Talking Apes: Bobby Porter, actor

by Skywalking Through Neverland

Here with us to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Planet of the Apes is actor Bobby Porter!

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).

Talking Apes: Bobby Porter, actor

On this episode we finally get to the bottom of the Felix Silla/Gary Dubin debate!  Who played that gorilla child in Apes? Bobby Porter Tells all! This may be the answer we’ve been looking for…or is it?

We also share ways of celebrating the 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

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 like this episode, check out the previous one!

Talking Apes TV

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This podcast explores the unsung Planet Of The Apes live-action television series and animated series from the early 1970s. We’ll see if and why they still stand up after 40 years. Talking Apes TV is brought to you by your Skywalking Through Neverland friends, Richard Woloski and Mark Oguschewitz. They’re also lifelong Planet of the Apes fans with a wealth of knowledge about the franchise that will amaze you. Every episode of Talking Apes TV will delve into one episode of a Planet of the Apes television series. There will also be plenty of quotes, audio and also social commentary pulled from each show. Expect funny pop culture references, of course, and in-depth analysis in each episode.

We hope you enjoy checking out these niche 70s sci-fi shows too! Follow along with Talking Apes TV–-only on the RetroZap Podcast Network!

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