On Mon, 11 Apr 2022 14:27:44 -0700, Jibini Kula Tumbili Kujisalimisha
> wrote in news:OP05K.213128$OT%
>> About "Planet of the Apes" (face slap!)
>> It was loosely based on the 1963 French novel
>> La Plan??te des Singes by Pierre Boulle.
>> "Planet of the Apes" is a 1968 American science fiction film
>> directed by Franklin J. Schaffner and stared Charlton Heston
>> and Roddy McDowall.
>> Interesting, 5 movies and a television series.
>> A wise acre just posted on the Heinlein FB group,
>> "I've wondered why, in the original Ape movie, Heston never
>> looked at the night sky and saw the moon. Surely that would
>> have tipped him off sooner."
>> --- Because movie makers can control and direct and
>> channel our thoughts? !
>My favorite answer:
>"The moon blasted out of orbit on September 13, 1999."
Alternate History Fiction. The same genre as "2001", "2010", "2012",
"U.F.O." (based in 1980, with a huge Moonbase) and the entire serial
Not to be confused with things like "Apollo 13" which are "Historical
That amuses me a lot. I saw that one happen "live".
>(The script writers basically ignored the issue by throwing in a
>random line by one of the astronauts about there being no moon.
>Otherwise, the big reveal at the end would have been s small bit of
>trivia at hte beginning.)
I was rather surprised that the fucking *huge* USAF painted on the
missiles didn't clue in anyone.
No, they probably didn't show those markings on-screen but absolutely
*everything* in that country is marked with the flag and some logo.
And the ground is knee-deep in Coca-cola tins and other trash such as
roads, buildings, dams, Burning Man debris, MAGA hats, Masks, fag ends
Palaeontologists have calculated it would take many, many millions of
years to erase the footprints of Humanity. Missiles would be unlikely
to stay ready for that long and random bits of statuary would vanish
along with the millions of steel and concrete constructions long
before the cities and roadways.
Mr. Heston not *immediately* recognising Earth is extremely unlikely.
Hell, the *guns* were a clue-by-four.