Twilight Zone: Planet of the Apes (Part 1)
Planet of the Apes “re-imagined” as an episode of The Twilight Zone. Why?
Rod Serling, creator of The Twilight Zone, also co-wrote the screenplay for Planet of the Apes. Which is why the movie plays like a two-hour episode of the show, complete with social commentary and shock ending.
Thanks to digital video editing, I was able to re-edit the movie as an episode of the show. Opening narration comes from the episode “Elegy.” Closing narration comes from “The Shelter.”