Posted Thursday, August 26, 2004
In the Zone: "Planet of the Apes" Remix Made with iMovie
Submitted for your consideration: A man, arguably with too much spare time on his hands, discovers that the brilliance of "Planet of the Apes" and "The Twilight Zone" came from one mind: that of Rod Serling.
Most men would accept this simple fact and get on with their lives. Not this man. An obsession builds, not an obsession of the flesh but of the mind. He imports the entire "Planet of the Apes" movie into his Power Mac G4 along with strategic snippets of two episodes of "The Twilight Zone."
Then his odyssey begins. Using iMovie, he edits "Planet of the Apes" into a 30-minute episode of "The Twilight Zone," complete with fades where commercials would be, a perfectly appropriate closing narration by Rod Serling, and closing credits in the exact style of the classic TV show.
Some edits are imperfect, but what endeavor of mankind's ever achieves perfection? Presenting "The Twilight Zone" Episode 157, "Planet of the Apes," superbly imagined by Roger Alford.