Total Episodes: 15
Original Air Dates: 1976
Original Network: CBS
Geek Factor: 7
Jonah (Terry Lester): Commander of Ark II, and pilot of the short-range jetpack.
Ruth (Jean Marie Hon): Second in command of the Ark.
Samuel (Jose Flores): Youthful scientist.
Adam (Moochie – or maybe it's Moocho – the chimpanzee, voiced by Lou Scheimer): An intelligent talking chimpanzee.
Geek Guest-Stars: Jonathan Harris (Lost in Space), Malachi Throne (who appeared in The Man From UNCLE, Mission Impossible, Time Tunnel, Star Trek, Batman, Outer Limits, Star Trek: The Next Generation, and Babylon 5), Jim Backus (voice of Mister Magoo, and of course Thurston Howell III on Gilligan's Island), Robby the Robot (yes, really!).
|The vehicle from "Damnation Alley" -- clearly not the ark!|
DVD Release: Box Set (out of print) of the complete series, plus a more recent combined set with Space Academy and Jason of Star Command.
Website: http://www.angelfire.com/tv2/ark2/home.html is one of the few Ark II websites out there.
Notes: It was a lot of fun transcribing interviews for the special features on the original DVD release. Apparently they had a lot of problems with the chimp playing Adam, as he would tend to bite his fellow actors!