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Space: Above and Beyond 

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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Glen Morgan, James Wong
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1996   1995  
Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Morgan Weisser ...  Lt. Nathan West 23 episodes, 1995-1996
Kristen Cloke ...  Lt. Shane Vansen / ... 23 episodes, 1995-1996
Rodney Rowland ...  Lt. Cooper Hawkes 23 episodes, 1995-1996
Joel de la Fuente ...  Lt. Paul Wang 23 episodes, 1995-1996
Lanei Chapman ...  Lt. Vanessa Damphousse 23 episodes, 1995-1996
James Morrison ...  Lt. Col. Tyrus Cassius 'T.C.' McQueen / ... 23 episodes, 1995-1996
Tucker Smallwood ...  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.

Genres:

Drama | Sci-Fi

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 September 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Above and Beyond See more »

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Cooper was named after Gary Cooper. See more »

Quotes

[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 »

Connections

Referenced in The X-Files: Jose Chung's 'From Outer Space' (1996) See more »

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One of the best Sci Fi shows I've ever seen
16 February 2000 | by Blinking_FishSee all my reviews

Space Above and Beyond was a great show I'll admit I didn't watch in when it was first on mainly because it kept getting moved around for football and the super bowl and stuff. Unlike shows like star trek this show was completely about war so practically every episode had flashy effects, big explosions, and enough action that is lacking in practically every TV show now. The view of the future was very different from what we've been fed. Humans don't fight with lasers in this, the ships aren't always well lit, and we aren't politically correct towards the enemy. Now I can only watch repeats on Space and always think once and a while `Why did Fox cancel this show.'


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