A sci-fi blockbuster begins
Are apes the better human beings? Or, put differently, are there good and evil members of every species? These are some of the timeless themes that "Planet of the Apes" grappled with when it hit theaters on February 8, 1968. It looked at questions of morality and ethics, humanity and the justifiable boundaries of science and research, as did many of the subsequent sequels, remakes and spinoffs.