7 Days

UPN (ended 2001)
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  • Episode Guide
  • S 3 : Ep 22

    Live: From Death Row

    Aired 5/29/01

  • S 3 : Ep 21

    Born in the USSR

    Aired 5/22/01

  • S 3 : Ep 20

    Sugar Mountain

    Aired 5/15/01

  • S 3 : Ep 19

    The Brink

    Aired 5/8/01

  • S 3 : Ep 18

    The Final Countdown

    Aired 4/4/01

  • Cast & Crew
  • Norman Lloyd

    Dr. Isaac Mentnor

  • Nick Searcy

    Nathan Ramsey

  • Alan Scarfe

    Dr. Bradley Talmadge

  • Sam Whipple

    Dr. John Ballard

  • Don Franklin

    Capt. Craig Donovan

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  • show Description
  • Ever wish you could live your last week all over again? Well, my name's Frank B. Parker, and I do it all the time. I work for a secret government project experimenting in time travel. When things really get screwed up, I'm the guinea pig they send back to take care of it. The catch is, I can only go back 7 days. 7 Days chronicles the adventures of Frank Parker, a "chrononaut" assigned to the U.S. government's "Operation Backstep." The operation revolves around the Sphere, created by Dr.'s Mentnor, Vukavitch, and Ballard from alien technology salvaged from Roswell. The alien power source allows a jump of only seven days, so when a crisis occurs the government assigns NSA agent Frank Parker to jump back in time up to 7 days to prevent it, creating a new timeline where only Frank remembers the old one. Frank is uniquely qualified for the job - he has a high tolerance for pain (required during piloting), a photographic memory, and has had some psychiatric problems that give him a very...flexible mindset when dealing with altered timelines. Assisting him on his missions are project head Bradley Talmadge, head of security Nathan Ramsey, and military advisor and back-up chrononaut Craig Donovan. In the third season Ballard retires and his replacement "Hooter" Owsley takes his place as scientific expert and recurring guest star.moreless

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  • Quotes (328)

    • (referring to his Backstep tattoo) Frank: I've been in every foreign capital in the world, drunk, and I've never gotten one of those things.

    • Frank: Doc – there are certain outer molecules of my body that I wouldn't exactly want to part with just yet. Mentnor: Your testes. They'll be intact.

    • Frank: All this genius and you guys can't keep the air conditioning running.

    • MIB #1: If you meet our criteria, you'll leave this island - today. Frank: But I thought I was crazy. MIB #2: Are you? Frank: Not crazy enough to get involved in an operation you want a crazy man for.

    • MIB #1: (Frank) actually scored higher than he did under normal conditions. Talmadge: Talk to me. MIB #1: He's a jerk. Sir. A real problem personality.

    • (Frank is on the phone) Meyers: Sergeant Meyers. Who's calling, please? Frank: Conundrum. Meyers: Holy cow. Frank: What day is it? Meyers: Thursday, April 9th. Frank: Seven days ago. Meyers: Conundrum has landed. (Olga picks up phone) Olga: Who is this? Frank: My name is Parker, Frank B. Agency number 378349081. We have a Condition One event. The clock is at seven and a half hours and counting.

    • Frank: You are going to like me. Olga: We'll find out, Mr. Parker, in time. In time.

    • Talmadge: Olga Vukavitch, meet Frank Parker. Frank: We've already met, of course. But it's very nice to meet you again.

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    Notes (88)

    • There are no opening credits - the "regulars" are listed the same way as everyone else, albeit first before the "Guest Stars."

    • Originally aired as a two-hour pilot movie - split into two parts for subsequent reairings. Credits are inserted into the end of the part 1, listing all actors and their characters in both parts.

    • Alan Scarfe and Sam Whipple are listed as guest stars for this, the pilot episode.

    • Credits at the end of the part 2 list all actors and their characters appearing in either or both parts.

    • Aired as the second half of a two-hour movie in its original airing. In repeats airs as the second half of a two-part episode with the regular credits inserted.

