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:
...  Col. Jack Riles 18 episodes, 1996-1997
...  USAF Col. Henry 'Bull' Eckert 17 episodes, 1996-1997
...  Capt. Ezekiel 'Zeke' Beaumont, ASCAN 17 episodes, 1996-1997
...  Mission Specialist Tamara St. James 17 episodes, 1996-1997
...  Marine Pilot Maj. Reggie Warren 17 episodes, 1996-1997
...  NASA Chief PAO Andrea Miller / ... 17 episodes, 1996-1997
...  Navy Pilot Lt. Cmdr. Barbara DeSantos / ... 17 episodes, 1996-1997
...  Peter Engel, ASCAN / ... 17 episodes, 1996-1997
...  D.B. Woods, ASCAN 17 episodes, 1996-1997
...  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)  »

Also Known As:

Countdown X - Alarm im All  »

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| (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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Followed by The Cape: Pilot (1996) See more »

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The Cape was a great show canceled before it's time by so-called network geniuses.
13 April 2008 | by See all my reviews

Unfortunately for viewers, their votes don't count. Shows get canceled due to studio politics. The producers don't invest enough time & money selling new shows to generate enough sponsor support. And, residuals aren't paid on new shows (not in the contract). Thus, great shows get canceled. If production executives, network presidents & studio owners cared about the viewers more than their own paychecks, shows might last long enough to generate a supportive audience. Instead, new shows are launched with limited fanfare, the shows creators are already working on their next big thing, and viewers are left wondering what just happened. Network execs. don't care when a show gets canceled. They just want the bottom line on profits. Thus, we (the viewers) are cheated out of great entertainment. Too bad the networks aren't owned by the viewers...things would change for the better. But, that will NEVER happen. Too bad. I miss The Cape and all other great shows like it, that are systematically replaced by less-appealing shows that cost less to produce. Follow the money, and you can prove this to yourself.

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