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Planet Earth (1974)

Not Rated | | Sci-Fi | TV Movie 23 April 1974
A man awakens from suspended animation and finds himself in the 22nd century, where he finds that women rule the world and that men are slaves called Dinks. He is captured and sold as a ... See full summary »

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Dylan Hunt
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Harper-Smythe
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Isiah
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Baylok
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Marg
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Treece
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Villar
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Delba
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Bronta
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Jonathan Connor
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Gorda
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Kreeg Commandant
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Pater Kimbridge
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Thetis (as Sara Chattin)
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A man awakens from suspended animation and finds himself in the 22nd century, where he finds that women rule the world and that men are slaves called Dinks. He is captured and sold as a slave, but escapes and hooks up with a male rebel movement. Written by Anonymous

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The plot was based on a story premise for 'Genesis II' called "The Poodle Shop", which was in turn based on an unused story idea ("The Pet Shop") in Gene Roddenberry's original pitch for Star Trek (1966). See more »

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fun Planet Earth facts
28 November 2006 | by See all my reviews

Apparently, networks at the time were only comfortable with one sci-fi series at a time.

CBS picked "Planet of the Apes" over Genesis II, and ABC picked "Six Million Dollar Man" over Planet Earth.

The main character in each was Dylan Hunt, though they were played by different actors. This is interesting because when Roddenberry made the second Star Trek pilot, he gave the new lead actor a new name. (Capt. Pike became Capt. Kirk)

The name Dylan Hunt would be used in Andromeda, which was an outer space version of Planet Earth, which in turn was a land-based version of Star Trek.

The script for Star Trek: The Motion Picture was based on an unused Planet Earth script. In fact, several of the first season episodes of ST: TNG were written for either the unrealized new Star Trek series in the 70s, or Planet Earth,

Roddenberry believed in recycling.


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