Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Novelist Philip Wylie, well known for his pro-conservation stance, wrote the teleplay for the made-for-TV L.A. 2017. Publisher Glenn Howard (Gene Barry) is suddenly whisked away from his plush office in 1971. He finds himself in a world beneath the Earth's surface, circa 2017. The powers-that-be in this subterranean world refuse to answer Howard's many questions as to what has happened on the surface, but audiences familiar with Twilight Zone and Outer Limits should catch on fairly quickly. The only science-fiction installment of the otherwise straightforward TV series Name of the Game, LA 2017 originally aired January 15, 1971.
civilization, magazine, pollution, publisher, time-travel, underground [counterculture]