What Is It?
The 1997 science fiction TV show Mission Genesis (Season 1) / Deepwater Black (Season 1).
Here is how The IMDb describes this TV show:
A virus breaks out and leaves the humans residing on Earth doomed. However, in a desperate attempt before the end, all humanity’s resources are dedicated to a crash program to produce a deep space ark, capable of seeding humanity on a new world. The ship is crewed by six clones; teenage versions of people who achieved great works during the ark project and equipped with the memories of their donors. Prior to its arrival, however, the crew is awoken prematurely to face a threat to the ship, before their memories are complete. They must come to terms with the workings of the ship, the dangers faced by their ship, the realization that they are clones, and their ultimate destiny to save their race.
In the future, Earth’s entire population is being wiped out by an unstoppable virus. Mankind’s only hope for survival is to launch a spaceship stocked with clones in cryogenic freeze, which will return to a devastated planet and re-populate it. Prior to its arrival, however, its crew of 6 is awoken to face a threat to the ship. They must come to terms with the workings of the ship, the dangers faced by their ship, the realization that they are clones, and their ultimate destiny: to save their race.
— Cynan Rees firstname.lastname@example.org
This is how Wikipedia describes this TV show:
The trilogy was adapted as the Sci Fi Channel’s first original scripted television series in 1997 under the name Mission Genesis. The series was a co-production between YTV Network, USA Networks and was distributed by Sunbow Entertainment. In Canada and the United Kingdom, the series retained the original title, Deepwater Black. Only one season of 13 episodes was made, and involved a relatively small cast and heavy use of CGI. Soon after production ended, lead actress Nicole de Boer joined the cast of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and lead actor Gordon Michael Woolvett joined the cast of Andromeda.
Gordon Michael Woolvett – Reb (captain and engineer)
Nicole de Boer – Yuna (pilot and navigator)
Jason Cadieux – Bren (defense and weapons expert)
Julie Khaner – Gen (onboard computer)
Craig Kirkwood – Zak (computer and cybernetics technician)
Sara Sahr – Lise (doctor)
Kelli Taylor – Gret (geneticist and communications expert)
The show only had 13 episodes before it was canceled. They were:
|#||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original Airdate|
|1.||“Awakening”||George Mendeluk||Bill Taub||July 21, 1997|
|2.||“Lullaby”||Don McCutcheon||Jeff Copeland|
|July 28, 1997|
|3.||“Legacy”||Don McCutcheon||Jeff Copeland||August 4, 1997|
|4.||“Reflections”||George Mendeluk||Jeff Copeland|
|August 11, 1997|
|5.||“Plague”||Don McCutcheon||Doug Molitor||August 18, 1997|
|6.||“Cycles”||Don McCutcheon||Jeremy Hole||August 25, 1997|
|7.||“Refugee”||George Mendeluk||Jeff Copeland|
|September 8, 1997|
|8.||“Hunt”||Don McCutcheon||Raymond Storey||September 15, 1997|
|9.||“Fugue”||George Mendeluk||Dennis Foon||November 10, 1997|
|10.||“Siege”||George Mendeluk||Doug Molitor||November 24, 1997|
|11.||“Prime”||George Mendeluk||Dennis Foon||December 1, 1997|
|12.||“Infestation”||Don McCutcheon||Barry Pearson||December 15, 1997|
|13.||“Aurora”||George Mendeluk||Dennis Foon||December 22, 1997|
I saw some or all of this TV show back when it came out in the late 1990s.
Sometimes this show comes to my mind, usually forgetting the name, until I remember; just vague bits & pieces.
I am the only person I know who saw some or all of this show.
I think that I first saw it on TV early in the morning on a Saturday, and maybe I tried to record episodes on TV after that; but I can not remember.
- John Jr