is a 1973 American TV film
created and produced by Gene Roddenberry
and directed by John Llewellyn Moxey
It opens with the line, "My name is Dylan Hunt. My story begins on the day on which I died."
It is the story of a 20th century man thrown forward in time, to a post-apocalyptic future, by an accident in suspended animation.
In 1979, NASA
scientist Dylan Hunt (Cord
) is working on "Project Ganymede", a suspended animation
system for astronauts
on long-duration space flights
. As chief of the project he volunteers for the first multi-day test. He places himself in chemically-induced hibernation
deep inside Carlsbad Caverns
; while there, his lab is buried in an earthquake
. The monitoring equipment is damaged and fails to awake him at the intended end of the test. He awakens instead in 2133 A.D., emerging into a chaotic post-apocalyptic
world. An event called "The Great Conflict" (a third and final World War
) destroyed the civilization of Hunt's time. Various new civilizations have emerged in a struggle for control of available resources. Those with the greatest military might and the will to use it have the greatest advantage.
Dylan Hunt is accidentally found and rescued by an organization calling themselves "PAX" (the Latin word for "peace"). PAX members are the descendants of the NASA
personnel who worked and lived at the Carlsbad Installation in Dylan's time. They are explorers and... Read More