One day at an academy, 7 people sneak aboard a mysterious spaceship. The people consist of 5 students, who are Harlan, the athletic leader from earth; Catalina, the Saturnian rainbow-head with a sonic scream; Bova, the negative sour-pus Uranian who can generate electricity; Rosie, the happy Mercurian who radiates heat; and Radu, the Andromedan with super strength and hearing; the other two people are Mrs. T.J. Davenport, the principal at the academy and Commander Seth Goddard, who is their teacher/commander. While on-board they meet an android named Thelma who informs them that they are on a spaceship that is half living and called the Christa. Just when they meet up they become aware that they are approaching a hole that if they get sucked into, they will be stuck in space for 7 years. They eventually do and along their journey they encounter many hardships and enemies that they work together to overcome. They also meet some new people like Suzee (Catalina's imaginary friend from ... Written by
Did You Know?
The teddy bear that Radu finds in Space Cases: Who Goes Where
(1996) is the very same one that was used in an episode of Babylon 5
(1994) written by Space Cases creator Peter David
. It's a running gag between David and Babylon 5 creator J. Michael Straczynski
. David's wife gave the bear to JMS, who hates "cute" things. In Babylon 5: There All the Honor Lies
(1995), the character of Sheridan tosses it out of an airlock into space (for the same reason). Peter David took revenge in defense of his wife's honor. When Radu brings in the bear, Rosie says, "What kind of dope would toss a perfectly good Earth bear into space?" Later, we find out that the bear was left by an evil race called the "Straczyn." JMS has reportedly sworn vengeance. See more
Rosie gets a nice chat with her parents, and what do I get? A holo-recording of my dad saying, "Hi, we're off-world right now, we'll be back... whenever."
Referenced in Serenity