premiered in 10.7.98 on UPN as a two hour pilot movie and began its regular run the next
week on Thursday nights at 8pm in California. A lead in to ST: Voyager. The show has done
well finding its own audience quickly.
plot follows a secret branch of the United States' National Security Agency
who have developed a time travelling device based upon alien technology
found at Roswell. As the opening of the show says, the Chronosphere, or
Backstep Sphere, sends "one human being back in time seven days"
to avert disasters. The show's name refers to the fact that the Backstep
Project can only backstep seven days because of limitations imposed
by the fuel source and its reactor. As the fuel source is limited, there is
a strict mandate that they only Backstep for events relating to
"National Security". The backstep team and the equipment are
stationed in a base called Never Never Land, which is in a secret
location somewhere in the desert of Nevada.
Project Backstep was initiated by the National Security Agency (NSA) after
the Roswell incident of 1947. The crashed alien saucer was taken to a secret
base called "Never Never Land" (inspired by Groom Lake in Area 51,
nicknamed in real-life as "Dreamland") in the Nevada Desert where
it was reverse-engineered
Three seasons of Seven
Days were produced. All three seasons have been shown in North America,
while the BBC broadcast the first season in the United Kingdom. There are
currently no plans to release the entire series on DVD and/or Blu-ray from
Paramount Home Entertainment and CBS Home Entertainment.