Earth 2 [TV Series] (1994)

Genres - Science Fiction  |   Sub-Genres - Prime-Time Drama [TV], Space Adventure  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |  
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Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment produced the very short-lived NBC sci-fi series Earth 2. The program unfolds in the year 2192, when rampant pollution on the Earth has forced everyone to move into space stations, and has generated scores of children with chronic health problems thanks to the lack of a regular atmosphere. Gorgeous scientist Devon Adair (Deborah Farentino) has one such child - a young son, Ulysses (Joey Zimmerman) saddled with a huge life-support system that he must tote around. In an effort to make life easier for both of them, Devon hijacks a spaceship with a bunch of explorers in tow, and sets off for "planet G889," which on the surface appears to be a fresh, unspoiled and uninhabited world. But appearances are misleading; when the group mistakenly crashes on the far side of the planet, they discover that it is populated by hosts of strange creatures including the zombie-like, telepathic Terrians, the scavenging Grendlers, and the adorable but deadly Kobas.