Three young scientists travel around the country in the 25th century after the world has been ravaged by pollution. In their hi-tech RV (called Ark II), they study the land and help out those in need.

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Series cast summary:
Terry Lester ...  Jonah 15 episodes, 1976
Jean Marie Hon ...  Ruth 15 episodes, 1976
José Flores ...  Samuel 15 episodes, 1976
Moochie Moochie ...  Adam 15 episodes, 1976
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After Earth has been devastated by years of pollution and nuclear war, a group of scientists send out a team of young people as well as an intelligent chimpanzee to seek out the surviving pockets of human beings in order to help rebuild civilization. Also, as they meet these people they take time to teach them valuable life lessons along the way. Written by Brian Washington <Sargebri@att.net>

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In the book "Creating the Filmation Generation", Lou Scheimer mentions a spin-off was proposed centering around Jonathan Harris as Fagon. When this idea fell through, they cast him as the lead in Space Academy (1977), which also made use of the nose of the Ark II vehicle as the front of the Seeker spaceship. See more »

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The rear wheels of the Ark are a different design when the Ark is moving, than when it is not moving. See more »

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Narrator: For millions of years, Earth was fertile and rich. Then pollution and waste began to take their toll. Civilization fell into ruin. This is the world of the 25th Century. Only a handful of scientists remain, men who have vowed to rebuild what has been destroyed. This is their achievement: Ark II, a mobile storehouse of scientific knowledge, manned by a highly trained crew of young people. Their mission: to bring the hope of a new future to mankind.
Jonah: Ark II Log, Entry Number One. I, Jonah, Ruth, ...
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Never let the chimp drive
5 June 2001 | by Jason-173See all my reviews

An RV in the future - sounds like a fortune cookie message.

There was this creepy bearded weirdie who looked after the kids in the ARK II's 'crew.' Honestly, and I ask this not of the Ark II people, but of the dean of Space Academy and of Jason and the rest of Star Command -- what use are kids in dangerous missions and what the hell were you trying to teach us in the seventies?

Always let the adults wear the jet pack? Always stop for freaky hippies in rags at the side of the road? Drink lots of distilled water? Let the grown-up drive?

Well, definitely that last one. I remember one episode when they let the chimp drive. That damned monkey nearly bulldozed an entire village. I can vouch for that lesson personally. I once let the chimp drive.... Wait, that was my friend Steve... Whatever. It was a good show. Especially when Steve was carted off by the cops.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 September 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Η κιβωτός των χαμένων κόσμων See more »

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Filmation Associates See more »
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Runtime:

(15 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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