The select members of the NASA Astronaut Corps train at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.




1997   1996  
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 4 nominations. See more awards »




Series cast summary:
Adam Baldwin ...  Col. Jack Riles 18 episodes, 1996-1997
Corbin Bernsen ...  USAF Col. Henry 'Bull' Eckert 17 episodes, 1996-1997
Cameron Bancroft ...  Capt. Ezekiel 'Zeke' Beaumont, ASCAN 17 episodes, 1996-1997
Tyra Ferrell ...  Mission Specialist Tamara St. James 17 episodes, 1996-1997
Bobby Hosea ...  Marine Pilot Maj. Reggie Warren 17 episodes, 1996-1997
Katie Mitchell ...  NASA Chief PAO Andrea Miller / ... 17 episodes, 1996-1997
Bobbie Phillips ...  Navy Pilot Lt. Cmdr. Barbara DeSantos / ... 17 episodes, 1996-1997
Chad Willett ...  Peter Engel, ASCAN / ... 17 episodes, 1996-1997
David Kelsey ...  D.B. Woods, ASCAN 17 episodes, 1996-1997
Michael Hartson ...  Curtis Beamont / ... 14 episodes, 1996-1997


The select members of the NASA Astronaut Corps train at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

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Careers aren't made here. They're launched.


Action | Drama







Release Date:

7 September 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Countdown X - Alarm im All See more »

Filming Locations:

Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA See more »

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Technical Specs


| (22 episodes)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


[Testing a new space suit]
Capt. Ezekiel "Zeke" Beaumont, ASCAN: I thought you said these new suits were lighter.
Col. Jack Riles: They are. This one only weighs 200 pounds.
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Referenced in Vienna (2006) See more »

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It never really found its orbit.
6 April 2003 | by Victor FieldSee all my reviews

Some professions lend themselves better to television than others, and that of the pilot (let's face it, astronauts are little more than uber-pilots) is one of them - unless it involves adventure, that is. If it involves straight drama, the problem is that you're challenged to be just as involving when you're grounded as when you're in flight; the only thing anyone remembers about "Spencer's Pilots" is its stirring theme music*, and "Call To Glory" was similarly forgettable.

"The Cape" was no more successful in that respect; to be fair it wasn't really a BAD show - from Corbin Bernsen onwards nobody's acting stunk up the place, and the writing was okay (plus the sight of Bobbie Phillips post-"Murder One" and pre-those "Chameleon" TV movies was never a minus) - but it never really overcame the basic problem of what to do with the characters, and it played far too much like a soap for comfort, except when it launched into space... of course, it would have been too implausible to have a crisis occur every week (in real life, thankfully, accidents in the US space programme are rare), and they didn't. But it was at the expense of making the show more attention-keeping.

Mainly notable as one of the last shows produced by MTM before Twentieth Century Fox swallowed the cat whole - a sad comedown from the days of "Rhoda" and "Hill Street Blues."

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