Planet of the Apes

Riding on horseback along the beach (The Forbidden Zone), Taylor and Nova come upon the rusted and worn top half of the Statue of Liberty lying in the sand. Taylor and his buddies had travelled into Earth's future...

Continuity mistake: The first exterior shots of the spacecraft in the desert lake show the spaceship's hatch door already gone... before the astronauts blow it off with an explosive charge minutes later in the movie.

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George Taylor: Take your stinkin' paws off me, ya damn dirty ape.

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Trivia: Taylor's first name, George, is never mentioned in the film. He is referred to only as "Taylor."

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Chosen answer: Dr. Zaius did know the true history of man and ape, but he deliberately hid the truth from the other apes. For Zaius (and other high-ranking apes who were guarding the secret), it would be shameful and demoralizing to ever admit that humans were far superior to apes in the past and that they could, potentially, conquer the apes. In more than one scene (such as the paper airplane scene in the first film), we see Zaius obviously frustrated that Taylor's very existence threatens to expose the truth.

Charles Austin Miller

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