Prospector Luke Carpenter was frozen in suspended animation in the year 1900 while panning for gold in Alaska. He was successfully thawed and returned home perfectly preserved at 33 years ... See full summary »

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 Ken Carpenter / ... (26 episodes, 1967-1968)
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 Edwin Carpenter (26 episodes, 1967-1968)
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Prospector Luke Carpenter was frozen in suspended animation in the year 1900 while panning for gold in Alaska. He was successfully thawed and returned home perfectly preserved at 33 years of age and a dead ringer for his 33-year-old grandson Ken. Luke moves in with his 67-year-old son Edwin, and tries to adjust to normal life while keeping his exact identity a secret. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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6 September 1967 (USA)  »

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Der Mann von gestern  »

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(26 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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The show originally premiered on ABC on Wednesday night at 8:30 EST. It 's main competition was The Beverly Hillbillies, which at the time was one of the most popular shows on television. When ABC canceled Batman, they moved the show to it's time slot on Thursday at 7:30, but it wasn't enough to save the show. See more »

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Luke: [Series catch phrase] Not bad for a hundred and one. Don't look a day over over ninety.
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Master Ninja II (1992) See more »

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I remember after all these years
23 November 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Any time I see Arthur O'Connell in a movie I think of this series. As a kid of 13 when it played, I thought the story line to be interesting. I probably saw all the episodes, but after all these years, I can't recall anything other than the father's reaction to all the "modern" inventions since 1900. Today, I'm surprised it was only on for one season, as it seemed longer. But, I guess to one that's 13 years old, 1 year is a long time! I think today, with good writing, this would make an interesting movie. Hollywood is always taking ideas from old television. Why not this one? It might even seem like a fresh idea since not many know of the series to begin with.


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