The setting of the series was Earth of the year 2476. After centuries of pollution and mistreatment, the Earth has now become a toxic and barren wasteland. A group of scientists led by Jonah travel across the planet in the highly advanced all-terrain vehicle, the Ark II, laboring to restore the planet to its former vitality.
Episode 1x05, "Omega" features a guest appearance by 13-year-old actress Helen Hunt. Helen will go on to become more popularly known for playing Jamie Buchman on the comedy series Mad About You (with Aliens actor Paul Reiser), and will appear in such films as Twister, Pay It Forward, and As Good as It Gets.