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Planet of the Apes - 2001
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PLANET OF THE APES - 2001
THE SCIENCE MOMENT
Kelly Parks
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I must admit that the science here is actually better than the original in the sense that the explanation of why apes and humans live here and why they speak English sort of fits (I won’t ruin that surprise for you but whatever you think it is in the first few minutes - you’re right). Of course all the space-travel related details are as wrong as wrong can be. For example it's popular in movies like this to create an otherworldly feeling by putting multiple moons in the sky. That's fine as long as they move! Multiple moons means multiple orbits with different periods which means if you look at the sky a few hours later one moon may have moved a lot in the sky but the other may not have moved much at all. If they stay in the same relative position all the time it looks like the studio could only afford one matte painting.

Still in SCIENCE MOMENT mode, I also have to point out that gorillas, chimpanzees and orangutans are separate species and would have no more romantic interest in each other than they do now.
*

Planet of the Apes - 2001
I DUNNO. MAYBE HE'S RICH OR SOMETHING.

* About separate species and their mating habits.

Eddie McMullen Jr.
SCIENCE MOMENT BY
E.C.MCMULLEN JR.

From Ligers to Mules to Polar Bears crossed with Grizzlies, different species in the wild would definitely have a romantic/sexual interest in each other, just as they do now. Especially if the two species live in close proximity, and even more likely if they live together in the same pack/zoo/city as demonstrated by the movie. Whether or not they could breed successfully is another story, but that issue was never brought up.

That said, we're currently reassessing what actually is a species and what is merely a breed.

Animals from different breeds can reproduce offspring that can also reproduce. For example a tigon is the offspring of a male tiger and a lioness and can in turn, produce offspring.

Interspecies and interclass mating has been long and frequently observed in nature. Rabbits will hump birds, dogs will hump turtles, giraffes will hump donkeys, donkeys will hump horses, and chimps will hump frogs whenever the opportunity presents itself.

IBTimes
Zonkey, Wholphin, Liger, Tigon: Fascinating Animal Hybrids [PHOTOS]


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Mules


TRUTH OR FICTION
Ligers


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Two Splits Between Human and Chimp Lines Suggested


MSNBC
Wild find: Half grizzly, half polar bear

THE GUARDIAN

BBC
Seals Discovered Having Sex With Penguins


BBC
'Sex pest' seal attacks penguin

Finally, real life Science Geeks or Scientists would have no problem believing that Captain Kirk or Commander Riker would be sexually attracted to females outside their species. So why would that be so hard to believe here?

This review copyright 2001 E.C.McMullen Jr.

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