Back Step Time Sphere
- Time travel vehicle powered by 100% alien
technology featured on the sci-fi series SEVEN
Based in the deserts of southern Nevada in an
area called Never Never Land, the top-secret
Back-Step project credits its existence to alien
technology retrieved by the US Government after
a crash of a UFO (Unidentified Flying Object) in
Roswell, New Mexico in 1954.
Using fuel found in the alien spacecraft,
members of the Back-Step project routinely send
a large blue geodesic-shaped sphere back in time
seven days to change the course of history. The
reason for going only 7 days is due to the
regeneration of the alien fuel and its critical
"Ever wish you could live your
last week over again? Well, my name's Frank B.
Parker and I get to all the time. I work for a
secret government project experimenting in time
travel. When things really get messed up, I'm
the guinea pig they send back to fix everything.
Catch is, I can only go back seven days". -- Lt.
The first Back-Step mission occurred when an
atomic bomb destroyed Washington DC and the
Back-Step team went back in time to prevent the
Their mission was successful but, changing
history can be a tricky and a politically
sensitive issue. Who's important enough to save?
Is it in the best interests of the government to
stop a tragedy, assassination, or natural
However, when the decision is made to launch a
Back-Step mission, Project Head Dr. Bradley
Talmadge (Alan Scarfe), who reports to the NSA,
mobilizes his troops into action.
His staff at the Back Step project included:
- Lt. Frank Parker (Jonathan La Paglia), the chief
Back-Step Chrononaut (time traveler), a former
Navy SEAL and CIA black ops operative with a
photographic memory and an extreme threshold for
- Dr. Olga Vukavitch (Justina Vail), a brilliant,
sexy Russian scientist (she defected from a now
defunct Russian time travel project after her
husband died in a failed experiment)
- Captain Craig Donavan (Don Franklin), a US Navy
Officer, chief military adviser and Chrononaut
in training (he served with Parker in the Navy
- Dr. Isaac Mentnor (Norman Lloyd), head of the
project and creator of Back-Step
- Dr. John Ballard (Sam Whipple), a
wheelchair-bound time travel specialist
- Andrew "Hooter" Owsley (Kevin Christy),
Ballard's protegê, science specialist and
cyber-hacker who replaced Ballard when he left
for a leave of absence
- Nate Ramsey (Nick Searcy), the cynical but ultra
patriotic project Security Chief.
Nate and Frank Parker have what you would call
an adversarial relationship. Nate hates Parker's
rebellious, independent spirit, thinks Frank is
an undisciplined loser and not the right man for
the job. Parker, on the other hand, thinks Ramsey
is an uptight idiot. But both put their feeling
in check for the good of the Back-Step project.
Once when Nate accidentally ran over his deaf
dog while it slept under his car, Frank warned
Nate to check under his car during one of the
Back-Step missions (Awww! He saved the widdle
When Frank takes on a mission he wears an orange
flight suit and a large bubble-shaped helmet. As
he travels back in time, his cockpit shakes
violently while images of the past seven days
are seen in reverse.
When Parker arrives in the past he quickly
reports in by using the password code
"Conundrum." Parker explained his job as
Chrononaut saying "The Chrononauts, fix things,
accidents, terrorism. They prevent things from
happening. If you know what already happened you
get into the big blue sphere and go back and fix
When asked about the rigors of time travel,
Frank explained traveling through time was like
riding inside of a food blender.
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