MMM grows up and branches out into the much sizzled Vanity Projects. Each month one of the team brings you a pearl from their past, a favourite film from their trove. Tony starts the eyes rolling with the original Planet of the Apes.
As a life long fan of simian sci-fi Tony is in a unique position to comment not only on this film but the entire Ape phenomena that preceded the Star Wars craze of the 70s. With a little help from the rest of the team , Tony takes you through the transition from Pierre Boulle’s French monkey novel to the silver screen. Find out how the oringial concept was altered, especially when Twlight Zone creator Rod Serling became involved, see why Fox thought no one would go to see it, and who were original choices to play the Apes? See how the turbulent events of the late 60s made it into the film and what different endings were tossed around before the one we have damned us all to hell. Plus of course the usual MMM blather about Heston’s loin cloth and possible roles for Stan Lee. Join Tony and the rest for MMM’s visit to a madhouse (a madhouse!).
And be back next time for the next Vanity Project… what will it be?