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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alex Cord ... Dylan Hunt
Mariette Hartley ... Lyra-a
Ted Cassidy ... Isiah
Percy Rodrigues ... Primus Isaac Kimbridge
Harvey Jason ... Singh
Titos Vandis ... Yuloff
Bill Striglos Bill Striglos ... Dr. Kellum
Lynne Marta ... Harper-Smythe
Harry Raybould Harry Raybould ... Slan-n
Majel Barrett ... Primus Dominic
Leon Askin ... Overseer
Liam Dunn ... Janos
Scott Graham Scott Graham ... Tyranian Teacher
Ed Ashley Ed Ashley ... Wehr-r
Linda Grant 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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Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1973 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The science fiction justification for Lyra-a (Mariette Hartley) and other Tyranians having two navels is that they have redundant circulatory systems. However, Gene Roddenberry joked that the behind-the-scenes reason was to make up for the covered navels mandated by network and studio censors during the production of the original Star Trek (1966). See more »

Goofs

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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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Hercules Unchained (1992) See more »

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Roddenbrry first post Star Trek pilot
23 December 2004 | by doctardisSee all my reviews

This was supposed to be a possible series that combines several themes from Star Trek. It takes place on Earth after a nuclear war, and some of the inhabitants faired differently depending on the area. This is similar to the Omega Glory. Some of the people have adapted and evolved into stronger humans as in Space Seed. Some lived under ground like in Spocks Brain. As in Star Trek, this is a small morality play.

The main character is a man from the 20th is awakened, and he has lost scientific knowledge needed by everyone. It found by a group called Pax. They want to end violence on Earth and restore it. They get around the earth in a high speed underground train called a "sub-shuttle." This survived the war. You can clearly guess that in each episode they would visit a different part of Earth in the same way Star Trek visited other planets.

This was not turned into a series, but was reworked into another pilot starring John Saxon. He was more of a Captain Kirk like lead.

Either version would have made a good series.


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