Monday, July 9, 2012

Escape from the Planet of the Apes Amusement

This is silly, but I love silly things.  The Planet of the Apes franchise has always entertained me but I noticed two things overlooked during my youth when viewing Escape from the Planet of the Apes.  It serves as a sign of the times as well...and perhaps a true vision of the future.
Dr. Lewis Dixon offers Zira some wine, calling it "grape juice plus."  He recommended, "only a sip, it is an excellent restorative, I assure you.  Especially in cases of pregnancy."  More recent times saw recommendations to avoid alcohol entirely and the latest word seems to be that occasional sips of wine may indeed be "an excellent restorative."
The film got something else right too.  Dr. Dixon went on to inquire, "Do you mind if I smoke?  Oh no, I shouldn't, in view of your condition."

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