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Space above and beyond

Space: Above and Beyond is a 1995-96 American sci-fi television series

PlotEdit

to be added When aliens begin attacking human outposts, and working their way towards earth, a squadron of Marine Aviators (space, land, sea, anywhere they are needed), called the Wild Cards put everything on the line to defend their home and humankind. The show depicts the lives, feelings and conflicts of each member of the squadron as they participate in a galaxy wide war to save our species and everything that is worth caring about.

The main tagline was: To lose the war means more than defeat, to surrender is to never go home. ALL of them must rise to the call: Above and Beyond!

CastEdit

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List of EpisodesEdit

Season 1: 1995-1996Edit

Episode
Title Directed by Written by Original US air date
01 (1) "Pilot, Part 1" David Nutter Glen Morgan & James Wong September 24, 1995 (1995-09-24)
When an Earth outpost 16 light-years away is destroyed by an unknown alien force, a group of young United States Marine Corps Space Aviators find themselves on the front lines of an interstellar battle in an attempt to save their home planet.
01 (2) "Pilot, Part 2" David Nutter Glen Morgan & James Wong September 24, 1995 (1995-09-24)
When an Earth outpost 16 light-years away is destroyed by an unknown alien force, a group of young United States Marine Corps Space Aviators find themselves on the front lines of an interstellar battle in an attempt to save their home planet.
02 "The Farthest Man from Home" David Nutter Glen Morgan & James Wong October 1, 1995 (1995-10-01)
When the USS Saratoga passes close to the planet where the Earth colonists were attacked, West goes AWOL with a hammerhead and flies down to the planet in hopes that his girlfriend, Kylen, somehow survived.
03 "The Dark Side of the Sun" Charles Martin Smith Glen Morgan & James Wong October 8, 1995 (1995-10-08)
The Wild Cards attempt to secure a fuel ore mining facility, only to find it overrun by A.I. Silicates.
04 "Mutiny" Stephen Cragg Stephen Zito October 15, 1995 (1995-10-15)
Hawkes and McQueen, both In Vitroes, face a difficult decision when the captain of a space cargo hauler decides to sacrifice his In Vitro cargo in order to save his ship after it comes under attack.
05 "Ray Butts" Charles Martin Smith Glen Morgan & James Wong October 22, 1995 (1995-10-22)
The members of the 58th are suspicious after a tough war veteran, who arrives on the Saratoga with orders to take them on a classified mission, changes the mission's objective once they're behind enemy lines.
06 "Eyes" Felix Alcala Glen Morgan & James Wong October 29, 1995 (1995-10-29)
In an effort to get West to help with an assassination plot, the young marine is told that high-ranking Earth officials knew about the aliens before the colonists were sent to the Vesta Colony. After the UN secretary general is assassinated, the Wild Cards are assigned to protect the new one. All the In Vitroes are given a test (influenced by the Voight-Kampff test in Blade Runner) to determine their loyalty.
07 "The Enemy" Michael Katleman Marilyn Osborn November 5, 1995 (1995-11-05)
The members of the 58th turn on each other after they land on the planet Tartarus and encounter a Chig mind-altering weapon that wreaks havoc on the area of the brain that controls fear.
08 "Hostile Visit" Thomas J. Wright Peyton Webb November 19, 1995 (1995-11-19)
After the 58th captures an alien bomber, McQueen suggests that it would help raise troop morale if they use the vessel to attack the aliens' home planet - a plan that goes horribly wrong.
09 "Choice or Chance" Felix Alcala Doc Johnson November 26, 1995 (1995-11-26)
When the 58th crash-lands on a moon deep in enemy territory and Vansen, West, Damphousse and Wang are captured by Silicates, West discovers one of the other prisoners is Kylen. The Wild Cards attempt to escape from Silicate prison.
10 "Stay with the Dead" Thomas J. Wright Matt Kiene & Joe Reinkenmeyer December 3, 1995 (1995-12-03)
West's plan to lure Chig soldiers into an ambush works, but after he's rescued, no one believes the rest of the 58th is still alive and needs to be rescued too.
11 "The River of Stars" Tucker Gates Marilyn Osborn December 17, 1995 (1995-12-17)
