An ex-CIA is the point man for a government organization dedicated to time traveling to correct errors that occurred in the previous week.
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 Frank Parker (66 episodes, 1998-2001)
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 Craig Donovan (66 episodes, 1998-2001)
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 Dr. Olga Vukavitch / ... (66 episodes, 1998-2001)
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 Nathan Ramsey / ... (66 episodes, 1998-2001)
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 Dr. Bradley Talmadge (66 episodes, 1998-2001)
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 Dr. Isaac Mentnor (49 episodes, 1998-2001)
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 Dr. John Ballard (47 episodes, 1998-2000)
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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 Anonymous

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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 »

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[3rd season title sequence]
Lt. Frank Parker: Ever wish you could live your last week over again? Well, my name's Frank B. Parker and I get to all the time. I work for a secret government project experimenting in time travel. When things really get messed up, I'm the guinea pig they send back to fix everything. Catch is, I can only go back seven days.
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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 »

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Very Enjoyable Series
10 August 2000 | by (IL, USA) – See all my reviews

This is a great series. While it had the problem of being the same every week, the producers were able to create different stories and situations to avoid that. The interactions between the characters are very good. You can't help but like these people. I always crack a smile when Frank is trying to flirt with Olga, the bickering between Frank and Ramsey, or when we get a peek into Dr. Ballard's amazingly good love life. This is a great show. Very light. A great watch when trying to unwind after a long day.

As for the reason why Frank doesn't run into himself: Because when Frank goes back in time, he "jumps" into himself minus a week. That's how Never Never Land knows a backstep has taken place. Frank and the Sphere disappear. Regards. :-)


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