Ark II

Season 1 Episode 4

The Robot

Aired Saturday 11:00 AM Oct 02, 1976 on CBS
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The Robot
Samuel builds a thinking robot to help the Ark II crew with their missions, but its clumsy good intentions soon have Jonah frustrated.

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    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (1)

      • While the Ark team refer to the controls on the scanner as the "scan knob" and "enlarger knob," the controls are clearly the rectangular pushbuttons used throughout the rest of the Ark rather than knobs.

    • QUOTES (4)

      • Ruth: (after Alfie burns up) Samuel, have you ever considered a nice quiet hobby, like rock collecting? After all, this is the only Ark we have.

      • Jonah: Mmm, mmm! This is going to be my best fish stew ever! There's only one thing missing -- fish.

      • Jonah: Ark II log, entry 93. We are in sector 9, area 15, with the best assignment we've had in months. Two days of rest and recreation at a beautiful oasis, and we sure have earned it.

      • Jonah: Ark II log, entry 94. Life in the village is slowly returning to normal. Our mission here is finished, thanks to a machine that had the human feelings of friendship and love. As Ruth said earlier, everyone makes mistakes. Neither machines nor humans are perfect. It was from a machine that we learned that lesson. A machine we will always remember fondly as Alfie.

    • NOTES (1)

      • Alfie (Alpha-1) is a re-dressed version of Robby the Robot first seen in the 1956 theatrical feature, Forbidden Planet, and later used in numerous shows and movies.

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