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11 September 1976 (USA) See more »
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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. Full summary »
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Cast

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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)
Lou Scheimer ... Adam / ... (15 episodes, 1976)
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Series Directed by
Ted Post (8 episodes, 1976)
Hollingsworth Morse (6 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Writing credits
Martin Roth (15 episodes, 1976)
Robert Specht (5 episodes, 1976)
Len Janson (3 episodes, 1976)
Chuck Menville (3 episodes, 1976)

Series Produced by
Norm Prescott .... executive producer (15 episodes, 1976)
Richard M. Rosenbloom .... producer (15 episodes, 1976)
Lou Scheimer .... executive producer (15 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Original Music by
Ray Ellis (15 episodes, 1976)
Norm Prescott (15 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Cinematography by
Robert F. Sparks (15 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Film Editing by
Jim Gross (9 episodes, 1976)
Marshall Neilan Jr. (6 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Casting by
Fran Bascom (15 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Art Direction by
Michael Baugh (12 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Makeup Department
John Norin .... makeup artist (15 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Production Management
Dale Henry .... executive in charge of production (14 episodes, 1976)
Bill Moore .... post-production supervisor / post-production manager (14 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Henry J. Lange Jr. .... assistant director (8 episodes, 1976)
Gary Credle .... assistant director (3 episodes, 1976)
Lee Rafner .... assistant director (3 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Art Department
Eugene Booth .... property master (15 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Sound Department
William Randall .... sound (15 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Bill Kahlo .... key grip (15 episodes, 1976)
Drain M. Marshall .... gaffer (15 episodes, 1976)
Robert M. Stevens .... camera operator (8 episodes, 1976)
Robert T. Simpson .... camera operator / assistant camera (7 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Thalia Phillips .... wardrobe (15 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Other crew
Gordon L. Berry .... educational advisor (15 episodes, 1976)
June Gilham .... film coordinator (15 episodes, 1976)
Ralph Helfer .... animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle (15 episodes, 1976)
Darrell Keener .... animal trainer (15 episodes, 1976)
Steve Nicolaides .... production coordinator (15 episodes, 1976)
James R. Sackett .... educational advisor (15 episodes, 1976)
Robert Specht .... executive story editor (15 episodes, 1976)
Wendy Atterbury .... script supervisor (7 episodes, 1976)
Jill Murphy .... script supervisor (6 episodes, 1976)
Karen Hale Wookey .... script supervisor (2 episodes, 1976)
 

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USA:25 min (15 episodes)
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Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Continuity: The rear wheels of the Ark are a different design when the Ark is moving, than when it is not moving.See more »
Quotes:
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. I, Jonah, Ruth, Samuel and Adam are fully aware of the dangers we face as we venture into unknown, maybe even hostile, areas. But we're determined to bring the promise of a new civilization to our people and our planet.
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10 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Fun Post-apocalyptic 70s Filmed Saturday Morning Fare, 2 June 2001
Author: Chowdah (steve1@i1.net) from St. Louis, Missouri, USA

I loved this show when I was a kid. Basically the premise was a group of scientists were driving around in the land rover vehicle from "Damnation Alley"(repainted white). They fended off bad guys and post apocalyptic disasters while helping people rebuild after a nuclear holocaust (at least I think it was nuclear).

This show had to have been the inspiration for the Role Playing Game "The Morrow Project", which basically used the same premise.

Filmation Trivia: This was one of many live action Saturday Morning TV shows put out by Filmation in the late 70s. Filmation made a name for itself by making both filmed and animated kid shows. Some of their more famous filmed shows included: Captain Marvel, Isis, Run Joe Run, Space Academy (whose spiffy Star Trek the Motion Picture like costumes were recycled from Ark II) and its spinoff, Jason of Star Command. Filmation is probably most famous for their He-Man & the Masters of the Universe cartoon from the 80s.

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