Taylor (Charlton Heston, topless) and his mate Nova (Linda Harrison, in three bits of old chamois leather each no bigger than Barbie’s hankie) having escaped Ape City, are riding on horseback through The Forbidden Zone. The soundtrack offers tentative notes of hope.
Suddenly Taylor sees a horrifying sight. Dismounting, he drops to his knees and wails:
“We finally really did it. You maniacs! You blew it up! Damn you!”
Cut to a shot of an overgrown ruin of a Sphynx, once the symbol of a great and mighty Palace at the height of a great and mighty Empire (see above).
“God damn you!” cries Taylor. “God damn you all to hell.”