DarthDevious continues his look at POTA action figures. This time he focuses on Beneath the Planet of the Apes' General Ursus. Of this particular figure he notes, "Wave 2, and my second episode of Planet of the Apes month. Sadly, quality issues hit me on this one, you have been warned."
The MaskWizard (that's his YouTube designation) offers up this detailed look at the mask of gorilla General Ursus, the less than pleasant fellow who proclaimed that the only good human is a dead human in Beneath the Planet of the Apes.
From Movienewsguide.com: British actor David Watson died at the age of 74. Watson was the British-American actor best known for the role of Cornelius (chimpanzee archaeologist) in the movie “Beneath the Planet of the Apes” in 1970. Read on to learn more about this story. According to thestage.co.uk, Watson passed away after a suffering a heart attack during a trip to New York. He had been attending the opening night of the Broadway play “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" at the time of his death. Click here to read a personal tribute from producer Robert Fox. Watson was brought up in London and became a professional singer in his late teens. His career started as a choirboy at London's iconic Westminster Abbey and sang at Queen Elizabeth II's coronation in 1953. He later toured nightclubs and cabarets as a singer before embarking on a acting career — first on stage and later in U.S. TV shows such as “Rawhide” (1965), “Never Too Young ” (1965-66), “The Girl from U.N.C.L.E.” (1966), “The Time Tunnel” (1966) and “Daniel Boone” (1968-70). The character of Cornelius was originally played by Roddy McDowall in "The Planet of the Apes” series, but the actor was unavailable to shoot the sequel, so Watson replaced him in the 1970 film. MCDowall returned for the rest of the series." For more, click HERE.
From CineFix: Planet of the Apes is a movie that spans decades (as well as the whole next stage of primate evolution). But even if you've seen every movie from 1968 to Dawn of Planet of the Apes, here are some things you (probably) didn't know. These 7 facts will arm you with lots of trivia to show off about the films, from monkey makeup to mo-cap suits (yes, we know apes aren't monkeys. But "monkey" is a much funnier word). What did you think of these bits of Apes trivia? Did you know any of them already? Are you going to show off some of this trivia to your friends in line to see Dawn of the Planet of the Apes? What's your favorite movie in the Planet of the Apes franchise?" Feel free to answer any of those questions below.
John Landis continues his irreverent look at the original Planet of the Apes film series by using their trailers as an entry point. In this installment the focus is on 1970's Beneath the Planet of the Apes.