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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 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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After Star Trek was cancelled back in 1969, Gene Rodenberry began work on new sci fi shows among which included this series. Twentieth Centuary Fox were interested in developing the pilot in the late 70's but Gene became busy with the Star Trek movies as well as Star Trek: The Next Generation. See more »

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Augur: They can't kill you while the world's watching, they'll have to wait 'till the cameras are off.
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goes nowhere
1 November 2006 | by (Mountain Home TN) – See all my reviews

The pilot episode written by Gene Roddenberry is excellent, but the show goes nowhere, all hugger mugger and no real story. Roddenberry's basic idea, that contact between humans and superior aliens will not be all black and white but will be filled with ambiguities, is a good one. Later writers, however, think in terms of good aliens and bad aliens. The use of female actors to play androgynous aliens was a good idea, but in later seasons everybody except Da'an overdoes it. In the third season, there are a number of scripts by Howard Cheykin, who is an excellent writer, and who wrote some memorable episodes of The Flash TV series, as well as some great graphic novels. However, he is unable to do anything here, because he is locked in to what is really not a workable story line. I have not watched the fifth season, but I have read that it throws out most of what was established in the first four. For scifi completists only.


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