which establishes clear dates for the launch of the liberty rockets, moving Burke and Virdon's launch from 1980 to 1973, just before the arrival of the ape-onauts from Escape... thus explaining why our astronaut heroes have no knowledge of intelligent apes.
- Cut all contradictory continuity from the episodes.... no dogs, no reference to astronauts arriving 10 years earlier, no book picture of a city from the 25th century, etc.

Other cuts include:
- Much of the humour, particularly from Burke, has been trimmed or removed.
- From the episode "Legacy", the entire castle and family subplot has been removed. Also for this episode, new FX have been created for the message from the past, with a nice easter-egg tie-in to the movie universe.
- From the episode "Trap" lots of trims, village subplot gone.
- An all new, darker ending in the tradition of the apes movies with an epilogue that then connects to the original POTA.
Release Information
  • NTSC DVD-5
  • MP4/M4V/MOV
Special Features
Fan edit available for streaming on Vimeo. Password: apes
Cover art by BionicBob (DOWNLOAD HERE)

Fanedit (Password: apes)

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