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||Nope. Read Pierre Boulle's original novel La Planète des singes
(Planet of the Apes, 1963) to see how it happens.
||But today's story might boost interest in Michael Crichton's
||Nah. Not terribly interested.
||//Nope. Read Pierre Boulle's original novel La Planète des
singes (Planet of the Apes, 1963)// <link>
||"humans tamed apes and eventually used them as servants.
apes learned to talk, a cerebral laziness took hold of the
||So, ideocracy then, but with a sentient slave race /
waiting in our homes to supplant us (sounds like simple
domestication & largely indirect selective breeding was
what the author had in mind for his apes),
yep, I can see how
||The only problem with that is the apes kicking us out of our
homes & competing with us directly would tend to counter
all the supposed root causes of the Ideocracy (our
comfortable technology supported lives), so
halting & likely reversing
||So maybe the disease in the
film in the franchise that knocks out the language
centre in the
human brain is more plausible.
||//Nah. Not terribly interested//
||A reasonable low brow romp perhaps, but I'd have to agree
conundrums' are silly childish sensationalist
misrepresentative drivel designed to pander
to the lowest common denominators among all the usual
suspects, a lot of its 'science' is pretty questionable too.
||I was never that much of a fan of the Planet of the Apes
movies. I like my sci-fi's
somewhat technological and more traditional in letting the
good guys win. Maybe that's why I never really cared for
Jurassic Park? (No, I think in that case it was the horridly
repetitive music score).
||I always liked the Jurassic Park films, but then the first one
came out when
I was still young enough that 'dinosaurs!' was all it took to get
me hooked, we do tend to stick with the things we loved as a
child, just look at the more recent iterations of Doctor Who
these days, bloody awful yet I
still give it the time of day out of some sort of misplaced
||Next was pretty weak, I only mentioned it i
connection with chimeras and genetic engineering.
Planet of the Apes was more social commentary
and satire than hard science fiction - though some
of it was lost in translation.