1997   1996  
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 4 nominations. See more awards »


Series cast summary:
 Col. Jack Riles (18 episodes, 1996-1997)
 USAF Col. Henry 'Bull' Eckert (17 episodes, 1996-1997)
 Capt. Ezekiel 'Zeke' Beaumont, ASCAN (17 episodes, 1996-1997)
 Mission Specialist Tamara St. James (17 episodes, 1996-1997)
 Marine Pilot Maj. Reggie Warren (17 episodes, 1996-1997)
 NASA Chief PAO Andrea Miller / ... (17 episodes, 1996-1997)
 Navy Pilot Lt. Cmdr. Barbara DeSantos / ... (17 episodes, 1996-1997)
 Peter Engel, ASCAN / ... (17 episodes, 1996-1997)
 D.B. Woods, ASCAN (17 episodes, 1996-1997)
 Curtis Beamont / ... (14 episodes, 1996-1997)


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Careers aren't made here. They're launched.


Action | Drama





Release Date:

7 September 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Countdown X - Alarm im All  »

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| (22 episodes)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


[Testing a new space suit]
Capt. Ezekiel "Zeke" Beaumont, ASCAN: I thought you said these new suits were lighter.
Col. Jack Riles: They are. This one only weighs 200 pounds.
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Followed by The Cape: Pilot (1996) See more »

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Crash and Burn
7 November 2000 | by (Nelson, NC) – See all my reviews

I went to KSC, Kennedy Space Center, during the time of this show and there was no mention of it anywhere and nobody seemed to know anything about it, at least they said. I do believe it had the best of intentions, a realistic show about NASA astronauts but it all seemed so unbelievable that nobody really took this show seriously. Anybody who knows anything about the US Space Program knows that it's headquatered at Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX, not at KSC, which is a launch facility and Air Force Base. The Astronauts seemed more like 90210 teens than true astronauts and the stories and plots reflected this. The training in the Space Program is so controlled that if you even showed signs of suicidal tendencies it would be the end of your career not only for space travel but flight as well. I mean, come on.. an astronaut attempting suicide because of unrequited love of other astronaut who she slept with in 90210 fashion. Give us a break, this would never happen in the space program and this is an insult to the real NASA employees and Air Force Men and women who do there jobs with the Space program with professionalism and great respect. So, I'm gald to see that this show is history now and that know one really took it seriously, except maybe Corbin and that Baldwin guy. Hey Corbin, save your sex antics and mellodrama for the new LA Law the new generation, and those Denist movies you do and keep it out of the US Space program.

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