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  • Season 1
    • Space Precinct
      Space Precinct
      Episode 16
      2/8/74
      6.5
      Garth plays detective when some visiting space cops stop by.
    • Beehive
      Beehive
      Episode 15
      2/1/74
      6.9
      Rachel, Garth and Devon are trapped inside a giant food production centre for the Ark. It is a giant beehive where some sonic experiments are causing the natives to become restless.
    • Farthing's Comet
      Farthing's Comet
      Episode 14
      1/25/74
      6.7
      A space-walk is undertaken when a comet threatens the ark.
    • The Return of Oro
      The Return of Oro
      Episode 13
      1/11/74
      6.4
      Oro (Koenig) returns to the Ark to pilot the ship to his home planet of Xar. Granted special Gold Security Clearance and summoned peremptorily to the Master Control deck Devon is surprised to find all the Ark systems monitored by mobile robots commanded by Tau Zeta, a "female" holding flag command rank. But the real power is exercised by Oro, (of "The Alien Oro" episode) who has been sent back to the drifting space vessel to seize it as "salvage" for the planet Xar. To our 4rloD however, Oro represents this trip to landfall a a generous act to solve the Ark's problems. To get back to their own lives quickly, Rachel and Garth welcome Oro's leadership and support him. But Devon, who learns from the computers that life on Xar, for humans, would be at the level of vegetables, resists. Oro challenges Devon to a "debate to the death", to be scored objectively by the computers on a game-show type of scoreboard. Though Oro is a superior being, Devon defeats him because the computers, built by humans with human bias, favour his deep commitment to save the Ark.moreless
    • The Implant People
      The Implant People
      Episode 12
      12/7/73
      6.7
      The trio happen on a dome (after Garth's crossbow is stolen) inhabited by people ruled by fear via electronic brain implants.
    • The Astro Medics
      The Astro Medics
      Episode 11
      11/30/73
      6.8
      Devon, venturing unknowingly into a quarantine area, is stricken by radiation sickness and is near death when a father-son medical team from a nearby shuttle clinic — Isolated since the Ark's disaster — rescue him. They literally bring him back from the dead — but tell Rachel and Garth that sensitive, sophisticated neuro surgery will be necessary to restore Devon as a reasoning human being. And there is no time or this surgery: the shuttle clinic is about to cast off from the Ark, to answer a distress signal from a nearby planet threatened by a plague. The doctors are persuaded to stay long enough to try the operation — and while the window for their escape is still open, leave the Ark having restored Devon to life and health.moreless
    • The Alien Oro
      The Alien Oro
      Episode 10
      11/23/73
      6.7
      Rachel, Devon and Garth come to an uninhabited dome where they find Oro (Koenig), an alien from the planet Xar who has been living a Robinson Crusoe style existence on the Ark for several years. Oro has acquired the services of Ydana as his' girl Friday. Ydana is an intelligent but fickle woman, a wanderer from another dome. She has been helping Oro repair his space ship in the hope that she might find a "paradise" on Xar. By trickery, Oro commands the services of Devon, Rachel and Garth to aid him in repairing his ship.moreless
    • Mr Smith of Manchester
      11/16/73
      6.5
      Devon, Rachel and Garth are lured into a dome where the inhabitants are trapped in a highly industrialized, hell-bent-for-leather society which is choking itself to death on its own noxious effluents; the purification and filtering system of the dome simply cannot keep up with the mad pace these people have set for themselves. The leader of the Liverpudlians is Mr Smith, an absolute ruler who knows his people would displace him if he took the hard but necessary decision to simplify their lifestyle. Smith is finally overthrown and the polutive machines stilled as our three push onward.moreless
    • Gallery of Fear
      Gallery of Fear
      Episode 8
      11/9/73
      6.3
      In one of the service modules of the Ark, Devon, Rachel and Garth come upon a bizarre pop-art museum. of the future where circuit-breakers, plastic cubes and the common incunabula of the future is preserved in silent, empty grandeur stretching as far as the eye can see. Without warning, "people" begin to appear; but special people -- friends and relatives of Garth and Rachel with whom they enjoy emotional reunions. The final person to appear is a beautiful girl, the "curator", Doris, in whom Devon is instantly attracted. But the girl reveals that all the "people" were recreations of Magnus, the most talented and sophisticated computer ever made. Doris assists Devon In his desire to recreate,through Magnus, the original Captain of the Ark in order to learn its secrets. But the recreation of the captain warns Devon that Doris is a creation of Magnus, too, and that she is part of Magnus' plan to get himself re-programmed for totally independent existence.moreless
    • Circuit of Death...
      11/2/73
      6.5
      An electronics engineer, Sakharov, despairing of the slow death which he believes in store for all inhabitants of the Ark, bypasses the fail-safe mechanisms in order to activate the Ark's self-destruct system. In doing so, he inadvertently trips the fail-safe alarms, alerting Devon, Rachel and Garth. Sakharov, with his daughter Valarie (who opposes his plan) intends to escape the Ark at the last moment aboard the rocket designed to jettison the Ark's logs and cassette recordings of Earth history prepared, 'for the benefit of other life in the universe'. But when the rocket fails to leave, Sakharov, with Devon and Garth's help, undertakes to rewire the fail-safe and stop the self-destruct. Since all the mechanisms are in micro circuits, they must be projected miniaturized into the circuits through an astounding electronic procedure. It is a race against time to re-connect the minute circuits before the whole Ark blows.moreless
    • And Only Man is Vile
      10/26/73
      7.3
      This episode is set in a lavishly appointed spa in a dome called New Eden Leisure Village. At first it seems completely deserted, but Garth hears someone moaning. He finds a young girl seemingly in a state of shock and attempts to find out what's happened. The girl will not speak. However, Rachel is able to gain her confidence and determines that something horrible frightened everyone else away, and she was left behind in the confusion. The trio decide to stay and try to solve the mysterious evacuation.moreless
    • Children of Methuselah
      10/12/73
      6.6
      Devon reports back to Rachel and Garth that he's found the Ark's backup bridge. The trio attempt to enter the restricted computer area, but are temporarily thwarted by an electronic security system.

      When they do get through, they are shocked to see a group of children efficiently operating the complex navigational consoles. The youngsters also demonstrate the ability to "think pain" upon others and use this device on Devon and Garth. Rachel and the two men are taken to their commander, a fourteen-year-old boy who immediately orders that the intruders be placed under arrest.moreless
    • The Pisces
      The Pisces
      Episode 4
      10/5/73
      7.1
      Devon Rachel and Garth are awakened by a voice announcing the arrival of the Pisces. As the craft's crew complete their linkup, a man and two women emerge and identify themselves as Commander Garroway, Captain Janice and Navigator Teale. They explain that they were launched from the Ark ten years ago to search for settling places for the Ark's population. They are shocked to return to find the Ark off-course, her crew vanished.moreless
    • The Goddess Calabra
      9/28/73
      6.5
      The trio investigate the dome Omicron and Rachel is mistaken for their goddess, Calabra.
    • Lazarus From the Mist
      9/21/73
      6.8
      The trio investigate an emergency signal that leads them to the forbidden Dome of the Dead.
    • Voyage of Discovery
      9/14/73
      7.7
      Devon is an Amish man unaware of his true existence. He discovers that his small town is part of 53 biosphere domes aboard a giant space Ark. He, his love and an acquaintance, Garth leave to explore the Ark's secrets.
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