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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 Ronald Sandoval / ... (110 episodes, 1997-2002)
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 Marcus 'Augur' Deveraux (76 episodes, 1997-2002)
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 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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On the desk of Dr. Julianne Belman, played by Majel Barrett, is a picture of Gene Roddenberry, Barrett's husband and creator of the concept for the series. See more »

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Zo'or: Where there is an asset, there is a liability. Eliminate the latter.
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A show that lost it's direction more than once
9 November 2001 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

When Kevin Kilner left at the end of the first season, the show lost it's heart. They killed off the principal character and his drive and the show shriveled up for a while. Leeshock and his character eventually adjusted but the story still suffered, with the Taelons having so many twists and turns that they lost all mystique; now Leeshock's character is presumably dead and now there's Heitymeyer and her character with an almost Buffy:the Vampire Slayer storyline. The show has lost it's direction more than once in 5 years-what else would you expect since Rodenberry's notes could only last so long and hack writers take over? and it's time that they brought things to a merciful end.


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