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Genesis II (1973)

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On three occasions between 1973 and 1975, Star Trek producer Gene Roddenberry attempted to launch a new science-fiction series. All three pilot films were predicated on the premise of a modern-day scientist awakening after nearly two centuries in suspended animation. The first of these feature-length pilots was Genesis 2, which debuted March 23, 1973. Alex Cord stars as Dylan Hunt, who opens his eyes to discover that he now resides in a post-apocalyptic world. He is reluctantly recruited into a resistance movement, aimed at toppling the present despotic regime. The film's "money scene" involved leading lady Lyra-a (Mariette Hartley), who at a crucial plot juncture lifts her blouse to reveal that she has two navels. When Genesis 2 failed to click as a series, Roddenberry and company tried again with Planet Earth (1974); when that didn't sell, the property was reworked as Strange New World (1975).
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Science Fiction & Fantasy , Television
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Studio:
Warner Bros. Television

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Cast

Alex Cord
as Dylan Hunt
Ted Cassidy
as Isiah
Percy Rodrigues
as Primus Isaac Kimbridge
Titos Vandis
as Yuloff
Majel Barrett
as Primus Dominic
Leon Askin
as Overseer
Liam Dunn
as Janos
Linda Grant
as Astrid
Robert Swan
as Lahyn-n
Beulah Quo
as Primus Lu-Chan
Ray Young
as Tyranian Teacher #2
Tom Pace
as Brian
David Westberg
as Station Operator
Robert Hathaway
as Shuttle Car Operator
Tammi Bula
as Teenager
Didi Conn
as TV Actress
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Critic Reviews for Genesis II

All Critics (2)

This was a stinker of a show. The acting is awful, and the writing is poor.

Full Review… | June 27, 2011
7M Pictures

A solid film of somewhat dated Cold War-era warnings of global conquest and strife filled with moments that are both dramatic and laughable at the same time.

Full Review… | December 5, 2010
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