Friday, March 26, 2010

Definitions Used in Entirety of the Planet of the Apes Write-ups

I'm sure we'll be using short-hand notation over the next several hours -- especially as the collective 24HoTV brain melts over time --  the following key will hopefully help make sense of it all.

1 (Movie) -- Planet of the Apes; the original movie from 1968

2 (Movie) -- Beneath the Planet of the Apes

3 (Movie) -- Escape from the Planet of the Apes

4 (Movie) -- Conquest of the Planet of the Apes

5 (Movie) -- Battle for the Planet of the Apes

6 (Movie) -- Planet of the Apes; 2001

24HoTV -- 24 hours of TV.  A term used to describe two marathon TV viewing sessions in February 2006 and March 2009 as well as the general concept of watching TV endlessly.  Underlying 24HoTV are two philosophical standards: contempt for the media being viewed and having fun while you do it.  The 24HoTV team of Special K and b1-66er believe the most important element of the 24HoTV experience is not the watching itself, but the 'blog that is left afterward.  Like a bathtub ring, the 24HoTV 'blog is a reminder of the great experience that's already passed.

b1-66er -- 'blogger, and along with Special K an equal member of the 24HoTV duo

battle -- Battle for the Planet of the Apes

Bigg Knasty (aka Biggy) -- 24HoTV deep-insider, son of Special K; will be in Las Vegas, NV during the EPOTA weekend

beneath -- Beneath the Planet of the Apes

cartoons -- the animated series "Return to the Planet of the Apes;" 13 episodes, originally aired in 1975

conquest -- Conquest of the Planet of the Apes

dsz -- business guy; 24HoTV deep-insider

ECO -- Earth Chronological Order; the ordering of POTA events from the Earth's point-of-view as opposed to the way they were released to the public as movies as shows. In ECO, the films occur 3, 4, 5, 1, 2, 6.  To determine ECO we use the stunning Handley Timeline.

EPOTA -- The Entirety of the Planet of the Apes, a special 24HoTV event starting at 18:00 Pacific Time Friday, March 26, 2010 and running approximately 48 hours.  The goal of EPOTA is to watch the UPA DVD boxset in one sitting; 'blogging the event every 20 minutes here, along with occasional updates to Twitter using the #EPOTA hashtag.  The 24HoTV Website will be renamed to "The Entirety of the Planet for the Apes" during the EPOTA event and will revert back to 24HoTV at the conclusion of the UPA viewing.

escape -- Escape from the Planet of the Apes

Handley Timeline -- our term for the massive Timeline of the Planet of the Apes: The Definitive Chronology (Volume 1).  A chronology of everything that happens within the POTA universe.

HT -- Handley Time.  An abbreviation we use to determine the dates within the POTA world.  These are all based on Rich Handley's superb book, Timeline of the Planet of the Apes: The Definitive Chronology (Volume 1). In theory, you could think of this as AD/BCE (e.g. this year is 2010 AD or 2010 BCE) but there are items that have been interpolated out of  necessity by Rich, so we use HT partly for correctness and partly as an homage to his hard work.  In other words, in our writing on this 'blog we would think of this year as being 2010 HT.

Jewnior K -- pseudonym of Bigg Knasty

Momma K -- Special K's wife and mother of Bigg Knasty and Small Person K; saint

Monkey World -- the novel by Pierre Bouelle that the film "Planet of the Apes" is based on

Paul Frees -- voiceover actor of the 20th century and a favorite of Special K; he voices over the end of the world in Beneath.

POTA -- planet of the apes

Rich -- Rich Handley.  The author of the stupendous Timeline of the Planet of the Apes: The Definitive Chronology (Volume 1)

Small Person K -- daughter of Momma and Special K, sister of Bigg Knasty

Solid Goldstein (aka Solid G) -- college roommate of b1-66er, cousin to Special K and 24HoTV deep insider

Special K -- 'blogger, and along with b1-66er an equal member of the 24HoTV duo.  24HoTV always happens at his house.

suttonhoo -- 'blogger, 24HoTV deep insider

TV show/series -- Planet of the Apes TV series; 14 episodes, originally airing in 1974

UPA -- the Planet of the Apes - The Ultimate DVD Collection.  Contains the six movies, 13 cartoons, 14 episodes of the TV series and approximately 24 hours of DVD extras.  The goal of EPOTA is to watch the UPA boxset in one continuous sitting.

Ustream -- the live video streaming service at  Live streaming of EPOTA can be found at complete with an audio feed from the 24HoTV headquarters.  The end result is something an even-lower budget Mystery Science Theater 3000-like effect.


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