Friday Flashback: Beneath The Planet Of The Apes

He’s back! Charlton Heston returns as the misanthropic survivor of a lost space probe in Beneath the Planet of the Apes. In it, Heston’s Taylor finds himself underground in the ruins of New York, where the last group of humans who can speak worship a nuclear bomb. James Franciscus stars as Brent, an astronaut sent to find Taylor and his crew only to fall in with Cornelius and Zira, the kindly ape scientists who saved Taylor in the previous movie. Spoiler alert: They blow it all up again, leading to the next movie, Escape from Planet of the Apes.

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