After Earth has been devastated by years of pollution and nuclear war, a group of scientists send out a team of young people as well as an intelligent chimpanzee to seek out the surviving pockets of human beings in order to help rebuild civilization.
Last Episode01x15 Orkus Aired: Dec. 18, 1976
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Series Fun Facts
- The chimpanzee who played Adam was named Moochie. Henry J. Lange Jr., a series director, revealed in a DVD special feature that Moochie wore a diaper under his Ark uniform.
- The Ark II was built on the chassis of a dump truck. The truck was notorious for constantly breaking down between shots. It was also reportedly hard to operate in crowded areas safely because…
[show]The Ark II was built on the chassis of a dump truck. The truck was notorious for constantly breaking down between shots. It was also reportedly hard to operate in crowded areas safely because the placement of the windows was such that the driver of the Ark was unable to see clearly. The other vehicle, the Ark Roamer, was built on a Volkswagen van chassis from a modified "Brubaker Box" kit, and while it ran well, it had a limited range. The Brubaker group built both vehicles for the show.
- Goof (continuity error): The rear wheels of the Ark are a different design when the Ark is moving, than when it is not moving.