Return to the Planet of the Apes

I was researching around the Planet of the Apes stories to see what other things I’d missed, and I came across this spin off which was made after the original film, and after the TV series. It has a different view of the ape culture where the apes are more sophisticated and have a higher technology culture than portrayed in both the films and in the TV series. Apparently this is more in keeping with the original book, which I’m sad to say I’ve never read! I must put that right soon though.

So I’m planning on getting hold of this at some point soon, although possibly after I’ve watched the whole of the TV series.

Hello 2016

So, here we are in 2016. I often think it is strange that we somehow cross this imaginary boundary into a new year, but today is a day very much like yesterday in many ways and for many people. It is just a day, and yet we like to make it special, a new beginning, a new start.

I’m not immune to this feeling, but I also see the continuity of it as well.

Having said all of that, a very happy new year to you, and I sincerely hope that the year brings all you wish for.