In this cult fan favorite, it's the year 2063. After 150 years of deep space exploration, the people of Earth feel certain they are alone in the universe. Then word comes that two Earth outposts light-years away from home have been brutally attacked by an advanced alien civilization. Now the new young recruits of the United States Marine Corps Space Aviator Calvary are heading for the front lines of space in the toughest battle the world has even faced.
- imDb Rating: 7.7 (7,090 Votes)
- Metascore: N/A
The Earth is embroiled in a desperate war against alien invaders, and this series focuses on one squadron of Marine pilots involved in it.
- Rated: N/A
- Released: 24 Sep 1995
- Runtime: 60 min
- Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
- Director: N/A
- Writer: Glen Morgan, James Wong
- Actors: Morgan Weisser, Kristen Cloke, Rodney Rowland, Joel de la Fuente
- Language: English
- Country: USA, Australia
- Awards: Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination.
- Total Seasons: 1
...Tell Our Moms We Done Our Best (2)
Episode 1x23; Jun 02, 1996
Tensions increase as the peace talks approach, and Shane realizes that the enemy has learned details of Operation Roundhammer.
1x23: ...Tell Our Moms We Done Our Best (2)
1x22: And If They Lay Us Down to Rest... (1)
1x21: Sugar Dirt
1x19: R & R
1x17: Dear Earth
1x16: Toy Soldiers
1x15: The Angriest Angel (2)
James Morrison as Lt.Col. Tyrus Cassius 'T.C.' McQueen
Joel de la Fuente as Lt. Paul Wang
Morgan Weisser as Lt. Nathan West
Rodney Rowland as Lt. Cooper Hawkes
Kristen Cloke as Lt. Shane Vansen
Lanai Chapman as Lt. Vanessa Damphousse
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|Episode No.||No. Overall||Title||Airdate||Runtime||Summary|
After decades of peace, mankind discovers that it is not alone in the universe and is pulled into a war with an unknown alien species. A group of new recruits in the United States Marine Corp are thrown into the heat of battle. They each joined for there own reason, but in the end they are all fighting for the same thing, Earth and the survival of the human race.
|2||2||The Farthest Man from Home||1995-10-01||60||
A survivor of the attack on the Tellus colony is found, leading West to believe that Kylen is still alive.
|3||3||The Dark Side of the Sun||1995-10-08||60||
A sentry-duty assignment leads the 58th into a confrontation with a battalion of androids, among which are the AIs who murdered Shane's parents.
A mutiny aboard a cargo ship forces Cooper to make a difficult decision.
The 58th is forced to accompany a special-forces commando on what may prove to be a suicide mission---for everyone.
UN officials board the Saratoga for an important conference which will determine the next Secretary General---of the world.
A supply mission goes awry, leaving the 58th stranded in alien territory and suffering from the effects of a mysterious Chig weapon.
|8||8||Hostile Visit (1)||1995-11-19||60||
A commandeered alien ship provides the 58th with information about a Chig outpost, giving Earth forces an opportunity for a Trojan-horse attack against the enemy.
|9||9||Choice or Chance (2)||1995-11-26||60||
The Marines are captured by Silicates after crash-landing in the Cerus System, and are jailed until McQueen and Cooper can rig a radio to call the Saratoga.
|10||10||Stay with the Dead||1995-12-03||60||
A failed mission on an embattled planet leaves Nathan suffering from head trauma and the rest of the 58th presumed dead.
|11||11||The River of Stars||1995-12-17||60||
Christmas Eve finds the 58th in dire straits: its transport vehicle is hurtling uncontrolled into enemy territory.
|12||12||Who Monitors the Birds?||1996-01-07||60||
Hawkes is stranded on an alien world when he accepts an assassination assignment that's supposed to buy him an immediate Honorable Discharge from the Marines.
|13||13||Level of Necessity||1996-01-14||60||
Damphousse experiences a premonition that saves the lives of the 58th---and attracts the attention of a mysterious military branch that wants to exploit her apparent "powers."
|14||14||Never No More (1)||1996-02-04||60||
Part 1 of two. Shane risks her life when she volunteers to fight with another squadron, led by a former boyfriend, against an enemy spacecraft.
|15||15||The Angriest Angel (2)||1996-02-11||60||
Conclusion. McQueen takes on what could be a suicide mission: find and destroy a seemingly invincible Chig superbomber.
West discovers that his brother has enlisted in the Corps and is serving under a gung-ho lieutenant determined to make a name for himself as a soldier.
The arrival of the mail pouch from Earth holds bittersweet significance for each member of the 58th.
Stranded on an embattled planet, the 58th discovers that it must race to reach a rendezvous point in time to save an injured Shane.
|19||19||R & R||1996-04-12||60||
While aboard the pleasure ship Bacchus for some R&R, the 58th receives a a sudden call to action.
The 58th becomes embroiled in a top-secret counter offensive against the Chigs to help ensure the success of Operation Roundhammer.
The 58th is abandoned on a barren planet after a successful attack, leaving the marines to fend for themselves with no food---and no hope of rescue.
|22||22||And If They Lay Us Down to Rest... (1)||1996-05-26||60||
When the 58th is deployed to a moon to complete preparations for a major offensive, they encounter an unknown alien species.
|23||23||...Tell Our Moms We Done Our Best (2)||1996-06-02||60||
Tensions increase as the peace talks approach, and Shane realizes that the enemy has learned details of Operation Roundhammer.
|James Morrison||as Lt.Col. Tyrus Cassius 'T.C.' McQueen|
|Joel de la Fuente||as Lt. Paul Wang|
|Morgan Weisser||as Lt. Nathan West|
|Rodney Rowland||as Lt. Cooper Hawkes|
|Kristen Cloke||as Lt. Shane Vansen|
|Lanai Chapman||as Lt. Vanessa Damphousse|
|Executive Producer||James Wong|
|Executive Producer||Glen Morgan|
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