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Genesis II (1973)

Not Rated | | Sci-Fi | TV Movie 1973
A scientist who has been preserved in suspended animation wakes up to find himself in a primitive society in the future.
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... Dylan Hunt
... Lyra-a
... Isiah
... Primus Isaac Kimbridge
... Singh
... Yuloff
Bill Striglos ... Dr. Kellum
... Harper-Smythe
Harry Raybould ... Slan-n
... Primus Dominic
... Overseer
Liam Dunn ... Janos
Scott Graham ... Tyranian Teacher
Ed Ashley ... Wehr-r
Linda Grant ... Astrid
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Dylan Hunt, a scientist, puts himself into suspended animation in a NASA cavern in 1979 to establish if he could be brought back to life in a couple of days to research into extending the process to astronauts. However the cavern collapses during an earthquake and Dylan doesn't recover until the year 2133. During the 154 years he had slept, war has broken out and the world's scientists rebelled against the war-loving military and developed a society known as the Pax, whose goal is to keep the spirit of mankind alive. However there are also the mutant Tyranians who plan to be Nazi-like rulers of the slowly recovering world. Dylan is tricked by the Tyranians who plan to use his knowledge of the past to rebuild their nuclear generator and therefore make their plans complete. Can the Pax and Dylan stop them or will the man from the past destroy the future?... Written by Lee Horton <Leeh@tcp.co.uk>

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Tonight your television set becomes a time machine to the 22nd century.

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The subshuttle is based on TAUSS-Trans American underground subway system. See more »

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When Dylan Hunt is first shown being discovered after the earthquake, his right leg is hanging off of the table he is strapped to. When the camera angle switches to the inside the chamber, both legs are now on the table. See more »

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Anything written by Gene Roddenberry is defintely worth a look
3 August 1998 | by See all my reviews

As you would expect from Roddenberry there are many themes about the good and bad sides of human nature explored, and his optimism about the fate of the Human race shows through as it often does in Star Trek.

The plot follows a scientist who is researching suspended animation in deep underground caverns. He is supposed to be asleep for a week, but due to an Earth quake he is buried for 150 years.

When he awakes, he finds his world has been destroyed by war. PACS - a group of Unisex humans live underground, while the mutants (the only outwardly sign being 2 navels!)live outside.

Little is know about the ancient technology of the Nuclear Power plants and both sides fight to have the "man from the past" help them.

The moral dilema for out hero is which side he chooses to help.

Despite its age, this film ain't too bad. There's no flashy special effects , but an entertaining moral tale against slavery and oppressive regimes.

Look out for Gene Roddenberry's wife making an appearance (better known as Counsellor Troi's Mother in Star Trek The Next Generation).


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