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Old 05-27-04, 08:27 PM
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PLANET OF THE APES as a "Twilight Zone" Episode...

What if the original 1968 PLANET OF THE APES were Twilight Zone episode?

Rod Serling wrote the screenplay, and if you think about it, the film is kind of a two-hour TZ episode (especially with that ending). Anyway,
some people at the web site called "The Forbidden Zone" (http://www.theforbidden-zone.com) decided to cut together a 24-minute version of the film to see how it might work as a TZ episode.


Fans of either or both series will get a kick out of this.


http://www.theforbidden-zone.com/video.shtml
Old 05-27-04, 10:42 PM
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....more interesting if it were an Animal Kingdom episode.
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The forbbidenzone is wrong on credits.

Of course the author of the Planet of the Apes is Pierre Boulle, but actually Michael Wilson did most of the screen adaptation with only help from Serling. In fact Serling is second billed.
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It wasn't a collaberation between the two so no one was "helping" anybody else. I thought Serling did a complete first draft which was substatially revised by Michael Wilson.
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Pants you are completely right. I am very wrong.

Serling did write the screen play and it took him two years to do so. Serling was having trouble and the studios brought Wilson in just before filming began. But most of the credit goes to Rod.

In an interview with Serling he said that Wilson changed dialog, but as he stated in an 1970's inteview "the chronology of scenes and events was identical to mine—except that people didn't say the same things."

But because Wilson was the person to actually finish the final draft he gets first billet and co-autothor goes to Rod. (cheated I say).



Dont ever listen to me again. I have shamed my self for giving false information. Next time I should do some more research before responding instead of trusting my aging brain.

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No big deal dude.

BTW, although I've never read any version of the script, I've been told that a major change made in Wilson's version is that the Ape society is now primative. Serling's version had them living in skyscrapers and flying helicopters and they were scientificly more advanced than man. This would have been too expensive so it was changed.
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Is it just me or is there way too much pixilization in that episode? I usually expect higher quality from Quick Time files. If I convert it to MPEG to burn to a VCD, it will look like utter crap.
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IT was interesting.
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Interesting premise - about to watch it.

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