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Hollywood at Home: Planet of the Apes

Charlton Heston stars in this 1968 sci-fi adventure about a mysterious planet where intelligent talking apes are the dominant species. Saturday at 9 p.m. on PBS 6.


A spacecraft with four astronauts crashes on an uncharted planet after traveling at the speed of light during a 2006-year voyage. The astronauts soon find that they are not the only intelligent life on this strange planet. Ambushed by gorillas with the intelligence of humans, these creatures take Taylor (Heston), the sole survivor of the astronauts, to Ape City. Taylor soon discovers that this foreign society is divided into a caste system in which humans, whom are mute and considered to be vermin, are at the lowest caste and are utilized for manual labor or for scientific experiments.

Taylor is befriended by an animal psychologist, and together they escape to the Forbidden Zone, where they discover a secret that ape leaders will go to any length to protect.

Hollywood at Home: Planet of the Apes, Saturday at 9 p.m. on PBS 6.

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