Monday, January 5, 2009

welcome to 2009. here is the future.

Genesis II

"In this 1973 TV pilot from Gene Roddenberry a scientist, Dylan Hunt, 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."

Planet Earth (1974)

"Planet Earth was a science fiction TV movie that was created by Gene Roddenberry and first aired on April 23, 1974 on ABC, starring John Saxon as Dylan Hunt. It was presented as a pilot for what was hoped to be a new weekly television series. The pilot focused on gender relations from an early 1970s perspective. Dylan Hunt, confronted with a post-apocalyptic matriarchal society, muses, "Women's lib? Or women's lib gone mad..." Planet Earth was the second attempt by Roddenberry to create a weekly series set on a post-apocalyptic future Earth. The previous pilot was Genesis II, and it featured many of the concepts, characters later redeveloped in Planet Earth. Sets and props from Genesis II also found their way into Planet Earth. A third and final movie, Strange New World, was aired in 1975. This movie also starred John Saxon. In this movie a trio of astronauts returns to Earth after 180 years in suspended animation. None of these three pilots was ever developed into a series."

Strange New World (1975) Intro

"This was the third attempt at getting the Genesis II/Planet Earth series originally developed by Gene Roddenberry up and running, but this time without the Great Bird of the Galaxy's involvement. The concept and characters were changed to get over any legal problems but once again the pilot failed."

been watching this all night.

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