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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Series cast summary:
Vinnie ...
Cameron K. Smith ...
 Republican Guard Soldier 3 episodes, 1999
 Sergeant Escalante 2 episodes, 2000
 Captain Wolfe 2 episodes, 2000
Michael David Simms ...
 Lt. Colonel Gilovich 2 episodes, 1999
 Tracker #1 / ... 2 episodes, 2000


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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In the original 6-issue "Harsh Realm" comic-book created by James D. Hudnall and Andrew Paquette, set in the future, a detective named Dexter Green was hired by a family to find their missing son, who disappeared into a "pocket universe" (created by scientists for travel purposes), this one being a fantasy world with wizards, warriors and dragons (much like "Lord of the Rings" or "Dungeons & Dragons"). The Fox TV series completely does away with the "fantasy" aspect and uses a setting similar to The Matrix (1999) (which was a huge phenomenon at the time). See more »


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 »


Mike Pinnochio: Whatever you're looking for here, somebody has already eaten it, banged it or burned it.
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Crazy Credits

In the closing credits for "Reunion", Steve Makaj is credited as "Dr. Goines" (instead of Serge Houde) as well as "Tracker #1". See more »


Referenced in Family Guy: North by North Quahog (2005) See more »

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Great Series
9 September 2004 | by See all my reviews

I have never been a fan of the sci-fi type shows, although I did like Star Trek (the original). However as a die-hard D.B.Sweeney fan, I had to buy this series when it came out on DVD. I have only had a chance to watch four of the episodes, but I am so intrigued by this series, I am making time on my calendar to watch the rest. I cannot imagine why Fox cancelled it. It is fun to watch, it is thought provoking and I thought the actors all played their roles well. When I look at the TV shows in the lineups, all of the so-called "reality" shows, I cannot help but wonder WHAT ARE THEY THINKING? I am so sick of the bachelors, the bachelorettes, now wife-swapping? Come on somebody give us a good storyline. One like the Harsh Realm. We know it's not real, it's not supposed to be, but it is just good acting, adventure and what-are-they gonna-encounter-next viewing. Good old time TV, kind of like the shows that we used to be able to watch, "The Streets of San Fran,", just to name one of many. I agree with the previous comment, FOX would do a good thing if they would make a mini-series or a theatrical movie of this show. Only please use the same actors, I hate when someone creates a character and then the Hollywood moguls replace them with another so-called "name" actor for the box office draw. If you're afraid, make a TV mini-series. I've seen the Matrix, yuck, (my husband made me) I've watched the X-files, so-so. If you risk your money on these why not Harsh Realm?

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