To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Planet of the Apes, Hasslein Books announces an extensive chronology by author Rich Handley. Every film, episode, novel, comic book and more is covered, from 1968 to the present--including several unpublished works. Along with a painstakingly detailed timeline spanning millennia, this volume features a gallery of more than 350 cover images, a recommended viewing/reading order, an examination of time travel in the Planet of the Apes mythos (both on screen and in print), and a title/creator index of published fiction-plus, insightful notes discussing preliminary and discarded story concepts, inconsistencies and discontinuities, unpublished lore and other fascinating trivia.
Author: John Huss
Publisher: Open Court
Release Date: 2013-05-20
What makes humans different from other animals, what humans are entitled to do to other species, whether time travel is possible, what limits should be placed on science and technology, the morality and practicality of genetic engineering—these are just some of the philosophical problems raised by Planet of the Apes. Planet of the Apes and Philosophy looks at all the deeper issues involved in the Planet of the Apes stories. It covers the entire franchise, from Pierre Boulle’s 1963 novel Monkey Planet to the successful 2012 reboot Rise of the Planet of the Apes. The chapters reflect diverse points of view, philosophical, religious, and scientific. The ethical relations of humans with animals are explored in several chapters, with entertaining and incisive observations on animal intelligence, animal rights, and human-animal interaction. Genetic engineering is changing humans, animals, and plants, raising new questions about the morality of such interventions. The scientific recognition that humans and chimps share 99 percent of their genes makes a future in which non-human animals acquire greater importance a distinct possibility. Planet of the Apes is the most resonant of all scientific apocalypse myths.
Experience the Planet of the Apes as it was first envisioned by Rod Serling. Based on the original script by Rod Serling and adapted by comedian and screenwriter Dana Gould (The Simpsons, Stan Against Evil) , this graphic novel presents an alternate vision of the classic film. Taylor is Thomas, and Ape City isn’t a crude, primitive grouping of huts, it’s a bustling and urbane metropolis filled with cars and skyscrapers and a vibrant ape culture. Apes wear modern clothes and drive modern cars, they have talk shows and nightclubs and alcohol. How does a human fit into this world, and what will his presence mean to how Apes—and humans—view themselves. Based on the original, never-before-realized Rod Serling screenplay!
Author: Pierre Boulle
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2011-05-05
In a spaceship that can travel at the speed of light, Ulysse, a journalist, sets off from Earth for the nearest solar system. He finds there a planet which resembles his own, but on Soror humans behave like animals, and are hunted by a civilised race of primates. Captured and sent to a research facility, Ulysse must convince the apes of their mutual origins. But such revelations will have always been greeted by prejudice and fear...
Author: David R. Begun
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Release Date: 2015-10-27
Was Darwin wrong when he traced our origins to Africa? The Real Planet of the Apes makes the explosive claim that it was in Europe, not Africa, where apes evolved the most important hallmarks of our human lineage—such as dexterous hands and larger brains. In this compelling and accessible book, David Begun, one of the world's leading paleoanthropologists, transports readers to an epoch in the remote past when the Earth was home to many migratory populations of ape species. Drawing on the latest astonishing discoveries in the fossil record as well as his own experiences conducting field expeditions across Europe and Asia, Begun provides a sweeping evolutionary history of great apes and humans. He tells the story of how one of the earliest members of our evolutionary group—a new kind of primate called Proconsul—evolved from lemur-like monkeys in the primeval forests of Africa. Begun vividly describes how, over the next 10 million years, these hominoids expanded into Europe and Asia and evolved climbing and hanging adaptations, longer maturation times, and larger brains, setting the stage for the emergence of humans. As the climate deteriorated in Europe around 10 million years ago, these apes either died out or migrated south, reinvading the African continent and giving rise to the lineages of the gorilla, chimpanzee, and, ultimately, the human. Presenting startling new insights about our fossil ape ancestors, The Real Planet of the Apes is a book that fundamentally alters our understanding of human origins.
