The Damn Dirty Geeks resume our delightful discussion with actor/stuntman Bobby Porter, talking more about his work in BATTLE FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES, two characters in the APES TV series, and many more films and shows across his continuing career.
At Monsterpalooza 2017: actor Bobby Porter discusses MAKING APES: THE ARTISTS WHO CHANGED FILM, directed by William Conlin for a 2018 release. Photo courtesy of Making Apes on Facebook.

Bobby reveals two very fun stories about his unplanned public appearances in his APES character makeup created hilarious results, including a live stage play “crossover” with BATTLE and Shakespeare.

We also preview the upcoming documentary MAKING APES: THE ARTISTS WHO CHANGED FILM, starring makeup effects artist Tom Burman, actors Bobby Porter and Lou Wagner, and directed by William Conlin.

Listen along and you’ll join us in eager anticipation for the documentary’s release in 2018, just in time for PLANET OF THE APES’ 50th Anniversary!  Speaking of which, the Damn Dirty Geeks will host some special events for APES’ 50th Anniversary, too — stay tuned for announcements.

Bobby Porter on the Planet of the Apes Part 2

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Bobby also regales us with his behind-the-scenes stories of BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, a cult favorite DAY OF THE ANIMALS, the quirky Buck Henry sci-fi show QUARK, Sid & Marty Krofft’s LAND OF THE LOST, and meeting the original Catwoman Julie Newmar.

Enjoy our second hour-plus of additional APES delight with the magnificent, Bobby Porter — whom we hope will return for a third episode as MAKING APES makes its release in 2018. Listen to Part 1 with Bobby Porter here if you missed it!


Expect several special events coming up in Spring 2018 to mark the 50th Anniversary or the original PLANET OF THE APES’ theatrical release, including some surprises coming up from the Damn Dirty Geeks! We hope to have Bobby on the show again to discuss more about his BATTLE experiences and more.

To get the latest updates on the documentary MAKING APES: THE ARTISTS WHO CHANGED FILM, you can like their official Facebook page.


As discussed in this episode, the DDG recommend The Sacred Scrolls POTA Wiki as a great source of APES info.

Check out Bobby Porter as Andy the android in the 1977 Buck Henry comedy Quark – The Complete Series via Amazon.

Of course, the DDG recommend all APES fans own the entire Planet Of The Apes Legacy Collection via Amazon.

You can also see Bobby Porter in Planet of the Apes – The Complete TV Series (1974) via Amazon.

APES fans might also collect Return to the Planet of the Apes – The Complete Animated Series via Amazon.

Great news for APES gamers: the new Monopoly: Planet of the Apes edition is now available via Amazon.

Also new is IDW Games Planet of the Apes Adventure Board Game via Amazon.

1 Comment

  1. Dean Preston

    Hi Guys …….. superb interview ! Loved it !!


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