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Time of the Apes (1987)

TV Movie  -   -  Action | Fantasy | Sci-Fi  -  February 1988 (West Germany)
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Three bumbling morons accidentally stumble into a cryogenic freezer and end up in the future, where monkeys populate the Earth.


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Cast overview:
Reiko Tokunaga ...
Hiroko Saito ...
Masaaki Kaji ...
Hitoshi Ômae ...
Commander (Cabinet Minister Bippu)
Tetsuya Ushio ...
Baku Hatakeyama ...
Police Chief Gebar / Gebâ
Kazue Takita ...
Noboru Nakaya


Time of the Apes is a strung-together movie made from several episodes of a Japanese TV show. Big-hipped Catherine and her two charges, Johnny (who "doesn't care") and Caroline, are sent to some alternate time-line by being frozen in cryogenic tubes during an earthquake. They end up on a planet where apes rule humans but are ruled themselves by a supercomputer named "UECOM", which is a malevolent artificial being created by humans. Written by Jonah Falcon <>

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Johnny's Mother: Johnny, don't go. It's too dangerous.
Johnny: I don't care.
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Featured in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Time of the Apes (1989) See more »

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I would like to hurt Sandy Frank
11 January 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

For about the last week, I've been watching the KTMA episodes of MST3K. tonights episode was this, er, masterpiece. Let see what we have so far-- Humans in nothing but ape heads that aren't even finished around the neck. Then we have the apes driving 1970 era pontiacs, jeeps and toyotas. They also use weapons. but with all of the cars, guns and other technology they show no evidence of any industrial production capabilities.

It is clear that this piece of junk was edited from more then several episodes of a series. The editing is so abrupt that it startled me at one point. I can only assume that the series is equally confusing and poorly produced. This movie was done twice by MST3K. First on KTMA and again in (I think) season 3. Both versions are unreleased but are available from

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