CSP 146: Going Ape, pt. 3 (Battle For the Planet of the Apes / Planet of the Apes [2001])

Cinescopers wants you to go ape! In celebration of the new film War For the Planet of the Apes, we’re going back to the beginning and discussing all five original Planet of the Apes films, as well as the 2001 Tim Burton remake.

In our Apes finale, we’re looking at the two most maligned films in the franchise: 1973’s conclusion to the original series, Battle For the Planet of the Apes, and Tim Burton’s 2001 Planet of the Apes remake. Do these films deserve the scorn heaped upon them, or are they misunderstood classics?


0:00:00 – 0:02:02

Battle For the Planet of the Apes (spoilers)
0:02:02 – 0:37:51

Planet of the Apes (2001) (spoilers)
0:37:51 – 1:25:49

Outro & next week
1:25:49 – 1:27:34


  • Russo, Joe and Landsman, Larry with Gross, Edward. Planet of the Apes Revisited. Thomas Dunne Books, New York, 2001 (link to purchase)
  • Fordham, Joe and Bond, Jeff. Planet of the Apes: The Evolution of the Legend. Titan Books, London, 2014 (link to purchase)
  • Shatner, William with Kreski, Chris. Star Trek Movie Memories. HarperCollins, New York, 1994 (link to purchase)

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Music by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Songs: “Slow Burn,” “Fearless First.”
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