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5Planet of the Apes

Sci-Fi Premises Planet of the Apes

Ranking as one of the most iconic franchises in the genre, Planet of the Apes has been a favorite of fans since it was released in 1968. With the brand becoming relevant with a new generation - thanks to the success of the new films starring Andy Serkis - greater

numbers of  moviegoers have been exposed to the series’ smart blend of social commentary and action spectacle. 2011’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes attempted to base the core concept in some kind of reality, but even that one fell to the same inaccuracy of the originals.

Due to a slight variation of the FOXP2 gene (the proteins are different in only two locations), apes do not posses the capacity to communicate via speech. They also lack the ability to freely move organs in the vocal tract, including particular cords to form words. So even if an army of hyper-intelligent primates started living in the Red Woods, we would have to find a different way to negotiate a peace treaty.

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