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An engaging and intense premise pits Colonel McQueen, the steely eyed,
tough talking Commanding officer of the 58th, all alone against one of
their deadliest foes: an invincible Chig fighter who has been picking
off entire squadrons in previous episodes. This plays out with a
classical soundtrack underscoring McQueen's pent up emotions over his
painful personal life, and we get what was easily one of the best
episodes in a very promising series.
To echo many other voices on here, I'll lament what a tragedy that such an ambitious, substantive show was (literally) cut off in its prime.
A woeful decision by whichever FOX execs partook in its demise. The show and its makers deserved better. I hope they know how well regarded it has become.
I caught this episode as a kid and never forgot it. James Morrison's
grim, brooding performance as Colonel McQueen and his improbable battle
against the unbeatable alien fighter-ace... the use of classical music
in a pulse-pounding dogfight... just fantastic! I was also lucky enough
to find the episode online (via Limewire) and it was every bit as good
as I remembered.
"Space: Above and Beyond" was a good show with a great deal of plot depth that was doomed, I think, due to timing and... well, a crappy title. To this day, whenever I talk about the show, I can't help but wince when saying what I'll just abbreviate as SAAB.
Sidenote: I also caught James Morrison on another fantastic, underrated show called "Millennium". He appeared in one episode (opposite Lance Henrickson) as a criminal profiler.
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