Badass Digest Episode 16: Exploring The PLANET OF THE APES, Part 2

Come back with us to the PLANET OF THE APES as Devin keeps dissecting the classic scifi movie.

More Planet of the Apes! Last week was part 1 of my examination of the classic science fiction film, the first in my all-time favorite franchise. This episode digs a bit deeper, talking about director Franklin Schaffner's craft, about why Charlton Heston was a very evocative choice for the lead, about how Tim Burton's remake is actually closer to the book and about the way Planet of the Apes blazed the path for Star Wars' massive merchandizing.

I want to do more episodes like this, where I just talk about movies I love, and I would be so happy to go through the rest of the Apes series. Are you guys interested? Let me know if you want to follow this up with an in-depth look at Beneath the Planet of the Apes, and I can tell you why the ending is so totally fucked up. 

This is our 16th episode! Catch up on all the rest below:

Episode 1 - Summer Movies 2012

Episode 2 - Rian Johnson for Looper

Episode 3 - Hollywood's Secret Nazi Bunker

Episode 4 - Tim Burton for Frankenweenie

Episode 5 - Fantastic Fest Boxing (aka Devin Gets Beat Up)

Episode 6 - The Wachowskis and Tom Tykwer for Cloud Atlas

Episode 7 - Universal Monsters

Episode 8 - The Best of Bond!

Episode 9 - Into Bob Burns' Basement

Episode 10 - Hidden History On Location

Episode 11 - The War For Star Wars

Episode 12 - Tarantino Movie Locations

Episode 13 - Fake Geek Girls Part 1

Episode 14 - Fake Geek Girls Part 2

Episode 15 - Exploring The PLANET OF THE APES Part 1