Nuclear and chemical warfare (at the hands of intelligent baboons) is the depiction of warfare in this satire. 100 years after “The Thing” we encounter “Dr. Poole” post “World War III”. “World War III” had reduced Earth to a wasteland by “The Thing”. Scientist, “Dr. Poole” finds the tombstone of “William Tallis” of 100 years earlier and the story comes to senseless end.
Aldous Huxley, “Ape and Essence”, 1948 was an apocalyptic, satire of warfare in the Atomic Age. Huxley’s portrait of humanity is merely “intelligent baboons” predates: Pierre Boulle, “Planet of the Apes“, 1963. However, Adlous Huxley and Pierre Boulle both present similar satire of “Atomic Apes” is nothing but a joke.