Question: Do you remember a sci-fi show called Ark II? I believe it starred the original Jack Abbott of The Young and the Restless. What was its premise and who else starred? Thanks! — John A. Wick

Televisionary: The live-action Ark II started on CBS's Saturday morning schedule but shifted to Sundays during a run that lasted from 1976 to 1979. It did indeed star Terry Lester, who portrayed Jack Abbott on Y&R, and also featured Jean Marie Hon, Jose Flores and a trained chimp named Adam (trained chimps being a mainstay of the Saturday morning diet in those days).

The basic premise was that pollution had put a serious hurting on our fair planet and it was up to Lester, who played a scientist named Jonah, and a host of other brainy types with Biblical names to cruise around in a futuristic ATV and do their best to restore Earth to its former vibrant glory.