When the Marines are stranded in enemy territory on Christmas day, they receive a cryptic transmission which tells them how to "hitch a ride" back to safety on an incoming comet's orbit.
12 "Who Monitors the Birds?" Winrich Kolbe Glen Morgan & James Wong January 7, 1996 (1996-01-07)
Wounded and all alone in enemy territory, Hawkes struggles to stay alive as he recalls his past In Vitro education and how he was scheduled for termination because he asked too many questions. Cooper undertakes a dangerous covert operation in exchange for a shortened military term.
13 "Level of Necessity" Thomas J. Wright Matt Kiene & Joe Reinkenmeyer January 14, 1996 (1996-01-14)
After experiencing a vision of a soldier's death during a combat mission, Damphousse is investigated by a Psi Corps colonel who is convinced she possesses psychic powers.
14 "Never No More, Part 1" James Charleston Glen Morgan & James Wong February 4, 1996 (1996-02-04)
Vansen encounters an old boyfriend as both their divisions volunteer to help hunt down a powerful new Chig vessel which is rumored to be equipped with a cloaking device.
15 "The Angriest Angel, Part 2" Henri Safran Glen Morgan & James Wong February 11, 1996 (1996-02-11)
McQueen, a grounded ex-member of the elite fighter team The Angry Angels, insists that he be allowed to fly a dangerous mission to destroy the Chig's newest spacecraft.
16 "Toy Soldiers" Stephen Posey Marilyn Osborn February 18, 1996 (1996-02-18)
West is upset when his younger brother, who has joined the Marines, shows up on the Saratoga under the command of an inexperienced gung-ho lieutenant.
17 "Dear Earth" Winrich Kolbe Richard Whitley March 3, 1996 (1996-03-03)
The members of the 58th receive letters from home, some with good news, some with bad, while McQueen and Cooper are ordered to appear in a documentary on In Vitroes.
18 "Pearly" Charles Martin Smith Richard Whitley March 24, 1996 (1996-03-24)
On a planet overrun with Chigs, the 58th encounters Major Cyril MacKendrick, the sole survivor of a battalion of the British Coldstream Guards and a tank driver of the US 7th Cavalry in a tank named "Pearly". Wang encounters a Silicate of the model that previously tortured him.
19 "R&R" Thomas J. Wright Jule Selbo April 12, 1996 (1996-04-12)
Suffering from combat fatigue, the 58th is granted liberty aboard the Bacchus, a Rest and Recreational pleasure ship where it's said anything can, and does, happen.
20 "Stardust" Jesus Trevino Howard Grigsby April 19, 1996 (1996-04-19)
A mysterious mission the 58th is assigned to carry out nearly turns to disaster when the Earth ship the Corps members are ordered to escort suddenly locks on their Hammerheads and opens fire.
21 "Sugar Dirt" Thomas J. Wright Matt Kiene & Joe Reinkenmeyer April 20, 1996 (1996-04-20)
The 58th struggles to survive on a desolate planet held by the Chigs after the Saratoga must abandon the crew in order to launch an assault that could ultimately save millions of lives.
22 "And If They Lay Us Down To Rest…" Vern Gillum Glen Morgan & James Wong May 26, 1996 (1996-05-26)
The 58th lands on the moon of the Chig's home planet and encounters an extraterrestrial creature which may be an unarmored Chig or an entirely different life form.
23 "…Tell Our Moms We Done Our Best" Thomas J. Wright Glen Morgan & James Wong June 2, 1996 (1996-06-02)
When peace talks on the Saratoga go awry, the 58th flies one last dangerous mission in order to save POWs trapped in transport carriers crippled by the enemy.

International BroadcastsEdit

In Norway, the series was given the name "Skvadron 58" (Squadron 58). In Sweden, its name was "Slaget om Tellus" (The Battle for Tellus). In Denmark, it was called "Rummet år 2063" (Space, year 2063). In Germany (during the first two times, the series was shown on VOX), France, Switzerland and Finland, it was called "Space 2063". In Croatia, it aired under the title Svemirski marinci (Space Marines) and in Hungary it was called "Űrháború 2063" (Space war 2063). In Spain and during the third time, the series was shown in Germany on ProSieben, the name was cut to just "Space" while in Poland it was given the title Gwiezdna eskadra (Star Squadron).

ReferencesEdit

Space: Above and Beyond at Wikipedia

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