Lt. Hobbes is sent into a VR wargame simulation where he is to terminate a renegade General who has taken control of the program.

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 Lt. Thomas Hobbes (9 episodes, 1999-2000)
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 Mike Pinnochio (9 episodes, 1999-2000)
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 General Omar Santiago (9 episodes, 1999-2000)
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 Florence (7 episodes, 1999-2000)
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 Waters (5 episodes, 1999-2000)
Vinnie ...
 Dexter the Dog (5 episodes, 1999-2000)
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 Sophie Green (4 episodes, 1999-2000)
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 Inga Fossa (4 episodes, 1999-2000)
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 Republican Guard Soldier (3 episodes, 1999)
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 Sergeant Escalante (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Captain Wolfe (2 episodes, 2000)
Michael David Simms ...
 Lt. Colonel Gilovich (2 episodes, 1999)
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 Tracker #1 / ... (2 episodes, 2000)
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Lt. Hobbes volunteers to test the army's newest tool, a virtual reality training machine code named "Harsh Realm." Once attached to the machine, Hobbes discovers that the VR world is controlled by the renegade soldier Omar Santiago. While Hobbes body remains in a coma, his mind lives on in the VR world, where he must join forces with an underground force in their attempt to overthrow Santiago. Written by Mike Konczewski

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Despite its plot similarities, "Harsh Realm" was created and shot prior to the release of "The Matrix" (1999). It was aired, however, about three months after the release of the movie. See more »

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In the title sequence, Hobbes's military ID card lists his rank and military pay grade as "LT/03". Hobbes is Army, and that rank/pay grade is consistent for the Navy. See more »

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Mike Pinnochio: If I can't eat it, bang it or burn it, I'm sure as hell not gonna learn it.
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In the closing credits for "Reunion", Steve Makaj is credited as "Dr. Goines" (instead of Serge Houde) as well as "Tracker #1". See more »

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Featured in Inside 'Harsh Realm' (2004) See more »

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R.I.P. (Thank God!)
29 October 1999 | by (Severn, MD) – See all my reviews

I really love the X-Files and it is a shame that this is the last season for it (1999), but if Carter was trying to transition his fanbase to another show (Millenium ended last season), this was a really bad attempt. Yes, it's similar to The Matrix. And I have heard about a previous comic book. But there really wasn't any "substance" - in the long run he had to defeat the Bad Guy. Big deal. Why should I watch every week? To see the same Goo effect of a "bug" in the VR world? X-Files always leaves another question - "What will happen next?" or "But what about ....?"

Read in the newspaper that FOX picked up on this too, and after three aired episodes - goodbye!


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