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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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Additional Details

Runtime:
USA:25 min (15 episodes)
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Trivia:
There are no night scenes or episodes in "Ark II" because it was impossible to maneuver the Ark at night due to the lack of visibility from the driver's section. Also, each show had a 2-3 day turnaround, and Jose Flores was still a minor working under strict rules governing child actors. As a result of these factors, plus the Ark's tendency to break down, night shots for episodes were nixed.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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7 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Oh yeah...the talking chimp.., 11 December 2000
Author: gazzo-2 from United States

I used to watch this! I remember thinking that it coulda been better-as the premise was certainly interesting enough-but being a Filmation production, it hadda be Moralistic and edJooKational too! Seriously, it was fun-had a talking chimp, typical '70's Multicultural/U.N. style cast, Jim Backus and Helen Hunt as cool guest stars, the jet pack and blinding light weapons were neat too. It looked like they shot this in the Mojave too. Pity the poor cast and crew, eh? No big trailers THERE.

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