Steve Biodrowski

Cinefantastique's Los Angeles Correspondent from 1987 to 1993 and West Coast Editor from 1993 to 1999. Currently the webmaster of Cinefantastique Online, I also run a website called Hollywood Gothique that covers Halloween Horror and Sci-Fi Cinema Events in the Los Angeles area.

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2 responses to “Spotlight Podcast 5:26 – Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”

  1. Dan Persons

    Steve wondered why the simian flu doesn’t kill apes as well as humans. I haven’t seen RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES since its debut, but the way I’m remembering it, the “simian flu” was actually a genetically engineered virus meant to cure Alzheimer’s, and intended to be administered through aerosol. It was successful in heightening the intelligence of apes — Caesar was the first test subject — but would eventually kill humans. That doesn’t completely explain why the effect was different on two species, but close enough.

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