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Earth: Final Conflict 

When an alien species comes to Earth bearing boons to Humanity, a few suspicious humans seek to learn and resist the newcomers' true designs.

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Gene Roddenberry
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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 4 wins & 25 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Von Flores Von Flores ...  Ronald Sandoval / ... 110 episodes, 1997-2002
Leni Parker Leni Parker ...  Da'an / ... 92 episodes, 1997-2002
Anita La Selva ...  Zo'or 82 episodes, 1997-2002
Richard Chevolleau Richard Chevolleau ...  Marcus 'Augur' Deveraux 76 episodes, 1997-2002
David Hemblen ...  Jonathan Doors 72 episodes, 1997-2002
Robert Leeshock ...  Liam Kincaid 70 episodes, 1998-2002
Jayne Heitmeyer ...  Renee Palmer 66 episodes, 1999-2002
Lisa Howard ...  Lili Marquette / ... 56 episodes, 1997-2002
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Storyline

An androgynous alien species called the Taelons arrive on earth, claiming to be companions of humanity, putting an end to crime, illness, and famine. Some are suspicious of the Taleons, and form a resistance movement. The resistance soon learned that the force that sustains the Taelons are breaking down, and they are using humans as test subjects in experiments to help save their species. The initial focus of the show was Commander William Boone and his partner, Captain Lili Marquette, who worked for both the Taelons and the resistance. After Boone was killed, the show introduced a new protagonist, Major Liam Kincaid, and began to play on the strengths of its ensemble cast. Written by Ronos

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Germany | Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 October 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

EFC See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Runtime:

(110 episodes)

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Dolby | Stereo

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

The original title for the show was "Battleground: Earth", but the producers changed it because it sounded too much like L. Ron Hubbard's novel, "Battlefield: Earth". See more »

Quotes

Captain William Boone: It was you. You killed my wife.
Agent Ronald Sandoval: You don't have to thank me.
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Referenced in Trek Nation (2011) See more »

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Best Science Fiction Series
9 May 2011 | by Rayne FynoldsSee all my reviews

I'm shocked to see so many negative ratings. Earth Final Conflict presents a storyline in which the concept of humanity is constantly being challenged. Rather than focusing on a battle between "good" and "evil", EFC focuses on the shades of gray in between. If you're looking for a series with loads of scantly-clad alien chicks, explosions and lightsaber battles then this is not the series for you. The strength of this series lies in its social commentary and also in its exploration of refreshing concepts: aliens that are weak and charismatic rather than predatory; strong and unique female characters; cutthroat villains that are somehow tragic and admirable.

As for EFC's weaknesses: William Boone is somewhat monotone in his delivery, yet by the end of the series he still comes across as a likable character. Liam Kincaid is the stereotypically perfect, morally righteous character. While every other character undergoes moments where their moralistic nature fails, Liam comes across as a Jesus figure, which may be accepted by some while scorned by others. It's true that Season 5 completely destroyed the series. It felt like a complex battle of wits and treachery was suddenly transformed into an episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. That said, Season 1-4 presents a science fiction that is fresh and captivating.


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