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Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment. You can follow him on Twitter @MajorSpoilers and tell him your darkest secrets...


  1. Once law enforcement caught wind that these apes are deliberately attacking and killing people, why wouldn’t they just gun them down? They can’t dodge bullets, they don’t have armor or the desire to use any technology. And how many of them can there really be? A few hundred?

    I’m having trouble suspending my disbelief here.

  2. @Tony,

    I’m guessing that one of the other plot elements is that the apes were mass-produced (cloned) in the thousands (hundreds of thousands?) for experimentation. That, and/or whatever makes the them smart is 1) communicable, and 2) debilitating somehow to humans (remember in the original that humans didn’t speak and had regressed).

    I love PA sci-fi, and I love PotA, but I’m with you on this one – unless the apes have great numbers and somehow expand rapidly beyond San Francisco, I’m going to have a hard time believing the human race fell to a bunch of sentient primates with spears and manhole covers…

  3. @Jeff

    That’s an interesting point with the cloning. There was a scene with them attacking some sort of science facility. But growing a clone is supposed to be a slow process. This would be implying a clone “assembly line” of sorts. And if they’re smart enough to do that, why don’t they just use guns?


    As nerds, it’s our job to ask the questions nobody actually cares about. :P

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