Everything Ends – Planet of the Apes

planet_of_the_apes_-__h_-_1968.jpgIt was 50 years ago today that Planet of the Apes was unleashed upon the world.

The movie would go on to spawn four sequels, a live action television show, a cartoon, a remake and a reboot series of an additional three movies. Not to mention the comics, the novels, the dolls… I mean Action Figures… video games and so much other merchandise…

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Made on a budget of 5.8 Million Dollars, the original movie would end up with a box off total of 33.4 Million Domestic.

The Planet of the Apes was one of those defining movies for me. Those childhood movies that made me into the great big geeky freak that I am today. They are my comfort food so to speak… when I end up getting really sick and laid up for multiple days it is always the POTA series that comes out to keep me company on the couch as I curl up and whimper like a great big man child with the flu… Many a time have I sat and watched all of the movies while drinking tea and the TV show while strung out on Day-Quil…

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I personally think it was the success of POTA that would open the door at 20th Century Fox to the idea of Star Wars… That would make them believe a sci-fi tale might be worth the gamble. I think it deserves far more credit for helping to open the doors and start us down the road to the world of popular geek culture that we live in today.

Happy Anniversary Planet of the Apes! Here is to another glorious decade for the franchise!

One of the greatest opening monologue in all of Hollywood History.

Everything Ends – Rants on the End

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So I am going to start doing some random posts on related topics that don’t really warrant a podcast, or fit into the format… They well show up here on the website under the Everything Ends category.

Everything Ends was a blog column that I tried to get off the ground on another website at one point… hopefully it will have a much longer and livelier life here in The Last Hometown.

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The Last Hometown – Comic Introduction

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The Last Hometown was not always a podcast. In fact the name originally came to me as the name of a short horror story I wrote in High School back in the 1980’s. It was about a man who was struggling to return home at the end of the world.
I have always been kind of focused on stories about people who are trying to get back somewhere… There is something about the struggle to make that journey…

I have a number of these stories in my head, and one afternoon when writing out various story ideas and notes it struck me that in a way they all seemed like they could take place in the same universe… and so The Last Hometown-verse was created…

Soon I plan to start telling that first tale and create my own little web-comic anthology of all these people in this little world of mine….

So keep an eye out for that.

In the mean time, I will also continue to work on the podcast, as well as try to post some kind of new content to the site on a daily basis…

The Last Hometown – Original Working Script.

Just for fun… Thought I would post the script that I had put together for the first episode of the podcast… Not how it ended up put together in the end. Made changes in editing when I found that things flowed better in another order… but still a fun little look.

FLASHBACK

It is 1972. This year saw the execution of 11 Israeli atheletes at the Olympics. The Supreme Court ruling against the Death Penalty. President Nixon was about to get caught up in the Watergate Scandal as five men were arrested for breaking into the DNC headquarters. MASH and The Price is Right premiered on TV and pay Cable was born with the launch of HBO and as the year limped to a close a movie about a little boat with a problem made its way to the big screen!

TRAILER” Continue reading “The Last Hometown – Original Working Script.”

Upcoming Episodes

I have three new episodes recorded, edited, and ready to go just as soon as I figure out what I am going to be doing with some hosting issues…

In the near future the following episodes will make the way out in to the podcasting world.

S01E02 – Where Have All The People Gone?

S01E03 – FIRE! (1901 Silent Movie, possibly the first disaster movie…)

S01E04 – Disaster Audio Drama Podcasts