Melodic Treks 76: Rhymes With Logan / by Brandon-Shea Mutala

Escape from the Planet of the Apes With John Jackson Miller.


One of the most famous franchises in the history of science fiction is The Planet of the Apes, originally written as a novel by Pierre Boulle. This one book inspired a film, four sequels, a remake, a prequel series, a television series, and animated series, comics, books, and so much more. In January of 2017, Titan Books released and anthology of 16 short stories called Tales From the Forbidden Zone. These 16 stories are set in a variety of time periods of the rich history of the Planet of the Apes mythology.

In this episode of Melodic Treks, host Brandon-Shea Mutala is joined by Apes fan Nicolas Anastassiou to talk with author John Jackson Miller about his new short story, "Murderer's Row," which is his contribution to the anthology. We also discuss the music for the film Escape from the Planet of the Apes, which is the period in which his story is set.

Chapters

Opening (00:00:00)
Welcome, John and Nicolas! (00:00:59) Tales from the Forbidden Zone (00:01:55)
A Sequel to a Sequel-Proof Movie (00:07:21)
Murderer's Row (00:10:22)
Short Fiction vs Long (00:22:39)
Cinematic Continuity (00:26:32)
An Excellent Book of Short Stories (00:31:35)
Escape From the Planet of the Apes Score (00:32:46)
A Few Words From Julie Kurgo (00:41:52)
"Main Title" (00:42:56)
"Shopping Spree" (00:45:44)
An Interesting Listen on its Own(00:47:59)
Huge Swaths of This Film Where No Music is Possible (00:51:59)
"A Little History" (00:55:38)
Final Thoughts (00:56:55)

all music from Escape From the Planet of the Apes composed by J. Goldsmith


Host

Brandon-Shea Mutala

Guest

John Jackson Miller and Nicolas Anastassiou

Production

Brandon-Shea Mutala (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Tony Robinson (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)