1 9 7 6 – 1 9 7 9 (USA)
15 x 25 minute episodes
The live-action sci-fi show Ark II started life on the Saturday morning schedule at CBS but shifted to Sundays during a run that lasted from 1976 to 1979.
It starred Terry Lester (who portrayed Jack Abbott on The Young and the Restless) and also featured Jean Marie Hon, Jose Flores and a trained chimp named Adam.
The basic premise was that pollution had put a serious hurting on our fair planet and civilisation had all but perished.
In the year 2476, it was now up to Lester (who played a scientist named Jonah) and other brainy types with Biblical names (Ruth and Samuel) to cruise around in a futuristic ATV and do their best to help rebuild what’s left and restore Earth to its former vibrant glory.
Guest stars included Jonathan Harris (Lost in Space), Malachi Throne, Geoffrey Lewis, Jim Backus and a teenage Helen Hunt.
Jean Marie Hon