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Alex Cord brought the character of Dylan Hunt to life and set him so strongly in our imagination that other actors were able to reprise the role in Planet Earth and Brave New World with ease. These two films are the sequels following Genesis II. Mariette Hartley was exquisite as Lira-a and looked absolutely seductive--even with two navels.
The action is smootly paced and the story well-crafted. Dylan Hunt participates in an experiment to test the early development of suspended animation, and is trapped in the pressure chamber when an earthquake is unexpectedly triggered. He wakes 154 years later, when people from PAX discover and revive him.
Hunt is faced with that long gap in his lifetime, and finds a world completely changed by nuclear devastation. He struggles to understand the political and sociological changes between the people of PAX and those of TYRANIA, the other survivng group.
He must decide which group he will join, and is pressured by both. Unfortunately, his choice is complicated by the knowledge that the Tyrannians have discovered an intact ICBM and warhead...which they plan to use against PAX.
The excitement speeds along at the rushing pace of the sub-shuttle in this Science Fiction classic!
I just finished watching both Genesis II and Planet Earth, and was pretty happy with Warner Brothers efforts.
They were both a manufactured on demand product using DVD-R recordable media. Warner made some effort with DVD disk art, and cover art, they could have picked a little better picture for the cover however for Genesis II.
I am glad to finally have a copy of these made for TV movies, that are DVD quality. There were a few specks on the picture, but not enough to take away from the movie.
I only gave it a 4 but they are probably closer to 4.5, just because I think they could have done everything just a little better.
Hopefully they will release the 3rd movie Strange New Earth (1975)
P.S. If you aren't into the older movies, you probably won't like them. These are 70's made for TV movies, so the special effects are somewhat lacking by today's standards.
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Think it was originally planned that this would take off as a series but it did not pan out. Though there were some sequel's with John Saxon taking over the "Dylan Hunt" character, this was by far the best.
One of the reasons that we remember this so well so long after its initial broadcast has to be the beautiful Mariette Hartley. Roddenberry had fought the censors over his costumes for the ladies on Star Trek, with one of the proscriptions being that he could not show their navels! By the time he made Genesis II the standards had relaxed, and he sought his revenge by showing Mariette Hartley with not one, but TWO belly buttons. LOL She looked great with any number of belly buttons, and Roddenberry successfully cultivated the teen fantasies that Genesis II was designed to tap into.
Alex Cord looked great in the role and carried the right amount of "Kirk-like" stubbornness, although his acting was a bit stiff in places. His voiceovers sounded a bit more like the tough guy than the thoughtful scientist, but he worked in the role anyway. The network execs may have had the same quibbles I did, as he was replaced in the two follow-up pilots by John Saxon.
The societies depicted here are not very subtle. It is the struggle of Pax (peace) versus Tyrania (tyranny). Hunt, who was discovered trapped in a suspended animation experiment gone wrong, is pulled back and forth between the two, each hoping that his expertise can help their side, or at the least not aid the other.Read more ›
Science guy Dylan Hunt is in suspended animation for ~150 years, due to a cave-in interrupting what should have been a week-long experiment in a NASA tunnel complex in Carlsbad Caverns. While he was out, there was a war, the sides are not clear, and now everything is different. The tunnel complex is now inhabited by PAX, the descendants of the scientists and various other survivors, who find and revive our hero. Adventure ensues.
This is a mid-70s TV movie. It's got 4:3 aspect ratio, 1970s hair, some vaguely hippie costuming, and minimal special effects. Some of the social commentary bits have lost their impact, much like Original Star Trek. One of the Pax authorities is African-American, and one has a Russian accent, which was futuristic then, but now only remarkable in that there is only ONE African-American character (and no Latinos that I remember). The special effects are pretty minimal (again, much like Original Star Trek) but that's OK, as it means GR could not rely on effects to replace the plot (unlike, say, recent action movies).
It is still an enjoyable movie. It is little preachy, but only in a couple of spots, and usually with time for a rebuttal. Some of the plot points seem a little contrived (like the whole setup sequence), but, again, it's a TV movie.
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Very dated 70's Si-Fi, but perfect for a vintage Star Trek fan.Published 3 days ago by Amazon Customer
Alex Cord in a classic piece of 70's TV sci-fi. ... Thoroughly enjoyable.Published 13 days ago by L. Dill
THE MOVIE IS AS GOOD AS I REMEMBER. A GREAT ADDITION TO MY MOVIE COLLECTION. HAVE HAD MANY REQUESTS TO BORROW THIS DISC.. I JUST REFER THEM TO THE SELLER.Published 2 months ago by joseph weinshenker
The first and last time I saw this movie I was like 10 years old, or something like that. Now 40 some years later I got to see it again. Read morePublished 2 months ago by John905
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