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Planet Earth (1974)

Not Rated | | Sci-Fi | TV Movie 23 April 1974
A man awakens from suspended animation and finds himself in the 22nd century, where he finds that women rule the world and that men are slaves called Dinks. He is captured and sold as a ... See full summary »

Director:

Marc Daniels

Writers:

Gene Roddenberry (creator), Gene Roddenberry (teleplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Saxon ... Dylan Hunt
Janet Margolin ... Harper-Smythe
Ted Cassidy ... Isiah
Christopher Cary ... Baylok
Diana Muldaur ... Marg
Sally Kemp ... Treece
Johana De Winter Johana De Winter ... Villar
Claire Brennen Claire Brennen ... Delba
Corinne Camacho ... Bronta (as Corrine Camacho)
Majel Barrett ... Yuloff
Jim Antonio ... Jonathan Connor
Aron Kincaid ... Gorda
John Quade ... Kreeg Commandant
Rai Tasco Rai Tasco ... Pater Kimbridge
Sue Dahlman ... Thetis (as Sara Chattin)
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A man awakens from suspended animation and finds himself in the 22nd century, where he finds that women rule the world and that men are slaves called Dinks. He is captured and sold as a slave, but escapes and hooks up with a male rebel movement. Written by Anonymous

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Sci-Fi

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 April 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Planeta Terra See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This was the second time that the character of "Dylan Hunt" was used in a Roddenberry pilot, the first being "Genesis II" starring Alex Cord as the lead character. He would show up once more in the somewhat successful syndicated series "Andromeda" starring former "Hercule:The Legendary Stories"s" star Kevin Sorbo.' There were many parallels drawn between the character Dylan Hunt and "Buck Rodgers". See more »

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Remade as Strange New World (1975) See more »

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fun Planet Earth facts
28 November 2006 | by stephe1605See all my reviews

Apparently, networks at the time were only comfortable with one sci-fi series at a time.

CBS picked "Planet of the Apes" over Genesis II, and ABC picked "Six Million Dollar Man" over Planet Earth.

The main character in each was Dylan Hunt, though they were played by different actors. This is interesting because when Roddenberry made the second Star Trek pilot, he gave the new lead actor a new name. (Capt. Pike became Capt. Kirk)

The name Dylan Hunt would be used in Andromeda, which was an outer space version of Planet Earth, which in turn was a land-based version of Star Trek.

The script for Star Trek: The Motion Picture was based on an unused Planet Earth script. In fact, several of the first season episodes of ST: TNG were written for either the unrealized new Star Trek series in the 70s, or Planet Earth,

Roddenberry believed in recycling.


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