Space: Above and Beyond (1995): S01E01 – Pilot


Introduction

Space: Above and Beyond is an American science fiction television show that originally aired on Fox, created and written by Glen Morgan and James Wong.

Originally planned for five seasons, it ran only for the single 1995–1996 season, due to low ratings. It was nominated for two Emmy Awards and one Saturn Award.

Outline

A human colony 16 light-years away is attacked and destroyed by an unknown alien force (the Chigs) while a group of youngsters enlist in the United States Marine Corps. While they train to become aviators, war is declared and human military forces suffer several costly defeats. The recruits are sent on a routine training mission.

Captured enemy information reveals the battle plans of the alien attackers. The half-trained 58th the Wild Cards squadron, based upon the space carrier USS Saratoga is deployed to the far rear. However not everything is as it seems and the inexperienced 58th are suddenly thrown into a desperate battle.

Notes:

  1. Aired as 2-hour movie.
  2. Only titled Omega Squadron.

Space: Above and Beyond Series

You can find a full index and overview of Space: Above and Beyond here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 24 September 1995.
  • Running Time: 60 minutes (per episode).
  • Rating: TV-PG.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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