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Franchise Detours

Apr 7, 2023

1968's Planet of the Apes was a watershed moment for science fiction cinema and, in hindsight, franchise filmmaking. But what lies beneath? That's the focus of this episode, as we take a look at the first of many sequels to attempt to on the original Planet of the Apes film.

Jeremiah Stewart of Let's Talk helps us dig into 1970's Beneath the Planet of the Apes. We'll discuss how the film deals with Charlton Heston's limited screen time, its deliberate efforts to sideline the apes themselves, and that jaw-dropping ending that seemingly leaves no room for a follow-up.

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