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Franchise Detours

Apr 21, 2023

Escape from the Planet of the Apes set the franchise off on a brand-new course. And the sequel -- released just over a year after its predecessor -- follows the ape Caesar (Roddy McDowall, as a new character) as he plays a pivotal role in humanity's downfall in Conquest of the Planet of the Apes.

Ryan Luis Rodriguez of One Track Mind joins the show to discuss this 1972 edition of the long-running Planet of the Apes franchise. We'll discuss McDowall's ability to transform into an entirely new ape character, the movie's more on-the-nose than ever social commentary, and whether this film should have ended this initial era of Planet of the Apes.

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