Ape society is in flux. The rigid caste system is breaking down. Humans can't speak and are considered animals, but are tolerated in the City. Scientific curiosity is smashing old taboos. But not everyone is happy with the new status quo. When an Ape general named Aleron discovers that the Lawgiver’s most sacred commandment—Ape Does Not Kill Ape—has been broken, he unwittingly unlocks a vast conspiracy deep in Ape City that will upend society, and all of history. On the run and faced with unspeakable betrayal, Aleron crosses paths with Doctor Zaius, Zira, Cornelius, and others as he journeys into the heart of the Forbidden zone to discover the truth. Collected together for the first time in one prestigious omnibus, experience the entire critically-acclaimed Apes saga from Gabriel Hardman (Green Lantern) and Corinna Bechko (Star Wars: Legacy), and celebrated illustrators Marc Laming (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Damian Couceiro (Old Man Logan). Features Betrayal of the Planet of the Apes, Exile on the Planet of the Apes, and Planet of the Apes: Cataclysm.
Author: Andrew E. C. Gaska
Publisher: Titan Books (US, CA)
Release Date: 2018-11-13
New adventures revealing secrets stemming from Beneath the Planet of the Apes In Beneath the Planet of the Apes, Col. George Taylor (played by Charlton Heston) disappears into the Forbidden Zone, only to return in the film's climactic scene. For forty-eight years, the question has remained--what happened to Taylor? Finally the truth is revealed. Beneath the irradiated wasteland, the astronaut faces the deadly wonders of a gleaming city and its inhuman citizenry. On the surface the gorillas--led by General Ursus--launch an all-out assault to exterminate the savage animals known as humans. And out in the desert, the chimpanzee scientist Milo strives to reconstruct the spacecraft that brought the humans from the past. Events spiral at a breakneck pace, with the fate of a world at stake.
Unlock the more straightforward side of Planet of the Apes with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of Planet of the Apes by Pierre Boulle, the pioneering work of science fiction in which three space travellers crash-land on a mysterious, earth-like planet, where apes are the dominant species and humans are wild animals subjected to rigorous scientific testing. The book not only had its first film adaptation just 5 years after its publication, but launched an entire media franchise which continues to inspire new films, series and merchandise even in the present day. It is one of Pierre Boulle’s two main works, which are both highly successful and have both adapted into award-winning films and series, despite Boulle’s being convinced they were unfilmable. Find out everything you need to know about Planet of the Apes in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you in your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!
Author: Eric Greene
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Performing Arts
How do political conflicts shape popular culture? This book explores that question by analyzing how the Planet of the Apes films functioned both as entertaining adventures and as apocalyptic political commentary. Informative and thought provoking, the book demonstrates how this enormously popular series of secular myths used images of racial and ecological crisis to respond to events like the Cold War, the race riots of the 1960s, the Civil Rights movement, the Black Power movement, and the Vietnam War. The work utilizes interviews with key filmmakers and close readings of the five Apes films and two television series to trace the development of the series' theme of racial conflict in the context of the shifting ideologies of race during the sixties and seventies. The book also observes that today, amid growing concerns over race relations, the resurgent popularity of Apes and Twentieth Century--Fox's upcoming film may again make Planet of the Apes a pop culture phenomenon that asks who we are and where we are going.
THE OFFICIAL PREQUEL TO THE DRAMATIC NEW FILM FROM 20TH CENTURY FOX Caesar and his followers have escaped the clutches of man, fighting their way across the Golden Gate Bridge and taking refuge in the vast redwood forest known as Muir Woods. There they hope to establish a home, far from the humans who so horribly abused them. BUT MANKIND HAS FAR WORSE THINGS TO WORRY ABOUT The “Simian Flu” has begun to strike down unsuspecting innocents throughout San Francisco. What began as isolated cases quickly becomes a full-on epidemic. There are those who blame the apes, and would seek to take revenge, while others hunt Caesar and his troop for their own insidious reasons. Either way, the result will be the same... FIRESTORM The all-new bridge between Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Driven from their woodland home, Caesar and his apes are still recovering from the takeover by renegade ape Koba. Caesar is desperate to avoid war with the humans, but this is a faint hope, as his enemies are about to receive military reinforcements headed by the ruthless Colonel McCullough.
Author: David Hofstede
Publisher: ECW Press
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Performing Arts
With the July 2001 release of the Planet of the Apes remake, the franchise will be hotter than ever. The movie will star Mark Wahlberg, Tim Roth, and Helena Bonham Carter. Planet of the Apes enjoyed and continues to enjoy a massive fan base. This volume details every POTA film every made alongside the animated series, the spinoff series of the original film, through to publications such as comic books, and merchandise. Hofstede examines all aspects of POTA, interviews, reviews, complete cast and credit information and a bts look at what made this quirky sf film a classic.