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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:
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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12 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Boy, this is a hard show to get hold off., 7 February 2000
Author: THX-17 from Perth Western Australia

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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