Ms. Barr wrote if the “muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj.”, Ms. Barr later apologized, but it was too late. He could handle anything in that make-up - horse riding, stunts, supporting roles. Episodes ... iTunes TV Shows; Amazon TV Shows on DVD/Blu-ray; Amazon Instant Video TV; Share. He reads parts of the book and begins to doubt the history that he has been told: apes have always been dominant, and humans have always been inferior and subservient. I caught reruns of this series about 15 years ago, realized just how good this series is, and became a fan. Verified Purchase. But the focus changed. “It was really depressing that that one stupid sentence that she sent out destroyed a whole bunch of peoples’ jobs.”, After Racist Tweet, Roseanne Barr’s Show Is Canceled by ABC. This podcast explores the unsung Planet Of The Apes live-action television series and animated series from the early 1970s.We’ll see if and why they still stand up after 40 years. He said that he had zero tolerance for that sort of racist, bigoted comment, and he wanted me to know before he made it public that he was canceling the show.”. of Disney, called me before the announcement,” she added. "[11] Harper remembers reading with "about 10 or 12 actors for the part that Jim did". Everybody expected it to be a big hit, everybody expected it to go five years, and then..."[26] “The feeling on our set went from great hope and excitement to bewilderment, shock and disappointment. "[15] "Nobody told me what the role was or might be. I know with Ron Harper's role, in particular, we did an awful lot of testing before we settled on him. I read with Booth Colman; but I found out that the studio had already chosen - decided on us - and were just discussing it with CBS. So Gene Roddenberry and the producers were beginning to look at all of this, and Gene was starting to help them in efforts to restructure the show... Gene had already contacted Westheimer Optical Company, who did special effects for 'Star Trek', and was going to contract them to do mattes, opticals, special effects, etc. Build a spaceship? I think we were aware pretty early in the game that we had to give them some hope, with one guy figuring that they would never get home and the other guy hoping that they would be able to. He didn't live long enough to tell me his name. I remember commenting back around that time that the Planet of the Apes TV series looked like Starsky and Hutch vs the apes and I still feel that way when I see clips of the old ape TV show. "[34] Story consultants Ruby and Spears had a slightly different recollection, saying that CBS chief William S. Paley had given the order to pull the plug, and that the final scene of the final episode was filmed in the full knowledge that it was also to be the final scene of the series. … S1, Ep2. But on Tuesday, that all came crashing down. TV Guide wrote in the spring of 1974 that "[CBS] is contemplating a weekly series based on the 'Apes' flicks". Then Virdon and Burke find out about his sentence and rescue Galen. Rumours of "one more feature film, after which the property would be sold as a weekly series to television" were mentioned to reporters on the set of Conquest of the Planet of the Apes in February 1972. I think the scripts did become more simple-minded, for lack of another term. Marvin Paige explained the process of casting the stars of the new show: "There are more gorillas on the series really, than chimps, the gorillas being the military, the police, the heavies. Virdon insists on retrieving the ship's flight log in the hopes that they will be able to analyse it and be able to return to their own time period, but while they are at the ship, they are captured, and the old man is subsequently killed by a group of apes. Apparently human is not the only species that goes to war. We'll be showing the Ape city of the future and it will have the look of the Middle Ages. One of these families will be much like The Waltons. "[33] Chronologically, the series was set between Battle for the Planet of the Apes and the depressing apocalypse of the first two films - allowing the series to adopt a jaunty, adventurish tone and to feature speaking humans. But the stories didn’t have the imagination or quality necessary to sustain viewers. I think it was generally accepted in APES fandom that the earlier talking human gradually devolved into Nova and her crew--at … Joe Ruby and Ken Spears were brought in by then-CBS head Fred Silverman to serve as story consultants, due to the allure of the premise to children.. The sudden cancellation of a hit show — it had the highest ratings of a new TV series in years — because of offscreen controversy was almost without precedent. Join / Sign Up Keep track of your favorite shows and movies, across all your devices. [27], Filming was at Fox studios and location scenes were kept to a minimum, and even at that the crew stuck close to the home studio. But in 1974, MGM sold it off, and now they were destroying those city street sets. “I asked another ape extra what was wrong with him. [18] Executive producer Herbert Hirschman remembered problems with the casting: "Finding the actors to play them gave us a lot of