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26 Mar 2018 6:39 p.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

  • Changed title from "Best John Saxon, Genesis II (1973) Or Planet Earth (1974)?" to "Best Post-Apoc, Genesis II (1973) Or Planet Earth (1974)?"

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Cacique Caribe26 Mar 2018 5:12 p.m. PST

Ok let's hear it, which of those 2 cheesy pulpy Post-Apocalyptic SF dead-end series pilot films did you enjoy most?



PS. I first thought John Saxon was in both. Is that nuts or what!?!?

TNE230026 Mar 2018 5:23 p.m. PST

I prefer 'Strange New World' 1975

John Saxon was not in Genesis II
that was Alex Cord

Dr Argent26 Mar 2018 5:29 p.m. PST

For me, most memorable, "Enter the Dragon." I realize I did not answer your question.


Cacique Caribe26 Mar 2018 5:30 p.m. PST


You are right, Alex Cord!



Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP26 Mar 2018 5:50 p.m. PST

If memory serves, John Saxon has said that he was hired to bring a bit of class to Enter the Dragon.

Major Mike26 Mar 2018 6:14 p.m. PST

What, not including Battle Beyond the Stars?

Cacique Caribe26 Mar 2018 6:32 p.m. PST


Well, I believe Genesis II and Planet Earth were 2 separate TV movie pilots for what was supposed to be the same Gene Roddenberry series … a series that never took off the ground, despite the two tries.

That must have been a blow to Roddenberry.


roving bandit26 Mar 2018 7:31 p.m. PST

But so many years later we got Andromeda with Kevin Sorbo playing Dylan Hunt for series number 3. It was enjoyable for what it was.

Rogues126 Mar 2018 7:42 p.m. PST

I'm a Five Deadly Venoms guy, why no remakes constantly puzzles me. Oh wait, what was the original post?

Dr Argent26 Mar 2018 8:23 p.m. PST

Did you say cheesy pulpy dead end movies?


Cacique Caribe26 Mar 2018 8:48 p.m. PST

Lol. Actually, I said "cheesy pulpy Post-Apocalyptic SF dead-end series pilot films".

Roddenberry tried that series twice, with two separate pilots. I guess a tv series can't be more dead end than that.


JimSelzer Supporting Member of TMP26 Mar 2018 10:51 p.m. PST

Roddenberry went so pacifist kumbaya on us in the end look at Andromeda

Cacique Caribe26 Mar 2018 11:03 p.m. PST

LOL. Is that why humans got gobbled up by those "Magog" creatures? To be honest I only watched one or two of the episodes.


roving bandit27 Mar 2018 12:23 a.m. PST

Roddenberry had passed nearly a decade before Andromeda was made. From my understanding it was developed by Robert Hewitt Wolfe based on old material.

Personal logo aegiscg47 Supporting Member of TMP27 Mar 2018 8:44 a.m. PST

Both of those movies/pilots were from a time when the major networks had several "Movies of the Week" time slots in their schedule where they would run these "movies" which were nothing more than an extended weekly episode. If the ratings showed promise they would green light the entire series, which usually had most of the groundwork laid out and were just waiting for the funding to get rolling.

The other Roddenberry series that had a pilot that was approved for a series, but the series was never made was The Questor Tapes.

TNE230027 Mar 2018 9:30 a.m. PST

Fusion Patrol Podcast reviews of:

genesis ii

planet earth

questor tapes

Twoball Cane27 Mar 2018 6:56 p.m. PST

My favorite is the Soviet era movie Stalker. So well cast…and foreign. I have never seen either of your movies but I am going to look for them now.

Cacique Caribe28 Mar 2018 3:02 p.m. PST

I had never heard of Questor Tapes. I've gotta check it out.

Thanks guys


Tom D124 Apr 2018 12:17 p.m. PST

Which one had Mariette Hartley in it?

Cacique Caribe24 Apr 2018 9:29 p.m. PST

That would be Genesis II. Her two bellybuttons were almost cute. :)




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