Complex sociological themes run through this science-fiction classic, about three astronauts marooned on a futuristic planet
where apes rule and humans are slaves. The stunned trio discovers that these highly intellectual simians can both walk upright
and talk. They have even established a class system and a political structure. The astronauts suddenly find themselves part of
a devalued species, trapped and imprisoned by the apes. But one, Taylor, manages to break out and, aided by a pair of
compassionate chimps, makes his escape to an uninhabited section of land. However, during the trek Taylor makes a startling,
unsettling discovery about the planet and realizes he's come full circle. Planet of the Apes is based on the novel by
Pierre Boulle with a screenplay co-written by Rod Serling.