337 – The one about Project X

Welcome to episode 337. Today, we watch “Project X”!

An Air Force pilot joins a top secret military experiment involving chimps, but begins to suspect there might be something more to the mysterious “Project X”.

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12 thoughts on “337 – The one about Project X

  1. Pingback: 337 – The one about Project X – BRIAN DUNAWAY

  2. I can’t re-watch this film, remember it too well from my childhood. So depressing.

    • Same. Filmsack guys nailed it. All the sad moments, but nothing else to make you want to re-watch it.

  3. When it comes to weepy animal stories, the one that stands out from all others is that Futurama episode about Fry’s dog. I’ve only managed to watch it once. If it shows up on TV, I skip it, and when I do a series rewatch on DVD, I just listen to the commentary track.

  4. I’m trying to remember if you guys ever did Monkey Shines. Definitely right up there with animal testing that goes haywire.

  5. from pirmarily primates.org

    “In 1986 five chimpanzee stars of the film Project X, were brought to Primarily Primates after a lawsuit against the film’s producers alleged abuse of the chimps by their trainers. When the filming ended, Twentieth Century Fox planned to sell the chimpanzees to a laboratory—a reprehensible irony as the lucrative film focused on a young chimpanzee’s escape from radiation tests in an Air Force laboratory.

    Don Barnes, a sensible technical advisor for the studio, warned Twentieth Century Fox of the public outcry likely to follow a transfer of the chimpanzees to a lab.

    He led the crusade to bring the chimps to PPI, and blasted the AHA, which defended the trainers and denied the abuse, giving their No Animals were harmed seal of approval.

    Primarily Primates prepared to build a new enclosure for $65,000, but the film company offered just $35,000, so it took some time until enough funds came in and all five could be accommodated.

    Two of the chimps, Willie, the star of the film, and Okko, are still alive and cared for 27 years later at the sanctuary. Willie still runs away in fear when he sees cameras”

  6. Ah, the noble Intuit people. Doing taxes and finances for hundreds of years.
    But Scott, did you see torch Song Trilogy back then? This movie was promoted like a fun comedy back then. I remember the Monkey, Monkey song in the trailer (look it up). I wanted to see it, then a few years later when it came on HBO, I caught most of the end and thought I was boring.

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