Made-for-tv film (1973). CBS-TV. Directed by John Llewellyn Moxey. Written by Gene Roddenberry. Starring Alex Cord, Mariette Hartley, Percy Rodriguez, Ted Cassidy. 90 minutes. Colour.
Produced by Roddenberry, the creator of Star Trek, this was a pilot for a television series that was never made. After a Suspended-Animation experiment goes wrong, a scientist wakes in a future Post-Holocaust world which is suffering from the aftermath of a nuclear World War Three. Ordinary humans are ruled tyrannously by Mutants. Aided by his primitive vitality, the hero helps overcome the rulers. A similar format was used by Roddenberry in two further attempts to launch series; these were released as Planet Earth and Strange New World. [JB]
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