Space Cases (1996–1997)

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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 ... See full summary »

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 Harlan Band (27 episodes, 1996-1997)
Kristian Ayre ...
 Radu (27 episodes, 1996-1997)
Rahi Azizi ...
 Bova (27 episodes, 1996-1997)
Paige Christina ...
 Rosie Ianni (27 episodes, 1996-1997)
Anik Matern ...
 Thelma (27 episodes, 1996-1997)
Cary Lawrence ...
 T.J. Davenport (26 episodes, 1996-1997)
Paul Boretski ...
 Commander Seth Goddard (26 episodes, 1996-1997)
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 Catalina (15 episodes, 1996)
Rebecca Herbst ...
 Suzee (14 episodes, 1996-1997)
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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 Bethany

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The opening narration was written and read by science fiction writer Harlan Ellison. See more »

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Commander Seth Goddard: Radu, raise the shields.
Radu: How do I do that?
Commander Seth Goddard: I don't know.
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Quite good, all things considered
15 February 2004 | by (Bardstown, KY) – See all my reviews

"Space Cases" was obviously aimed at a younger audience than the Star Trek generation (both 1 and 2), and I think it hit the mark very well. Not only did it let younger actors in on the space race, the writing and character development was much better than some of the so-called adult Sci-Fi TV of the same period. It was written somewhat tongue in cheek, but always involved a morality lesson of some sort that I suppose an older viewer might see as banal. But let's face it; just about all TV (and movie) Sci-Fi has done the same, usually to a greater than necessary degree. I was sorry that the series was canceled, as I thought the second season showed definite improvement over the first. There were also unresolved issues that I wanted to see wrapped up. I became quite fond of the characters, and thought they interacted well and were quite believable. I would like to see both seasons released on DVD to add to my collection.

I think Bill Mumy should be proud of his writing on "Space Cases".


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