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)
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 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: 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 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 The X-Files: Sein und Zeit (2000) See more »

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Great show. Too bad it ended without resolution
19 February 2007 | by (Sandy, UT, United States) – See all my reviews

I vaguely remember this show when it was on television. I think I may have only seen the Pilot episode and then it got pulled soon thereafter. But when I saw copies on DVD at the library I had to get it and watch the rest of the episodes.

The show is about Lt. Hobbs (Scott Bairstow) who X-Files fans may remember from "Miracle Man" in season 1. He has entered into a war game virtual reality where he can not escape until he finds and kills the infamous Santagio who is played by one of my favorite actors Terry O'Quinn. The most likable character in my opinion is Hobbs' sidekick Mike Pinnochio played by D.B. Sweeney. Pinnochio represented me as a viewer in trying to talk some sense into Hobbs and let him know just how annoying he can be but then also turning around and admitting that he is right when he is right.

Many stand alone episodes are very intriguing such as "Kein Ausgang" where Hobbs and Pinnochio get stuck in a battle reenactment from World War II that repeats over and over again. Another great stand alone episode is seen in the final episode "Camera Obscura" about two feuding families in a post nuclear holocaust New York setting.

Many of the supporting actors are easily recognized from the X-Files and Millennium. All in all I loved this show and wish they would have been allowed to run the show for at least a 24 episode season so they could make a conclusion to the Santiago mythology arc that had been setup.


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