|Okay, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes can boast superior makeup. |
But, it doesn't have anything remotely like this.
As far as the Planet of the Apes television series? Yet another reason why I would just like to forget the 70's.
|And this shirt.|
And the glasses.
And, good grief, the sideburns.
|"Yeah, I'm in makeup so folks |
may not really know who I am.
But, Mark, you?
Yeah, you're screwed."
Yeah, that's what I thought.
Anyway, as the title of the post suggests, this is a nerd moment. In the new movie, the cerebral orangutan who teaches his students, among other things that "ape does not kill ape" (show of hands for those who've seen the movie? How many think that was a bit of ironic foreshadowing?).
His name is Maurice.
|"Yeah, I'm much more realistic |
than that poser in those other movies.
Except I can't speak as much, so there's that.
But, apes don't speak anyways.
In the original Planet of the Apes, the orangutans are the learned simians. They are the teachers, philosophers, and lawyers (wait, I said learned, didn't I? Crap). Anyway, the head orangutan is called Dr. Zaius. He is played by the noted British actor (who apparently fell on hard times), Maurice Evans.
|"Oh, yeah? Well, up yours, punk! |
I'm a well-known British actor.
Who's dressed as a...oh, well, never mind."
Or was it just a coincidence?
I think not.
And you wonder why I was always beat up in school?
|NOTE: Maurice Evans also played a warlock on Bewitched named..."Maurice."|
Geez, I hope the writers didn't hurt themselves coming up with that name.
On the bright side, he's now dead.