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(1995–1996)

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Full-scale models of the "Hammerhead" fighters used in the series were created in Australia at RAAF Base Williamtown. the following unverified: While they were being stored on board the freighter before shipping, crewmen from a Russian freighter were caught taking pictures of them after mistakenly thinking they were a new kind of advanced U.S. tactical fighter.
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Show star Kristen Cloke and creator Glen Morgan met on set. They got married in 1998 and have four children.
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In Space: Above and Beyond: Sugar Dirt (1996), a prop explosion malfunctioned and injured the main cast. Morgan Weisser and Kristen Cloke had ears burned, Lanei Chapman had hair burned and Joel de la Fuente burned his neck. He still has the scar.
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The sound effects used on the show are often reused on Futurama (1999).
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Actor Rodney Rowland quit smoking to work on the show, to get in better shape for the action scenes.
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Kristen Cloke walked down the aisle to marry Glen Morgan to her character's theme song, played by a string quartet. It was a wedding gift from the show's musical producer Shirley Walker.
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McQueen's name is an homage to Steve McQueen.
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Cooper was named after Gary Cooper.
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Inspired by the TV Series Combat! (1962)
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Casting director Randy Stone appears as the bartender in multiple episodes.
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Although the cast enjoyed making fun of James Morrison's gravelly voice, Morrison himself was annoyed on more than one occasion.
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The network wasn't convinced to cast Rodney Rowland or Morgan Weisser, but casting director Randy Stone fought for them and they stayed.
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Shane Vansen's nickname backstage was the "Maybelline Marine", coined by director Thomas J. Wright.
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Shane Vansen is named after the movie Shane and Morgan and Wong's assistant, Lise Vansen.
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In Norway, the series was given the name "Skvadron 58" (Squadron 58).
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In Denmark, the series was given the name "Rummet år 2063" (Space, year 2063).
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The series takes place from 2063 to 2064.
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The show had a recurring character named Kelly Winslow. Later, show creator Glen Morgan and star Kristen Cloke would name their first son Winslow. Kristen's character middle name was Autumn, which ended up being their second child's middle name too. Autumn is the favorite season of both Morgan and Cloke.
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