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Watch Roddy McDowall’s Home Movies Taken in 1968 on the Set of “Planet of the Apes”

Planet of the Apes is one of my favorite classic SciFi movies. Sure, it’s a little hokey and dated in places, but the central science fiction conceits are wonderful, mostly thanks to Rod Serling’s and Michael Wilson’s screenplay. As I’ve said before, it’s an excellent science fiction film whose social commentary still stands up today.

Roddy McDowall apparently carried a film camera with him while on the set. Here’s the video he captured during the filming. Most of it covers his transformation into a simian, but there are also some cool flyovers of the beach set and some off-screen smiles from the film’s stars.

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John DeNardo is the Managing Editor at SF Signal and a columnist at Kirkus Reviews. He also likes bagels. So there.
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