trouble. "[30] Writer Art Wallace concurred: “Some of the actors in gorilla costumes dropped unconscious from the terrible heat. Return to the Planet of the Apes is a short-lived animated series, by DePatie-Freleng Enterprises in association with 20th Century Fox Television, based upon Planet of the Apes by Pierre Boulle. … "[16] In May, Mark Lenard auditioned for the show: "I went down and I read for the part of the gorilla - there were an awful lot of people there, and all kinds. Planet of the Apes cast 1974 James Naughton.jpg 304 × 365; 23 KB There, now you’re all caught up.”, The joke prompted an outcry but ABC defended the show. tt0071033 But it’s not always a clear-cut decision. It could therefore be many thousands of years into the future. Most outdoor scenes were lensed at the Fox ranch, although at least one episode was filmed on MGM’s old ‘New York Street’ backlot which, like most of Leo the Lion’s old stomping grounds, was in a state of near ruins. See Also: Planet of the Apes TV Series Episode List & Production Codes, See Also: Planet of the Apes TV Series Timeline, A Planet of the Apes television series was discussed by producer Arthur P. Jacobs as early as 1971, according to the 1998 documentary Behind the Planet of the Apes - an article in Famous Monsters of Filmland Magazine from July 1971 promoting Escape from the Planet of the Apes asked "Does it come as a surprise to you that a fourth Planet of the Apes picture is planned? I should have known better. Here, the story begins to mimic that of Beneath the Planet of the Apes, but the names recall earlier ideas of Serling's: George Taylor is, of course from the first movie; John Thomas was the original name of Taylor's character in Serling's early draft script; Paul LaFever was also in that script - the character later changed to John Landon (the other astronauts on that mission were Dodge and the deceased Blake/Stewart). We had a couple of people who literally ripped off their ape heads and went home; they couldn’t handle it. • “She would tweet stuff, then apologize and get off Twitter, and then it would get better. Lalo SchifrinEarle HagenRichard LaSalle Every week, the astronauts knocked them out with ridiculous judo chops and backflips.”, According to actor Bill Blake, there was a late rescue attempt by Star Trek's legendary creator: "The show was starting to falter in the ratings. The earliest known TV script was for the unfilmed episode "A Fallen God", written by Anthony Lawrence, dated March 2, 1973. A magnetic disc holding their flight information is already a central part of the plot, and the planet is described in some detail with three zones: the ape city where humans are servants and slaves; a rural zone where ape and human farmers live uneasily side-by-side; and a Forbidden Zone around the ancient cities inhabited by rebellious humans. They said they were from Earth...but from another time period...long ago."). So in effect, Gene was grooming Paula and myself to be the new Zira and Cornelius. In response, CBS soon aired the movies again in its 'Friday Night Movie' slot, while 20th Century Fox began showing all five Apes films in back-to-back six-hour "Go Ape!" I asked Stan Hough, 'What are we going to do?' Galen finds the human book that the old man had been carrying. Mr. Barris is in negotiations to leave his ABC contract and begin working with Netflix. The next day there were readings for Zaius, as I found out later on, and the day after that they called couples down to the studio. [31][25], Official publicity announced that Roddy McDowall would star as the renegade chimpanzee, Galen - one of the few Apes in this strange, alien world of the future willing to befriend the two astronauts from out of Earth's past - Ron Harper as astronaut Alan Virdon, and James Naughton as his companion in nightmare, astronaut Peter Burke. And it was as simple as that. The crash is also witnessed by a young chimpanzee who tells his father, a village official who alerts the authorities. After Battle for the Planet of the Apes was a modest hit and a TV broadcast of the original Apes scored for CBS, everyone was poised to move to the small screen. We were constantly whacking some guy over the head with a stick or drop kicking a guy in a monkey suit. [14] The first TV series script written in almost a year (according to production codes) was the unfilmed episode "Hostage", the final draft of which was dated April 5, 1974. The move was decided by top Disney and ABC executives, including Ms. Dungey who was appointed to her role in February 2016, becoming the first black entertainment president of a major broadcast television network. Amazingly, most of the guest stars and stuntmen did function under such adverse conditions.” Stuntman George Robotham was one of those who couldn't function: “Apes drove me crazy. She wrote the message just two weeks after it and the other broadcast networks made their pitches to advertisers about their coming fall lineups, with the hope of attracting up to $9 billion in advertising commitments by summer’s end. The spin-off 1974 television series has been spread out over four discs and placed in one box set by Fox, unfortunately the picture quality is inconsistent and