When an alien species comes to Earth bearing boons to Humanity, a few suspicious humans seek to learn and resist the newcomers' true designs.

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Von Flores ...
 Ronald Sandoval / ... (110 episodes, 1997-2002)
Leni Parker ...
 Da'an / ... (92 episodes, 1997-2002)
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 Zo'or (82 episodes, 1997-2002)
Richard Chevolleau ...
 Marcus 'Augur' Deveraux (76 episodes, 1997-2002)
David Hemblen ...
 Jonathan Doors (72 episodes, 1997-2002)
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 Liam Kincaid (70 episodes, 1998-2002)
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 Renee Palmer (66 episodes, 1999-2002)
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 Lili Marquette / ... (56 episodes, 1997-2002)
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An androgynous alien species called the Taelons arrive on earth, claiming to be companions of humanity, putting an end to crime, illness, and famine. Some are suspicious of the Taleons, and form a resistance movement. The resistance soon learned that the force that sustains the Taelons are breaking down, and they are using humans as test subjects in experiments to help save their species. The initial focus of the show was Commander William Boone and his partner, Captain Lili Marquette, who worked for both the Taelons and the resistance. After Boone was killed, the show introduced a new protagonist, Major Liam Kincaid, and began to play on the strengths of it's ensemble cast. Written by Ronos

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The show is famous for the unusually high turnover rate among the regular cast, partially due to contractual disagreements between the cast and the producers. Almost all of the show's major characters were killed or otherwise removed within a season or two of being introduced. In fact, the only character to appear as a regular during all five seasons was FBI Agent Ronald Sandoval (Von Flores), the show's main antagonist. See more »

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Agent Ronald Sandoval: Some things are best left unsaid, or unseen.
Major Liam Kincaid: Thanks for the advice, but this is one memory I'd like to keep.
Agent Ronald Sandoval: The problem with memories, Major, is that once you have them in your mind, it's very difficult to get rid of them.
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Once upon a time this series was great...
28 July 2001 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

E:FC Review:

This part goes for the first season: E:FC was one of the most promising science fiction series I ve ever seen. The talons where so completely differnt from all the other alien races in other series. These were no humans with cheap makeup in the face (star trek anybody?), or the nasty nasty aliens from trash sci fi. This race were different. They had their goals, they had their owns definition of moral. But even though they have made "mistakes" in the first season too you always believed that they wanted to help the people. But not only the talons were good. The leading character (Boon), a spy working for the talons and the resistance at the same time. Wearing a alien life form as weapon, lost his wife due to the deeds of the talons, getting a good friend of Da'an. This character was really promising. So was Sandoval, who acted like he acted cause he had a working CVI. IMO the best story of the show was Sandovals freed from the CVI for a short time. Thats were you were able to see the real depth and tragedy of this character.

Now to the later seasons:

I hate them. They destroyed everything that was differnt about E:FC. Just take the new main character Liam. This guy got no past, no personality and he even loses his alien side! "Wheres your shakarawa liam? Oh, I lost it..." DOH!!! And on the top of this the talons became more and more the evil aliens we all know from thousand other science fiction stories...

I suggest you watch the first season of this series. Its really worth it. But then forget it. Dont watch the later seasons. They are destroying everything.


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