Author Topic: War for the Planet of the Apes  (Read 389 times)

Offline Cavebear

Re: War for the Planet of the Apes
« Reply #15 on: July 14, 2017, 04:56:23 AM »
Did anyone else notice the news-reports, in the background of the first film, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, about the Mars-mission spacecraft that went missing? It was named, "Icarus," which was the name of Charlton Heston's ship, in the 1968 movie.

I am expecting that to be relevant, sooner or later.
I did not know that, but I would certainly expect the scripting continuity expert to know.  LOL!
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Offline Solomon Zorn

Re: War for the Planet of the Apes
« Reply #16 on: July 14, 2017, 05:23:09 AM »
Another interesting - but completely irrelevant to the story - little detail that I caught, was that the name of the orangutan, "Maurice," is an homage to Maurice Evans, who played Dr. Zaius, in the 1968 film.
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Offline Cavebear

Re: War for the Planet of the Apes
« Reply #17 on: July 14, 2017, 05:46:43 AM »
Another interesting - but completely irrelevant to the story - little detail that I caught, was that the name of the orangutan, "Maurice," is an homage to Maurice Evans, who played Dr. Zaius, in the 1968 film.

Insider movie jokes are fun.  There was a pac man game in the background of a scene in Tron, Star Wars characters as hieroglyphics in Raiders Of The Lost Arc, a "Club Obi Wan" in Indiana Jones And the Temple Of Doom, some ET The Extra-Terrestrials in the Star Wars Galactic Senate, etc.


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Offline SGOS

Re: War for the Planet of the Apes
« Reply #18 on: July 14, 2017, 07:22:49 AM »
Did anyone else notice the news-reports, in the background of the first film, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, about the Mars-mission spacecraft that went missing? It was named, "Icarus," which was the name of Charlton Heston's ship, in the 1968 movie.

I am expecting that to be relevant, sooner or later.
I missed that reference completely and I didn't know the name of the ship until you just told me, and I do hope it becomes relevant, and that it wasn't done as a catchy insider "see if you get this reference to Ape Planet facts" kind of Easter Egg.  As I said before, bringing the whole double series full circle could be fascinating on the order of "getting goose bumps" fascinating.  I'm trying to think of another series that has done this.  Series often reference previous films and even films not related to the series, but the crew of the some future mission coming upon the crew of the Icarus has great plot potential.

By keeping the original film in mind, it opens up the possibility of dealing with more ape development.  How did they decide to create a law giver and how did they determine what laws should be attributed to the law giver?  Why did science become important but played no part in their military advancement?  Or their agricultural development?  But then how could a human society of the future that has become speechless and dull witted launch a future mission?  I guess they wouldn't.  So in some film the lower humans will just encounter advanced humans that came from their own past, which of course would seem like they must have come from the future since they are more advanced.

Re: War for the Planet of the Apes
« Reply #19 on: July 14, 2017, 07:31:28 AM »
Insider movie jokes are fun.  There was a pac man game in the background of a scene in Tron, Star Wars characters as hieroglyphics in Raiders Of The Lost Arc, a "Club Obi Wan" in Indiana Jones And the Temple Of Doom, some ET The Extra-Terrestrials in the Star Wars Galactic Senate, etc.



They're called "easter eggs".
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Offline Cavebear

Re: War for the Planet of the Apes
« Reply #20 on: July 14, 2017, 07:37:20 AM »
They're called "easter eggs".

Yes, I know.  I learned the term in software.  At one time, there was a special key combination in one cell of Excel that send you into a whole world below the spreadsheet where you could move around through paths and look at the data in the cells above.  And no, I do not remember where it was.
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