Made-for-tv film (1973). CBS-TV. Directed by John Llewellyn Moxey, starring Alex Cord, Mariette Hartley, Percy Rodriguez, Ted Cassidy. Screenplay Gene Roddenberry. 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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