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Harsh Realm 

Lt. Hobbes is sent into a VR wargame simulation where he is to terminate a renegade General who has taken control of the program.

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Chris Carter
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Series cast summary:
Scott Bairstow ...  Lt. Thomas Hobbes 9 episodes, 1999-2000
D.B. Sweeney ...  Mike Pinnochio 9 episodes, 1999-2000
Terry O'Quinn ...  General Omar Santiago 9 episodes, 1999-2000
Cameron K. Smith Cameron K. Smith ...  Republican Guard Soldier 9 episodes, 1999-2000
Rachel Hayward ...  Florence 7 episodes, 1999-2000
Max Martini ...  Waters 5 episodes, 1999-2000
Vinnie Vinnie ...  Dexter the Dog 5 episodes, 1999-2000
Samantha Mathis ...  Sophie Green 4 episodes, 1999-2000
Sarah-Jane Redmond ...  Inga Fossa 4 episodes, 1999-2000
Raymond Cruz ...  Sergeant Escalante 2 episodes, 2000
Brad Greenquist ...  Captain Wolfe 2 episodes, 2000
Michael David Simms Michael David Simms ...  Lt. Colonel Gilovich 2 episodes, 1999
Steve Makaj ...  Tracker #1 / ... 2 episodes, 2000
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Lt. Hobbes, a young idealistic Marine who's about to get married, is sent on a top secret mission into "Harsh Realm", a virtual reality world created by the military to run war game scenarios that's identical to his own, to assassinate the renegade soldier Omar Santiago, who has taken control over the game from within and created his own military dictatorship there. In the game, Hobbes meets people like Mike Pinocchio, a tough cynical rogue soldier previously sent on the same mission, Mike's no-nonsense mute female comrade, as well as virtual simulations of the people from the real world including the one based on his real life fiancee. However, he also learns that he is actually trapped in the game along with numerous other soldiers previously sent to kill Santiago. Meanwhile, Hobbes real life fiancee investigates his disappearance with the help of a mysterious female ally with an agenda of her own. Written by Mike Konczewski

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8 October 1999 (USA) See more »

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Harsh Realm - le royaume See more »

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(9 episodes)

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Dolby

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The theme music contains samples of speeches given by Benito Mussolini. See more »

Goofs

In the title sequence, Hobbes's military ID card lists his rank and military pay grade as "LT/03". Hobbes is Army, and that rank/pay grade is consistent for the Navy. See more »

Quotes

Lt. Mel Waters: Can you remind me what we're doing here?
Lt. Thomas Hobbes: Peacekeeping.
Lt. Mel Waters: We're doing a helluva job.
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Crazy Credits

In the closing credits for "Reunion", Steve Makaj is credited as "Dr. Goines" (instead of Serge Houde) as well as "Tracker #1". See more »

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References The Matrix (1999) See more »

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R.I.P. (Thank God!)
29 October 1999 | by revragnarokSee all my reviews

I really love the X-Files and it is a shame that this is the last season for it (1999), but if Carter was trying to transition his fanbase to another show (Millenium ended last season), this was a really bad attempt. Yes, it's similar to The Matrix. And I have heard about a previous comic book. But there really wasn't any "substance" - in the long run he had to defeat the Bad Guy. Big deal. Why should I watch every week? To see the same Goo effect of a "bug" in the VR world? X-Files always leaves another question - "What will happen next?" or "But what about ....?"

Read in the newspaper that FOX picked up on this too, and after three aired episodes - goodbye!


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