Talking Apes TV: Trail to the Unknown

by Talking Apes TV

Hey Hey Ape Fans! Welcome back to Talking Apes TV! Journey with us through our “Trail to the Unknown.”

Before digging into Trail to the Unknown, we kick off this episode by looking at some awesome costume cross-overs from Star Wars Celebration Europe. These have got to be the best we’ve ever seen – Planet of the Star Wars! Fans dressed as vintage Apes wearing Stormtrooper, X-Wing and TIE Fighter pilot uniforms. All lead by Darth Zaius.


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Speaking of crossovers, Boom Comics who mashed-up Star Trek and Planet of the Apes is at it again with – Tarzan on the Planet of the Apes! We review the details as given at time of recording for this 5 issue mini-series. When war between man and ape breaks out, which side will Caesar and his brother Tarzan choose? First issue to be released 9/28/2016.

Trail to the Unknown Synopsis:

Bill, Jeff and Judy have to get the humanoids away from their home before Urko’s imminent attack. They build rafts and sail away to their new home in New Valley (as foretold in Tunnel of Fear). Meanwhile in Ape City, Dr. Zaius visits Cornelius and Zira to thank them for stealing Urko’s plane (as seen in last episode ‘Screaming Wings’). By doing so, Zaius feels that Zira and Cornelious have saved simian society from Urko’s dictatorship. Hungry for power, Urko has tracked the humans to their new home and plans to destroy them once and for all!

We have a blast reviewing this episode since we are starting to see the bigger story. They better hurry up since there are only 4 more episodes to the series! It’s always a bonus when the writers think about continuity and include Easter eggs from the films and live-action TV show. And we see Urko spiraling further into insanity!

During a commercial break, we hear a commercial for a toy that we’re sure Urko played with as a child. Probably made him into the Apes is he today. And we hear from MEGO and their KISS collection of figures. (WARNING: Once you hear that commercial jingle, you WILL be singing it for days.)

Listen, have fun, and Go APE!

About Talking Apes TV

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

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

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