Ark II (1976–1979)

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Three young scientists travel around the country in the 25th century after the world has been ravaged by pollution. In their hi-tech RV (called Ark II), they study the land and help out those in need.

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After Earth has been devastated by years of pollution and nuclear war, a group of scientists send out a team of young people as well as an intelligent chimpanzee to seek out the surviving pockets of human beings in order to help rebuild civilization. Also, as they meet these people they take time to teach them valuable life lessons along the way. Written by Brian Washington <Sargebri@att.net>

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The Ark II was built on the chassis of a dump truck. The truck was notorious for constantly breaking down between shots. It was also reportedly hard to operate in crowded areas safely because the placement of the windows was such that the driver of the Ark was unable to see clearly. The other vehicle, the Ark Roamer, was built on a Volkswagen van chassis from a modified "Brubaker Box" kit, and while it ran well, it had a limited range. The Brubaker group built both vehicles for the show. See more »

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The rear wheels of the Ark are a different design when the Ark is moving, than when it is not moving. See more »

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Announcer: [Opening Narration] For millions of years, Earth was fertile and rich. Then pollution and waste began to take their toll. Civilization fell into ruin. This is the world of the 25th Century. Only a handful of scientists remain, men who have vowed to rebuild what has been destroyed. This is their achievement: Ark II, a mobile storehouse of scientific knowledge, manned by a highly trained crew of young people. Their mission: to bring the hope of a new future to mankind.
Jonah: Ark II Log, Entry Number One...
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A Filmation Production...On TV Land!
28 October 2002 | by (Chapel Hill,North Carolina) – See all my reviews

I remember this show vividity as a kid growing in the late 70's where a band of folks ride around in a Land Rover in the post nuclear age helping out folks who were in dangerous situations(mostly in some episodes themselves from great danger) and this show was one of the half-way best outta the bunch Saturday Morning series that were produced by Filmation Productions the same company that produced shows like Isis,Shazam!,Space Academy,The Adventures of Thunder,Run Joe Run,and Jason Of Star Command (which was also an animation studio). Most recently,these shows are making a comeback and TV Land has them from the LOST archives of the 1970's. I caught an episode of this series one evening during TV Land's "Kitschen" shows with Martin Mull and Fred Willard(who hosted) and believe me the episode they showed from this series was hilarious!


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