It is 1968. Minorities are rioting in streets across the country. The president, believing that deplorable housing conditions lay at the heart of the violence, is on his third try in two ... See full summary »
Jake Foley is a computer technician for the NSA who secretly longs for a chance to work on the field. Circumstance puts him in a top secret laboratory, in the middle of a shootout between ... See full summary »
Frank Parker works with a special team of scientists and government officials on project Backstep. Using the Backstep device, Lt. Parker can travel back in time exactly 7 days. Once in the past, he reports in to base using code word "Conundrum" and carries out his mission to alter history for the better. Written by
UPN reportedly paid $10 million for the pilot - about four times what an average pilot costs and up to ten times what networks usually contribute to them. (Mara Einstein, Media Diversity, p. 190) See more »
Lt. Frank Parker:
[on phone, trying to stop a flight doomed to crash]
Yeah, a bomb, a big one! How do I know? 'Cos I'm the one that put it there! 'Cos I'm a mean, bad-ass bomber, that's why! Listen, I've been sucking in jet fumes for 17 years, you know what that does to a person? Well you're about to find out!"
[hangs up, grinning]
Lt. Frank Parker:
"That was a lot more fun than it should've been.
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The credits at the end of the episode "The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea" include an acknowledgment and thanks for the Canadian naval Base CFB Esquimalt, and the officers and crew of the HMCS Huron, for their cooperation in the making of the episode. See more »
Usually, I'm not a big fan of science fiction. But when I heard Jonathan LaPaglia was getting his own series, I just had to check it out. I was not disappointed. "7 Days" was an awesome mix of sci-fi, action, drama, suspense, and dark comedy. Frank B. Parker, the Chrononaut (aka time traveler), was a mischief-maker and had a lot of emotional and mental problems. But deep inside he was a good guy -- he did the right thing by saving the country (sometimes even the world) because it was his job and honor to do it.
I wish UPN had given this show a better chance, rather than shuffling it around and taking it for granted. I miss it, but I'll always be thankful I watched it.
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