This kind of bothers me. Even though I own all of the originals, I was hoping for expansion/updated figures like EmCe did for their Star Trek line: Gorn, Khan, Sulu, and Chekov.
Originally Posted by apes3978
That bothers me as well, last I heard there was talk of Ursus and Urko over the summer.
When did this change?
I was hoping for a Charlton Heston Taylor.
This is very disappointing, if indeed true.
Oct 21, '08, 10:10 AM
I think the first four sales will decide if any others are released. Trek was a little different to consider, because the new movie is keeping the name in the spotlight. If they were going to try another vintage Mego line to produce, Apes is the most logical one based on the availability/cost of the license versus popularity of the line. Apes don't really have anything current to keep it going so the sales will most likely determine wether the line continues. While EMCE is producing the figures it's still Diamond calling the shots. It will as always come down to the almighty buck. I'm sure with the announcement of Kirk/Klingon going to a second run things have looked pretty positive thus far, at least on the Trek front. Since there was an overwhelming thought that the initial figure selection would be kinda flat obviously someone made the purchases and there is apparently enough interest from Diamonds customers to warrant a second run. While I definately would like to see the Apes line get some previously unproduced characters, the Trek line is already at the point of producing new figures. I would rather see that expanded to NextGen characters, DS9 etc. since the chances seem better for success, especially if the new movie is good. It should cause a lot of hype for everything Trek. It's really more a matter of timing to current events helping to ensure success than anything. If Diamond has success with their EMCE figures, you'll more than likely see other licenses come to the surface willing to hop on board to make a buck.
Originally Posted by Action Martin
I hope they are a success. Lets face it folks who doesn't want to see Taylor (please give him a weapon) and Nova figures.
As a kid I used the cavewoman figure as "Nova" replacement.
Sounds to me like a sixth POTA movie needs to get made!
(and yes, I know the 2001 movie is technically 6th but I mean a sequel to the original 5).
That 2001 movie is NOT to be counted... Not only does it not have any connection to the other five (other than featuring talking apes), but it's not even on future Earth... They're connected in name only!
Originally Posted by kryptosmaster
I agree with you you that a sequel to the original five is in good order, but I don't see that happening, as they shot down anything Peter Jackson had in mind (showing they have no love for classic APES)... Jackson (along with Mc Dowall) had intentions of throwing away BENEATH and starting a new franchise from the end of PLANET...
POTA 2001 hs no more in connection to the original series than 2001: A Space Odyssey does...
Last edited by apes3978; Oct 26, '08 at 6:39 PM.
Personally I only count Planet of the Apes. The problem was Heston didn't want to do a series, wanted to be killed off at the end of the sequel. Another reboot this time based more closely on the Heston movie with a lead who wants to do a series would be better than the Burton movie
Oct 26, '08, 12:41 PM
I thought the gorillas looked great in the 2001 POTA movie but the chimps were a big disappointment. They looked more like mutated humans. I agree the movie as a whole was a big disappointment to major fans of the original series (like me). I didn't like the cliffhanger end either. Too many unanswered questions.
One problem (although not a huge one as time-travel can undo/change a lot of things easily) is that the 5 movies basically did a round-trip, 360 in regards to the storyline. Took us full circle.
I think that as long as they improved the special effects (re: makeup) but didn't go so far as to make the apes so different as to be unrecognizable; a remake would be ok but most likely would never measure up to the original. A sequel/prequel of some sort or a concurrent storyline on another continent or area of the US (with another set of astronauts, similar to the POTA TV series) would be well-accepted by myself. Plus there are huge gaps/untold stories in between some of the movies. Like how the apes retrieved and launched the rocketship. They could make a Terminator-esque film where someone (apes perhaps?) go back in time to stop the creation of the alpha-omega bomb after finding some sort of reference to the destruction of the Earth in an archive of tapes of Cornelius & Zira. The possibilities are endless. Plus, since the ape actors wore heavy prosthetics, they could easily get new actors to do Roddy's & Kim's & maurice's parts as long as they sounded close enough vocally.
Not getting my hopes up but it's something I've always dreamed of.