|Conquest of the Planet of the Apes
takes place before the first Planet of the Apes movie.
This movie gives details of how the great Ape
revolution against man began. A great plague killed
off all the cats and dogs that man so loved to enjoy
and cherish for companionship. Man would not give up
his pets however; when dogs and cats all died a new
pet was merely substituted. Society began to see
primates such as Chimpanzees appear on the scene as a
new source of companionship.
Primates have vastly greater intellect than dogs or
cats and they proved to be useful in many other ways
as well. Man began to not just domesticate smaller
primates like chimpanzees but moved into domesticating
even gorillas which were stronger and well suited for
menial slave labor. In the beginning Apes were well
conditioned and a vast Ape control domestication
center kept things in order. When apes would cause
trouble they were dealt with swiftly and the
situation was quickly resolved.
As time went on Ceasar the child of the speaking
chimpanzees Cornelius and Zira begins to speak and
learn the higher abilities of thought. He uses his
intellect and rallies his oppressed Ape comrades
against man. He basically occupies Ape Control and
sets the basic organizational element in place that
would guide a unified Ape society in the future.
Ceasar awaits man's inevitable downfall and plots and
schemes until the day a true Planet of the Apes can be