A short scene was outlined in the screenplay of Escape from the Planet of the Apes in which the flury of excitement about the reappearance of the lost spacecraft filtered up the chain of command. General Brody was a senior military leader in Washington, who informed NASA and The President about the discovery. He was the senior officer that Colonel Winthrop had reported to. In the released film, these scenes were removed, and Colonel Winthrop had become a General.
'Planet of the apes as American Myth' and the Internet Movie Database credit New York-born actor Stephen (Steve) Roberts as having played General Brody even though the scene does not appear in the movie, suggesting the scene may have been filmed and then cut from the final edit.
- General Brody was called Gen. Len Brody in the novelization of Escape from the Planet of the Apes.
- Planet of the apes as American Myth by Eric Greene (Page 217)