Warner Archive Collection (series)
My name is Dylan Hunt. My story begins the day on which I died. Gene Roddenberry, the creator of Star Trek, brings fans another enthralling tale of the future.
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- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 14 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: October 6, 2009
- Originally Released: 1973
- Label: Warner Archive Collection (MOD)
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Mariette Hartley, Alex Cord, Ted Cassidy & Harvey Jason|
|Directed by||John Llewellyn Moxey|
|Edited by||George Watters|
|Screenwriting by||Gene Roddenberry|
|Composition by||Harry Sukman|
|Director of Photography:||Gerald Perry Finnerman|
Rating: 1.5/5 -- This was a stinker of a show. The acting is awful, and the writing is poor. Full Review
A solid film of somewhat dated Cold War-era warnings of global conquest and strife filled with moments that are both dramatic and laughable at the same time. Full Review
Description by OLDIES.com:
"My name is Dylan Hunt. My story begins the day on which I died." Gene Roddenberry, the creator of Star Trek, brings fans another enthralling tale of the future. Set in a time between now and the era of the starship Enterprise, Genesis II follows Hunt (Alex Cord), who awakes after 154 years of suspended animation into a post-apocalyptic world that's torn between the peace-loving citizens of Pax and the militaristic, mutant Tyranians. Both want Hunt to join their cause. But the Tyranians have two cruel weapons to persuade Hunt: a device of torture called a stim. And an alluring mutant (Mariette Hartley) with two navels... and one ice-cold heart.
On three occasions between 1973 and 1975, STAR TREK producer Gene Roddenberry attempted to launch a new science-fiction series. All three pilot films were predicated on the premise of a modern-day scientist awakening after nearly two centuries in suspended animation. The first of these feature-length pilots was GENESIS 2, which debuted March 23, 1973. Alex Cord stars as Dylan Hunt, who opens his eyes to discover that he now resides in a post-apocalyptic world. He is reluctantly recruited into a resistance movement, aimed at toppling the present despotic regime. The film's "money scene" involved leading lady Lyra-a (Mariette Hartley), who at a crucial plot juncture lifts her blouse to reveal that she has two navels. When GENESIS 2 failed to click as a series, Roddenberry and company tried again with PLANET EARTH (1974); when that didn't sell, the property was reworked as STRANGE NEW WORLD (1975).
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