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)
Cameron K. Smith ...
 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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The part of Santiago was written specifically for Terry O'Quinn. 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: Are you kidding me? This is Harsh Realm. Kindness is when your buddy robs you and shoots you and DOESN'T rape your woman.
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In the opening credits for "Three Percenters", Alan C. Peterson is listed both third and fifth among the guest stars. See more »

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Followed by Harsh Realm: Pilot (1999) See more »

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This ain't no "Lonesome Dove" for Bairstow!!
8 October 1999 | by (Allentown, PA) – See all my reviews

Virtual reality, a video game in which everything and everyone seems real. The bullets, fire, even people you'd know might turn up in it and try to shut you down. That's the problem Lt. Tom Hobbes (Scott Bairstow, "Wild America", "Lonesome Dove: the Outlaw Years") has to put up with in Chris Carter's new FOX show "Harsh Realm", about a soldier whose forced to play in a dangerous VR game that acquires the title of the show!



Before watching this show, I never really was a fan of Chris Carter's shows or of Scott Bairstow. I don't like "The X-files" that much, and I thought Bairstow played weak roles prior to joining the ansemble cast of "Harsh Realm". This is a really cool show, with cool graphics, great performances (especially of Bairstow's, who really shines in this) and a nicely-woven plot. This is a great way to spend Friday nights, proving that virtual reality doesn't bite!!


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