Synopsis by Hal Erickson
The all-purpose science fiction title Earth II was utilized in 1971 for this TV pilot film. Producer/writers Allan Balter and William Read Woodfield consulted both NASA and the Rockwell Corporation to guarantee a modicum of authenticity for their futuristic teleplay. The story takes place in "Earth II", a self-contained space station orbiting the earth which houses 2000 people. Gary Lockwood, star of 2001: A Space Odyssey, appears as the commander of the station (note to fans of "Alvin and the Chipmunks": Lockwood's character name is David Seville!) The anecdotal plot explores the everyday operations of Earth II and the various trials and tribulations of its denizens.
bad-guy, China, commander, earth, good-guy, launch, nuclear, nuclear-weapon, orbit, scheme, slice-of-life, space, space-exploration, space-station, station, struggle, weapons