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(1995–1996)

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Season 1

24 Sep. 1995
Pilot
When an Earth outpost 16 light-years away is destroyed by an unknown alien force, a group of young United States Marine Corps Space Aviators find themselves on the front lines of an intergalactic battle in an attempt to save their home planet.
 
1 Oct. 1995
The Farthest Man from Home
When the USS Saratoga passes close to the planet, Vesta Colony, where the Earth colonist were attacked, West goes AWOL and flies down to the planet in hopes that his girlfriend, Kylen, somehow survived.
 
8 Oct. 1995
The Dark Side of the Sun
Vansen wakes from a disturbing dream in which she sees her parents die to discover she is aboard the space carrier Saratoga. The squadron gets orders to protect a mining station against any Chig actions. As they arrive at the colony a laser battle erupts killing two of the squad. The rest withdraw as it becomes apparent the attackers are not Chigs but AI's infected with a computer virus that encourages independent action. A counter attack is mounted but most of the squad is captured. The AIs begin torturing the squad members trying to discover when a relief convoy is ...
 
15 Oct. 1995
Mutiny
In a suspenseful episode the members of the 58th are struggling, against an unknown enemy in a treacherous region of space with a damaged ship. Hawkes discovers that the ship they are traveling on is taking a shipment of unaware "tanked" In Vitroes to the front and he and McQueen struggle with orders when it becomes clear the In Vitroes are expendable.
 
22 Oct. 1995
Ray Butts
Legendary Marine Flyer Colonel Ray Butts 'Kick Butts' of Marine Special Operations Command team shows up and takes over command of the 58th wing for a special secret mission of redemption.
 
5 Nov. 1995
Eyes
In an effort to get West to help with an assassination plot, the young marine is told that high ranking Earth officials knew about the aliens before the colonists were sent to Vesta Colony.
 
12 Nov. 1995
The Enemy
The members of the 58th turn on each other after they land on the planet Tartarus and encounter a Chig mind-altering weapon that wreaks havoc on the area of the brain that controls fear.
 
19 Nov. 1995
Hostile Visit
During a space battle, a Chig spaceship is damaged, but not destroyed and left floating in space. McQueen proposes they use the damaged ship as a trojan horse to attack the enemy homeworld.
 
26 Nov. 1995
Choice or Chance
Trapped on a hostile planet and captured by silicates, Vanessa and Damphousse are given a choice to make, while Wang is tortured and West finds someone unexpected. Meanwhile, McQueen and Hawkes must find a way to free their comrades alone.
 
3 Dec. 1995
Stay with the Dead
After a dangerous mission is Nathan West the only survivor of the 58th. Severely injured he's returned to the Saratoga in complete shock, but was he really the only survivor? Traumatised he tries to make sense of it and find out the truth.
 
17 Dec. 1995
The River of Stars
Disabled ship, far from searchers, no transmitter, cold and dark at Christmas. Team, felling lost, exchange thoughts, fears and gifts. CO sends the 1968 Apollo 8 Genesis message. With mysterious help, team does just enough to make it home.
 
7 Jan. 1996
Who Monitors the Birds?
Promised a discharge from his sentence to the marines,Hawkes is recruited for an assassination mission deep behind enemy lines.
 
14 Jan. 1996
Level of Necessity
Deep underground the 58th are on the run from hostiles. They meet another squadron who's commander orders them to enter another tunnel. Damphouse refuses and tells the 58th not to go because of a vision and a feeling. The other squad die. Could it really be ESP?
 
4 Feb. 1996
Never No More
While a new Chig stealth fighter is killing off squadron after squadron with impunity Vansen has to deal with a failed relationship from her past.
 
11 Feb. 1996
The Angriest Angel
A new kind of unbeatable chig fighter emerges. Equipped with a new source of energy, it's the prototype of a deadly weapon that could change the course of the war. Mc Queen realizes he's the only pilot able to confront the new threat.
 
18 Feb. 1996
Toy Soldiers
Rookie squad accompany the 58th on a simple recon mission. Gung Ho untested rookie squad commander makes reckless decisions against standing orders. Wests kid brother is under his command.
 
3 Mar. 1996
Dear Earth
Mail delivery from Earth brings differing news for members of the 58th. A mission doesn't go well for Damphousse. Hawkes and McQueen become documentary stars, but who stole the Commodores Strawberries.
 
24 Mar. 1996
Pearly
The 58th have to make an extraction point rendezvous off a planet so use the aid of the eponymous tank "pearly" to take them there. They meet an eccentric British soldier and a pair of AI's on the way then Wang has a crisis of conscience.
 
12 Apr. 1996
R & R
The exhausted 58th are given 48 hours leave on the pleasure ship Bachhus. Hawkes takes a trip he really shouldn't have, Damphousse and Wang get close, Vansen shows a hidden talent and McQueen and West take in a movie.
 
19 Apr. 1996
Stardust
The 58th are given the highest top secret mission of the whole Earth war effort. So secret they don't even know the whole details of the missions objectives, but the mission must not and can not fail.
 
20 Apr. 1996
Sugar Dirt
A planetary invasion by Earth military forces is ambushed and turns into a military disaster. There is no air support and no ground reinforcement as the supporting fleet, among it the USS Saratoga, is forced to abandon 25,000 stranded marines in order to launch another assault, which could ultimately save millions of lives, upon a more strategic planet. Before departing, Commodore Ross issues instructions: "You're strongly encouraged, but not ordered to do so, to keep engaging the enemy. If however the situation becomes untenable you're authorized to surrender. Semper...
 
26 May 1996
And If They Lay Us Down to Rest...
The 58th recon a moon orbiting the Chig homeworld before a major invasion is set to begin. Among hostile Chig confrontations they encounter a single alien of unknown species that appears to be of no threat. Then the unexpected happens.
 
2 Jun. 1996
...Tell Our Moms We Done Our Best
A Chig ambassador could be the key to peace, end the war and home for the Earth forces. The head of Aerotech is requested to the talks by the ambassador but when he arrives he knows more than appears.
 

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