    • First of several appearances of Holmes Osborne as Robert Maxwell, President of the United States.

    • Alan Scarfe provides the opening narration recapping part 1.

    • The weapon that Ramsey finds in the ship from the future is the same prop as in the series Angel, Episode 5x19 "Timebomb." There it's used to draw power out of a powerful demon.

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    Trivia (87)

    • In the pilot episode when the Russian commandos are boarding the Russian freighter supposedly on the open sea, you can see dock lights reflected in the not-moving water.

    • In the opening shot we see the Sphere drifting through space with a dead chrononaut. How'd they ever recover the Sphere?

    • In later episodes it'll be constantly referenced that Donovan is Frank's potential back-up as chrononaut, etc. But in this episode there's no indication that he was ever considered for or tested for the position. This seems odd given how desperate they are here.

    • The terrorists attacked on day one. Frank spent six and a half days in the first timeline and Backstepped, which would leave him a day and a half until the terrorist attack. Which means in the new timeline day seven would just be an extra day but that’s when he fights the terrorists. Either terrorists decided to attack a day early in the new timeline or it should’ve been day eight when Frank fights them.

    • The Confederate soldier Parker jumps states that General Grant just drove off in his Lexus. General US Grant wasn't at Gettysburg. The commander of the army at Gettysburg was General George G. Meade. Meade also wasn't on the field until July 2nd.

    • When Parker shoots Jack the second time, Jack is able to get a shot off that wounds Olga. Elise yells to get Parker's attention but she uses the actor's real first name, Jonathan, and not the first name of the character, which is Frank.

    • After the backstep, Frank calls in using a portable phone. This contradicts later episodes where it is explained that he can't bring one with him because of the interference caused by the Backstep.

    • Since the US does not have diplomatic relations with or even recognize the government of North Korea, there is no such thing as a North Korean consulate (or embassy, for that matter) anywhere in this country.

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    Allusions (29)

    • Ramsey: Good one, Ironside. Alluding to Chief Ironside, of the TV show Ironside, who was also confined to a wheelchair.

    • Shot of Jimmy The scene that shows Jimmy saluting Mike's coffin is reminiscent of the photo of JFK Jr. at his father's funeral.

    • Frank: If you must know, this is Han Solo. I'm looking for Chewbacca, big hairy guy, 8' tall, hard to miss. Seen him? A reference to the Star Wars movie series.

    • Event Check out the background scene when "good" Parker first tries to make contact with Never-Never Land at the phone booth with the loser bank robbers. A movie marquee is being changed, and as the shots progress, the movie being advertised progresses from "Star..." to "Star Tre..." A little nod to a fellow UPN show?

    • Olga: To the future? References the sci-fi Robert Zemeckis trilogy (Back to the Future) where the main character Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) travels forward and back in time.

    • Frank: Klaatu barada nikto, baby!
      The classic command to the robot Gort in the movie The Day The Earth Stood Still, and referenced/in-joked in dozens of other movies from Army of Darkness to Independence Day.

    • Frank: The Eddie Haskell screw-up who lies, cheats, squeals on people... Referring to the troublemaker Eddie Haskell on the TV series Leave It To Beaver.

    • Mentnor: I am not an evil man, but I have done evil things. This is a quote from J. Robert Oppenheimer, who worked on the original atomic bomb.

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  • Fan Reviews (42)
  • Loved the pilot and a few episodes in there.... condundrum....

    By alissa914, Jun 07, 2013

  • Great sci-fi...

    By dogfood_uk, Oct 19, 2012

  • I absolutely love 7 Days, the characters, the time travel and the chemistry between the characters and am deeply saddened that it ended like it did with no conclusion to the Frank and Olga relationship. Its a real shame that shows that are as great as this gets cancelled when there's other shows that are totally rubbish and keep getting renewed and go on and on.

    By Lionart71, Nov 27, 2011


    By VickyMurphy1, Oct 29, 2011

  • Another show that didn't last as long as it should have.

    By notsyko, Aug 08, 2006

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