The Earth is embroiled in a desperate war against alien invaders, and this series focuses on one squadron of Marine pilots involved in it.

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Morgan Weisser ...
 Lt. Nathan West (23 episodes, 1995-1996)
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 Lt. Shane Vansen / ... (23 episodes, 1995-1996)
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 Lt. Cooper Hawkes (23 episodes, 1995-1996)
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 Lt. Paul Wang (23 episodes, 1995-1996)
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 Lt. Vanessa Damphousse (23 episodes, 1995-1996)
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 Lt. Col. Tyrus Cassius 'T.C.' McQueen / ... (23 episodes, 1995-1996)
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 Commodore Ross (16 episodes, 1995-1996)
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The Earth is embroiled in a desperate war against alien invaders, and this series focuses on one squadron of Marine pilots involved in it.

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There's never been a better time to get into space.

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24 September 1995 (USA)  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)
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On Sugardirt, a prop explosion malfunctioned and injured the main cast. Morgan Weisser and Kristen Cloke had ears burned, Lanai Chapman had hair burned and Joel de la Fuente burned his neck. He still has the scar, 17 years later. See more »

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Lt. Col. Tyrus Cassius "TC" McQueen: [narration] We thought we were alone. We believed the universe was ours. Until one night in 2063, on a Earth colony 16 light-years away, they struck. Now we're at war. We fight when called, in space, on land, and at sea. To lose this war means more than defeat; to surrender is to never go home. All of us must rise to the call... above and beyond.
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The credits changed mid-season because of pressure from the network that feared the audience wouldn't know what is going on. The new credits had a narration summarizing the show's story. The producers hated the second version. See more »

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Magic - Bring it back
12 February 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

If there is justice a 2nd series would be in the planning stages, you'd think everyones preoccupation with war recently and S:AaB 'Vietnam' like scenario would fit in very nicely.

If you can remake Battlestar Galactica, then someone rake together a few quid to fund this beauty of a series. Liked not seeing much of the enemy race till right into the series, and OK the CG of the space battles where a little rough round the edges, but to think of how so many other Space Ship gun fight series have now got it just right - that could probably get sorted nowadays.

Great cast of reasonably unknown actors too, it was good to see Mr Robinson (aka in Neighbours) get some work even if he was to die 5 Min's in. All i have to do now is wait for a UK DVD release and sit and hope people get back into it again.


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