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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Terry Lester ...
 Jonah (15 episodes, 1976)
Jean Marie Hon ...
 Ruth (15 episodes, 1976)
José Flores ...
 Samuel (15 episodes, 1976)
Adam ...
 Adam / ... (15 episodes, 1976)
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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 chimpanzee who played Adam was named Moochie. Henry J. Lange Jr., a series director, revealed in a DVD special feature that Moochie wore a diaper under his Ark uniform. 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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Boy, this is a hard show to get hold off.
7 February 2000 | by (Perth Western Australia) – See all my reviews

I remember seeing this on repeat in the late 70's, early 80's. I though it was so cool. It is a TV take of the Damnation Ally concept, but I just really love the RV -the ark 2. looks like a Seeker (Space Academy TV Series) on wheels!!! It had everything, including jet packs!!!!!!!!

O.k., so the production values were not brilliant, not bad for the time, but the idea was great and I beleive would be worthy of remaking. Suprisingly, it hasn't seen the light of day for at least 15 years ( and Australia is the world capital on cheap repeats!!!) and it has been very difficult to find any details on it, or prove that the show even actually existed!!!! Definatly worth a look, especially for true sci-fi fans, especially fans of the time period (i.e. Logan's Run (TV) and Planet of the Apes (TV)) Keep an eye out for it!


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