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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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Storyline

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

The sound effects used on the show are often reused on Futurama (1999). 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 Beyond and Back (2012) See more »

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User Reviews

Pretty Sweet Show
21 May 2005 | by mereel77See all my reviews

This was a show that, while sometimes rough around the edges, had a damn good heart at its core. Space: A+B was not Star Trek, where the phasers are set to stun. Nope, it was World War 2, but in space, and the enemy was nastier than any Nazi could ever hope to be.

The weakest part of the show was definitely the ground combat sequences. The actors carried around those HUGE assault rifles, but I always got the feeling those weapons were about as lethal as a bunch of souped-up BB guns.

Everything else about the show rocked, however. Who can forget Chiggy-Von-Richtoven from the episode "Angriest Angle?" Or Col. McQueen's monologue at the end of that episode? This was a serious show about a serious war. Good stuff.

"Abandon all hope MY ASS!"


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