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Space: Above and Beyond 

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The Earth is embroiled in a desperate war against alien invaders, and this series focuses on one squadron of Marine pilots involved in it.

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Glen Morgan, James Wong
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1996   1995  
Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Morgan Weisser ...  Lt. Nathan West 23 episodes, 1995-1996
Kristen Cloke ...  Lt. Shane Vansen / ... 23 episodes, 1995-1996
Rodney Rowland ...  Lt. Cooper Hawkes 23 episodes, 1995-1996
Joel de la Fuente ...  Lt. Paul Wang 23 episodes, 1995-1996
Lanei Chapman ...  Lt. Vanessa Damphousse 23 episodes, 1995-1996
James Morrison ...  Lt. Col. Tyrus Cassius 'T.C.' McQueen / ... 23 episodes, 1995-1996
Tucker Smallwood ...  Commodore Ross 16 episodes, 1995-1996
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Storyline

The Earth is embroiled in a desperate war against alien invaders, and this series focuses on one squadron of Marine pilots involved in it.

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There's never been a better time to get into space.


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Country:

USA | Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 September 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Above and Beyond See more »

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In Denmark, the series was given the name "Rummet år 2063" (Space, year 2063). See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Lt. Col. Tyrus Cassius "TC" McQueen: [narration] We thought we were alone. We believed the universe was ours. Until one night in 2063, on a Earth colony 16 light-years away, they struck. Now we're at war. We fight when called, in space, on land, and at sea. To lose this war means more than defeat; to surrender is to never go home. All of us must rise to the call... above and beyond.
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Crazy Credits

The credits changed mid-season because of pressure from the network that feared the audience wouldn't know what is going on. The new credits had a narration summarizing the show's story. The producers hated the second version. See more »

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Referenced in Designs for a Future War (2012) See more »

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User Reviews

It was one of the best
3 March 2003 | by AboveandBeyondSee all my reviews

I've seen a lot of comments from people who hate this show, which is surprising. I can understand that it's not for everyone but I can't imagine thinking that someone would dislike it this much. To each his own.

In my opinion, this series was one of the best ever. It explored deeper themes than most shows would dare. It gave a more realistic view of war and the future of Earth than any other scifi or war show I have ever seen. Also, Glen Morgan and James Wong's appreciation of poetry really shows in this series.

If I had to describe "Space: Above and Beyond" in one word: Deep.

You may not believe me, or you may just think that I only say this because I am such a big fan. That's fine. But I truly believe that this show was good while it was on, and had the potential to be something great. Check it out if you can.


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