often terrible, and … The wasps came buzzing out of the hole, and it was the first time I’ve ever seen frightened gorillas bolt from their horses. "[26] There wasn't that much in the way of special effects (aside from some matte paintings used in the episodes set in the ruins of human cities) as a bulk of the budget went towards makeup. The Saturday morning animated series Return to the Planet of the Apes debuted on NBC TV in September 1975, but fared no better than it's predecessor, being cancelled by the end of the year. Starring A media franchise based on the 1963 novel La Planète des singes (Planet of the Apes) by French author Pierre Boulle, that has generated nine movies with three separate continuities, a live-action series, an animated series and canon novels.. The series begins with the crash of an Earth spaceship that encountered a time warp while approaching Alpha Centauri on August 19, 1980. I said, ‘Paul, the last two hours of my life have been an absolute, unmitigated living hell. I was sure we would be around for at least a couple of years.” James Naughton agreed: "We kinda became 'The Fugitive', you know? “I am truly sorry for making a bad joke about her politics and her looks. When series like “Two and a Half Men,” “House of Cards” or “Transparent” were at the center of storms surrounding their biggest stars, the casts were reworked but remained on the air. But none of the stars involved in those shows were as central to their identity as Ms. Barr was to “Roseanne.”. Brown & Watson 'Planet of the Apes' Annual, 1975, Brown & Watson 'Planet of the Apes' Annual, 1976, Brown & Watson 'Planet of the Apes' Annual, 1977, Neilsen reports do not include episode titles, Timeline of the Planet of the Apes: The Definitive Chronology, Kassidy Rae's Planet of the Apes: The Television Series Website, Planet of the Apes (1974) article at Wikipedia, Planet of the Apes (1974) at the Internet Movie Database (IMDB), Hunter's Planet of the Apes Scripts Archive, 'Broadcast History' at storiesfromchalo.info, "Escape from Tomorrow" revised final script, Planet of the Apes Encyclopedia: The Legacy, Planet of the Apes Encyclopedia: The Surgeon, Planet of the Apes Encyclopedia: Tomorrow's Tide, https://planetoftheapes.fandom.com/wiki/Planet_of_the_Apes_(TV_Series)?oldid=61033, Unit Production Manager ... Richard Glassman. They even did the last two episodes after the network told them to stop. Zaius wants to find out as much as he can about the humans before they are eventually killed. [12], The spur for finally starting production of a TV show was in September 1973, when the CBS network bought the television broadcast rights to the first three Planet of the Apes films for $1 million and showed them in a row on prime time screens. On a Monday morning, Stan called Jim and me in and said, 'This is going to be the last episode'. ... Two astronauts survive a crash-landing on a planet where intelligent apes rule over humans. "[22], CBS started production on July 1, produced by Stan Hough and executive produced by Herbert Hirschman. When Galen finds out that Urko has arranged for the two astronauts to escape and be killed in the attempt, he stops the shooter and helps the humans escape. ", and we did. Galen the chimpanzee is their only ape friend as they try to evade capture. An undated Concept for a TV series was prepared. Back in 2001, Tim Burton spun a straight-up remake of the original Planet of the Apes, starring Mark Wahlberg in the astronaut role made famous by Charlton “Damn Dirty Apes… [23] Booth Colman felt “It was a real shame. According to a report from Movie Web, the Planet Of The Apes franchise hasn’t been canceled. The broadcast registered a 33.6 Nielsen rating and a 57 per cent share of the audience to capture the number one spot in the ratings race for that week, and the highest ratings in history for a sci-fi series up to that time. We took turns. We'll even stretch to 6'2" if we have to, because the actors portraying those things have to, in those characters, develop almost a slouch. Follow. Talking Apes TV is brought to you by your Skywalking Through Neverland friends, Richard Woloski and Mark Ogusch ewitz. “Many who have tried have failed.”. It did not take long for ABC to move on. Typically, this show was cancelled after only 13 episodes. 5.0 out of 5 stars "Planet Of The Apes" t.v. From episode 5 onwards of the the 1974 series, Anthony Wilson (formerly Story Editor on Lost in Space) was credited with having "developed the series for television". Not all of the apes will be bad guys. Reviewed in the United States on August 16, 2019. Her sitcom “Roseanne” returned in March after a two-decade absence to enormous ratings on ABC. The highly-significant 'magnetic disc' was maintained from the original Concept, as Herbert Hirschman pointed out: "The astronauts were obviously very important to us, and we wanted to keep hope alive for them. Tuesday was the first day that “Roseanne” producers and writers convened on the show’s lot in Studio City, Calif., to begin work on the next season. About a half-hour later, she offered an apology. series is an underrated gem that needs to be in your collection !! 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