Ark II: The Complete Series
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The show had a fair amount of cool gadgets for a low budget television program including that awesome RV I mentioned. Other cool tech include a working jet pack, a "futuristic" dune buggy, and a talking chimp among other things. Might not be groundbreaking as Star Trek was, but it's enough to keep a kid's sci-fi imagination moving. You even get some nifty guest stars like Jim Bakus (Gilligan's Island), Helen Hunt, Malachi Throne, and Jonathan Harris from Lost in Space even guest stars as a recurring character. Here's a quick rundown of the 15 episodes on this set:
1. The Flies - The crew find a group of kids lead by an elderly leader (Harris) in danger of cannisters containing a deadly gas.
2. The Rule - The crew find a community that forsakes their sick and elderly members, considering them useless to society.
3. The Tank - The crew have to help stop an old army tank that is causing trouble in the area.
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- The Series -
Ark II had a racially mixed cast, starring Terry Lester as Captain Jonah (he also had the title of Commander in some episodes), Jean Marie Hon as Ruth, José Flores as Samuel, and a chimpanzee playing Adam. The show's premise was inspired by the story of Noah's Ark, and the characters were given names taken from the Bible.
The show's setting was in the post-apocalyptic 25th Century, after Earth's civilizations were decimated by the effects of waste, pollution, and warfare, falling back to a level comparable to the Dark Ages. Surviving scientists pooled their knowledge and resources, training three young people (and the chimp, who was capable of speech was voiced by Lou Scheimer) to search for remnants of humanity, reintroducing lost ideas as they travelled the barren landscape in the high-tech Ark II.
The series was unique in that it had a futuristic large white vehicle known as the `Ark II' (where the series got its name), which was a mobile laboratory for the crew to help explore the country, and for shorter journey's there was an all-terrain vehicle known as the Roamer, and Jonah had for his exploration a jetpack known as the `Jet Jumper'.
This was a great short-lived series, with only 15 episodes, I would have liked it to have gone for a second and third season, as there was enough imagination and scope for the series to develop.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Ark II was a fun show that, as a child, inspired me and, I must say, still inspires me. This DVD set has all the episodes and a pleasant behind-the-scenes doc'.Published 3 hours ago by Gabriella Wilken-Ranellone
I loved watching this as a kid. Like most things, the memory is likely 100x better than the show itself. I don't have a verified purchase tag, because it's ridiculously priced. Read morePublished 11 months ago by jerrasic
What a GEM! Most people don't remember this series or have never heard of it. I LOVE it, and waited for continuation of series [which didn't come :( ]Published 12 months ago by Donald J. Waldschmidt II
Great Movie, Good Quality, Packaged safe and secure, Remember this a kid, Great showPublished 20 months ago by Craig Bullins
Stodgy series about how the world's gonna get better with a bunch of self righteous, morally upright scientists in an ark vehicle driving around all day. Read morePublished on April 3, 2014 by Bartok Kinski
Great Kids stories about life in a possible apocalyptic future. MAny ties to Star Trek. Love the vehicle in this, which was also used in a sleeper movie called Damnation Alley.Published on June 15, 2013 by Duane Lindsey