||THE SCIENCE MOMENT
and Kelly Parks
PLANET OF THE APES - 2001
THE SCIENCE MOMENT
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.
SCIENCE MOMENT BY
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.*
I DUNNO. MAYBE HE'S RICH OR SOMETHING.
* About separate species and their mating habits.
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.
Zonkey, Wholphin, Liger, Tigon: Fascinating Animal Hybrids [PHOTOS]
LOVE LONG EARS
TRUTH OR FICTION
Two Splits Between Human and Chimp Lines Suggested
Wild find: Half grizzly, half polar bear
Seals Discovered Having Sex With Penguins
'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?
copyright 2001 E.C.McMullen Jr.
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