01.1972 ──────────────────────────────────


A spaceship launches with a four-person crew:

Taylor, Landon, Dodge and Stewart.












─────────────────────────────────────── 02.1972

The spaceship drops out of communication.


An emergency search and rescue mission is scrambled.


Two alternates to the initial mission are selected for the rescue operation:

"Skipper" Maddox and Brent.

04.1973 ─────────────────────────────────────

What appear to be the charred remains of a spaceship are spotted drifting off the coast of Southern California.


Military officials discover the astronauts on board are intelligent, speaking apes.


It is revealed that the ape, Zira, is pregnant.

















────────────────────────────────────── 05.1973

The Presidential Commission of Inquiry decides the birth of Zira's baby will not

be allowed.


Cornelius accidentally kills an orderly then escapes with Zira to Armando's Circus.


Zira gives birth to baby Milo.


Cornelius, Zira and the baby flee to a derelict oil tanker, where they are killed

along with Dr. Hasslein.


It's revealed that Zira switched Milo with another baby ape from Armando's


02.1983 ───────────────────────────────────

Astronauts bring back samples from space that contain an extraterrestrial virus.


Within months, the world's population of dogs and cats is decimated.

07.1983 ──────────────────────────────────

Apes become the predominantly popular choice for pets.


















──────────────────────────────────── 11.1984

The increasing international hostilities cause an upset in the 1984 Presidential

elections, resulting in a complete regime change.


Tensions between superpower countries mount, and the production of

devastating nuclear weapons increases rapidly worldwide.

──────────────────────────────────── 1984 -1991

Apes begin taking on simple domestic tasks.

07.1991 ───────────────────────────────────

Armando returns to the city with the son of Cornelius and Zira. Once named Milo, Armando has renamed him Caesar.


Caesar screams at the guards for beating an ape. Armando takes the blame and turns himself over to the police.


07.1991- 09.1991 ────────────────────────────

Caesar enters the Ape Integration Training and witnesses the atrocities being committed against apes.


09.1991   ───────────────────────────────────

Caesar is sold at an auction to Governor Breck.


During interrogation, Armando attempts to escape and falls through a window to his death.



























───────────────────────────────── 09.1991 10.1991  

Caesar incites other apes to begin to revolt against their owners and oppressors.


────────────────────────────────────── 10.1991


Caesar gathers his army of followers and begins a revolution against the

humans that spreads across the country.


──────────────────────────────────────── 1992

After the spread of the revolution, a desperate government begins a global

nuclear war in a last-ditch attempt at stopping the ape revolution.


Caesar leads a group of apes and humans out of the city before the nuclear

strike,  and a new society begins.

06.2004 ─────────────────────────────────────


Caesar, MacDonald and the orangutan, Virgil, set out to the ruins of the city in an attempt to find a record of Caesar's parents.


Caesar discovers the records of his parents and learns of the impending end of the world, inadvertently caused by war-hungry gorillas led by General Aldo.

Cornelius, Caesar's son, discovers that Aldo and the gorillas plan on not only killing the humans, but killing

Caesar as well.

The gorillas spot Cornelius and Aldo kills him.
























 ───────────────────────────────────── 06.2004

The mutant army launches a full-scale attack on Ape City.


Caesar sets an ambush taking many mutants prisoner, while Aldo kills off the

fleeing mutants, against Caesar's orders.


Caesar learns that Aldo killed his son, and the two duel In a tree. Caesar kills

Aldo and sets the humans free.


Caesar reunites both the apes and humans as equals, and leads his people

into what may be a new future.


After learning their army has failed, the commander, Mendez, calls for his

people to revere and respect the Alpha and Omega bomb rather than detonate


2050 ─────────────────────────────────────

A great plague is brought back from space, which decimates hundreds of thousands of dogs and cats.


Man begins to take apes as pets.







──────────────────────────────────────── 2200

Apes have grown in intelligence to the point of performing services such as

cooking, cleaning and grocery shopping.

2500 ─────────────────────────────────────

Evolution renders apes capable of complex thought.


Apes become aware of the concept of slavery.










──────────────────────────────────────── 2550

Aware of their oppression, apes begin to form groups, learning the art of

corporate and militant action.


Apes begin to refuse their masters.


Aldo is the first Ape to say "no,' spurring the Ape Revolution.


After the spread of the revolution, a global nuclear war begins.


──────────────────────────────────────── 2670

The Lawgiver recounts Caesar's history to an ape-human classroom.

03.2673 ────────────────────────────────────


Taylor transmits one last record back to Earth before entering his own hibernation chamber.





























12.3954 ────────────────────────────────────

Dr. Milo travels to the Forbidden Zone and discovers Taylor's ship has resurfaced on the lake. He begins his study of the advanced technology.


Taylor escapes and his throat wound heals. When he is recaptured, he is

able to speak, shocking his captors.















──────────────────────────────────────── 3953

Ape archaeologist Cornelius discovers a site in the Forbidden Zone containing

ancient fossils and artifacts of ape and man.


─────────────────────────────────────── 11.3954


The spaceship crash-lands and Stewart is discovered dead in her hibernation chamber.


The ship's emergency backup power activates its auto repair function; the

water is jettisoned and the ship eventually resurfaces.


The ship's team encounters a primitive group of humans, and is attacked by a

coordinated group of intelligent gorillas.


Dodge is killed, Taylor is injured in the throat, and he and Landon are captured.

01.3955 ────────────────────────────────────

Taylor is put on trial.


Taylor and Nova, a primitive woman captured with him, are freed by Zira

and Cornelius and travel to the Forbidden Zone.


At the excavation site, the group is confronted by Dr. Zaius with a

squad of gorilla enforcers.


Taylor encounters the ruins of the Statue of Liberty.


Taylor mysteriously vanishes into a rock wall.











































Original timeline ─────────────────────────────

Alternate timeline ─────────────────────────────























Maddox and Brent crash-land; Maddox dies later that night.


Brent encounters Nova, who leads him to Zira and Cornelius' house.


Nova and Brent set out for the Forbidden Zone and are captured by General



Nova and Brent escape and take refuge in the ruins of the New York subway

system on the outskirts of the Forbidden Zone.


Zira and Cornelius, while searching for Brent and Nova, encounter Dr. Milo,

who has fixed the spaceship. The three take a test flight.


────────────────────────────────────── 02.3955

Brent and Nova encounter telepathic mutants and reunite with Taylor.


While escaping, Nova is killed by members of the gorilla army and Brent is

gunned down by General Ursus.


Taylor, with his dying breath, triggers the Alpha and Omega bomb, destroying

the world.


While conducting their test flight, Zira, Cornelius and Milo are thrown back

in time to 1973.