Mission Genesis (Season 1) / Deepwater Black (Season 1)

Mission Genesis : 1997 TV Series Episode 1

What Is It?

The 1997 science fiction TV show Mission Genesis (Season 1) / Deepwater Black (Season 1).

1997 YTV Promo: Deepwater Black

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 cynanrees@hotmail.com

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 NetworkUSA Networks and was distributed by Sunbow Entertainment.[1] 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.[citation needed]

The series was filmed in TorontoOntario, Canada.

Cast

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)

Episodes

The show only had 13 episodes before it was canceled. They were:

#TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal Airdate
1.“Awakening”George MendelukBill TaubJuly 21, 1997
2.“Lullaby”Don McCutcheonJeff Copeland
Barry Pearson
July 28, 1997
3.“Legacy”Don McCutcheonJeff CopelandAugust 4, 1997
4.“Reflections”George MendelukJeff Copeland
Barry Pearson
August 11, 1997
5.“Plague”Don McCutcheonDoug MolitorAugust 18, 1997
6.“Cycles”Don McCutcheonJeremy HoleAugust 25, 1997
7.“Refugee”George MendelukJeff Copeland
Barry Pearson
September 8, 1997
8.“Hunt”Don McCutcheonRaymond StoreySeptember 15, 1997
9.“Fugue”George MendelukDennis FoonNovember 10, 1997
10.“Siege”George MendelukDoug MolitorNovember 24, 1997
11.“Prime”George MendelukDennis FoonDecember 1, 1997
12.“Infestation”Don McCutcheonBarry PearsonDecember 15, 1997
13.“Aurora”George MendelukDennis FoonDecember 22, 1997

My Thoughts

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.

When I think of this show, I probably also think of the music video for the song Blue Monday by Orgy, because of the style:

Orgy – ”Blue Monday” (Music Video) HD

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.

The end,

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