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Old December 11 2012, 11:53 PM   #32
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Re: Best Planet Of The Apes sequel?

^^ I think there was a scene like that in the first episode of the TV show.

Mr. Laser Beam wrote: View Post
That being said: What's everyone's opinion on the theory that the original POTA films establish a closed time loop?
I'd buy a closed time loop that changes a bit on each pass; that would or could explain many of the timeline contradictions.

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That's just an example of what makes it hard for me to see the five films as one epic story. None of them, save the last, was designed with a sequel in mind. So each film had to retcon the rules of the previous film in order to justify its existence. In the original, there was no time warp; Taylor and his men were just in hibernation for thousands of years, maybe time-dilated by their velocity, but either way just in suspended animation. Beneath had to retcon that into a time warp to justify a second ship coming to the same future.
Well, it was certainly a messy epic. Aside from the problems with Escape, the thing that bothers me the most is the evolution of the time dilation to a time warp to a two-way time warp (and in the show there was no suspended animation at all). While I consider the first film Grade-A, I look at the whole thing collectively as a B-Movie-- lots of fun, but with damaging plot holes and contradictions and inconsistent production values.
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