Retro Hollywood looks at a forgotten 1976 series from Filmation Studios titled – Ark 2. This video reveals that the series has shades of Star Trek (1966), Lost in Space (1965), 2001 A Space Odyssey (1968), Forbidden Planet (1956), Gilligan’s Island (1964), Planet of the Apes (1968), Space 1999 (1974) and the Mad Max film series.
Ark 2 is available on DVD but be warned, the picture quality is not as sharp as you would expect. At the time of this video, all 15 episodes of Ark 2 are on YouTube.
If you are looking for the sort of grim dark violent science fiction made today, don’t bother with this series. But if you want a positive, family friendly show with knockout location filming and great music cues – Ark 2 is the show for you! Jump onboard the big white truck.
Note, comments for this video had to be turned off due YouTube’s touchy Made for Kids policy about some videos. Granted, today the only ones interested in this video would be adults, but because the show has kids in it – shock, horror – no comments! What is the world coming to????