The Earth is embroiled in a desperate war against alien invaders, and this series focuses on one squadron of Marine pilots involved in it.

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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
...  Lt. Nathan West 23 episodes, 1995-1996
...  Lt. Shane Vansen / ... 23 episodes, 1995-1996
...  Lt. Cooper Hawkes 23 episodes, 1995-1996
...  Lt. Paul Wang 23 episodes, 1995-1996
...  Lt. Vanessa Damphousse 23 episodes, 1995-1996
...  Lt. Col. Tyrus Cassius 'T.C.' McQueen / ... 23 episodes, 1995-1996
...  Commodore Ross 16 episodes, 1995-1996
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The Earth is embroiled in a desperate war against alien invaders, and this series focuses on one squadron of Marine pilots involved in it.

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There's never been a better time to get into space.

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24 September 1995 (USA)  »

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Above and Beyond  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Actor Rodney Rowland quit smoking to work on the show, to get in better shape for the action scenes. See more »

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[first lines]
Lt. Col. Tyrus Cassius "TC" McQueen: [narration] We thought we were alone. We believed the universe was ours. Until one night in 2063, on a Earth colony 16 light-years away, they struck. Now we're at war. We fight when called, in space, on land, and at sea. To lose this war means more than defeat; to surrender is to never go home. All of us must rise to the call... above and beyond.
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Crazy Credits

The credits changed mid-season because of pressure from the network that feared the audience wouldn't know what is going on. The new credits had a narration summarizing the show's story. The producers hated the second version. See more »

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An excellent sci-fi TV series
14 March 2004 | by See all my reviews

This was a fantastic little sci-fi series. It pioneered the use of CGI on TV shows. It had some great acting from all the leads and relied heavily on parallels with WW2. Created by James Wong and Glen Morgan (of X-Files fame) it draws parallels with the X-Files in terms of lighting and story. The idea of the entire war between Humans and Chigs being an entire corporate plot is classic X-Files. The story-lines are compelling and the graphics are great. It's great for WW2 enthusiasts as a lot of military history is used in the story. It's great for Sci-fi enthusiasts as the sets and story are great. It's just great period! I only wish another season had been commissioned because this is great viewing. Here's hoping a DVD release will soon be forthcoming.


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