When an alien species comes to Earth bearing gifts for humanity, a few suspicious humans seek to discover and resist the newcomers' true designs.

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Gene Roddenberry
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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 4 wins & 25 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Von Flores ...  Ronald Sandoval / ... 110 episodes, 1997-2002
Leni Parker ...  Da'an / ... 88 episodes, 1997-2002
Anita La Selva ...  Zo'or 78 episodes, 1997-2002
Richard Chevolleau ...  Marcus 'Augur' Deveraux 70 episodes, 1997-2002
David Hemblen ...  Jonathan Doors 68 episodes, 1997-2002
Robert Leeshock ...  Liam Kincaid 67 episodes, 1998-2002
Jayne Heitmeyer ...  Renee Palmer 66 episodes, 1999-2002
Lisa Howard ...  Lili Marquette / ... 49 episodes, 1997-2002
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An androgynous alien species called the Taelons arrive on earth, claiming to be companions of humanity, putting an end to crime, illness, and famine. Some are suspicious of the Taleons, and form a resistance movement. The resistance soon learned that the force that sustains the Taelons are breaking down, and they are using humans as test subjects in experiments to help save their species. The initial focus of the show was Commander William Boone and his partner, Captain Lili Marquette, who worked for both the Taelons and the resistance. After Boone was killed, the show introduced a new protagonist, Major Liam Kincaid, and began to play on the strengths of its ensemble cast. Written by Ronos

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The original title for the show was "Battleground: Earth", but the producers changed it because it sounded too much like L. Ron Hubbard's novel, "Battlefield: Earth". See more »

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Augur: They can't kill you while the world's watching, they'll have to wait 'till the cameras are off.
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A show that lost it's direction more than once
9 November 2001 | by chungdoggSee all my reviews

When Kevin Kilner left at the end of the first season, the show lost it's heart. They killed off the principal character and his drive and the show shriveled up for a while. Leeshock and his character eventually adjusted but the story still suffered, with the Taelons having so many twists and turns that they lost all mystique; now Leeshock's character is presumably dead and now there's Heitymeyer and her character with an almost Buffy:the Vampire Slayer storyline. The show has lost it's direction more than once in 5 years-what else would you expect since Rodenberry's notes could only last so long and hack writers take over? and it's time that they brought things to a merciful end.


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Release Date:

6 October 1997 (USA) See more »

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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(110 episodes)

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Color

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4:3
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