Yeah, even though my experience was backwards, I knew, even at 12 to 13, that the movies had a bigger budget and better make-up. Though I found myself curious for years if there would ever be an in-universe explanation for that--partly fed by some novels I read. I know some fans complain about "Affliction/Divergence"...or may think why bother. But I liked that there was finally some canon explanation of the change. For whatever reason the change in appearance of Klingons was a source of speculation for years. It was nice to see it addressed on screen once and for all. That differs I think from something like forehead bumps on the Romulans. I haven't heard of any great need on the part of fans to have that explained. In a way Klingons were sort of an anomaly. Perhaps because it was the first radical redesign of an alien on Star Trek, or they were the biggest Star Trek villain up to that time. Whatever it was that Klingon design was something that Trekkies speculated on for years. I was glad Enterprise addressed it, even if some think it was gratuitous for fans (sometimes it's nice to do fannish episodes--as long as you don't get carried away ). Well, they did note Hasslein's theory in Planet of the Apes as well. While 2000 years had passed for the rest of the universe, only about a year and a half or so had passed for the astronauts, according to the clock on the ship. What they retconned was the year. I believe PotA had them landing on Earth around 3978 while Beneath....and Escape....retconned it to 2355 (or thereabouts)...frankly I'm not sure the reasoning for that. Did Paul Dehn just make a mistake when writing Beneath....I can find no reason in story for retconning the date. And of course in Escape....when Cornelius is telling them the history of Apes evolution he terms it as taking centuries, when according to Conquest....and Battle....it's only about 2 decades before Apes revolt and maybe another 15 to 20 years before they create their treehouse civilization. And of course in PotA no one but Dr Zaius knows the true history, yet in Escape...Cornelius has intimate knowledge of Earth history, including man's downfall and ape's ascendance. It's hard to argue that Cornelius learned all that in the brief time on Beneath...before the final destruction of Earth. The TV series is hard to look at in the same continuity of the movies....except that Dr Zaius did state in the first film that at one time apes kept man as 'pets'. In the TV series mankind is not kept as pets, but more as slaves. It's possible the TV series, esp. since it's 1000 years prior to the original film, was an intermediate step between apes ascendance and mankind's degeneration into mutes. And of course there's no mention of the lawgiver which supposedly lived on Earth in the 27th century (according to Battle....) and apes do kill apes, at least judging by the execution order on Galen, something that is a no-no esp. according to Battle. But you could argue there is a loose connection between the TV series and movies if you look at it as a sort of intermediate step between the time of Conquest and Battle...and Planet of the Apes and Beneath.