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 original title for the show was "Battleground: Earth", but the producers changed it because it sounded too much like L. Ron Hubbard's novel, "Battlefield: Earth". See more »

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Zo'or: Where there is an asset, there is a liability. Eliminate the latter.
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5 year synopsis
5 July 2004 | by (Madison, WI USA) – See all my reviews

Year 1: near genius, entertaining, thought provoking.

Years 2-4: Mediocre, some nice short skirts from time-to-time but that's about all.

Year 5: Deus Ex Machina, and not in a good way. This season was a form of insanity. Watching the principles struggle through this silliness was very painful.

There are so many good TV shows today there's no point in watching this.

For older TV that blows away most of today's TV and movies check out:

The Prisoner (1967) The Singing Detective (1986) I, Claudius (1976)


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