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Encyclopedia > Dylan Hunt
Kevin Sorbo as Dylan Hunt in Andromeda

Dylan Hunt is the name of two fictional characters created for television by Gene Roddenberry. Image File history File links Huntsorbo2. ... Image File history File links Huntsorbo2. ... Captain Dylan Hunt of the Systems Commonwealth starship Andromeda Ascendant. ... Gene Roddenberrys Andromeda is a Canadian science fiction television series, based on unused material by Gene Roddenberry developed by Robert Hewitt Wolfe, and produced posthumously by his widow, Majel Roddenberry. ... Alice, a fictional character based on a real character from the work of Lewis Carroll. ... Eugene Wesley Roddenberry (August 19, 1921 – October 24, 1991) was an American scriptwriter and producer. ...


Both characters are men who unwittingly move forward in time by hundreds of years, finding themselves trapped in a post-apocalyptic "dark age". Each either begins or joins a crusade by a small force of explorer/adventurers to restore civilization. Apocalyptic science fiction is a sub-genre of science fiction that is concerned with the end of the world or civilization, through nuclear war, plague, or some other general disaster. ...

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Genesis II and its sequels

Alex Cord as the original Dylan Hunt (here in suspended animation) in 1973's Genesis II.

The first Gene Roddenberry projects to feature Dylan Hunt appeared in the 1970s. Image File history File links Promotional shot of Alex Cord playing Dylan Hunt in Genesis II. This is a copyrighted promotional photo with a known source. ... Image File history File links Promotional shot of Alex Cord playing Dylan Hunt in Genesis II. This is a copyrighted promotional photo with a known source. ... Genesis II was a 1973 TV movie created and produced by Gene Roddenberry and starring Alex Cord and Mariette Hartley. ...

Genesis II

Main article: Genesis II

In the 1973 made-for-TV film Genesis II, which introduced the character and was intended as a pilot for a potential series, Hunt was played by Alex Cord. Hunt was a NASA scientist who became trapped in suspended animation in 1979, only to awaken 154 years later. ABC, the network that aired Genesis II, rejected Roddenberry's proposed series in favor of the short-lived Planet of the Apes, which also involved time travel and a post-apocalyptic society. Genesis II was a 1973 TV movie created and produced by Gene Roddenberry and starring Alex Cord and Mariette Hartley. ... Genesis II was a 1973 TV movie created and produced by Gene Roddenberry and starring Alex Cord and Mariette Hartley. ... Alex Cord is an American actor who is perhaps best known for portraying the role of Archangel on the television series Airwolf. ... The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is an agency of the United States federal government, responsible for the nations public space program. ... Suspended animation is the slowing of life processes by external means without termination. ... The American Broadcasting Company ( oftenly known as ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... Planet of the Apes was a short-lived science fiction television series that aired Friday evenings on CBS in 1974. ...

John Saxon as Hunt in Planet Earth.

Dylan Resides in Pittsford New York. Image File history File links Huntsaxon. ... Image File history File links Huntsaxon. ... This article is about the science fiction film. ...

Planet Earth

Main article: Planet Earth

In the 1974 TV movie Planet Earth, a heavily-reworked sequel and second pilot, Hunt was played by John Saxon. This article is about the science fiction film. ... This article is about the science fiction film. ... 4. ...


Strange New World

Main article: Strange New World
A Hunt by any other name: John Saxon as Captain Anthony Vico in Strange New World.
A Hunt by any other name: John Saxon as Captain Anthony Vico in Strange New World.

In 1975, Saxon starred in a third project entitled Strange New World. While this production was loosely based on Roddenberry's Dylan Hunt premise, Roddenberry himself chose not to participate. Saxon's character was named Captain Anthony Vico, but the movie shared the same "time travel to a dark age" premise of Genesis II and Planet Earth. A Hunt by any other name: John Saxon as Captain Anthony Vico in Strange New World. ... Image File history File links Huntsaxon2. ... Image File history File links Huntsaxon2. ... A Hunt by any other name: John Saxon as Captain Anthony Vico in Strange New World. ... A Hunt by any other name: John Saxon as Captain Anthony Vico in Strange New World. ...


Following this trio of productions, the Dylan Hunt concept itself went into suspended animation, to be awakened by Roddenberry's widow, Majel Barrett Roddenberry, this time with great success, a quarter of a century later. Majel Barrett-Roddenberry (born Majel Lee Hudec on February 23, 1932 in Columbus, Ohio) is an American actress and widow of television director/producer/writer Gene Roddenberry. ...


Andromeda

Main article: Dylan Hunt (Andromeda)

The most completely developed incarnation of Hunt is also the most recent. In the television series Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda, he is the captain of the starship, Andromeda Ascendant. In this series he is played by Kevin Sorbo. This article concerns the character Dylan Hunt from the fictional Andromeda universe. ... A television program is the content of television broadcasting. ... Gene Roddenberrys Andromeda is a Canadian science fiction television series, based on unused material by Gene Roddenberry developed by Robert Hewitt Wolfe, and produced posthumously by his widow, Majel Roddenberry. ... Captain is a rank or title with various meanings. ... One of the fictional ships called the Starship Enterprise from Star Trek, one of the most famous fictional starships. ... The Andromeda Ascendant is a fictional starship in the television series Gene Roddenberrys Andromeda. ... Kevin Sorbo (born September 24, 1958) is an American actor probably best known for the role of Hercules on Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. ...


External links

  • PAX Team 21, a site discussing the 1970's Dylan Hunt projects

 
 

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