Undaunted by the nuclear annihilation of the ape planet in BENEATH THE PLANET OF THE APES (1970), the first sequel to PLANET OF THE APES (1968), Fox concocted episode number three, ESCAPE FROM THE PLANET OF THE APES, which turned out to be a surprisingly enjoyable romp that's much more
entertaining than BENEATH, though not nearly on a par with the original.
Fleeing the nuclear destruction of Earth in the year 3978, chimp scientists Zira (Kim Hunter), her husband Cornelius (Roddy McDowall), and their friend Dr. Milo (Sal Mineo) launch a spacecraft and journey through a bend in time back to the year 1973. They land off the Southern California coast and
are taken ...