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January 08, 2019

Earth II (1971)

"Earth II was a 1971 pilot, aired November 28 (and released theatrically outside North America), for a television series about a colony established in orbit around the Earth."

Three men are launched from Cape Kennedy in a typical Apollo style launch; a "Red Chinese" agent is killed in the water nearby before he can sabotage the rocket launch.

The President (Lew Ayres) of the United States announces that the three men and their ship will be the nucleus of a new nation, and asks Americans to turn their lights on that night to show support for the project. The astronauts take photos of the Earth's surface as they orbit, to be processed later to determine the level of public support for the idea. The results indicate widespread support for a new nation in outer space.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at January 8, 2019 04:19 AM