Episode 26: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Apes VS. Na'vi, Top 5 Post-Human Stories

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"Apes together strong!" Your favorite nerds explore the Planet of the Apes franchise! What are the ingredients of a great Apes film and why did Tim Burton's remake fail? Is Dawn of the Planet of the Apes a worthy successor to the surprisingly good Rise of the Planet of the Apes? What does the new film series say about conflict and peace? And what's the controversy about Andy Serkis, "digital makeup up", and motion capture animation? In the INFINITE CROSSOVER CHAMBER, we debate the social commentary behind Apes versus Avatar's Na'vi. Expand your consciousness as we share our top 5 post-human stories. 

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Show Notes

  • 0:00 – 1:00:02: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.
  • 1:00:03 – 1:09:49: INFINITE CROSSOVER CHAMBER: Apes VS. Na'vi.
  • 1:09:50 – 1:41:48: Top 5 Post-Human Stories.


Top 5 Post-Human Stories


  1. Anvil of Stars (Greg Bear)
  2. Dune (Frank Herbert)
  3. I am Legend (Richard Matheson)
  4. Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams)
  5. Dark City (film)


  1. Dune (Frank Herbert)
  2. The Time Machine (H. G. Wells)
  3. "Elementary, Dear Data" & "Ship in a Bottle" (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
  4. Gattaca (film)
  5. The World Without Us (Alan Weisman)

Honorable Mentions:

  • The Terminator
  • The Matrix
  • "Soldier" & "Demon witha Glass Hand" (The Outer Limits)
  • Old Man's War (John Scalzi)
  • Neuromancer (William Gibson)
  • Diaspora (Greg Egan)
  • Frankenstein (Mary Shelley)
  • Caprica (TV show)