Planet of the Apes

Synopsis: Taylor and two other astronauts come out of deep hibernation to find that their ship has crashed. Escaping with little more than clothes they find that they have landed on a planet where men are pre-lingual and uncivilized while apes have learned speech and technology. Taylor is captured and taken to the city of the apes after damaging his throat so that he is silent and cannot communicate with the apes.
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi
Production: 20th Century Fox
  Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 4 wins & 1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
112 min

And that completes my final report

until we reach touchdown.

We're now on full automatic,

in the hands of the computers.

I've tucked my crew in for the long sleep

and I'll be joining them


In less than an hour we'll finish

our sixth month out of Cape Kennedy.

Six months in deep space.

By our time, that is.

According to Dr. Hasslein's theory of time in a

vehicle traveling nearly the speed of light,

the Earth has aged

nearly 700 years since we left it,

while we've aged hardly at all.

It may be so.

This much is probably true.

The men who sent us on this journey

are long since dead and gone.

You who are reading me now

are a different breed.

I hope a better one.

I leave the 20th century with no regrets, but...

one more thing.

If anybody's listening, that is.

Nothing scientific. It's... purely personal.

Seen from out here,

everything seems different.

Time bends.

Space is... boundless.

It squashes a man's ego.

I feel lonely.

That's about it.

Tell me, though...

Does man, that marvel of the universe,

that glorious paradox

who has sent me to the stars,

still make war against his brother,

keep his neighbor's children starving?

Are you all right?



We're in the soup!

She's sinking! Dodge, read the atmosphere!

Landon, get out a last signal!

What signal?

To Earth! That we've landed!

The air's OK!

Blow the hatch before we lose all our power!

It's no use! The power's gone!

Forget it! Abandon ship!

She's sinking.




OK. We're here to stay.

Well, where are we?

Do you have any notion, skipper?

We're some 320 light years from Earth

on an unnamed planet in orbit

around a star in the constellation of Orion.

Is that close enough for you?

That could be Bellatrix.

It's too white for Bellatrix.

You didn't have time to read the tapes.

So you really don't know, do you?

What went wrong?

We weren't programmed to land in the water.

The question is not so much

where we are as when we are.

We've had enough sleep

to hold us for a while.

Let's start earning all that back pay.

Dodge, run your soil test.

- Got your sensors?

- Right.

- Geiger counter?

- Got it.

Let's see. One pistol,

We've got food and water

enough for three days.

How long is a day?

That's a good question.


Hey, Landon!

Join the expedition.

Sorry. I was thinking about Stewart.

What do you suppose happened?

Air leak. She died in her sleep.

You don't seem very cut up about it.

It's a little late for a wake.

She's been dead nearly a year.

That means we've been away

from Earth for 18 months.

Our time.

You've gone gray.

Apart from that you look pretty chipper

for a man who's 2,031 years old.

I read the clocks.

They bear out Hasslein's hypothesis.

We have been away from Earth

for 2,000 years,

give or take a decade.

Still can't accept it?

Time's wiped out everything you ever knew.

It's all dust.

Prove it.

If we can't get back, it's still just a theory.

It's a fact, Landon. Buy it. You'll sleep better.

Nothing will grow here.

There's just a trace of carbohydrates.

All the nitrogen is locked into the nitrates.

No dangerous ionization?



If there's no life here,

we've got just 72 hours to find it.

That's when the groceries run out. Let's go.

Which direction?

That way.

Any particular reason?

None at all.

Come on...

Everybody all right?

Water check.

Eight ounces.

It doesn't add up.

Thunder and lightning, and no rain.

Cloud cover at night.

That strange luminosity...

yet there's no moon.

If we could just get a fix.

What would that tell you?

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