Did you know that Planet of the Apes was originally a French novel published in 1963? And that Rod Serling added the twist ending? I was nine years old when Planet of the Apes came out in 1968, so these are things I did not know at all. But I was lucky enough to see it without knowing the ending.
The ninth movie with Planet of the Apes in the title will be out this weekend, so it's time to a look back at the many movies, TV shows, books, comic books, and more that take place on the Planet of the Apes. For an even more in-depth look at the first five films, check out an article at the A.V. Club. -Thanks, Blake!