History Headscratchers / PlanetOfTheApes

1st Sep '16 3:15:12 PM Snarf
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** The novelization does in fact state that the apes were genetically modified to make them more pliable as pets (and more intelligent to handle menial work).
1st Sep '16 3:10:23 PM Snarf
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

***** The Lincoln Memorial wasn't built until the 1930's. The Apes could have demolished the statue at any time, and replaced it with their own. Human civilizations did/do that all the time (the Egyptians were ''notorious'' for retconning their own history!)
6th Sep '15 2:10:37 PM Mau-Kun
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* The mutant humans in ''Beneath''. How'd they manage to survive all that time living with radiation? We did see what it did to their skin, but we also know that radiation causes thyroid cancer, sterility,birth defects...seems to me they're lucky not to have died out after a few generations.

to:

* The mutant humans in ''Beneath''. How'd they manage to survive all that time living with radiation? We did see what it did to their skin, but we also know that radiation causes thyroid cancer, sterility,birth defects...seems to me they're lucky not to have died out after a few generations.generations.
* In the first movie the monkeys say flight is impossible, but what about birds? If [[spoiler:they actually took the Earth]] aren't they suppose to exist or did they kill all of them that they haven't seen any before?
19th Jun '15 9:50:04 PM chicagomel
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* The Book. The story of Ulysse, our human hero and narrator, is one found transcribed onto paper and found as a literal message in a bottle by the spacefaring characters of Jinn and Phyllis. Allowing for how Ulysse's transcript ends, how does he get the message back into space?

to:

* The Book. The story of Ulysse, our human hero and narrator, is one found transcribed onto paper and found as a literal message in a bottle by the spacefaring characters of Jinn and Phyllis. Allowing for how Ulysse's transcript ends, how does he get the message back into space?space?
* The mutant humans in ''Beneath''. How'd they manage to survive all that time living with radiation? We did see what it did to their skin, but we also know that radiation causes thyroid cancer, sterility,birth defects...seems to me they're lucky not to have died out after a few generations.
29th Apr '15 1:07:19 AM Aquila89
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

*** But if they transplanted everything, again the Statue of Liberty does not work as a proof that it was Earth all along. Why couldn't they transplant that?
29th Mar '15 5:04:05 AM MudCrab
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Why do the humans start taking apes as pets? Escape From the Planet of the Apes had Cornelius tell humanity how the apes would rise starting with pets. Humanity clearly believed this because instead of treating talking apes as the incredible wonder that we would it's seen as a huge problem and they spend a lot of Conquest trying to kill Caesar because they know what he represents. So given they had warnings, warnings that were apparently taken seriously by the majority of humanity, (It would be different if the talking space apes were treated as some kind of hoax)why do they still take ape pets and on top of that start training them to do things as complcated as shopping and cutting hair? If I were in that scenario I'd be going circus to to circus exterminating organ grinding monkeys and no amount of dead pets would make me allow you to have ape pets. Pigs, iguanas, spiders, snakes, gerbils, possums, kangaroos. . .there has to be something. Hell we know horses survived the plague everybody could rock MyLittlePony as long as it wasn't an ape. It's like a case of an entire planet being TooDumbToLive.

to:

* Why do the humans start taking apes as pets? Escape From the Planet of the Apes had Cornelius tell humanity how the apes would rise starting with pets. Humanity clearly believed this because instead of treating talking apes as the incredible wonder that we would it's seen as a huge problem and they spend a lot of Conquest trying to kill Caesar because they know what he represents. So given they had warnings, warnings that were apparently taken seriously by the majority of humanity, (It would be different if the talking space apes were treated as some kind of hoax)why do they still take ape pets and on top of that start training them to do things as complcated as shopping and cutting hair? If I were in that scenario I'd be going circus to to circus exterminating organ grinding monkeys and no amount of dead pets would make me allow you to have ape pets. Pigs, iguanas, spiders, snakes, gerbils, possums, kangaroos. . .there has to be something. Hell we know horses survived the plague everybody could rock MyLittlePony as long as it wasn't an ape. It's like a case of an entire planet being TooDumbToLive.TooDumbToLive.
* The Book. The story of Ulysse, our human hero and narrator, is one found transcribed onto paper and found as a literal message in a bottle by the spacefaring characters of Jinn and Phyllis. Allowing for how Ulysse's transcript ends, how does he get the message back into space?
30th Dec '14 6:03:40 PM Alberich
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* How did the English language remain so fully unchanged through ape revolution, nuclear war, and centuries of primitive culture?

to:

* How did the English language remain so fully unchanged through ape revolution, nuclear war, and centuries of primitive culture?culture? And how did the small ape community shown in the original movie maintain such a wide range of twentieth-century accents?
18th Aug '14 1:40:21 PM Lightice
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

**** Human speech actually ''is'' an evolutionary trait. A growing child will instinctively seek language cues wherever they can be found. If there are none, they develop a rudimentary language of their own, but in absence of interaction with peers it will never develop beyond basics. Most of the world's sign languages evolved by chance when deaf children were put together in special schools, for example. The only solution to the scenario presented by the movies is that a genetic mutation wiped out this capacity through a viral infection, or something. Also, while very smart, possessing different languages and rudimentary cultures, cetaceans don't have human level of analytical intelligence.
18th Aug '14 1:35:49 PM Lightice
Is there an issue? Send a Message


***** Um... no it couldn't. At all. Did the Apes demolish the human statue of Lincoln and put an identical Ape one in its place? At the latest the Revolution must have took place by the mid 1800's.

to:

***** Um... no it couldn't. At all. Did the Apes demolish the human statue of Lincoln and put an identical Ape one in its place? At the latest the Revolution must have took place by the mid 1800's.
***** Not entirely impossible scenario. The apes, well, ''ape'' humans a lot. They could easily just replace human monuments with their own and leave everything else as is.
10th Aug '14 1:40:03 AM SeanRenaud
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* How did the English language remain so fully unchanged through ape revolution, nuclear war, and centuries of primitive culture?

to:

** As low as the odds are it's fairly common in Sci-Fi for other planets to be strangely similar to earth. Everybody in the universe often speaks English with no official explanation why.
* How did the English language remain so fully unchanged through ape revolution, nuclear war, and centuries of primitive culture?culture?
* Why do the humans start taking apes as pets? Escape From the Planet of the Apes had Cornelius tell humanity how the apes would rise starting with pets. Humanity clearly believed this because instead of treating talking apes as the incredible wonder that we would it's seen as a huge problem and they spend a lot of Conquest trying to kill Caesar because they know what he represents. So given they had warnings, warnings that were apparently taken seriously by the majority of humanity, (It would be different if the talking space apes were treated as some kind of hoax)why do they still take ape pets and on top of that start training them to do things as complcated as shopping and cutting hair? If I were in that scenario I'd be going circus to to circus exterminating organ grinding monkeys and no amount of dead pets would make me allow you to have ape pets. Pigs, iguanas, spiders, snakes, gerbils, possums, kangaroos. . .there has to be something. Hell we know horses survived the plague everybody could rock MyLittlePony as long as it wasn't an ape. It's like a case of an entire planet being TooDumbToLive.
This list shows the last 10 events of 68. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Headscratchers.PlanetOfTheApes