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Starcom: The U.S. Space Force 

This is a show about heroes, about exploration, conflict, adventure and excitement, set against the backdrop of the colonization of the Solar System.
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Series cast summary:
Philip Akin Philip Akin ...  Col. John 'Slim' Griffin, Starbase Command 13 episodes, 1987
Yank Azman 13 episodes, 1987
Robert Cait ...  Col. Paul 'Crowbar' Corbin (Astro Marines) / ... 13 episodes, 1987
Rob Cowan Rob Cowan ...  Col. James 'Dash' Derringer, Star Wing 13 episodes, 1987
Louis Di Bianco ...  Maj. Romak (SHADO Starmada) 13 episodes, 1987
Don Francks ...  Adm. Franklin Brinkley (Starcom Commander) 13 episodes, 1987
Marvin Goldhar Marvin Goldhar ...  Gen. Von Dar (SHADO Starmada) 13 episodes, 1987
Dan Hennessey Dan Hennessey ...  Maj. Klag (SHADO Starmada) 13 episodes, 1987
Elva Mai Hoover ...  Prof. Malvanna Wilde (SHADO) 13 episodes, 1987
Hardee T. Lineham 13 episodes, 1987
Marla Lukofsky 13 episodes, 1987
Neil Munro Neil Munro ...  SHADO Emperor Dark / ... 13 episodes, 1987
Susan Roman ...  Lt. Kelsey Carver (Starbase Command) 13 episodes, 1987
Linda Sorensen 13 episodes, 1987
John Stocker John Stocker 13 episodes, 1987
Doug Stratton Doug Stratton 13 episodes, 1987
Greg Swanson Greg Swanson 13 episodes, 1987
Christopher Ward Christopher Ward 13 episodes, 1987
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This is a show about heroes, about exploration, conflict, adventure and excitement, set against the backdrop of the colonization of the Solar System.

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It's gonna be one heck of a battle!


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Trivia

The Young Astronauts' Council branch of NASA helped develop the show (based on its line of toys) to try to get kids interested in its space program. See more »

Quotes

Col. John 'Slim' Griffin, Starbase Command: ...I told you we should've gone by the book. "No StarCom member shall, under any circumstances, board an unpowered pod." Section C, sub-paragraph nine.
Col. James 'Dash' Derringer, Star Wing: You're right, Slim. We deserve to be crushed like a sardine can under a steamroller.
Col. Paul 'Crowbar' Corbin: Wait! Maybe I can jury-rig the repellor fields to give us some buoyancy!
Col. James 'Dash' Derringer, Star Wing: I don't know... Is that in the rulebook, Slim?
Col. John 'Slim' Griffin, Starbase Command: It is now! Do it!
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Interesting and engaging kiddie-sci-fi (NASA sponsored?)
2 February 2002 | by ian19_2kSee all my reviews

StarCom as a series was very enthralling to me, at first as a child and on through to my teenage years. It was the first TV series I had ever seen that seemed to accept some sort of science fact into the sci-fi equation. (Naturally, as you may have guessed, Trek is my cup of tea now!)

The characters were easily likeable, the storylines underpinned in real life science (ie. accurate depiction of the gas layers of Jupiter, the temperatures of moons such as Io when in direct sunlight, and so on.)One thing it did really smell of was promotion. If NASA wanted to get kids interested in space sciences, this was the way to do it! Can anyone confirm that??

It also presented a quite possible format of future space exploration: A space station built into one of the asteroids in the rings orbiting Saturn and so on. Great Saturday morning stuff.


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20 September 1987 (USA) See more »

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