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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 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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Inspired by the TV Series Combat! (1962) 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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Crazy Credits

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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Referenced in The X-Files: Jose Chung's 'From Outer Space' (1996) See more »

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excellent series
30 September 1998 | by (Atlanta) – See all my reviews

It seems that any show I feel is truly worth watching gets cancelled. So you better hope I don't start watching the shows you like! S: AAB was outstanding. Excellents writing, acting, special effects. A space-war-soap opera-type feel that just seemed to drag you in. The way I understand it, it is getting exceptional ratings on Sci-Fi Channel and if we bother them enough, they may do more shows or TV movies for S:AAB.

HOO RAH!


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