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.
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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
While it is revealed in Season 1 Episode 2 that Frank Parker (or whoever pilots the sphere) disappears, it is not explicitly stated what happens to the sphere. However, throughout the series, recovery of the sphere from random locations throughout the world was discussed and depicted. Also, an empty cradle was depicted during backsteps. As the Pilot disappears, it makes logical sense that anything or anyone else that makes the backstep would disappear as well. See more
[Ramsey throws a USA Today newspaper onto the briefing table which has detailed information on Project Backstep
Great, now even the commies know about Backstep!
Dr. Olga Vukavitch
They even have photographs.
Lt. Frank Parker
You never take a bad one, do you?
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