Genesis II

CBS (ended 1973)


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In 2133 A.D., after a great war that destroyed civilization, a group of peace-loving scientists known as PAX excavate a former NASA research center and find Dylan Hunt, who has been in suspended animation for over 150 years. Dylan recovers quickly and joins a PAX team trying to rebuild society in the post-apocalyptic world, making use of leftover maglev subway tunnels that only they know how to access.

Genesis II was developed by the late Gene Roddenberry of Star Trek fame. A TV-movie pilot was made for CBS, and 20 episodes were outlined, but executives eventually rejected the Genesis II series in favor of one based on the movie series Planet of the Apes. We have information on 6 of these planned episodes.

A second pilot was made the following year called Planet Earth, starring John Saxon, and it too became a TV-movie but did not make it to series.

Years later, after Roddenberry's death, the hero's name "Dylan Hunt" was resurrected and used for the hero of the TV series Andromeda.