Korg: 70,000 B.C.

ABC (ended 1975)


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Korg: 70,000 B.C. was yet another entrant in the prehistoric kid show derby. Hanna-Barbera produced this half-hour live-action series that showed the struggle for survival in a primitive world as seen through the experiences of a Neanderthal family living in the year 70,000 B.C. Alongside his wife Mara and brother Bok, patriarch Korg raised a family of three children—boys Tane and Tor and girl Ree. Helped along by the narration of famed character actor Burgess Meredith , the program showed how the everyday lives and adventures of a typical family would be played out against the backdrop of the prehistoric era. The American Museum of Natural History in New York and the Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History both consulted on this program in an effort to make it more authentic. Viewers, however, preferred to get their prehistoric fill from this show's more danger-based competitors, and Korg: 70,000 B.C. disappeared after only one season.
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  • Simply Amazing Education

    This was a wonderful 16 episode diddy from Hannah Barbera. Korg 70000 . follows the lives, adventures and learning's of a small Neanderthal family . THe surprising thing about this little show is the quality of the make-up and the short lesson stories. Entire episodes were created around the simple concepts of sharing, learning the tool of leverage, self sacrifice, and negotiation. All of which was backed by research and anthropological evidence of the time.

    Sure there are a lot of silly notions and especially the writing at times. Cave people using words and ideas that would be impossible at the time, but we have to keep in mind that in the studio executives of that time didn't think the average American viewer was particularly savvy and therefor didn't care about little notions like this.

    I would suggest to everyone to give at least a few episodes a try if for no other reason but to see some quality live action children's production.moreless