TALKING APES: Bobby Porter

Talking Apes is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the original Planet of the Apes film by releasing this special episode on the same release date of February 8!

Actor Bobby Porter steps into the Apes studio/living room to talk with us about his career including his big scene as Cornelius in Battle for the Planet of the Apes where he comes face-to-face with gorilla general, Aldo. He also goes behind-the-scenes working on the live-action Apes TV series as two characters, Arno (Escape from Tomorrow) and Remus (The Good Seeds). Then finally we get to the bottom of the Felix Silla/Gary Dubin debate! Who played that gorilla child in Apes? This may be the answer we’ve been looking for…or is it?

We also share ways of celebrating the y\Year of the Ape! USC Visions and Voices in Los Angeles is presenting all 5 original Ape films starting with the Planet of the Apes on Feb. 9 which will also feature a legacy panel full of writers, directors, make-up artists and actors from the original and current Ape films. Screening of the sequels continue through Feb. 28.

The USC School of Cinematic Arts has partnered with 20th Century Fox to host an exclusive exhibit titled, “50 Years of POTA!” A vast collection of props, costumes and photos will also be on display from Jan. 26-May 13th at the Hugh Hefner Exhibit Hall which is in the lobby of the George Lucas building on the USC campus. For more info go to visionsandvoices.usc.edu

BOOM! Studios and Twentieth Century Consumer Products have just released on Jan. 3rd, PLANET OF THE APES: URSUS, a 6 issue graphic novel series about the classic franchise’s most notorious villain. the series will follow the rise through the ranks of the ape who has hated (and feared) mankind the most, including what first brought him to the Forbidden Zone. This is the first project from BOOM! Studios as part of their yearlong celebration of the franchise’s 50th anniversary.

Now Go Ape!

If you liked this episode, consider listening to the previous one.

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