US tv series (1979). Bennett/Katlemann Productions for ABC-TV. Created by Mike Lloyd Ross. Executive Producer Harve Bennett. Produced by Ralph Sariego, Norman S Powell. Directors included Ron Saltof, Dana Elcar. Writers included Ruel Fischmann, Gerald K Siegel, Jeri Taylor. Cast includes Andy Griffith, Joel Higgins (Skip Carmichael), J Jay Saunders (Mack) and Trish Stewart (Melanie Solzar). One 100-minute pilot film plus nineteen 50-minute episodes. Colour.
In this sf adventure series Harry Broderick (Griffith) is a wealthy scrap-metal dealer who decides to build his own Spaceship and go to the Moon to retrieve various pieces of equipment left behind by the Apollo lunar flights. Putting together a team to help him, comprising an ex-astronaut, a fuel expert and others, he succeeds in this venture. Later episodes have primarily adventure-oriented plots such as obtaining diamonds from the interior of an active volcano, or steering a huge iceberg to a Middle Eastern nation where it will become a water supply. Some episodes were reportedly left unaired when the series was cancelled. [GSt]
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