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Saturday Morning TV: Ark II (1976 Pilot Episode)

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Ark II is an American live-action science fiction series, aimed at children, that aired on CBS, beginning and ending in 1976, as part of its Saturday morning line-up. Only 15 half-hour episodes of Ark II were ever produced; however, these episodes were re-run by the CBS television network for several years.

Here’s the pilot episode. Keep your eyes peeled for Jonathan Harris from Lost in Space!

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3 Comments on Saturday Morning TV: Ark II (1976 Pilot Episode)

  1. Butters Stotch // September 26, 2015 at 1:53 am //

    The spoiled brats of today do not understand what poop we had to watch on children’s television back in the 1970s.

  2. Frozen Babo // September 26, 2015 at 11:33 am //

    Not poop. ‘Ark II’ was awesome! A talking chimp. A jetpack! This show was great! I never missed an episode. Even bought it on DVD a few years ago and sat down to watch all the episodes with a big bowl of Captain Crunch. Imagine the toys this show would have spawned if it had been on the air just two years later: post ‘Star Wars’.

  3. This brings back memories! Certainly by today’s standards the show’s production value doesn’t hold up. Still, it’s environmental message is eerily prescient – and is even more relevant now.

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