Ep. 03-01: Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)

Episode 1 – “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”

A scientist, Will Rodman (James Franco), is experimenting with a drug to cure his father’s (John Lithgow) Alzheimer’s disease. When his work is deemed a failure, Will becomes the guardian of Caesar, a baby chimp who was exposed in-utero to Will’s experimental drug. Caesar displays unusual intelligence, so Will decides to continue his experiments secretly… but as Caesar’s intellect and abilities grow, he becomes a threat to man’s dominion over Earth.

Welcome to the 3rd season of Johnny Has the Keys. In celebration, we begin with one of the most enduring franchises out there… the Planet of the Apes series. Join us as we discuss this masterful reboot (part 1 of three great films), the advancement of its special effects and writing, as well its continuing box office success. Listen, as Johnny Has the Keys takes you to the near future where the potential cure of a devastating disease could have a side-effect so powerful that it disrupts and reconfigures our evolutionary chain.


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Ep. 01-06: Planet of the Apes (1968)


PLANET OF THE APES (1968) – Journey with us back to a science fiction film that launched a franchise still relevant today. What makes this movie so iconic, powerful, resonant? PLANET OF THE APES may seem primitive by modern standards, but in its time it was a paradigm for science fiction films to follow. Through concept, story, makeup, music, and collaborative genius this movie kicked down the door, inspiring generations of future science fiction creators to come. Join us as we discuss the key elements that made this film successful and, perhaps… a few that didn’t. Join us for some good banter on arguably the King Kong of science fiction cinema.

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