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Second Hundred Years, The

Entry updated 19 November 2023. Tagged: TV.

US tv series (1967-1968). Screen Gem Television for ABC-TV. Produced by Bob Claver, Richard M Bluel. Directors included Gene Reynolds, Russ Mayberry, Jud Taylor. Writers included Stan Cutler, Skip Webster. Cast includes Monte Markham, Frank Maxwell and Arthur O'Connell. 26 30-minute episodes. Colour.

This sf comedy series was in the vein of similar efforts of the era such as My Living Doll (1964-1965), and It's About Time (1966-1967). Luke Carpenter (Markham) was a gold prospector buried in a glacial avalanche in 1900 at the age of 33. Revived from Suspended Animation (see Sleeper Awakes), he goes to California to live with his now elderly son Edwin (O'Connell) and grandson Ken (also played by Markham), the latter having the same chronological age as Luke and of course closely resembling him. Much of the Humour revolves around Luke's attempts to adjust to the modern world, and efforts to keep his exact Identity secret from the authorities. Colonel Garroway (Maxwell) is the suspicious military man who constantly investigates his background. [GSt]


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