I have never seen the POTA TV series.
That's right. Not one episode.
That is until last night. I bought the series and and watched the first 1 and 1/2 eps last night. Its kind of funny reading all the conversations about the series' influences on theMego line over the years and finally understanding. The inspirations are almost immediately apparent. Urko (or Ursus or whatever), Galen's outfit, etc. Even the some of the customs I have seen here are now making sense. Now I want a custom soldier ape with that cool silverish upside-down "V" on his tunic.
Its a bit early to comment on the series, but so far I'm enjoying it. It was a bit silly how they covered the whole its-the-future-and-the-earth-is-run-by-apes-now in about 2 minutes, but I guess that had to get that outoof the way so they could get to new plot lines. I'm looking forward to the rest of the series.