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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Series cast summary:
...  Lt. Thomas Hobbes 9 episodes, 1999-2000
...  Mike Pinnochio 9 episodes, 1999-2000
...  General Omar Santiago 9 episodes, 1999-2000
...  Florence 7 episodes, 1999-2000
...  Waters 5 episodes, 1999-2000
Vinnie ...  Dexter the Dog 5 episodes, 1999-2000
...  Sophie Green 4 episodes, 1999-2000
...  Inga Fossa 4 episodes, 1999-2000
Cameron K. Smith ...  Republican Guard Soldier 3 episodes, 1999
...  Sergeant Escalante 2 episodes, 2000
...  Captain Wolfe 2 episodes, 2000
Michael David Simms ...  Lt. Colonel Gilovich 2 episodes, 1999
...  Tracker #1 / ... 2 episodes, 2000
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Lt. Hobbes volunteers to test the army's newest tool, a virtual reality training machine code named "Harsh Realm." Once attached to the machine, Hobbes discovers that the VR world is controlled by the renegade soldier Omar Santiago. While Hobbes body remains in a coma, his mind lives on in the VR world, where he must join forces with an underground force in their attempt to overthrow Santiago. Written by Mike Konczewski

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The part of Santiago was written specifically for Terry O'Quinn. See more »

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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 »

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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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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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Featured in Inside 'Harsh Realm' (2004) See more »

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I posted this same review for the Behind the Scenes documentary, so forgive me if you accidentally read it twice...
15 May 2005 | by See all my reviews

Okay, let me start off by saying I'd never heard of Harsh Realm. 1999 was a busy year for me, and when I heard the words "From the creator of the X-Files..." I didn't get to the end of any of the ads before I turned the channel. I never liked the X-Files, and for no particularly good reason. I might never have heard of Harsh Realm, but I work at Wal-Mart, and they got some DVD series in for fifteen bucks, and I thought "Hmmmm." I picked up Dark Angel first, another series I'd never heard of, then, the next week, I gave Harsh Realm a try. I enjoyed all 9 episodes very much, and I enjoyed the special feature's look behind the scenes. It was well put-together, and they didn't spend the whole time yelling about how they were never given a chance and all that, as some people like to do in their commentaries. I only wish the show had had a definitive ending, and, of course, that I had watched episode nine before episode eight, as I was instructed to do. I'm not going to say anything to spoil it, just that if you pick up the DVDs for yourself, you should watch nine, then eight, it gives it more of an "ending" feel, if only slightly....


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