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Genesis II (1973)

Not Rated | | Sci-Fi | TV Movie 23 March 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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 March 1973 (USA) See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The subshuttle is based on TAUSS-Trans American underground subway system. See more »

Goofs

Either too much has changed or not enough time has passed for given changes. the landscape outside the caverns should have ruins. 154 years isn't enough time to clear it up like that. There are no signs of nuclear damage. and the city of Terrania couldn't have been made that magnificent that quickly. Terranians have to evolve first then become able to build such a showpiece of a city. See more »

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Spin-off Planet Earth (1974) See more »

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Stunning sci-fi with an absorbing dilemma.....
14 January 2007 | by ccmiller1492See all my reviews

Genesis II is stunning sci-fi with an absorbing dilemma. A scientist (Alex Cord) volunteers for a suspended animation experiment, and due to an earthquake is buried. When he is finally excavated it is over 200 years in the future. He finds himself with the choice of joining one of the two factions left on future earth after nuclear war, both factions rather authoritarian in different ways. In ignorance, he chooses the wrong (worst) one and then has to figure out how to extricate himself and return to the original faction which found him (PAX). Mariette Hartley is wonderful as the manipulative beautiful mutant who cozens Dylan Hunt (Alex Cord) into joining the Terraneans. Cord makes a terrific hero, note particularly the scene of his defiance when commanded to repair the Terranean nuclear generator when he is tortured with a "stem", the Terranean pain-inducing taser. The contrast between the two factions is fascinating, with Dylan caught on the horns of a dilemma. Unlike most other stories of this kind, there is no way for Dylan to return to his past, he must live in his present on the best terms he can make.


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