7 replies on “Welcoming the Year of the Monkey!”

  1. y42 says:

    He forgot
    He missed the biggest retcon element: In the TV series, the apes had
    dogs
    !

    some of the retcon elements can be explained with alternate timelines
    and broken clocks, but that one really takes the cake.

    • Timeshredder says:

      Re: He forgot

      He missed the biggest retcon element: In the TV series, the apes had
      dogs
      !

      True– but surely some dogs and cats were immune to the plague. It’s very rare a disease wipes out an entire specie. However, as that is filling in the blanks with retroactively invented history, it’s still a specie of retcon.

      • octa says:

        Re: He forgot
        But I’m sure they said “extinct” in the movie. They even had statues of dogs and cats in the city to commemorate them.

        • Timeshredder says:

          Re: He forgot

          But I’m sure they said “extinct” in the movie.

          Possibly. I didn’t get a chance to rewatch Conquest… and Battle… before writing the article. Perhaps I’ll add the reference when I update next time.

          • y42 says:

            Re: He forgot

            But I’m sure they said “extinct” in the movie.

            Possibly. I didn’t get a chance to rewatch Conquest… and
            Battle… before writing the article. Perhaps I’ll add the reference
            when I update next time.

            I’m 99.92714657634524798632% sure it was a complete wipe-out, none
            left. That was the whole reason for having monkeys as pets and apes as
            slaves (in that order, IIRC). If some had survived, it would only take as
            long to re-breed enough for our needs as it would take to do the same
            with apes.

            • Timeshredder says:

              Re: I forgot

              Maybe the apes re-bred dogs from wolves. Given the speed with which apes are advanced in this series, they wouldn’t have needed much time.

              Then again, maybe the producers were ignoring utterly the lame-assedness of the history presented from Escape… to Battle…, and taking their cue from the first two films, where no dog and cat bonfires need have occured. But I’ll likely add these consideration to the article, so thanks.

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